Pos PlayerOld TeamNew TeamStatsRelated PlayersBreakDown
PAndy Lee Unsigned2020: 58 punts, 2,600 yardsArizona DSTThe Arizona Cardinals bring back the 38 year old punter on a one year deal.
CCorey Linsley Unsigned2020 stats: 4 pressures, 1 sackAaron Rodgers, Justin Hebert, Austin EkelerThe Packers had to lose some guys with their cap situation and this is a tough one. Linsley was first team All Pro in 2020 and the 6th graded lineman at any position according to PFF.
CDavid Andrews Unsigned2020: 12 pressures, 2 sacksCam Newton, Damien Harris, Sony MichelArguably the most important returning player for the Patriots, the anchor of the O-line returns on a four year deal.
CAlex Mack Unsigned2020: 17 pressures, 1 sackRaheem MostertThe 49ers make two monster plays for the O-line extending Trent Williams and signing Alex Mack. Between the two players they've been to 14 Pro Bowls. Mack played with coach Shanahan both in Cleveland and Atlanta
CRodney Hudson Unsigned Chase Edmonds, Kyler MurrayThis one is actually a trade but it’s a meaningful offseason move nonetheless. It’s Hudson and a 7th for a 3rd,
PCameron Johnston Unsigned2020: 71 punts, 46.7 Y/P, long 66Houston DSTPerhaps with the all the turmoil in Houston the free agent punter saw a lot of opportunity for work. The deal is 3 years $8 mil.
QBDak Prescott Unsigned2020: in 4 games before injury he was throwing for 422.5 yards per game on 50.25 attemptsAmari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Blake JawrwinThe four games he played last year was a small sample size but he was on pace to shatter the record for both pass attempts and yards in an NFL season. This deal makes him the face of the Cowboys franchise to go along with Zeke Elliott, Amari Cooper, Ceedee Lamb, Tyron Smith, and Zach Martin who are all locked up until at least 2024. The window is now.
QBCam Newton Unsigned2020: 8 Pass TD, 10 INT, 12 rush TDsN'Keal Harry, Jonnu Smith, Jakobi MeyersThe deal is reportedly 1 year, $5 million and heavily laden with incentives, making it about as much of a "prove it" deal as you can imagine. It doesn't preclude New England from drafting a quarterback as well.
QBJameis Winston Unsigned2020: 7 completions, 75 yardsTaysom Hill, Michael Thomas, Alvin KamaraJameis Winston will be back in New Orleans to compete for the starting job. The deal is reportedly for 1 year, $12 million.
QBAndy Dalton Unsigned2020: 10 GMs, 2,170 yards, 14 TDs, 8 INTsMitch Trubisky, Allen RobinsonThe deal is for 1 year $10 million. *Update* Trubisky is gone and Robinson has signed his franchise tender so it looks like Dalton is pretty locked into the starting gig.
QBJacoby Brissett Unsigned2019: 2,942 yards, 18 TDs, 6 INTsTua TagovailoaThis is a 1 year $5 mil deal. Brissett is likely to be the strict backup to Tua with the exception of throwing a random Hail Mary here or there.
QBRyan Fitzpatrick Unsigned2020: 9 GMs, 2,091 yards, 13 TDs, 8 INTsTaylor Heinicke, Kyle AllenThe journeyman QB from Harvard once again lands in a position to compete for a starting job. The deal is for 1 year, $10 million.
QBTyrod Taylor Unsigned2017: 2,199 yards, 14 TD, 4 INTBrandin Cooks, Randall CobbThis becomes far more interesting in light of Deshaun Watson announcing that he has some sort of allegation against him regarding improper behavior with a woman. The Texans now have a solid insurance policy.
QBMitchell Trubisky Unsigned2020: 2,055 yards, 16 TDs, 8 INTJosh Allen, Allen RobinsonWell I guess that settles that. Trubisky not only gone from the Bears but to a team where he has virtually no shot at winning the starting job.
QBMike Glennon Unsigned2020: 1,072 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTDaniel JonesThe Giants have their backup QB now. He lost all 5 games he started for the Jags.
RBAaron Jones Unsigned2020: 201 carries, 1104 yards, 9 TDs / 47 catches, 355 yards, 2 TDsAJ DillonAfter not being tendered the franchise tag many expected Jones could be on the move given the Packers investment last season in second round pick A.J. Dillon yet Jones lands back in Green Bay to be the primary ball carrier for the Packers.
RBKyle Juszczyk Unsigned2020: 19 rec, 202 yards, 17 carries, 64 yards, 2 TDsRaheem MostertKyle Juszcyk becomes one of the highest earning fullbacks in league history with a $27 million extension to stay with San Francisco.
RBCarlos Hyde Unsigned2020: 81 carries, 356 yards, 4 touchdownsJames RobinsonThe reliable backup finds his way to Jacksonville. This should come as a relief to James Robinson owners as there were worse threats lurking in free agency.
RBKenyan Drake Unsigned2020: 239 carries, 955 yards, 10 TDsJosh JacobsWell this one is unexpected. Even if Josh Jacobs gets suspended based on his DUI arrest, the deal is 2 years $11 mil that could go to $14.5 with incentives. That’s a good chunk of change for a “backup”.
RBLeonard Fournette Unsigned2020: 97 carries, 367 yards, 6 TDsRonald JonesThe Bucs have done it - they brought back all 22 starters from the super bowl. Postseason Len returns for 1 year, $3.25 million.
RBJames White Unsigned2020: 34 rec, 496 yards from scrimmage, 3 TDDamien Harris, Sony MichelIt was a tough year for James White and not surprising after having to deal with his parents getting into a serious car accident mid season that killed his father. The Patriots bring back the reliable pass catching back for 1 year, just under $2.5 million.
