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Last Updated: 5:00pm EST Friday April 18

This should help you get up to speed with what's going down in Free Agency from an Offensive by position. One page, easy to find, that's all you need.

Quarterbacks

  • NEW! Josh Freeman – Minnesota Vikings NEW TEAM - THE GIANTS - The Giants signed Freeman to a 1-year deal a few days after QB Eli Manning underwent ankle surgery.
  • Michael Vick – Philadelphia Eagles NEW TEAM - THE JETS The Jets signed Michael Vick to a 1-year $5 Million deal, re-uniting him with the Marty Mornhinweg connection. OUR TAKE.
  • Josh McCown – Chicago Bears NEW TEAM - THE BUCS A two-year deal was reached with the Tampa Bay Bucs. He's already been named the starter by the front offic. OUR TAKE
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - Tennessee Titans - NEW TEAM - THE TEXANS - Fitzpatrick signed a 2-year deal with the Texans who later traded Matt Schaub to the Raiders. OUR TAKE
  • Matt Cassel – Minnesota Vikings STAYING IN MINNESOTACassel resigned with the Vikings 2 years $10 million.
  • Kellen Clemens - Saint Louis Rams - NEW TEAM - THE CHARGERS - The Chargers added some Rivers insurance signing a 2 year - $3 million deal.
  • Shaun Hill - Detroit Lions - NEW TEAM - THE RAMS - After losing Clemens in free agency, the Rams grabbed Shaun Hill for Bradford insurance. With Bradford's injury history, we could see him competing on Sundays this season.

Other players of note:

  • Matt Schaub - Houston Texans - NEW TEAM - THE RAIDERS - While he's not a free agent, the Texans immediately dealt Schab after securing the services of former Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. OUR TAKE
  • Brandon Weeden - Cleveland Browns - NEW TEAM - THE COWBOYS - Wheeden and the Cowboys agreed to a 2 year deal. OUR TAKE
  • Jason Campbell - Cleveland Browns - NEW TEAM - THE BENGALS - Campbell signed a 1-year deal with the Bengals to backup Andy Dalton.OUR TAKE
  • Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars - NEW TEAM - THE 49ers - Gabbert was traded to the Niners for a 6th round draft pick. He has 1 year and slightly more than $2 million left on his rookie contract. We look at this as a backup development project for Harbaugh and company. OUR TAKE

Running Backs

  • NEW! Chris Johnson - Tennessee Titans - NEW TEAM - THE JETS - The Jets were the only real serious suitor for CJ2K signing him for 2 years - $8 million. OUR TAKE
  • NEW! Andre Brown - New York Giants NEW TEAM - THE TEXANS The Texans signed Brown to a one-year $645,000 contract. Cheap handcuff for Foster, well done. OUR TAKE
  • Knowshon Moreno - Denver Broncos NEW TEAM - THE DOLPHINS As we predicted all along, Moreno signed a 1-year deal with the Dolphins. OUR TAKE
  • Maurice Jones-Drew - Jacksonville Jaguars NEW TEAM - DA RAIDERS MJD goes back home and signs a 3 year deal to finish his career with the Raiders.
  • Ben Tate - Houston Texans NEW TEAM - THE BROWNS Tate and the Browns agreed on a 2-year deal worth up to $7 Million. OUR TAKE
  • Darren McFadden - Oakland Raiders STAYING IN OAKLAND McFadden and the Raiders agreed to a 1-year $4 Million deal. OUR TAKE
  • LeGarrette Blount - New England Patriots NEW TEAM - THE STEELERS - Blount found a suitor and signs a 2 year deal with the Steelers. OUR TAKE
  • Rashad Jennings - Oakland Raiders NEW TEAM - THE GIANTS The Giants and Rashad Jennings have agreed in principle to a contract. OUR TAKE
  • Toby Gerhart - Minnesota Vikings NEW TEAM - THE JAGS The Jaguars have reached an agreement with former MIN RB Toby Gerhart and it's big. 3 years 10.5 Million with $4.5 Million guaranteed. OUR TAKE
  • Donald Brown - Indianapolis Colts NEW TEAM - THE BOLTS - The Chargers have signed Brown to a 3 year $10.5 million contract w/ 4 mil guaranteed. Our Colts insiders got this one right for us back on Feb 7th. OUR TAKE
  • Jonathan Dwyer - NEW TEAM - THE CARDS - Bruce Arians gets his former Steeler RB to a 1 year contract. To us, this is a ringing endorsement for Andre Ellington. OUR TAKE
  • James Starks - Green Bay Packers STAYING IN GREEN BAY The Packers as expected re-signed James Starks. OUR TAKE
  • Ahmad Bradshaw - Indianapolis Colts - STAYING IN INDY - Agreed to a 1 year deal to stay with the Colts. OUR TAKE
  • Matt Asiata - Minnesota Vikings - STAYING IN MINNEAPOLIS - Agreed to a 1-year $570,000 contract to stay in Minnesota. OUR TAKE
  • Leon Washington - Tennessee Titans - STAYING W/ THE TITANS - The Titans re-signed Washington to a one-year contract to handle both punt and kickoff return duties.
  • NEW! Michael Bush - Chicago Bears - New Team Prediction - The Patriots are taking a look and would make sense after losing their bruiser Blount.
  • Other players of note:

