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NFL News and Rumors
It’s that time again. Free agency is almost here. March 13 at 1 p.m PT. marks the official start of the 2020 league year, but as of Monday, teams could begin negotiations with players who have expiring contracts.
Let’s take a look at your latest NFL News and Rumors as things heat up as the free agency period gets ready to open.
- Being a free agent safety in the NFL is life
- Latavius Murray in, Mark Ingram out
- Is a Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown reunion out of the question?
- Jacksonville finds its next starting QB
Being a safety in free agency is life
It’s a good year to be a free agent safety in the NFL.
As of Tuesday, safety Landon Collins agreed to a six-year, $84 million deal, Tyrann Mathieu made a three year, $42 million agreement with Kansas City, Adrian Amos agreed to a four-year, $37 million deal, Kenny Vaccaro re-signed with Titans for a four-year, $26 million deal and Tashaun Gipson signed with the Texans on a three-year, $22 million contract.
This sets the market for Seahawks free agent Earl Thomas, who reportedly looks to surpass the $13 million average of Eric Berry of Kansas City.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, the Pro Bowl safety wants a deal of two years, $30 million.
Latavius Murray in, Mark Ingram out
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray is reportedly on his way to New Orleans. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Murray will sign a four-year, $14.4 million.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network says Ingram is moving on after contract talks did not yield in a deal. The Saints also found Kamara and Murray a more intriguing pairing for the team moving forward.
The Lions and Ravens have reportedly shown interest in Ingram, the Saints all-time leader in rushing touchdowns scored. This season, Ingram had 645 yards rushing and six touchdowns for New Orleans, despite missing the first four games due to drug suspension.
Is a Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown reunion out of the question?
As free agency begins, there’s no denying former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will have a ton of suitors.
But according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Oakland could be a possible landing spot for Bell, who could join Antonio Brown on the Raiders.
While a Bell-Brown reunion is intriguing for Oakland, It’s unlikely the raiders will sign Bell, as they simply do not have enough real cash to make the deal happen, according Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Jacksonville finds their next starting QB
The Super Bowl LLI MVP is headed to Jacksonville. According to Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars are expected to release quarterback Blake Bortles and sign Nick Foles to a four-year, $88 million deal.
The news of Foles to Jacksonville hasn’t come as a shock to many. The two were rumored companions since John DeFilippo, Foles’ former quarterbacks coach, was hired as the Jaguars offensive coordinator in January.
The Eagles exercised its team option on Foles in February, but failed to offer him the franchise tag, ruining their chances of trading the quarterback to a preferred suitor.