Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals made their first real offseason move by issuing out Restricted Free Agent tenders today to multiple players, most notably safety Tony Jefferson.
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons released wide receiver Roddy White. The team’s all-time leading receiver has made it known that he intends to play for another season or two, and indicated he would prefer to play for another team in the same region.
Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens are set to start spending some money. That started with using the Franchise Tag on kicker Justin Tucker, but was quickly overshadowed by the re-signing of Joe Flacco to another huge deal.
The team is also reported to be aggressively going after re-signing guard Kalechi Osemele. The Ravens have also re-signed linebacker Albert McClellan to a three year deal. Of course, all this spending didn’t come without some other costs and the team was forced to part ways with defensive starters Daryl Smith and Chris Canty.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills are reportedly trying very hard to re-sign guard Richie Incognito, but have been frustrated by his agent’s stance. In a move to clear up some cap space, the team has released star pass rusher Mario Williams. While this move provided some cap releif, it was short lived as the Bills also used the Franchise Tag on offensive lineman Cordy Glenn.
Carolina Panthers: As expected, the Panthers have used the franchise tag on corner Josh Norman. This is an expensive move and to help soften the blow, the team has moved on from veteran pass rusher Charles Johnson. With Johnson out and the retirement of Jared Allen, the Panthers are looking for help and brought in former first round pick Quinton Coples. The Panthers also re-signed linebacker Ben Jacobs and offensive lineman Chris Scott to help shore up their depth.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have placed the Franchise Tag on wide reciever Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery had been slated to be the top free agent wide receiver for this offseason.
Cincinnati Bengals: Safety George Iloka has made it clear he intends to test Free Agency, telling reporters that he would love to go play for either Mike Zimmer in Minnesota or Hue Jackson in Cleveland.
- Chiefs’ Take: Iloka is not a likely target for the Chiefs, but his being on the market may help them sign the second or third tier safeties that John Dorsey likes to target, including either (or both) Tyvon Branch or Husain Abdullah.
Cleveland Browns: Browns star center Alex Mack has used a clause in his contract to opt out of his remaining years in Cleveland. It is expected that he will be one of many quality free agents to leave Cleveland this offseason.
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