||(RotoWire) Nicks' troublesome left knee is completely healed and no longer subject to swelling, while the wideout's ankle showed mild degenerative changes that are "not unexpected given [his] career path," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Analysis: The quote comes courtesy of Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. James Andrews, both of whom were enlisted by Nicks' camp to vouch for the wide receiver's health. The pair of famous doctors reportedly circulated a letter to all 32 teams that should answer most of the (many) questions regarding Nicks' healthy. It sounds like his knee is finally back to 100 percent, while the ankle is not ideal but entirely p... (More)||1 hour||
|2.||Vikings | Unlikely to keep Toby Gerhart
||(KFFL) The Minnesota Vikings are not expected to be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Toby Gerhart, and FB Jerome Felton offered his feelings on the matter. "Probably pretty low," Felton said about the chances Gerhart returns. "Just having playing behind (RB Adrian Peterson), I assume he wants to go somewhere where he can get more touches."||1 hour|
|3.||Jets | Have interest in Shaun Hill
||(KFFL) The New York Jets have expressed some level of interest in free-agent QB Shaun Hill (Lions), according to a source.||1 hour|
|4.||49ers | Might be landing spot for Toby Gerhart
||(KFFL) Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Toby Gerhart might be a possible fit for the San Francisco 49ers, if he hits the open market Tuesday, March 11. Gerhart played for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford.||1 hour|
|5.||Dolphins | Still interested in Louis Delmas
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins remain very interested in free-agent FS Louis Delmas (Lions), who visited the team last month.||1 hour|
|6.||Bears | Julius Peppers could be on way out
||(KFFL) Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers might be cut if the team acts on its interest and signs free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks).||1 hour|
|7.||Bears | Have interest in Ryan Mundy
||(KFFL) The Chicago Bears are believed to have an interest in free-agent FS Ryan Mundy (Giants).||1 hour|
||(RotoWire) Shields signed a four-year, $39 million contract with the Packers on Saturday, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports. Analysis: At first glance, the contract seems like a bit much, but the Packers have plenty of cap room, and quality starting cornerbacks don't come cheap. This deal is likely a sign of things to come, as Shields nearly hit the $10 million-per-year mark, despite ranking in the second or third tier of prospective free agents. He figures to start across from Tramon Williams again, and the Packers' cornerback group has the potential to rank among the league's best, if Casey Hayward (hamstring) can bounce back from a disappointin... (More)||1 hour|
|9.||Packers | Sam Shields re-signed
||(KFFL) The Green Bay Packers have re-signed free-agent CB Sam Shields (Packers) to a four-year, $39 million contract, and the deal includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million, according to a source.||1 hour|
|10.||Bears | Mutual interest in Michael Bennett
||(KFFL) The Chicago Bears and free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks) have mutual interest.||1 hour|
|11.||Redskins | Interested in Aqib Talib
||(KFFL) The Washington Redskins are interested in free-agent CB Aqib Talib (Patriots).||1 hour|
|12.||Falcons | Robert McClain tendered
||(KFFL) The Atlanta Falcons tendered restricted free-agent CB Robert McClain to a one-year, $1.431 million deal.||1 hour|
|13.||Rams | Interested in Alterraun Verner
||(KFFL) The St. Louis Rams have expressed interest in free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Titans).||2 hours|
|14.||Vikings | Appear interested in Paul Soliai
||(KFFL) The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in free-agent DL Paul Soliai (Dolphins).||2 hours|
|15.||Jets | Interested in Alterraun Verner
||(KFFL) The New York Jets have expressed interest in free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Titans). He's a contingency plan if negotiations with their own free-agent CB Antonio Cromartie fall through.||2 hours|
|16.||Jets | View Alterraun Verner as fallback option
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the New York Jets' interest in free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Titans) is contingent upon whether or not the team retains CB Antonio Cromartie.||2 hours|
|17.||Titans | Former teammate calls Chris Johnson selfish
||(KFFL) Former NFL LB Keith Bulluck called Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson a "me" person. "He's a friend of mine but when it comes to athlete, he's a 'me' person," Bulluck said. "He's a 'me' person when it comes to the athlete. For the years that he's been there, it's never been his fault why he didn't have a good running game or why he didn't have a good game. It was always somebody else's fault."||3 hours|
|18.||Falcons | Interested in Michael Mitchell
||(KFFL) The Atlanta Falcons are interested in free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Panthers).||3 hours|
|19.||Eagles | Interested in Michael Mitchell
||(KFFL) The Philadelphia Eagles are interested in free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Panthers).||3 hours|
