2020 NFL Injuries & News Recap by Month
During the off-season it can be tough to keep up with the ever changing NFL landscape. This recap can be used as a reference anytime to quickly track free agency moves and injuries of your favorite fantasy players and NFL teams off-season changes.
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May 22, 2020
- The Jets sign quarterback Joe Flacco to a one-year deal to be Sam Darnold’s backup.
- The Seahawks sign running back Carlos Hyde to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million in incentives. Hyde is still recovering from shoulder surgery he had in February, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
May 18, 2020
- The Raiders sign former Chicago Bears starting cornerback Prince Amukamara.
May 16, 2020
- Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was arrested. He was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Giants management have told Baker to not attend team activities and focus on his legal problems.
- Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar was arrested. He was charged with four counts of armed robbery.
May 15, 2020
- The Saints sign running back Ty Montgomery.
May 11, 2020
- The Ravens sign former Seattle Seahawks starting right guard D.J. Fluker.
May 9, 2020
- Former Redskins running back Chris Thompson signs a one-year deal with the Jaguars. Thompson, who is known as a phenomenal pass catching back, previously played the last five seasons with offensive coordinator Jay Gruden in Washington. This signing slightly decreases Leonard Fournette’s value in PPR leagues as he will likely not catch as many passes as last season.
May 5, 2020
- The ageless wonder running back Frank Gore signs a one-year deal with the New York Jets. This will be Gore’s 16th season in the NFL. He will backup RB starter Le’Veon Bell.
May 3, 2020
- Head coach Frank Reich said about newly acquired running back Jonathan Taylor, “With Jonathan into the mix, I really envision that it’ll be Jonathan and Marlon really being that one-two punch.” If you’re trying to reading the tea leaves, I think it will be a shared running back by committee this season, but clearly Taylor is the future with Mack in his last season under contract.
May 2, 2020
- The Bears have declined to pick up quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s 5th year option.
- The Bengals have declined to pick up John Ross fifth-year option.
- Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton signs a one-year $7 million contract with the Cowboys to be their backup quarterback. $3 million is guaranteed.
May 1, 2020
- The Jaguars have declined to pick up Leonard Fournette’s 5th year option, which means this is the last season he could play with the team. Their have been trade rumors around the NFL in April that Jacksonville was trying to move Fournette before the NFL draft.
- The Chiefs GM made some comments on his top two running backs that were interesting. He said “I certainly think it’s going to be a shared load. Damien has been in this offense for a long time and certainly has shown what he can do on that playoff run. The guy’s a really good pass protector [and] can catch the football. I mean, both these guys can run and catch and certainly Damien will come in as the starting running back and Clyde will have to come in here and compete for playing time, which we think he’ll do. But I think it will be a one-two punch.”
- The Titans have declined to pick up Corey Davis 5th year option.
- The ESPN platform has removed Taysom Hill from the quarterback designation, and listed him as tight end/flex eligible. It will be interesting if other fantasy football sites follow suit.The Chiefs pick up quarterback Patrick Mahomes fifth-year option.
- The Patriots sign former Jacksonville wide receiver Marqise Lee to a one-year $1 million deal.
- The Seattle Seahawks release starting right guard D.J. Fluker.
- The Chargers pick up wide receiver Mike Williams fifth-year option.
- Houston has picked up quarterback DeShaun Watson’s fifth-year option.
- The Giants pick up tight end Evan Engram’s fifth-year option.
- Tampa Bay picks up tight end O.J. Howard’s fifth-year option.
- After drafting Joe Burrow #1 in the 2020 NFL draft the Bengals release quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton played nine seasons with the Bengals, and never won a playoff game as their quarterback.
- The Cleveland Browns exercised the fifth-year option on tight end David Njoku’s contract. This is an interesting move considering the Browns acquired tight end Austin Hooper in free agency this season.
- The Cleveland Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive end Myles Garrett’s keeping him under contract thru next season.
- The New Orleans Saints sign backup quarterback Taysom Hill to a two-year $21 million contract extension with $16 million guaranteed. Hill is the likely quarterback successor to Drew Brees if he retires after this season.
