Joe Dolan and I are covering every major offensive transaction from the 2021 off-season in our Off-season Tracker articles. We broke down all the important free agency signings and trades from a fantasy perspective in articles sorted by position. The articles are ordered by players changing teams ("New Homes") and by players sticking with their 2020 teams ("Staying Put"). The players are also ordered by their potential fantasy impact for the 2021 season in each section. Be sure to also check out Graham Barfield’s “Fantasy Fallout” pieces on the biggest transactions of the off-season.
Joe Thuney (KC, 29) — The Chiefs and Thuney agreed to terms on a five-year, $80 million contract. The contract includes $32.5 million in guaranteed money over the first two seasons.
Fantasy Points: The Chiefs proved just how cutthroat the NFL is this off-season with their moves along their offensive line. They cut two stalwarts at tackle in Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz since they weren’t guaranteed to even be able to play in 2021, and the Chiefs used that freed up money to land one of the best available interior O-lineman. Thuney has started in all 80 games of his five-year career since coming out of North Carolina State as an offensive tackle. PFF graded Thuney as the 10th-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season, and he’s finished inside their top 12 at the position in each of the last four seasons. Thuney allowed 17 pressures, including two sacks, and he helped the Patriots to finish fourth in rushing yards per game (146.6) last season. Thuney is one of the league’s best interior pass protectors, which is precisely why the Chiefs were so interested in signing him. The Chiefs offensive line is still a work in progress after they got exposed by the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, but Thuney’s signing is a good start toward protecting Patrick Mahomes in 2021 and beyond.
Corey Linsley (LAC, 30) — The Chargers and the Packers agreed to a five-year, $62.5 million contract with $26 million in guaranteed money. Linsley became the highest-paid center with an annual average salary of $12.5 million, edging out Indy’s Ryan Kelly ($12.4 million) for the top spot.
Fantasy Points: The Chargers have been trying in vain to upgrade their offensive line for several years, and they paid a premium price to land the league’s best center from 2020. Linsley will take over for the retired Mike Pouncey at center, and he’ll be tasked with keeping 23-year-old franchise quarterback Justin Herbert healthy and upright for at least the near future. Linsley earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his seven-year career, which was perfect timing as he hit the market as the top free agent center. He ranked first in ESPN’s run-block win rate and fifth in their pass-block win rate among centers last season. PFF also graded Linsley as the best center out of 36 players at the position in 2020, which was the fifth time he’s finished inside the top 10 at the position in his career. Warren Sharp pointed out that Los Angeles’ Dan Feeney allowed a league-high 33 pressures at center last season while Linsley allowed a league-low four pressures. Linsley also helped the Packers to finish seventh in rushing yards per attempt (4.8). Linsley is a great fit for a team desperately trying to upgrade their offensive line — they also added Matt Feiler to bolster their front line.
Rodney Hudson (Ari, 32) — The Cardinals acquired Hudson and a seventh-round pick from the Raiders for a third-round pick.
Fantasy Points: Hudson forced his way out of Las Vegas after the team moved on from Trent Brown and Gabe Jackson before the start of free agency. The Raiders ended up getting a top-100 pick for Hudson after they nearly released him without any compensation. He’s been regarded as one of the best centers in the league since he came into the league with the Chiefs in 2011 as a second-round pick out of Florida State. PFF graded Hudson as the eighth-best center out of 36 players at the position last season, and they’ve graded him as a top-eight option in four of his last five seasons. He’ll take over for Mason Cole, who graded out as the sixth-worst center in the league, and Hudson will provide an immediate upgrade to the interior of this O-line.
Trent Brown (NE, 28) — The Patriots re-acquired Brown and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Raiders for a 2022 fifth-round selection. The Patriots and Brown also agreed to a one-year, $11 million contract.
Fantasy Points: Brown will head back to New England for the second time in his career after he started 19 games at left tackle (playoffs included) during New England’s Super Bowl title run in 2018. He appeared in just 16 games total over the last two seasons with the Raiders after they handed him a four-year, $66 million contract during the 2019 off-season. Raiders GM Mike Mayock said after the season that Brown’s inability to be in the lineup on a week-to-week basis was the biggest reason why the Raiders were moving on this off-season. The one-year deal is a low-risk, high-upside move for the Patriots if Brown can get healthy and regain his once high-end form for the position. Brown is tentatively slotted in at right tackle next season after they traded Marcus Cannon away, but he could still play on the left side since Incumbent left tackle, Isaiah Wynn, has played in just 19-of-52 career games (playoffs included). The Patriots are unlikely to retain top free agent guard Joe Thuney this off-season so Brown could also play left tackle and Wynn could kick inside if they find a suitable option at right tackle. Whatever starting lineup combination the Patriots use next season, they’ve set themselves up to have one of the league’s better O-lines once again, which is great news for Cam Newton, Damien Harris, and company next season.
