PODCAST: Recapping a wild last week before NFL free agency begins

Welcome to another episode of the Music City Audible hosted by Justin Melo and Justin Graver. This week, we try to recap a wild week of action in the NFL as the deadline to use the franchise and transition tag passed, many teams made roster moves, and the legal tampering period of free agency arrives Monday.

A lot has happened since we last spoke, and we touch on everything listed below…

In NFL news:

  • The 2021 NFL Salary Cap has been set at $182.5M
  • Saints cut tons of guys including Emmanuel Sanders, Janoris Jenkins, Kwon Alexander
  • Giants released Kevin Zeitler 
  • Lions cut nickel cornerback Justin Coleman
  • Dolphins official releases Kyle Van Noy
  • Chiefs losing three starting o-linemen including Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz
  • Trent Brown returns to Patriots
  • Dak Prescott signs mega extension
  • Washington tendered Kyle Allen
  • Ravens are shopping OT Orlando Brown Jr.
  • Bills ink Matt Milano to 4-year, $44M contract with $24M guaranteed, cut John Brown
  • Bucs re-sign Lavonte David on 2-year, $25M contract with 3 voided years to reduce the first year cap hit
  • Comp picks were officially awarded and as expected, the Titans will have an extra third rounder, #100 exactly, giving them 4 picks in the top 100

And that’s just the beginning! Continuing…

Franchise tags used:

  • Broncos – S Justin Simmons
  • Jets – S Marcus Maye
  • Saints – S Marcus Williams 
  • Washington – G Brandon Scherff
  • Giants – DT Leonard Williams
  • Jaguars – OT Cam Robinson
  • Bucs – WR Chris Godwin
  • Bears – WR Allen Robinson
  • Panthers – OT Taylor Moton (already signed)
  • Cowboys – QB Dak Prescott

Players who were not tagged:

  • EDGEs: Carl Lawson, Bud Dupree, Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, Shaq Barrett, Leonard Floyd, Romeo Okwara, Hasson Reddick
  • NT: Dalvin Tomlinson
  • Also: Kenny Golladay, Will Fuller, Curtis Samuel, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Hunter Henry, Chris Carson, Aaron Jones, Joe Thuney, among others

In Titans news:

  • Isaiah Wilson traded to the Miami Dolphins along with a 2022 7th round pick for Miami’s 2021 7th round pick
  • In addition to Adam Humphries last week, Malcolm Butler and Kenny Vaccaro have been released, leaving the Titans with approximately $17M in available cap
  • Kalif Raymond not tendered by Titans, set to hit FA
  • Titans didn’t use the tag on any of their likely candidates – what this means for Jonnu Smith, Corey Davis, Jayon Brown 
  • Jayon Brown passed a physical, all indications are that he is probably going to hit FA
  • Khari Blasingame re-signs with Titans last Friday

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