2022 NFL free agency: Latest league news from Tuesday, March 15

Connor Williams is taking his talents to South Beach.

The Miami Dolphins are signing the former Cowboys guard to a two-year, $14 million deal with $7.5 million fully guaranteed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported. It's Miami's second notable addition from Dallas in as many days -- the Dolphins reached an agreement with wideout Cedrick Wilson on Monday -- and the first significant move to bolster what was a creaky offensive line in 2021.

The 24-year-old Williams heads east after starting 51 of the 57 games he appeared in over the past four seasons. He earned a career-best grade of 76.1 by Pro Football Focus last year.

Miami was also busy Tuesday working to retain its own players. Linebacker Duke Riley is re-signing with the club on a one-year, $3 million deal, NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe reported via Riley's agents. Wideout Preston Williams agreed to a one-year contract with a max value of $1.99 million, per Pelissero. Linebacker Elandon Roberts is also set to return on a one-year, $3.25 million deal, Rapoport and Wolfe reported via Roberts' agents.

Roster moves

  • The Atlanta Falcons are re-signing kicker Younghoe Koo to a five-year, $24.25M contract extension, Pelissero reported. The Falcons tendered wideout Olamide Zaccheaus and released defensive tackle Tyeler Davison.
  • The Baltimore Ravens are signing safety Marcus Williams to a five-year, $70 million deal, per Pelissero. Baltimore is also signing offensive tackle Morgan Moses to a three-year, $15 million contract, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
  • The Buffalo Bills are signing former Commanders running back J.D. McKissic to a two-year, $7 million deal with a potential $1 million in incentives, Garafolo reported. Moses started 16 games last season for the Jets and was a starter for Washington the previous six seasons.
  • The Carolina Panthers are signing former Titans running back D'Onta Foreman, Rapoport reported. Foreman had a career-high 566 yards rushing last season filling in for an injured Derrick Henry. The team has also agreed to terms with safety Sean Chandler on a one-year deal and defensive end Marquis Haynes on a two-year deal.
  • The Chicago Bears are re-signing long snapper Patrick Scales to a one-year, $1.27 million veteran benefit deal, per Pelissero. The team is also signing former Packers interior offensive lineman Lucas Patrick to a two-year, $8 million deal, per Rapoport and Garafolo.
  • The Cleveland Browns are signing returner and wide receiver Jakeem Grant to a three-year deal worth $13.8 million max, Pelissero reported. Grant was traded from the Dolphins to the Bears last season and earned a Pro Bowl selection despite ending the year on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The team also released center and NFL Players Association president JC Tretter.
  • The Dallas Cowboys are re-signing safety Malik Hooker to a two-year deal worth $8 million, per Rapoport. Tight end Jeremy Sprinkle is re-signing on a one-year deal, per Pelissero.
  • The Denver Broncos are expected to sign defensive end Randy Gregory to a five-year, $70 million deal after an agreement with the Cowboys fell through, per Garafolo. The Broncos re-signed linebacker Josey Jewell to a two-year deal.
  • The Detroit Lions are expected to sign wideout D.J. Chark to a one-year deal worth $10 million fully guaranteed and defensive end Charles Harris to a two-year, $14 million, Rapoport reported. The Lions re-signed center Evan Brown. They're also re-signing wideout/returner Kalif Raymond, per Garafolo.
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers officially signed his extension, which will pay him $150.815 million over the next three years. The Packers are tendering restricted free-agent wideout Allen Lazard at the second-round level, which comes out to a one-year salary offer at just under $4 million, per Garafolo.
  • The Houston Texans are signing defensive tackle Maliek Collins to a two-year deal worth $17 million with $8.5 million guaranteed, Rapoport reported. The Texans agreed to terms with former Rams linebacker Obo Okoronkwo, per Pelissero. Houston is also re-signing tight end Pharaoh Brown to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million and defensive back Desmond King to a two-year, $7 million deal, per Rapoport. Standout left tackle Laremy Tunsil has restructured his contract with the team, turning his base salary into a signing bonus and creating $8.4 million in cap space, which lowers his cap number from $26.1 million to $17.7 million, Rapoport reported.
  • The Indianapolis Colts agreed to a one-year deal with former Raiders cornerback Brandon Facyson, per Garafolo. The Colts are also bringing back offensive tackle Matt Pryor on a one-year, $5.5 million deal, per Rapoport, and re-signing defensive end Tyquan Lewis to a one-year, $3 million contract, per Pelissero.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars have extended wideout Terry Godwin and sent an RFA tender to safety Andrew Wingard. The Jags released veteran linebacker Myles Jack.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders are giving RFA safety Dallin Leavitt the right-of-first-refusal tender ($2.43 million), Garafolo reported.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers placed tenders on wide receiver Jalen Guyton, offensive tackle Storm Norton and tight end Donald Parham.
  • The Los Angeles Rams are set to release former All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker , Rapoport reported. The team is also giving kicker Matt Gay an original-round restricted free agent tender worth $2.54 million, per Pelissero. Therefore, the compensation for another team signing him to an offer sheet would be a fifth-round pick.
  • The Miami Dolphins are re-signing linebacker Sam Eguavoen to a one-year, $2 million deal, Garafolo reported.
  • The Minnesota Vikings officially released defensive tackle Michael Pierce. The Vikes have agreed to terms with former Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks on a two-year deal worth up to $12 million, per Rapoport. The team later announced it had agreed to terms with Hicks.
  • The New England Patriots are re-signing running back James White to a two-year, $5 million deal that includes $500,000 guaranteed, Pelissero reported. The Pats are re-signing special teams ace Matthew Slater to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reported.
  • The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a contract extension with cornerback Bradley Roby that will keep him in New Orleans and give the team cap space, per Rapoport. The Saints are also signing former Jets safety Marcus Maye to a three-year, $28.5 million deal, per NFL Media.
  • The New York Giants are expected to sign former Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor to a two-year deal worth $11 million with a max value of $17 million, Rapoport reported.
  • The New York Jets are signing former Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed to a three-year, $33 million deal, per Pelissero via Reed's agent. The Jets re-signed safety Lamarcus Joyner. Former Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with New York, Rapoport reported via Whitehead's agent. New York is also re-signing defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd, per Pelissero. Shepherd has played in 56 games over the past four years with the Jets, tallying nine starts.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms on one-year contracts with wideout Greg Ward and defensive back Andre Chachere and tendered restricted free-agent offensive lineman Nate Herbig.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing offensive lineman James Daniels to a three-year, $26.5 million contract, per Pelissero and Garafolo. The Steelers signed safety Miles Killebrew to a two-year contract.
  • The San Francisco 49ers are giving linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair a second-round tender as a restricted free agent and will thusly get a one-year salary offer of just under $4 million with the tender, Garafolo reported.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign former Falcons wideout Russell Gage, per Rapoport.
  • The Tennessee Titans released veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins and agreed to terms with center Ben Jones on a multiyear extension.
  • The Washington Commanders are signing defensive back Bobby McCain to a two-year, $11 million deal, Rapoport reported per McCain's agents.

Trades

  • The New England Patriots are trading edge rusher Chase Winovich to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Mack Wilson, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are acquiring guard Shaq Mason from the New England Patriots in exchange for a fifth-round pick, per NFL Media reporters. The Bucs will assume the final two years and $16 million of Mason's deal, Garafolo added.

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