Kevin Zeitler (Bal, 31) — The Ravens and Zeitler agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract, which included $16 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: It didn’t take Zeitler long to land on his feet after the Giants released him just before the start of free agency. The interior of Baltimore’s offensive line deteriorated last season after All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda retired after the 2019 campaign. Zeitler is coming off one of his worst seasons in his first season in his 30s, but PFF still graded him as the 32nd-best guard out of 80 players at the position. Zeitler previously graded out as a top 77th-percentile player at the position in each of his six previous seasons. The Ravens started three different players at Yanda’s old right guard spot last season while Zeitler has been a stalwart at the position since he came into the league. He’s missed just 10 games in his nine-year career, including only one missed contest in his last six seasons. Zeitler should be a good fit for Baltimore’s heavy gap-blocking scheme, concepts that the Giants also used heavily last season.
Matt Feiler (LAC, 29) — The Chargers and Feiler agree to terms on a three-year, $21 million contract.
Fantasy Points: The Chargers got busy upgrading their offensive line at the start of free agency by signing Feiler and top C Corey Linsley. Feiler was one of the more versatile linemen available in free agency after he spent significant time at right tackle and left guard in his first four seasons. He started all 16 games at right tackle for the Steelers in 2019 before kicking inside to play left guard last season. A pectoral injury cut his season short after 13 games, but he graded out as the 32nd-best guard out of 80 players at the position by PFF. Feiler allowed two sacks and 16 pressures in his 13 games, but the Steelers did average a league-worst 84.4 rushing yards per game last season. It took Feiler four seasons to catch on as a full-time player as a UDFA out of Bloomsburg in 2014, but he cashed in with his first big contract this off-season. Feiler figures to step into one of the vacated guard spots from 2020 — Forrest Lamp is a free agent and the Chargers cut Trai Turner — since Bryan Bulaga is already locked in at right tackle.
Gabe Jackson (LV, 30) — The Seahawks acquired Jackson from the Raiders in exchange for a fifth round pick.
Fantasy Points: The Seahawks snatched Jackson from the Raiders, who have been busy trading away most of their offensive line from last season. PFF graded Jackson as the 40th-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season, and he’s been an above-average or better option since he broke into the league with the Raiders as a third-round pick. The Seahawks are annually looking to upgrade their offensive line, and Jackson will help them do that this season after Russell Wilson openly complained about the group this winter. Jackson will slot in at one of the guard spots next season after Mike Iupati retired this off-season after 11 seasons.
Kelvin Beachum (Ari, 32) — The Cardinals and Beachum reached terms on a two-year, $4 million deal with $3.1 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: The Cardinals got a steal last off-season by signing the ever-reliable Beachum to play right tackle for the veteran minimum last off-season. He ended up in the starting lineup after Marcus Gilbert opted out for the 2020 season, and he didn’t disappoint as Kyler Murray’s frontside protector. Beachum ranked second in ESPN’s run-block win rate among tackles last season, and he allowed three sacks and 25 pressures as a pass blocker. Beachum has been the definition of a slightly above league-average tackle over the last four seasons with PFF grading him as the 46th-best tackle out of 79 players at the position last season. The Cardinals got another great deal with Beachum’s newest contract, and he’ll be the favorite to start at right tackle this season.
Marcus Cannon (Hou, 33) — The Texans acquired Cannon from the Patriots in a deal that also included a swap of mid-to-late round picks.
Fantasy Points: Cannon, a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns. The Patriots decided to move on from Cannon after trading for Trent Brown just days before their trade with the Texans. Cannon won three Super Bowls with the Patriots from 2012-19 and he became a full-time starter in New England over his last four seasons before sitting out last year. The Texans currently have tackles Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard on the roster and the Texans could elect to move Howard inside after he saw some brief action at left guard during his rookie season in 2019. New GM Nick Caserio could also be looking to shop Tunsil this off-season to build back their disastrous draft capital.
