18 of our Top 50 free agents are already off the market

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Free agency hasn’t even officially started yet. But it sure feels like it has.

Although teams technically can’t sign away free agents from other teams until the new NFL year starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET, many players are already coming to terms with new teams today.

In fact, so many deals are already done that 18 of our Top 50 free agents are already off the market. That includes two players staying with their current teams, 11 players signing with new teams, and five players who received the franchise or transition tag.

Staying with current team: Drew Brees, Kyle Williams.

Moving to new team: Kirk Cousins, Andrew Norwell, Case Keenum, Allen Robinson, Jarvis Landry, Richard Sherman, Sammy Watkins, Star Lotulelei, Trey Burton, Haloti Ngata, Weston Richburg.

Tagged: Le'Veon Bell, DeMarcus Lawrence, Ezekiel Ansah, Lamarcus Joyner, Kyle Fuller.

Plenty more will happen in the days ahead, but a lot of the action has already taken place, before free agency even officially starts.

26 responses to “18 of our Top 50 free agents are already off the market

  1. “rger says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    That’s actually really good news for teams that are looking for bargains. The overpriced big name guys are gone. The best deals are still to be had.”
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    Or what will happen is the lack of depth in the FA crop this year will mean those available will have more suitors and drive up the asking price. Free agency is not a “market” as it is often referred to, but more of a flea market auction.

  2. logicalvoicesays says:
    March 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    Thank god I’m a Redskins fan. We build through the draft like the championship franchise and culture we are.

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    Championship franchise? The Redskins have will be competing for 4th place in the NFC East for years to come

  3. Thank god I’m a Redskins fan. We build through the draft like the championship franchise and culture we are.
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    I’ll have what he’s having.

  4. Vikings, Broncos and Browns are out now, so who in the world wants AJ Mcarron? For an opportunity to start he’s pretty much left with The Jets, Cardinals and Bills, and any of those teams are likely to be looking to draft someone to groom.

  5. Thank god I’m a Redskins fan. We build through the draft like the championship franchise and culture we are.

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    Hmmm… Albert Haynesworth, Deion Sanders, Dana Stubblefield, Adam Archuleta, Bruce Smith, Jeff George, Antwaan randle El, need I go on?

    BTW…
    Days since the Eagles have won a Super Bowl – 37
    Days since the Redskins have won a Super Bowl – 9543

  6. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    and my lowly Pack strike out again!!
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    I think you meant Vikings instead of Pack. Or did you forget to switch to your Dahmed screenname?

  7. Man, I just don’t get the Vikings logic here. A guy takes you to the NFC title game and you let him go for 16 mil a year and sign a guy who has not proved anything for 28 mil a yr. If this back fires, whoever was the most responsible for this in the Vikings organization needs to go. I love my Vikes, but this just doesn’t seem like a good football decision for the whole team.

  8. taintedsaints2009 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Logical

    Your team just wasted their last 6 seasons and have to start over after letting a franchise quarterback leave.
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    Not sure if you know this, but the Skins traded for a franchise QB to replace Kirk. You can’t tell me Cousins is a better QB than Alex Smith. As a Giants fan, I looked forward to the back breaking interceptions Kirk would throw each game.

  9. chiefsfolife says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Chiefs win!
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    Actually, so far the Browns and Bears win and I am far from a fan of either team. Sammy Watkins will never live up to his Contract.

    Besides, winning the Off-Season never matters. Take it from a loyal Dolphins Fan who knows a thing or two about big signings only to let them walk after the guaranteed money is absorbed and it did not result in more wins.

  10. “Your team just wasted their last 6 seasons and have to start over after letting a franchise quarterback leave.”

    The fact WAS could never get Cousins to agree to a long-term deal is interesting. Did he always want to be the highest paid QB in the league, and therefore force his way out of WAS? Since he started there as 2nd string?

  11. laxcoach37 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    chiefsfolife says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Chiefs win!
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    Actually, so far the Browns and Bears win and I am far from a fan of either team. Sammy Watkins will never live up to his Contract.

    Besides, winning the Off-Season never matters. Take it from a loyal Dolphins Fan who knows a thing or two about big signings only to let them walk after the guaranteed money is absorbed and it did not result in more wins.
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    Kirk is a better QB than Alex. And it’s not even close.

  12. Thank god I’m a Redskins fan. We build through the draft like the championship franchise and culture we are.

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    HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC

    Hmmm… Albert Haynesworth, Deion Sanders, Dana Stubblefield, Adam Archuleta, Bruce Smith, Jeff George, Antwaan randle El, need I go on?

  13. Bears GM Ryan Pace is pulling out all the stops. Contract extension or no, it’s pretty clear he understands that if the Bears don’t start winning a lot more games quickly, and unless Trubisky takes a huge leap forward his 2nd year, he’s a short-timer. Assuming the Bears FA adds stay healthy (never a given in Chicago) and take to Nagy’s system, it would be one of the better FA hauls of any team in the league and by far the best under Pace’s watch.

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