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One free agent every NFL team should sign

The Broncos could use a more experienced QB such as Matt Barkley, and adding Jason Pierre-Paul might vault the Bengals back to the playoffs. Who would provide a boost to the other 30 teams?

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Source: Jags to trade TE Thomas to Dolphins

The Jaguars are trading Julius Thomas to the Dolphins, a source confirmed to ESPN. Thomas has agreed to a revised contract as part of the deal, which can't be officially announced until March 9.

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20 plays every NFL coach should steal

This is the time of year when NFL coaches go searching for creative schemes to add to their playbooks. Here are 20 keepers from the 2016 season.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

With the pending acquisition of former Jaguars TE Julius Thomas, the Dolphins now can scratch a big need off their offseason to-do list. Other big needs for Miami include linebacker and guard.

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If players pass physicals and no one reneges: MIAMI sends 2017 7th to JAX for Julius Thomas. JAX send 2018 7th to MIAMI for Branden Albert.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Dolphins are reportedly acquiring TE Julius Thomas from the Jaguars. Last season Dolphins tight ends combined for 551 yards, 2nd-fewest in the NFL (Jets, 173).

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los #Cowboys reestructuraron los contratos del centro Travis Frederick y el tackle Tyron Smith para liberar espacio en el tope salarial, que se supone será de alrededor de 168 millones de dólares en el 2017. La decisión sobre Tony Romo aún está pendiente pero es casi un hecho que se va, solo falta ver de qué manera, en corte o canje. El nuevo año NFL comienza el 9 de marzo.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have restructured the contracts of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and All-Pro center Travis Frederick, freeing up roughly $17.3 million, moving them under a proposed salary-cap of $168 million for 2017, according to sources. The total cap will be finalized by March 9 when the league year begins. The Cowboys turned roughly $21 million of the $24 million due Smith and Frederick into signing bonus to create the room. Smith was set to make $10 million in 2017, while Frederick was set to make $14.221 million.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Jared Odrick was due a $2 million roster bonus and would have had $3.5 million of his $6.5 million salary in 2017 guaranteed had he been on the Jaguars' roster on March 13. The move saves the Jaguars $8.5 million against the salary cap.