2022 Free Agency Tracker

Mar 14, 2022
2022 Free Agency Tracker

Below is a list of 2022 free agents listed in order of projected market value. As the week progresses, be sure to check in on 4for4’s Player Profiles to stay on top of all major transactions and trades. Dynasty Rankings will also stay updated throughout free agency.

Format: Player (Age during free agency), Team, - Analysis



Mitch Trubisky (27), Steelers - Two-year deal guarantees Trubisky open as Pittsburgh's starter over Mason Rudolph. Matt Canada's desire to call more pre-snap motion is a plus for the former's value as a late-round Best-Ball selection with rushing upside (career 3.6 scrambles per game).

Marcus Mariota (28), Falcons - Rekindles relationship with Arthur Smith on a two-year deal. Career 3.8 scrambles per game with Titans bodes well for Mariota's floor given how often he'll be dropping back for a rebuilding team.

Jameis Winston (28), Saints - Re-signed to a two-year, $28 million contract after Deshaun Watson chose Cleveland's offer. Fantasy outlook depends entirely on whether Saints unleash Winston similar to his last two starts (32.5 attempts, seven carries per game) or prefer he play 'boring' football as he did during the first month (21.5 attempts, four passes 20-plus yards deep) of the season.

Teddy Bridgewater (29), Dolphins - Veteran aid to Tua Tagovailoa on a one-year contract.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (39)

Cam Newton (32)

Tyrod Taylor (32), Giants - Experienced backup guaranteed $8.5 million. Further proof New York is committed to Daniel Jones for at least one more year.

Geno Smith (31), Seahawks - Re-signed with Seattle on a one-year, $7 million contract. Competition for Drew Lock (lol).

Jacoby Brissett (29), Browns - 5.9 yards per attempt in five starts for Miami last year.

Colt McCoy (35), Cardinals - Surprisingly completed 75.5% of his passes (for 7.6 yards per attempt) off the bench in three starts for Kyler Murray.

Andy Dalton (34), Saints - One-year, $3 million contract to backup Jameis Winston. Ensures Taysom Hill starts the season at TE.

Joe Flacco (37), Jets - Able veteran returns to compete with Mike White as New York's backup.

Brandon Allen (29), Bengals - Career 6.1 yards per attempt and 56.2% completion rate.

Blaine Gabbert (32), Buccaneers - 27 attempts behind Tom Brady the past two seasons.

Tim Boyle (27), Lions - 5.6 yards per attempt across three starts but given the benefit of the doubt for one more year (and $2 million) as Detroit's backup.

Nick Mullens (27), Raiders - Showed his true colors without George Kittle around to help in averaging 4.9 yards per attempt in his lone spot-start for Cleveland last year.

Kyle Allen (27), Texans - Drab backup guaranteed $2.25 million.

Jeff Driskel (28), Texans - Re-signed to a one-year contract to compete as Houston's QB2 after a failed stint at TE.

Running Backs

Leonard Fournette (27), Buccaneers - Returns to Tampa on a three-year, $21 million contract. Averaged 6.1 targets and 18.2 touches across 14 healthy starts. Direct path to a similar role with Ronald Jones and Gio Bernard no longer around.

Melvin Gordon (29)

Cordarrelle Patterson (31), Falcons - 5.9 targets and 13.9 touches per game as Atlanta's wide back through Week 9. Role inexplicably morphed into a pure between-the-tackles grinder with 10.9 carries per game over his last seven starts.

James Conner (26) Cardinals - Returns to Arizona on a three-year, $21 million deal. Averaged 5.4 targets and 20.8 touches in five starts without Chase Edmonds (Dolphins).

Chase Edmonds (26), Dolphins - Mike McDaniel's hand-picked addition for $12.6 million alongside Raheem Mostert and (potentially) Myles Gaskin. Earned nine and six targets in two starts without James Conner.

Sony Michel (27)

Rashaad Penny (26), Seahawks - Brought back on a one-year, $5.75 million contract upon averaging 18.4/134.2/1.2 as fantasy's overall RB1 from Week 14 on. Expected to open Week 1 in a one-two punch with Chris Carson.

Ronald Jones (24), Chiefs - Fresh start on a one-year prove-it deal. The best candidate among Kansas City's backfield to soak up Darrel Williams' bruising 14 carries from inside the five-yard line last year.

James White (30), Patriots - Averaged 10.5 touches and 15.3 PPR points in two full games with Mac Jones. Zero competition for his receiving role among New England's backfield.

Raheem Mostert (30), Dolphins - Walking splash-play unsurprisingly follows Mike McDaniel to South Beach as the lightning to Chase Edmonds' thunder.

Jerick McKinnon (29)

J.D. McKissic (28), Commanders - Reneged on Bills to return to Washington on a two-year, $7 million contract. 6.0 targets per game as a high-floor PPR RB2/3 alongside Antonio Gibson.

Marlon Mack (26), Texans - Early-down plodder convolutes Houston's backfield further alongside Rex Burkhead, Royce Freeman, and Dare Ogunbowale.