Germain Ifedi (Chi, 27) — The Bears and Ifedi agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract.
Fantasy Points: Ifedi moved from right tackle to right guard in his first season with the Bears after starting his career with the Seahawks as a first-round pick in 2016. Seattle declined Ifedi’s fifth-year option before the 2019 season, and he enjoyed his best season with the Bears in 2020 after signing a one-year deal with Chicago last off-season. PFF graded him as the 35th-best guard out of 80 players at the position. Ifedi has started in 76-of-80 games to start his career, including 63 of his last 64 games over the last four seasons.
Nick Martin (LV, 28) — The Raiders and Martin reached terms on an unspecified deal.
Fantasy Points: The Texans continued their purge from the Bill O’Brien era when they released Martin at the end of February. Martin will now step into the big shoes left behind by Rodney Hudson after Las Vegas underwent its own purge along its offensive line — Hudson has been regarded as one of the league’s best centers. Martin ranked fifth in ESPN’s run-block win rate among centers last season, and he allowed one sack and 20 pressures as a pass blocker. PFF graded Martin as the 29th-best guard out of 36 players at the position — they’ve never graded him well as a run blocker — but he’s still young and durable. He’s started 62-of-64 games in his four-year career and he hasn’t missed a game over the last three seasons.
Alex Mack (SF, 36) — The 49ers and Mack agreed to a deal to reunite Mack with his former coach Kyle Shanahan, whom he played under in Atlanta and Cleveland.
Fantasy Points: Mack is nearing the end of his career as he enters his 13th season. He just finished up a five-year contract with the Falcons after spending his first seven seasons with the Browns, who drafted him 21st overall in 2009. Mack lived up to his $45 million contract with the Falcons as PFF graded him as the top center in the league in 2016-17. His play slipped a bit the last two seasons and he received the worst grade of his career in 2020 after ranking 16th out of 36 players at the position. It’s not surprising to see Mack latch on with his old coach in San Francisco, especially since the 49ers are in need of interior line help.
Kyle Long (KC, 33) — The Chiefs lured Long out of retirement with a one-year contract that’s worth up to $5 million.
Fantasy Points: The Chiefs are slowly piecing their offensive line back together by adding Long to the interior of this O-line to go with Joe Thuney and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who is expected to return this season. Long does have experience at tackle but he hasn’t played the position since he spent one season at right tackle in 2015. Long has played in just 30 games since 2015, maxing out at 10 appearances in 2017. Both parties are hoping that his year away from football will help him stay healthier for the 2021 season.
Cameron Erving (Car, 29) — The Panthers and Erving reached terms on a two-year, $10 million contract with $6 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: Erving will join his fourth team since the Browns initially drafted him in the first round in 2015. He’s never lived up to his first-round hype and he’s been a disappointment at every stop along the way in Cleveland (2015-16), Kansas City (2017-19), and Dallas (2020). Erving’s season was cut short last year because of a knee injury as he saw action in just six games as Dallas’ top backup. HC Matt Rhule hopes to use Erving as the team’s swing tackle next season but there’s a chance he could start since they have only Taylor Moton under contract ahead of him at the position.
Ted Karras (NE, 28) — The Patriots and Karras reunited on a one-year, $4 million contract.
Fantasy Points: Karras spent just one season in Miami on a $4 million deal before coming back to New England on a $4 million deal this off-season. He’s developed into a full-time starting center over the last two seasons after starting his career as a backup after the Patriots drafted him in the sixth round in 2016. PFF graded Karras as the 17th-best center out of 36 players at the position last season. He’ll be a solid option in the middle of New England’s strong offensive line. He could be the top backup for the interior of New England’s offensive line after the team re-signed David Andrews a day after Karras signed with the Patriots.
Matt Skura (Mia, 28) — The Ravens and Skura agreed to terms on a one-year deal to be their new center.
Fantasy Points: Skura will replace Ted Karras at center, who bolted back to New England at the start of free agency. He tore three different ligaments in his knee in November 2019, including his ACL, but he was able to heal quick enough to begin 2020 in the starting lineup. Skura started 12 games before he got benched for Patrick Mekari because of snapping issues. PFF graded him as the 34th-best center out of 36 players at the position last season, but he did grade in the top half of the position in 2019 before his knee injury.
Denzelle Good (LV, 30) — The Raiders and Good reached terms on a two-year contract.
