Today is the second day of free agency tampering in the NFL, and things are starting to heat up, we will be updating this post today as things happen, so be sure to check in.
9:45 AM – Brandon Marshall reportedly agrees to a 2 year $12 million deal with the New York Giants, ending the speculation of him ending up in Baltimore for the 2017 season.
Update – 11:00 AM Marshall posts a picture of his signed contract with the Giants on Twitter.
10:00 AM – ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that the Buffalo Bills are now the favorite landing spot for FB Kyle Juszczyk, one of the Ravens’ key free agents this offseason. Theres nothing official yet but it seems Baltimore may lose their Pro Bowl fullback.
UPDATE: 3:15 PM – The Bills are signing FB Patrick DiMarco on a $8.5 million 4 year contract. This sharply decreases the Bills chances in picking up Juszczyk.
11:25 AM – ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Pierre Garcon is expected to sign with the 49ers with a deal that will include $16 million in his first year. If this report holds up as expected, this takes another top wide receiver option off the market for Baltimore, who need to add a veteran receiver this offseason.
12:00 PM – The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec is reporting that the Ravens are asking TE Dennis Pitta to take a pay cut, in order to make more room for the salary cap. There were whispers that the Ravens were getting ready to potentially cut Pitta, but a pay cut would make more sense as Pitta was a leading target for Flacco last season.
12:45 PM – Ravens offensive tackle Ricky Wagner is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions. That makes one of the three key Ravens free agents already heading out the door. Wagner was expected to get a large deal this offseason as well, we will update this with the deal when we become aware of it.
12:50 PM – According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Wagner’s deal will be upwards of $9 million per year.
2:40 PM – Former Ravens wide receiver and NFL Network Reporter Steve Smith Sr. broke the news that the Ravens will be parting ways with Elvis Dumervil by cutting him. This was seen as an iminent move, and will save the Ravens about $6 million in cap space.
4:30 PM – There is a rumor circulating that there is a “very, very strong likelyhood” that Torrey Smith is returning to Baltimore. This would be huge for the Ravens if true.
4:40 PM – Kyle Juszczyk is now projected to sign with the 49ers after the Bills signed fullbacks Patrick DiMarco and Mike Tolbert.
5:10 PM – According to sources, the Ravens are apparently trying to land free agent safety Tony Jefferson, their main competition is their division rivals the Cleveland Browns. This could also mean the end for Lardarius Webb at safety or with the Ravens all together.
5:25 PM – Sources are saying that Kyle Juszczyk will sign with the 49ers to a 4 year $21 million deal, with $10.5 million gauranteed.
9:00 PM – The Ravens are expected to lose guard Vlad Ducasse to the Bills on a three year deal.
9:20 PM – The Ravens are expected to sign free agent safety Tony Jefferson. This would be a huge addition to the defense, as Jefferson is the best safety on the market. This would probably mean Webb is either getting cut or moved to CB.
10:10 PM – The Ravens are expected to re-sign veteran backup QB Ryan Mallet.
10:30 PM – The Ravens are expected to sign veteran RB and former Charger Danny Woodhead. Not so sure where he fits in to the equation, since the Ravens already have Kenneth Dixon and Terrance West, but it will be interesting.