David Johnson (30)

Justin Jackson (26)

D'Onta Foreman (25), Panthers - Redemption story averaged 18.2/74.6 and 4.1 yards per carry in five-game stretch sans Adrian Peterson's dead weight to close the year. Potential early-down road grater in any blockbuster deal for Christian McCaffrey.

Devontae Booker (29)

Darrel Williams (26)

Damien Williams (29), Falcons - Third-down skillset overlaps with Mike Davis' while failing to overthrow Cordarrelle Patterson's.

Giovani Bernard (30), Buccaneers - 2.3 touches per game in 13 appearances behind Leonard Fournette.

Tevin Coleman (28), Jets - Uninspiring veteran averaged seven touches in nine appearances with Michael Carter.

Carlos Hyde (31)

Latavius Murray (32)

Jalen Richard (28)

Phillip Lindsay (27)

Jeff Wilson (26), 49ers - Injury-riddled bruiser re-signed to a one-year deal. 1.5 carries per game in eight appearances with Elijah Mitchell active.

Malcolm Brown (28)

Devonta Freeman (30)

Le'Veon Bell (30)

Brandon Bolden (32), Raiders - Reunited with coach Josh McDaniels as the homeless man's James White. Guaranteed to be active weekly for his special teams chops.

Tarik Cohen (26)

Duke Johnson (28), Bills - Potential answer on third down after J.D. McKissic backed out for Washington. Improperly used as an early-down grinder with Miami, Johnson previously earned 4.3 targets per game through 2020.

Matt Breida (27), Giants - Reunites with Brian Daboll despite being healthy-scratched for Buffalo's offense down the stretch.

Darrynton Evans (23), Bears - Receiving-back claimed off waivers 24 hours after Titans moved on.

Boston Scott (26), Eagles - Career-high seven rushing touchdowns with Miles Sanders consistently sidelined in ‘21.

D'Ernest Johnson (26), Browns - Tendered for $2.43 million. Averaged 22/122.6 rushing in the three games he logged at least 69% of Cleveland’s snaps.

Wide Receivers

Davante Adams (29), Raiders - 10.7 targets per game since 2018 in jeopardy after being dealt to Las Vegas. No longer the clear-cut WR1 atop draft boards, Adams joins Cooper Kupp, Ja'Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson, and Stefon Diggs among the top-five at their position.

Chris Godwin (26), Buccaneers - Re-signed to a three-year, $60 million contract as reassurance following December's ACL tear. 23.9% target share in eight games without Antonio Brown last year.

Mike Williams (27), Chargers - Inked a hard-earned three-year, $60 million contract following 2021's career-highs in targets (129) and catches (76) as the WR11 in fantasy points per game (16.4).

Allen Robinson (28), Rams - Lands with the best quarterback of his career on a three-year, $46.5 million deal. Seamlessly slides into Odell Beckham's previous role that allotted the veteran seven end zone targets (and five ensuing scores) upon joining LA.

Odell Beckham (29)

Michael Gallup (26), Cowboys - Massive five-year, $62.5 million contract to return in place of Amari Cooper. Gallup quietly averaged nine targets and a 20.9% target share in the three games Cooper logged less than 40% of Dallas' snaps last year.

Christian Kirk (25), Jaguars - Prized acquisition (four years, $72 million) lends 22-year-old Trevor Lawrence another over-the-top threat from the slot after leading the Cardinals in air yards per game (71.8). Laviska Shenault died so that Kirk could live.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (27), Chiefs - Speed-for-speed replacement for Tyreek Hill — at least the Chiefs think so — guaranteed $18 million on a three-year, $30 million contract. 47 targets 20-plus yards downfield ranked 10th among all wide receivers the past two seasons.

JuJu Smith-Schuster (25), Chiefs - Ends the running joke that had been Kansas City's slot WR, becoming an immediate upgrade over Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, and Byron Pringle from years past. Coming soon to a TikTok with Jackson Mahomes and Brittany Matthews near you.

Jarvis Landry (29)

D.J. Chark (25), Lions - $10 million guaranteed on a prove-it deal post September's fractured ankle. Career 13-yard depth of target leaves a lot to be desired with Jared Goff.

Will Fuller (28)

Cole Beasley (32)

Julio Jones (33)

Jamison Crowder (28), Bills - One-year, $2 million agreement dampens Isaiah McKenzie's (two years, $4.4 million) perceived starting role from the slot. Seven targets per game across three seasons in New York.

Antonio Brown (33)

Braxton Berrios (26), Jets - Re-signed to a two-year, $12 million contract to replace Jamison Crowder from the slot. Averaged 7.8 targets in five games without the veteran.

Jakeem Grant (29), Browns - Pro Bowl KR inked to a three-year, $13.8 million deal.

Sammy Watkins (28), Packers - One-year, $4 million contract should not deter Green Bay from attempting to replace Davante Adams with one of two first-round picks.

Byron Pringle (28), Bears - Tails GM Ryan Poles to Chicago for $4 million guaranteed. Three touchdowns on 12 receptions (and 17 targets) during the postseason.

Russell Gage (26), Buccaneers - Force-fed 7.9 targets per game without Calvin Ridley from Week 9 on. Sterling 2.3 Yards Per Route Run from the slot in that span teases an enticing ceiling for Gage while he awaits Chris Godwin's "September-November" timeline not yet baked into his 145.5 (WR67) UnderDog ADP.

