The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with Nick Foles on Wednesday, the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on contract terms.
The Jags parted ways with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft just 13 months after handing him a three-year, $58 million contract.
Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the salary cap by cutting Bortles. He still will count $16.5 million against the cap in 2019.
Gordon gets qualifying offer
The New England Patriots extended qualifying offers to restricted free-agent receiver Josh Gordon and defensive back Jonathan Jones.
They placed second-round tenders on both, meaning any team that signed them would have to send back a second-round compensatory draft pick to New England.
In Gordon's case it keeps alive the possibility that he could rejoin New England if he's reinstated from his latest suspension for violating an agreement that allowed him to play after multiple drug suspensions.
Chiefs release Berry
The Kansas City Chiefs released safety Eric Berry, who missed nearly all of last season with a mysterious heel injury that cropped up early in training camp.
The five-time Pro Bowl safety would have been guaranteed $7.25 million of his salary if he was on the roster Friday.
Berry was a first-round pick of the Chiefs in the 2010 draft and was a legitimate star when he was healthy, though that became increasingly uncommon.
Seahawks, Kendricks reach deal
The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks on a one-year deal despite his uncertain legal situation.
The deal is worth up to $5.5 million.
Kendricks is still facing possible jail time after pleading guilty to insider trading charges last year. Kendricks started last season in Cleveland, but he was released in late August after he was charged.
Around the league
The Baltimore Ravens finally made their move during the NFL's free-agent frenzy, securing running back Mark Ingram and six-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas. … Former Pittsburgh Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. ESPN first reported the signing, and said the deal is for four years and $52.5 million — including $35 million guaranteed. … A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year deal with running back Adrian Peterson. … The Los Angeles Chargers signed former Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor gives the Chargers an experienced backup to Philip Rivers, who has started 208 consecutive games and is tied with Peyton Manning for the third-longest streak in NFL history by a QB.