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  • • Several good wide receivers still available in free agency
    NFL free agency moves happened so quickly this week that a large majority of the top players have already been signed. But teams looking for a wide receiver still have several good ones to choose from. On our list of the Top 100 free agents, wide receivers still available include Robby Anderson from the Jets, [more]...2020
  • • Jadeveon Clowney still in limbo amid unfriendly market
    While most of the NFL’s top free agents have already come off the board, one still resides on the open market. Jadeveon Clowney, viewed as arguably the best available, non-franchise-tagged edge defender, still hasn’t found a new club, and reports of interest around the league have been few and far between. Clowney had been (and still may be) seeking a $20M annual salary, but it’s unclear if any cl...2020
  • • 2020 NBA Free Agents – Pacific Division
    Here at SLAM we want to make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming NBA offseason. Below are all the potential free agents in the summer of 2020 for the Pacific Division. Also included in the team-by-team breakdowns are all partial/non-guaranteed players for the 2020-21 season, essentially expanding the list to include any individual that could […] The post 2020 NBA Free Agents – Pacifi...2020
  • • Buccaneers sign Joe Haeg
    There was word this week that free agents are lining up to play with Tom Brady in Tampa, so it was fair to think that Brady’s signing becoming official on Friday could lead to more news of players coming to the Buccaneers. Friday morning has brought word of one new arrival, but the name doesn’t [more]...2020
  • • Ranking the 15 best NFL free agents still available
    After a wild few days of NFL free agency, we rank the best available players still on the market, starting with a playmaker off the edge in Jadeveon Clowney....2020
  • • NFL free agency tracker: The 10 best available free agents still unsigned in 2020
    Several good players are still available in 2020 NFL free agency....2020
  • • NASCAR: 5 possible landing spots for Brad Keselowski in 2021
    Brad Keselowski has the potential to be one of the hottest free agents on the market for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Where will he end up competing next year? Here are five possible landing spots. Entering the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, 2018 champion Joey Logano was the only one of Team Penske’s […] NASCAR: 5 possible landing spots for Brad Keselowski in 2021 - Beyond the Fl...2020
  • • Browns stay busy, agree to contracts with 3 more free agents
    The Browns stayed inside their division to add some defensive line help...2020
  • • Jags bring back Shatley, announce deals with 3 free agents
    The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back a key backup on their offensive line...2020
  • • Rams get A’Shawn Robinson on a two-year, $17 million deal
    Aaron Donald will have a new teammate playing inside with him in the defensive line. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson has agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Rams, NFL Media reports. Robinson ranks 98th on PFT’s top-100 free agents, leaving only 31 who either weren’t tagged or haven’t agreed to terms. Robinson, 24, [more]...2020