- The New Orleans Saints sign another backup quarterback former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jameis Winston to a one-year deal.
- The San Francisco 49ers traded wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a higher 2020 NFL sixth round draft pick.
- The San Francisco 49ers acquire offensive tackle Trent Williams in a trade with the Washington Redskins in exchange for a 2020 NFL fifth-round and 2021 third round draft picks.
2020 NFL Draft
- With the 1st pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Cincinnati Bengals select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow was the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner.
- With the 2nd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Washington Redskins select Chase Young a defensive end from Ohio State.
- With the 3rd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Detroit Lions select cornerback Jeff Okudah from The Ohio State.
- With the 4th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the New York Giants select offensive tackle Andrew Thomas from the University of Georgia.
- With the 5th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
- With the 6th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Los Angeles Chargers select University of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.
- With the 7th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Carolina Panthers select defensive tackle Derrick Brown from Auburn University.
- With the 8th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Arizona Cardinals select Clemson University linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
- With the 9th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select cornerback C.J. Henderson from the University of Florida. Henderson was drafted by the Jaguars to fill the cornerback hole that was left when Jacksonville traded A.J. Bouye to Denver in March.
- With the 10th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills Jr. a offensive tackle from the University of Alabama.
- With the 11th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the New York Jets select Mekhi Becton a offensive tackle from the University of Louisville.
- With the 12th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Las Vegas Raiders select University of Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs. Ruggs is the first ever official draft selection of the Las Vegas Raiders.
- The San Francisco 49ers traded their pick to Tampa Bay, and with the 13th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Buccaneers select offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs from the University of Iowa.
- With the 14th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the San Francisco 49ers select Javon Kinlaw a defensive tackle from the University of South Carolina.
- With the 15th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Denver Broncos select University of Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. He was touted as the best route runner in this draft class.
- With the 16th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons select A.J. Terrell a cornerback from the University of Clemson.
- With the 17th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Dallas Cowboys select University of Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.
- With the 18th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select offensive tackle Austin Jackson from the University of Southern California.
- With the 19th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Las Vegas Raiders select cornerback Damon Arnette from The Ohio State.
- With the 20th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson from LSU.
- With the 21st pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles select wide receiver Jalen Reagor from TCU. His father, Montae Reagor, played 9 seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle including winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts.
- With the 22nd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Minnesota Vikings select Justin Jefferson wide receiver from LSU. With the 22nd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Minnesota Vikings select Justin Jefferson wide receiver from LSU. The Vikings will look to Jefferson to fill the hole left by trading Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in March.
- The New England Patriots trade the 23rd pick in the 2020 NFL draft to the Los Angeles Chargers, and they select linebacker Kenneth Murray from the University of Oklahoma.
- With the 24th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the New Orleans Saints select center Cesar Ruiz from the University of Michigan.
- With the 25th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the San Francisco 49ers select wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk from Arizona State University.
- In a bizarre move, instead of taking a wide receiver with the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select quarterback Jordan Love from Utah State University. Rumors are that “Green Bay selected Love in order to gain leverage with Aaron Rodgers.” Drama in Green Bay?
- With the 27th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Seattle Seahawks select linebacker Jordan Brooks from Texas Tech University.
- With the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens select linebacker Patrick Queen from LSU.
- With the 29th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Tennessee Titans select offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson from the University of Georgia.
- With the 30th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select cornerback Noah Igbinoghene from the Auburn University.
- With the 31st pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Minnesota Vikings select Jeff Gladney cornerback from TCU.
- With the 32nd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Kansas City Chiefs select running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU. He was the first running back taken in the 2020 draft. For fantasy purposes, with Andy Reid’s running back history and the Kansas City offenses prowess, this is a great landing spot for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He will be a top pick in dynasty rookie drafts this season. I think Damien Williams is going to be fighting for his starting job this season.
- With the 33rd pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Cincinnati Bengals select wide receiver Tee Higgins from Clemson.
- With the 34th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Indianapolis Colts select wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. from USC. His father Michael Pittman Sr. played running back in the NFL, and won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- With the 35th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Detroit Lions select running back D’Andre Swift from Georgia.
- With the 36th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the New York Giants select safety Xavier McKinney from Alabama.
