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Day 1 of the early negotiation period to start NFL free agency brought a flurry of moves. It won't slow down, too. Teams can't sign players until Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT, but the sides can agree to contracts.
Here in the Bay Area, the 49ers and Raiders both have plenty of salary-cap space to work with entering Tuesday. Tune in right here for the latest news, rumors and updates on Day 2 of the early negotiation period.
9:40 p.m. PT: Le'Veon Bell reportedly has picked a new team, but it's not the Raiders.
And there you have it. Raiders were in the hunt today, but Bell commits to the New York Jets. https://t.co/k2L8Rt2YhW— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) March 13, 2019
The 49ers also made a serious pitch to Bell, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported.
Sources said 49ers made a serious push for Le’Veon Bell with a strong offer, Jets came over the top late. Youthful affinity for Curtis Martin/Jers was a factor— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 13, 2019
6:40 p.m. PT: Earl Thomas long has been a 49ers target. But could he join Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland?
CBS Sports' Jason La Confora reported the Browns are feeling good about their chances to land the former Seahawks safety.
Browns feeling good about the chances to land Earl Thomas. Not sitting back at all. Then stack depth by taking best player available through the draft and get used yo hosting prime time games again. It's on in The Land— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 13, 2019
6:03 p.m. PT: ESPN's Josina Anderson reported that the 49ers will acquire Dee Ford from the Chiefs in a trade and give him a new contract.
Sounds like the #49ers will give Dee Ford a multi-year deal once the trade becomes official in the line of 5 years/$87.5M, per source. https://t.co/McLKKxheel— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2019
The 49ers have made their big splash. Will they make another?
5:50 p.m. PT: The 49ers are in conversations with the Chiefs on Dee Ford, and a deal appears imminent. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport has the latest:
The trade is essentially agreed to — Ford for a 2020 2nd round pick. That assumes the #49ers get a deal done with Ford. https://t.co/g4tYK2tWFh— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
5:01 p.m. PT: The Browns are not messing around. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the team has made a trade for Odell Beckham Jr.:
BREAKING: The #Browns have traded for #Giants WR Odell Beckham, sources say. The deal is done. I am not joking.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2019
4:34 p.m. PT: The Steelers are bolstering their defensive backfield with the signing of cornerback Steven Nelson, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.
The #Steelers and free agent CB Steven Nelson agreed to terms on a 3-year deal for $25.5M, source said. Pittsburgh is on the board.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
4:31 p.m. PT: Former Raiders' offensive lineman Jon Feliciano is headed to Buffalo, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.
The @Bills add to their O-line with former Raiders guard Jon Feliciano agreeing to a two-year deal. #BillsMafia— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 12, 2019
4:28 p.m. PT: The Cardinals are adding another former Seahawk in quarterback Brett Hundley, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Former Seahawks’ QB Brett Hundley intends to sign a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
4:24 p.m. PT: J.R. Sweezy is reportedly changing teams, but staying in the NFC West, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.
The #AZCardinals are expected to sign former #Seahawks guard JR Sweezy, sources say. It’s a 2-year deal and another O-line addition for AZ.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
Current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Ian Williams recently called Sweezy the "dirtiest OL [he] ever played against."
2:52 p.m. PT: Add another position to the 49ers' positions of need ... Punter?
The Bucs release their punter and agree to terms with Bradley Pinion, reports @NFLSTROUD. The #49ers selected Pinion in the fifth round of 2015 draft.https://t.co/TnqTkNuVvz— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) March 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Kwon Alexander reportedly is getting paid.
Kwon Alexander (49ers), $54M, $27.5M gtd, $4M signing bonus, $8.5M fourth day 2019 roster bonus, salaries $1.75M (gtd), $11.25M (gtd inj at signing, skill-capp if on roster April 1, 2020; $12.55M, $12.65M, $46,875 per game active annual— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 12, 2019
2:04 p.m. PT: The Raiders agreed with Lamarcus Joyner on Monday, but now we have the details of the agreement. It'll be a four-year, $42 million pact, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Raiders are giving former Rams’ S Lamarcus Joyner a four-year, $42 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
1:30 p.m. PT: One more receiver is off the board. Breshad Perriman is heading to the Browns, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.