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  • • Ravens reportedly re-sign pass-rusher Jihad Ward
    The Ravens are finalizing a new contract for pass-rusher Jihad Ward, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Ward was one of the handful of free agents Baltimore added to its defense in the middle of the 2019 season who helped fortify the unit and keyed the club’s 14-2 finish. The Raiders selected Ward in the second round of the 2016 draft, which gives some clue as to his upside. He was traded to the Co...2020
  • • Ravens in mix for free agent LB Christian Kirksey
    Christian Kirksey made three visits this week, and the former Browns starter wants to choose a new team soon. In addition to the Bills, Packers and Raiders, a fourth suitor may be lurking. The Ravens have entered the mix for Kirksey, with ESPN.com’s Josina Anderson reporting they have communicated with the recently available linebacker (Twitter link). Kirksey has not visited the Ravens but did tre...2020
  • • Report: Some NFL teams skeptical free agency will start on Wednesday
    NFL free agency begins on Wednesday. The backdrop here is obvious. While the league office wants us to believe it is business as usual, it really isn’t. Other major professional sports leagues in North America have suspended their seasons due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. As that’s happening, the NFL still plans on starting the new league year next week. According to a report from ESPN’s Ad...2020
  • • NFL could postpone the start of free agency
    While reports earlier today indicated the NFL has no plans to alter the start of free agency due to COVID-19, that could change soon. The league may announce on Sunday the delay of the free agent period, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The NFLPA is scheduled to vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement by Saturday night, so the league would wait until voting has closed in...2020
  • • Report: 'Zero communication' from NFL headquarters on coronavirus plans
    As the entire sports world pretty much closes up shop during the troubling pandemic that is coronavirus (COVID-19), the NFL is preparing for business as usual. The free-agency tampering period starts on Monday, with the start of the new league year officially set to take place on March 18. We have yet to hear much from the NFL’s brass, commissioner Roger Goodell included. That has apparently exten...2020
  • • The goaltenders: Elvis Merzlikins and Joonas Korpisalo are healthy; what should the crease look like going forward?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Jackets have a big decision to make this summer. Joonas Korpisalo returned from his torn meniscus on February 24th. Scheduled to back up Elvis Merzlikins, he was forced into duty as Elvis was knocked out. In his first five games back (including that Ottawa game), Korpisalo is 2-2-1, allowing 14 goals and posting two games below a .900 save percent...2020
  • • NBA teams fooling themselves over possibility of landing Giannis
    His Milwaukee Bucks currently boast a league-best 53-10 record and are seen as NBA title favorites. Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off his first MVP award and could very well defend that title. Despite this, rumors continue to persist that Giannis will leave the Milwaukee Bucks when he hits free agency following the 2020-21 NBA season. It’s not happening. Here’s why: Sure, Giannis might be attrac...2020
  • • Wounded black and Blue Jackets ... still not dead
    Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Pardon the puns, but the puns are intended. The Columbus Dispatch’s Brian Hedger put it perfectly. If this were a movie, the Jackets would be a zombie that's been shot, stabbed, sliced open, shot again, stabbed again, impaled on a pitchfork and beat about the head with a garden shovel ... and, yet, somehow still gurgling and moving forward.Are they...2020
  • • Kyle Shanahan says 49ers could trade WR Marquise Goodwin
    The defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers have a lot of work to do between now and the start of free agency on March 18. San Francisco currently finds itself less than $20 million under the cap with valuable free agents in that of Emmanuel Sanders, Arik Armstead and Jimmie Ward to worry about. It’s in this that it has been noted that the 49ers could move on from veteran receiver Marquise Good...2020
  • • How will Yankees replace Luis Severino? Examining in-house options, trade targets and remaining free agents
    Severino, who barely pitched in 2019, needs Tommy John surgery...2020

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Free Agents trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Several good wide receivers still available in free agency
    NFL free agency moves happened so quickly this week that a large majority of the top players have already been signed. But teams looking for a wide receiver still have several good ones to choose from. On our list of the Top 100 free agents, wide receivers still available include Robby Anderson from the Jets, [more]...2020
  • • Jadeveon Clowney still in limbo amid unfriendly market
    While most of the NFL’s top free agents have already come off the board, one still resides on the open market. Jadeveon Clowney, viewed as arguably the best available, non-franchise-tagged edge defender, still hasn’t found a new club, and reports of interest around the league have been few and far between. Clowney had been (and still may be) seeking a $20M annual salary, but it’s unclear if any cl...2020
  • • 2020 NBA Free Agents – Pacific Division
    Here at SLAM we want to make sure you’re prepared for the upcoming NBA offseason. Below are all the potential free agents in the summer of 2020 for the Pacific Division. Also included in the team-by-team breakdowns are all partial/non-guaranteed players for the 2020-21 season, essentially expanding the list to include any individual that could […] The post 2020 NBA Free Agents – Pacifi...2020
  • • Buccaneers sign Joe Haeg
    There was word this week that free agents are lining up to play with Tom Brady in Tampa, so it was fair to think that Brady’s signing becoming official on Friday could lead to more news of players coming to the Buccaneers. Friday morning has brought word of one new arrival, but the name doesn’t [more]...2020
  • • Ranking the 15 best NFL free agents still available
    After a wild few days of NFL free agency, we rank the best available players still on the market, starting with a playmaker off the edge in Jadeveon Clowney....2020
  • • NFL free agency tracker: The 10 best available free agents still unsigned in 2020
    Several good players are still available in 2020 NFL free agency....2020
  • • NASCAR: 5 possible landing spots for Brad Keselowski in 2021
    Brad Keselowski has the potential to be one of the hottest free agents on the market for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Where will he end up competing next year? Here are five possible landing spots. Entering the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, 2018 champion Joey Logano was the only one of Team Penske’s […] NASCAR: 5 possible landing spots for Brad Keselowski in 2021 - Beyond the Fl...2020
  • • Browns stay busy, agree to contracts with 3 more free agents
    The Browns stayed inside their division to add some defensive line help...2020
  • • Jags bring back Shatley, announce deals with 3 free agents
    The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back a key backup on their offensive line...2020
  • • Rams get A’Shawn Robinson on a two-year, $17 million deal
    Aaron Donald will have a new teammate playing inside with him in the defensive line. Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson has agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Rams, NFL Media reports. Robinson ranks 98th on PFT’s top-100 free agents, leaving only 31 who either weren’t tagged or haven’t agreed to terms. Robinson, 24, [more]...2020

