The NFL's awkward legal tampering period is in full swing, which allows free agents to talk to teams but forbids them from signing contracts until Wednesday at 4 p.m.
As such, rumors are everywhere. Here's a few that are currently developing and quite interesting:
Kirk Cousins (Likely to Vikings)
According to reports, Cousins will sign a deal with a new team on Wednesday or Thursday. His new deal will be three years long, all or mostly gauranteed, and three teams appear to be front-runners.
Ian Rappoport is saying that the Vikings are the clubhouse favorites for Cousins, with the Bills likely interested in former Minnesota QBs Case Keenum and Sam Bradford.
As the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes heats up, sources say at least 2 teams are prepared to offer the free agent QB a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract if that’s what it takes. At least one other team will do a similar deal nearly fully guaranteed. Would make him the highest paid QB.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
The #Vikings have been considered to be in the driver’s seat for Kirk Cousins and that hasn’t changed (yet). The expectation is he takes at least 1 — maybe 2 — visits before signing. Cousins doesn’t want to be Brock Osweiler & end up in a bad fit.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
Drew Brees (Likely to Saints)
The odds very strongly suggest Brees hammers out a deal to stay in New Orleans, but he hasn't yet. He is free to talk to other teams now and many surmise the Broncos have an interest. The Saints have more motivation to work fast, because the longer they wait the more other teams can raise his price or intice him to leave town. One helpful carrot could be another free agent Jimmy Graham, who New Orleans is rumored to be interested in reuniting with — surely an appealing move for Brees.
Ndamukong Suh (Rumored to Eagles)
Suh was cut at large cost to Miami — they will surrender $9.1M in cap space (while saving $17M) to release the defensive tackle. He wants to play in Philly, at least that was the buzz Monday morning, but that seems extremely unlikely due to their strength at defensive line and cap issues.
One added note on the pending Suh release: I mentioned it could happen “as early as today.” I should add that his formal release — in terms of availability to other teams — is likely to happen on Wednesday.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 12, 2018
DeMarco Murray (Likely to Lions)
After being cut by the Titans, Murray has gotten interest from the Lions and will meet with the team. His meeting in Detroit will come Monday, just after Johnathan Stewart — the former Panthers running back meets with the Lions.
Peterson is another running back cut this week, and after an inconstent but mostly lackluster year in New Orleans and Arizona, his suitors may be limited.
Patrick Robinson (Likely stays with Eagles)
With their front four set (and then some) the Eagles are reportedly focusing on steadying their defensive back situation. They have four young cornerbacks but no real veterans — with Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas, Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones on the roster. If Robinson is retained, the Birds may trade one of their young corners for depth before the draft.
The #Eagles are working to retain CB Patrick Robinson, sources say, and the expectation is they do it before the tampering window starts. After signing a 1-year deal in 2017, Robinson emerged as one of Philly’s stars. Now he should be back.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018