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NFL free agents 2020: Ranking top 50 players, best by position, tracking signings

Sporting News — (Vinnie Iyer)

NFL free agency is virtually here for 2020. The new league year officially opened for the business of transactions on Wednesday, March 18, but with the legal tampering period kicking off on Monday, March 16, news of unrestricted free-agent deals was coming in fast and furioius.

In preparation for the madness, teams tried to keep their own pending priority free agents with either a new long-term contract or the franchise tag. 

Consider this your Sporting News tracking hub for the latest updates on NFL deals as they come during the offseason. Here's a complete list of NFL free agents in 2020, including the best players by position.

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NFL free agency 2020: Ranking the top 50 players

1. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys (age: 26) (franchise-tagged)

Prescott went back to his rookie level of success only while handling much higher passing volume and downfield pop under Kellen Moore. Moore is staying in Dallas with Mike McCarthy for that reason and the Cowboys locking up Prescott is the highest offensive priority of any team.

2. Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs (25) (franchise-tagged)

Jones has proved to be a highly disruptive inside pass rusher in two schemes over two massive seasons. He's an explosive talent for any front and the Chiefs may need to franchise-tag him (at around $15.5 million guaranteed) for 2020. The challenges to giving him a big contract are a past one to Frank Clark and a monster future one for Patrick Mahomes while working with limited cap space.

3. Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys (25) (re-signed for 5 years, $100 million)

The Cowboys had every intention of keeping their triplets of Prescott, Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott intact, but it was strange how they were forced into locking up the running back first. There was a chance Cooper might explore a richer payday in free agency with the potential tag needed to go to Prescott first.

4. Drew Brees, QB, Saints (41) (re-signed for 2 years, $50 million)

Brees said he's taking some time to contemplate his playing future in football, but coming off a third consecutive playoff frustration, he is fully expected to be back leading their offense with a deal on his terms. Sean Payton pretty much made it clear he'll remain attached to his longtime QB.

5. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots (42) (signed for 2 years, $60 million)

He's the third in the loaded class of veteran QBs as he's much older than Prescott and wasn't nearly as effective as Brees in 2019. But Brady still made the most of the talent around him to lead the Patriots through a tougher path to the AFC East title by grinding away with his mental toughness and competitiveness. It's about 50-50 for him to stay in New England , as hard is that to believe.

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6. Jadevon Clowney, EDGE, Seahawks (26)

Clowney liked playing in Seattle's 4-3 scheme after coming over from Houston's 3-4, continuing his elite run stopping and when healthy, being a force in the pass rush even without the sacks (only 3 in 13 games) to back it up. He has said he wants to keep contributing to a top contender and the Seahawks want to bring him back.

7. Byron Jones, CB, Cowboys (27) (signed with Dolphins for 5 years, $82.5 million)

Jones failed to record an interception in his second full season at cornerback but used his 6-0, 205-pound frame well to be a shutdown artist and also has translated his athleticism to be an active, sound tackler.

8. Justin Simmons, S, Broncos (26) (franchise-tagged)

Simmons is coming off a monster season as a big safety (6-2, 202 pounds), showing off both his prolific tackling against the run and ball-hawking in physical coverage (four interceptions). He is a priority re-sign for John Elway.

9. Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers (25) (franchise-tagged)

Henry rebounded well in a 12-game season coming off a torn ACL with 55 catches for 652 yards and a TD, building on his rookie and second-year promise. At 6-5, 250 pounds, he's a prototype complete player at the position and sneakily the best of the Chargers' three offensive re-sign options.

10. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans (26) (franchise-tagged)

This Henry was beastly down the stretch to become the NFL's reigning rushing champion with his old-school blend of power and burst. The Titans will be keeping the hammer and foundation of their offense, but they might need to figure out how much they're paying their quarterback before knowing what they can pay Henry.

11. Joe Thuney, G, Patriots (27) (franchise-tagged, re-signed)

Thuney is coming off a second-year All-Pro season at left guard, standing out despite injuries dampening the play next to him at left tackle and center. He is an efficient all-around blocker, especially a rock in the running game.

12. Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers (38) (signed with Colts for 1 year, $25 million)

Rivers looks like he's either preparing himself to land with another team in free agency or getting ready to retire with his noted family relocation from Southern California to Florida. He's coming off a rough season where he got too careless with the ball but he's got something left as a fiery leader in the right offensive support system.

13. Cory Littleton, ILB, Rams (26) (signed with Raiders for 3 years, $36 million)

Littleton is a highly active tackler and one of the best cover men at his position because of his quickness, range and instincts. He also can be effective going after the quarterback as a blitzer.

14. Shaquil Barrett, EDGE, Buccaneers (27) (franchise-tagged)

The Bucs got major dividends from the former Bronco as he enjoyed a terrific, long-awaited breakout season, leading the NFL in sacks (19.5) in Todd Bowles' 3-4.

15. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans (31) (re-signed for four years, $118 million)

The Titans need to be careful about overpaying and over-committing to Tannehill too much given his age, but it's hard not to think of him as a continued, highly reasonable solution to QB after he meshed so well in the offense playing off Henry and the dominant running game.

16. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals (31) (franchise-tagged)

Green wants to stick around after his season completely lost to ankle injury if the Bengals bring him back at the right final contract price. The Bengals could use him to give Joe Burrow a reliable veteran security blanket outside.

17. Anthony Harris, S, Vikings (28) (franchise-tagged)

Harris, like Simmons is another big safety (6-1, 202 pounds), only coming off making a few more big plays in coverage (6 INTs) with a little less impact against the run.

18. Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers (26)

The good of Winston was the league-leading 5,109 yards passing with 33 TDs. The bad was his league-leading 30 INTs that pushed his efficiency way down again for Bruce Arians. Should the Bucs think they are better off trying to win games with someone else, he should be a starter elsewhere.

19. Anthony Castonzo, OT, Colts (31) (re-signed for 2 years, $33 million)

He's been terrific as their left tackle, keeping up the pass protection in the transition from Andrew Luck to Jacoby Brissett without losing his run-blocking edge. But it's sounding like he's split between retiring and re-signing.

20. Yannick Ngakuoe, EDGE, Jaguars (24) (franchise-tagged)

He's too young and too productive as their best pass rusher (8 sacks in 2019) to let walk. If they can't figure out a long-term deal in the short term, he's bound to be franchise-tagged at a little more than $19 million for 2020.

21. Arik Armstead, DE, 49ers (26) (re-signed for 5 years, $85 million)

The 2015 first-rounder from Oregon finally busted out big time with his massive frame (6-7, 290 pounds) with 10 sacks in Robert Saleh's 4-3, or one more than the total of his previous four seasons. He's probably still more of a solid complementary pass rusher than transcendent one.

22. Brandon Scherff, G, Redskins (28) (franchise-tagged)

The three-time Pro Bowler and No. 5 overall pick from 2015 isn't too far behind Thuney with his powerful work at right guard for Washington.

23. Chris Harris Jr., CB, Broncos (30) (signed with Chargers for 2 years, $20 million)

Harris has shown some signs of slowing down, but overall, thrust into more of a traveling shutdown role in Denver's new defense with Vic Fangio, he responded well to the point he has fine appeal on a shorter-team deal.

24. Jack Conklin, OT, Titans (25) (signed with Browns for 3 years, $42 million)

Back to being fully healthy, the 2016 No. 8 overall pick rebounded into form as a rock of a right tackle paving the way for Henry. He is likely to locked up by Tennessee, which is what he wants, too.

25. Leonard Williams, DT, Giants (25) (franchise-tagged)

Williams has been more than a little disappointing with his explosive impact up front, given he was the No. 6 overall pick in 2015, prompting his crosstown trade from the Jets. The Giants want to bring him back as a cornerstone for the rebuild for Dave Gettleman and new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

26. Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers (26) (signed with Broncos for 2 years, $16 million)

He got the solid accrued season he wanted to get into free agency and there's no way the Chargers change their mind to give him what he's asking given they can just roll with Austin Ekeler as their feature back with a little more power help. Gordon is above average at best, given how low his floor was and how low is ceiling is.

