NFL 2024 free agency: Kenny Pickett traded to Eagles from Steelers, and more news, updates

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NFL free agency is here! Stay updated with Yahoo Sports and learn everything you need to know right here.

Fantasy reaction to NFL free agency

What do all the moves mean from a fantasy perspective? Find out from Yahoo Sports’ fantasy experts with their live reactions right here.

When does the ‘legal tampering’ period begin?

The NFL’s “legal tampering” period started Monday at noon ET and ended at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. During that 52-hour window, teams were allowed to contact and negotiate contracts with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents in the new league year.

Players not represented by an NFLPA certified contract adviser are permitted to communicate with teams’ front-office officials regarding contract negotiations, but not the head coach or other members of the coaching staff.

When did NFL free agency begin?

NFL free agency started Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, which is also the start of the NFL’s new league year.

No contracts are allowed to be signed until after free agency officially begins.

Who are the top free agents?

Check out Yahoo Sports NFL writer Frank Schwab’s top 25 NFL free agents here.

Check out Schwab’s top five free agents at each position here.

What is the NFL salary cap this season?

The salary cap is $255.4 million, a $30 million increase from 2023. Here’s Yahoo Sports’ Jori Epstein with an overarching look at the jump.

How much salary-cap space does each team have, and what are their needs?

Check out our team-by-team NFL offseason primers, which hits on every franchise’s cap situation and where they need to spend the money.

Live298 updates

  • Tampa Bay reportedly agrees to terms with QB John Wolford

  • Cowboys release WR Michael Gallup, per report

    Gallup will reportedly be released as a post-June 1 designation, saving the Cowboys $9.5 million under the salary cap. If Gallup remained on the roster through Saturday, $4 million of his $8.5 million base salary would have been guaranteed.

    He was reportedly given permission to seek a trade but couldn’t find a match.

  • Bills make Curtis Samuel signing official

  • The Steelers are paying league minimum ($1.21M) to Russell Wilson on his one-year deal. Pittsburgh could trade for Fields with the intention of triggering the fifth-year option and consider it a two-year sunken cost of about $30M (accounting for both Russ & Fields) for a starting QB in 2024-2025.

    In this scenario, Fields would unquestionably be competing with Russ for the Steelers’ starting job. This setup is now the most sensible path to the Bears dealing Justin Fields to his next team.

  • The Eagles addressed their need for an experienced backup trading for Kenny Pickett. It leaves a hole in the #Steelers QB depth chart.

    Russell Wilson is on a 1-year deal with no backup. Steelers were one of the teams that thought highly of #Bears Justin Fields.

    The math is mathing.

  • Steelers QB Kenny Pickett headed to Eagles, per report

    Pittsburgh signed Russell Wilson on the veteran minimum, and they followed up by sending their 2022 first-round pick to the Eagles in a pick swap.

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pittsburgh gets pick No. 98 and two 2025 7th-round picks. The Eagles reportedly get and pick No. 120.

    It’s similar to the exchange we saw yesterday when Washington sent Sam Howell to the Seahawks.

  • TE Chris Manhertz reportedly signing with Giants

  • Eagles edge rusher Josh Sweat restructures contract

  • 49ers reportedly sign former Packers LB De’Vondre Campbell

  • QB Russell Wilson explains decision to sign with Steelers

  • CB Artie Burns returns to Seattle

  • Calvin Ridley: ‘I’m the type of player that deserves this contract’

    No shortage of confidence from the Titans’ new wide receiver

  • Panthers signing former Jaguars EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson

  • Russell Wilson = officially a Steeler

  • Texans trade first-round pick to Vikings in pick swap

    This is curious. The Minnesota Vikings are moving up.

    According to multiple reports, the Vikings will get a first-round pick this year, 23rd overall, and the 232nd overall pick from the Houston Texans for a second-round pick this year, 42nd overall, 188th overall and a second-round pick in 2025.

    For the Texans, it’s a move back out of the first round but they get a move up in the late rounds and an extra second-round pick next year. That pick could be valuable if the Vikings struggle this season. And that’s a possibility given the strength of the rest of the NFC North. The first-round pick Houston traded to Minnesota came from the Cleveland Browns as part of the Deshaun Watson trade.

    The more interesting part is what the Vikings are plotting with the extra first-round pick.

    Keep reading

  • Top remaining free agents

    OT Tyron Smith

    S Justin Simmons

    WR Mike Williams

    OT Trent Brown

    LB Jerome Baker

    CB Xavien Howard

    G Kevin Zeitler

    DE Chase Young

    QB Ryan Tannehill

    WR Tyler Boyd

    TE Logan Thomas

  • Report: S Kamren Curl signing with Rams on 2-year deal

  • Marquise Brown to the Chiefs

    Wide receiver was a notable soft spot for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. They just addressed that with a one-year, $11 million deal for former Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown.

  • Keenan Allen traded to Bears

    An era is ending in Los Angeles. The Chargers have traded Keenan Allen to the Chicago Bears for a fourth-round pick.

  • WR Cedrick Wilson joins Saints

    Former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Cedrick Wilson has a new home, joining the New Orleans Saints on a two-year deal.



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