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NFL free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. today.
However, since the legal tampering period began on Monday, we already have a pretty good deal of who is going where and what they are going to make.
To get caught up on the latest wheelings and dealings in the league, here’s a look at the most noteworthy deals that should be made official once the clock strikes four.
Kirk Cousins to the Vikings: Cousins gets the fully-guaranteed deal ($86 million over three years) he couldn’t get in Washington and Minnesota gets their franchise QB.
Allen Robinson to the Bears: The Bears are desperate for pass catchers and Robinson has shown the ability to be a No. 1 wideout. He’s coming off a torn ACL though so expectations should be tempered. Chicago also will add WR Taylor Gabriel and tight end Trey Burton.
Sammy Watkins to the Chiefs: Kansas City adds a receiver with high upside to an offense that already has Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt. First-year starter Patrick Mahomes will have a lot of toys to play with next season.
Jimmy Graham to the Packers: Despite a bevy of tight end signings in recent years, Green Bay hasn’t really had a good one since Jermichael Finley. Coming off a 10-touchdown campaign in 2017, Graham could change that.
Dion Lewis to Titans: It remains to be seen how he’ll split touches with Derrick Henry, but Lewis gives Tennessee a dangerous dual-threat option out of the backfield who can also return kicks.
Malcolm Butler to Titans: Joining his ex-Patriots teammate Logan Ryan in Nashville, Butler should slide in as the No. 1 corner for the Titans. It’s a quality signing for an improving defense.
Paul Richardson to Washington: A decent receiver during his time with Seattle, Redskins join an uninspiring pass-catching core that already includes Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Jordan Reed. It’s unlikely Alex Smith will help Richardson achieve a true breakout.
Sam Bradford to Arizona: The Cardinals get a quarterback who can win games for them as well as serve as a placeholder if they decide to draft a QB to put on the sidelines for a few seasons.Read the full story at Sports Illustrated