Analysis: Washington enters free agency with plenty of cap space but that doesn’t mean it will spend wildly. They will be aggressive for some expensive players, but, as in 2020, they’ll be equally content to sign bargains. That’s how they signed productive players such as running back J.D. McKissic and tight end Logan Thomas last season. Washington will be mindful of the future. Coach Ron Rivera wants to build a sustainable winning roster and knowing they’ll have to sign young players to extensions, whether now or in coming years, will factor into their spending. — John Keim
Even if Long does not return to the Bears, he will be a valuable asset on the free-agent market.Dallas Cowboys
John Clayton of 104.3 The Fan reports Fitzpatrick may retire, despite the Broncos having interest in him this offseason. Fitzpatrick has spent 16 NFL seasons with eight franchises out of Harvard. He was most recently with the Miami Dolphins, where he split time with former No. 5 overall pick Tua Tagovailoa.Cleveland Browns
Some big news dropped out of Kansas City this morning, with the Chiefs announcing they’ve released offensive linemen Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher. As you might imagine, this is a tough time for the two, as they helped the team win a Super Bowl in 2019 and nearly repeated this past campaign.Chicago Bears
The New England Patriots will be acquiring offensive tackle Trent Brown from the Las Vegas Raiders in a trade after agreeing to a restructured one-year contract worth up to $11 million with him, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates. The Patriots are sending a 2022 fifth-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for Brown and a 2022 seventh-round pick, a source told ESPN.
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The Cardinals made a big move on Monday by adding All-Pro J.J. Watt to a solid defensive line that already includes pass-rusher Chandler Jones. There are a handful of other positions such as wide receiver, cornerback and tight end that could help Arizona get over the hump and into the playoffs. Read more from Josh Weinfuss
The NFL hasn’t announced the official salary cap for the season yet. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league lost billions of dollars in revenue which has forced them to slash the cap for this season.Buffalo Bills