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NFL free agency tracker live: Rumors, news as players sign contracts

NFL free agency tracker live: Rumors, news as players sign contracts

Keep your eyes glued to Twitter if you're an NFL fan right now. 

[RELATED: Live updates, news from Day 2 of early negotiations]

The first two days of free agency's early negotiation period brought a flurry of moves. And now, teams can finally sign free agents. 

NFL teams can sign free agents starting Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT. Before then, the two sides can only agree to terms.

Here in the Bay Area, the 49ers and Raiders both have plenty of cap space to work with. Tune in right here for the latest news, rumors and updates on Day 3 of the early negotiation period. 

Wednesday 

4:21 p.m. PT: Former Raiders tight end Jared Cook is scheduled to visit the Saints, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.

The Raiders have a decision to make with Cook, but given they added Brown and Williams on offense, maybe they let him walk.

3:38 p.m. PT: Jimmie Ward is returning to the 49ers on a one-year deal, NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported.

NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco confirmed the agreement. Ward has always been a favorite of the coaching staff, with Kyle Shanahan saying at the combine, "I love Jimme Ward."

3:04 p.m. PT: The 49ers are adding another playmaker to their backfield and are agreeing to a deal with Tevin Coleman, reported ESPN's Adam Schefter.

2:17 p.m. PT: ESPN's Adam Schefter has an update on the Raiders' agreement with Tyrell Williams.

In a press conference introducing Antonio Brown, Jon Gruden offered no comment on the status of the Raiders' negotiations with Williams. 

1:14 p.m. PT: Another safety reportedly has officially hit the market.

Could the 49ers or Raiders come calling? Both teams need help in the secondary ...

1:09 p.m. PT: The Ravens' reshuffling is now official. 

Finally, John Elway has found a QB who did something he couldn't: Beat the 49ers in a Super Bowl. 

1:06 p.m. PT: Happy new (NFL) year! The deals are starting to become official.

12:05 p.m. PT: The Browns reportedly are shopping defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

The 49ers have already traded for Dee Brown, but you can never have too many pass rushers ...

11:45 a.m. PT: Le'Veon Bell seems pretty pumped up about joining the Jets. 

11:03 a.m. PT: The Raiders are adding to their wide receiver corps. Former Chargers wideout Tyrell Williams is heading to Oakland, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

9:53 a.m. PT: The Chargers have a new backup QB for Philip Rivers. Tyrod Taylor is heading to Los Angeles, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.

9:24 a.m. PT: The Ravens aren't done! Baltimore agreed to a three-year deal with running back Mark Ingram, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported. 

9:15 a.m. PT: It turns out Earl Thomas is going to the AFC North after all. The hard-hitting safety reportedly has agreed to a deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

With all of the talent leaving Pittsburgh, the rest of the division is loading up. 

8:06 a.m. PT: Deep breath, 49ers fans. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports the Browns will NOT sign safety Earl Thomas. 

7:57 a.m. PT: Kicker alert! Will Lutz will stay in New Orleans, as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports the two sides have agreed to a five-year deal. 

Watch George Kittle wreak havoc in run game during youth football days

Watch George Kittle wreak havoc in run game during youth football days

Watching George Kittle run with the ball is something of beauty -- and he's been doing it for a long time now.

His wife, Clair, posted on her Instagram story some old-school footage of the 49ers' two-time Pro-Bowl tight end wreaking havoc during his youth football games:

He was running well before he got paid to do it. 

Last season, Kittle ran for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns and was a big part of the success in the Super Bowl LIV run. 

While the 49ers ultimately fell to the Chiefs in the Big Game, Kittle made a promise to ensure he, and the rest of the 49ers, will be back and will get "vengeance."

[RELATED: Kittle tops PFF's best of 2019]

It's nice to see where it all began. The guy is a freak on the field and we're lucky some of us just get to watch and don't have to keep up. 

49ers' Richard Sherman defends Darius Slay during Lions trade rumors

49ers' Richard Sherman defends Darius Slay during Lions trade rumors

Richard Sherman is back on Twitter, and the 49ers star is here to defend a fellow Pro Bowl cornerback. 

Sherman, who has been an advocate for fellow players, is all for Slay defending himself amid rumors the Detroit Lions are looking to trade him

Slay responded to a tweet that showed he has led the NFL in passes defensed since 2017 with 56. Slay reminded everyone that he actually has led the league in that category since 2014, his second professional season. 

Since 2014, Slay has recorded at least two interceptions and 13 passes defensed every season. He led the NFL in interceptions (8) and passes defensed (26) in the 2017 season.

Sherman was ripped by many in the media when he and his wife negotiated his own contract with the 49ers. The former Seattle Seahawk signed a three-year, $39 million contract in March 2018, four months after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

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But Sherman has earned the last laugh. He received a $2 million contract bonus this past season by being named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press. Sherman now has earned all $4 million in incentives in his contract. He already triggered the $1 million bonus for being named to the Pro Bowl and $1 million for playing 90 percent of the snaps this season. 

Even if he never becomes teammates with Slay, Sherman rightfully will take the player's side when it comes to making a living for yourself.