Former #Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman is re-signing with the #Browns for 1 year worth $4M, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
1:03 p.m. PT: The NFC Champion Rams have lost another big piece. Offensive lineman Rodger Saffold reportedly is heading to the Titans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Former Rams' OL Rodger Saffold intends to sign a four-year, $44 million deal that includes $22.5 million guaranteed with the Tennessee Titans, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
12:56 p.m. PT: Bradley Roby went to the Broncos, but turns out he reportedly had an offer from the 49ers, too.
Spoke to Bradley Roby. He turned down 3-year offer from Steelers and 1-year offer from 49ers to take one-year, $10 Mil deal with Texans. Browns were also in for a while. Roby: "It's a prove it deal. I feel like I should go back in (the market) while I'm still young.'' #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 12, 2019
Without Roby, the Niners are still in the market for a defensive back. NBC Sports Bay Area's 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco breaks down all of the 49ers' free agency needs here.
12:20 p.m. PT: The Raiders are "in the hunt" for Le'Veon Bell, sources told Scott Bair late this morning.
11: 15 a.m. PT: The Ravens seem to be targeting at least running back other than Bell.
Meanwhile… the #Ravens have been in discussing with RB Mark Ingram on a potential deal, which makes sense as he’s parting ways with the #Saints. They’re the favorites for Ingram.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
10:48 a.m. PT: NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that it appears Le'Veon Bell's decision is down to the Ravens and the Jets.
While the #Jets made a best and final offer to Le’Veon Bell, the #Ravens are still in it, as well, I’m told. And Bell has indicated to some friends around the league how much he likes Baltimore. It seems like Ravens vs. Jets for Bell at the end.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
10:14 a.m. PT: It turns out Anthony Barr will NOT be going to the Jets. The linebacker has decided to return to the Vikings instead, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported.
Plot twist! LB Anthony Barr has decided to agree to terms to remain with the #Vikings, sources say. He will not be a member of the #Jets after all.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2019
10:05 a.m. PT: The Bills are making moves to boost their wide receiver corps. Buffalo has agreed to deals with wideouts John Brown and Cole Beasley, per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.
The #Bills are signing WR Cole Beasley, per @MikeGarafolo. First John Brown, now Beasley.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
3 years, $27M for John Brown and the #Bills. https://t.co/Yu7w5V2xtS— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
9:52 a.m. PT: Le'Veon Bell appears to have made a decision. Where he is headed, however, remains to be seen.
yeahh, spill the beans https://t.co/cjhiRIk4rK— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 12, 2019
7:58 a.m. PT: Three-time Pro Bowl LB Thomas Davis is headed to the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Three-time Pro Bowl LB Thomas Davis intends to sign with the LA Chargers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
7:20 a.m. PT: The big day for Green Bay continues. The Packers are adding edge rusher Preston Smith, ESPN's Rob Demovski reported.
The Packers also are signing Preston Smith, according to a league source. Huge day for the Packers defense.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 12, 2019
6:41 a.m. PT: Jane Slater of NFL Media reported quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be back in New Orleans.
Teddy Bridgewater expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints despite a bigger deal on the table from Miami. I’m told Bridgewater values the locker room culture and prospect of one day becoming the Saints starting QB per source informed. #Saints— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 12, 2019
6:08 a.m. PT: Day 2 is a big one for Green Bay. Rapoport reported the Packers are bringing in former Bears safety Adrian Amos.
The #Packers aren’t done: They are also signing #Bears S Adrian Amos, sources say. Two big deals, two huge additions on D. A former rival comes to Green Bay.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
5:53 a.m. PT: After trying to trade for him years ago, the Packers have agreed to a deal with edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.
The #Packers are expected to bring in a huge addition, bringing in former #Ravens edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, sources say. They tried to trade for him a few years ago, are in prime position to sign him now.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
4:52 a.m. PT: The Browns continue to beef up their defensive line. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the team has agreed to a three-year deal with Sheldon Richardson.
Former Vikings’ DT Sheldon Richardson intends to sign a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns when free agency opens Wednesday, a source tells ESPN.
Cleveland’s opening-day front four now expected to be DE Myles Garrett, DT Larry Ogunjobi, Richardson and DE Emmanuel Ogbah.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019
3:14 a.m. PT: The CJ Mosley era is over in Baltimore. The linebacker is expected to sign a massive contract with the Jets, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported.
Sources: Former #Ravens LB CJ Mosley is expected to sign with the #Jets on a massive 5-year, $85M deal worth $51M guaranteed. That’s $17M per year. It took a lot to leave Baltimore. 💰💰💰— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019