Free Agency Starts Today and Teams Are ACTIVE
It’s that time of year, free agency officially begins on March 13 at 4 p.m. ET — the official start of the league year. However, teams can begin to enter negotiations with players who have expiring contracts starting Monday at noon ET.
Some teams are being patient and then some are emptying the BANK… Lets check out some early moves….
A week after Dave Gettleman insisted he did not sign Odell Beckham just to turn around and trade him, the Giants general manager has dealt the franchise’s superstar wideout to a team on the rise.
New York has agreed to trade Beckham to Cleveland in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 17 overall) the second of the Browns’ third-round picks (No. 95) and safety Jabrill Peppers, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday, via a source informed of the situation.
After landing Antonio Brown and Trent Brown for the offense, the Raiders were able to help the defense by signing S Lamarcus Joyner to help the secondary. Joyner played both nickel corner and safety for the Rams, but he will be a back-end player for the Raiders. They had to get help back there, so this move makes sense. Now they just need to add help for him and the defense in the draft.
Eagles QB Nick Foles to the Jaguars! If the reported deal of four years, $88 million with $50-million guaranteed is accurate, they paid too much. But I get it. They needed to get the quarterback position solved, and Foles was the guy they felt could do it.
Jaguars DT Malik Jackson to the Eagles~~ Jackson was a good player for the Jaguars for two seasons, but got too light to open the 2018 season and had trouble against the run. He was benched, but played well down the stretch. Great for the Eagles, but a LOSS for the JAGS~
Jaguars S Tashaun Gipson to the Texans!! The Texans lost safety Tyrann Mathieu to the Chiefs, so they replaced him with a cheaper version in Gipson, a player they know well. Gipson is coming off an above-average season from the Jaguars, but they let him go for cap reasons.
The BIG Winner from day 1 is the CLEVELAND BROWNS! Building in all the right directions. Lets see what today BRINGS~