27. Devin McCourty, S, Patriots (32) (re-signed for two years, $23 million)

McCourty is coming off another solid season as a playmaker in coverage (5 INTs) and offers plenty of savvy and smarts for a team outside of New England that needs it. He wants to keep playing despite the age but the Patriots will be hesitant toward committing too much more.

28. Breshad Perriman, WR, Buccaneers (26) (signed with Jets for 1 year, $8 million)

For Perriman, the No. 26 overall pick in the 2015 draft, he finally was healthy enough with a chance to show off his speed in a offense built on stretching the field. It took late hamstring injuries to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to show what he can do as a field-stretcher (36 catches, 645 yards, six TDs).

29. Matthew Judon, EDGE, Ravens (27) (franchise-tagged)

Judon ripped off 9.5 sacks to emerge as a devastating force in their 3-4. He's bound to get a little overpaid because of his profile and that likely prices him out of Baltimore.

30. Robby Anderson, WR, Jets (26) (signed with Panthers for 2 years, $20 million)

Anderson is much like Perriman, given his spike also came in December, but he's more of a pure field-stretcher coming off a 52-catch, 779-yard, 5-TD season. The supply of wideout help is limited enough where demand can get him a generous deal, but likely out of New York.

31. Bud Dupree, EDGE, Steelers (26) (franchise-tagged)

Dupree, the No. 22 overall pick in 2015, is coming off an 11.5-sack season where he also stopped the run well from the outside. He should cash in like Judon should he hit the open market. The Steelers want to extend him big time and could in the meantime lean on the franchise tag.

32. Dante Fowler Jr., EDGE, Rams (25) (signed with Falcons for 3 years, $48 million)

Fowler delivered on his one-year, $14 million deal with 11.5 sacks of his own. The No. 3 overall pick of 2015 found his stride away from Jacksonville in Los Angeles' 3-4 and he carries plenty more youthful upside.

33. Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons (25) (signed with Browns for 4 years, $44 million)

Hooper threw down a Pro Bowl season with 75 catches for 785 yards and 6 TDs in only 13 games. The 2016 third-rounder has exceeded expecations as a valuable receiver but the Falcons will need to get creative to retain him at market value given a tight cap situation.

34. Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Patriots (28) (signed with Dolphins for 4 years, $51 million)

He has been an awesome Swiss Army knife in Bill Belichick's defense playing a blend of outside linebacker, inside linebacker and defensive end. He simply gets all over the field to make plays from all angles. It's just hard to see him performing as well away from the Patriots, unless it's the copycat schemes of the Lions, Dolphins, Giants or Titans.

35. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers (32) (signed with Saints for 2 years, $16 million)

He's kind of like his old teammate Chris Harris Jr., only on the offensive side of this class, good for more like a one- or two-year deal. Between Denver and San Francisco, Sanders posted 66 catches for 869 yards and 5 TDs in the regular season, with only two big games with the latter team.

36. D.J. Reader, DT, Texans (25) (signed with Bengals for 4 years, $53 million)

He's emerged as a stout 3-4 nose tackle to eat space against the run and he also chipped 2.5 sacks in 2019.

37. Javon Hargrave, DT, Steelers (26) (signed with Eagles for 3 years, $39 million)

He's become the new Casey Hampton for them at the nose with 4 sacks to go along with engulfing blockers.

38. Shelby Harris, DE, Broncos (28) (re-signed for 1 year, $2.5 million)

Harris, who had six sacks in 2019, proved to be an Akiem Hicks-type player for Vic Fangio with his ability to get to the passer inside from either a 4-3 or a 3-4.

39. Jarran Reed, DT, Seahawks (27) (re-signed for 2 years, $23 million)

Reed's off-field trouble hit into some of his value on the field as his sacks in Seattle's 4-3 dropped from 10.5 in 16 games to only two in 10 games.

