The Jacksonville Jaguars can officially sign free agents starting Wednesday at 4pm EST, following what has been a wild "legal tampering period" where the team was in about as many rumors as they could be.
Until 4pm EST today, the tampering period is still in full effect, where the Jaguars can't officially sign free agents. But they can continue to talk with any player they choose, discuss unofficial contract terms, and anything else. Just no contracts.
Follow along here for all the Jaguars-related free agency news, rumors, and more.
6:46 PM: We can haz a free safety?
5:18 PM: Robert Ayers is up next.
5:04 PM: And the Jaguars miss out on Olivier Vernon.
Five years, $85 million for Olivier Vernon with the Giants. The Jaguars were right there, money wise. Giants sold it.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2016
The Giants just made Olivier Vernon the second highest paid defender in the NFL. Jaguars bowed out as soon as it reached record numbers.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 9, 2016
3:37 PM: The Houston Texans just got better.
Texans are giving Lamar Miller a 4-year, $26 million deal that includes $14 million fully guaranteed, per source. Had more elsewhere.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
Texans are giving Brock Osweiler a 4-year, $72 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
#Texans expect to sign OL Jeff Allen, more offensive help with a lot of holes to fill.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
2:38 PM: That's Big Cat Country correspondent Uncle Chaps with the inside scoop.
1:50 PM: YOUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER.
12:30 PM: Again, it doesn't look like Dave Caldwell was as keen on Alex Mack as we may have thought or hoped.
Falcons closing in on a deal for Browns C Alex Mack, but not done deal yet, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
12:01 PM: *heavy sigh*
Ex-Seattle DE Chris Clemons is on his way to the Pacific Northwest now to visit the Seahawks, per source. If things go well, he could sign.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2016
10:51 AM: George Iloka was presumably one of the best -- if not the best -- safety in this free agency class. It's weird he'd re-sign for only $6 million.
Bengals are giving S George Iloka a 5-year, $30 million deal that includes $18M over first 3 three years.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
10:00 AM: So, the Jaguars weren't willing to spend more than $37 million over four years for Bruce Irvin? Okay then.
Bruce Irvin's deal with #Raiders is 4 years, $37 million, including $12.5M in the first year.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2016
9:33 AM: The Miami Dolphins have pulled the transition tag on Olivier Vernon, making him a free agent immediately.
Dolphins have pulled the transition tag on LB/DE on Olivier Vernon, per source. Now a free agent. Will command big dollars.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
9:28 AM: Olivier Vernon is now the Jaguars top priority in free agency, as he should be.
9:16 AM: Alfie gives us some names to keep an eye on today for the Jaguars.
But names to watch are obviously Vernon, Sweezy ( ) and a punter named not Anger— Yung Alfie (@AlfieBCC) March 9, 2016
8:28 AM: Catch up with all of yesterday's news, rumors, and reported signings with our Day 2 blog here.
8:15 AM: Here are the numbers for the Chris Ivory signing.