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March 13, 2019
By The Associated Press

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT):

11:05 a.m.

With the NFL’s “legal tampering” period ending at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the flurry of agreements reached the last two days will become official.

That includes megatrades involving star receivers Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr., and signings of free agents who have become very rich men.

Aside from the laudatory words that will flow like the dollars heading to the players, here’s what fans will hear when things become official:

—Oakland has acquired Brown from Pittsburgh for third- and fifth-round draft picks.

—Cleveland gets Beckham from the New York Giants for first- and second-round draft picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. The Browns also obtain edge rusher Olivier Vernon from New York for guard Kevin Zeitler.

—Running back Le’Veon Bell, who sat out last season in a contract dispute with the Steelers, joins the New York Jets. Also heading to the Jets are linebacker C.J. Mosley and receivers Jamison Crowder and Josh Bellamy.

—2018 Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles leaves Philadelphia for Jacksonville.

—The Raiders also add left tackle Trent Brown, who leaves the Super Bowl champion Patriots, and safety Lamarcus Joyner.

—Safety Landon Collins stays within the NFC East, moving from the Giants to the Redskins.

—Green Bay, not usually a major player in free agency, signs edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive lineman Billy Turner.

—Tennessee gets edge rusher Cameron Wake, late of Miami, and guard Rodger Saffold, who leaves the Rams.

—The Texans bolster their secondary with safety Tashaun Gipson.

— Seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs leaves Baltimore for Arizona.

—WR DeSean Jackson returns to Philadelphia, leaving Tampa Bay.

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10:25 a.m.

A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Browns and free agent tight end Demetrius Harris have agreed to a two-year contract.

Harris, who backed up Pro Bowler Travis Kelce in Kansas City, will be added to the roster when the NFL free agency signing period begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later.

In Cleveland, Harris will be reunited with Browns general manager John Dorsey, who signed him in 2013 with the Chiefs.

The 27-year-old Harris didn’t play football in college and began his pro career on the practice squad.

Harris has 57 career catches for 605 yards in four seasons. He had 13 receptions for 164 yards and three touchdowns last season.

The Browns had an opening at tight end after releasing Darren Fells on Monday.

—Reporting by Tom Withers

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