40. Bryan Bulaga, OT, Packers (30) (signed with Chargers for 3 years, $30 million)

Bulaga has held down right tackle for them steadily since he was drafted in the first round 10 years ago. But he has durability issues piling up to the point Green Bay may move on. 

41. Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals (26) (transition-tagged, re-signed for 1 year, $8.5 million)

What did Drake do in his half season in Arizona after being traded from Miami? His 643 yards rushing, 8 TDs and 5.2 per-carry average in 8 games meant he was the perfect fit in Kliff Kingsbury's offense, down to his receiving ability. He's suddenly the back of choice over fading David Johnson and should get re-signed.

42. Michael Pierce, DT, Ravens (27) (signed with Vikings for 3 years, $27 million)

Here's yet another stout 3-4 run-stuffing nose tackle to add to the market, only one with less pass-rush punch than either Reader or Hargrave.

43. Vonn Bell, S, Saints (25) (signed with Bengals for 3 years)

Bell is an excellent run-support safety and showed in limited doses that he can make big plays as a cover man and blitzer.

44. Joe Schobert, ILB, Browns (26) (signed with Jaguars for 5 years, $53.75 million)

There's nothing spectacular about his game, but he's just durable and productive. The one-time Pro Bowler kept up the same work in racking up tackles with a few sacks, but he also added 4 interceptions in 2019.

45. Andrew Whitworth, OT, Rams (38) (re-signed for 3 years)

Whitworth plugged along well on the left side again, proving to be ultra durable with his savvy blocking presence. But at his age, he's a short-term solution, in or out of Los Angeles.

46. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Buccaneers (33) (re-signed for 1 year, $8 million)

The Bucs got more than enough out of Suh replacing his 2010 first-round draftmate Gerald McCoy with 2.5 sacks on top of being the anchor for a much-improved run defense, which ended up No. 1 in the league. He's likely looking at another one-year deal.

47. Blake Martinez, ILB, Packers (26) (signed with Giants for 3 years, $30 million)

Martinez is an active tackler but he's still not a plus against the run. His coverage and ability to get to the quarterback when called upon to blitz give him greater appeal as a pass defense asset.

48. Greg Zuerlein, K, Rams (32) (signed with Cowboys for 3 years, $7.5 million)

Given the field-goal and extra-point woes around the league, even Greg the Leg/Not So Young GZ wasn't immune, battling through a foot injury. He missed nine field goal tries (24 for 33) but was perfect on PATs (42 for 42). He'll be a reliable upgrade for Dallas.

49. Eric Ebron, TE, Colts (26) (signed with Steelers for 2 years, $12 million)

The No. 10 overall pick of the Lions in 2014 busted out with his 13-TD season with Andrew Luck as a free-agent flyer in '18, followed by a injury-marred fade with Brissett to 31 catches for 375 yards and 3 TDs in 11 games. Ebron won't return to Indianapolis behind Pro Bowler Jack Doyle and needs to go somewhere where he can be unitized purely as a move tight end/slot receiver.

50. Jimmie Ward, S, 49ers (28) (re-signed for 3 years, $28.5 million)

The 2014 first-rounder has had a shaky three-season run of injuries, but when healthy, he's a valuable, versatile starter because he does a little bit of everything well.

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2020 NFL free agents: Tracking top players by position

Quarterbacks

  1. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (franchise-tagged)
  2. Drew Brees, Saints (re-signed for 2 years, $50 million)
  3. Tom Brady, Patriots (signed with Buccaneers for 2 years, $60 million)
  4. Ryan Tannehill, Titans (re-signed for 4 years, $118 million)
  5. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
  6. Philip Rivers, Chargers (signed with Colts for 1 year, $25 million)
  7. Teddy Bridgewater, Saints (signed with Panthers for 3 years, $63 million)
  8. Cam Newton, Panthers
  9. Marcus Mariota, Titans (signed with Raiders for 2 years, $17.6 million)
  10. Case Keenum, Redskins (signed with Browns for 3 years, $18 million)
  11. Joe Flacco, Broncos
  12. Blake Bortles, Rams
  13. Colt McCoy, Redskins (signed with Giants for 1 year)
  14. AJ McCarron, Texans (re-signed)
  15. Matt Moore, Chiefs
  16. Chase Daniel, Bears (signed with Lions for 3 years, $13 million)
  17. Brian Hoyer, Colts (signed with Patriots for 1 year)
  18. Brandon Allen, Broncos
  19. Chad Henne, Chiefs (re-signed for 2 years)
  20. Jeff Driskel, Lions (signed with Broncos)
  21. Sean Mannion, Vikings (re-signed)