- With the 37th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the New England Patriots select safety Kyle Dugger from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
- With the 38th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Carolina Panthers select defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos from Penn State.
- With the 39th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select guard Robert Hunt from Louisiana.
- With the 40th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select defensive end Ross Blacklock from TCU.
- The Cleveland Browns trade the 41st pick to the Indianapolis Colts. With the 41st pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Colts select running back Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin. Taylor put up some impressive numbers in college. Finishing his college career as the No. 6 all-time rusher in NCAA history. He was twice the winner of the “Doak Walker Award” given to the top running back in college football.
- With the 42nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select wide receiver Laviska Shenault from University of Colorado.
- With the 43rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears select tight end Cole Kmet from Notre Dame. He is the tight end replacement for Trey Burton who Chicago released in early April.
- With the 44th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select safety Grant Delpit from LSU.
- With the 45th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select safety Antoine Winfield Jr. from Minnesota. His dad is former three time NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield Sr.
- With the 46th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select wide receiver K.J. Hamler from Penn State.
- With the 47th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons select Marlon Davidson defensive end from Auburn.
- The New York Jets trade the 48th pick to the Seattle. With the 48th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks select Darrell Taylor a defensive end from University of Tennessee.
- With the 49th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select wide receiver Chase Claypool from Notre Dame.
- With the 50th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears select cornerback Jaylon Johnson from Utah.
- With the 51st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select cornerback Trevon Diggs from Alabama. He is the brother of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stephon Diggs.
- With the 52nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Rams select running back Cam Akers from Florida State. Since the Rams released Todd Gurley, Akers is likely part of the equation to replace Gurley’s production. There is a very clear path to playing time right away for Akers, which makes him an interesting fantasy prospect this season.
- With the 53rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select quarterback Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma.
- With the 54th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select defensive end A.J. Epenesa from Iowa.
- With the 55th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select running back J.K. Dobbins from Ohio State. For fantasy value J.K. Dobbins finds himself in a great position being behind the aging Mark Ingram. He may not be a fantasy value immediately, but Dobbins is a high prospect for rookie and dynasty drafts. This season he might be only one injury away from being fantasy relevant.
- With the 56th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select defensive tackle Raekwon Davis from Alabama.
- With the 57th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Rams select wide receiver Van Jefferson from Florida. Van’s dad Shawn Jefferson played wide receiver in the NFL and is currently the assistant head coach offense/wide receivers coach for the NY Jets.
- With the 58th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select offensive tackle Ezra Cleveland from Boise State.
- With the 59th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New York Jets select Denzel Mims wide receiver from Baylor.
- The Baltimore Ravens trade the 60th pick to the New England Patriots. With the 60th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New England Patriots select linebacker Josh Uche from University of Michigan.
- With the 61st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select cornerback Kristian Fulton from LSU.
- With the 62nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers select running back AJ Dillon from Boston College.
- With the 63rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs select linebacker Willie Gay Jr. from Mississippi State.
- With the 64th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select safety Jeremy Chinn from Southern Illinois.
- With the 65th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Cincinnati Bengals select linebacker Logan Wilson from Wyoming.
- With the 66th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select Antonio Gibson who plays both wide receiver & running back from Memphis.
- With the 67th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Detroit Lions select defensive end Julian Okwara from Notre Dame. His older brother Romeo Okwara also plays defensive end for the Detroit Lions.
- With the 68th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the NY Jets select safety Ashtyn Davis from California.
- With the 69th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks select guard Damien Lewis from LSU.
- With the 70th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select safety Brandon Jones from Texas.
- With the 71st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select defensive tackle Justin Madubuike from Texas A&M.
- With the 72nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select offensive tackle Josh Jones from Houston.
- With the 73rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton from The Ohio State.
- The Cleveland Browns trade the 74th pick to the New Orleans Saints. With the 74th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Saints select outside linebacker Zack Baun from Wisconsin.
- With the 75th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Detroit Lions select offensive guard Jonah Jackson from The Ohio State.
- With the 76th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn from Vanderbilt.
- With the 77th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select cornerback Michael Ojemudia from Iowa.