Fantasy Points: The Raiders have been busy casting off their offensive linemen from 2020 with Rodney Hudson, Trent Brown, and Gabe Jackson each leaving town. GM Mike Mayock decided to keep Good around after he started a career-high 14 games at left guard in place of Richie Incognito, who the Raiders ended up re-signing after they released him before free agency. PFF graded Good as the 56th-best guard out of 80 players at the position. He’ll likely start at one of the guard spots again this season but he does have experience at tackle during his time with the Colts to start his career in 2014-18.
Riley Reiff (Cin, 33) — The Bengals and Reiff agreed to terms on a contract.
Fantasy Points: The Bengals had to improve their offensive line this off-season after Joe Burrow suffered a devastating knee injury as a rookie. They did it by bringing in Reiff who brings with him nine years of experience and 127 career starts between the Vikings and Lions. PFF graded Reiff as the 38th-best tackle out of 79 players at the position, and his acquisition allowed the Bengals to cut dreadful RT Bobby Hart in a corresponding move.
The Bengals are still very much in the mix to draft a tackle like Oregon’s Penei Sewell, but Reiff and Jonah Williams are slotted in as the current tackles for now.
Pat Elflein (Car, 27) — The Panthers and Elflein reached an agreement on a three-year, $13.5 million contract with $6 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: Carolina needs to upgrade the interior of their offensive line and Elflein brings experience at both center and at guard. Elflein started just one game with the Vikings last season before he spent the next two months on the IR with a knee injury. Minnesota released him in mid-November and he latched on with the Jets, starting the final six games at left guard after Alex Lewis was injured. PFF graded Elflein as the 73rd-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season. Elflein, a third-round pick out of Ohio State in 2017, started 42-of-48 games in his first three seasons with Minnesota.
Kendall Lamm (Cle, 29) — The Titans signed Lamm to a two-year, $8.5 million contract. Tennessee needed some help at tackle after they traded away 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson before the start of free agency, and Lamm will immediately step into their swing tackle spot. LT Taylor Lewan is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in mid-October last season so there’s a chance Lamm could make some starts early in the season if Lewan isn’t quite ready for Week 1.
Oday Aboushi (LAC, 30) — The Chargers and Aboushi agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Aboushi will play for his sixth team in eight seasons, and he’s coming off his best season as a pro. He made eight starts for the Lions last season and PFF graded him as the 26th-best guard out of 80 players at the position. He’ll be in the mix to start next season next to Corey Linsley at one of the guard spots for the Chargers.
Zach Fulton (NYG, 30) — The Giants and Fulton agreed to terms on a one-year deal. He’s been a full-time starter in six of his first seven seasons, including the last three years in Houston. PFF graded him as the 42nd-best guards out of 80 players at the position after he allowed a league-high 10 sacks last season. He’ll be in contention for one of the guard spots after the Giants released Kevin Zeitler before the start of free agency.
Mason Cole (Min, 25) — The Vikings acquired Cole from the Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round pick. Arizona recently traded for one of the top centers, Rodney Hudson, which made Cole expendable. PFF graded Cole as the 31st-best center out of 36 players at the position after he allowed two sacks and 11 pressures last season. He’s played some guard in the past with the Cardinals, and he’ll likely take over at one of Minnesota’s guard spots since they already have Garrett Bradbury slotted in at center.
B.J. Finney (Pit, 30) — The Steelers and Finney reunited on a one-year deal after he spent last season between the Bengals and Seahawks. Finney started 13 games during his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers in 2016-19. He’ll at least be the team’s top backup interior O-lineman and there’s a chance he could take over at center for the retired Maurkice Pouncey.
Elijah Wilkinson (Chi, 26) — The Bears and Wilkinson agreed to terms on a one-year deal. He could be in the mix to start at right tackle after Chicago declined Bobby Massie’s option earlier this off-season. Wilkinson started 26 games for the Broncos over the last three seasons with most of those starts coming at right tackle — he also made some starts at right guard in 2018. PFF graded out as the 74th-best tackle out of 79 players at the position after starting just seven games last season because of a leg injury.
Sam Tevi (Ind, 27) — The Colts and Tevi agreed to terms on a one-year contract. He’s started 43-of-48 games for the Chargers over the last three seasons, operating at right tackle in 2018-19 before playing left tackle last season. PFF graded Tevi as the 73rd-best tackles out of 79 players at the position last season, and he’s graded out poorly in each of his three seasons as a starter. The Colts do have an opening at left tackle but the team likely signed Tevi to be their swing tackle.