RBChris Carson Unsigned2020: 141 carries, 685 yards, 5 TDsRashaad PennyThe deal for Carson is reportedly 2 years $10.425 million with a dreaded "void year" in the third year. Using the voided year is about as big of a "mortgaging the future" play as you can make. For fantasy football, Pete Carrol does love his guys so Carson should be a safe play once again.
RBJames Conner Unsigned2020: 721 yards, 6 TD, 35 recChase EdmondsOne year, $1.75 million is a fairly underwhelming contract for Conner considering a guy like Jamaal Williams got 2 years ~$6 million with $3.25 million guaranteed. He’ll likely take the running down work with Edmonds skewing more passing downs.
RBMarlon Mack Unsigned2019: 247 carries, 1,091 yards, I TDsJonathan TaylorMarlon Mack tore his Achilles in the first game of the season in 2020 but the Colts seem to believe in him, bringing him back for 1 years $2 million. Taylor owners can’t be too pleased.
RBDevontae Booker Unsigned2020: 93 att, 423 yards, 3 TDsSaquon BarkleyThe deal is for 2 years, $5.5 million so should amount to a non-threatening depth play behind Saquon Barkley.
RBMalcolm Brown Unsigned2020: 101 carries, 419 yards, 5 TDsMyles Gaskin, Salvon AhmedThe deal is reportedly 1 year, $1.75M, fully guaranteed. He's shown he can play on all three downs so should factor into the RB mix.
RBLamar Miller Unsigned2018: 210 carries, 973 yards, 5 TDsAntonio Gibson, J.D. McKissicLamar Miller hasn't really played much since a devastating knee injury in 2018. He was signed with the WFT last year but never quite made it onto the field. This is a depth play.
RBTheo Riddick Unsigned2020: 5 rec, 43 yardsJosh Jacobs, Kenyan DrakeThe pass catching back returns for $1.175 million, $50K guaranteed.
RBJamaal Williams Unsigned2020: 119 carries, 502 yards, 5 TDsDeAndre Swift, Kerryon JohnsonOn top of the rushing stats, Williams had proved quite serviceable in the pass game. He joins a crowded backfield for 2 years, $7.5 million.
RBMike Davis Unsigned2020: 165 carries, 942 yardds, 6 TDsTodd Gurley, Ito Smith, Brian HillHere's one that makes a lot of sense. Mike Davis for Falcons, 2 years $5.5. He showed he can carry the load backing up CMC and he brings over valuable intel from a division rival. Have to imagine Davis factors in on early down with Todd Gurley in more of a third down, Devonta Freeman role.
RBPhillip Lindsay Unsigned2020: 118 rush, 502 yards, 1 TDDavid JohnsonLindsay has been one of the more successful undrafted free agents, putting up two 1,000 yard seasons with the Broncos. Pass blocking has been the primary issue for the smaller back, grading outside the top 80 RBs all three years and as low as RB141. He signs for 1 year, $3.25 million.
RBMark Ingram Unsigned2020: 72 carries, 299 yards, 2 TDsDavid Johnson, Phillip LindsayThe Houston Texans have now accumulated one of the more annoying committee backfields for fantasy on a team projected to come in dead last by Vegas. Awesome. One year, $2.5 million.
RBMike Boone Unsigned2020: 69 yards from scrimmage, 1 TDMelvin GordonBoone never really got a chance to play much in Minnesota behind one of the best RBs (Dalvin Cook) and one of the best backups (Alexander Mattison). He'll see more daylight in Denver behind Melvin Gordon with Phillip Lindsay gone. The deal is reportedly 2 years, $3.85 million.
RBGiovani Bernard Unsigned2020: 771 yards from scrimmage, 6 TDs, 47 recLeonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Keshawn VaughnGio was simply owed too much money this year and was clearly not willing to negotiate. His unique skillset featuring pass blocking, screens, and dump passes should be reminiscent of James White for Tom Brady in Tampa.
WRJuJu Smith-Schuster Unsigned2020: rec 97, 831 yards, 9 TDsDiontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, James WashingtonFirst thoughts on seeing this contract with the voided years is that the plan is to do a long term deal next year depending on the née cap. Voided years prevent a franchise tag. The slot man is back.
WRKhadarel Hodge Unsigned2020: 11 rec, 180 yardsRashard HigginsThe Browns extended a restricted free agent tender to Hodge which should see him back for the 2021 season.
WRNelson Agholor Unsigned2020: 48 rec, 896 yards, 8 touchdownsCam NewtonThe speedy Agholor has primarily been used as a deep threat during his time with the Eagles and Raiders. He's had issues with drops but can offer explosive plays. His deal is reportedly 2 years, $26 million.
WRKendrick Bourne Unsigned2020: 49 rec, 667 yards, 2 TDsCam NewtonThere are reports that Julian Edelman might not only miss the start of the season but could miss the entire season. Kendrick Bourne played both slot and flanker for the 49ers and offers some help in that department.
WRCorey Davis Unsigned2020: 65 rec, 984 yards, 5 TDsSam Darnold, Jamison Crowder, Denzel MimsThe Jets agreed to give Corey Davis 3 years, $37.5 million with $27 million guaranteed which is a pretty sizable deal for the big split end. He should play wide opposite of Denzel Mims with Jamison Crowder in the slot
WRPhillip Dorsett Unsigned2019: 29 rec, 397 yards, 5 TDsDJ Chark, Laviska ShenaultThe former first round pick lands with the Jags after missing 2020. Given his speed and profile, he will likely be used to stretch the field and take the top off defenses.
WRWill Fuller Unsigned2020: 53 rec, 879 yards, 8 TDsPreston Williams, Mike GesickiFuller put up those numbers in 2020 despite a PED suspension so the talent is there. Besides the suspension he’s also had issues staying healthy. A $1 year, $10 million dollar “prove it” deal makes a lot of sense.
WRKenny Golladay Unsigned2019: 65 catches, 1,190 yards, 11 TDs 2020: 5 GP, 20 catches, 338 yards, 2 TDsDarius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Evan EngramGolladay possesses a unique size/speed combination that allows him to both beat the jam and be a deep threat. He’s a lock to play split end for the G-Men. With Saquon garnering so many targets, there’s likely only room for one more fantasy relevant pass catcher on the team.