- With the 78th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons select center Matt Hennessy from Temple.
- With the 79th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New York Jets select defensive end Jabari Zuniga from Florida.
- With the 80th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Las Vegas Raiders select versatile running back Lynn Bowden Jr. from Kentucky.
- With the 81st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Las Vegas Raiders select wide receiver Bryan Edwards from South Carolina.
- With the 82nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select defensive tackle Neville Gallimore from Oklahoma.
- With the 83rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select Lloyd Cushenberry a center from LSU.
- With the 84th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Rams select outside linebacker Terrell Lewis from Alabama.
- With the 85th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select safety Julian Blackmon from Utah.
- With the 86th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select running back Zack Moss from Utah.
- With the 87th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New England Patriots select outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings from Alabama.
- With the 88th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select Jordan Elliott a defensive tackle from Missouri.
- With the 89th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select cornerback Cameron Dantzler from Mississippi State.
- With the 90th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select Jonathan Greenard outside linebacker from Florida.
- The Las Vegas Raiders trade their 91st pick to the New England Patriots. With the 91st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Patriots select tight end Devin Asiasi from UCLA.
- With the 92nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select wide receiver Devin Duvernay from Texas. Duvernay and Kyler Murray are cousins.
- With the 93rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select running back Darrynton Evans from Appalachian State. He will be used to replace Dion Lewis who the Titans released in March. Evans will likely come in for Derrick Henry on third downs.
- With the 94th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers select tight end Josiah Deguara from Cincinnati.
- With the 95th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select defensive tackle McTelvin Agim from Arkansas.
- With the 96th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs select Lucas Niang a offensive tackle from TCU.
- With the 97th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Cleveland Browns select linebacker Jacob Phillips from LSU.
- With the 98th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select linebacker Malik Harrison from The Ohio State.
- With the 99th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New York Giants select offensive tackle Matt Peart from University of Connecticut.
- With the 100th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Las Vegas Raiders select linebacker Tanner Muse from Clemson.
- The New York Jets trade the 101st pick to the New England Patriots. With the 101st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the New England Patriots select tight end Dalton Keene from Virginia Tech.
- With the 102nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select outside linebacker Alex Highsmith from Charlotte.
- With the 103rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Davion Taylor from University of Colorado.
- With the 104th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Los Angeles Rams select safety Terrell Burgess from Utah.
- The Minnesota Vikings trade the 105th pick to the New Orleans Saints. With the 105th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Saints select tight end Adam Trautman from Dayton.
- With the 106th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select offensive tackle Tyre Phillips from Mississippi State.
- In a surprise move the New England Patriots trade retired tight end Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round NFL draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-round pick. Gronkowski will come out of retirement to play with quarterback Tom Brady for Tampa Bay.
- The Chicago Bears release tight end Trey Burton after signing Jimmy Graham. Burton then signs with the Indianapolis Colts. He is still recovering from offseason hip surgery to address a labrum injury, but is suppose to be ready for training camp.
- Reports that Bengals starting running back Joe Mixon is prepared to holdout this season if he can’t reach a long-term deal with Cincinnati.
- Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule says “he wants to avoid having Christian McCaffrey on the field every snap.” McCaffrey doesn’t need to be on the field for every snap in order to be valuable to your fantasy football team. Carolina will likely fill this position with a rookie from the NFL draft.
- Running back Christian McCaffrey agreed to a four-year extension with the Carolina Panthers worth $64 million, giving him an average salary of $16 million. This makes him the highest-paid running back in NFL history. Last season McCaffrey became just the third player in NFL history to both rush 1,000 yards and receive for 1,000 yards in a season. He joins the company of Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig as the only players to reach this milestone.
- The Los Angeles Rams trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a 2022 NFL fourth-round draft pick to the Houston Texans. In exchange the Rams get a 2020 second-round pick. Cooks is the second most traded player in NFL history. Houston is Cooks fourth team in his six-year NFL career. He is a riskier wide receiver pick in this upcoming fantasy season. It’s unknown how he will fit into the Texans offensive scheme, and he has a history of concussions.
- The Kansas City Chiefs sign tight end Ricky Seals-Jones.