Running backs

  1. Derrick Henry, Titans (franchise-tagged)
  2. Melvin Gordon III, Chargers (signed with Broncos for 2 years, $16 million)
  3. Kenyan Drake, Cardinals (re-signed for 1 year, $8.5 million)
  4. Todd Gurley, Rams (signed with Falcons for 1 year, $5 million)
  5. Jordan Howard, Eagles (signed with Dolphins for 2 years)
  6. Carlos Hyde, Texans
  7. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  8. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers (signed with Redskins for 2 years, $3 million)
  9. Lamar Miller, Texans
  10. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  11. Corey Clement, Eagles
  12. DeAndre Washington, Raiders
  13. Dion Lewis, Titans (signed with Giants)
  14. Isaiah Crowell, Raiders
  15. Ty Montgomery, Jets
  16. J.D. McKissic, Lions (signed with Redskins)

Wide receivers

  1. Amari Cooper, Cowboys (re-signed for 5 years, $100 million)
  2. A.J. Green, Bengals (franchise-tagged)
  3. Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers (signed with Jets for 1 year, $8 million)
  4. Robby Anderson, Jets (signed with Panthers for 2 years, $20 million)
  5. Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers (signed with Saints for 2 years, $16 million)
  6. Rashard Higgins, Browns
  7. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots (signed with Seahawks for 1 year)
  8. Randall Cobb, Cowboys (signed with Texans for 3 years, $27 million)
  9. Danny Amendola, Lions (re-signed)
  10. Devin Funchess, Colts (signed with Packers for 1 year, $2.5 million)
  11. Nelson Agholor, Eagles (signed with Raiders for 1 year)
  12. Tajae Sharpe, Titans (signed with Vikings for 1 year, $1 million)
  13. Chester Rogers, Colts
  14. Geronimo Allison, Packers (signed with Lions for 1 year, $1 million)
  15. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs (re-signed for 1 year, $2.3 million)
  16. Travis Benjamin, Chargers (signed with 49ers for 1 year)
  17. Damiere Byrd, Cardinals (signed with Patriots)
  18. Cody Latimer, Giants (signed with Redskins)
  19. Corey Coleman, Giants (re-signed)

Tight ends

  1. Hunter Henry, Chargers (franchise-tagged)
  2. Austin Hooper, Falcons (signed with Browns for 4 years, $44 million)
  3. Eric Ebron, Colts (signed with Steelers for 2 years, $12 million)
  4. Tyler Eifert, Bengals (signed with Jaguars for 2 years)
  5. Darren Fells, Texans (re-signed for 2 years, $7 million)
  6. Charles Clay, Cardinals
  7. Logan Thomas, Lions (signed with Redskins)
  8. Jimmy Graham, Packers (signed with Bears for 2 years, $16 million)
  9. Delanie Walker, Titans
  10. Nick O’Leary, Jaguars (signed with Raiders)
  11. Nick Vannett, Steelers (signed with Broncos fo 2 years)
  12. Vernon Davis, Redskins
  13. Jason Witten, Cowboys (signed with Raiders for 1 year, $4.75 million)
  14. Ricky Seals-Jones, Browns
  15. Levine Toilolo, 49ers (signed by Giants)
  16. Marcedes Lewis, Packers (re-signed)
  17. Blake Bell, Chiefs (signed with Cowboys

