NFL free agency officially began Thursday at 2 p.m. mountain time. Check here regularly for the latest major deals and headlines.
The Broncos signed guard Ronald Leary.
One of the Broncos' targets on the defensive line was Calais Campbell, who went to Denver South High School. He goes to Jacksonville.
After considering Denver, Calais Campbell is going to sign a 4-year, $60 million deal that includes $30M gtd with Jacksonville, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
As of 4:30 p.m. MT on Thursday, the Cowboys had yet to release quarterback Tony Romo. Nonetheless, Romo posted this farewell to Cowboys' fans.
Thanks for all the support everyone. pic.twitter.com/RlRS3KAqwb— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) March 9, 2017
It was widely reported and expected that the Cowboys would release Romo on Thursday. As of late Thursday afternoon, the Cowboys had not done that. Reports came out that Dallas was still trying to trade him.
Cowboys now expect to trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans, sources say. Broncos talking with Jets about Trevor Siemian.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
Jets would like to deal for Siemian but will look hard at Jay Cutler if no trade with Denver.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
Now getting some backpedal on Siemian/Jets/Bromcos talk. But Romo as a trade rather than release is still alive.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
It's fluid at Broncos headquarters but as 5 minutes ago, Broncos were not trying to trade Trevor Siemian. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 9, 2017
Also as of 5 minutes ago, Broncos discussing, but not yet decided on how or whether to proceed on Tony Romo, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 9, 2017
The Houston Texans pulled off an unbelievable trade, sending quarterback Brock Osweiler, a 2017 sixth round draft pick and a 2018 second round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for a 2017 fourth round draft pick.
NFL stunner: Texans trade QB Brock Osweiler AND a 2018 second-round pick to Cleveland for the Browns to take... https://t.co/A4h8uEKwHA— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
The Browns press release about the deal prominently mentions the acquisition of the second round draft pick.
My understand of #Browns QB situation: They’ll release RGIII. Shop Brock Osweiler and see what comes of it. Likely draft a QB as well.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Perhaps the top tackle available, Andrew Whitworth of the Bengals, is headed to the Rams.
#Rams deal for Andrew Whitworth: 3 years, $36M w $15M guar, including $2.5M guar in Year 2. Deal pays more $13M in Year 1 and $24.5M over 2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Former Broncos tackle Russell Okung is headed to the Chargers.
I'm told Russell Okung has agreed to go the #Chargers on a 4-year deal for $53M. Guaranteed $25M— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2017
Industry sources believe Chargers may have tampered with Russel Okung who was not supposed to negotiate till 2pm Thursday. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 9, 2017
The Browns will reportedly try to trade for Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.