Auburn football: NFL free agency updates for Tigers FA’s

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NFL free agency is underway, and Auburn football fans have several horses (or, more aptly, Tigers) in the race for a life-changing payday.

Cam Newton was the first domino to fall in free agency, with the New England Patriots handing him a deal worth up to $14 million in incentives. Fly War Eagle was a fan of the move and thinks the Pats could be set for a major redemption year…something Newton knows very well.

Already, one other former Auburn football star has earned a big deal in free agency, but other former Plaimsmen are also in the process of “getting the bag”.

Let’s take an early look at how NFL free agency has gone so far for several Tigers in the pros:

Former Auburn football DE Carl Lawson gets PAID

Carl Lawson’s seismic three-year deal with the New York Jets–which includes $30 million in guaranteed money–is the sort of achievement every Tiger fan should hope is the result for every man that has ever set foot in the home locker-room at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Cincinnati not slapping the franchise on the six-foot-two, 260-pound linebacker opened the door for another team to swoop in, and the Jets decided to be that team. While New York has been a franchise in shambles for years, their defense was far from a weakness last season, and it only stands to improve with Lawson in the fold.

Former Auburn football S Rudy Ford joining the new era in Jacksonville

It’s an exciting time to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan right now. After the failed promise of the Blake Bortles era–which, to be fair to the former UFC quarterback, included an AFC Championship appearance–Trevor Lawrence is likely inbound with the #1 pick and Urban Meyer is now the head coach.

Better yet, former Tigers safety Rudy Ford is now on board after signing a two-year deal worth up to $4.2 million.

Former Auburn football K Daniel Carlson gets QO from Las Vegas Raiders

Restricted free-agent former All-American at Auburn, Daniel Carlson, is all but guaranteed to remain with the Las Vegas Raiders after receiving a qualifying offer from the franchise that signed him in 2018 following a release from Minnesota and has stuck with him since.

Unless another team blows him away with an offer, the Raiders and Carlson will continue their 2.5-year (and counting) union.

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