So far, this is the madness of the NFL free agent, but it has begun to calm down, with many former Penn Staters signing contracts with new teams.
Here’s the list of places where this Nittany Lions ends:
DE Carl Nassib (Las Vegas Raiders)
From walk-on to making nearly $ 10 million a year.
Nassib has had a strong career to date, and he got a prize for it last week, signing a three-year, $ 28 million contract with Las Vegas Raiders. $ 17 million is guaranteed.
The former Penn State recorded 12.5 sacks during the last two seasons with the Buccaneers.
Nassib must be a force at the front of the Raiders and make a big impact in the team’s first year in the new city.
DT Austin Johnson (Giants New York)
This is the Penn State reunion in New York.
Johnson will be reunited with defensive coach Sean Spencer when he signs a one-year contract with the Giants.
Johnson spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Titans.
He only started one match last season, recording 11 tackles that year. But with his familiarity, he can be praised for improvement.
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DT Jack Crawford (Tennessee Titans)
The Titans will not lose the presence of Penn State in their defense.
Tackle veteran Jack Crawford has signed a one-year contract with The Titans. He has spent the last three seasons with the Falcons.
He is likely to fill the reserve gap left by Johnson.
DE Anthony Zettel (Minnesota Vikings)
Zettel made many moves in the league last season, and once again found himself in a new team this year.
The defensive midfielder has signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
Zettel was part of the 49ers escape to the Super Bowl last season, but he played more backup roles.
OL Stefan Wisniewski (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Wisniewski will go home.
The Super Bowl Champion twice went to high school in Pittsburgh, and will now return to Steel City, signing a two-year contract with the Steelers.
Wisniewski joined Chiefs last year and was part of their effort to win the Super Bowl title, and he had to give a veteran presence to the Pittsburgh offensive line.
DB Jordan Lucas (Chicago Bears)
Wisnewski’s teammate in Kansas City has also found a new home.
Lucas has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
There are a number of openings in the secondary for the Bear, so there is an opportunity for Lucas to get playing time there, but he can be a big part of a special team unit like him for Chiefs.
LB Sean Lee (Cowboys)
Lee has spent his entire career with the Cowboys, and that hasn’t changed.
Linebacker has re-signed with Dallas, signed a one-year contract.
With some talented young midfielders there, Lee is expected to fill a reserve role and become a veteran.