Cedrick Wilson (26), Dolphins - Joins Miami's 11 personnel for three years, $22.8 million. 1.74 Yards Per Route Run from the slot — the exact area both Mike Gesicki (62.5% slot rate) and Jaylen Waddle (60.1%) hoarded — last year.

A.J. Green (33), Cardinals - Re-signed to a one-year deal after leading the team with 17 red zone targets and 11 opportunities inside the 10.

T.Y. Hilton (32)

Keelan Cole (29)

Emmanuel Sanders (35)

Josh Reynolds (27), Lions - Re-upped to a two-year deal after flashing 16.1 yards per catch in Detroit's starting lineup from Week 12 on.

Tre'Quan Smith (26), Saints - Re-signed to a penny-pinching two-year, $6 million contract. Amassed 4/44/1 in the 61 snaps he overlapped with Jameis Winston.

Zach Pascal (27), Eagles - Stronger NFL depth option than fantasy asset; 60-plus receiving yards in 2-of-32 games the past two seasons.

Kalif Raymond (27), Lions - 45% of Raymond's catches resulted in a 10-yard gain, though D.J. Chark's arrival cannibalizes that role.

Demarcus Robinson (27), Raiders - Rotational field stretcher without Andy Reid for the first time in his career.

Zay Jones (27), Jaguars - Hammered 6.3 targets per game in place of Henry Ruggs from Week 9 on. Jones, garnering an obscene $24 million base salary in Jacksonville, mustered 70-plus yards in only 1-of-49 appearances the past three seasons.

Isaiah McKenzie (27), Bills - Re-signed to a two-year, $4.4 million contract. Produced 6/65/2 and 11/125/1 in his last two starts for Cole Beasley, who is currently being shopped.

Chris Conley (29), Texans - NFT-enthused deep threat brought back on a one-year deal.

Ty Montgomery (29), Patriots - Hybrid RB/WR signed to a two-year contract to presumably soak up Brandon Bolden's role in every package.

DeSean Jackson (35)

Albert Wilson (29)

James Washington (26), Cowboys - Over-the-top threat replaces Cedrick Wilson in three-wide sets. 12.5 yards per catch as a rotational player the past two seasons.

Adam Humphries (26)

Damiere Byrd (29), Falcons - 28.3 yards per game across 33 appearances the past two seasons.

Jakobi Meyers (25), Patriots - Possession wideout with two receiving scores across 168 career catches.

Allen Lazard (26), Packers - Assigned a second-round tender for $3.9 million. Popped for a career-high eight touchdowns despite failing to exceed 80 yards in any game.

Olamide Zaccheaus (24), Falcons - Trial by fire as Atlanta’s default WR1 following Calvin Ridley’s yearlong suspension.

Josh Gordon (30), Chiefs - Signed one-year redemption with Kansas City.

Tight Ends

Rob Gronkowski (32)

Dalton Schultz (25), Cowboys - Franchise tagged for $10.9 million, Schultz's career-high marks across the board (78/808/8) have a chance to increase further with Amari Cooper (traded) and Blake Jarwin (released) unavailable for the new league year.

Mike Gesicki (26), Dolphins - Perturbed in being franchise tagged as a TE ($10.9 million) rather than at WR ($18.4 million), the 26-year-old encouragingly improved in catches per game (4.3) for the fourth consecutive year despite finishing as the TE14 in fantasy points per outing (9.7).

David Njoku (25), Browns - $10.8 million franchise tag makes exponentially more sense after Cleveland parted with Austin Hooper.

Zach Ertz (31), Cardinals - Prioritized veteran re-signed to a three-year, $31.6 million deal. Averaged 8.3 targets in eight starts without DeAndre Hopkins compared to 4.5 in the four games the two overlapped.

Austin Hooper (27), Titans - Lone receiving threat at TE locked into a one-year prove-it deal.

Robert Tonyan (28), Packers - Returns to Green Bay on a one-year deal following November's torn ACL. Produced 5/50/1 and 6/98/3 in last two starts without Davante Adams.

Tyler Conklin (26), Jets - Beefs up OC Mike LaFleur's multi-tight end sets alongside C.J. Uzomah.

Gerald Everett (27), Chargers - Athletic receiving threat logically replaces Jared Cook in the same role. Career-highs in targets (63), catches (48), and receiving yards (478) from Russell Wilson last year.

C.J. Uzomah (29), Jets - Ideal H-back in Mike LaFleur's scheme inked to a three-year, $24 million contract. One of only 11 TEs (among 44 qualifiers) to average over 6.0 YAC per Reception last year.

Evan Engram (27), Jaguars - Fully guaranteed a $9 million prove-it deal to cancel Dan Arnold. Engram's catches (3.1) and yards (27.2) per game discouragingly plummeted to career lows in Joe Judge's last hurrah.

Mo Alie-Cox (28), Colts - 6'5/267 red zone threat brought back on a three-year, $18 million deal. Jack Doyle's retirement quietly vacates 20.1 TE routes per game.

O.J. Howard (27), Bills - Allows Buffalo to increase last year's league-low rate (8%) of 12 personnel.

