NFL Free Agency Roundup: Barr Backs Out of Jets Deal, Packers Keep Adding, Mosley Gets Money, More

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NFL Free Agency Roundup: Barr Backs Out of Jets Deal, Packers Keep Adding, Mosley Gets Money, More

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I’m almost afraid to push publish at the risk of missing something. NFL free agency FOMO is real … and a real mouthful. NFLFOMO? GTFOH.

  • While the NFL Network’s insiders are spilling tea on where free agents are headed, the league’s teams are limited to posts like this until 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday:

  • A most notable reminder: The NFL’s new league year begins at 3 p.m. CT and that’s when all these reported deals can officially get signed. Until then, you’ll continue to see things like “Player X intends to sign,” “Team A is expected to sign,” and tweets of that nature. Meanwhile, teams official social media accounts have their hands tied.
  • I wish I had an explanation, but I don’t. Sorry. It’s just one of those things you can’t explain.
  • Free agency comes at you fast:

  • When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way … unless you step away from an agreement before it became binding. Then things change.
  • Oh, sure. Now you remind us:

  • I don’t think C.J. Mosley is walking away from this:

  • Bears GM Ryan Pace won’t get credit for jumping the market by rewarding his own team’s offensive tackles, but maybe he should after seeing this deal:

  • Reminder that the Bears locked in Bobby Massie as their starting right tackle for the same number of years, but without constricting future flexibility in a deal that rewards the player and allows for wiggle room from a team perspective. It’s a win-win. One of Pace’s greatest accomplishments since becoming the Bears’ GM has been locking in the team’s two offensive tackles. Think about it. The Raiders will be paying $66 million for Trent Brown while the Bears will be shelling out $69 million between Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie. Nice!
  • This process will look awfully familiar for Bears fans:

  • These aren’t brand-name receivers, but they’re better than what the Bills had last year. I’m not a believer in Josh Allen, other than that he has plus athleticism and an arm that can throw it over those mountains in the distance. Maybe raw talent wins out in the end, but there is clearly a ways for him to go.
  • The Houston Texans are expected to sign one of the more interesting free agent safeties on the market, as Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the team will sign Tashaun Gipson. Houston just lost Tyrann Mathieu to a large deal with the Chiefs, so this is a good move for the Texans without having to dip too far into the deep end of the spending pool. Gipson received interest from the Bears and Packers before making his intent known that he would sign a free agent deal with the Texans.
  • Is there anyone the Packers aren’t signing?

  • And they’re beefing up the offensive line, too:

  • I didn’t expect Sheldon Richardson’s one-year prove it deal to lead into a multi-year pact elsewhere … but it happened. Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports the Richardson intends to sign a three-year deal worth up to $39 million with the Browns. Suddenly, that Cleveland front seven looks like it rocks with Richardson, Olivier Vernon, and Myles Garrett.
  • LOL:

  • There is something about Jordan Hicks and the Cardinals being a fit:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.