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Tracking all the Buckeye NFL free agency rumors

As unrestricted free agents, there’s bound to be lots of talks and visits for several former Ohio State players looking for a new deal.

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With NFL free agency getting underway on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. ET, there are several former Buckeyes vying for new deals ahead of the 2018 season. With the Los Angeles Rams re-signing LS Jake McQuaide to a 3-year deal, there are now seven former Ohio State players available this offseason.

Last year’s free agency frenzy surrounding Terrelle Pryor Sr. may dwindle a bit in 2018, but he’s still a very intriguing prospect, and is likely willing to accept a lower deal coming off of a not-so-great 2017 season. Running back Carlos Hyde, however, is coming off a very good, career-best season with the 49ers and is looking for his first big-money, long-term deal following his rookie contract.

Other Buckeye free agents include three Buckeye offensive guards, Alex Boone, Jack Mewhort, and Andrew Norwell, and two safety/special teams players, Tyvis Powell and Nate Ebner.

You can expect no shortage of rumors and meeting updates during free agency, and we’ll keep you updated with all the latest.

(Check back for updates.)

Wednesday, March 21:

Saturday, March 17:

  • Top free agent from 2017, DT Johnathan Hankins was released by the Indianapolis Colts after just one-year on his contract.
  • Terrelle Pryor has been making the most of free agency, according the Mary Kay Cabot.

Wednesday, March 14:

Thursday, March 13:

  • The night capped off with ST Nate Ebner signing a two-year extension with the New England Patriots.
  • It’s been very, very quiet on the Carlos Hyde front heading into the official free agency signing period. But, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Buckeye Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Team STATUS
Player Pos. Age Team STATUS
Alex Boone G 30 ARI UFA
Nate Ebner FS 28 NE Re-signed (NE)
Johnathan Hankins DT 26 IND UFA
Carlos Hyde RB 26 SF Signed (CLE)
Jake McQuaide LS 30 LA Re-signed (LA)
Jack Mewhort G 26 IND Re-signed (IND)
Andrew Norwell G 26 CAR Signed (JAX)
Tyvis Powell S 23 SF ERFA
Terrelle Pryor WR 28 WAS Signed (NYJ)