Quinton Spain (Cin, 30) — The Bengals re-signed Spain to a one-year contract after picking up in the middle of last season. The Bills released Spain in the middle of last October after the team signed him to a three-year, $15 million contract in the off-season. Miller ended up starting eight games for the Bengals after being cut by the Bills, and PFF graded him as the 56th-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season. Spain is tentatively slotted in as a starter, but the Bengals will continue to look to upgrade their entire offensive line.
Justin McCray (Hou, 29) — The Texans and McCray agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million contract. He’ll be playing for his fourth different team in as many years (GB/Cle/Atl/Hou) and he’ll likely enter the season as a top interior backup for the Texans. McCray has started 19 games over the last four seasons, but he played just 157 snaps for the Falcons last season.
Joe Haeg (Pit, 28) — Haeg and the Steelers agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.6 million deal. Haeg began his career as a two-year starter for the Colts in 2016-17 before becoming a top backup in Indianapolis (2018-19) and Tampa Bay (2020). The Buccaneers signed him to a one-year deal last season and he primarily played as a sixth offensive lineman in jumbo sets last season — he’s most known for dropping a TD pass from Tom Brady in Super Bowl LV. He’ll likely be a depth option at both tackle and guard for the Steelers next season.
Dan Feeney (NYJ, 27) — The Jets and Feeney agreed to terms on a one-year contract, per our guy Adam Caplan. Feeney started 57 games in his first four seasons with the Chargers, playing primarily at left guard in his first three seasons before moving to center last season. He allowed a league-high 33 pressures at center last season, but he’ll bring some experience to the Jets bench as he’ll likely slot in as the top interior backup.
Ty Nsekhe (Dal, 36) — The Cowboys and Nsekhe agreed to terms on a one-year contract. He mostly served as a swing tackle in his last two stops in Washington (2015-18) and Buffalo (2019-20), starting 17 times in the last six years but just once during his time with the Bills.
Trent Williams (SF, 33) — The 49ers and Williams agreed to a massive six-year, $138.06 million contract, which includes $55.1 in guaranteed money. The deal makes Williams the highest-paid offensive lineman with an annual average salary of $23.01 million, just ahead of David Bakhtiari at $23 million.
Fantasy Points: Williams was the most coveted offensive lineman in this year’s free agency class after he picked up right where he left off after sitting out the 2019 season. He made the Pro Bowl for the eighth consecutive season in which he’s played, and PFF graded Williams as their top tackle in the league out of 79 players at the position. PFF has graded Williams as the top tackle in three of his 10 seasons in the league, and he’s been a top-five tackle in three of his last four campaigns. Williams ranked fourth in ESPN’s pass-block win rate among tackles last season after allowing four sacks and 19 pressures at left tackle. He’s on the older side at 33 years old but his level of play has yet to drop, and keeping Williams in the fold is a great first step to getting San Fran’s offense back on track in 2021.
Brandon Scherff (Was, 30) — Washington placed the franchise tag on Scherff for the second straight season in hopes of ironing out a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline. Scherff will earn a little more than $18 million on this year’s tag if both sides are unable to come to terms on a new pact.
Fantasy Points: Scherff, a 2015 first-round pick out of Iowa, is eyeing up one last big deal but availability issues could be the only thing that holds him back from getting a massive long-term deal. He missed three games with a knee injury last season after missing 15 of a possible 48 games in 2017-19. Scherff ranked fifth in ESPN’s run block win rate and eighth in their pass block win rate at guard last season. He allowed three sacks and 21 total pressures in 13 games last season. PFF graded Scherff as the fourth-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season, and he’s finished inside their top 10 in three of his last four seasons.
Taylor Moton (Car, 27) — Carolina placed the franchise tag on Moton, which is worth $13.8 million next season. The Panthers and Moton will have until July 15 to potentially work out a long-term contract.
Fantasy Points: Moton has developed into one of the league’s best right tackles since the Panthers drafted him in the second round out of Western Michigan in 2017. Moton ranked ninth in ESPN’s run-block win rate among tackles, and he allowed three sacks and 20 pressures in 16 games last season. Moton hasn’t missed a game since becoming a full-time starter in 2018, and PFF has graded him in the top 80th percentile at the position in each of the last three seasons. The Panthers traded away RG Trai Turner last off-season but Moton’s play didn’t slip without his linemate on the right side of the line — he graded out as the 13th-best tackle out of 79 players at the position. The Panthers didn’t want to let Moton slip away as he approached free agency for the first time, and they’ll look to potentially lock him up long term by this summer.
