Buffalo Bills: Wide reciever Percy Harvin is set to become a Free Agent as his contract voids out this week. The Bills are obviously not looking to continue overpaying for Harvin, and the team is generally unsure of whether or not he even wants to keep playing.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have made a move to stabilize Special Teams by signing long snapper JJ Jansen to an extension. However, the team also lost an important piece as pass rusher Jared Allen has announced his retirement.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have decided that they will not re-sign veteran running back Matt Forte after his contract expired in March. Forte has made it clear he is not retiring and will look for a team that is a Super Bowl contender. The Bears also decided to go ahead and cut offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod to clear up cap space.
Cleveland Browns: Star offensive tackle Joe Thomas has apparently decided not to exercise a contract clause that would allow him to become a free agent, instead suggesting that he intends to give new head coach Hue Jackson a chance at turning the team around first. The Browns are trying to change their image around this season, and that now includes commissioning a Jim Brown statue for the stadium.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys have announced that they will not be using the Franchise Tag this offseason. The team has a number of quality free agents, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
Denver Broncos: Linebacker Brandon Marshall told reporters that he would love to stay in Denver…but not after first telling them that he wants his bank account to grow in the next few months. As for the team, they have made it known that defensive lineman Malik Jackson is currently their next priority in Free Agency.
- Chiefs’ Take: The team being put together in Denver for 2016 is going to be a lot different than the team that won the Super Bowl. While Elway deserves credit for his team of mercenaries approach, it remains to be seen what kind of longevity that system will have.
Detroit Lions: Veteran defensive back Rashean Mathis has announced his retirement from the NFL.
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