Hayden Hurst (28), Bengals - 56/571/6 in his last opportunity as an every-down player with the Falcons in 2020.

Maxx Williams (28), Cardinals - Re-signed to a one-year deal.

Eric Ebron (29)

Jared Cook (35)

Ricky Seals-Jones (27), Giants - Athletic WR-turned-TE averaged 6.5 targets (and 4.3/40.5 receiving) in four full starts with Washington last year. Zilch competition to open as New York's starter.

Jordan Akins (29)

Kaden Smith (24)

Chris Herndon (27)

Durham Smythe (26), Dolphins - Blocking TE brought back on a two-year deal.

Ian Thomas (26), Panthers — Re-signed to three-year, $16.5 million contract with Panthers prior to getting slapped with five misdemeanor charges after attempting to evade police on a dirt bike.

Geoff Swaim (31), Titans - Blocking TE re-signed to a one-year deal.

Anthony Firkser (27), Falcons - Familiar territory as the TE2 under coach Arthur Smith stemming from their time together in Tennessee.

Will Dissly (25), Seahawks - Kept in-house on a three-year, $24 million deal despite the addition of Noah Fant. Shrug.

Kyle Rudolph (32)

Jimmy Graham (35)

James O'Shaughnessy (30)

Pharaoh Brown (27), Texans - A penalty (10) anytime he touched the field, Brown eclipsed 25 receiving yards in only one of 15 appearances.

Offensive Tackles

Terron Armstead (30), Dolphins - The cream of this year's crop, Armstead heads to South Beach as Mike McDaniel's anchor (a la Trent Williams) on a five-year, $75 million agreement. Caps Miami's concentrated offseason in improving Tua's cast.

Orlando Brown (25), Chiefs - Franchise tagged for $16.7 million after Chiefs exchanged four picks for him last summer.

Duane Brown (36)

Cam Robinson (26), Jaguars - Franchise tagged in Jacksonville for the second straight year.

La'el Collins (28), Bengals - One team's trash is another's treasure as Collins puts the cherry on top of Cincinnati's revamped o-line alongside C Ted Karras and RG Alex Cappa.

Trent Brown (29), Patriots - Physically dominant blocker limited to just seven snaps over the first nine weeks with a calf injury last year.

Eric Fisher (31)

Morgan Moses (31), Ravens - Above-average run-blocker low-balled for three years and $15 million. Should slot in immediately at RT and allow Patrick Mekari to revert to C.

Daryl Williams (29)

Riley Reiff (33)

Joseph Noteboom (26), Rams - Re-signed to a three-year, $40 million contract. Allowed a single sack across 174 snaps in '21.

Germain Ifedi (27), Falcons - Subpar competition behind Kaleb McGary and Jalen Mayfield.

Billy Turner (30), Broncos - Expected to compete with Calvin Anderson and Tom Compton at RT.

Brandon Shell (30)

Marcus Cannon (33)

Chukwuma Okorafor (24), Steelers - 17-game starter locked in for three years, $29.2 million. Permitted two sacks across 1,122 snaps at RT.

Bobby Massie (32)

Sam Tevi (27)

Jason Peters (40)

Cornelius Lucas (30), Commanders - 6'8/328 swing tackle brought back on a two-year, $8.2 million deal.

Chris Hubbard (31), Browns - Moved into a swing tackle role before tearing his biceps in Week 1.

Brandon Parker (26), Raiders - Last year's starting RT re-signed to a one-year deal to keep Alex Leatherwood at RG.

Nate Solder (34)

Geron Christian (25), Chiefs - Swing-tackle depth.

Tom Compton (33), Broncos - 6'6/315 veteran made 10 starts at RT under Kyle Shanahan the past two seasons.

Interior Offensive Linemen

James Daniels (24), Steelers - Penciled in as Pittburgh's starting RG for $26.5 million (across three seasons) between free-agent pickup Mason Cole and re-signed RT Chukwuma Okorafor.

Ryan Jensen (30), Buccaneers - Three-year, $39 million contract to extend streak of 33 consecutive starts in front of Tom Brady.

Brandon Scherff (30), Jaguars - Oft-injured first-team All-Pro cemented into the trenches with Cam Robinson for $52.5 million across three seasons.

Alex Cappa (27), Bengals - Pro Football Focus' No. 18 G among 137 qualifiers poached from Bucs for $10 million annually.

Laken Tomlinson (30), Jets - Three-year, $40 million contract allows a reunion in New York with coach Robert Saleh and OC Mike LaFleur. Played 100% of San Francisco's snaps since 2019.

J.C. Tretter (31)

Connor Williams (24), Dolphins - Miami's new LG (with 51 starts under his belt) for cheap (two years, $14 million).

Will Hernandez (26), Cardinals - Reunites with OL coach Sean Kugler, who coached Hernandez at UTEP. Expected to start at RG.

Brian Allen (26), Rams - 20-game starter in the middle brought back for three years, $24 million.

Ben Jones (32), Titans - Two-year, $14 million contract guarantees his return amid Tennessee's shuffling o-line.

Jon Feliciano (30), Giants - Reunites with Brian Daboll to alleviate pressure up the middle.