WRCurtis Samuel Unsigned2020: 77 rec, 851 yards, 3 TDsRyan Fitzpatrick, Terry McLaurin, Logan ThomasWe probably should have seen this one coming - Curtis Samuel rejoins former coach Ron Rivera in Washington. The deal is for 3 years, $34.5 million. Beyond the receiving stats listed, some may be surprised to realize he had 41 carries for 200 yards and 2 TDs. Dynamic.
WRT.Y. Hilton Unsigned2020: 56 rec, 762 yards, 5 TDsCarson Wentz, Parris Campbell1 year $8 million is a team friendly deal to bring to veteran WR back. He'll line up as flanker across from Michael Pittman with Parris Campbell in the slot.
WRSammy Watkins Unsigned2020: 37 rec, 421 yards, 2 TDMyles BoykinFantasy gamers might not realize it but Sammy Watkins is a fantastic run blocker, grading out in the top 20 WRs in 3 of the last 4 seasons. That’s the real value to Baltimore and why they signed him for 1 year, $6 million with $5 million guaranteed.
WRRashard Higgins Unsigned   
WRAntonio Brown Unsigned   
WRChris Godwin Unsigned2020: 65 rec, 840 yards, 7 TDsTom Brady, Mike EvansFranchise tag. You have to imagine Godwin wanted something similar to his teammate Mike Evans who is due over $16 million this year. As the WR tag is projected to be in the neighborhood, that might not necessarily be out of the question depending how much money the Bucs come out of free agency with.
WRAllen Robinson Unsigned2020: 102 rec, 1,250 yards, 6 TDsMitch TrubiskyFranchise tag. This is a dicey one because ARob's camp claims he has no interest in signing the tag unless they do something at the QB position. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
WRAndre Roberts Unsigned2020: 961 yards, 29 returns of 20+ yardsHouston DSTAndre Roberts has been top 5 in kick return yards for 5 straight years now including leading the league in 2018 and being second in 2020. He signs for 2 years, $5.95 million.
WREmmanuel Sanders Unsigned2020: 61 rec, 726 yards, 5 TDsStefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Josh AllenJohn Brown being released had some fantasy gamers hyped for Gabriel Davis but they may have to pump the brakes on that a little with the veteran coming to town. The deal is 1 year, $6 million.
WRA.J. Green Unsigned2020: 47 rec, 523 yards, 2 TDKyler Murray, Christian KirkEnd of an era for AJ Green in Cincinnati after a tremendous 9 years there. He joins DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and Larry Fitz as part of Kliff Kingsbury's "Air Raid" offense that heavily features 4 WR sets.
WRJohn Brown Unsigned2020: 33 fec, 458 yards,3 TDsHenry Ruggs, Derek Carr, Bryan EdwardsThe speedster battled injuries in 2020 but, when healthy, he was regularly playing 80-90% of the snaps. He should start right away for LV and serve as a mentor to their young WR corps.
WRBreshad Perriman Unsigned2020: 30 rec, 505 yards, 3 TDsTyrell Williams, Jared GoffBreshad Perriman lands with the Lions as the discounted Kenny Golladay replacement at split end for 1 year, $3 million.
WRDavid Moore Unsigned2020: 35 rec, 417 yards, 6 TDsDJ Moore, Robby AndersonMoore signs for 2 years $4.25 million which is incredibly affordable. He’ll do his best to take over the Curtis Samuel role in the offense.
WRKeelan Cole Unsigned2020: 5 rec, 642 yards, 5 TDsJamison CrowderUnusual landing spot given the Jets already have a player that does what Cole does and does it well. Makes you wonder if perhaps there is something else going on with Jamison Crowder. The deal is 1 year $5.5 million.
WRDonte Moncrief Unsigned2018: 48 rec, 668 yards, 3 TDsRandall CobbThe Texans attempt to replace Will Fuller with journeyman Donte Moncrief. There have been flashes. It’s a 1 year deal.
WRJamal Agnew Unsigned2020: 13 rec, 89 yards, 6 rush 33 yardsJacksonville DST3 years, $14.25 million may seem like a steep price until you realize that he had the 3rd most kick return yards while also being top 15 in punt return yards. Only Andre Roberts had more combined return yards. He was first team, all pro as a punt returner in 2017.
WRMarvin Jones Unsigned2020: 76 rec, 978 yards, 9 TDsCollin Johnson, Trevor LawrenceGiven how the veteran has been used throughout his career, it seems likely the setup will be DJ Chark at split end, Marvin at flanker, and Laviska Shenault in the slot. The deal is 2 years, $12.5 million.
WRJosh Reynolds Unsigned2020: 52 rec, 618, 2 TDsRyan Tannehill, Anthony FirkserWith the exit of Brandin Cooks, Reynolds finally got his chance to start and just in time to sign a new 1 year deal. He played 74.5% of his snaps out wide for the Rams so common sense would dictate that he play the Corey Davis role at split end.
WRDeSean Jackson Unsigned2020: 4 games, 14 rec, 236 yards, 1 TDVan Jefferson, Matthew StaffordThe Rams find their replacement for the Brandin Cooks/Josh Reynold field stretcher role. DJax's ability to line up at split end, beat the jam, and go deep will open up the flexibility underneath for flanker Robert Woods and slot guy Cooper Kupp. Van Jefferson will be the "next man up" one again. It's a 1 year deal for the 35 year old.
WRTyrell Williams Unsigned2019: 42 rec, 651 yards, 6 TDBreshad Perriman, Jared GoffTyrell missed the entire 2020 with a torn labrum so the stats to the left are from 2019. The Lions have the most dead cap in the league yet are trying to accumulate comp picks and roll money to the future so 1 year, $4 million for their top WR fits the skeleton crew profile of what they are trying to accomplish - getting a high draft pick in 2022.
