The 2017 NFL offseason will feature some intriguing names in free agency. Here’s a complete list of all the impact players hitting the market.
Now that Super Bowl 51 is over, don’t think football season is done quite yet. Though a short break is in order, football picks up again on March 9, when players can start signing with teams. With several huge names available, NFL free agency should be an exciting and interesting part of the offseason.
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The biggest names available include Kirk Cousins and DeSean Jackson. Both are coming off strong seasons for the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins will hope to keep both of them, but they might depart for greener pastures somewhere else. Martellus Bennett is coming off a Super Bowl run after gambling on himself. An injury to Rob Gronkowski certainly helped his cause, as he did very well replacing him.
Here’s a list of all the impact free agents, listed alphabetically by team.
Bears: Alshon Jeffery, Brian Hoyer Bengals: Andrew Whitworth, Kevin Zeitler, Domata Peko Bills: Stephon Gilmore, Lorenzo Alexander, Robert Woods Broncos: DeMarcus Ware Buccaneers: Mike Glennon Cardinals: Tony Jefferson, Calais Campbell, Marcus Cooper Chargers: Melvin Ingram, Danny Woodhead Chiefs: Eric Berry, Dontari Poe Colts: Erik Walden, Jack Doyle, Mike Adams Cowboys: Barry Church, Ron Leary, Morris Claiborne Dolphins: Kenny Stills, Andre Branch Falcons: Paul Worrilow Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul, Johnathan Hankins, William Beatty Jets: Ryan Fitzpatrick Lions: Riley Reiff, Larry Warford, Anquan Boldin Packers: Nick Perry, T.J. Lang, Julius Peppers, Eddie Lacy, Jared Cook Panthers: Kawann Short, Charles Johnson, Mike Remmers Patriots: Dont’a Hightower, Martellus Bennett, Michael Floyd, Jabaal Sheard, LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long Raiders: Latavius Murray, Malcolm Smith Rams: Trumaine Johnson, Kenny Britt, Case Keenum Redskins: Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon Saints: Nick Fairley, Jahri Evans, Paul Kruger Seahawks: Luke Wilson Steelers: Le’Veon Bell, Lawrence Timmons Texans: A.J. Bouye, Quintin Demps, Ryan Griffin Titans: Sean Spence Vikings: Captain Munnerlyn, Matt Kalil
Some of these players will get the transition or franchise tag. Teams have from Feb. 15 through March 1 to make that designation. Should a player be tagged, he has until July 15 to sign a long-term deal.