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Here's your nfl.com's top 25 FA with an additional 20 or so snubs. Feel free to throw names in you'd like to see. Who do you think will be the best overall signing? Best value signing? Who do you want YOUR squad to go out and get?

*** Late Additions:

TE Dwayne Allen
LB Jamie Collins
DE Justin Houstan
S Eric Berry

1. Demarcus Lawrence, DE tagged
2. Leveon Bell, RB signs with Jets
3. Jadeveon Clowney, OLB/DE tagged
4. Nick Foles, QB signed with Jaguars
5. Grady Jarrett, DT, Falcons
6. Trey Flowers, DT/DE, Pats signs with Lions
7. Earl Thomas, FS signed with Ravens
8. Dee Ford, OLB/DE Chiefs (probably tagged) traded to 49ers
9. Frank Clark, DE, Seahawks (forget about, will 100% resign to huge deal)
10. Landon Collins, FS signed with R-Words
11. CJ Mosley, MLB Ravens signed with Jets
12. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Vikings
13. Anthony Barr, LB signed with Vikings
14. Ronald Darby, CB Eagles 
15. Tyrann Matheiu, FS signed with Chiefs
16. Lamarcus Joyner, S, signs with Raiders
17. Teddy Bridgewater, QB signs with Saints
18. Preston Smith, LB R-Words signs with Packers
19. NDomakung Suh, DT Rams
20. KJ Wright, LB Seahawks signed with Seahawks
21. Zadarious Smith, OLB Ravens signed with Packers
22. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Lions
23. Daryl Williams, OT, Panthers 
24. Hasean Clinton-Dix, S signed with DAH BEARS
25. Brandon Graham, DE extended with Eagles
26. Jason Verrett CB signs with 49ers
27. Malcolm Brown DT signs with Saints

This next group they had previously placed in alphabetical order

Danny Amendola WR signs with Lions
Kareem Jackson, CB signed with Broncos
Mark Ingram, RB Saints signed with Ravens
Golden Tate, WR Eagles signs with Giants
Stephen Gostkowski, K 
Terrell Suggs, DE/OLB signed with Cardinals
Kwon Alexander, OLB signed with 49ers
Randall Cobb WR
Tevin Coleman RB signed with 49ers
Juwan James, OT Dolphins
Bradley Roby, DB Broncos signed with Texans
Matt Paradis, C Broncos
Jordan Hicks, LB Eagles
Roger Saffold, OG Rams
Clay Matthews LB

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Man having Tyrann Mathieu would make me super happy, but I'd rather have Earl back :(

No thanks to Cobb too injury prone but I'd kinda like Golden Tate back but only if we were allowed to get rid of his attitude.

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There won’t be any tags for quarterback Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles. The quarterback who will forever be remembered as a Super Bowl MVP in Philly is free to go.

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman announced during a news conference at the NFL scouting combine Wednesday that the team is allowing Foles to become a free agent. There was speculation the team would use its franchise tag on Foles and then try to trade him. That option was risky, and might have limited Foles’ options.

Now Foles can entertain all offers. He immediately becomes perhaps the most sought-after free agent on the market, at least by some teams.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws as Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks (96) pressures him during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nick Foles went 4-1 in the playoffs for the Eagles as their starting quarterback in the past two seasons, including a Super Bowl victory in 2018. (AP)

Who will sign Nick Foles?

The team that has to be happiest about Wednesday’s revelation from Roseman is probably the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars and Foles have seemed like the best fit for a while. Had the Eagles tagged Foles, it would have cost the Jaguars significant draft compensation to get Foles in a trade. It will still be expensive for the Jaguars to sign Foles, but that’s more manageable than a big contract and draft picks.

That doesn’t mean the Jaguars will be the only interested team. The Giants should be looking for a long-term replacement for Eli Manning, but who knows what their plans are for that. The Dolphins might need a quarterback if they cut Ryan Tannehill, but reports say they’re more interested in the 2020 or 2021 draft for that. The Broncos might have been a fit, but they made their bed with Joe Flacco already. The Redskins could be an option with Alex Smith’s injury making his future murky, though Foles would be a major second financial investment at quarterback.

Foles leaves Philly as a legend

Wherever Foles plays next, he’ll always be remembered as an Eagle.

When Carson Wentz tore his ACL two seasons ago. Foles led the Eagles through the playoffs and helped win the team’s first Super Bowl. Last season he turned around a bad Eagles season after another Wentz injury and led them to the playoffs and a wild-card round win over the Bears.

Foles will be a legend in Philadelphia forever for his Super Bowl heroics. Now he can cash in during free agency.

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I'm already hearing Combine rumors of a Flowers to Miami deal.  Possibly up to $15M a year.  If that's true, it's a terrible investment, no matter how good the guy is.  The whole idea was to free up wasted cap space  (Branch/Tannehill/Quinn) to rebuild the foundation through the draft and supplement through free agency with solid depth players.  One high-priced free agent doesn't translate to wins when everything is broken.  A turd covered with deodorizer is still a turd.  

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A representative for C.J. Mosley said he has been told that Baltimore will not use its franchise tag on the Ravens' linebacker, per a league source. Mosley expected to be an unrestricted free agent, without a tag.

Falcons placed franchise tag on DT Grady Jarrett, per source.