Daryl Williams (Buf, 29) — The Bills and Williams agreed to terms on a three-year, $28.2 million extension. The deal includes nearly $14 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: Bills GM Brandon Beane and HC Sean McDermott used their Panthers’ ties to lure Williams to Buffalo on a one-year, $2.25 million contract. The move paid off for both sides since Williams played like one of the best right tackles in the league, and he was rewarded with a multi-year contract this off-season. Williams returned to form last season with PFF grading him as the 21st-best tackle out of 79 players at the position. Williams struggled in 2019 after essentially missing the entire 2018 season with a dislocated right kneecap and a torn MCL. Last season, he showed he’s still capable of being one of the better right tackles in the league as he once was back in 2017.
David Andrews (NE, 29) — The Patriots and Andrews agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
Fantasy Points: Andrews tested the free agency market but he ended re-joining the suddenly loaded Patriots offense at the pivot spot. He nearly faced retirement before the 2019 season because of blood clots in his lungs, which forced him to miss the entire season. He returned to the starting lineup in 2020, missing two games with a thumb injury, and he ranked ninth in ESPN’s run-block win rate among centers last season. Andrews allowed two sacks and 12 pressures as a pass blocker last season, and he helped the Patriots to finish fourth in rushing yards per game (146.6) last season. PFF graded Andrews as the 14th-best center out of 36 players at the position last season after he previously graded out in the top-eight in both 2017 and 2018. Andrews said last May that medication caused his blood-clots issue in 2019 so he should be in the clear going forward.
Richie Incognito (LV, 38) — The Raiders and Incognito agreed to a new deal at the start of free agency after the team initially released him before the start of the season.
Fantasy Points: Incognito appeared in just two games last season because of an Achilles tendon injury, but he’s just a year removed from grading out as one of the best guards in the league. He’s appeared in just 14 games over the last three seasons as he sat out the entire 2018 season because of off-the-field issues. The Raiders sent Rodney Hudson, Trent Brown, and Gabe Jackson packing this off-season so they desperately need Incognito to be in the lineup next season, which is certainly a gamble given his recent availability issues.
Cam Robinson (Jax, 26) — In a bit of a surprise, the Jaguars placed their franchise tag on Robinson. The 2021 offensive tackle tag is expected to be in the $13.5 to $14 million range. The Jaguars and Robinson will have until July 15 to potentially work out a long-term contract.
Fantasy Points: Jacksonville wasn’t ready to see Robinson leave and become a star elsewhere in 2021 after a shaky start to his career under Doug Marrone’s old regime. HC Urban Meyer wanted to get one more look at Robinson to see if his staff can develop him into a viable option at left tackle before giving him a chance to hit the open market. Meyer noted Robinson’s talent and high ceiling as reasons why they wanted to keep him in 2021. The Jaguars selected Robinson with the 34th overall pick out of Alabama in 2017, and he’s yet to live up to lofty expectations through four seasons. PFF graded Robinson in the bottom-25th percentile at the tackle position in each of his three full seasons. He’s coming off another shaky campaign, allowed five sacks and the eighth-most pressures by a tackle with 40. Robinson missed 14 games in 2018 with a torn ACL, but he’s played in 30-of-32 games over the last two seasons.
Jon Feliciano (Buf, 29) — The Bills and Feliciano agreed to terms on a three-year, $17 million contract extension.
Fantasy Points: Feliciano missed the first seven games of last season because of a torn pectoral muscle, which he suffered while weight lifting last July in preparation for the season. He started Buffalo’s final 10 games at right guard (playoffs included), and he’s now started 25 games for the Bills over the last two seasons after starting just eight games in his first four seasons with the Raiders. PFF has graded Feliciano as a slightly above-average option at guard over his first two seasons with the Bills.
Mike Remmers (KC, 32) — The Chiefs and Remmers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with $3.5 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Points: He’ll be in the mix to start next season after the Chiefs cut both Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher. Remmers filled in for Schwartz for the final 10 games of last season and through the playoffs at right tackle, and he’s started 83 games over the last six seasons between the Panthers, Vikings, Giants, and Chiefs. PFF graded out as the 39th-best tackle out of 79 players at the position last season, and he’s regularly been around a league-average option for the position over the last six seasons.
