Open Thread: NFL Free Agency Begins

The legal tampering period continues today until free agency begins at 4 p.m.

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

The legal tampering period — the negotiating time for prospective unrestricted free agents — continues today until free agency begins at 4 p.m. We’ll keep you updated on all of the news and notes in this thread.

7:40 — The Eagles signed Ron Brooks, another ex-Bill who played under Schwartz in 2014.

7:16 — McLeod’s deal is official.

6:53 — The Eagles reportedly agreed to terms with former Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham, who had the best season of his career under Schwartz in 2014.

6:44 — The Brooks signing is official.

6:19 — An update for next month.

6:15 — Murray spoke with the Titans’ website about the Eagles. Here’s an excerpt:

“Philadelphia is a great place and I have a lot of respect for Mr. Lurie and Howie, and we spoke, and I appreciate them, I really do,’’ Murray said. “There was no hard feelings it all.

“I just felt it is best for me and my family to take advantage of another opportunity and this gives me a chance to move on a little bit.”

6:12 — Another move made official.

5:39 — The NFL announced the Chiefs violated the league’s anti-tampering policy in their pursuit of Jeremy Maclin last year.

5:05 — It appears the Eagles’ quarterback situation isn’t as settled as we thought.

4:11 — Details on the McLeod contract.

4:10 — It’s official.

4:00 — The terms of the Daniel deal.

3:44 — Word on a free-agent Eagle.

3:36 — The Eagles have a new interior lineman:

Brooks (6-5, 343), played mostly right guard during his four years in Houston. He started 44 of a possible 48 games last year, per Pro Football Reference.

And a corresponding move:

1:09 — The Eagles have a new safety to pair with Malcolm Jenkins, agreeing to terms with Rodney McLeod on a five-year, $37 million deal.

12:29 — Some news on Cedric Thornton.

12:19 — Details on the deal the Eagles reportedly made with Chase Daniel.

11:29 — Some info on compensation in the DeMarco Murray trade.

10:46 — Byron Maxwell‘s agent delivers some important news:

And it appears the original deal, which has the Eagles swapping first round picks (moving from 13 to 8), is still intact.

9:56 — A couple of updates from the Miami end.

9:41 — The deal isn’t dead yet.

9:18 — All clear on the Kiko front.

8:58 — Les with some more details.

8:46 — An update on the potential compensation of the Eagles-Dolphins trade, if it works out.

8:40 — In a surprising development, Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell may be staying in Philadelphia after all.