The longer the Le'Veon Bell saga drags out, the more it becomes likely that teams not named the Jets and Ravens will get in on the action. If Bell assumes he is going to get the biggest contract of all time and replace his lost earnings in guarantees, some team is going to have to shell out $60 million.
Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman, according to a person familiar with the contract. The elite Steelers offensive line and a ground attack provided by Le'Veon Bell and James Conner forced teams to focus on the run while creating numerous play action passing opportunities for Brown to exploit.
Buckle up, friends. Free agency frenzy has arrived.
- 11:05AM: Per Ian Rapoport, the Packers are signing free-agent safety Adrian Amos to a four-year deal worth $37 million.
- 10:59AM: Free-agent DT Danny Shelton now has two visits scheduled for this week, according to Josina Anderson.
However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reports that the Ravens haven't had any negotiations with Bell, suggesting that they're being floated as a serious suitor in order to drive the price up.
The idea of Bell to the Bills seems a bit far-fetched, even if the team didn't sign the 35-year-old Gore on Monday.
Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley is one of the top National Football League free agents still available after the first day of legal negotiations.