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NFL Free Agency tracker: news, updates for March 19

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The NFL offseason is in full swing, and free agency is heating up quickly. Keep up with the latest news and updates in NFL Free Agency.


Rams release RB Todd Gurley

The Los Angeles Rams have released running back Todd Gurley, the team announced Thursday.

The Rams made the former NFL Offensive Player of the Year the highest-paid running back in NFL history before the 2018 season, awarding him a four-year, $60 million extension, that included $45 million in guarantees. At the time of the extension, Gurley had two seasons remaining on his rookie contract.

The Rams will absorb a $20.15 million dead-money hit if he was released with a pre-June 1 designation. They will save $2.9 in salary cap space.

With a post-June 1 designation, Gurley’s dead money cost will amount to $11.75 million and the team will save $5.5 million in salary cap space.

The Rams can spread the dead-money hit over the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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Kicker Dan Bailey agrees to re-sign with Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings kicker Dan Bailey agreed to re-sign with the team on Thursday. The team did not announced the terms of the contract.

Bailey, who turned 32 in January, completed his second season with the Vikings in 2019. He made 27 of his 29 field goal attempts (93.1%) and was 40-of-44 (90.9%) on point-after attempts.

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Broncos waive QB Joe Flacco

The Denver Broncos have informed former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco that he is being waived with a failed physical designation, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The QB now joins a long list of passers on the market.


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LB De’Vondre Campbell agrees to one-year deal with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell to a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

The signing comes a day after the Cardinals had already bolstered their linebacker corps with the addition of former Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard on a three-year contract, Schefter reported.

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Andrew Billings agrees to deal with Browns, agency says

Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings has agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns, SportsTrust Advisors, the agency that represents him, announced Thursday.

Billings, 25, developed into one of the Bengals’ most reliable interior linemen over the last three seasons, missing just one game over that span.

In 2019, he made 14 starts and tallied 35 tackles, with four of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Despite his presence, the Bengals struggled against the run in 2019, finishing last in the league in rushing defense.

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Dolphins re-up with S Adrian Colbert

The Miami Dolphins are re-signing safety Adrian Colbert to a one-year, $1.775 million deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Colbert was not tendered yesterday as an RFA.

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Bengals continue CB infusion, agree to terms with former Viking Mackensie Alexander

The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with ex-Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander on a one-year, $4 million contract, a source confirms to ESPN’s Ben Baby.

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Eagles land CB Darius Slay, send two 2020 draft picks to Lions

The Philadelphia Eagles have bolstered their secondary with a splash move on Thursday, sending a 2020 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for cornerback Darius Slay, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. There had been speculation about Slay potentially being moved after the Lions agreed to terms with Desmond Trufant on Wednesday, and CB-needy Philly is the team to have reportedly pulled it off.

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Source: Suspended WR Josh Gordon intends to play this season

Wide receiver Josh Gordon intends to play in 2020 as he works his way back from indefinite suspension, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Commissioner Roger Goodell will oversee Gordon’s reinstatement attempt, during which the player must prove he’s making steady progress away from the field.

Gordon, who played for the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks last season, was suspended Dec. 16 for violating the NFL’s policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse, his sixth NFL suspension since the 2013 season.

If reinstated, Gordon would become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. He played 2019 on a one-year deal as a restricted free agent.

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