WRAdam Humphries Unsigned2020: 23 rec, 228 yards, 2 TDsKelvin Harmon, Cam SimsHumphries played less than half the season battling both COVID and a concussion. He signs for 1 year, $1.19 million and will compete for slot duties.
WRDemarcus Robinson Unsigned2020: 45 rec, 466 yards, 3 TDsMecole Hardman, Byron PringleThere is a void left by Sammy Watkins at split end for the Chiefs which should lead one or both of Robinson and Byron Pringle to get more playing time. He returns for 1 year, just over $1.25 million.
WRKalif Raymond Unsigned2020: 475 return yards, 184 yards from scrimmageJared Goff, Detroit DSTRaymond's primary role with the Titans was returning kicks and, with the departure of Jamaal Agnew, he's in line for that role with Detroit. One year, $1.1275 million.
WRWillie Snead Unsigned2020: 33 rec, 432 yards, 3 TDsHunter RenfrowThe slot man is primarily known for his blocking ability so hasn't been much of a factor in fantasy since he was with the Saints. He signs for the veteran minimum of around $990K with up to $1.1275 in bonuses.
TEJonnu Smith Unsigned2020: 41 catches, 448 yards, 8 TDsDevin Asiasi, Dalton KeeneNew England has struggled to replace Rob Gronkowski since his retirement and subsequent trade to Tampa Bay. Jonnu fits the mold of what New England needs from a starting tight end which is a great run blocker as well as a threat in the passing game, especially in the red zone. Smith was used a lot as a blocker during his time in Tennessee and his contract sets the market for free agent tight ends this offseason.
TERob Gronkowski Unsigned2020: 45 rec, 623 yards, 7 touchdownsTom Brady, OJ HowardGronk receives a 1 year, $10 million deal to play with his pal Tom Brady as the Bucs continue their attempt to bring back as many pieces of their championship team as possible.
TEHunter Henry Unsigned2020: 60 receptions, 613 yards, 4 TDSJonnu Smith, Cam NewtonIn the biggest surprise of the offseason the Pats bring in both the top two free agent tight ends. The offense will likely look similar to the offense run with Gronk and Martellus Bennett or what the Eagles did with Ertz/Goedert. Both Jonnu and Henry got $12.5 mil per year, 4 years for Jonnu and 3 for Henry.
TEGerald Everett Unsigned2020: 41 rec, 417 yards,1 TDWill Dissly, Russell WilsonEverett has played second fiddle to Tyler Higbee his whole career - now he finally gets a chance to be the man. It’s a 1 year, $6 million deal.
TEJared Cook Unsigned2020: 37 rec, 504 yards, 7 TDsDonald Parham, Justin HerbertThe deal is for 1 year $6 million. The 34 year old primary pass catching tight end is probably enough to crush any Donald Parham hype.
TECethan Carter Unsigned2020: 5 rec, 53 yardsMyles GaskinCarter is listed at tight end but he's more of a fullback/tight end hybrid that specializes in blocking off the edge. He signs a three year deal with Miami.
TEAnthony Firkser Unsigned2020: 39 rec, 387 yards, 1 TDRyan Tanehill, Geoff SwaimHe was a restricted free agent so highly likely to come back anyway but they agreed to a deal rather than the tender. With Jonnu Smith, Adam Humphries, and Corey Davis gone, there are targets available and possibly an increased role out of the slot.
TEKyle Rudolph Unsigned2020: 28 rec, 334 yards, 1 TDEvan Engram, Saquon BarkleyThis is a surprisingly big deal for the veteran TE at 2 years $16 mil. Unless Engram is being traded, it looks like they are gearing up for a Goedert/Ertz, Boyle/Andrews style two tight end offense with Engram perhaps taking over for Golden Tate in the slot.
TENick Vannett Unsigned2020: 14 rec, 95 yards, 1 TDAdam Trautman, Alvin KamaraVannett is reportedly joining the Saints on a three year deal. This is good news for dynasty owners of both Adam Trautman and Alvin Kamara. They aren't just going to have one tight end on the roster so replacing Jared Cook and Josh Hill with a blocking TE rather than a pass catcher increases the value of the rest of the players who do catch passes.
TEMarcedes Lewis Unsigned2020: 10 rec, 107 ards, 3 TDsRobert Tonyan, Aaron JonesBlocking tight end Marcedes Lewis is back on a 2 year, $8 million deal. In the pass game he's more of a threat for a random TD here or there than anything so he doesn't hurt Robert Tonyan.
TEDan Arnold Unsigned2020: 32 rec, 431 yards, 4 TDsIan ThomasIan Thomas ran the 9th most routes of any tight end but finished with the 47th most receptions. It would be an understatement to say he ‘wasn’t involved much”. Arnold signs for 2 years, $6 million to help out in the pass game.
KDustin Hopkins Unsigned2020: 79.4% field goal, 93.8% XPWashington DSTThis is reportedly a one year veteran minimum qualifying contract of $2,462,500 million with roughly $1.9 million fully guaranteed
KMatt Prater Unsigned2020: 75% FG, 92.7% XPArizona DSTThe long time Lion joins the Cardinals on a 2 years deal worth $7 million.
KRyan Succop Unsigned2020: 90.3% FG, 91.2% XPTampa Bay DSTThe Bucs bring back another key part of their championship squad with a 3 year, $12 million deal.
DBJalen Mills Unsigned2020: 74 combined tackles, 1 INT, 1 FFNew England DSTThe Patriots will reportedly sign Mills to a 4 year $24 million deal as soon as the league year officially begins. The Patriots are clearly aggressively pursuing free agents in 2021.
DBJohn Johnson Unsigned2020: 105 comb tackles, 1 INTCleveland DSTGiven their cap situation, the writing was on the wall for some Rams free agents and John Johnson ended up being a casualty. The Browns get a great safety, especially in the run game, for 3 years $33.75 mil.
