The Hawks, such as the Saints (who some considered early contestants), the Panthers and the Browns before them, submitted a commercial proposal to Houston to select the three-time Pro Bowl. Presumably, Texas has basically said “yes” to deals on their end.
Now Watson has to say “yes” to one of the suitors. He seems to be saying “no” to Cleveland.
March 16 Jones to the West …. AFC WEST
The Las Vegas Raiders signed the Arizona Cardinals passing rushed Chandler Jones to a multi-year deal. In a similar move, Indianapolis Colts are trading defensive side Yannick Ngakoue.
Jones, 32, became an All-Pro assisting attacker after a deal from the New England Patriots in 2016. In six seasons with the Cardinals, Jones scored 262 assists, 71.5 sacks, 23 assists, and 19 pass deflections.
Jones is one of only three active players in the NFL with over 100 career sacks, joining Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt and Rams outside linebacker Von Miller. The Conquerors are also expected to play cornerback Stevon Gilmore and Terran Mathieu’s safety.
March 14 Captain Carlton is still in Tomba Bay The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are returning Carlton Davis for three years for $45 million, $30 million of which is guaranteed. Davis now represents the second biggest move by general manager Jason Licht of the Buccaneers following the return of quarterback Tom Brady.
Davis, 25, has been Tampa’s best quarterback since arriving in 2018 from Auburn. Last season, he scored 39 tackles, 11 pass deflections and interceptions in 10 games. He was expected to garner attention from multiple teams as the second-ranked cornerback behind JC Jackson, who signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.
For his career, Davis has recorded 207 tackles, 52 assists and 6 interceptions. He will average about $15 million per season.
March 14 Cowboy Cedric heads to East Asia The Miami Dolphins have signed Cedric Wilson, the future of former Dallas Cowboys, for a three-year deal. He is expected to earn $22.8 million, $12.75 million fully guaranteed.
Wilson, a reliable No. 4 receiver in Dallas, recorded his career best in 2021. He scored 45 catches for 602 and six touchdowns while averaging 13.2 yards per catch. The Cowboys had been hoping to strike a deal with Wilson and fellow receiver Michael Gallup after trading Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns.
Miami hopes Wilson will be a stronger option than former Texas receiver Will Fuller. Signed to a one-year deal worth $10.5 million, Fuller played in two games, and scored four catches for 26 yards.
Atlanta is expected to be in the market for another receiver following Calvin Ridley’s suspension.
March 14 Cox returns to Indianapolis The league reports that the Colts are re-signing a court term with Mo Alie-Cox for three years. Cox was a undeveloped free agent signed by Indianapolis after playing college basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University.
With Jack Doyle’s retirement, keeping Cox became a priority for GM Chris Ballard. Last season. The former Rams forward scored 24 catches for 316 yards and scored the best four touchdowns of his career. He averaged 13.4 yards per game.
For his career, Cox recorded 70 catches for 946 yards and eight touchdowns. Contract details have not been finalized at this time.
March 14 A former hawk gets the top dollar The Green Bay Packers brought back former Falcons linebacker De’vondre Campbell in a five-year, $50 million deal. The news was first reported by Bill Hopper of PackersCentral.com of Sports Illustrated
Campbell, 28, was drafted in the fourth round by Atlanta in 2016 from Minnesota. In four seasons with the Hawks, he’s scored 363 total tackles, 18 tackles to lose 5.5 sacks and three interceptions.
Betting himself one last season, Campbell agreed to the terms of a one-year, $2 million deal, and became a sensation under new defensive coordinator Joe Barry. He has recorded the best 146 tackles and interceptions in their career.
March 14 REDDICK LEAVES NFC SOUTH TO JOIN NFC EAST Philadelphia Eagles sprinter Hasson Riddick signs a three-year, $45 million deal. Reddick is expected to replace first-round pick Derek Barnett, who was subsequently selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Riddick struggled to start his career as an indoor quarterback when he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. After signing a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers last season, the 27-year-old reunited with Matt Roll and became the team’s top passer. Rhule Reddick hired out of high school to play Temple.
Last season, Reddick scored 11 sacks and 68 total tackles. In the past two seasons, he has scored 23.5 out of 31 sacks in his career.
March 14 Beginning of LINEBACKER FOYE OLUOKUN AGREEMENT WITH JAGUARS After developing from a sixth-round pick in 2018 to the leading striker in the NFL in 2021, linebacker Foye Oluokun is leaving the Atlanta Falcons to sign a long-term contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL Network.
The deal is said to be for three years, $45 million with $28 million guaranteed.
The 27th drafted quarterback in 2018, Oluokun has grown into one of Atlanta’s best playmakers and has started all 17 games in 2021. Last season he was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for intercepting a game-saving against the Lions and leading the league in tackles and focused scoring. Seventh in NFL history.