A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BIG NFL SIGNINGS MADE SO FAR

2023-03-14 · 8 min read · NFL/Football
Buffalo Bills Matt Milano and Kansas City Chiefs

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It was a busy Monday in the NFL on March 13, with numerous players changing teams and plenty of big names now off the board.
Negotiations officially began, but many clubs were ready to do more than talk, as we have seen our share of transactions before the NFL year officially begins (March 15).
Here’s a look at some notable moves made among NFL teams thus far.
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo had previously extended linebacker Matt Milano to a two-year deal, keeping him with the Bills until 2026.
The All-Pro made 99 tackles and three interceptions in 2022, the best statistical season of his career.
Punter Sam Martin re-signed for three years on Monday for $7.5 million with $4.115 million in guarantees, while Tyler Matakevich has been inked to a two-year extension, and offensive guard Connor McGovern signed a three-year contract worth $23 million.
Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins made the first big splash on Sunday, adding Jalen Ramsey to their secondary, and on Monday, they got some more defensive pieces and some depth behind center.
Linebacker David Long signed a two-year deal worth $11 million, while former Jets quarterback Mike White will make his way to South Beach to back up Tua next season after starting four games in New York in 2022.
New York Jets
The Jets had previously acquired safety Chuck Clark in a trade with Baltimore for a seventh-round pick last week, while they also re-signed linebacker Quincy Williams to a three-year, $18 million contract which maxes out at $21 million with incentives.
On Monday, they signed kicker Greg Zuerlein to a one-year contract for $3.5 million, and with White now out of the picture, it appears like it’ll be Aaron Rodgers or bust in the days to come.
Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson’s future remains up in the air, but the Ravens are doing everything they can to keep him in Baltimore, placing a non-exclusive franchise tag on him last week, so time will tell if that’s enough incentive for him to stay.
Baltimore announced Monday they had released Calais Campbell, a former All-Pro defensive end who won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2019.
Cincinnati Bengals
Linebacker Germaine Pratt will return to Cincy in 2023, signing a three-year extension worth $21 million.
Cleveland Browns
Edge rusher Obo Okoronkwo signed a three-year, $19 million deal with the Browns, $12.5 million of that being guaranteed, with a max value of $22 million.
Ethan Pocic re-signed with Cleveland for three years and $18 million.
Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are adding an experienced cover man to their secondary, signing former All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson to a two-year deal for $14 million with $5.85 million in guarantees.
Houston Texans
The Texans might have a new starting quarterback next season, adding Case Keenum to the roster for $6.25 million over two years.
They also added wide receiver Robert Woods for the next two seasons on a $15.25 million contract with $10 million fully guaranteed.
Indianapolis Colts
Tyquan Lewis has re-signed a one-year deal with Indy for $2.1 million with a max value of $3.35 million.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Roy Robertson-Harris signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Jags, Evan Engram was franchise-tagged, and C.J. Beathard received a two-year, $4.5 million contract to remain the backup for Trevor Lawrence.
Tennessee Titans
Morgan Cox signed a one-year extension, and Andre Dillard agreed to a four-year, $29 million deal.
Denver Broncos
Sean Payton is starting to build his roster for next season with Denver signing Mike McGlinchey to a five-year $87.5 million deal while also adding Alex Singleton to a three-year $18 million contract.
Ben Powers will be in the Mile-High City for the next four years, signing a $52 million contract, while Chris Manhertz is heading to Denver, as is Jarrett Stidham, with the QB getting a two-year deal worth $10 million.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs added some extra blocking help on Monday, signing former Jaguars offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor to a four-year, $80 million contract, $60 million of which is guaranteed.
Las Vegas Raiders
In addition to adding Jimmy G, the Raiders put a non-exclusive franchise tag on Josh Jacobs last week, signed Marcus Epps to a two-year deal worth $12 million and re-signed Ameer Abdullah to a one-year $1.75 million contract.
Los Angeles Chargers
While rumour has it that Austin Ekeler has requested a trade, the Chargers have made one minor move thus far, re-signing quarterback Easton Stick to a one-year deal for $1.8 million.
Dallas Cowboys
Running back Tony Pollard was given the non-exclusive franchise tag with America’s Team.
New York Giants
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Giants.
Their most notable transaction thus far was the re-signing of quarterback Daniel Jones to a four-year $160 million contract with an additional $35 million in incentives.
