The free agency of the 2023 NFL season is still a day away, and most teams have taken advantage of the previous window to conduct negotiations.
Among the big news is the one in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers will make a big announcement tomorrow at 13:00 ET on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’, in addition to a list of demands that asked the Jets to stop arriving in New York.
Here are the most prominent reported deals of the day surrounding the NFL and its free agency.
Allen Lazard arrives in New York
New York Jets management is fulfilling Aaron Rodgers’ wishes with the addition of Allen Lazard. The wide receiver agreed to play with the Jets for the next four years in exchange for $44 million, according to multiple reports. Lazard’s arrival in the Big Apple will reunite him with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, with whom he coincided for two seasons in Green Bay.
Jets working to finalize a four-year deal with WR Allen Lazard. (via @MikeGarafolo) pic.twitter.com/pOBft7MYwm
— NFL (@NFL) March 14, 2023
Cowboys improve their defense
The Cowboys bolstered their secondary defense with the re-signing of safety Donovan Wilson and the acquisition of cornerback Stephon Gilmore in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts. They also reached a two-year, $11 million deal to keep linebacker Leighton Vander Esch on the roster.
Cowboys are bringing back LB Leighton Vander Esch on a 2-year, $11M deal, per @RapSheet pic.twitter.com/e0vz3V4pdc
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 14, 2023
Darren Waller leaves Las Vegas for New York
According to multiple reports, the Las Vegas Raiders accepted the 100th pick of the upcoming draft to send Darren Waller to the New York Giants. The tight end was limited to 388 yards and three touchdowns after catching 28 passes in nine games played.
Eagles recover a star defensive back
James Bradberry was an essential part of the success of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 NFL season and therefore stayed in Pennsylvania with a three-year, $38 million deal, 20 million guaranteed. The 29-year-old cornerback allowed just 39 receptions on 86 pitches for 382 yards and two scores.
James Bradberry se queda en #Eagles. Acuerdan un contrato de 3 temporadas y $38 millones. Vieron partir a demasiadas piezas de esa defensiva, pero el esquinero seguirá en el equipo. pic.twitter.com/tV9Oj2KoJB
— Ritmo NFL (@RitmoNfl) March 14, 2023
Andy Dalton Switches Team in NFC South
Andy Dalton played last season for the New Orleans Saints and now he will play for the Carolina Panthers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the veteran quarterback agreed to a two-year contract worth up to $17 million.
David Montgomery leaves Bears for Lions
The 25-year-old running back also made an interdivisional move when he came to the Detroit Lions after playing for the Chicago Bears in the first four years of his career. Montgomery secured a three-year, $18 million deal, according to multiple reports.
Lions signing ex-Bears RB David Montgomery to 3-year, $18M deal that likely spells end of Jamaal Williams' time in Detroit, per @RapSheet + @TomPelissero https://t.co/6OzgX5riVm pic.twitter.com/ZZdIad2qQK
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 15, 2023
Samson Ebukam strengthens Colts
The Colts, who are reportedly cutting quarterback Matt Ryan, bolstered their defensive line with Samson Ebukam for three years in exchange for $27 million. The defensive end had 36 tackles and five sacks after participating in 59 percent of the Niners’ defensive plays in 2022.