    Darren Sproles - New Orleans Saints - NEW TEAM - IGGLES - The Eagles have exchanged a 2014 5th round pick to the Saints for RB Darren Sproles. This move would bump McCoy down from a top overall fantasy pick. A big part of McCoy's fantasy value comes from receptions. Sproles is surely to eat into that, even if he plays at WR some. OUR TAKE

    Pierre Thomas - New Orleans Saints - STAYING IN NOLA - Thomas, who was on the verge of getting cut or traded, agrees to a new two-year deal. Cool the Khiry Robinson hype, for now. OUR TAKE

Wide Receivers

  • Eric Decker - Denver Broncos - NEW TEAM - THE J E T SDecker signs a 5 year 36.25 million with 15 mil guaranteed. His draft stock will surely fall going from Manning to Geno, but will still find a way to put up high end WR3 numbers with WR2 upside. OUR TAKE
  • DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles - NEW TEAM - THE REDSKINS - As we reported it, DeSean Jackson was OUT and surprisingly Chip Kelly struggled to find a trade partner. Therefore to the surprise of many, they cut him outright and the Redskins scooped him up. - 3 years $24 million with $16 million guaranteed. OUR TAKE.
  • Julian Edelman - New England Patriots STAYING IN NEW ENGLAND Edleman stays home and signs a contract (undisclosed) with the Pats. OUR TAKE
  • Hakeem Nicks - New York Giants NEW TEAM - COLTS Nicks visited the Colts today and signed a 1 year contract with the team worth $3.5 Million. He gets his chance to earn a better contract by playing with Andrew Luck. Let's see what he has left, we really like this signing for the Colts. The downside is low and the potential upside is huge. OUR TAKE
  • Golden Tate - Seattle Seahawks NEW TEAM - LIONS Tate and the Lions agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $31 Million w/ 13.25M guarantted, and Megatron gets a sidekick. Tate earns the Starscream label and should thrive as a WR2 in Stafford's offense. OUR TAKE
  • Jeremy Maclin - Philadelphia Eagles STAYING IN PHILLYMaclin re-signed a 1 year deal for $5.5 million.
  • Anquan Boldin - San Francisco 49ers STAYING IN SAN FRANBoldin re-signed a 2 year deal for $12 million.
  • Riley Cooper - Philadelphia Eagles STAYING IN PHILLYCooper re-signed a 5 year deal for $25 million.
  • Emmanuel Sanders - Pittsburgh Steelers NEW TEAM - THE BRONCOS - Sanders strikes fantasy gold signing with the Broncos. His agent had reportedly agreed to a deal with the Chiefs in principle, then entered negotiations with the Bucs, before finally settling in with the Broncos. OUR TAKE.
  • James Jones - Green Bay Packers NEW TEAM - THE RAIDERS - Finally. 3 years $11.3 Million. He's the Raiders new #1. OUR TAKE
  • Lance Moore - New Orleans Saints - NEW TEAM - THE STEELERS - The Steelers sign Lance Moore to a 2-year deal to serve as the #3. OUR TAKE
  • Kenny Britt - Tennessee Titans - NEW TEAM - THE RAMS - The Rams are taking a look. Update: They must have liked what they saw. 1 year, 1.4 Million. OUR TAKE
  • Jacoby Jones - Baltimore Ravens STAYING IN BALTIMORE - Jones and the Ravens agree on a new 4-year deal. OUR TAKE
  • Brandon LaFell - Carolina Panthers - NEW TEAM - THE PATS - Lafell agrees to a 3 year deal worth $11 Million. OUR TAKE
  • Andre Roberts - Arizona Cardinals NEW TEAM - REDSKINS The Redskins have reportedly made an offer. 4 years - $16 million. Wow. OUR TAKE
  • Andre Caldwell - Denver Broncos STAYING IN DENVER The Broncos and Caldwell have reportedly agreed on a 2 year deal worth 3.45 million. OUR TAKE
  • Dexter McCluster - Kansas City Chiefs - NEW TEAM - TITANS - The dual-threat Dexter McCluster has reached a 3 year deal w/ the Titans - up to $12M - $4.5M in guarantees. OUR TAKE
  • Andrew Hawkins - Cincinnati Bengals - NEW TEAM - BROWNS - The browns agree on a 4 year $12.2M deal for Hawkins, but Cincinnati can match, and it sounds like they will. Bengals re-think previous position of matching Cleveland's offer for WR Andrew Hawkins. Unlikely to match. OUR TAKE
  • Ted Ginn Jr. - Carolina Panthers - NEW TEAM - CARDINALS - 3 years 9.75 million. OUR TAKE
  • Sidney Rice - Seattle Seahawks - STAYIN IN SEATTLE - The Hawks have re-signed Rice to a one-year deal. OUR TAKE
  • NEW! Nate Burleson - Detroit Lions - NEW TEAM - THE BROWNS - The Browns have signed Toolbox friend Nate Burleson to a one-year deal. Good veteran leadership is just what the doctor ordered. Good luck Nate!
  • NEW! Miles Austin - Dallas Cowbowys - New Team Prediction - Released by Dallas, would make for great veteran leadership somewhere, like Buffalo. Rumor has it the Patriots may be taking a look.
  • Domenik Hixon - Carolina Panthers - NEW TEAM - DA BEARS - The Bears signed 29 year old Domenik Hixon to a 1 year deal. This leaves the Panthers with Marvin McNutt and Tavarres Kings as the team's top receivers on the roster.
  • Devin Hester - Chicago Bears - NEW TEAM - THE FALCONS - Return man Devin Hester signed a 3-year deal with Atlanta. OUR TAKE
  • Jerricho Cotchery - Pittsburgh Steelers - NEW TEAM - THE PANTHERS - The desperate Panthers signed Steeler WR Jerricho Cotchery to a 2-year deal. OUR TAKE
  • Mario Manningham - San Francisco 49ers - NEW TEAM - THE GIANTS - Manningham is a Giant once again after signing a 1-year deal with his former team. OUR TAKE
  • Jacoby Ford - Oakland Raiders - NEW TEAM - THE NEW YORK JETS - The Jets signed the once dynamic play maker to a 1 year $740,000 deal. OUR TAKE.
  • Danario Alexander - San Diego Chargers –New Team Prediction - We seriously have doubt he'll hold up to medical testing.
  • NEW! Santonio Holmes - New York Jets - New Team Prediction - Holmes looks like his signing will come post draft, after teams have missed out on potential incoming rookies. We think the Titans make a lot of sense.
  • NEW! Brandon Lloyd - New England Patriots - NEW TEAM - THE 49ers - Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the 49ers. OUR TAKE
  • NEW! Jason Avant - Philadelphia Eagles - NEW TEAM - THE PANTHERS - Avant steps right into a potential starting job with the receiver-less Panthers. OUR TAKE