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  • • Five NFL free agents who could come at a bargain
    The NFL’s free-agency period begins Monday, which means  several of the league’s top players are about to be paid the big bucks.  After that first tier of free agents are gone and the second tier is  picked through, general managers from across the league will be tasked  with finding diamonds in the rough — the bargains, if you will. Here’s  a look at five players who have substantial upside but a...2020
  • • Jackets’ FO quietly get a head start on the offseason
    Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links We’re in the middle of a very busy part of the season, so there were a few transactions in recent weeks by the Columbus Blue Jackets that we haven’t spent much time discussing yet. The Jackets signed extensions with three of their players who were going to be restricted free agents this summer: Eric Robinson Date of C...2020
  • • Four stars who can turn Super Bowl LIV into big paydays
    Who’s going to be this year’s 2012 Joe Flacco? Which contract-year player is going turn a sparkling Super Bowl LIV performance into a big bag of money? We’re looking at four impending free agents who can play themselves into massive paydays by dominating the action during the biggest game of them all. Chris Jones, defensive tackle, Chiefs Though he didn’t put up the same kind of jaw-dropping stats...2020
  • • Twitter Tuesday: The Christmas Eve Edition
    Lackluster photoshop skills courtesy of Scott MacDonald’s Snapchat We talk Avs defensemen, prospects, DU Pioneers and Avalanche players if they were a Christmas present Happy holidays, friends! Hope all is well with you and yours, and you’re all enjoying some time off, egg nog and packed houses filled with distant relatives! Here’s some light reading for you if you’re looking to go into anothe...2019

Free Agents kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Tyrann Mathieu found his “family atmosphere” with Andy Reid and Chiefs
    Money and the chance for success are always important for free agents. But when Tyrann Mathieu found the Chiefs last offseason, he found far more. Mathieu said on the “At Home with Linda and Drew Scott” podcast that the feeling he got from the Chiefs and coach Andy Reid was different from anything else he’s [more]...2020
  • • Jackets’ FO quietly get a head start on the offseason
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  • • Matthew Slater not retiring, wants to stay in New England
    Like a few of their other free agents, Patriots special teams captan Matthew Slater has made it clear he wants to keep playing. But he’s adding the notice that he wants it to be in New England. Via Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, Slater said he wasn’t thinking about retiring. “I definitely feel like my family [more]...2020
  • • Assessing The State Of The Josh Donaldson Market
    While most of this year’s top-tier free agents could stuff new-team swag in their family’s stockings, veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson remains unsigned a third of the way through January. That’s nothing compared to the laborious matchmaking processes we witnessed last year. And it’s hardly uncommon historically. But it does leave us with at least one…...2020
  • • Assessing the state of the Josh Donaldson market
    While most of this year’s top-tier free agents could stuff new-team swag in their family’s stockings, veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson remains unsigned a third of the way through January. That’s nothing compared to the laborious matchmaking processes we witnessed last year. And it’s hardly uncommon historically. But it does leave us with at least one protracted offseason drama to witness. It h...2020
  • • Twitter Tuesday: The Christmas Eve Edition
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Top Free Agents news