|20.||Broncos | Interested in Michael Mitchell
||(KFFL) The Denver Broncos are interested in free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Panthers).||3 hours|
|21.||Bears | Interested in Michael Mitchell
||(KFFL) The Chicago Bears are interested in free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Panthers).||3 hours|
|22.||Jets | Appear interested in Alterraun Verner
||(KFFL) The New York Jets have reportedly shown interest in free-agent CB Alterraun Verner (Titans).||3 hours|
|23.||Falcons | Interested in Michael Mitchell
||(KFFL) The Atlanta Falcons are interested in free-agent SS Michael Mitchell (Panthers).||3 hours|
|24.||Jaguars | Red Bryant update
||(KFFL) Updating an earlier report, Jacksonville Jaguars DT Red Bryant signed a four-year, $17 million deal.||3 hours|
|25.||Redskins a possible landing spot for Tal...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN.com's John Keim considers the Redskins a possible landing spot for free agent Aqib Talib. Analysis: Talib has ties to secondary coach Raheem Morris, but wouldn't be a great fit with outside corners DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson both under contract. Washington may be better suited to make a run at Captain Munnerlyn for his ability to play the slot. Talib is reportedly looking to be paid as a "top-of-the-market" corner and could command over $8 million annually.||4 hours|
|26.||NFL | Doctors clear Hakeem Nicks
||(KFFL) Doctors sent out letters clearing free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Giants) for the 2014 season. Nicks had a screw inserted into his foot in 2012 and surgery to repair his posterior cruciate ligament in 2013.||4 hours|
|27.||Report: Hakeem Nicks open to one-year de...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports free agent Hakeem Nicks is open to playing on a one-year contract to prove his 2012 and 2013 seasons were "aberrations." Analysis: Nicks is also open to re-signing with the Giants. If he can't return to New York, Nicks wants to go to a team with a proven quarterback. Mortensen also adds that Nicks' past foot and knee injuries have been cleared and deemed 100 percent by Drs. Robert Anderson and James Andrews, respectively. Each doctor wrote a letter of recommendation for Nicks, and copies were sent to all 32 teams. Nicks has been linked to t... (More)||4 hours|
|28.||Michael Johnson-to-Eagles 'not happening...
||(Rotoworld) Philly Mag's Tim McManus reports free agent DE Michael Johnson-to-Eagles "isn't happening." Analysis: McManus reported earlier Saturday that the Eagles were interested in Johnson. Once the legal tampering window opened at noon ET, McManus reports talks got "heavy" between Johnson and a "few teams." The Eagles weren't among those teams. Johnson is going to break the bank and will have a robust market.||4 hours|
|29.||Jaguars | Red Bryant signs
||(KFFL) The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent DT Red Bryant (Seahawks) to a four-year deal.||4 hours|
|30.||Lions | Potential landing spot for Emmanuel Sanders
||(KFFL) The Detroit Lions could be a potential landing spot for free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders (Steelers).||4 hours|
|31.||Dolphins haven't had any talks with McKi...
||(Rotoworld) The Miami Herald confirms the Dolphins have not had any recent contract talks with free agent LT Bryant McKinnie. Analysis: McKinnie was highly ineffective last year and isn't going to be re-signed, as expected. He looked to be near the end of the line with Miami and likely won't require more than a veteran minimum contract. Given his history of weight issues, McKinnie could struggle to find any interest on the open market.||4 hours|
|32.||Fins 'reach out' to FAs Saffold and Veld...
||(Rotoworld) The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "reached out" to the representatives for free agents G/T Rodger Saffold and LT Jared Veldheer on Saturday. Analysis: LT Branden Albert is believed to be the Dolphins' top priority in free agency. They'd reportedly like to sign Saffold as a guard, though they're not opposed to Saffold playing left tackle. Veldheer and Eugene Monroe would be fallback options for Miami if it can't land Albert. We'd almost prefer both Veldheer and Monroe to an aging Albert. Offensive line is GM Dennis Hickey's main focus.||4 hours|
|33.||Vikings interested in CB Alterraun Verne...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports the Vikings are showing interest in free agent CB Alterraun Verner. Analysis: Verner played under DB coach Jerry Gray in Tennessee the last three seasons, so the dots certainly connect. The Vikings also had one worst pass defenses in the league last year and have yet to re-sign Chris Cook. Verner is a top-two free-agent corner and could command $10 million annually. Minnesota has roughly $41 million in 2014 cap space.||5 hours|
|34.||Bucs could release C Jeremy Zuttah
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas reports C Jeremy Zuttah's roster spot could be in danger. Analysis: Zuttah has started all 32 games the past two seasons and can also play both guard spots. He has two years left on a four-year, $16.3 million deal. The Bucs can clear Zuttah's entire $4.5 million cap hit without any dead money hits if they choose to release him. Zuttah, 28 in June, is merely an average talent.||5 hours|
|35.||Bears considered a fit for NT Earl Mitch...
