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NFL Rumors: Brady Expected to Sign With Buccaneers With Chargers 'Out of Running'

Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington. 

The move comes after the Chargers believed they were "out of the running" for Tom Brady after making him an offer, according to NFL Network's Jim Trotter. 

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport's reported earlier Tuesday that both the Chargers and Buccaneers each made an offer of at least $30 million per year to the free-agent quarterback. The Brady camp, per Trotter, "has led the Chargers to believe he is going to stay back East because of family considerations."

Brady announced on Tuesday morning that he would be leaving New England after 20 seasons. Shortly after, The MMQB's Albert Breer, reported that it appeared as if the Buccaneers and Chargers were his only two serious suitors.

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One team that is decidedly out is the Dolphins, who did not make Brady an offer, according to Rapoport.

Despite the leads, it appears that Brady won't be making a decision Tuesday, according to NBC Sports' Tom Curran.

Check out the news and rumors from around the NFL:

  • Tom Brady is expected to make a decision this week. His market is" quietly very competitive, but not some crazy bidding war." (Jeff Darlington, ESPN)
  • Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said the team is interested in Brady and spoke with him on Monday, and there is no deal in place. Tampa Bay is waiting to see what Brady decides. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • Philip Rivers to the Colts is "all but done." (Matt Miller, Bleacher Report)
  • The Eagles have released Super Bowl-winning safety Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Cam Newton said on social media that he did not request permission to be traded. The Panthers released a statement earlier on Tuesday saying they granted him permission.
  • The Chargers are potentially interested in Newton. (Josina Anderson, ESPN)
  • The Panthers have expressed a strong interest in Teddy Bridgewater. (Dianna Russini, ESPN)
  • The Patriots are also potentially interested in Bridgewater. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Bears and Bridgewater have already discussed a deal that would make him the starter over Mitchell Trubisky. (Pro Football Talk)
  • Chase Daniel has signed with the Lions. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • The Bears signed defensive end Robert Quinn to a 5-year, $70 million contract with $30 million fully guaranteed. (Ian Rapaport, NFL Network)
  • The Jaguars signed former Browns linebacker Joe Schobert on a 5-year, $53.75 million deal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Dolphins are closing in on a deal for former Bears and Eagles running back Jordan Howard. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Washington signed former Bears linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Linebacker Thomas Davis is reuniting with Ron Rivera and joining Washington, Davis announced on Instagram.
  • The Bengals are adding CB Trae Waynes to their defensive backfield. (Ian Rapoport & Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)
  • Safety Jordan Poyer has signed a two-year, $20 million extension with the Bills. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • FB Derek Watt will sign a deal with the Steelers worth $3.25 million per year. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • CB Darqueze Dennard is headed to the Jaguars on a three-year, $13.5 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. (Ian Rapoport & Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)
  • The Falcons have released RB Devonta Freeman, the team announced Tuesday.
  • The Cowboys are bringing back linebacker Sean Lee, his agent, Mike McCartney, announced.
  • The Jets are signing former Broncos center Connor McGovern to a three-year, $27 million deal that includes $18 million fully guaranteed. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)
  • Safety Tre Boston is staying with the Panthers on a three-year deal, worth $18 million. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
  • The Patriots are signing WR Damiere Byrd to a one-year deal. (Mike Garafolo, NFL Network)
  • The Bills are adding former Seahawks DE Quinton Jefferson to a two-year deal. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Saints and LB Kiko Alonso have agreed to terms on a restricted deal, keeping him in New Orleans. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Former Panthers first-round pick, defensive tackle Vernon Butler is signing with the Bills on a two-year deal worth roughly $16 million. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)