Free Agency Tuesday is here. With it comes all the craziness and excitement of a new season and the shuffling of hundreds of players over the next several hours and days. Once the new league year opens at 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central), there will likely be a flurry of news regarding signings made official as teams and players have clearly already come to agreements on new contracts (much to the chagrin of the NFL).
Keep it here at Acme Packing Company for all the updates regarding the Packers and their rivals, as we will keep this post updated with all the big news. Also, click here if you need a refresher on which Packers players are scheduled to hit free agency.
Major News and Updates
(All times Central)
2:58 PM: MAKE IT STOP
Filed to ESPN: Rams close to trading QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia for Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015
2:52 PM: AND NOW THIS!
Haloti Ngata traded to Detroit Lions, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 10, 2015
2:42 PM: Straight out of the "WTF" file comes this report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports:
Glazer confirmed the trade shortly thereafter.
1:00 PM: Chris Mortensen of ESPN confirms that Bulaga is indeed re-signing with the Packers! Rapoport tweets a little later that the deal is for five years and worth a little bit less than $7 million per season.
12:15 PM: Joining Sean Richardson is Don Barclay, who also got an original-round Restricted Free Agent tender today.
11:35 AM: Chris Banjo is back, getting the exclusive-rights free agent tender.
11:28 AM: GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!
The #Packers are expected to keep OT Bryan Bulaga, source says. They are closing in on a deal. High priority for them.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015
11:14 AM: Here's a report from Rapoport regarding the Packers' attempts to re-sign Bryan Bulaga:
#Packers pushing hard to keep OT Bryan Bulaga, going beyond their comfort zone for it. His preference is to stay, would need to take less— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015
10:55 AM: Amid the House reports, Tom Silverstein of the Journal-Sentinel slipped a fast one by us - the Packers are giving restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson the original-round tender, likely keeping him in Green Bay for 2015.
10:38 AM: Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin has learned that House's deal with the Jaguars will be worth $25 million over four years, with $10 million guaranteed, and that the Packers' best offer was $17 million and $5 million guaranteed over the same four-year span.
10:17 AM: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Davon House is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a deal worth $6.25 million annually. (UPDATE: The report has since been confirmed by multiple Packers beat writers.)
9:20 AM: Terms of Randall Cobb's contract have been reported by Joel Corry of CBS Sports. With a $5.35 million cap hit in 2015, our calculations estimate that the Packers still have about $26.7 million in cap space remaining.
8:35 AM: Evan Silva of Rotoworld released his predictions for each of the top 50 free agents in this year's class. He predicts that Bryan Bulaga will stay in Green Bay on a 5-year, $35 million deal, and that Davon House will also stick around for two years and $10 million total.