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NFL Free Agency 2019: Top defenders flying off the board to begin day two including CJ Mosley, Za’Darius Smith

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Most of us are waking this morning to find out many of the top defenders who could have upgraded the Raiders at key positions are gone before the sun came up. That includes the top defensive player on the board, CJ Mosley who at the end of day one was said to be deciding between staying in Baltimore or signing with the Jets.

The rumor was that Mosley wanted to stay with the Ravens so it would take a monster deal to pry him away. And boy did he ever get one.

Mosley gets $17 million per season on a 5-year deal with the Jets incuding $51 million guaranteed. Pretty clear those were the magic numbers to get him to pack up and head for the Meadowlands.

His teammate and top pass rusher still left, Za’Darius Smith signed on with the Packers.

The Packers were big time players to begin day two. They also added fellow pass rushing smith, Preston Smith as well as former Bears safety Adrian Amos.

Other notable signings include Sheldon Richardson to the Browns on a 3-year deal and Dante Fowler Jr re-upping with the Rams on a one-year deal.

See who is still out there to sign here.