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2021 NFL free agency key requirements: As the 2021 NFL free agency period draws near, here is a look at the top 3 significant needs for each AFC team. Let's see what everyone's team is up to over the next couple of weeks.
2021 NFL free agency start date: March 17 2021 & Legal tampering period: March 15 2021
Required: Running back, linebacker, offensive line.
The Buffalo Bills cut receiver John Brown and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson on Wednesday 10th March 2021 to free up some much-needed space under the newly announced salary cap.
Reports say The Buffalo Bills are set to bring back one of the more complete schedules in the league even after cutting Brown and Jefferson, these bold moves have given them a little more flexibility to conquer the early phase of this competitive window.
They need to address two positions on the offensive line (RG Jon Feliciano and RT Daryl Williams), these could be a good use of upgrades for the team.
Required: Defensive line, linebacker, free safety.
Unlike most playoff teams, the Browns have a huge pot to pull players from, and most of it should be put toward their defense team, as they could really benefit from reinforcements.
Myles Garrett has grown into an All-Pro and would be even better alongside an improved supporting cast. That could come soon, with defensive linemen Larry Ogunjobi and Olivier Vernon hitting free agency.
Required: Safety, pass rusher, cornerback.
As the Denver Broncos look through their list of potential free agents and draft picks, head coach Vic Fangio thinks a third group of players could also be a good impact for the choices to be made ahead of the selection.
The Broncos started early with Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons; their next steps seem to be locking down the star for a long-term journey with the Broncos. His sturdy price tag could be the end for his fellow safety Kareem Jackson in Denver.
It looks like Von Miller is also still on the cards and the books, but if he were to return for next season it would definitely be on a restructured deal.