Morris Claiborne is returning to the Jets.
The 28-year-old cornerback agreed to re-sign with Gang Green on Thursday night, according to a source. The deal is for one year and $7 million, according to NFL Network.
That receiving corps affords Chicago the flexibility to avoid reaching for a pass catcher at No. 8, while bringing back Prince Amukamara and likely the transition-tagged Kyle Fuller should settle things at cornerback. Nelson seems to be the ideal option, but Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds could be an option as well.
From purely a standpoint of recognizable names, the Patriots might be taking the most notable hits in free agency. Gone are Solder, cornerback Malcolm Butler, running back Dion Lewis and wide receiver Danny Amendola. However this could be the latest instance of Bill Belichick refusing to become entangled in a bidding war. Left tackle might be a pressing need given that LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming aren’t ideal replacements for Solder, but the Patriots likely won’t stray from their established approach of prizing value and specific traits over mere positional need.
The 49ers had just signed Kilgore, 30, to a three-year, $11.78 million deal that featured $4.83 in guaranteed money on Feb. 14. But this week, they inked former New York Giants?center Weston Richburg to a five-year, $47.5 million deal that included a $9.3 million signing bonus.
Kilgore, who had spent his entire seven-year career with San Francisco, then became expendable, and the Dolphins found themselves in need of a center.
Pouncey had?requested a release, per multiple reports, instead of agreeing to a pay cut to remain with the salary-cap-strapped Dolphins. His release will save the team $7 million.
Tennessee also retained a couple of players. They kept guard Josh Kline with a four-year, $26 million deal, as well as defensive end DaQuan Jones. 6) Kansas City Chiefs Between Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt, the Chiefs already have plenty of offensive weapons around second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes.