Every week we take a look around the NFL at each team. We pull the biggest and most discussed headlines from each of our 32 NFL websites.
Here’s all the biggest NFL headlines from this week:
Packers did not use franchise tag on RB Aaron Jones
Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)
The deadline has now passed, and the Packers are not using the tag on their star running back.
The Detroit Lions are right to move on from Kenny Golladay
Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)
On Tuesday afternoon the Lions chose not to use their franchise tag on Kenny Golladay, and the Pro Bowl receiver is set to hit free agency when the legal tampering period opens up on Monday.
Bears use franchise tag on Allen Robinson
Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)
As a last resort, and with no extension in place, the Bears deploy a typical CBA tool to keep their top receiver in the fold.
Vikings not expected to pick up fifth-year option on Mike Hughes
Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)
Tomasson says that the Vikings are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on their 2018 first-round pick, cornerback Mike Hughes. The option would cost the Vikings about $9.7 million.
Saints cut Sanders as receiver becomes newest cap casualty
New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)
The New Orleans Saints have Emmanuel Sanders in the latest transaction aimed at getting under the salary cap.
Report confirms Falcons will not franchise S Keanu Neal
Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)
Does this spell the end of his time in Atlanta?
Panthers place franchise tag on Taylor Moton
Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)
The Panthers are ensuring they have Taylor Moton on the roster for at least the 2021 season by using the franchise tag.
Buccaneers use franchise tag on Chris Godwin
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)
As expected, the Buccaneers ensure that Chris Godwin will be back in 2021
Sherman predicts Trent Williams will return to the 49ers
San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)
Williams explains how he’s a huge fan of Shanahan system
Arizona Cardinals decide to not use franchise tag on Haason Reddick
Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)
The Cardinals have decided to forego using their franchise tag on Haason Reddick and will allow the 26-year-old pass rusher to test free agency.
Report: Seahawks will not tag Chris Carson or Shaquill Griffin
Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)
There had been some questions regarding whether the Hawks could potentially apply the franchise tag to either Chris Carson or Shaquill Griffin, but those questions have now been answered.
Rams don’t tag John Johnson, making him one of the top safeties in free agency
Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)
Spotrac estimated Johnson’s AAV as $8.3 million, but that seems way too low.
Dolphins ‘expected to show considerable interest’ in Kenny Golladay
Miami Dolphins (via The Phinsider)
It sounds like the Dolphins could be players in free agency to land one of the top available veterans.
Exploring every potential quarterback option for the 2021 Patriots
New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)
A deep dive into New England’s 2021 quarterback position.
Jets Place Franchise Tag on Marcus Maye
New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)
The Jets have placed the franchise tag on safety Marcus Maye according to multiple reports.
Bills release John Brown, Quinton Jefferson
Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)
Two veterans headed to free agency as the team trims payroll.
Eric DeCosta addresses the possible trade of Orlando Brown Jr. for the first time
Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)
Despite circulating rumors there’s no time table for a potential trade.
Steelers reportedly restructure Derek Watt’s contract, creating $880k in salary cap space
Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are still doing work to try and get salary cap compliant before the new league year on March 17th.
Geno Atkins reportedly in trade talks
Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)
Is it possible the Bengals could actually trade Atkins for assets?
Browns release Adrian Clayborn
Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)
Veteran defensive end’s release frees up around $3 million in salary cap space as Browns prepare for the start of free agency.
Houston Texans Release Cullen Gillaspia
Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)
A cynic would say Gillaspia was probably only drafted to sell t-shirts to those who participate in the maroon cult. But Gillaspia was tough, smart, and dependable.
Report: Titans to release Malcolm Butler
Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Titans will release Malcolm Butler.
Jaguars could explore trading guard Andrew Norwell
Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)
The Jaguars could be looking for further assistance on its offensive line, potentially trading veteran Andrew Norwell.
Colts Have ‘No Brainer’ Decision Coming Up Regarding Quenton Nelson’s 5th-year Option
Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Indianapolis Colts have a ‘no brainer’ decision coming up (until May 3rd) regarding picking up 3x NFL First-Team All-Pro offensive guard Quenton Nelson’s 5th-year option for the 2022 season.
Broncos new organizational mantra will be ‘no shortcuts’
Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)
New General Manager George Paton says the Denver Broncos will have no short cuts and will embrace the grind to get back into contention.
Chargers will not use franchise tag on TE Hunter Henry
Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)
A tag for Henry in 2021 would have cost upwards of $13 million
Raiders trade Trent Brown to New England Patriots for 2022 fifth-round draft pick
Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)
Las Vegas gets meager return for talented, but often-injured right tackle
Arrowheadlines: Chiefs are contender to land Patrick Peterson (again)
Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)
Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, March 9