Around the League: NFL News & Notes 3.12.19
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New York Jets Secure One Star Linebacker, Lose Another
The New York Jets had an interesting Tuesday as the team reportedly agreed to terms with former Baltimore Ravens star C.J. Mosley on a 5-year, $85 million ($51 million guaranteed) contract per Ian Rapoport and seemingly agreed to terms with Anthony Barr. However, Barr had a change of heart and re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings for $67.5 million ($33 million guaranteed) per Mike Garafolo. After being spurned by Barr, it's expected the Jets will shift that money into negotiations with top free agent Le'Veon Bell.
Green Bay Packers Bolster Defense with High Profile Signings
The Green Bay Packers addressed needs on the defensive side of the ball by agreeing to terms with Za'Darius Smith, Adrian Amos and Preston Smith. Ian Rapoport reports Za'Darius Smith's deal to be worth $66 million over four years and Amos' deal to be worth $37 million over the course of four years. Josina Anderson reported the deal with Preston Smith to be worth $52 million over four years.
Buffalo Bills Upgrade Wide Receivers with Two Signings
The Buffalo Bills are giving Josh Allen some new weapons as the team has agreed to terms with John Brown and Cole Beasley. Adam Caplan reports Brown's deal is a three-year deal worth $27 million ($10 million guaranteed). Mike Garafolo reports Beasley's deal is a four-year, $29 million agreement. Brown makes a lot of sense for someone with Allen's arm strength while Beasley provides a reliable option over the middle.
Carolina Panthers Snag Top Free Agent Center
The Carolina Panthers upgraded their offensive line in a big way as the team agreed on a three-year, $27 million deal with former Denver Broncos Matt Paradis. The former Bronco suffered a broken ankle last season but routinely grades out as one of the top centers in the league. The signing helps fill the expected void when longtime Panthers center Ryan Kalil retires.
Houston Texans Add Former First-Round Draft Pick
After losing Tyrann Mathieu, the Houston Texans are reloading their secondary by agreeing to terms with Tashaun Gipson and now Bradley Roby. James Palmer reports the Texans and Roby have agreed on a one-year, $10 million contract. Roby is a former first-round draft pick and was part of a stout Denver Broncos passing defense in years past. He battled through injuries last season but will have the opportunity to rebound with a playoff contender.