NFL free agency officially starts next week, but legal tampering has begun for the 2015 NFL free agency period and the Jacksonville Jaguars are predicted to be as busy as anyone.
Here are all the latest updates about official visits, rumored signings, news leaks, and more.
9:55 PM: At this point, it looks like Julius Thomas is almost a slam dunk for the Jaguars.
As long as the money isn't out of hand, Julius Thomas and the #Jaguars will be a solid match. Rare that a really young TE becomes free.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 8, 2015
2:56 PM: Looks like Tyson Alualu isn't cut yet, because the Jaguars just re-signed him.
#Jaguars re-sign Tyson Alualu, per report http://t.co/oVIGQGy7kc pic.twitter.com/LLQXThRHTR— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 7, 2015
2:35 PM: While the Jags are expected to look at the offense in FA, it appears they're immediately looking for pass rushers.
Multiple league sources: #Jaguars, #Bears and #Giants have all opened free agency placing calls for defensive end visits.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 7, 2015
The #Jaguars have two defensive end-types in particular they're interested in.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 7, 2015
1:53 PM: There is now one less offensive tackle on the market, as Houston re-signs Newton.
Texans have agreed to a 5-year deal with OT Derek Newton, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 7, 2015
12:24 PM: Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego reporting the San Diego Chargers could make a run at Randall Cobb. Good weather, nice money. All the same reasons for Cobb to come to the Jaguars.
Irons in fire: Chargers expected to make run at 49ers G Mike Iupati, source says. Watch for Packers WR Randall Cobb, too.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 7, 2015
12:21 PM: Charles Robinson of Yahoo! is echoing what the national media has been putting out there all week. Honestly, I don't know how I'd feel about the Miami Dolphins signing Ndamukong Suh. What advantages (Florida weather, state income tax, roster on upward trend) do the Jaguars not have?
Several league sources are talking about Ndamukong Suh to #Dolphins as if it has already happened. DeMarco Murray returning to #Cowboys, too— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 7, 2015
10:32 AM: Right tackle options since other than Bryan Bulaga of the Green Bay Packers this is a weak class, but Jermey Parnell could be an option.
Do #Jaguars now pursue Jermey Parnell to give the right tackle spot a pulse? RT @toddarcher Cowboys have a three-year deal with Doug Free.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 7, 2015
10:02 AM: Any interest in the Philadelphia Eagles signing Mark Sanchez makes me think they're going to try and bring in a rookie quarterback and need a veteran to stabilize things in the summer and into the first few games of the season. Advantageous for teams holding the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft, imo.
Report: Eagles, Mark Sanchez have mutual interest in reuniting http://t.co/iGgDDvZzHN pic.twitter.com/j04mLK3VZB— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) March 7, 2015
6:42 PM: And now the Philadelphia Eagles are going to bid for Devin McCourty.
Eagles are set to go "all in" on free agent safety Devin McCourty http://t.co/Sg4qdUoRg1 pic.twitter.com/aZ6yohTACI— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 6, 2015
3:35 PM: Here are the restricted free agents the Jaguars didn't choose to re-sign today.
The Jaguars did not tender offers to RFAs Jordan Todman, Fendi Onobun, Will Ta'ufo'ou, Jacques McClendon and Teddy Williams.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) March 6, 2015
3:29 PM: BAD FLORIO.
Don't be shocked if the Seahawks emerge as a viable option for TE Julius Thomas.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 6, 2015
12:49 PM: The San Diego Chargers have signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones. Another free agent that wasn't a major target, but could have been a Plan B or Plan C to general manager Dave Caldwell.
Chargers signing former Ravens WR Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015
11:59 AM: Washington re-signed tight end Niles Paul, who wasn't a major target, but could have definitely been a Plan B or Plan C for the Jaguars.
Redskins have re-signed TE Niles Paul to a three-year deal worth up to almost $10 million, per source.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 6, 2015
11:30 AM: Big Blue View believes the New York Giants could be a major player in the Devin McCourty sweepstakes.
NFL Free Agency Rumors: Devin McCourty, Rahim Moore targets for Giants -- report #nyg http://t.co/Ge13wZwav8 pic.twitter.com/KqBeoAp371— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) March 6, 2015
10:26 AM: Reminder... here's Alfie Crow's list of who he believes the Jaguars will target over the next week or so.
On #JaguarsToday, @AlfieBCC says #Jaguars priorities in free agency will be: 1. FS Devin McCourty 2. WR Randall Cobb 3. TE Julius Thomas— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 6, 2015
10:05 AM: Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is saying the Miami Dolphins are confident they'll be getting Ndamukong Suh, but that biggest competitor in signing is the Jaguars.
I'm told the Miami Dolphins are confident they will get Ndamukong Suh. My blog: http://t.co/C2Xewik2lS— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 6, 2015
1:59 PM: The Oakland Raiders are the first team to report an official visit scheduled for Detroit Lions free agent Ndamukong Suh.
As for news: I'm told the Raiders are planning to have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week. @nflnetwork @nfl— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 5, 2015
1:43 PM: Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Examiner said the Indianapolis Colts aren't a likelihood for Ndamukong Suh. (Whew.)
This is my understanding of the #Colts' position on #Lions free agent Ndamukong Suh: http://t.co/5adLEB0wkk via @indystar— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 5, 2015