They also placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley, re-signed punter Jamie Gillan for two years and $4 million worth up to $5 million in incentives and they also agreed to terms on a four-year $40 million contract with Bobby Okereke, $22 million of which is guaranteed.
Jarrad Davis also re-signed with the G-Men, Rakeem Nunez-Roches agreed to terms, and Sterling Shepard agreed to a one-year $1.3 million contract.
Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles run to the Super Bowl has seen them lose plenty of talented players and coaches, but a couple of pieces are returning next season.
Jason Kelce announced he intends to play with the Eagles in 2023, while Brandon Graham re-signed a one-year deal in Philly for $6 million.
Washington Commanders
The Commanders paid up for Darron Payne, as previously mentioned, while they also claimed Cameron Dantzler off waivers from the Vikings, re-signed another cornerback in Danny Johnson to a two-year $7 million contract and re-signed David Mayo for one year.
Cody Barton is on a one-year, fully guaranteed contract in Washington; Nick Gates agreed to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, while Andrew Wylie will be in the U.S. capital for the next three years, where he will be paid $24 million.
Chicago Bears
After trading the #1 pick to Carolina late last week, the Bears made a big splash Monday, signing linebacker Tremaine Edmunds to a four-year $72 million contract, $50 million of which is guaranteed.
T.J. Edwards signed a three-year deal worth $19.5 million, Nate Davis will be in the Windy City for three years as part of his $30 million contract, and Khari Blasingame agreed to a two-year extension.
Detroit Lions
Cameron Sutton is off to the Motor City as the cornerback committed to the Lions on a three-year $33 million contract, while Alex Anzalone re-signed for three-year and $18.75 million.
Isaiah Buggs re-signed for two years on a deal worth up to $6 million, while Craig Reynolds also re-signed with the Lions.
Green Bay Packers
There’s plenty of buzz surrounding the future of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, but nothing official yet.
The Packers made one minor move so far, re-signing Keisean Nixon to a one-year contract with a max value of $6 million.
Minnesota Vikings
Tight end Josh Oliver has agreed to a three-year deal in Minnesota for $21 million, $10.75 million of which is guaranteed and a max value of $24 million.
Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons added some sure hands to their receiving corps, acquiring tight end Jonnu Smith from the Patriots in exchange for a seventh-round selection this year.
Bradley Pinion has agreed to a three-year deal worth $8.65 million, Jessie Bates signed a four-year $64.02 million contract, David Onyemata agreed to a three-year $35 million deal, Lorenzo Carter re-signed for the next two years, and Chris Lindstrom re-signed for five years and will be earning $105 million.
Carolina Panthers
The Panthers will be the first ones on the clock next month for the NFL draft, but they’re also adding some experienced players for next season.
They have signed Vonn Bell, while Shy Tuttle agreed to a three-year $19.5 million contract and Bradley Bozeman re-signed for three years and will receive $18 million.
New Orleans Saints
Derek Carr will have an experienced backup next season as the Saints are reportedly re-signing Jameis Winston for $8 million with no starting opportunities, per sources.
J.T. Gray signed a three-year deal worth $9.6 million, Tanoh Kpassagnon signed a two-year, $6 million extension, while Juwan Johnson will also be on the Bayou for two years to the tune of $12 million.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baker Mayfield is expected to be the heir apparent to the G.O.A.T. in Tampa, but nothing on that front has yet to be officially announced.
On Monday, the club did re-sign cornerback Jamel Dean for four years and $52 million.
Los Angeles Rams
The only move the Rams have made of note so far was getting rid of Jalen Ramsey, receiving Hunter Long, and a 2023 third-round choice in the draft next month.
San Francisco 49ers
Injuries to the quarterbacking position may have been the only thing preventing San Fran from a Super Bowl appearance last year, and they added another experienced pivot on Monday, signing Sam Darnold from the Carolina Panthers to a one-year contract.
They also plucked Javon Hargrave from the Philadelphia Eagles for four years in a deal worth $84 million.
They re-signed Taybor Pepper and Tashaun Gipson to a three-year deal, respectively, and Kevin Givens has signed a one-year extension.
Seattle Seahawks
So far, the only move of note in Seattle is them bringing back Geno Smith, as previously mentioned, for three years with a max value of $105 million.
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