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Lock in, football fans. 

Free agency finally is here, and it could be a wild one. There are plenty of big names on the open market this offseason, with teams looking to make a splash. 

Teams cannot sign players until Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT. Until then, teams and players can only agree to terms of a deal. 

Tune in for the latest news, rumors and updates on the 49ers, Raiders and all around the NFL. 


7:57 p.m. PT: Amari Cooper reportedly is sticking around in Dallas.

The Raiders traded Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round pick back in 2018, seemingly wary of his eventual payday. It looks like he got one from Jerry Jones.

7:46 p.m. PT: Another move, another splash.

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly traded wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a huge haul of picks.

5:45 p.m. PT: The Raiders are looking to bring a new signal-caller to Sin City, as the team is “close” in discussions with former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports.

5:34 p.m. PT: The NFL’s league year is set to start on time amid the coronavirus, but OTAs are not.

4:20 p.m. PT: Miami is breaking out the Brinks truck, signing former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones to a five-year deal, making him the highest-paid corner in the NFL.

3:43 p.m. PT: The Giants are strengthening the secondary, signing former Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry to a three-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports citing a source.

3:08 p.m. PT: The Broncos have shored up the offensive line, inking former Detroit Lions guard Graham Glasgow to a four-year contract, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports citing a source.

2:14 p.m. PT: NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco confirmed the 49ers are trading DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick.

The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are shoring up their offensive line.

1:08 p.m. PT: Another blockbuster trade. The 49ers have agreed to trade defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the No. 13 pick in the upcoming draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports citing a source.

12:46 p.m. PT: Could the Rams move Todd Gurley? NFL Media’s Mike Silver reports the Rams are weighing their options.

12:15 p.m. PT: Jason-Pierre Paul is off the market, agreeing to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.


11:46 a.m. PT: Another big-time trade, as the Baltimore Ravens send tight end Hayden Hurst to Atlanta in exchange for the Falcons’ 2020 second and fifth-round draft picks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

10:58 a.m. PT: The Raiders have signed former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Scott Bair reports citing a source.

10:32 a.m. PT: Blockbuster. DeAndre Hopkins is heading to the Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

10:05 a.m. PT: The Cardinals have agreed to trade running back David Johnson to the Texans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

9:45 a.m. PT: Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett says the 49ers are among a few teams expressing interest in his services, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

9:37 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported the Cleveland Browns are closing in on tight end Austin Hooper. Schefter got word from Hooper, too. 

9:25 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the Raiders are among teams interested in cornerback Bryon Jones.

9:13 a.m. PT: Rapoport reported the Minnesota Vikings used the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris. 

7:31 a.m. PT: NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported the Dallas Cowboys have placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott. 

7:19 a.m. PT: Schefter reported Derrick Henry is being franchise tagged by the Tennessee Titans.

6:19 a.m. PT: Schefter reported the Green Bay Packers and linebacker Christian Kirksey have agreed to a two-year contract. 

5:33 a.m. PT: As previously reported, Schefter says the Kansas City Chiefs are using the franchise tag on defensive lineman Chris Jones.

5:22 a.m. PT: Schefter reported the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are placing the franchise tag on edge rusher Shaq Barrett.

5:04 a.m. PT: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the New York Giants will use the franchise tag on defensive lineman Leonard Williams. 

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