Andrew Norwell (30), Commanders - Reunited with Ron Rivera as Washington's starting LG.

Austin Corbett (26), Panthers - An immediate upgrade over RG John Miller, who allowed seven sacks this past year. Corbett allowed five sacks since being drafted in 2018.

Mark Glowinski (29), Giants - New York (finally) protects Daniel Jones to the tune of a three-year, $20 million agreement. Glowinski permitted four sacks across 1,933 snaps in Indy the last two seasons.

Matt Paradis (32)

Bradley Bozeman (27), Panthers - Performance at C with Baltimore outweighed his bargain-basement $2.8 million contract.

Quinton Spain (30)

Ted Karras (29), Bengals - Three-year, $18 million agreement immediately bolsters Cincy's interior line alongside Alex Cappa.

Rodger Saffold (33), Bills - Veteran brings Pro Football Focus' No. 16 run-blocking grade from last year to Buffalo. Played 92 of a possible 97 games the past six seasons.

A.J. Cann (30), Texans - 94 starts for Jacksonville's interior trenches since 2015. Reunites with former OL coach George Warhop.

Matt Gono (25), Giants - Sat out the entirety of 2021 with a shoulder injury.

Dan Feeney (27), Jets - Versatile depth familiar with OC Mike LaFleur's scheme.

Trai Turner (28)

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (31)

Billy Price (27)

Lucas Patrick (28), Bears - Versatility to play either guard spot or center.

Michael Schofield (31)

Matt Skura (29)

Justin Britt (30), Texans - Overcame a torn anterior cruciate ligament from 2020 to start 11 games for Houston.

Ereck Flowers (27)

Max Garcia (30), Giants - Offers versatility with 39 career starts at LG, nine at RG, and four at C.

Ethan Pocic (26), Browns - Another option at C after veteran JC Tretter was released. Pocic ranked 15th among 39 qualifying centers graded by Pro Football Focus last year.

John Miller (28)

Ike Boettger (27), Bills - Re-signed to a one-year contract after Buffalo matched Chicago's initial offer sheet. Leading candidate to start at LG pending December's surgery to repair his torn Achilles'.

Tyler Shatley (30)

Mason Cole (26), Steelers - 39 starts across four seasons suggests Pittsburgh will still look to improve its interior o-line through the draft.

Phil Haynes (26), Seahawks - Tendered for $2.54 million after he logged two starts for Seattle's oft-injured trenches.

David Quessenberry (31), Titans - Will likely be tendered given the departure of Pro-Bowl G Rodger Saffold to free agency.

Daniel Brunskill (28), 49ers - 33 consecutive starts under Kyle Shanahan over the last two seasons.

Evan Brown (25), Lions - Promising backup logjammed behind second-team All-Pro Frank Ragnow.

Kyle Fuller (28), Seahawks - Benched for Seattle down the stretch. Starting experience at both guard and center.

Nate Herbig (23), Eagles - Utility lineman with the ability to play at both G spots.


EDGE Defenders

Chandler Jones (32), Raiders - The biggest domino of the market falls in Las Vegas for $51 million across three seasons. Bounced back from a biceps injury for 10.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 2021. Jones' 107.5 sacks are the most in the NFL since 2012.

Harold Landry (25), Titans - Gifted a lucrative five-year, $87.5 million contract in Tennessee, 25-year-old Landry spearheads the team's difference-making pass rush.

Von Miller (33), Bills - First defensive player in NFL history to sign two contracts worth at least $100 million including Buffalo's six-year, $120 million offer. Instant pressure around the edge with 11.5 sacks per season.

Trey Flowers (28)

Randy Gregory (29), Broncos - Nixed Dallas for a five-year, $70 million contract in Denver. Career-high 11 starts resulted in 29 pressures, 12 hurries, and six sacks.

Jadeveon Clowney (29)

Haason Reddick (27), Eagles - Homecoming in Philly on a three-year, $45 million deal. 23.5 sacks the past two seasons.

Emmanuel Ogbah (28), Dolphins - Brought back last second on a four-year, $65 million contract following back-to-back nine-sack seasons.

Charles Harris (27), Lions - Career-high 7.5 sacks led Detroit in '21.

Rashaan Evans (26), Falcons - A familiar face under coach Arthur Smith and DC Dean Pees, who coached Evans to career-highs in sacks (2.5) and tackles (111) in 2019.

Jake Martin (26), Jets - Four sacks on a career-high 61% of Houston's defensive snaps last year.

Derek Barnett (25), Eagles - Given a second chance after numerous mistakes in his first fully healthy season.

Carlos Dunlap (33)

Morgan Fox (27)

Carl Nassib (28)

Dante Fowler (27), Cowboys - Reunites with DC Dan Quinn on a one-year deal.

Lorenzo Carter (26), Falcons - Five sacks over his last four games with Jacksonville.

Melvin Ingram (33)

Justin Houston (33)

Jerry Hughes (33)

Jason Pierre-Paul (33)

Al-Quadin Muhammad (27), Colts - One of the league's worst run-defending big men likely to be deployed exclusively on passing downs.

