With free agency starting, Panthers All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell finds home

Ross Cockrell New York Giants

Report: Colts Among Finalists to Sign Guard Andrew Norwell

Offensive lineman Andrew Norwell #68 of the Carolina Panthers waits for the snap on the line of scrimmage against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Norwell will sign a five-year, $66.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Nothing is official until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET but the Colts have lost out on some of the big names early in the legal tampering period as wide receiver Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears.

According to the report, the deal includes $30 million in guarantees.

The Giants had their sights set on Norwell to anchor an offensive line rebuild, but not must turn their attention elsewhere. They were considered the favor to sign the guard all along, and had even been prepared to spent most of their available salary cap space on him.

Meanwhile, Justin Pugh remains an option, although he is likely eager to test the free agent market but the Giants losing out on Norwell could cause Gettleman to rethink things. However, in the end, the Bears have ultimately turned to the free agent market - which means not giving up running back Jordan Howard - in order to help soon-to-be second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

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