We are now coming up on free agency. It is a great time to take a look and examine all the re-signed players before free agency officially begins. Here we are going to do just that.
The day before we got to see the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup re-sign with the team. He got a five-year, $62.5 million dollar extension. This was surprising but not because nobody saw it coming. The Cowboys recently had traded Amari Cooper. Fans wondered why they chose to get rid of their top wideout and pay their second-string money that would be similar to what he would be demanding. However, they clearly liked what they had with Gallup more.
Kirk Cousins chose to stick around with the Minnesota Vikings, but not on a long-term deal. There have been rumors about him potentially leaving the Vikings via a trade, but that isn’t the case. He got a one-year, $35 million extension.
Long-time New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty also re-upped with his squad. This was one of the more surprising re-signings so far. Not because of what he means to New England, but more because he only got a one-year, $9 million deal.
Zach Ertz got to ink a new deal to stay with his new team. After getting traded to the Arizona Cardinals halfway through last season, the tight end felt that this was the place he wanted to be. The veteran signed a three-year, $31.65 million deal. A little more than what I was expecting. Still, a good deal for both sides.
Finally, we get to the first offensive line move. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers caught wind that Tom Brady was returning and decided to instantly sign their center Ryan Jensen to a large three-year, $39 million deal. This move was incredibly needed because they had just lost Ali Marpet to retirement shortly before that.
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