Uchenna Nwosu (25), Seahawks - Departs LA for the PNW on a two-year, $20 million contract. Created the league's 25th-highest pressure rate (13.9%) in his first season as a full-time starter.

Dorance Armstrong (24), Cowboys - Dallas gives up after being spurned by Randy Gregory and returns one of their own for two years, $13 million. Five sacks on a career-high 507 defensive snaps (56%) last season.

Arden Key (25), Jaguars - Signed to a one-year, $4 million contract after notching a career-high 6.5 sacks in San Francisco.

Takk McKinley (26)

Mario Addison (34)

Dennis Gardeck (27), Cardinals - Special teams standout re-signed for three years, $12 million.

Rasheem Green (24)

Jacob Martin (26)

Steven Means (31)

Everson Griffen (34)

Ryan Kerrigan (33)

DeMarcus Walker (27)

Malik Reed (25), Broncos - Plus coverage backer who combined for 13 sacks over the last two seasons.

Interior Defensive Linemen

Akiem Hicks (32)

B.J. Hill (27), Bengals - Netted $30 million (across three seasons) worth of leverage from Cincinnati the moment Larry Ogunjobi walked.

Foley Fatukasi (27), Jaguars - 6'4/318 run-stuffing NT gifted a three-year, $30 million deal.

D.J. Jones (27), Broncos - Consistently overshadowed by San Francisco's immense talent up front, Jones immediately replaces Shelby Harris as Denver's run-plugger on a three-year, $30 million contract.

Ndamukong Suh (35)

Larry Ogunjobi (27)

Bilal Nichols (25), Raiders -Versatile (albeit underachieving) DT given a fresh start under DC Patrick Graham.

Matt Ioannidis (28), Panthers - Cap casualty after Washington ate Carson Wentz's $28 million cap hit. 24.5 sacks since being drafted in 2016.

Michael Pierce (29), Ravens - Given a second chance where it all began after accumulating 14 tackles and three sacks across six injury-riddled starts for Minnesota last year.

Calais Campbell (35), Ravens - Returns for his 15th NFL season after briefly contemplating retirement.

Linval Joseph (33)

Eddie Goldman (28)

Sebastian Joseph-Day (27), Chargers - Reunites with coach Brandon Staley on a three-year, $24 million contract.

Maliek Collins (27), Texans - Career-best nine tackles for loss results in a two-year, $17 million contract.

Sheldon Richardson (31)

Harrison Phillips (26), Vikings - Allowed to walk for a three-year, $19.5 million contract the moment Buffalo signed DT Tim Settle in his stead.

Malik Jackson (32)

Brandon Williams (33)

Tim Settle (24), Bills - Washington's former reserve DT earns a two-year deal and opportunity to start in Buffalo.

Justin Jones (25), Bears - Swift replacement in light of Larry Ogunjobi's failed physical (and negated offer). Produced three sacks in 11 games with Chargers last year.

Taven Bryan (26), Browns - 6'5/291 athletic freak given a shot for retribution on Cleveland's interior.

William Gholston (30), Buccaneers - Career-high 4.5 sacks with Tampa last year.

Jarran Reed (29), Packers - 21.5 sacks in 59 games since 2018.

Vernon Butler (27), Raiders - Pure run-plugger sandwiched between Chandler Jones and Bilal Nichols.

Star Lotulelei (32)

DaQuan Jones (30), Bills - Durable run-stuffing NT has missed four games in seven seasons.

Johnathan Hankins (29), Raiders - Started 60-of-61 possible games with Las Vegas since joining the organization in 2018.

Quinton Jefferson (29)

Austin Johnson (27), Chargers - Top-five in run stops at his position behind Aaron Donald, D.J. Jones, Christian Wilkins, and Daron Payne.

Nick Williams (32)

Shy Tuttle (26), Saints – Second-most pressures (7) among New Orleans’ options on the interior line.

Josh Tupou (27), Bengals - Pure space-eater up the gut with little to no pass rush traits.

Off-Ball Linebackers

De’Vondre Campbell (29), Packers - Bargain-basement addition in June turned All-Pro re-signs for five years, $50 million.

Jordan Hicks (29), Vikings - Veteran LB has started 89 of 92 possible games in seven seasons.

Za’Darius Smith (29), Vikings - Lands the largest contract (three years, $42 million) Minnesota has doled out to any outside free agent since luring Kirk Cousins. One season (and training camp injury) removed from back-to-back campaigns with 12.5 sacks.

Foye Oluokun (26), Jaguars - Massive (and shocking) three-year, $45 million contract for the former sixth-rounder. League-high 192 combined tackles last year.

Myles Jack (26), Steelers - A second chance under Brian Flores for two years, $16 million.

Danny Trevathan (31)

Dont’a Hightower (32)

Leighton Vander Esch (26), Cowboys - Returns to Dallas on a one-year contract after the team declined his fifth-year option last May.

Bobby Wagner (31), Rams - Stays in the NFC West on a five-year, $50 million contract. Career-high 170 tackles before injuring his ankle in Week 17.

Anthony Barr (30)

Cory Littleton (28), Panthers - 59 starts the last four seasons. Liability against the run.