Offensive tackles

  1. Anthony Castonzo, Colts (re-signed for 2 years, $33 million)
  2. Jack Conklin, Titans (signed with Browns for 3 years, $42 million)
  3. Bryan Bulaga, Packers (signed with Chargers)
  4. Andrew Whitworth, Rams (re-signed for 3 years)
  5. Jason Peters, Eagles
  6. D.J. Humphries, Cardinals (re-signed for 3 years, $45 million)
  7. Darryl Williams, Panthers (signed with Bills for 1 year)
  8. Demar Dotson, Buccaneers
  9. Chris Clark, Texans
  10. Mike Remmers, Giants (signed with Chiefs)
  11. Kelvin Beachum, Jets
  12. Greg Robinson, Browns
  13. Germain Ifedi, Seahawks (signed with Bears for 1 year)
  14. Cordy Glenn, Bengals
  15. Rick Wagner, Lions (signed with Packers)
  16. George Fant, Seahawks (signed with Jets for 3 years, $30 million)
  17. Dennis Kelly, Titans (re-signed for 3 years, $24 milliion)
  18. Halapoulivaati Vaitai (signed with Lions for 5 years, $50 million)
  19. Cameron Fleming, Cowboys (signed with Giants for 1 year)
  20. Ty Sambrailo, Falcons (signed with Titans)
  21. Cedric Ogbuehi, Jaguars (signed with Seahawks)
  22. Brandon Shell, Jets (signed with Seahawks for 2 years, $11 miilion)
  23. Rashod HIll, Vikings (re-signed)

Guards

  1. Joe Thuney, Patriots (franchise-tagged)
  2. Brandon Scherff, Redskins (franchise-tagged)
  3. Austin Blythe, Rams (re-signed for 2 years)
  4. Graham Glasgow, Lions (signed with Broncos for 4 years, $44 million)
  5. Richie Incognito, Raiders
  6. Andrus Peat, Saints (reisgned for 5 years, $57.5 million)
  7. Quinton Spain, Bills (re-signed for 3 years, $15 million)
  8. Ereck Flowers, Redskins (signed with Dolphins for 3 years, $30 million)
  9. Mike Iupati, Seahawks
  10. Mike Person, 49ers
  11. Wes Schweitzer, Falcons (signed with Redskins for 3 years, $13.5 million)
  12. Ben Garland, 49ers (re-signed for 1 year, $2.25 million)
  13. Josh Kline, Vikings
  14. John Miller, Bengals (signed with Panthers for 1 year, $4 million)
  15. Tom Compton, Jets (signed with 49ers for 1 year, $3 million)
  16. Erik Kush, Browns (signed witih Raiders)

Centers

  1. Connor McGovern, Broncos (signed wth Jets for 3 years, $27 million)
  2. Ted Karras, Patriots (signed with Dolphins for 1 year, $4 million)
  3. Daniel Kilgore, Dolphins

Defensive tackles

  • Chris Jones, Chiefs (franchise-tagged)
  • Arik Armstead, 49ers (re-signed for 5 years, $85 million)
  • D.J. Reader, Texans (signed with Bengals for 4 years, $52 million)
  • Leonard Williams, Giants (franchise-tagged)
  • Javon Hargrave, Steelers (signed with Eagles for 3 years, $39 million)
  • Shelby Harris, Broncos (re-signed for 1 year, $2.5 million)
  • Jarran Reed, Seahawks (re-signed for 2 years, $23 million)
  • Michael Pierce, Ravens (signed with Vikings for 3 years, $27 million)
  • Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers (re-signed for 1 year, $8 million)
  • Gerald McCoy, Panthers (signed with Cowboys for 3 years)
  • Jordan Phillips, Bllls (signed with Cardinals for 3 years,$30 million)
  • David Onyemata, Saints (re-signed for 3 years, $27 million)
  • Maliek Collins, Cowboys (signed with Raiders)
  • Derek Wolfe, Broncos (signed with Ravens for 1 year, $3 million)
  • Michael Brockers, Rams (re-signed for 3 years, $31.5 million)
  • Linval Joseph, Vikings (signed with Chargers for 2 years, $17 million)
  • Danny Shelton, Patriots (signed with Lions for.2 years, $8 million)
  • Mike Daniels, Lions
  • Andrew Billings, Bengals (signed with Browns for 1 year, $3.5 million)
  • Tim Jernigan, Eagles
  • Gerald McCoy, Panthers (signed with Cowboys for 3 years)
  • Beau Allen, Buccaneers (signed with Patriots for 2 years, $8 million)
  • A’Shawn Robinson, Lions (signed with Rams for 2 years, $17 million)
  • Dontari Poe, Panthers (signed with Cowboys for 2 years, $10.5 million)
  • Margus Hunt, Colts
  • Rodney Gunter, Cardinals (signed with Jaguars)
  • Mike Pennel, Chiefs (re-signed)

