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NFL 2024 free agency: Kirk Cousins to Falcons, Christian Wilkins to Raiders, and more news, reports, rumors – Yahoo Sports

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What do all the moves mean from a fantasy perspective? Find out from Yahoo Sports’ fantasy experts with their live reactions right here.

When does the ‘legal tampering’ period begin?

The NFL’s “legal tampering” period begins today at noon ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13. During this 52-hour window, teams are allowed to contact and negotiate contracts with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents in the new league year.

Players not represented by an NFLPA certified contract advisor are permitted to communicate with teams’ front office officials regarding contract negotiations, but not the head coach or other members of the coaching staff.

When does NFL free agency begin?

NFL free agency begins Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. ET, which is also the start of the NFL’s new league year.

No contracts are allowed to be signed until after free agency officially begins.

Who are the top free agents?

Check out Yahoo Sports NFL writer Frank Schwab’s top 25 NFL free agents here.

Check out Schwab’s top five free agents at each position here.

What is the NFL salary cap this season?

The salary cap is $255.4 million, a $30 million increase from 2023. Here’s Yahoo Sports’ Jori Epstein with an overarching look at the jump.

How much cap space does each team have, and what are their needs?

Check out our team-by-team NFL offseason primers, which hits on every franchise’s cap situation and where they need to spend the money.

Which players received the NFL franchise tag?

Eight players received the non-exclusive franchise tag, including: Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals WR; L’Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs CB; Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers EDGE; Justin Madubuike, Baltimore Ravens DT; Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S; Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars EDGE; Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Bears CB; and Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts WR

Live106 updates

  • Brian Burns to the Giants?

    We might be nearing a resolution with star pass rusher Brian Burns, who was franchise tagged by the Panthers.

    Barring a last minute, complete breakdown in negotiations, Brian Burns will be a New York Giant, per source. I’ll update after proposed compensation is confirmed.

    — Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) March 11, 2024

  • Dolphins, OT Terron Armstead reportedly have deal in place for return

  • Report: Titans signing CB away from Bengals

    Source: Chidobe Awuzie agreed to terms with the #Titans on a three-year deal

    — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 11, 2024

  • Wil Lutz hits Jaguars with steel chair, decides to return to Broncos instead

    Lutz agreed to terms with Jacksonville earlier in the day. Then he changed his mind. BAH GAWD

    First free-agent change: Kicker Will Lutz, who agreed to terms earlier in the day with Jacksonville, changed his mind and is remaining in Denver. Broncos get back their kicker, Jaguars now need one.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2024

  • Is Wil Lutz actually staying in Denver?

    Earlier today it was reported that kicker Wil Lutz was signing with the Jaguars.

    Now the Denver Gazette is saying he’s staying with the Broncos.


    Wil Lutz’s agent John Perla tells me he is NOT signing with Jacksonville. Kicker is returning to the #Broncos on a two-year contract.

    — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 11, 2024

  • One of the conference finalists finally makes an outside move

    The Chiefs re-signed Chris Jones and the Ravens re-signed Justin Madubuike, but the 49ers are reportedly signing Leonard Floyd — who played for the Bills last season.

    Source: The #49ers are signing Leonard Floyd. Big-time edge help.

    — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2024

  • ‘Maxx Crosby is so damn angry’ — Gardner Minshew

  • Report: Devin Duvernay leaving Ravens for Jaguars

  • Gardner Minshew getting reported $25M from Raiders, including $15M guaranteed

    The long, flowing locks get paid.

    Compensation update: The #Raiders are signing QB Gardner Minshew to a two-year, $25 million deal that includes $15M fully guaranteed, per sources.

    Strong money for their potential 2024 starting QB.

    — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2024

  • Report: Raiders signing QB Gardner Minshew to 2-year deal

    Sources: The #Raiders have agreed to terms with QB Gardner Minshew on a 2-year deal. He’ll compete with QB Aidan O’Connell.

    — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2024

  • Report: Josh Jacobs deal with Packers is 4 years, $48M

    We finally have details on the Jacobs deal in Green Bay.

  • Report: Former Titans DB to Cardinals on 3-year, $25.5M deal

  • Report: Bengals swiping DB from division rival Ravens

    Geno Stone, who had seven interceptions last season, is swapping Baltimore for Cincinnati.

    The #Bengals are signing safety Geno Stone to a 2-year, $15M deal with a $6M signing bonus.

    — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2024

  • Report: RB Gus Edwards joining old coach with Chargers

    Former Ravens’ RB Gus Edwards reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Chargers, per source. Edwards now will be reuniting with former Ravens and current Chargers assistant Greg Roman.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2024

  • Colts reportedly re-signing DT Grover Stewart

    Colts keeping more of their own: Indianapolis is re-signing DT Grover Stewart to a three-year, $39 milllion deal, per source.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2024

  • Xavier McKinney = excited to be a Packer soon

  • Report: Giants signing Devin Singletary as Saquon’s replacement

    Compensation update: Giants are giving former Texans RB Devin Singletary a 3-year, $16.5 million deal worth up to $19.5 million, per source.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2024

  • Texans reportedly signing DL Denico Autry

    The #Texans are signing veteran DL Denico Autry to a two-year, $20 million deal that includes $10.5M guaranteed.

    — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2024

  • Report: Packers adding Giants S Xavier McKinney

    Four-year, $68 million deal for McKinney.

    More Packers moves: Free-agent safety Xavier McKinney is signing a four-year, $68 million deal – a $17M per year average – with the Green Bay Packers. Agent David Mulugheta confirmed the deal.

    — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2024

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