By TERESA M. WALKER – AP Pro Football Writer
Cole Beasley and Julio Jones are looking for new teams. Allen Robinson joined the reigning Super Bowl champions on a three-year contract, and DJ Chark chose to fill a one-season need in Detroit over a longer contract elsewhere.
Baker Mayfield wants to be traded out of Cleveland, not happy the Browns wanted to try and replace him with Deshaun Watson on day two of NFL free agency.
And oh yes, everyone is waiting to see what happens next with Watson, despite his off-field legal troubles and the suspension of the 2021 season.
A big winner, Robinson joins the Rams from Chicago and becomes a teammate with Cooper Kupp and quarterback Matthew Stafford. He agreed to agree to a three-year deal Thursday as the youngest notable receiver to join the Rams and Los Angeles’ first outside free agent to sign this month.
The deal with one of the NFL’s most reliable and experienced pass catchers gives the Rams someone who had a combined 2,397 yards and 13 touchdowns in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Robinson was limited to 12 games last season through injury, catching 38 passes for 410 yards.
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The Buffalo Bills released Beasley while the Tennessee Titans officially released a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in Jones on Thursday.
Beasley had been given permission to seek a deal with a year left on his contract, but the Bills trimmed their top slot receiver to make room for the salary cap a day after signing two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Von Miller had. annual contract.
Chark said other teams wanted to give the former Pro Bowl receiver, who was limited to four games last season in Jacksonville because of a broken ankle, a long-term deal. He signed a $10 million deal for this season and said he sees a good match with the Lions, who badly needed a deep threat.
A person familiar with the discussions says Mayfield asked the Browns to swap him over his agent shortly after Watson told the team he wasn’t coming to Cleveland. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.
The Browns told Mayfield they are not selling him.
Dallas released La’el Collins with a starter on offense in another cost-cutting move. Collins is being cited as cutting after June 1 to save a $10 million salary cap later this year.
Others released Thursday after June 1 included Philadelphia defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Cleveland tight end Austin Hooper. The Giants released safety veteran Logan Ryan after he started 30 of 31 games.
The Green Bay Packers signed De’Vondre Campbell to keep their All-Pro linebacker at home.
The New York Jets agreed Jacob Martin to a three-year deal worth up to $16.5 million, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, as the team had yet to announce the signing.
The Jets officially signed cornerback DJ Reed to a three-year deal Thursday. Reed says Seattle’s offer to keep him was disrespectful and he believes he’s worth more.
Safety Justin Reid signed his three-year, $31.5 million free agent contract with Kansas City on Thursday, making a deal official that was struck earlier this week.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed two restricted free agents, offensive lineman Colby Gossett and defensive lineman Anthony Rush. The Falcons also signed free agent offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson and cornerback Teez Tabor.
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