Edge rushers 

  • Jadeveon Clowney, Seahawks
  • Shaquill Barrett, Buccaneers (franchise-tagged)
  • Yannick Ngaukoe, Jaguars (franchise-tagged)
  • Matthew Judon, Ravens (franchise-tagged)
  • Bud Dupree, Steelers (franchise-tagged)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul, Buccaneers (re-signed for 2 years, $27 million)
  • Dante Fowler Jr., Rams (signed 3 for $48 million)
  • Everson Griffen, Vikings 
  • Robert Quinn, Cowboys (signed with Bears for 5 years, $70 million)
  • Shaq Lawson, Bills (signed with Dolphins for 3 years, $30 million)
  • Vic Beasley, Falcons (signed with Titans for 1 year, $9.5 million)
  • Cameron Wake, Titans
  • Leonard Floyd, Bears (signed with Rams for 1 year, $10 million)
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, Chiefs (signed with Dolphins for 2 years, $15 million)
  • Clay Matthews, Rams
  • Stephen Weatherly, Vikings (signed with Panthers for 2 years, $12.5 million)
  • Carl Nassib, Buccaneers (signed with Raiders)

Outside linebackers

  • Kyle Van Noy, Patriots (signed with Dolphins for 4 years, $51 million)
  • Jamie Collins, Patriots (signed with Lions for 3 years, $30 million)
  • De'Vondre Campbell, Falcons (signed with Cardinals for 1 year, $8.5 million)
  • Thomas Davis, Chargers (signed with Redskins)
  • Elandon Roberts, Patriots (signed with Dolphins)
  • Jordan Jenkins, Jets (re-signed for 1 year, $1.5 million)
  • Tahir Whitehead, Raiders (signed with Panthers for 1 year, $2.5 million)

Inside linebackers

  • Cory Littleton, Rams (signed with Raiders for 3 years, $36 million)
  • Joe Schobert, Browns (signed with Jaguars for 5 years, $53.75 million)
  • Blake Martinez, Packers (signed with Giants for 3 years, $30 million)
  • Nick Kwiatkoski, Bears (signed with Raiders for 3 years, $21 million)
  • Christian Kirksey, Browns (signed with Packers for 2 years, $16 million)
  • Danny Trevathan, Bears (re-signed for 3 years, $21.75 million)
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Ravens (signed with Jets)
  • A.J. Klein, Saints (signed with Bills for 3 years, $18 million)
  • Mark Barron, Steelers
  • Reggie Ragland, Chiefs (signed with Lions)
  • Tyler Matakevich, Steelers (signed with Bills for 2 years, $9 million)
  • Anthony Chickillo, Steelers
  • Josh Bynes, Ravens (signed with Bengals for 1 year)
  • Kamu Grugier Hill, Eagles (signed with Dolphins for 1 year)
  • B.J. Goodson, Packers (signed with Browns)
  • Jatavis Brown, Chargers (signed with Eagles)
  • Kevin Minter, Buccaneers (re-signed for 1 year)

