There was a lot of action around the league overnight. The Titans weren’t involved with any of it, so naturally some people are starting to panic. The Chiefs gave Sammy Watkins $16 million a year. $16 MILLION! Look, we all know the potential Watkins has, but that just seems crazy to me. Let’s sit back for a week or so and see what Jon Robinson does before jumping off the ledge.
Updates to follow...
Anthony Hitchens to the Chiefs.
Sammy Watkins to the Chiefs. 30 million guaranteed and 16 million per year.
Final terms of the #Chiefs expected deal for WR Sammy Watkins: 3 years, $48M with $30M fully guaranteed at signing, sources say.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Andrew Norwell to the Jaguars. They can’t just keep signing everyone, right? Right?!
Former Panthers’ G Andrew Norwell intends to sign with the Jaguars on a 5-year deal for $66.5 million, including $30M fully guaranteed, source tells ESPN. He is going to become NFL’s highest paid guard - $13.3 million average.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Allen Robinson to the Bears
Case Keenum to the Broncos.
And just as the first QB domino has fallen with Case Keenum to Denver, the first WR donino now has fallen with Allen Robinson intending to go to Chicago.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE 8:38 AM]- Schefter is reporting that Star Lotulelei is planning on signing with the Bills:
Former Panthers’ DT Star Lotulelei intends to sign a 5-year deal with the Buffalo Bills when free agency opens, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Albert Wilson is headed to the Miami Dolphins. Wilson was expendable after the Watkins signing:
[UPDATE: 8:50 AM] — Not that he ever was, but Drew Brees isn’t going anywhere, officially.
[UPDATE: 9:05 AM] — Danny Woodhead released by the Ravens.
The #Ravens are releasing RB Danny Woodhead, source said, for cap reasons. A gritty dude hits the market and is up for another payday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE: 10:03 AM] — Logan Ryan says he is working the phones recruiting free agents:
Workin the phones Recruiting Come to TN!! TaxFree lol #FreeAgency— Logan Ryan (@RealLoganRyan) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE: 10:45 AM] — Weston Richburg, Trey Burton and Haloti Ngata find new homes.
Former Giants’ C-G Weston Richburg intends to sign a 5-year deal with the SF 49ers when free agency opens, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Former Eagles’ TE Trey Burton intends to sign a 4-year, $32 million deal with the Bears, as @MikeGarafolo reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Former Lions’ DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with Eagles, per @mortreport and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE 10:54 AM]- Kirk Cousins will sign with the Vikings:
Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE 1:23PM]- Danny Amendola leaving the Patriots to join the Dolphins:
Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East... expected to sign with Miami Dolphins per source.— Dan Hellie (@DanHellie) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE 1:26 PM]- You can cross Sam Bradford off the list of potential backups for the Titans:
Sam Bradford intends to sign with Arizona, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
[UPDATE 1:54 PM]- You can also cross Teddy Bridgewater off the list:
[UPDATE 3/14 8:39]- Jerrick McKinnon got PAID:
One of the most surprising deals of free agency will be Jerrick McKinnon's with the 49ers: It is expected to be a four-year deal worth $30 million -- an average of $7.5 million per year, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018
That makes the deal that Jon Robinson gave Dion Lewis look even better!
While we wait — here’s the newest episode of Locked on Titans.
[UPDATE 9:00 AM] — Titans are keeping Josh Kline and David King.
The Titans have agreed to a new contract with DL David King, per source. He was set to become a restricted free agent.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 14, 2018
[UPDATE 9:05 AM] Chase Daniel is off the market.
The #Bears are expected to sign QB Chase Daniel to a 2-year deal worth $10 million, source said. He gets $7 million guaranteed and... it’s voidable after 1 year. That’s huge, in case something happens and he becomes this year’s Nick Foles. He’d be a free agent in 2019.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018
[UPDATE 10:00 AM] Nate Solder gets paid. This will likely set the market for Taylor Lewan.
The #Giants are signing LT Nate Solder to a 4-year deal worth $62M, source said, with $35M guaranteed. The highest paid OL in the NFL.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018
[UPDATE 12:25 PM] Tyrann Mathieu will be released. He’s on the open market.
Cardinals have informed the Tyrann Mathieau The Honey Badger they are releasing him— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 14, 2018