NFL 2024 Free Agency: Latest News, Signings, Stats Opening Report

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Hypothetical Reaction to NFL Free Agency

What do all the moves mean from a fantasy perspective? Here's their live reactions from Yahoo Sports' fantasy experts.

When does the period of 'lawlessness' begin?

The NFL's “correction” period begins today at noon ET and ends Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. ET. During this 52-hour window, teams are allowed to contact and negotiate contracts with players' certified agents who operate free of charge. Agents in the new league year.

Players not represented by NFLPA certified contract counsel are permitted to communicate with teams' front office officials regarding contract negotiations, but No The head coach or other members of the coaching staff.

When does NFL free agency start?

NFL free agency begins Wednesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. ET, marking the start of the NFL's new league year.

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

Who are the best 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' Jory Epstein with an overview of the jump.

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

Check out our team-by-team NFL offseason primers on what affects each franchise's cap situation and where they should spend their money.

Which players received an NFL franchise tag?

Dee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals WR; L'Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs CB; Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers edge; Justin Madupuike, Baltimore Ravens TD; Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers S; Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars edge; Jaylen Johnson, Chicago Bears CB; and Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts WR

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live15 updates

  • Report: The Eagles are circling a pair of Giants free agents, including Saquon Barkley

  • Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is headed to the open market

    According to Josh Jacobs of ESPN, he appears to be a free agent despite the Raiders' attempts to re-sign him.

  • Eagles agree to four-year contract extension with G Landon Dickerson

    The contract has a base value of $84M, including $50M guaranteed NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

  • The Bengals franchise-tagged Dee Higgins last month, preventing him from hitting free agency. He is expected to make $21.8 million this season.

    Higgins, 25, has 3,684 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns in 58 career games with the Bengals. They drafted him in the second round out of Clemson in 2020, and since then he's formed a great connection with quarterback Joe Burrow and fellow wide receiver Jamar Chase.

    However, Higgins' 2023 season was not his best. He missed five games due to injury, which limited him to 42 receptions for 656 yards and 5 touchdowns — a steep drop from his first three seasons, which were very productive. (For example, Higgins had 74 catches for 1,029 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022.)

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  • When the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson announced their divorce last week, speculation ran wild about where the aging nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback would land.

    The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback polled a Yahoo Sports poll of agents and league executives' projections.

    But one quarterback agent overdid it and lined up three best guesses, waiting to mention the Raiders until the third.

    Agent took the Atlanta Falcons second.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers, in what now seems a foregone conclusion, are number one.

    “Obvious need and a playoff team,” the agent texted six days before Wilson and the NFL tweeted. “This is his best shot to start and get [a] A competitive team.”

    Read more here

  • Bucs agree to terms with K Chase McLaughlin

  • Kirk Cousins' watch begins

    Kirk Cousins, the leading QB on the free-agent market, will begin discussions with the Falcons once the statutory attrition window opens, according to The Athletic's Diana Rusini.

  • Report: Legatron returns to Jets on 2-year deal

    Greg Zuerlein re-signs with Jets for $8.4 million per NFL Network:

  • Report: Bengals request trade for WR Dee Higgins

    Dee Higgins acquired the franchise tag from the Bengals, but is now requesting a trade:

  • C Mike Morse has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly signed tight end Mike Morse to a two-year, $10.5 million contract.

  • Colts reportedly agree to 3-year extension with LB Zaire Franklin

    Bright and early Monday morning, the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Zaire Franklin reportedly agreed to a three-year, $31.26 extension.

  • Incredible artwork as always from our graphics team

  • Free agency rankings featuring Russell Wilson and other big names

    Russell Wilson was one of the biggest names in free agency and now he's off the board.

    Check out where he ranks on Yahoo Sports NFL writer Frank Schwab's free-agent rankings:

    Top 25 NFL Free Agents Overall

    Top 5 free agent quarterbacks

    NFL 2024 Free Agent Rankings Center

    Russell Wilson is headed to Pittsburgh.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)Russell Wilson is headed to Pittsburgh.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    Russell Wilson is headed to Pittsburgh. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

  • Russell Wilson's first NFL stop was spectacular as he played for the Seattle Seahawks at a near Hall of Fame level. Wilson's two seasons with the Denver Broncos went so badly that it will go down as one of the worst trades and contracts in NFL history.

    Let's see what the third act brings.

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  • Russell Wilson announced his contract with the Steelers

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