2018 NFL Free Agency Rumors
Stay up to date on what is going on with your favorite team during the 2018 NFL Free Agent Signing Period.
New England Patriots:
- February 27th (Patriots interested in Preston Brown?): Over the years, Buffalo Bills players have been parting from the team for division rival New England Patriots and according to the Boston Herald, Preston Brown could be next. The Patriots defense in 2017 was up and down and out of sync at times. The Patriots currently have Dont’a Hightower their premiere inside linebacker but adding another piece like Brown will certainly boost the middle of the defense. Brown finished with 84 total tackles in 2017 in Buffalo.
- February 15th (Vontae Davis visits Buffalo): Mike Rodak of ESPN tweets that Vontae Davis visited the Buffalo Bills on Thursday. Vontae Davis was released by the Indianapolis Colts back in November after a groin injury came about and him voicing his thoughts on being inactive during week 9’s game vs Houston. Vontae Davis, 29, spent six seasons with the Colts.
- March 12th (Dolphins favorites to land Albert Wilson?): With Jarvis Landry traded to the Cleveland Browns the Dolphins are ready to go forward with Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker as their #1 and #2 wide receivers but finding a #3 is what the team is looking to do in free agency. Albert Wilson, 25, is coming off a career year where he caught 42 receptions for 554 yards and 3 touchdowns. (Source: Ian Rapoport)
New York Jets:
- February 6th (Jets working to resign ASJ?): According to Rich Cimini, the New York Jets are currently working on re-signing free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins. In 2017, Seferian-Jenkins started the season with a two-game suspension but once he came off suspension really stepped up for the Jets on offense. Toward the conclusion of the season, ASJ took a serious step back in his performance. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has constancy issues but could land a multi-year contract with the Jets this offseason. The New York Jets are also showing interest in re-signing cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Demario Davis.
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Los Angeles Chargers:
- February 11th (Jimmy Graham a fit for Baltimore?): According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, impending free agent Jimmy Graham could be a target for the Baltimore Ravens this offseason. The Ravens were struggling offensively last season and tight end was struggling the most. This past season, the Ravens worked with Ben Watson and Maxx Williams but it was Ben Watson who emerged to have the better season. Ben Watson, 37, is a aging tight end and the Ravens could choose not to bring back if he decides to play in 2018. Jimmy Graham, 31, is coming off a double-digit touchdown season (10). Graham would be a big improvement over Watson and Williams should the interest be there and a deal is stuck.
- March 12th (Jaguars interested in Sammy Watkins?): According to Mike Kaye, the Jaguars are interested in free agent wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The Jacksonville Jaguars are allowing Allen Robinson to test the free agent market and Watkins is likely a fallback option should Allen Robinson not re-sign with the team. The Los Angeles Rams are still interested in keeping him around.
- February 21st (Aaron Colvin not expected back in Jacksonville?): Gridiron Now’s Hays Carlyon writes that he does not expect Aaron Colvin to return to the Jaguars in 2018. Aaron Colvin was highly successful this past season for the Jaguars as he finished the season with 37 total tackles while not allowing a single touchdown all season long. This past season, Colvin played behind Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye which left him with not a whole lot of playing time. The Jaguars have decisions to make this offseason and trying to keep Colvin will be tough. Should Colvin hit free agency he will most certainly have a big market.
- February 21st (Colts not expected to keep Gore): CBS Indianapolis writes that they don’t expect the Colts to re-sign aging running back Frank Gore. The Colts are in rebuild mode with a new head coach coming to town and getting younger in the running game could be key. The Colts have a solid chance to head into the draft and selecting Penn State running back Saquan Barkley with the #3 selection this year. A draft re-build is coming this year for the Colts.
- February 6th (Moncrief open to one-year deal): According to ESPN’s Mike Wells, impending free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief could be open to a one-year contract with the Colts. 2017 was a down year for Moncrief and you could blame the quarterback situation for that. With quarterback Jacoby Brissett at the helm in 2017, Moncrief caught 26 receptions for 391 yards and 2 touchdowns. Moncrief along with Kamar Aiken are two key Colts free agents this offseason.