    Other players of note:

    Steve Smith - Carolina Panthers - NEW TEAM - THE RAVENS - Smith and the Ravens agreed on a 3-year deal worth $10.5 Million. We like this for everyone in the Ravens offense. OUR TAKE

    NEW! Mike Williams - Tampa Bay Bucs - NEW TEAM - BILLS - Williams was traded to the bills in exchange for a paltry 6th round pick. OUR TAKE

  • Tight Ends

  • Jimmy Graham - New Orleans Saints STAYING IN NEW ORLEANS He'll be staying in New Orleans after they hit him with the non exclusive franchise tag. Nobody will give two first round draft picks and pay Top 5 money.
  • Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Ravens STAYING IN BALTIMORE Pitta re-signed for 5 years $32 million. Wow.
  • NEW! Ed Dickson - Baltimore Ravens - NEW TEAM - THE PANTHERS - Dickson was signed to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $795,000. If anybody needs receiving weapons its the Panthers, even if it is to serve behind Greg Olsen. OUR TAKE
  • NEW! Jermichael Finley - Green Bay Packers –New Team Prediction – Finley is reportedly on the Dolphins radar.
  • Brandon Myers - New York Giants - NEW TEAM - BUCS - The Bucs signed Myers to a 2-year $4M contract. OUR TAKE
  • Garrett Graham - Houston Texans - STAYING IN HOUSTON - Graham and the Texans agreed to a 3-year $11.25 million deal. Slow the Ryan Griffin hype down.OUR TAKE
  • Brandon Pettigrew - Detroit Lions - STAYING IN DETROIT - Pettigrew who had several suitors ended up re-signing in Detroit 4 years, $16 Million.OUR TAKE
  • NEW! Owen Daniels - Houston Texans - NEW TEAM - THE RAVENS - After signing a 4 year $22 million deal with the Texans in 2011, Daniels signed a 1 year, $1 million contract in Baltimore with a reported $1 million additional in incentives. OUR TAKE.
  • Scott Chandler - Buffalo Bills - STAYING IN BUFFALO - The Bills and Chandler agree on a 2-year deal.
  • Andrew Quarless - Green Bay Packers - STAYING IN GREEN BAY - Quarless is staying in Green Bay after signing a 2-year deal worth 3 Million with the Packers. This is good news for WR Jarret Boykin who should see plenty of targets as a WR3 in the offense. OUR TAKE
  • Jim Dray - Arizona Cardinals - NEW TEAM - BROWNS - The Browns have signed blocking TE Jim Dray. From a blocking standpoint, he's an upgrade over TE Gary Barnidge.
  • Dallas Clark - Baltimore Ravens - New Team Prediction - The Packers or Falcons for some leadership. Then again, maybe it's over for Dallas after a great career receiving passes from 18.


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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported in its Sunday (3/16/14) edition that James Starks is due to visit their facility on Tuesday. He would come in solely as a back up to Bell. With the departure of Dwyer (Arizona), Pittsburgh needs a reserve RB.

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