NFL free agency begins today at 4pm EST and the Jacksonville Jaguars have already been busy — reportedly agreeing to terms with Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church and Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Calais Campbell and being linked to Cincinnati Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler and Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye.
We’re going to try and gather every piece of news, every rumor, and every update in our live blogs through the rest of the week right here. We love you all.
8:17 PM: Goodnight, everyone!
Happy new NFL year. pic.twitter.com/0C5x9Yj3Xj— med (@med11n) March 10, 2017
5:17 PM: Special teams player coming.
LB Lerentee McCray to Jacksonville. One year, $3.5m max, $1m guaranteed. Limited snaps last season so good deal there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
4:40 PM: Branden Albert hype video.
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4:28 PM: Steve Smith with some pretty high praise of Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.
#Jaguars have instantly just became one of best CB tandems in league over-night!!! https://t.co/bY0SVBxyIu— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) March 9, 2017
4:17 PM: The Julius Thomas for Branden Albert trade is official.
Dolphins have officially acquired TE Julius Thomas from the Jaguars.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
The #Jaguars have made the trade official for former #Dolphins LT Branden Albert.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
4:12 PM: T.J. Lang doesn’t look like a candidate to join the Jaguars.
Source: #Packers OG TJ Lang initially visiting Detroit and Seattle. GB still in the mix.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
4:10 PM: A.J. Bouye is coming to the Jaguars, y’all!
AJ Bouye deal w/Jax: 5 years, $67.5M, $26M guaranteed, per source...works out to $13.5M per. Dude's agent Fred Lyles getting it done.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) March 9, 2017
4:05 PM: Luke Joeckel going to the Seahawks.
Former Jaguars' OL Luke Joeckel expects to sign 1-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, per sources. Seattle upgrades its line.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
4:03 PM: Jaguars were involved. No dice.
FB/TE Rhett Ellison 4-yr $18M deal with Giants with $8M fully guaranteed at signing— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
3:47 PM: Sad. Not the same player he was a few years ago, but still sad.
#Jaguars cut Sen'Derrick Marks— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 9, 2017
3:36 PM: *blacks out*
Stunner: Texans trade Brock Osweiler AND 2018 2nd-rd pick to CLEV for Browns to take Osweiler contract off Houston books, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
3:21 PM: JALEN RAMSEY HAPPY IS EVERYTHING.
Jalen Ramsey seems to be happy with the #Jaguars free agency moves so far on Snapchat. (via @gnarvin) pic.twitter.com/vxb95nY3H4— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2017
3:16 PM: The draft it is.
Source: The #Saints are signing G Larry Warford to beef up their OL. Was a big area of focus for them.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
3:11 PM: Tom Coughlin is the man.
Calais Campbell chose Jaguars partly because of Tom Coughlin https://t.co/pLVJ0qpiCW pic.twitter.com/mrggyhel6k— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2017
2:41 PM: It was pretty apparent the Jaguars weren’t going to land Kevin Zeitler early in the day.
Former Bengals G Kevin Zeitler expects to sign with Cleveland, per sources. Big day for Browns O line. Highest paid guard in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
2:38 PM: The Jaguars beat out the Broncos for their man.
After considering Denver, Calais Campbell is going to sign a 4-year, $60 million deal that includes $30M gtd with Jacksonville, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
2:20 PM: Jaguars have re-signed backup receiver Bryan Walters.
The #Jaguars have re-signed WR Bryan Walters. It's a one-year deal with a second year option. $2.3 million max if option and incentives met.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) March 9, 2017
2:18 PM: Is Tony Romo gonna stay in Texas?
Cowboys now expect to trade Tony Romo to Broncos or Texans, sources say. Broncos talking with Jets about Trevor Siemian.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
2:15 PM: POINT TO THE SKY.
Former Jags S Johnathan Cyprien is going to do a deal today after 4pm with the Titans, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
1:15 PM: PAY THE MAN.
If what I'm hearing on A.J. Bouye deal is legit, there's no chance Houston could've even come close to keeping him— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) March 9, 2017
1:13 PM: MY HEART.
Calais Campbell and his wife are currently deciding between Jacksonville and Denver. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 9, 2017
1:11 PM: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS.
