News, analysis on all of latest moves


What does Nick Foles’ decision to sign with Jacksonville mean for him and the Jaguars? USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes breaks it down.

NFL free agency hasn’t officially kicked off, but plenty of moves have already been lined up.

While the new league year doesn’t officially begin until 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, several teams have already used the negotiating window that opened Monday to strike agreements with key free agents.

Stick with USA TODAY Sports for the latest news and analysis on various moves throughout Tuesday.

Signing: Former Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson plans to sign a three-year deal with the Browns, according to ESPN.

Analysis: Cleveland has now addressed a notable hole on the interior with arguably this class’ top playmaking defensive tackle. Richardson will be on his fourth team in as many years, but he’s still a disruptive presence in the middle. The Browns are building a formidable pass rush around Myles Garrett, and the defense could be poised to make a big leap this season. Minnesota, meanwhile, takes another hit on defense and will need to find someone else to operate next to Linval Joseph. – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz


Signing: Former Ravens LB C.J. Mosley plans to sign a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets, according to ESPN.

Analysis: After lining up Anthony Barr on Monday, the Jets are making another sizable move to reshape their linebacker corps as they move to a 3-4 defense under Gregg Williams. Mosley is 26 and an ace at stopping the run, but $17 million per year (the most for any inside linebacker) is a hefty sum for a player who hasn’t generated high sacks totals and isn’t a coverage maven. The Ravens’ top-ranked defense will look significantly different next season, as Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Eric Weddle are all gone. – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz


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