NFL 2024 free agency: Derrick Henry to Ravens, Patrick Queen to Steelers and more news, reports, rumors

NFL free agency is here! Stay updated with Yahoo Sports and learn everything you need to know right here.

Fantasy reaction to NFL free agency

What do all the moves mean from a fantasy perspective? Find out from Yahoo Sports’ fantasy experts with their live reactions right here.

When does the ‘legal tampering’ period begin?

The NFL’s “legal tampering” period started Monday at noon ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. During this 52-hour window, teams are allowed to contact and negotiate contracts with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents in the new league year.

Players not represented by an NFLPA certified contract adviser are permitted to communicate with teams’ front-office officials regarding contract negotiations, but not the head coach or other members of the coaching staff.

When does NFL free agency begin?

NFL free agency begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, which is also the start of the NFL’s new league year.

No contracts are allowed to be signed until after free agency officially begins.

Who are the top free agents?

Check out Yahoo Sports NFL writer Frank Schwab’s top 25 NFL free agents here.

Check out Schwab’s top five free agents at each position here.

What is the NFL salary cap this season?

The salary cap is $255.4 million, a $30 million increase from 2023. Here’s Yahoo Sports’ Jori Epstein with an overarching look at the jump.

How much salary-cap space does each team have, and what are their needs?

Check out our team-by-team NFL offseason primers, which hits on every franchise’s cap situation and where they need to spend the money.

Live199 updates

  • Mahomes does Chiefs another favor

    The Chiefs are reportedly clearing $21.6 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of QB Patrick Mahomes. Is there anything Mahomes doesn’t do for this team?

    More details

    Patrick Mahomes continues to help the Chiefs. (Emily Curiel/The Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

  • Could we see another WR trade soon?

  • Meanwhile, on the other side of Pennsylvania

  • Full parameters of the Steelers-Panthers trade

  • Here’s who the Panthers are getting

    Johnson was a Pro Bowler in 2021.

  • Another trade! Panthers add a big target for their young QB

  • Saints signing former Chiefs LB Willie Gay

  • Former Bills safety Jordan Poyer reportedly signing with Dolphins

  • Danielle Hunter’s getting $48 million guaranteed from the Texans, per NFL Network

  • BREAKING: Texans land DE Danielle Hunter

  • Best remaining free agents, according to Yahoo Sports’ Frank Schwab

    Minnesota Vikings EDGE Danielle Hunter

    Washington Commanders CB Kendall Fuller

    Arizona Cardinals WR Marquise Brown

    Jacksonville Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley

    Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith

    Denver Broncos S Justin Simmons

    New England Patriots OT Trent Brown

    Miami Dolphins LB Jerome Baker

    Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard

  • Colts signing former Dolphins DT

  • Bears signing DB Jonathan Owens

    Owens — yes, Simone Biles’ husband — is joining Chicago from bitter rival Green Bay.

  • Bucs retaining another key member of defense, per report

  • Giants signing DB Jalen Mills, per report

  • Here’s the money for the Panthers’ reported Josey Jewell deal:

  • Report: Panthers adding former Broncos LB

  • S Jeremy Chinn joining Commanders on 1-year deal, per report

  • Brandon Graham returns for his 15th season

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