Following the Dallas Cowboys decision to hand Dak Prescott the exclusive franchise tag, several NFL franchises have made several high profile moves and announcements with their players.
Long time New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a farewell tribute to the team he has been with for the past 20 seasons on social media Tuesday morning. According to ESPN, sources said Brady plans to continue playing elsewhere but has not decided which team he would like to sign with as an unrestricted free agent.
Brady, 42, will change teams since being drafted by the Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft from the University of Michigan. During his time in New England, Brady has six Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVP awards, and three NFL MVP awards.
Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper will return to Arlington after agreeing to a long-term extension. The Cowboys and Cooper finished off a 5-year, $100 million deal on Monday night to give Prescott his top target outside the numbers.
The Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals agreed to a blockbuster trade that sent Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, while the Texans got running back David Johnson in return.
The teams also exchanged fourth-round picks with Arizona receiving Houston’s 2020 selection and the Texans acquiring the 2021 selection from the Cardinals. Arizona also shipped its second-round selection in the upcoming draft to Houston as a part of the deal.
The move gives Arizona and young quarterback Kyler Murray a proven target to pair with veteran wideout Larry Fitzgerald in his final season, while Johnson gets another chance in Houston after battling injuries for several years.
In other NFL news, the Buffalo Bills sent shockwaves through the NFL after sending four draft picks to the Minnesota Vikings for star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, while the Panthers reportedly are giving their quarterback Cam Newton, the former No. 1 overall pick in the draft of 2011 NFL Draft, permission to request a trade that would end his up and down era in Carolina. Long time New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made his return to the team official by recently signing a 2-year, $50-million deal.
Overall, at least 15 NFL players were handed the franchise tag instead of receiving long-term deals. Along with Prescott, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Titans running back Derrick Henry among others were tagged before the recent deadline.
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