The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new quarterback, maybe even the franchise passer the team has been missing for nearly two decades.
Quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars. The deal includes $50.125 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $102 million with incentives, but cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday.
Foles replaces flawed starter Blake Bortles, who threw 103 touchdown passes in five seasons but was known more for inaccuracy and inconsistency that led to Jacksonville's offensive instability.
The 30-year-old Foles went 4-1 in the postseason and 6-2 in the regular season in place of Carson Wentz the last two years. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors, making himself the league's premier quarterback commodity.
Philadelphia opted not to use the franchise tag on Foles, allowing him to hit the open market.
Redskins to sign Collins to 6-year deal
The Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with $45 million guaranteed. The deal is worth an average of $14 million a season.
Collins joins the NFC East-rival Redskins after the New York Giants let him go to free agency rather than keeping the 25-year-old with the $11.2 million franchise tag. He led the Giants with 96 tackles last season and his 437 since entering the NFL in 2015 are the most among safeties in that time.
Getting Collins fills one of Washington's biggest needs on a defense that ranked 17th in the league last season. The team acquired safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from Green Bay at the 2018 trade deadline, but he is set to be a free agent. D.J. Swearinger was released late in the season after repeatedly questioning the coaching staff and was claimed off waivers by Arizona.
Suggs not returning to Ravens in 2019
People with direct knowledge of discussions tell The Associated Press that seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs is leaving the Baltimore Ravens.
The 36-year-old Suggs has played all 16 of his seasons in Baltimore. An unrestricted free agent, Suggs said at the end of the 2018 season that he wanted to spend his entire career with the Ravens.
That won't happen.
Several reports indicate Suggs will sign a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Suggs played at Arizona State before being drafted by the Ravens in the first round in 2003.
Suggs was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. He is the Ravens' career leader with 132½ sacks, tied with Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O'Neal for 13th most in NFL history.
WR Jackson close to returning to Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay along with a 2020 seventh-round draft pick for a sixth-round pick this year.
The deal is contingent upon Jackson agreeing to a new contract, according to sources.
Jackson is set to return to Philadelphia five years after former Eagles coach Chip Kelly released the three-time Pro Bowl pick following his best season. Jackson had one year remaining on his contract for $10 million.
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday, continuing what is expected to be an aggressive offseason overhaul of their leaky defense. ... The Detroit Lions signed two-time Super Bowl winning wide receiver Danny Amendola to a $5.75 million, one-year contract. ... By releasing right guard Mike Remmers and declining an option on safety Andrew Sendejo's contract, the Minnesota Vikings cleared more than $10 million in space under the salary cap on Monday. ... The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign tight end Tyler Kroft, running back Frank Gore and cornerback Kevin Johnson. ... The Tennessee Titans have agreed with Tampa Bay wide receiver Adam Humphries to a four-year contract worth approximately $36 million. The Titans also have agreed to terms with safety Kenny Vaccaro on a multi-year contract while telling safety Johnathan Cyprien he will be released. ... The San Francisco 49ers agreed Monday to sign free-agent linebacker Kwon Alexander to a four-year contract worth $54 million. ... The Oakland Raiders agreed to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million.