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2021 NFL free agency: Monday roundup of latest news, buzz

With just one quarterback currently on the roster, the Philadelphia Eagles are in the market for additions.

The Eagles are meeting one veteran backup option.

Joe Flacco is visiting Philadelphia, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Pro Football Talk first reported the visit.

Jalen Hurts is in line for Philadelphia's starting gig after the trade of Carson Wentz to Indianapolis. Fellow 2020 backup Nate Sudfeld remains a free agent. The Eagles need a veteran presence regardless of whether they add another young QB in the draft.

It's the second known visit for Flacco, who was in San Francisco last week meeting with 49ers.

Flacco spent 2020 with the New York Jets, appearing in five games, including four starts. He completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 864 yards, threw six TDs and three INTs.

Adding a veteran with experience like Flacco makes sense for the Eagles, providing Hurts with a valuable mentor in the QB room. The 36-year-old Flacco played a similar role in New York for Sam Darnold last season.

Elsewhere in the NFL on Monday:

  • The Green Bay Packers are working on restructuring Aaron Rodgers' contract, NFL Network's Mike Silver reported. The terms could indicate how long he is in the team's plans based on what cap commitment a new deal has in future seasons, Silver noted. The reigning MVP is currently on Green Bay's books for three more years, but his dead cap number drops to $17.2 million after the 2021 season.
  • The New York Giants made another free-agency splash, signing ex-Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson to a long-term deal.
  • The San Francisco 49ers are re-signing safety Jaquiski Tartt to a one-year deal, according to Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager. The team later announced the move. Tartt, ranked No. 59 in Gregg Rosenthal's Top 101 NFL free agents of 2021, recorded 30 tackles and an interception over seven games last year. The Niners signed safety Tavon Wilson to a one-year deal.
  • The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Josh Reynolds, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. He set career highs of 52 catches and 618 yards last year with the Rams. Tennessee also signed offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo, former Steelers linebacker/special teams ace Ola Adeniyi and veteran defensive back Kevin Johnson. Johnson recorded 34 tackles with three passes defensed in 13 games with the Browns last year.
  • The Baltimore Ravens are bringing in receiver Sammy Watkins, one of the top remaining free agent pass-catchers, for a visit this week, Rapoport reported, per a source.
  • The Dallas Cowboys are set to host a pair of safeties over the next few days -- Malik Hooker and Damontae Kazee, per Rapoport. Dallas, of course, recently signed Keanu Neal, who played safety for the Falcons the past five years. But Neal is switching to weakside linebacker, Rapoport added.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders have their center of the future. Las Vegas signed offensive lineman Andre James to a three-year, $12.5 million extension with around $6 million guaranteed, Rapoport reported. James, who's played 28 games over the last two seasons with the Raiders, is under contract through 2023. The Raiders are expected to also sign former Titans defensive lineman Matt Dickerson to a one-year, $1.25 million contract, per Rapoport. The Raiders announced that they have signed defensive tackle Darius Philon.
  • The Miami Dolphins signed linebackers Brennan Scarlett and Duke Riley.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive lineman Chris Wormley to a two-year deal and wide receiver Tyler Simmons to a one-year contract.
  • The Arizona Cardinals signed offensive linemen Max Garcia and Brian Winters to one-year deals. Arizona also announced the re-signing of veteran punter Andy Lee, who's spent the past four seasons with the team.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the re-signing of tight end Rob Gronkowski official.
  • The Seattle Seahawks officially re-signed versatile offensive lineman Ethan Pocic. Rapoport reported March 18 that Pocic's deal is expected to be for one-year, $3 million.
  • The L.A. Chargers announced that the club has re-signed tight end Stephen Anderson.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed punter Kevin Huber to a one-year deal.
  • The Indianapolis Colts signed defensive end Isaac Rochell. The Colts are signing former Chargers starting left tackle Sam Tevi, Pelissero reported. In his four seasons with the Bolts, Tevi was a regular starter over the last three.
  • The Cleveland Browns signed cornerback Troy Hill, who scored a league-high three defensive touchdowns last season for the Rams.
  • The New York Jets announced the signings of defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and tight end Tyler Kroft. The team also announced that defensive back Marcus Maye signed his franchise tag tender, which was initially reported Saturday.
  • The Carolina Panthers waived kicker Lirim Hajrullahu.
  • The Houston Texans signed defensive backs Tremon Smith and Tavierre Thomas, as well as offensive lineman Cole Toner.
  • THe Detroit Lions announced the signings of quarterback Tim Boyle, kicker Randy Bullock and receiver Breshad Perriman.

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