Free agency

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski has agreed to a reunion with Brady. The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday, April 21, 2020, that pending completion of a physical, Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 22, 2020 - 9:31 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Four-time All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL, reunited with Tom Brady. Brady's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, completed a trade for the retired New England star, sending a fourth-round pick in this week's draft — No. 139 overall — to the Patriots for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, Washington Redskins new head coach Ron Rivera holds up a helmet during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va. The new Redskins coach took some big swings in free agency but has so far been more focused on incremental additions and subtractions to change the culture within the organization and build for the future. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 11, 2020 - 1:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Rivera made plenty of mistakes as a first-time NFL head coach that he hopes not to repeat this time around. Rivera also did enough good things early on with Carolina in 2011 that he's trying to duplicate now with Washington. The new Redskins coach took some big swings in free...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams Michael Brockers is shown in action against the New England Patriots during NFL Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. Brockers is re-signing with the Los Angeles Rams after his free agent deal with the Ravens fell through, apparently because Baltimore's team doctors couldn't examine him properly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brockers' representatives at Team Sports Agency confirmed the surprising reversal Friday, March 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
April 07, 2020 - 5:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Brockers began his first trip into free agency with uncertainty and excitement about what might be next in an eight-year NFL career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Rams. The stalwart defensive tackle ended up grateful for the bizarre twist that sent him back to the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles with head coach Sean Payton after being taken out in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans. Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance this week that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees had informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, during a conference call with media in New Orleans. “I honestly don't know if it’s his last year. I think the thing he's done, and we've all done, is taking it year by year.” (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
April 01, 2020 - 4:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday during a conference call with media in New Orleans...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
April 01, 2020 - 3:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady...
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Miami Dolphins NFL football player Kyle Van Roy is shown during a Zoom news conference in this photo made in Miami Lakes, Fla., Thursday, March 26, 2020. The Miami Dolphins practiced safe distancing when they introduced eight newly acquired players hunkered down around the country, holding a series of news conferences via Zoom. The technology changed the dynamics of the conversation, and players seemed to like it. (AP Photo/Steve Wine)
March 27, 2020 - 3:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As linebacker Kyle Van Noy visited with reporters for the first time since joining the Miami Dolphins, he wore headphones — not for noise canceling, but to hear the questions. Because of the new coronavirus, the Dolphins arranged media interviews via Zoom for eight newly acquired free...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers nose tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) brings down Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that the team had re-signed defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.(AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
March 26, 2020 - 1:09 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to re-assemble pieces to help Tom Brady be successful with his new team. Keeping an improved defense together was one of the club’s top priorities in free agency. Re-signing tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year, $8 million contract on Friday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough, Mass. Brady’s .774 regular season winning percentage ranks first in the Super Bowl era among quarterbacks with at least 50 starts. With 249 victories overall, including playoffs, he’s won almost as many games in two decades as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won (273) in the franchise’s 44-season history. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 25, 2020 - 6:54 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The decision to pursue Tom Brady in free agency was a no-brainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s not to suggest a lot of thinking and planning didn’t go into it. In snaring the six-time Super Bowl winner, who signed a two-year, $50 million contract that’s fully guaranteed,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) gets away from Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) during the second half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. Coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals went 5-10-1 last year, but they're a popular pick to improve sharply this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 24, 2020 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFC West was a diabolically difficult division for most of the past decade, and it only seems to be getting tougher. The NFL's winningest division last season will be stacked again in the fall with four franchises determined to win now. Three teams that posted winning records...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 24, 2020 - 3:49 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then...
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