NFL Free Agency News And Updates: Alshon Jeffery To 49ers? Murray To Eagles? Who Else Is Moving?

By Jeff Thompson - 02 Mar '17 18:10PM

NFL free agency rumors are hitting the headlines as it is officially starting on March 9. Interestingly, some of the teams have released its players and this understandably adds to the speculations. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings, Alshon Jeffery of Chicago Bears, Brandon Williams of Baltimore Ravens, Terrelle Pryor of Cleveland Browns, and Jamaal Charles of Kansas City are released from the respective teams.

Adrian Peterson is reportedly being released by Minnesota Vikings with an $18 Million salary consideration. But, reports are stating that he would be returned to Vikings at a lesser price tag. There are also rumors surfacing that he would be spotted in Oakland Raiders jersey. When it comes to the wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, there are talks that 49ers is in the race to get him on their side. The team is in need of a good quality wide receiver on their side, and there are chances that he could be the No. 1 receiver of 49ers in the next season.

When it comes to Brandon Williams, the Ravens would try to retain him but without the franchise tag. His $13.5 million projected franchise tag is the second highest of the team in the year, and hence they might use the free agency option to get him at a lower price. The Browns did not use the franchise tag for Terrelle Pryor and now he is a free agent. However, the team is still in negotiations with the wide receiver. He was holding a franchise tag of $15.6 million, and the team is expected to retain him through talks.

In the case of Jamaal Charles, he is looking for Colts, Cowboys, or Eagles. The coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Doug Pederson has confirmed that he is evaluating the running back. He said that the team would grade him like any other free agent and would look at whether he can be part of the offense. Pederson also appreciated Charles stating that he is an excellent running back and this could be a sign of what can be expected.

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