- The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured wide receiver Sammy Watkins contract. His new deal will pay him $9 million this season with $7 million more in additional incentives. They also added a no trade clause to the contract.
- Former New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson agreed to a two-year $20 million deal with the Carolina Panthers.
- In a trade Atlanta acquires tight end Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round NFL draft pick from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 2020 second and fifth rounder. This is the Falcons attempt to replace Austin Hooper who they lost to Cleveland in free agency this season. Hayden Hurst was a 2018 first-round pick, but was overshadowed by fellow Baltimore tight end Mark Andrews. Hurst will be a fantasy football tight end sleeper this season.
- The Eagles pick up tight end Zach Ertz contract thru 2021.
- The New England Patriots sign quarterback Brian Hoyer to a one-year $1.05 million deal with $2 million in additional incentives. After the departure of Tom Brady, Hoyer will compete with Jarrett Stidham for the QB starting job.
- The Detroit Lions trade cornerback Darius Slay to Philadelphia in exchange for a third and fifth-round draft pick. Slay and the Eagles then reach a three-year deal worth $50 million with $30 million guaranteed. Darius Slay is now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. Hopefully this helps sure up the Philadelphia’s horrible pass defense from last season. It could make for a difficult landscape for wide receiver in the NFC East for the next couple of seasons.
- Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor signs a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders for $1.0475 million.
- Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signs a two-year $16 million deal with the New Orleans Saints. He’ll be the number two wide receiver behind star Michael Thomas.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers sign former Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron to a two-year $12 million contract. He will battle it out with Vance McDonald for the starting tight end job.
- The Washington Redskins sign former Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber to a two-year deal worth up to $3 million in incentives.
- Former Tennessee Titans right tackle Jack Conklin signs a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $42 million with $30 million guaranteed. Conklin could have a huge positive impact on the Browns running game for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Adversely the Titans loss might negatively impact running back Derrick Henry.
- Legendary 42 year old quarterback Tom Brady leaves the New England Patriots after 20 seasons to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played in 9 Super Bowls with the Patriots winning 6.
- With the signing of former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Jameis Winston making him a free agent.
- Minnesota Vikings trade Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a first, fifth, sixth, and seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft along with a 2021 fourth-round pick.
- Former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon signs a two year $16 million deal with division rival Denver Broncos. $13.5 million of the contract is guaranteed.
- Atlanta Falcons release two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman after six seasons with the team.
- The Los Angeles Rams cut running back Todd Gurley. He signs a one year deal with the Atlanta Falcons worth $6 million.
- Tennessee Titans place the non-exclusive $10 million franchise tag on last seasons NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry.
- The Tennessee Titans sign quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a 4 year extension worth $118 million with $62 million guaranteed.
- Running back Kenyan Drake signs his transition tag tender with the Arizona Cardinals. If a multi-year deal can’t be reached then Drake will play on a one-year $8.4 million contract.
- The Carolina Panthers sign former New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a 3 year $63 million deal with $40 million guaranteed over the next two seasons. Taysom Hill is now considered the backup quarterback to Drew Brees.
- The Carolina Panthers have given 31 year old quarterback Cam Newton permission to seek a trade after signing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
- After nine seasons the Panthers release Cam Newton. He is recovering from Lisfranc left foot surgery he underwent in December 2019. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 NFL season.
- The Panthers trade quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round NFL draft pick.
- The Kansas Chiefs sign running back Damien Williams to a two year extension worth $8.1 million.
- After four season with the Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder signs a 3 year $28.5 million deal with the New York Jets. $17 million is guaranteed.
- The Green Bay Packers release tight end Jimmy Graham. He then signs a two-year deal worth $16 million with the rival Chicago Bears. $9 million of the contract is guaranteed.
- Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper signs a 4 year $44 million deal with the Cleveland Browns.
- The Chicago Bears trade a compensatory fourth round draft pick to acquire Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles.
- Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers signs a one year $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
- Houston Texans trade wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson, a second, and fourth round pick. Reports are that Hopkins and head coach Bill O’Brien had their differences and Hopkins was upset with his current contract with the Texans.