  • • Tom Brady to the Buccaneers: Free agents clamoring to join QB in Tampa amid haggle over physical, per report
    There's a reason for the contract delay, but free agents aren't waiting to hurry to Tampa...2020
  • • Report: Cowboys offered Dak Prescott contract with $105 million guaranteed
    The Dallas Cowboys are trying to figure out the contractual futures for two of their best players. Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are both set to be free agents. Prescott and the Cowboys did not reach agreement on a long-term deal last year despite negotiations, but the Cowboys have no intention of losing him. They are expected to franchise tag Prescott to prevent him from getting away. The chances...2020
  • • NFL has “no plans” to move start of league year
    As American citizens continue to come to grips with the dramatic changes to daily life arising from the coronavirus, NFL teams will very soon be courting and signing free agents to multi-million-dollar contracts. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, the NFL has “no plans” to move the start of the league year. This means that free [more]...2020
  • • NFL insider notes: Sizing up 18 players' likelihood of getting the franchise tag, latest on CBA vote and more
    Hunter Henry is going to get tagged, but what about Jameis Winston? Jason La Canfora breaks down the top free agents...2020
  • • Drew Brees: I am a Who Dat Nation for life
    Drew Brees didn’t begin his career in New Orleans, but the quarterback has made it clear he will end it there. Brees reiterated again Thursday morning that he will re-sign with the Saints regardless whether he has signed a new deal by March 16. Brees, ranked second on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents, is [more]...2020
  • • NFL insider notes: 13 matches between free agents and teams that make perfect sense
    These free agent marriages make a lot of sense for all parties involved...2020
  • • Browns nearing deal to make Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the NFL, per report
    The Browns didn't wait long to pick up one of the most coveted free agents in this class...2020
  • • Yankees gave Gerrit Cole a '30-pound-ish contraption' that helped sell him on New York
    Note to other teams: Give the free agents you want to sign a massive deal and a massive contraption...2019
  • • Report: Cowboys looking to make 'big splash' in draft, could trade up
    The Dallas Cowboys have the 17th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but that may not be good enough for owner Jerry Jones. The Cowboys have several players scheduled to become free agents next month, and they may have to replace some of that talent in the draft. A source close to the team told Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network that Jones “wants to make a big splash” on draft day, which cou...2020
  • • Amari Cooper: I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for life
    Amari Cooper‘s future is very much in doubt. The Cowboys may or may not have a franchise tag and a transition tag to use with both Dak Prescott and Cooper scheduled to become free agents. They want to keep both players but face the prospect of Cooper hitting the market. Cooper, though, repeated Thursday what [more]...2020

Free Agents schedule, game

  • • Ranking the 15 best NFL free agents still available
    2020
  • • Jacksonville Jaguars stuck in limbo with no apparent way out
    The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the worst-run organizations in the NFL, and the franchise continues to have no direction heading into 2020. Fortress of suckitude: This team has put together just one winning season since 2008, despite a recent trend of throwing gobs of money at free agents in an attempt to buy its way into the playoffs. During the past 12 years, the team’s record is 63-129 — th...2020
  • • Broncos announce two-week closure of facilities but will pay all employees
    As free agency goes on as scheduled, so does life, and life has changed in recent days. Teams will have to work around the COVID-19 pandemic as they sign free agents and prepare for the draft. The Broncos announced Sunday night they are implementing “a mandatory closure of UCHealth Training Center & Empower Field at [more]...2020
  • • Ideal landing spot for free agents Bridgewater, Rivers, Winston
    NFL free agency will officially begin Wednesday, with the legal tampering period set to start Monday. Yardbarker's Michael Nania, Chris Mueller and Sam Robinson offer the best fit for quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Philip Rivers and Jameis Winston: Bridgewater: Receiving talent galore on this Florida team NANIA: Bridgewater has waited patiently to get another shot at leading a team. Now, a half-d...2020
  • • Buccaneers to use franchise tag on Shaquil Barrett
    The Buccaneers will follow through on their plan to use their franchise tag on Shaquil Barrett, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Rumors for weeks have placed Barrett atop Tampa Bay’s free-agent hierarchy, and this decision means Jameis Winston is less than three hours away from de facto free agency. The legal tampering period begins at 10:59am CT, and Bucs’ five-year starting quarterback will dou...2020
  • • NFL league year will open this week as planned
    The NFL is anticipated to begin its new league year on Wednesday as scheduled, with the legal tampering period for free agents to start Monday....2020
  • • Sources: New NFL year expected to start on time
    The NFL is anticipated to begin its new league year on Wednesday as scheduled, with legal tampering for free agents to start Monday....2020
  • • NFL, NFLPA discussing delaying start of free agency
    Now that the Collective Bargaining Agreement has passed, the NFL and the Players Association are moving on to a pressing matter. They are discussing delaying the start of free agency, a source tells PFT. The legal tampering window is scheduled to open Monday with free agents able to officially sign contracts when the new league [more]...2020
  • • Fullback Keith Smith, Falcons agree to three-year extension
    The Falcons took care of one of their free agents Saturday, agreeing to an extension with fullback Keith Smith. Atlanta announced the parties agreed on a three-year contract. Cut by the Raiders after training camp, Smith latched on with the Falcons just before the 2019 regular season. He played 198 offensive snaps with Atlanta — the sixth-most among fullbacks last season — and is now locked up thr...2020
  • • Report: Some NFL teams skeptical free agency will start on Wednesday
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Free Agents rumors, scandals