Kyle Van Noy (30)

Joe Schobert (28)

Nick Kwiatkoski (28)

Keanu Neal (26), Buccaneers - Given an opportunity to replace S Jordan Whitehead following Neal's disastrous transition to LB under Cowboys DC Dan Quinn.

Kwon Alexander (27)

Alexander Johnson (30)

Josey Jewell (27), Broncos - Fourth-year breakout candidate stunted by September's torn pectoral. Brought back on a two-year, $11 million bargain.

Kyzir White (26), Eagles - Eighth-most solo tackles (107) as Los Angeles' starting OLB last year.

Jayon Brown (27), Raiders - 385 tackles, nine sacks, and one pick across five seasons in Tennessee.

A.J. Klein (30)

Troy Reeder (27), Chargers - Career highs in tackles (91) and tackles for loss (six) with the Rams last season.

Alex Singleton (28), Broncos - Uber-efficient tackler totaled 257 in Philadelphia the last two years.

Jarrad Davis (27), Lions - The prodigal son returns after losing his starting OLB job to Quincy Williams in New York.

Ja’Whaun Bentley (25), Patriots - Led New England with 108 tackles last season.

Nicholas Morrow (26), Bears - MIssed all of last year with an ankle injury. Career-high three sacks in 2020.

Jermaine Carter (27), Chiefs - 17-game starter for Panthers replaces Ben Niemann in Kansas City's front-seven.

Damien Wilson (28), Panthers - Amassed 106 tackles, three sacks, one interception, and a forced fumble as a starter for Jacksonville.

Alex Anzalone (27), Lions - 78 tackles across 14 starts for Detroit last year.

Christian Kirksey (29), Texans - Every-down MIKE re-signed to a two-year deal.

Kamu Grugier-Hill (27), Texans - Houston's leading tackler (108) last year. Also the first time KGH has received a second contract from the same franchise.

Alec Ogletree (30)

Anthony Walker (26), Browns - Returns to Cleveland on a one-year deal after recording a team-high 113 tackles.

Nick Vigil (28), Cardinals - Veteran ILB addition behind former first-rounders Isaiah Simmons and Zaven Collins.

Kenny Young (26)

Elandon Roberts (28), Dolphins - Inks a one-year deal with Miami for the third consecutive season.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin (27), Texans - Utility ST player tacked on 82 combined tackles, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery through 15 appearances last year.

Ben Niemann (26)

Anthony Hitchens (29)

Josh Bynes (32), Ravens - 76 tackles, two sacks, and four passes defended as a three-down LB with Baltimore last year.

Azeez Al-Shaair (24), 49ers – Morphed into San Francisco’s every-down starter from the weak side last year.


J.C. Jackson (26), Chargers - Lands a five-year, $82.5 million contract to start alongside Derwin James. Permitted a league-low 42.0 passer rating in coverage since being drafted in 2018.

Carlton Davis (25), Buccaneers - Tampa's CB1 returning on a three-year, $45 million contract. Allowed an airtight 53.4% completion rate when targeted last year.

Stephon Gilmore (31), Colts - A massive injection into the Colts' underwhelming cornerbacks room for $23 million.

Darious Williams (28), Jaguars - Perimeter CB locked in for three years, $30 million. Allowed 11.4 yards per catch for Super Bowl-winning Rams.

Donte Jackson (26), Panthers - Carolina shows its full-fledged confidence in ignoring last season's groin injury and re-upping Jackson to a three-year, $35.1 million deal. Started 51 of 55 appearances since being drafted in 2018.

Charvarius Ward (25), 49ers - San Francisco's CB1 upon signing a three-year, $42 million contract. Ward, large enough (6'1/195) to be left on an island, quietly recorded the lowest missed tackle rate (5%) of any cornerback since 2019 (per Pro Football Focus).

Casey Hayward (32), Falcons - Revitalized career with the Raiders results in a two-year, $11 million contract. Permitted an 81.5 passer rating in coverage last season.

Patrick Peterson (31), Vikings - A shadow of his former All-Pro self, Peterson returns to Minnesota on a one-year deal after soaking up a team-high 884 snaps among the team's secondary.

Tavon Young (28), Bears - 50 games played across six seasons.

Trae Waynes (29)

A.J. Bouye (30)

Rasul Douglas (26), Packers - Rewarded Green Bay with five interceptions and a Pro Bowl nod after being poached from Arizona's practice squad.

D.J. Reed (25), Jets - Switch to the right boundary in '21 results in a lucrative three-year, $33 million contract.

Steven Nelson (29), Texans - Seven passes defensed and an interception in 16 starts for the Eagles last year.

Bryce Callahan (30)

Joe Haden (33)

Chris Harris Jr. (32)

Logan Ryan (31), Buccaneers - Two-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots reunites with Tom Brady in Tampa.

P.J. Williams (28), Saints - Re-signed to a one-year contract with New Orleans for the fourth consecutive season.

Anthony Averett (27), Raiders - Quality depth with upside.

Xavier Rhodes (31)

Eli Apple (26), Bengals - Weekly DFS target returns to Cincinnati on a one-year deal.

Robert Alford (33)

Mike Hughes (25), Lions - Former first-round pick showed promise as a press corner with Chiefs last year.

