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Knights in the NFL: Free Agency update

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Britt, Ryan, and Harmon agree to new deals. We recap existing contracts, too.

Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons
Ryan’s tenacity was rewarded with $$$.
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The franchise (Cleveland Browns) attempting to make a splash as big as the fictional team (also Cleveland Browns) in the movie draft day traded for Brock Osweiler but not after getting him some help on the offensive line and perhaps more importantly on the perimeter with Kenny Britt. Britt turned his 1,000 yard receiving season on an otherwise inept offense into a 4 year, $32.5 million deal ($10.5 million guaranteed). The Dawg Pound seems excited.

New England had a ton of decisions to make with all their free agents and the trend of Super Bowl winners looking to cash in continued. The Patriots chose to re-sign Duron Harmon to a 4 year, $17,000,000 contract, including a $5 million signing bonus, and $6.5 million guaranteed.

It wasn’t the first time Jason McCourty lobbied for a Patriots cornerback joined him in Nashville. This time he got his wish as Logan Ryan signed a 3 year, $30,000,000 contract with the Tennessee Titans, details to be confirmed. The overall number seemed lower than many expected based on Ryan’s tremendous postseason performance en route to another Super Bowl ring.

Marcus Cooper was just signed by the Chicago Bears after a breakout 2016, starting 13 games for Arizona. It’s a three year deal, but terms are not immediately disclosed.

Still Unsigned:

Tim Wright. Wright is coming off an injury but has shown productivity, especially in the red zone in his career with the Lions and Patriots. A team like the Jets who had so little productivity at the position the last two seasons could see him as a low-risk, high reward candidate.

Anthony Davis is currently on the retired list.

Andrew DePaola. Long snappers usually don’t get long term deals (former Knight Harris being an exception). His performance was excellent this season so despite being non-tendered he will likely be back with the Bucs even after ACL surgery.

Existing contract situations:

Remember NFL contracts are not fully guaranteed, so a player can be cut at any time and are only entitled to the remaining guaranteed money.

Michael Burton Lions through 2018. $2,464,356 over 4 years. $184,356 guaranteed.

Leonte Carroo, Dolphins through 2019. $3,100,388 over 4 years. $700,388 guaranteed.

Brandon Coleman, Saints through 2017. $1,530,000 over 3 years. None guaranteed.

Mohamed Sanu, Falcons through 2020. $32,500,000 over 5 years. $14,000,000 guaranteed.

Tyler Kroft, Bengals through 2018. $3,001,276 over 4 years. $647,776 guaranteed.

Clark Harris, Bengals through 2017. $4,950,000 over 5 years. $600,000 guaranteed.

Jeremy Zuttah, Ravens through 2018. $12,250,000 over 3 years. $6,500,000 guaranteed.

Khaseem Greene, Chiefs through 2017. $615,000 for 1 year.

Jon Freeny, Patriots through 2018. $4,080,000 for 2 years. $1,300,000 guaranteed.

Jason McCourty, Titans through 2017. $43,040,000 over 6 years. $17,000,000 guaranteed.

Devin McCourty, Patriots through 2019. $47,500,000 over 5 years. $28,500,000 guaranteed.