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The 2023 NFL offseason is officially in full swing, with free agency kicking off on Monday, March 13 at 12 p.m. ET.

PFF will be providing live reactions and analysis on every transaction, including signings, trades and major cuts. We will be grading every transaction from a team fit, roster context and need perspective, as well as from a pure value standpoint based on the cost.

Keep this page bookmarked all offseason long as we break down every move from every team, with the moves logged chronologically.


Last updated: March 14, 10:29 p.m. ET

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Byron Murphy Jr. signs a two-year deal with Minnesota Vikings

  • Fit/need grade: A
  • Value grade: B
  • Contract: Two years, $22 million ($11 million per year),
  • PFF projected contract: Three years, $36 million ($12 million per year), $21.75 million guaranteed

Minnesota needed to add at cornerback after waiving Cameron Dantzler earlier in the week and then losing veteran Patrick Peterson to the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency. 

Murphy can play out wide and in the slot, both areas Minnesota can stand to dramatically improve, and new Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores gets his No. 1 cornerback. Murphy has three straight seasons with coverage grades above 63.0, and he has allowed an explosive play of 15 or more yards on 1.8% of his targets in coverage over the last two seasons, a top-25 mark at the position.


Charles Omenihu signs two-year deal with Kansas City Chiefs

  • Fit/need grade: A-
  • Value grade: B
  • Contract: Two years, up to $20 million
  • PFF projected contract: Two years, $17.5 million ($8.75 million per year), $11.5 million total guaranteed

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Omenihu is an intriguing young inside/outside pass-rusher who took a leap after landing with the San Francisco 49ers at the 2021 trade deadline. The former fifth-round pick of the Houston Texans earned a 75.3 pass-rush grade with 54 quarterback pressures on a 13% pressure rate in 2022. 

He can stand to improve as a run defender, but the Chiefs add some needed pass-rush juice with a versatile defensive lineman they can line up all over the formation.


RB David Montgomery signs a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions

  • Fit/need grade: B+
  • Value grade: B
  • Contract: Three years, $18 million ($6 million per year), $11 million guaranteed
  • PFF projected contract: Three years, $19.5 million ($6.5 million per year), $12.25 million guaranteed

Montgomery stays in the NFC North after playing out his rookie contract with the Chicago Bears and is primed to face his old team twice a year as a part of a committee with D’Andre Swift.

The former third-round pick has hauled in at least 25 receptions in every season of his career and regularly avoids negative plays by routinely shaking off tacklers in the backfield.

Montgomery fills the void left behind Jamaal Williams as the short-yardage back, but he can also pass catches out of the backfield — he occasionally lines up in the slot and out wide — and is a plus pass protector at the position, with his 71.7 pass-blocking grade since 2019 a top-10 mark at the position.

Montgomery is as tough as they come, and has legitimate three-down potential if D’Andre Swift were to miss time with injury, whereas Jamaal Williams has become more of an early-down-only type of player.


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G Will Hernandez re-signs with Arizona Cardinals

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