Money talks in the NFL. And if it’s not loud enough, the players walk.
That’s where we come in, because news across the professional football landscape comes at you fast as soon as the NFL’s free agency period and new league year kicks off. Check in here for the latest updates on former Texas Longhorns’ new contracts and new teams.
The latest (March 20)
Colt McCoy (quarterback)
On Friday, Texas legend Colt McCoy agreed to terms with the New York Giants on a one-year that includes a delightful $1.5 million guaranteed, according to a report from ESPN. McCoy is expected to take on a mentor role with second-year quarterback Daniel Jones. McCoy, who turns 34 this year, spent the previous six season with the Washington Redskins.
McCoy, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, has started 28 games over the course of his professional career, most recently in Week 5 of the 2019 season against the New England Patriots. He’s appeared in a total of 40 games.
Adrian Phillips (safety)
Two-time Pro Bowler Adrian Phillips has signed a two-year with the New England Patriots, Yahoo Sports reports, after spending the first six seasons of his career with the San Diego-turned-Los Angeles Chargers. He missed the majority of the 2019 season due to a broken arm he suffered in Week 2, only to return for the Chargers’ final five games of the year.
Phillips was an undrafted free agent out of Texas in 2014, where he served as a captain.
Hassan Ridgeway (defensive tackle)
The Philadelphia Eagles opted to resign impeding free agent Hassan Ridgeway earlier this week, the team announced. Ridgeway, who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, was traded to the Eagles for a seventh-round selection last offseason. After opening the season a bit further down the depth charter than expected, with the injury of defensive tackle Malik Jackson, Ridgeway earned significant time in Philadelphia’s defensive rotation before his 2019 season was ended early with an ankle injury in Week 7, landing him on the team’s IR. He’s presumably healthy again.