New York Giants:
- February 25th (Cardinals not pursuing Kirk Cousins?): According to Arizona Cardinals beat reporter Mike Jurecki, he is predicting that the Arizona Cardinals will not be pursuing top free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. Jurecki would continue by saying that the Arizona Cardinals will instead bring in a couple of veteran quarterbacks. The Arizona Cardinals are currently without any quarterback on the roster and it does not seem likely they will bring back Drew Stanton or Blaine Gabbert in 2018. The Arizona Cardinals are more than likely to draft their quarterback of the future in this year’s draft and bringing in a veteran like Case Keenum, Sam Bradford or Josh McCown would not be bad options in the short term. (Source: Mike Jurecki)
Los Angeles Rams:
- March 5th (Sam Shields visiting Rams on Tuesday): Longtime Green Bay Packers defensive back Sam Shields will be visiting the Rams on Tuesday according to Michael Cohen. The Los Angeles Rams are most certainly in the market for a cornerback this offseason with Trumaine Johnson and Nickell Robey-Coleman heading to free agency. Sam Shields is also slated to meet with the Cleveland Browns this week.
San Francisco 49ers:
- March 10th (Richard Sherman visiting 49ers): This is the first visit as a free agent for Richard Sherman after being released by the Seahawks yesterday. The 49ers are checking in on the progress of Richard Sherman’s recovery and if it going well the 49ers will talk a contract with him. It was also reported that teams like Green Bay, Detroit, Oakland and Houston are all expressing interest in Sherman. This will be something to monitor. (Source: Adam Schefter)
- March 12th (DeMarco Murray to visit Seattle): Since being cut by the Titans, DeMarco Murray has visited the Lions and is now scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks. At 30 years of age, DeMarco Murray’s starting days is dwindling down fast and both Detroit and Seattle could be looking at Murray as a veteran backup. Both team’s could find better options in the upcoming NFL Draft. (Source: Ian Rapoport)
- February 14th (Bears plan to cut Mike Glennon): Mike Glennon will go down as one of the worst free agent signings last season as lasted only one-year of a 3-year, $45 million dollar contract. With Mitchell Trubsiky taking over the helm at quarterback the Bears were not going to allow Glennon, who makes $15 million in 2018 be backup under that much salary. Mike Glennon should get looks on the open market and should return to being a backup quarterback in 2018. (Source: Jeff Dickerson – ESPN Bears)
- February 6th (David Amerson to visit): According to Ian Rapoport, free agent cornerback David Amerson will be visiting the Bears on Wednesday. This is the first known visit for Amerson as it was said that he is scheduled to meet with other teams as well.
- February 14th (Lions interested in Dion Lewis): Ben Volin of the Boston Globe tweets that he won’t be surprised if the Lions express interest in Dion Lewis. Dion Lewis was active in a packed Patriots backfield in 2017 as he accumulated 896 rushing yards on 180 carries and 6 touchdowns. The Detroit Lions have a fairly weak run game and having Lewis and Theo Riddick could be quiet the receiving back tandem in the division.
Green Bay Packers:
- March 4th (Teams looking at Bridgewater as a starter?): ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that multiple teams are showing interest in impending free agent Teddy Bridgewater as a starting quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater returned this past season after missing 2016 due to a terrible ACL injury and appeared in 1 game in a blow out win vs. Cincinnati. With Bridgewater healthy, teams feel comfortable with taking a shot with him. Teams like Arizona, Denver, Cleveland and even Miami are all in need of quarterback help and they could be among the interested.
- February 26th (Vikings won’t use the franchise tag on Keenum): According to Ian Rapoport, the Minnesota Vikings will not use their franchise tag on quarterback Case Keenum. The Minnesota Vikings are going to let Keenum test the free agent market this spring as they are focused on bringing in Kirk Cousins. Should the Vikings lose out on Kirk Cousins the team could still be in play in bringing back Keenum and that is if Keenum remains unsigned as he should have a strong market in free agency. (Source: Ian Rapoport)
New Orleans Saints:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: