NFL free agents who will be on new teams in 2020

Players changing NFL teams in 2020

A rundown of the free-agent players who will be on new teams come the 2020 NFL season.

Leonard Floyd

A person with knowledge of the situation also confirmed the Rams agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $13 million for pass-rushing linebacker Leonard Floyd. He will be the nominal replacement for Dante Fowler, who joined an exodus of defensive starters from Los Angeles, signing with the Falcons.

Desmond Trufant

Former Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant agreed to a two-year, $21-million deal with the Lions.

After not finding a trade partner, the Falcons cut Trufant, who's been the team's No. 1 cornerback since being drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in 2013.

Cam Newton

The Panthers are parting ways with Cam Newton.

The Panthers agreed to a three-year, $63 million contract with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Carolina general manager Marty Hurney said earlier on Tuesday via Twitter the team is giving the 31-year-old quarterback permission to seek a trade — although the former league MVP responded by saying he never requested one.

“Every year difficult decisions are made and they are never easy,” Hurney said. "We have been working with Cam and his agent to find the best fit for him moving forward and he will always be a Carolina Panther in our hearts.”

Newton was quick to respond to the Panthers on social media, saying he didn't ask for the trade.

“Stop the word play!!” Newton tweeted. “I never asked for it!! There is no dodging this one; I love the Panthers to death and will always love you guys!! Please do not try and play me or manipulate the narrative and act like I wanted this: You forced me into this.”

Newton has battled shoulder and foot injuries the last two seasons and lost his last eight starts for the Panthers.

Jeff Driskel

The Denver Broncos have found Drew Lock’s backup.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Broncos have agreed to a two-year contract with veteran free agent quarterback Jeff Driskel.

So, most teams won't announce official signings Wednesday but wait for their free agents to put pen to paper.

Driskel is a former sixth-round draft pick out of Florida in 2016 who has appeared in a dozen NFL games with the Bengals and Lions.

Cory Littleton

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed with free agent linebacker Cory Littleton on a three-year contract.

A person familiar with the contract says the sides came to agreement on the deal to give the Raiders a major upgrade at linebacker. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract can't be signed until the start of the new league year on Wednesday. NFL Network reported the contract is worth up to $36 million.

Michael Brockers

The Baltimore Ravens fortified their defensive front by obtaining free agent Michael Brockers, who agreed to terms on a three-year contract after spending the first eight seasons of his NFL career with the Rams.

Brockers had a career-high 63 tackles with Los Angeles in 2019, along with three sacks. The 29-year-old defensive tackle played in all 16 games in each of the past three years and did not miss a game in six of seven seasons since his rookie year.

Robert Quinn

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with former All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn, giving them another elite pass rusher to line up opposite outside linebacker Khalil Mack.

Agent Sean Kiernan confirmed the deal, which includes $30 million guaranteed, to the NFL Network on Tuesday. He did not immediately return messages from the Associated Press.

Quinn bounced back with 11 1/2 sacks last year following a trade to Dallas from Miami despite a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. He finished with single-digit sacks the previous four seasons for the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams and the Dolphins. Quinn, who turns 30 in May, had 19 sacks for St. Louis in an All-Pro season in 2013 and had 10 1/2 the following year on the way to his second straight Pro Bowl selection. He has 80 1/2 in nine seasons.

Emmanuel Ogbah

A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah has agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity because the NFL signing period doesn’t begin until Wednesday.

Ogbah had 5-1/2 sacks last year for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. He also spent three years with the Cleveland Browns and has 18 sacks in four seasons.

The Dolphins are using free agency to shore up a pass rush that ranked last in the NFL with 23 sacks in 2019. On Monday they agreed to terms with linebacker Kyle Van Noy and defensive end Shaq Lawson, who each had a career-high 6-1/2 sacks last year.

Christian Kirksey, Rick Wagner

The Green Bay Packers have announced the signings of ex-Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey and ex-Detroit Lions offensive tackle Rick Wagner, who had both been released by their former teams last week.

Kirksey’s agent, Brian Mackler, had confirmed Monday that Kirksey had agreed to terms with the Packers.

The 30-year-old Wagner spent the past three seasons with Detroit after playing four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He has made 87 starts. He made 12 starts last season but dealt with knee problems late in the year.