DBWilliam Jackson Unsigned2020: 45 comb tackles, 1 INTWashington DSTThe WFT poach the corner for three years, $42 million. Injuries have been an issue with him missing games in 3 of 4 seasons so far.
DBAnthony Harris Unsigned2020: 104 comb tacklesPhiladelphia DSTIt was a busy year for the veteran free safety with a career high in tackles - 40 more than he's ever had in his 6 year career. The year prior he had 6 interceptions so he's a nice piece at one year $5 million.
DBMarcus Maye Unsigned   
DBShaquill Griffin Unsigned2020: 63 comb tabkles, 3 INTJacksonville DSTThe Jaguars have been some of the biggest spenders thus far during the tampering period and make another big splash with the cornerback at 3 years, $44.5 million.
DBPatrick Peterson Unsigned2020: 61 comb tackles, 3 INTMinnesota DSTAfter playing his entire 10 year career with the Cardinals, Peterson changes scenery. 1 year, $10 million to play for the Vikings.
DBXavier Rhodes Unsigned2020: 42 comb tackles, 2 INT, 1 TDIndianapolis DSTThe 3x pro bowl and 2017 all-pro corner returns to the Colts. 1 year, $6.5 million.
DBRonald Darby Unsigned2020: 55 comb tackles, 16 PDDenver DSTLot of action in the Broncos secondary. First they franchise tagged Justin Simmons and then they let safety Karee Jackson's option expire making him a free agent. Now they've brought in CB Ronald Darby on a 3 year, $30 million deal. Given their cap space it may not be the last move in the secondary for Denver.
DBJustin Simmons Unsigned2020: 96 cob tackles, 5 INTDenver DSTFranchise tag. Simmons had 90 tackles for the third year in a row and he's had multiple interceptions every year he's been in the league. He's clearly worth the tag though I think everyone would prefer a long term arrangement.
DBMarcus Williams Unsigned2020: 59 comb tackles, 3 INTNew Orleans DSTFranchise tag. Marcus Williams has been a solid player for the Saints causing multiple turnovers each year though he's also missed at least a game in three of four years. Perhaps that's why there is hesitation on a long term deal.
DBRayshawn Jenkins Unsigned2020: 84 comb tackles, 1 sack, 2 INTJacksonville DSTAnother splash for JAX DST, they bring on the versatile, run stopping free safety for 4 years, $35 million with $16 million guaranteed.
DBCameron Sutton Unsigned2020: 30 comb tackles, 1 INT, 1 sackSteelers DSTNickel corner/slot cover guy Cam Sutton saw more snaps last year than usual with an injury to Mike Hilton. Hilton signed a deal to go to the Bengals so expect an even bigger role this year. The deal is for 2 years, $9 mil.
DBMike Hilton Unsigned2020: 51 comb tackles, 3 INT, 1 FF, 8 TFLCincinnati DSTHilton played a lot of nickel for the Steelers and is particularly valuable for his run stopping abilities. The impressive stats for 2020 were accumulated in only 3/4 of a season. He received 4 years $24 million.
DBJason Verrett Unsigned2020: 60 combined tackles, 2 INTSan Francisco DSTThe one year extension is reportedly for $5.5 million that turns to $6.5 million if he makes the Pro Bowl. Betting on himself with a short term deal.
DBMichael Davis Unsigned2020: 68 comb tackles, 3 INTLos Angeles Chargers DSTThe CB returns on a deal for 3 years, $25.2 million that is reported to have $15 million guaranteed. A valuable piece in the run and pass game, he had 3 picks including a 78 yard pick-6 in 2020.
DBJ.C. Jackson Unsigned2020: 40 comb tackles, 9 INTNew England DSTJ.C. Jackson was the man oposite of Stephon Gilmore (and in his absence) racking up 9 interceptions and playing the second highest defensive snap share behind only Devin McCourty. The Patriots assigned him a second round tender which is risky but they can always match.
DBJustin Coleman Unsigned2020: 20 comb tacklesMiami DSTThe deal is for one year $2.75 million for the nickel corner that primarily lines up against slot receivers.
DBTroy Hill Unsigned2020: 77 comb tackles, 3 INT, 2 FRCleveland DSTThe cornerback managed to score an impressive 3 touchdowns in 2020 and earned himself a decent pay day this year. The contract is for 4 years, $24 million.
DBKyle Fuller Unsigned2020: 65 comb tackles, 1 INTDenver GSTKyle a Fuller re-unites with former coach Vic Fangio in Denver. 1 year, $1.5M.
DBDesmond King Unsigned2020: 55 comb tackles, 1 FRHouston DSTThe former Charger and Titan signs for 1 year, $3.5 million.
DBLamarcus Joyner Unsigned2020: 66 comb tacklesNew York Jets DSTJoyner signed with the Jets for $4.5 million. Per reports, he gets to play his preferred position of fee safety over slot corner.
DBChidobe Awuzie Unsigned2020: 38 comb tackles, 1 INTCincinnati Bengals DSTThe cornerback has been quite strong in the run game, registering 70+ tackles in back to back seasons in 2018 and 2019. He was on pace for it again in 2020 before getting hurt and only playing 8 games. The deal is 3 years $21.75 mil as the Bengals continue to beef up their defense.
DBJourdan Lewis Unsigned2020: 59 comb tackles, 2 sacksDallas DSTThe Cowboys lost CB Chidobe Awuze to the Bengals but retain Jourdan Lewis. He primarily plays against the slot so they still need an outside CB opposite Trevon Diggs unless they plan to change the way they use Lewis. The deal is 3 years $13.5 million.
DBAdoree' Jackson Unsigned2020: 12 omb tacklesNew York Giants DSTJackson has proven to be a reliable corner when healthy, racking up 70+ tackles in each of his first two seasons. The key words being "when healthy" as he has missed significant time the last two seasons. The deal is 3 years $39 million so not a discount.