Cornerbacks

  • Byron Jones, Cowboys (signed with Dolphins for 5 years, $82.5 million)
  • Chris Harris Jr., Broncos (signed with Chargers for 2 years, $20 million)
  • Bradley Roby, Texans (re-signed for 3 years, $36 million)
  • James Bradberry, Panthers (signed with Giants for 3 years, $45 million)
  • Trae Waynes, Vikings (signed with Bengals for 3 years, $42 million)
  • Logan Ryan, Titans
  • Jimmy Smith, Ravens (re-signed by Ravens)
  • Xavier Rhodes, Vikings (signed with Colts)
  • Kendall Fuller, Chiefs (signed with Redskins for 4 years, $40 million)
  • Desmond Trufant, Falcons (signed with Lions for 2 years, $21 million)
  • Troy Hill, Rams
  • Ronald Darby, Eagles (signed with Redskins for 1 year, $4 million)
  • Darqueze Dennard, Bengals
  • Brian Poole, Jets (re-signed for 1 year, $5 million)
  • Eli Apple, Saints (signed with Raiders)
  • Mackensie Alexander, Vikings (signed with Bengals)
  • Johnathan Joseph, Texans
  • Anthony Brown, Cowboys (re-signed for 3 years, $15.5 million)
  • Kevin Johnson, Bills (signed with Browns for 1 year, $3.5 million)
  • Josh Norman, Redskins (signed with Bills for 1 year, $6 million)
  • Pierre Desir, Colts (signed with Jets for 1 year, $5.5 million)
  • T.J. Carrie, Browns
  • Trumaine Johnson, Jets
  • Nickell Robey-Coleman, Rams (signed with Eagles)
  • Bashaud Breeland, Chiefs
  • Brandon Carr, Ravens
  • Javien Elliott, Panthers
  • Darryl Roberts, Jets
  • Arthur Maulet, Jets (re-signed for 1 year)
  • Jordan Lucas, Chiefs (signed with Bears)
  • Artie Burns, Steelers (signed with Bears for 1 year)

Safeties

  • Anthony Harris, Vikings (franchise-tagged)
  • Justin Simmons, Broncos (franchise-tagged)
  • Devin McCourty, Patriots (re-signed for 2 years, $23 million)
  • Vonn Bell, Saints (signed with Bengals for 3 years)
  • Jimmie Ward, 49ers (re-signed for 3 years, $28.5 million)
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Bears (signed with Cowboys for 1 year, $4 million)
  • Rodney McLeod, Eagles (re-signed for 2 years, $12 million)
  • Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles (signed with Saints)
  • Adrian Phillips, Chargers (signed with Patriots for 2 years)
  • Tre Boston, Panthers (re-signed for 3 years, $18 million)
  • Jeff Heath, Cowboys (signed with Raiders for 2 years, $8 million)
  • Karl Joseph, Raiders (signed with Browns for 1 year)
  • Tavon Wilson, Lions
  • Damarious Randall, Browns
  • Reshad Jones, Dolphins
  • Jayron Kearse, Vikings (signed with Lions for 1 year, $2.75 million)
  • Will Parks, Broncos (signed with Eagles for 1 year)
  • Morgan Burnett, Browns
  • Sean Davis, Steelers (signed with Redskins)
  • Nate Ebner, Patriots (signed with Giants)
  • Eric Reid, Panthers
  • Eric Murray, Browns (signed with Texans for 3 years, $20.25 million)
  • Juston Burris, Browns (signed with Panthers for 2 years, $8 million)
  • D.J. Swearinger, Saints (re-signed for 1 year, $1.1 million)
  • Colin Jones, Panthers
  • Andrew Sendejo, Vikings (signed with Browns for 1 year, $2.5 million)

Kickers

  • Greg Zuerlein, Rams (signed with Cowboys for 3 years, $7.5 million)
  • Ka’imi Fairbairn, Texans (re-signed for 4 years, $17.65 million)
  • Mason Crosby, Packers (re-signed for 3 years, $12.9 million)
  • Dan Bailey, Vikings (re-signed for 3 years, $10 million)
  • Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  • Ryan Succop, Titans
  • Nick Folk, Patriots
  • Adam Vinatieri, Colts

Punters

  • Matt Bosher, Falcons
  • Sam Martin, Lions (signed with Broncos for 3 years, $7.1 million)