Zach Banner (Pit, 28) — The Steelers and Banner agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million deal with a $3.25 million signing bonus. Banner won the starting right tackle job out of training camp last season and he played well in limited action before he tore his ACL toward the end of Pittsburgh’s season-opening victory against the Giants. Banner is slated to be Pittsburgh’s starting right tackle next season, and he could help their rushing attack get back on track as he’s a road-grader at 6’8”, 360 pounds. He should be ready to go for this year’s season opener since he has nearly a full year to recover from his surgery.
James Hurst (NO, 30) — The Saints and Hurst came to terms on a three-year, $9 million contract. The deal includes $5 million in guaranteed money and he can earn up to $13.5 million if he’s used as a starter. He started five games and he appeared in seven other contests as a top backup across the entire offensive line, and he played 378 total snaps in his first season with the Saints — he spent his first six seasons with the Ravens.
Ethan Pocic (Sea, 26) — The Seahawks re-signed Pocic to a one-year, $3 million contract. He started 14 games last season after a back injury derailed his 2019 campaign, grading out as the 26th-best center out of 36 players at the position, according to PFF. Pocic has been a slight disappointment as a 2017 second-round but he’s still young and he’ll be in the mix for a starting spot along the interior of Seattle’s O-line.
John Miller (Car, 28) — The Panthers and Miller agreed to terms on another one-year contract. PFF graded out as the 50th-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season. Miller will likely slot in at right guard with newly signed Pat Elflein taking over at left guard. The big question is will Miller be protecting his Louisville teammate, Teddy Bridgewater, once again or a new starting quarterback this season.
Ty Sambrailo (Ten, 29) — The Titans re-signed Sambrailo after he made five spot starts in place of Taylor Lewan, who landed on the injured reserve with a torn ACL. Sambrailo eventually followed Lewan to the injured reserve with his own torn ACL, so both players will be in a race to be ready for the start of the season. Sambrailo has an outside shot at starting at right tackle next season but he’ll likely slot in as the team’s top backup since he can step in at any spot.
Daniel Brunskill (SF, 27) — The 49ers tendered a one-year contract to exclusive rights FA Brunskill, who started every game as an interior offensive lineman for the 49ers last season. The former tackle also started seven games during their run to the Super Bowl in 2019 after starting his career as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons (2017-18) and the AAF’s San Diego Fleet (2019). Brunskill will be in the mix to potentially start next season and, at worst, he’ll serve as their top reserve lineman.
Aaron Stinnie (TB, 27) — The Buccaneers re-signed Stinnie to a one-year deal after he admirably filled in for Alex Cappa at right guard in the playoffs. Stinnie didn’t have any previous starting experience in the NFL before stepping in for Cappa in the playoffs, who fractured his ankle against Washington in the Wild Card Round.
Cedric Ogbuehi (Sea, 29) — The Seahawks re-signed Ogbuehi after he started four games and appeared in four other contests in his first season in Seattle. His career has been a disappointment considering he was drafted 21st overall by the Bengals in 2015, but he’s still collecting paychecks as a swing tackle in Seattle behind Duane Brown and Brandon Shell.
Jordan Simmons (Sea, 27) — The Seahawks re-signed Simmons to a one-year contract after they declined to tender him as a restricted free agent. He started six games and PFF graded him as the 71st-best guard out of 80 players at the position last season. He’ll be slotted in as a backup option for the Seahawks this season after the team traded for OG Gabe Jackson.
Matt Gono (Atl, 25) — The Falcons re-signed restricted free agent Gono to a one-year, $3.4 million contract. He started three games at right tackle and another at left guard last season, and he’ll be competing for one of Atlanta’s top backup roles last season.
Rashod Hill (Min, 29) — The Vikings kept Hill in the fold on a one-year deal to once again serve as the team’s swing tackle. He’s started just two games and he’s played just 174 snaps over the last two seasons after making 15 starts and playing 1120 snaps in 2017-18.
Tyler Shatley (Jax, 30) — The Jaguars re-signed Shatley to a one-year deal. He’s started 25 games in his first seven seasons as a UDFA out of Clemson. He’ll once again serve as the team’s swing interior offensive lineman after starting 10 games last season.