- The Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag worth $33 million on quarterback Dak Prescott. Dallas has until the July 15 deadline to workout a multiyear contract. If they don’t he will play the 2020 NFL season under the franchise tag.
- The Dallas Cowboys re-sign Amari Cooper to a five-year $100 million deal with $60 million guaranteed. Making him the second-highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL
- The San Francisco 49ers trade defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a first round draft pick. Buckner and the Colts then reach a four-year deal worth $84 million with $39 million guaranteed.
- Former 38 year old Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. It’s a one-year $4 million deal with $3.5 million guaranteed.
- Tight end Blake Jarwin resigns with the Dallas Cowboys on a
four-year $24.25 million deal with $9.25 million in guarantees.
- The Cincinnati Bengals placed the franchise tag worth $18 million on 31-year-old wide receiver A.J. Green
. He missed the entire 2019 season with an ankle injury, and seven games in the 2018 NFL season.
- Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones agrees to a five year $82.5 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. $57 million of the contract is guaranteed making him one of the highest paid cornerbacks in the NFL.
- Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota signs a two-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders worth $17.6 million with $7.5 million guaranteed. The contract has loads of incentives that could make the max value of the deal $37.5 million.
- Former Denver Bronco four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. signs a two-year $20 million deal with the rival Los Angeles Chargers.
- Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard signs a two year $10 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
- Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb signs a three-year $27 million deal with the Houston Texans
. $18.75 million is guaranteed.
- The New Orleans Saints extend a $5 million first-round tender to quarterback Taysom Hill
. Some consider him to be Drew Brees successor when he retires, and future franchise quarterback of the Saints.
- The Cleveland Browns extend a second round tender to running back Kareem Hunt.
- The Cleveland Browns sign former Washington Redskin quarterback Case Keenum to a 3 year $18 million contract with $10 million guaranteed.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars extend a $3.25 million second round tender to wide receiver Keelan Cole.
- Carolina Panthers signs former Cincinnati Bengal right guard John Miller to a one-year $4 million deal.
- The Tennessee Titans release running back Dion Lewis after two seasons. Lewis then signs a one-year deal with the New York Giants to backup star running back Saquon Barkley.
- The Tennessee Titans have released tight end Delanie Walker after seven seasons with the team.
- The Seattle Seahawks extend a $3.25 million second round tender to tight end Jacob Hollister
- The Cincinnati Bengals release cornerback B.W. Webb
- The Carolina Panthers signed quarterback Kyle Allen to a one year deal. Allen started 12 games last season backing up the injured Cam Newton.
- The Los Angeles Chargers sign running back Austin Ekeler to a four year $24.5 million contract.
- The Denver Broncos trade a fourth-round draft pick to acquire 2017 Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- The Los Angeles Chargers trade Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung to the Carolina Panthers for Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner.
- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Rashaad Penny is likely to start training camp on the PUP List. Penny torn his ACL last season in Week 14 and is recovering from surgery to repair it.
- Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola resigns with the team on a one year deal.
- The New York Jets sign former Washington Redskin wide receiver Josh Doctson.
- Drew Brees announced he will return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 NFL season.
- The Washington Redskins have exercise their 2020 option on 35 year old running back Adrian Peterson’s contract. Peterson will make $2.3 million in 2020.
- The Seattle Seahawks signs tight end Greg Olsen to a one year deal paying him $7 million with $5.5 million guaranteed.
- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed was cleared from the concussion protocol after missing the entire 2019 NFL regular season. The next day the Redskins released the tight end.
- The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract extension with running back Jalen Richard worth $8 million with $4.6 million guaranteed. Richard’s involvement in the offense could cut into Josh Jacobs lead running back role.
- The Los Angeles Rams hire Kevin O’Connell as their new offensive coordinator. O’Connell was previously the offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins. He replaces Head Coach Sean McVay as the OC for the Rams. It’s unclear at this time if McVay will truly relinquish the play calling duties or if it’s just a title.
- The Rams hire Brandon Staley to replace Wade Phillips as their new defensive coordinator. He previously worked under Vic Fangio staff with the Chicago Bears & Denver Broncos.