  • • Cardinals help defense, but big buzz surrounds WR Hopkins
    The Cardinals have helped their defense after agreeing to deals with a pair of quality free agents...2020
  • • Five most overrated NFL free agents
    The start of NFL free agency is just around the corner with teams and fans buzzing about the talent available this offseason. There are plenty of talented players flying under the radar this offseason with many of the top free agents gathering all the attention. However, not all of NFL’s best free-agent talents deserve the level of attention they are getting. NFL teams are focused on paying player...2020
  • • 32 things we learned from the 2020 NFL scouting combine
    From the latest buzz on free agents to top NFL draft prospects opening up and showing off, the scouting combine provided plenty of intrigue.       ...2020
  • • Report: Patriots 'team to watch' for QB Taysom Hill
    One of the most intriguing NFL free agents this spring is quarterback Taysom Hill, and there’s an intriguing team reportedly interested in going after him. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, the New England Patriots are “the team to watch” as teams pursue the electric dual-threat weapon. Now, Hill is a restricted free agent, so the Saints can match any offer he gets. Additionally, there...2020
  • • MLB power rankings for the 2020 season
    The 2020 MLB offseason will go down as the most memorable in years. Between star free agents finding new teams and a scandal that rocked baseball, it’s been an eventful few months of changes across the league. As the 2020 season arrives, there’s plenty of shakeup in the first MLB power rankings of 2020. The biggest splash of the winter came when the New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole. In a market...2020
  • • MLB world reacts to blockbuster Mookie Betts, David Price trade
    The biggest move of the MLB offseason came just days before spring training with the Boston Red Sox trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a blockbuster three-team deal. The deal comes after weeks of speculation regarding Betts’ future in Boston with the organization’s desire to shed payroll this offseason. An offseason that already included the Red Sox parting ...2020
  • • Who signs first, Yasiel Puig or Brock Holt?
    After two winters of pretty stagnant free-agent movement, it is somewhat remarkable that 48 of the players on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agents list have already found new teams by February 2.  We look back at all these signings and the nonstop array of misses in our — okay, my — set of picks in the free agent prediction contest, only two players remain available, both former All-Stars: the controversial...2020
  • • MLB power rankings for the 2020 season
    The 2020 MLB offseason will go down as the most memorable in years. Between star free agents finding new teams and a scandal that rocked baseball, it’s been an eventful few months of changes across the league. As the 2020 season arrives, there’s plenty of shakeup in the first MLB power rankings of 2020. Of course, the biggest splash of the offseason came early when the New York Yankees signed Gerr...2020
  • • Grading the deal: Getting Rendon is great, but Angels still need more pitching
    Are Scott Boras and MLB colluding to distract us from the ignominious one-two punch of a sign-stealing scandal and the league-sanctioned execution of a multitude of minor-league teams? I’m not saying it’s true, but I’m also not saying it’s not true. Consider the evidence.   Exhibit 1: Stephen Strasburg breaking the record for a free agent pitcher contract with his seven-year, $245 million deal wit...2019
  • • Angels trade 2019 first-round pick to Giants in cash dump
    General manager Billy Eppler and the Los Angeles Angels are apparently setting the stage for bigger things. Los Angeles reportedly dealt 2019 first-round pick Will Wilson to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in order to dump the hefty contract of struggling infielder Zack Cozart. In return, Los Angeles picked up cash and a player to be named later. This is not your ordinary MLB trade. Teams very...2019

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