Kirksey, 27, had 148 tackles in 2016 and 138 more in 2017 for the Browns but played just nine games because of a hamstring injury in 2018 and appeared in only two games last year before going on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine previously worked with Kirksey as the Browns’ head coach from 2014-15.

Jamie Collins

Former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins has agreed to a new three-year deal with the Detroit Lions. Collins’ agent, David Canter, confirmed the pact on Twitter.

Collins, who spent his first three seasons in New England, was traded to Cleveland in 2016. He was cut by the Browns in March 2019 and re-signed by the Patriots. He was a standout for New England last season with a career-high seven sacks and three interceptions.

In Detroit he will be reunited with Lions coach Matt Patricia, who was defensive coordinator during Collins’ first stint in New England.

Blake Martinez, James Bradberry, Levine Toilolo

The New York Giants are using free agency to shore up a defense that was among the worst in the NFL.

New York (4-12) placed a franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams on Monday and over the past 24 hours it has reached contract agreements with Packers middle linebacker Blake Martinez and Panthers cornerback James Bradberry. The Giants also reached an agreement with veteran blocking tight end tight end Levine Toilolo.

The franchise tag on Williams will cost the Giants at least $17 million if he stays. And the team would receive two first-round draft picks from any team signing him.

The Giants will pay Bradberry $45 million over three years, while Martinez gets roughly $30 million over three years. The Giants had $73 million in cap space entering free agency.

Those signings indicate general manager Dave Gettleman will use the draft to get a much-needed offensive tackle.

Bradberry (6-foot-1, 212 pounds) gives the Giants a big cornerback who can match up against any of the league’s tall receivers. The 26-year-old Bradberry missed only four games for Carolina in the past four years, making 268 tackles and eight interceptions, with 47 passes defensed. He started 15 games this past season and had a career-high three interceptions. Bradberry brings experience to a young group of cornerbacks that saw DeAndre Baker, Sam Beal and Corey Ballentine play their first games last season.

Martinez has led the Packers in tackles in three seasons, posting a league-best 155 last year. He has started the last 50 regular-season games for Green Bay, which posted a 13-3 record last season. He also had one interception and a forced fumble.

Entering his eighth season, Toilolo had two receptions for 10 yards in 2019 in 13 games. He also has played with Atlanta and Detroit and appeared in two Super Bowls.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ championship dynasty over the past two decades, appears poised to leave the only football home he has ever had.

The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner posted Tuesday on social media "my football journey will take place elsewhere."

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The comments were the first to indicate the most-decorated player in NFL history would leave New England.

In a two-part message, Brady thanked the Patriots and the fans and said “FOREVER A PATRIOT.”

Marcus Mariota

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr.

A person familiar with the deal said Monday the Raiders reached the deal with the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be signed until the start of the league year on Wednesday.

The Raiders were one of the teams rumored to be in the running for Tom Brady if he decided to leave New England as a free agent. They ended up with Mariota instead to give coach Jon Gruden a proven backup who could also challenge Carr for the starting role.

George Fant

A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets and former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant have agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the contract can't be signed until Wednesday, when the NFL's new league year begins.

ESPN first reported the Jets' agreement with Fant, saying it includes $13.7 million in guaranteed money.

The 27-year-old Fant was signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky in 2016. He has played in 46 games, while starting in 24. The 6-foot-5, 322-pound offensive lineman can play left and right tackle, filling a need at either spot for New York. Both of last year's primary starters -- left tackle Kelvin Beachum and right tackle Brandon Shell -- are unrestricted free agents.

Fant was a power forward for Western Kentucky's basketball team and didn't join the football team until his final season, playing tight end. He converted to tackle after signing with Seattle and became a starter as a rookie.

It was the first move of the legal tampering period for Jets general manager Joe Douglas.

Wes Schweitzer

The Washington Redskins are signing guard Wes Schweitzer. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anoymity because the contract cannot be signed until Wednesday.

Schweitzer figures to compete for the starting left guard job as Washington replaces Ereck Flowers. The Redskins already placed the franchise tag on starting right guard Brandon Scherff.

Schweitzer is going into his fourth NFL season after spending the first three with the Atlanta Falcons.

Kyle Van Noy 

A person familiar with the negotiations says linebacker Kyle Van Noy has agreed to a $51 million, four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The person confirmed the deal on the condition of anonymity because the NFL signing period hasn't begun. Van Noy tweeted "MiamiDolphins" with emojis wearing sunglasses.

Van Noy started the past three seasons for New England and totaled 15½ sacks, including a career-high 6½ last year. He'll upgrade a Miami pass rush that finished last in the NFL in 2019 with 23 sacks.

Stephen Weatherly, Justin Burris

The Panthers have agreed to terms with two free agents — Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly and Browns cornerback Juston Burris.

Weatherly agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal, his agent Blake Baratz announced on Twitter. Weatherly has played in 32 games and started seven in the past two seasons with the Vikings, with 59 tackles and six sacks. He could be a potential replacement for Mario Addison, who is an unrestricted free agent.

Burris announced on Instagram that he is coming home to play for the Panthers. No immediate terms were available on his contract.

Byron Jones

A person familiar with the negotiations says Byron Jones has agreed to a five-year contract worth more than $76.5 million with the Miami Dolphins, which will make him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback.

The person confirmed the deal on condition of anonymity because the NFL free agent signing period hasn't begun.

Last May, the Dolphins made Xavien Howard the league's highest-paid cornerback. It's uncertain whether Jones will replace or be paired with Howard, who has had at least one operation on each knee, most recently in December.

Jones has only two career interceptions and none since 2017, but he has missed just one game in his five NFL seasons, all with Dallas. He was a first-round pick by the Cowboys in 2015 and made the Pro Bowl in 2018.

Jack Conklin

Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press

Conklin, perhaps the best tackle available on this year's market, will get $30 million guaranteed and earn $20 million in his first year, Rosenhaus said. Conklin will only be 28 when the deal expires.

The No. 8 overall pick in 2016, Conklin spent the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He started all 16 games last season and helped block for NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.

The Browns were looking for an upgrade at both tackle spots, and will slot Conklin in on the right side while perhaps drafting one next month. There are some top prospects available in this year's class.

Hayden Hurst

The Atlanta Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade won't be officially announced before the NFL’s business year begins Wednesday.

The Falcons also acquired a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Ravens. Baltimore acquired second and fifth-round picks in this year's draft from the Falcons.

The Falcons needed help at tight end after losing two-time Pro Bowler Austin Hooper to free agency.

The Falcons cut backup tight end Luke Stocker on Monday, one of several moves to clear cap space. The Falcons also cut offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo and are releasing running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Hurst played in 16 games with Baltimore in 2019, including four starts. Early on, it became evident that another tight end, Mark Andrews, would be quarterback Lamar Jackson's favorite option.

Hurst finished with 30 catches — third among Ravens tight ends — for 349 yards and two touchdowns.

DeForest Buckner

The San Francisco 49ers have traded star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year's draft.

A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal and contract can't be finalized until the start of the league year Wednesday.

Shaq Lawson 

A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Shaq Lawson has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL free-agent signing period hasn't started. The contract could be worth up to $36 million, and $21 million will be guaranteed.

Lawson spent his first four NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills and last year had a career-high 6 1/2 sacks, which would have led the Dolphins. He was a first-round draft pick by the Bills in 2016.

Nick Kwiatkoski

A person familiar with the deal says free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Kwiatkoski can't officially sign the deal until the new league year starts on Wednesday.

The Raiders are in dire need of upgrades at linebacker after a revolving door at the position the past few years. The only linebacker who started a game last season that is still under contract with the Raiders is Marquel Lee.

The 26-year-old Kwiatkoski was a fourth-round pick by Chicago in 2016. He had his most extensive playing time last year when he had career bests with 76 tackles, three sacks, one interception and four passes defensed.

Ereck Flowers

Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

The deal was confirmed by Flowers' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who said $19.95 million is guaranteed.

Flowers played for the Miami Hurricanes, was a first-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2015 and started 46 games at tackle for them in his first three NFL seasons.

He started all 16 games last year for Washington, splitting his time between guard and tackle.

Austin Hooper

The Browns are adding two-time Pro Bowl free agent tight end Austin Hooper.

Hooper was one of the main free agency targets for Cleveland, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can't officially announce deals until Wednesday.

Hooper has spent the past four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He's had more than 70 catches the past two seasons.

NFL Network reported the sides have agreed to terms on a package that will make Hooper the NFL's highest-paid tight end.

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski preferred to run two-tight end formations during his one season as Minnesota's offensive coordinator. Hooper could be paired with 2017 first-round pick David Njoku, who missed most of last season with a broken wrist suffered in Week 2.

Hooper had 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns last season.

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