DBJustin Hardee Unsigned2020: 8 comb tacklesNew York Jets DSTNot to be confused with wide reciever Justin Hardy, Justin Hardee is a former college WR turned pro CB. He primarily plays special teams and the deal is for 3 years, $6.75 million.
DBKevin King Unsigned2020: 57 com b tackles, 1 FF, 1 FRGreen Bay DSTKevin King had some high profile plays that didn't go his way this year but the year before he had 5 interceptions. The Packers try him at CB again for 1 year $6 mil.
DBKeanu Neal Unsigned2020: 100 comb tackles, 1 INT, 1 FRDallas DSTInjuries have been an issue for Neal with him only playing 4 games over the course of 2018 and 2019 while also missing a game in this past season. But in his three healthy season he’s been a tackle machine registering over 100 tackles in each. Assuming he can start healthy, 1 year $4 million would be a heck of a bargain.
DBAhkello Witherspoon Unsigned2020: 20 comb tackles, 1 INTSeattle DSTThe third round pick struggled to stay in the starting lineup for SF being benched on multiple occasions including the Super Bowl. He gets a fresh start for Seattle at 1 year, $4 million.
DBJanoris Jenkins Unsigned2020: 55 comb tackles, 3 INT, 1 TDTennessee DSTTennessee lost Adoree Jackson to Washington but pick up "Jackrabbit" for two years, $15 million to fill that need.
DBKareem Jackson Unsigned2020: 89 comb tackles, 1 INT, 2 FRDenver DSTThe Broncos retain the run stopping strong safety for 1 year, $5 million. He now has four years in a row registering at least 70 tackles though he is getting up there, having just turned 33 last week.
DBA.J. Bouye Unsigned2020: 23 comb tackles, 6 PDCarolina DSTBouye was hurt in 2020 so only played half the season which has been the knock on him - in 8 years now he has played 16 games one time. He goes to Carolina for 2 years, $7 million.
DBMalcolm Butler Unsigned2020: 100 comb tackles, 4 INTArizona DSTThe former super bowl hero was more involved than he's ever been last year registering 100 tackles and tying a career high 4 picks. He signs with the Cardinals for 1 year, $3.25 million.
LBShaquil Barrett Unsigned2020: 8 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 57 comb tacklesTampa Bay DSTBruce Arians vowed to bring back a number of players during his Super Bowl parade celebration and so far he’s lived up to those remarks bringing back both Chris Godwin and now Shaq Barrett.
LBMatt Milano Unsigned2020: 45 comb tackles, 1 INTBuffalo DSTMilano battled injuries in 2020 and the defense struggled to contain opposing tight ends in his absence. He's a reliable cover linebacker and is reportedly being locked up for the next 4 years at $44M.
LBMatt Judon Unsigned2020: 50 comb tackles, 6 sacksNew England DSTJudon is coming off back to back Pro Bowl seasons for the Baltimore Ravens and provides some much need pressure off the edge for New England. The deal is reported to be 4 years $56M.
LBDennis Gardeck Unsigned2020: 16 comb tackles, 7 sacksArizona DSTCardinals assigned a 2nd round restricted free agent tender to Gardeck.
LBMarkus Golden Unsigned2020: 33 comb tackles, 4.5 sacksArizona DSTGolden left the Cardinals to join the Giants in 2019 but was traded back to the Cardinals last season for a 6th round pick. He elects to stay in Arizona.
LBEzekiel Turner Unsigned2020: 14 comb tacklesArizona DSTThe Cardinals tendered the LB and special teamer as a right of first refusal free agent, likely bringing him back for 2021.
LBBud Dupree Unsigned2020: 31 comb tackles, 8 sacks, 2 FFTennessee DSTOne of the biggest signings of the first day of the tampering period saw Bud Dupree to the Titans. His 2020 stats may not look overly impressive until you realize those were accumulated in only 11 games
LBHaason Reddick Unsigned2020: 63 comb tackles, 12.5 sacks, 6 FFCarolina DSTThat is not a typo. 6 forced fumbles in 2020. The valuable playmaking pass rusher signs a 1 year $8 million deal coming of his breakout season.
LBLeonard Floyd Unsigned2020: 55 comb tackles, 10.5 sacks, 1 FFLos Angeles Rams DSTThis is a big move by the Rams to bring back the edge rusher for their formidable front. The deal is for 4 years, $64 million so he was clearly a priority.
LBLavonte David Unsigned2020: 117 comb tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3 FFTampa Bay DSTThe Bucs said they would bring back the tackle monster and they did. The deal is two years $25 million which feels like a team friendly deal for a dependable guy who has averaged 125 tackles a season over his 9 years and never missed more than 3 games in a season.
LBKevin Pierre-Louis Unsigned2020: 56 comb tackles, 1 sack, 1 FFHouston DSTThe outside linebacker will move to Houston to defend the edge at 2 years, $8 million.
LBKyle Van Noy Unsigned2020: 69 comb tackles, 2 FFNew England DSTAfter being released by the Dolphins, Van Noy retinitis with Bill Belichick in New England. The deal is for 2 years, $13.2 million.
LBTyus Bowser Unsigned2020: 34 comb tackles, 2 sacks, 3 INTBaltimore DSTThey key to the outside linebacker's game is versatility. On top of setting the end he's registered sacks, forced fumbles, interceptions, and even a touchdown. The deal locks him up for 4 years at $22 million.
LBSamson Ebukam Unsigned2020: 31 comb tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 FFSan Francisco DSTThe 49ers sign the outside linebacker to a 2 year $12 million deal. Not only do they bring over some intel from a division rival but the SF Chronicle reports that they believe he could become a more polished player under the 49ers coaching staff.
LBJarrad Davis Unsigned2020: 46 omb, sacksNew York Jets DSTDavis was a full time starter in his first couple years racking up ~100 tackles a season but was more of a rotational player under Matt Patricia. The Jets are converting to a 4-3 defense so I imagine he plays inside linebacker for them. The deal is 1 year $5.5 million.
LBChristian Kirksey Unsigned2020: 77 comb tackles, 2 sack, 2 INTGreen Bay DSTThere was a time when Kirksey was a tackle machine, racking up back to back seasons with 148 and 138 tackles. He's battled injuries as of late but still had 77 tackles in 11 games last year. The deal is 1 year $4.5 million.
DLDavon Godchaux Unsigned2020: 16 combined tackles in 5 gamesNew England DSTThe Pats sure up their defensive line a bit by bringing in the run stuffing Godchaux from rival Miami. The former 5th round pick has 179 combined tackles in 52 career games.
DLRomeo Okwara Unsigned2020: 44 comb tackles, 10 sacksDetroit DSTThe deal is reportedly 3 years, $39 million to stay in Detroit after his breakout season with a career high 10 sacks.
DLYannick Ngakoue Unsigned2020: 23 comb tackles, 8 sacksRaiders DSTThe pass rusher inked a 2 year $26 million deal with Las Vegas. He had previously been franchise tagged by the Jaguars before being traded to the Vikings and then the Raiders. The Raiders only had 21 sacks as a team in 2020, 3rd to last.
DLTrey Hendrickson Unsigned2020: 25 comb tackles, 13.5 sacksCincinnati DSTThe 2020 first team All Pro pass rusher leaves the cap strapped Saints for Cincinnati. The deal is reportedly for 4 years, $60 million. The Bengals were dead last in sacks last season so he's a much needed improvement.
DLDeatrich Wise Unsigned2020: 49 comb tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 FR, 1 TDNew England DSTBill Belichick's spending spree continues bringing back Deatrich Wise Jr. on a 4 year, $30 million dollar deal.
DLMelvin Ingram Unsigned   
DLJadeveon Clowney Unsigned2020: 19 comb tackles, 1 FFCleveland DSTClowney was hurt in 2020 and only played 8 games which explains the stats. At 1 year $8 million, lining Clowney up opposite Myles Garrett now gives the Browns one of the more formidable defensive fronts in the league.
DLIsaac Rochell Unsigned   
DLCarl Lawson Unsigned2020: 36 comb tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 FFNew York Jets DSTThe Jets land a rock solid pass rusher on a 3 year, $45 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. The Bengals had already agreed to terms with all pro pass rusher Trey Hendrickson so Lawson was expendable.
DLDalvin Tomlinson Unsigned2020: 49 comb tackles, 3.5 sacksMinnesota DSTA highly consistent interior defensive lineman, he's yet to miss a game in four years and he's been good for about 50 tackles and a couple sacks. The deal is 2 years, $22 million.
DLMario Edwards Unsigned2020: 17 comb tackles, 4 sacksChicago DSTThe stats may not be eye opening until you realize he produced those on only 238 snaps. A solid piece to bring back for only 3 years $11.5 million.
DLLeonard Williams Unsigned2020: 57 comb tackles, 11.5 sacksNew York Giants DSTFranchise tag. The Giants acquired Williams from their NYC brethren and he had his best season yet in 2020 with 11.5 sacks. Good enough for them to slap the tag on him to keep him around.
DLRoy Robertson-Harris Unsigned2020: 10 comb tacklesJacksonville DSTHe was a rotational player for Chicago but, based on him getting 3 years $24.4 million with JAX, he should be expected to carry a heavier snap load.
DLShelby Harris Unsigned2020: 32 comb tackles, 1 FF, 2.5 sacksDenver DSTThe defensive lineman returns to the Broncos on a 2 year $27 million deal. He was having a bit of a breakout season before a knee injury cut it short.
DLDenico Autry Unsigned2020: 33 combined tackles, 7.5 sacksTennessee DSTAfter racking up 7.5 sacks in 14 games, the pass rusher earned a pay day and got it from the Titans. 3 years, $21.5 million.
DLAustin Johnson Unsigned2020: 18 comb tackles, 1 sackNew York Giants DSTThe Giants bring Johnson back for 1 year, $3 mil. He's more of a rotational piece at nose tackle.
DLCarl Davis Unsigned2020: 3 comb tacklesNew England DSTThe nose tackle suffered a hamstring injury shortly after signing with the team so didn't play much. More of a rotational nose tackle than an every down player.
DLVincent Taylor Unsigned2020: 12 tackles, 1 FRHouston DSTAnother rotational nose tackle signs as Taylor goes from the Browns to Texans for 1 year $2 million. He primarily subs in for run stop situations.
DLJohnathan Hankins Unsigned2020:48 comb tackles, 1 sackLas Vegas DSTStill waiting on the details of the deal beyond the fact that it's for 1 year but the big runstopper will be back in Vegas.
DLSheldon Rankins Unsigned2020: 20 comb tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 FFNew York Jets DSTAt this point its clear that the Jets will convert to the 4-3 defense Robert Saleh used in San Francisco after over a decade as a 3-4 defense. They give Rankings 2 years, $17 mil to be one of those interior defensive linemen.
DLKerry Hyder Unsigned2020: 49 comb tackles, 8.5 sacks, 1 FRSeattle DSTTo start his career Hyder was more of a rotational pass rushing piece only starting 2 games over his first 5 seasons though he did have a bit of a breakout in 2016 with 8 sacks for the Lions. As a full time starter this year with the 49ers he recaptured that with 8.5 sacks and earned himself a 3 year, $16.5 million contract with the division rival.
DLBenson Mayowa Unsigned2020: 24 comb tackles, 6 sacks, 2 FFSeattle DSTOn top of bringing in Kerry Hyder, the Seahawks also bring back Mayowa in a clear bid to beef up their pass rush. The deal is 2 years, $8.8 million.
DLMorgan Fox Unsigned2020: 27 comb tackles, 6 sacks, 1 FFCarolina DSTThe Rams pass rush gets slightly less formidable as the rotational pass rusher leaves for a bigger opportunity. The deal is 2 years, $8.1 million.
DLAdam Butler Unsigned2020: 35 comb tackles, 4 sacksMiami DSTThe Pats and Dolphins essentially swap defensive lineman with Davon Godchaux going to NE and Butler to Miami. Given what the Pats paid Godchaux, they clearly preferred him. The deal is 2 years $7.5 million.
DLHenry Anderson Unsigned2020 Stats: 42 comb, 0.5 sacksNew England DSTThe Jets are converting to a 4-3 so they released the 3-4 DE specialist. He should fit in right in with New Englands 3-4 base. The deal is 2 years, $7 million.
DLLarry Ogunjobi Unsigned2020: 46 comb tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 FFCincinnati DSTInterior players who can get to the quarterback can be difficult to find so Ogunjobi is a solid signing for the Bengals. The deal is 1 year, $6.2 million.
DLCarlos Dunlap Unsigned2020: 32 comb tackles, 6 sacksSeattle DSTHis 87.5 sacks puts him at 57th all time, just behind Jason Pierre-Paul. The Seahawks traded for the talented pas rushed last season and liked him enough to lock him up for another 2 years, $16.6 million.
DLTakkarist McKinley Unsigned2020: 8 comb tackles, 1 sackCleveland DSTHe battled a groin injury for most of 2020 but he had 16.5 sacks and 21 tackles for a loss over his first 3 seasons. He signs with the Browns for 1 year, $4.25 million.
DLJarran Reed Unsigned2020: 38 comb tackles, 6.5 sacks, 1 FFKansas City DSTThe Chiefs poach the pass rushing interior lineman on a 1 year $5.5 million deal. With 6.5 sacks last year and a 10.5 sack season on his resume he should help in the pressure department.
DLMalik Jackson Unsigned2020: 28 comb tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 FRCleveland DSTThe 10 year veteran DT joins the Browns front for 1 year, $3.75 million. His value has primarily been generating pressure from the interior on passing downs and should fit their rotation nicely.
OTJoe Thuney Unsigned2020: 17 pressures, 2 sacksClyde Edwards-Helaire, Patrick MahomesThe Chiefs released lineman Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz earlier this week so Thuney offers some much needed help for their offensive line. The deal is reportedly 5 years, $80 million.
OTCameron Erving Unsigned2020: 6 games played, 8 pressures, 1 sack allowedChristian McCaffreyAfter All Pro tackle Tyron Smith went down, Cameron Erving was called into that role. He battled injuries himself but the Panthers saw enough from him to pair him with new acquisition Pat Elfien on the O-line.
OTTrent Williams Unsigned2020:19 pressures allowed, 4 sacksRaheem Mostert, Jimmy GarapolloTrent Williams's deal to return to the 49ers at 6 years $138 million makes him the highest paid offensive lineman in the history of the league. It runs until he is age 39.
OTAlejandro Villanueva Unsigned   
OTRussell Okung Unsigned   
OTMatt Feiler Unsigned2020: 17 pressures, 2 sacksJustin Herbert, Austin EkelerThe Chargers brought in All Pro center Corey Linsley and now bring in Feilers who is flexible enough to play both tackle and guard. The deal is for 3 years, $21 million.
OTDaryl Williams Unsigned2020: 29 pressures, 7 sacksJosh Allen, Zack Moss, Devin SingletaryThree years, $28 million is an affordable deal for the offensive tackle. His stats might not look amazing but Josh Allen's playstyle also lends itself to pressure and sacks.
OTTaylor Moton Unsigned2020: 20 pressures, 3 sacksChristian McCaffreyFranchise tag. Unlike Robinson, Moton has already signed his franchise tender, agreeing to play this year at least on the tag. The rock solid lineman has started for the team three years in a row now.
OTMike Remmers Unsigned2020: 31 pressures, 2 sacksPatrick Mahomes, a Clyde Edwards-HelaireThe Chiefs bring back their tackle on a deal at $3.5 that can increase to $7.5 million.
OTRiley Reiff Unsigned2020: 11 pressures, 1 sackJoe Mixon, Joe Burrow, Dalvin CookRiley Reiff played left tackle for the Vikings but the Bengals have first round pick Jonah Williams (who has yet to play a full season). The deal is 1 year $7.5 million. The Vikings have now lost their left tackle and blocking TE Kyle Rudolph which isn't great news for Dalvin Cook.
OTKendall Lamm Unsigned2020: 5 pressures, 1 sackDerrick Henry, Ryan TannehillThe Titans bring in veteran Kendall Lamm to play right tackle. The deal is 2 years $6.8 million.
OGPat Elflein Unsigned2020: 6 games started at guardChristian McCaffreyElflein filled in for guard Alex Lewis during the second half of the season for the New York Jets. The stint earned him a shot with the Carolina Panthers.
OGKevin Zeitler Unsigned2020: 16 games, 28 pressures, 2 sacksSaquon Barkley, JK DobbinsEasily one of the best interior offensive lineman available, the Ravens make an immediate splash poaching him from the Giants. Zeitler returns to the AFC North after previously playing for the Bengals and Browns.
OGBrandon Scherff Unsigned2020: 21 pressures, 3 sacksAntonio GibsonFranchise tag. This is the second time the WFT has franchised the 2015 5th overall pick. Seems like a smart move after having his best year yet last season, per PFF but the tag gets more expensive year after year so, at a certain point, you wish you did a long term deal.
OGJames Hurst Unsigned2019-2020: has started 7 games the last two seasonsAlvin Kamara, Latavius MurrayThe Saints bring back the depth lineman at 3 years $9 mil. It's reported the contract can go as high as $13.5 million if Hurst were to become a starter.
OGKyle Long Unsigned Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-HelaireAfter taking the year off, Kyle Long is coming out of retirement to join the Chiefs and chase a ring. It’s a one year deal up to $5 million.