There has been a lot of moves with NFL Free Agency. Players can officially sign with their new teams on Tuesday. Teams are changed overnight by signing or losing a key free agent. Some teams have keep their best free agents before they hit the market with the franchise tag.
We put together a list of top free agent moves so far.
Ndamukong Suh To The Dolphins
Ndamukong Suh never hid his desire to be the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, and on Tuesday he’ll get his wish.
Suh plans to sign with the Miami Dolphins when free agency opens next week on a deal that will pay him roughly $19 million per year, a person familiar with the deal but not authorized to speak about it publicly told the Detroit Free Press.
The contract, first reported by ESPN, will pay Suh about $114 million over the next six seasons, includes about $60 million guaranteed and vaults him past J.J. Watt as the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.
Adding Suh to a line with a elite pass rusher in Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon.
LeSean McCoy To The Bills
Yes Shady was traded to Bills, but this was huge win for Rex Ryan. The Philadelphia Eagles traded LeSean McCoy for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Bills are going to pay McCoy the type of money almost no running back makes anymore.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Rand Getlin, McCoy has signed a five-year, $40 million extension. That’s not just inflated numbers either; the Bills will pay McCoy $16 million in the first season, with $26.5 million guaranteed according to various reports. The contract includes a $13 million signing bonus
Frank Gore To The Eagles
Chip Kelly had the Eagles fan base outraged and the rest of the league scratching their heads when he traded fan favorite Lesean McCoy. But signing veteran running back Frank Gore may put them at ease.
Gore is the ideal replacement for McCoy. The five-time Pro Bowler will sign with the Eagles and is expected to receive $7.5 million worth in guaranteed money the first two season when free
Devin McCourty Stays With The Pats
The Patriots secondary was the biggest improvement for New England last year and one of the keys for their Super Bowl win. Devin McCourty was one of the major components, instead of leaving New England he decides to stay.
ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss reports the contract includes $28.5M in guarantees.
In a league where range is so key in the middle of the field, keeping McCourty was huge for the Patriots. More tams should convert corners.
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 9, 2015
McCourty confirmed the agreement Sunday night on Comcast SportsNet.
“I’m blessed to say we had other teams that were interested but I said all along that I knew in my heart that I wanted to be back in New England. But I also knew the business side of football, and I had to do what I had to do. I’m back, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t possibilities over the last two days that I was going to be somewhere else. I’m happy it all worked out.”