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Seahawks Place Franchise Tag On Defensive End Frank Clark

Despite the fact that Frank Clark’s rookie contract came to an end after the 2018 season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider made it clear at the NFL Scouting Combine that the defensive end was in their plans for 2019.

“Frankie will be with us, yeah,” Carroll said Thursday. A day earlier, Schneider also said that Clark would be a Seahawk in 2019, and while neither explicitly said it, the implication was that, short of reaching a long-term contract extension prior to Tuesday’s deadline, the Seahawks would place the franchise tag on Clark.

And indeed that’s what the Seahawks did one day before Tuesday’s 1 p.m. PT deadline, designating Clark a franchise player, meaning he’ll play 2019 on a one-year deal worth $17.128 million, per NFL.com, unless the two sides can agree to a long-term deal before July 15, the deadline for signing franchised players to multi-year extensions. If the Seahawks and Clark can’t agree to an extension by July 15, Clark has to play under the one-year tag and the two sides cannot negotiate a new deal until after Seattle’s final regular-season game.

Clark is coming off a 2018 season in which he compiled a team-high and career-best 13.0 sacks, and with 35 sacks in his career, he now ranks 10th on the Seahawks’ all-time list. Clark’s 32 sacks over the past three seasons are ninth-most in the NFL since 2016, trailing only Chandler Jones, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan, Danielle Hunter, Khalil Mack, Calais Campbell and Cameron Jordan.

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The Patriots have officially released veteran TE Dwayne Allen, per source. The move clears $7.3M in cap space.

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Report: Chiefs releasing Justin Houston

Posted by Charean Williams on March 4, 2019, 4:49 PM EST
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The Chiefs are releasing linebacker Justin Houston, Matt Verderame of FanSided reports.

The move is not a surprise as a report last week said the Chiefs would try to trade Houston, with the linebacker’s days in Kansas City numbered one way or the other.

Houston is scheduled to make $15.25 million in base salary this season. A pre-June 1 cut would result in a $7.1 million cap charge.

Houston, 30, was a third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2011. He has 78.5 career sacks and 14 forced fumbles, earning four Pro Bowl berths and one All-Pro honor.

He has not made the Pro Bowl since 2015 and hasn’t had double-digit sacks since a league-best 22 in 2014.

Houston made nine sacks and forced five fumbles in 12 games last season.

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The Browns announced on Wednesday that they have released Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins.

Collins spent the last two-plus seasons with the team after being shipped from New England to Cleveland at the trade deadline in 2016 in exchange for a third-round pick (103rd).

Having originally entered the league as a second-round pick out of Southern Mississippi in 2013, Collins started 41 of the 50 games he played in New England over three-plus seasons.

In his last two-plus years with the Browns Collins started all 30 games he played in, leading Cleveland with 104 tackles in 16 starts this past fall when he also had four sacks, seven QB hits, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

After arriving via trade in Cleveland, Collins signed a four-year contract worth $50 million with a reported $26.4 million guaranteed. He had been set to earn a salary of $10 million in 2019.

Cleveland reportedly attempted to trade Collins both at last season’s deadline and this offseason before finally deciding to simply release the high-paid defender.

When Collins was traded out of New England on Halloween 2016, there were varying reports regarding the reason for his departure. Some claimed it came from his eroding abilities/value on the field and so-called free-lancing ways as he approached the allure of free agency.

Now that he’s made significant money elsewhere and hits the open market at the age of 29, the question will be whether the Patriots might have interest in bringing back the athletic linebacker. There is no question that Collins has unique ability as a versatile defender. In his Pro Bowl season in New England in 2015 he had 5.5 sacks as well as five forced fumbles, offering value again the run, as a pass rusher and in coverage.

The Patriots actually have decent depth at linebacker right now. The unit is led by veterans Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts. A pair of rookies from last year’s draft class, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Christian Sam, finished last season on injured reserve. Bentley not only earned a roster spot as a fifth-round rookie but actually started two of the first three games of last season before being lost to injury.


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The Chiefs moved on from Berry, even with the news that he did not need an additional surgery to clear up his heel injury from a season ago. It’s clear the signing of free agent Tyrann Mathieu ultimately made him expendable.

The release of Berry is a post-June 1 designation. This means the Chiefs will save around $9.5 million on the cap in 2019, but they’ll carry Berry’s cap hit with them until June 1. There will be nearly $7 million in dead money attached to the 2019 season.

Here’s the what the Chiefs had to say about Berry in their press release:

Clark Hunt:

“On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I want to thank Eric for his many contributions to the Chiefs over the last nine seasons. Eric has been a tremendous leader for our football team and an inspiration to so many fans over the years, and we sincerely appreciate all that he has meant to the Chiefs. He will always be an important part of our Chiefs family, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

Brett Veach:

“We continually evaluate every aspect of our football team and we came to the decision that it was in our best interest to release Eric. Knowing what Eric has meant to this organization and this city made this an incredibly difficult decision. We wish him nothing but the best.”

Andy Reid

“I’d like to thank Eric for his contributions to our team and the Kansas City community over the last nine years. Seeing his passion and watching his love for the game has been truly remarkable. He’s a special person, and we wish him the best as his career moves forward.”

Berry will finish his Chiefs career having played in 89 regular-season games. During that time he accumulated 440 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, 51 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five defensive touchdowns. He also played in six postseason games, with two interceptions and six passes defensed.

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