The NFL free agent frenzy doesn’t officially open until Tuesday, but that hasn’t stop players and teams from calling dibs. Here are some of the reported moves in the upcoming free agent market.
Jeremy Maclin: It seems that Chip Kelly is looking to start fresh especially on the offensive side of the ball. The head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles has let go of their all-pro running back Lesean McCoy and rumored to be making moves to reach up in the draft to snatch his former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. And now wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, an unrestricted free agent, has decided to part ways with the Eagles.
But not to worry, Maclin being one of the leagues best receivers has reportedly already made his decision to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs where he would reunite with his former Eagles coach, Andy Reid who is desperate need of a standout receiver, when the market opens up Tuesday.
Frank Gore: San Francisco running back Frank Gore is looking to say good-bye to the 49ers. Gore is reportedly going to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the replacement for former Eagle and now Buffalo Bills running back Lesean McCoy. Being that running backs Darren Sproles and Chris Polk are still on the roster, the 31 year old Gore will not be depended on to be the work-horse of the team.
Ndamukong Suh: NFL’s bad boy is looking to say bye to the frosty Detroit weather and taking his talents to South Beach. All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is reportedly going to sign with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. And the Dolphins are also rumored to be making Suh the highest paid defensive player dethroning current highest paid defensive player J.J. Watt. Suh is rumored to make $114 million on a six-year contract. That’s $14 million more than Watt’s contract. Again, these numbers are unofficial being that official signings can not begin until Tuesday.
Byron Maxwell: The Eagles are looking to beef up their struggling secondary as they are reportedly going to sign former Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell after releasing former cornerback Cary Williams. Maxwell will be stepping into a big roll from becoming the second option cornerback playing alongside arguably the NFL’s best cornerback Richard Sherman, to becoming the primary cornerback with the Eagles. He is reported to sign a five year $53-54 million contract with the Eagles.