Multiple team rosters shake up as free agency begins this week. Amongst those signed include wide receivers Adam Humphries and Cole Beasley, and high profile defensive players including Tre Flowers, Kenny Vaccaro, and LaMarcus Joyner.
Former Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu signed with the Kansas City Chiefs for 3 years, $42 million. Ex-Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley for 5 years, $85 million with $51 million guaranteed. Former Vikings defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson signed a 3 year deal with Cleveland Browns.
Former Carolina Panther and 3 time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis inked a deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. Linebacker Terrell Suggs, who was with the Baltimore Ravens for 16 seasons signed a one year deal worth $7 million with the Arizona Cardinals.
The biggest winner of the week was the Oakland Raiders in a surprise trade for All-Pro wide receiver and superstar Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers received a 3rd round and 5th round pick in this year’s draft. Brown wanted out following a strained relationship between the receiver and his former team that brewed over the past season.
With dozens of free agents left, the position needs of many teams will be met and should make for an interesting draft this year. With the biggest free agent, former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell still available, this could be the most exciting free agency shake up in recent years.