- Los Angeles hires John Bonamego as their new special teams coordinator. He has coached in the NFL for over 17 years, and served as the special teams coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, and most recently Detroit Lions.
- The Los Angeles Rams have promoted Sophie Luoto to Director of Football Operations making her the highest position held by a woman in the organization’s history.
- Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson was arrested near the U.S. and Mexico border in possession of 157 pounds of marijuana. He was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Robinson could face up to 20 years in prison.
- The Washington Redskins release cornerback Josh Norman after four seasons with the team.
- Philadelphia Eagles won’t hire an offensive coordinator after firing offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch in January. Head coach Doug Pederson will continue to call the plays for the team.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had his knee scoped to repair a torn meniscus. He also underwent Lasik eye surgery to correct his nearsightedness. He lead the NFL last season in interceptions thrown with 30. Only time will tell if this change in eye sight makes a difference in play.
- The Chargers have decided to move on from 38 year old quarterback Philip Rivers after 16 seasons with the organization.
- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry underwent hip surgery. The recovery timetable is 6-8 months. Landry is eyeing a return by training camp in August. He expects to be ready for the 2020 NFL season. Landry has not missed a game in his NFL career.
- The Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV defeating the San Francisco 49ers.
- Patrick Mahomes wins the Super Bowl MVP award.
- The Carolina Panthers and tight end Greg Olsen mutually agree to part ways after nine seasons with the team.
- Kareem Hunt was stopped and cited for speeding in Ohio. The video footage on the police officers dash cam shows Hunt admitting during the traffic stop that he would not pass a NFL drug test. The officer also found and confiscated an open bottle of vodka and weed in Hunt‘s vehicle.
- Cleveland Browns hires former Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt as their new offensive coordinator.
- Vikings officially name Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator and Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer as co-defensive coordinators.
- Former Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was hired as offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- The Browns hire Bill Callahan as their offensive line coach. He is considered one of the top O-Line coaches in the NFL. This could have a big positive impact on Cleveland’s running game including fantasy football players Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
- Tevin Coleman suffers a dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship Game.
- New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement from football after 16 NFL seasons.
- Philadelphia Eagles fire offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch. The firing came a day after head coach Doug Pederson said in a press conference that both coaches would come back for the 2020 NFL season.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
- The Chicago Bears hire John DeFilippo as their quarterbacks coach.
- The Chicago Bears hire Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator.
- The New York Giants hire former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as their new offensive coordinator.
- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announces his retirement from football.
- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills on vandalism charges.
- The Cleveland Browns name former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as the teams new head coach. He replaces Freddie Kitchens as the Browns new head coach.
- Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has been hired as the New York Giants tight end coach.
- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. faces controversy after slapping a cop’s butt in the locker room celebration following LSU victory in the National Championship Game.
- The Washington Redskins hire fired Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera as their next head coach. Rivera replaces Jay Gruden who Washington fired in October after the team got off to a 0-5 start. Jay Gruden was then hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- The Washington Redskins hire Scott Turner as their next offensive coordinator. He is the son of longtime NFL coach Norv Turner. Scott Turner previously coached with Ron Rivera and his father in Carolina.
- The New York Giants hire Joe Judge as their 19th head coach. Judge has been coaching with the New England Patriots for the last 8 seasons. In 2019 he served as the Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach.
- The Cowboys fire Jason Garrett after nine years as head coach in Dallas.
- The Panthers hire former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady to replace Norv Turner as their next offensive coordinator. Joe Brady helped lead LSU to a National Championship and was named “The Top Assistant in College Football” last season. Before working at LSU Brady worked as offensive assistant under Sean Payton for two season with the New Orleans Saints. His previous relationship with Teddy Bridgewater may prove to be very valuable with NFL teams off-season’s disrupted by the corona virus.
- The Dallas Cowboys hire former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy as the franchise’s next head coach. They will keep Kellen Moore as the teams offensive coordinator.
- The Carolina Panthers name former Baylor head coach Matt Rhule as their next head coach.
- Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello.
- Former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was hired as offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
- After a disappointing season the Los Angeles Rams fire defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is reported being seen in a full cast on his right hand. He injured his right thumb during the 2019 regular season.