Happy New Year! The NFL’s new league year has officially begun and all those deals that we’ve heard about over the last two days can become official.
Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford have switched teams, the New England Patriots have signed everyone including two elite tight ends, Andy Dalton is a Chicago Bear, A.J. Green is heading to the Cardinals. A huge list of players are changing teams in a year when the salary cap was far lower than anticipated due to the pandemic.
As for the Buccaneers, they’ve brought back Shaquil Barrett, Lavonte David, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, extended Tom Brady, and kept Aaron Stinnie in house. Now, they continue to focus their efforts on the remaining players from last season - Ndamukong Suh, Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette, and Ryan Succop - as well as potentially looking outside the building for any additional help. Could future Hall of Famers Larry Fitzgerald and Adrian Peterson be interested in small roles in the pursuit of a title? Could the Bucs bring in former Patriot running back James White to help as a pass-catching back?
Check out the latest free agency buzz in the thread below!
**NOTE: Newest tweets will appear first in the thread so for those of you that continue to check back, you can see the latest information quickly.**
Perennial Pro-Bowl CB Patrick Peterson has reached agreement on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2021
#Panthers FA WR Curtis Samuel is expected to sign with the Washington Football Team on a 3-year deal worth $34.5M, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
The #Bucs are re-signing kicker Ryan Succop to a three-year deal worth $12 million with $6.25M guaranteed, per source. He gets $8.25M over the first two years.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
PK Ryan Succop has signed a 3 year deal with the Bucs.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 17, 2021
The #Buccaneers consider Ndamukong Suh a "priority" to re-sign. He's negotiating without an agent.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 17, 2021
The team is working on a deal to bring him back.
Former Bears' Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who came out of retirement this off-season, is signing a one-year deal worth up to $5 million with the Kansas City Chiefs, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
The #Raiders are signing DL Solomon Thomas to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, per source. A new home for Thomas, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft who’s still only 25.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
Hasson Reddick to the Panthers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
Bucs now have 19 unrestricted free agents who remain unsigned: QB Gabbert, QB Griffin, RB Fournette, RB McCoy, RB Barner, RB Logan, WR Brown, TE Auclair, OT Haeg, OT Wells; DL Suh, DL McLendon, DL Nunez-Roches, LB Bucannon, LB Cichy, CB Cockrell, CB Smith, S Adams, K Succop.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 17, 2021
Bucs did not tender restricted free agent linebacker Jack Cichy, so he's now an unrestricted free agent, though they could bring him back to compete for a roster spot. His first three years limited by a rash of injuries.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 17, 2021
#Vikings announced: agreed to terms with WR Chad Beebe pending the passing of a physical exam.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2021
One QB to monitor: The #Jaguars have received a few calls from teams inquiring about QB Gardner Minshew, source said. The Jax QB room is in flux, and we’ll see where this one goes.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
The #Raiders are re-signing guard Richie Incognito to a one-year deal worth up to $2.62 million, including $1.1M guaranteed, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
The #49ers released WR Marquise Goodwin, according to a league source.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) March 17, 2021
Sources tell me that... @aqshipley is officially back as a coach for the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay @Buccaneers— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 17, 2021
Coach Shipley has reportedly signed a multi year deal with the Bucs.
A key piece to the coaching staff remains in Champa Bay
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Jaguars announce they've re-signed TE James O'Shaughnessy and K Aldrick Rosas. Also confirm the trade to acquire DL Malcom Brown and the 12 previously-reported free agents that have agreed to terms.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) March 17, 2021
#Vikings announce: they agreed to terms with T Rashod Hill, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, LB Nick Vigil.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2021
Raiders are trading C Rodney Hudson and 7th-round pick to Arizona for a 3rd-round pick, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
Effective 4 PM ET today, Carson Wentz can officially become a Colt, Matthew Stafford a Ram, Jared Goff a Lion and all the signings that have been agreed to so far can have pen put to paper.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2021
The NFL's new league year is here, with plenty of business on tap ahead.