The #Jaguars are closing in on a deal for former #Texans CB AJ Bouye, per @JamesPalmerTV and me. They are bringing it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
1:02 PM: Here comes some tight end and fullback depth.
Heard #Jaguars were interested in Ellison, too. Could be looking at $5M/year. https://t.co/XI3Lvx1lqF— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2017
12:58 PM: A.J. Bouye is about to get paid.
Texans were extremely competitive in trying to keep A.J. Bouye, raised their offer more than once to reach $12 million average.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
12:43 PM: COME ON DOWN, A.J.
Texans have been informed by agent Fred Lyles that A.J. Bouye will be leaving to sign with another team— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 9, 2017
12:37 PM: I’m not mad I’m actually laughing.
revised STOF chart pic.twitter.com/640vjilNiU— MadeByTim (@MadeByTim) March 9, 2017
12:25 PM: WORK THE PHONES, MALIK.
#Jags DT Malik Jackson to me: "It would be a blessing to play next to Calais (Campbell) & to pick his brain. He's someone I try to emulate."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2017
12:10 PM: I’m sick.
Adding to @mortreport's...report, Denver is emerging as the front runner to land Campbell but no decision has been made. https://t.co/nsDj89pSUE— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) March 9, 2017
12:02 PM: Martellus Bennett ain’t coming to Jacksonville, folks.
Martellus Bennett and the Raiders have shown heavy mutual interest in one another, per source.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 9, 2017
11:43 AM: Don’t you dare, Denver.
Calais Campbell could take less money ($13 million per year) to go "home" to Denver; Jaguars offering more than $14m. Interesting decision.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 9, 2017
11:16 AM: Oh no please go to the Eagles, Alshon.
The #Colts and the #Eagles are making a strong push to sign WR Alshon Jeffery, source said. Talks are continuing with the #Bears— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
11:15 AM: With Barry Church already locked in to the Jaguars, it’d be surprising to see them get Aaron Williams too.
Marrone talked him up at the combine. Dunno if they will have interest. Just noting. https://t.co/EB7FWhKgsQ— Backwoods Behemoth (@AlfieBCC) March 9, 2017
11:01 AM: There goes another interior offensive lineman for the Jaguars.
Browns working on their OL. They're working to sign G/C JC Tretter, source says. Former Packers starter at center.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
10:39 AM: The Jaguars better wrap things up with A.J. Bouye soon.
There's some solid interest between Logan Ryan and the Steelers, per sources.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 9, 2017
10:10 AM: Looks like the Jaguars are going to have to look elsewhere for guard help.
It appears the choice for G Kevin Zeitler is between #Saints, #Browns. #Jaguars appear to be out now.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) March 9, 2017
9:45 AM: So... Julius Thomas really needed a change of scenery, huh?
As set currently, Julius Thomas cut his salary to go to the Dolphins. Branden Albert got a raise to go to the Jaguars.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 9, 2017
8:59 AM: GO WIN LUNCH, JAGUARS.
AJ Bouye down to Titans/Jags per source. Talked about him to Jags yesterday.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 9, 2017
8:40 AM: $6.5 million per year for a strong safety not named Johnathan Cyprien. FINE BY ME.
When the deal is finalized today, Barry Church's deal with Jags expected to be: 4 years, $26m ($6.5m apy) with upside to $27m, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 9, 2017
8:20 AM: A.J. Bouye, come on down! You're the next contestant on the Price is
When free agency begins today, CB A.J. Bouye is likely to leave the Houston Texans and sign elsewhere, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
8:15 AM: If you still had questions about Stephon Gilmore re-joining Doug Marrone, you can probably put those to rest now.
#Chargers favored to land CB Stephon Gilmore | https://t.co/yK8bZjPN1X | on @TheChargersWire— Will Reeve Jr (@WillReeveJr) March 9, 2017
6:13 AM: Up and at ‘em! The Jaguars are signing Calais Campbell to a whopping $14 million per year, according to CBS Sports.
#Jaguars reportedly signing Calais Campbell to $14 million per year deal. https://t.co/FCPuFy3HSX pic.twitter.com/WqmoaeRO5w— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) March 9, 2017