Ahkello Witherspoon (27), Steelers - Developed into a starter (by default) down the stretch after Pittsburgh traded a fifth-round pick to Seattle for his services.

Sidney Jones (25), Seahawks - Returns to Seattle as a starter by default.

Kevin King (26)

Levi Wallace (26), Steelers - Reunites with former Alabama teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick as Pittsburgh's CB2.

Fabian Moreau (28)

Desmond King (27), Texans - Took transition to outside CB to heart with team-high three interceptions.

Jason Verrett (30)

Chandon Sullivan (25), Vikings - Will likely fill the role last held by Mackensie Alexander in nickel packages.

Mackensie Alexander (28)

K’Waun Williams (30), Broncos - One interception, one forced fumble, and four passes defended as San Francisco's nickel corner last year.

Josh Norman (34)

Brandon Facyson (27), Colts - Follows DC Gus Bradley from Indianapolis to Las Vegas after forcing 23 incompletions in the former's zone scheme.

Nik Needham (25), Dolphins – Fins slot CB did not allow a touchdown on 54 targets in coverage last year.


Marcus Williams (25), Ravens - Pro Football Focus' No. 8 coverage safety among 174 qualifiers resets the market with a five-year, $70 million contract to begin the post-Wink Martindale era.

Jessie Bates (25), Bengals - Postseason gamechanger (six pass deflections, 20 tackles, two interceptions) franchise-tagged for $12.9 million.

Tyrann Mathieu (29)

Marcus Maye (29), Saints - Facing a possible suspension to open the year following a 2021 DUI charge.

Anthony Harris (30), Eagles - Started 14 games in Jonathan Gannon's defense.

Quandre Diggs (29), Seahawks - Pro-Bowler returns on a three-year, $40 million contract following January's fractured fibula.

Jabrill Peppers (26), Patriots - One-year, $2 million prove-it deal with the ability to earn up to $3 million more in playing incentives.

Jordan Whitehead (25), Jets - A likely replacement (with Super Bowl experience) for free-agent S Marcus Maye.

Justin Reid (25), Texans - Kansas City's $31.5 million replacement for Tyrann Mathieu. Elite athlete never given a fair shake in Houston.

Devin McCourty (34), Patriots - One-year, $9 million agreement to return to New England for his 13th season.

Tracy Walker (27), Lions - Awarded a three-year, $25 million contract after notching a career-high 108 tackles across 15 starts.

Kareem Jackson (34), Broncos - Re-signed to a one-year, $2 million contract to start opposite Justin Simmons.

Jaquiski Tartt (29)

Terrell Edmunds (25)

Jayron Kearse (28), Cowboys - Dallas' leading tackler in '21 re-signed for $5 million annually.

Xavier Woods (26), Panthers - Carolina continues to prioritize athleticism in signing Woods to a three-year, $15.7 million contract.

DeShon Elliott (25), Lions - Suffered three season-ending injuries in four years in the league.

Landon Collins (28)

Ronnie Harrison (25), Browns - Re-signed to play intermittently behind Grant Delpit and John Johnson III.

Juston Burris (28), Panthers - Depth behind Xavier Woods and Jeremy Chinn. 20 starts for Carolina the past two seasons.

Malcolm Butler (32), Patriots - Returns to the team of the crime on a two-year, $9 million contract. Questionable addition coming off a year away from football for "personal reasons."

Bobby McCain (28), Commanders - Permitted a 65% completion rate with one TD in coverage last year.

Duron Harmon (31), Raiders - 17-game starter for Falcons last season.

Damontae Kazee (28)

Rodney McLeod (31), Colts - 123 starts with the Rams and Eagles since 2013.

Tashaun Gipson (31)

Tony Jefferson (30), Ravens - Re-signed to a one-year contract with Baltimore.

Dean Marlowe (29), Falcons - Career-high 67 tackles in nine starts for Detroit last year.

Daniel Sorenson (32), Saints - Even Jordan Love threw a touchdown against him in coverage.

Erik Harris (32), Falcons - 12 starts with Atlanta last season.

Andrew Sendejo (34)

Sean Chandler (26), Panthers - Core special teams player sticking in Carolina.

Andrew Wingard (25), Jaguars – Prioritized by ex-coach Urban Meyer for his sterling ST skills, Wingard remains valued under Doug Pederson.


Greg Zuerlein (34), Jets - Gifted a second chance after missing six field goals and six extra points last year.

Nick Folk (37), Patriots - Last year's fantasy K2 fresh off a career-high 36 field goals.

Dustin Hopkins (31), Chargers - Gifted a three-year, $9 million extension after finishing 18-of-20 on field goal tries upon joining the team in Week 8.

Randy Bullock (32), Titans - Brought stability to Tennessee with 26-for-31 accuracy on his field goal attempts last year.

Zane Gonzalez (26), Panthers - Re-signed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract.

Mike Badgley (26)

Brett Maher (32)

Matt Gay (28), Rams - Likely earned a long-term contract down the road in sinking 94.1% of his field goal attempts in the regular season.

Younghoe Koo (27), Falcons - The overall K1 for fantasy in 2020. 93.9% field goal percentage the last two seasons cemented a whopping five-year, $25.2 million deal.

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