Key deals on NFL free agency day seven: Collins, Everett, Nnadi...
The Cincinnati Bengals' signing of offensive tackle La'el Collins headlines the deals done on Sunday in the NFL free agency period.
After quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked 70 times during the regular season and playoffs, the Bengals desperately needed to strengthen their offensive line. Collins has been brought in to be Cincinnati’s right offensive tackle on a three-year contract.
The Los Angeles Chargers have given quarterback Justin Herbert a new target to aim for after signing tight end Gerald Everett on a two-year deal worth $12m, $8m of which are guaranteed. In 2021, Everett played 15 games for the Seahawks, registering a total of 48 receptions for 478 yards and four touchdowns.
The Chiefs have re-signed Nnadi because he has been one of the team's most durable players in his time in Kansas City. The defensive tackle has only missed one out of a possible 65 games, starting 32 of them.
The Carolina Panthers have added Littleton to their roster on a one-year, $2.6m contract. At the Las Vegas Raiders last season, the linebacker was a starter in 13 out of 17 games, registering 98 tackles and four passes defended.
The Seahawks will have Penny among their options at running back for another season. The 26-year-old suffered several injuries at the beginning of 2021, but in his last three games he generated 135, 170 and 190 yards, respectively.
Grugier-Hill, a veteran of seven seasons, was the Houston Texans’ leading tackler in 2021, with 108, and the franchise has rewarded him with a one-year contract worth $4m.