||(Rotoworld) The Chicago Tribune believes the Bears could show interest in free agent NT Earl Mitchell. Analysis: Mitchell would be a strong fit for the Bears' 4-3 scheme if they fail to re-sign Henry Melton. The Texans have expressed interest in bringing Mitchell back, but he appears set to test the market. Ex-Bucs GM Mark Dominik considers Mitchell one of the top sleepers of free agency.||5 hours|
||(RotoWire) Bryant has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Jaguars, jaguars.com's John Oehser reports. Analysis: Bryant, one of the better run-stuffers available in free agency, was recently released by the Seahawks to free up approximately $5.5 million in cap space. He could replace disappointing former first-round draft pick Tyson Alualu as the Jaguars' run-stopping defensive end, and he's big enough (6-4, 323 pounds) to move inside to defensive tackle, if necessary. Bryant's never been much of an IDP option, with just 3.5 sacks and 121 tackles in 64 career games.||5 hours|
|37.||Lions could be fit for Emmanuel Sanders
||(Rotoworld) The Lions' website considers Detroit a possible landing spot for free agent Emmanuel Sanders. Analysis: The Lions are desperate for receiving help opposite Calvin Johnson and Sanders would be an upgrade as a replacement for Nate Burleson. Detroit is also believed to have heavy interest in Sammy Watkins and could consider trading up from the No. 10 pick. In addition to the Lions, Sanders has been linked to the Jets and Patriots.||5 hours|
||(RotoWire) Stuckey signed a multi-year extension with the Chargers on Saturday, Chargers beat writer Eric Williams of ESPN reports. Analysis: Stuckey reported the deal is for four years, which would keep him signed with the Chargers through the 2017 season. The safety out of Kansas will likely continue in his role as a special teams player and backup behind Eric Weddle.||5 hours|
|39.||Jaguars land DE Red Bryant on 4-year dea...
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars signed DE Red Bryant to a four-year contract. Analysis: Bryant, 30 next month, was released by the Seahawks in a salary-cap move last week. He wanted to latch on with a new team before the free-agent market was flooded on Tuesday, and the Jaguars always seemed to be a logical landing spot. Bryant reunites with coach Gus Bradley and should anchor the left side of Jacksonville's line on early downs. Tyson Alualu manned that spot in Jacksonville last season but left a lot to be desired. He's entering the final year of his deal.||5 hours|
|40.||Falcons in 'active talks' with DT Babine...
||(Rotoworld) The Falcons are in "active talks" with free agent DT Jonathan Babineaux. Analysis: The Falcons are looking to bring back their starting defensive line after signing Cory Peters earlier this week. Babineaux, 32, could command a two- or three-year contract. Free agent reserve DT Peria Jerry is not expected to be retained.||5 hours|
|41.||Bengals looking to lock up WLB Burfict
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey reports the team is expected to try and sign WLB Vontaze Burfict to a long-term contract extension this offseason. Analysis: Burfict, 23, is entering the final year of his three-year rookie deal and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent next spring. There's really no need for the Bengals to rush things. Burfict is coming off a 2013 season that saw him lead the league with 171 tackles and record three sacks, six pass breakups, and an interception. Burfict credits new Bengals DC Paul Guenther for his success.||5 hours|
|42.||Packers could re-sign NT Ryan Pickett
||(Rotoworld) The Packers have expressed interest in re-signing free agent NT Ryan Pickett. Analysis: Per reporter Rob Demovsky, the Packers have reached out to Pickett and will continue to talk leading up to free agency. He started all 16 games at nose tackle this past season, but registered just 19 tackles on 546 defensive snaps. Pickett is a limited two-down run plugger and may have to settle for a one-year deal.||6 hours|
|43.||Vick unlikely to land with Jaguars or Vi...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent Michael Vick is unlikely to sign with the Jaguars or Vikings after they re-signed Chad Henne and Matt Cassel, respectively. Analysis: PFT's Mike Florio reports that the Jaguars' "interest" in Vick may not have been genuine, and may have been floated to the media in an effort to get Henne to agree to terms. The Vikings were never really thought to be a realistic option, either. Other teams that could have interest in a veteran quarterback include the Jets, Bills, Texans, Bucs, and Raiders. The Jets make a lot of sense for Vick.||6 hours|
|44.||Titans could pursue free agent running b...
||(Rotoworld) The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt "wouldn't be surprised" if the Titans "poked around" free agents Donald Brown and Ben Tate. Analysis: Both Tate and Brown have spent the past four years in the Titans' division. Brown shredded Tennessee in two games with the Colts last season, and would be a more logical committee partner for Shonn Greene. Tate would figure to become the Titans' clear feature back. He has far more talent than Greene.||6 hours|
|45.||Chargers re-sign special teams ace Stuck...
||(Rotoworld) Chargers re-signed FS Darrell Stuckey to a multi-year contract. Analysis: Stuckey was the Chargers' highest remaining priority after extending Donald Butler and will return as a special teams captain and reserve safety. He appeared in all 16 games last season, finishing with 21 tackles. Stuckey remains unlikely to push for significant defensive snaps in 2014.||6 hours|
|46.||Jacoby Ford to hit free agent market
||(Rotoworld) The San Francisco Chronicle confirms free agent WR/KR Jacoby Ford will hit the open market. Analysis: The Raiders appear to have little or no interest in re-signing Ford. Ford is somewhat interesting because he's only 26 with playmaking ability on both special teams and offense. He'll be well worthy of a minimum-salary flier.||6 hours|
|47.||Randy Starks had falling out with Joe Ph...
||(Rotoworld) The Miami Herald reports "many around the league" believe free agent DT Randy Starks is not a personality fit with coach Joe Philbin. Analysis: Starks has yet to receive a contract offer from the Dolphins and is fully expected to leave Miami. He was a top-five defensive tackle in terms of stopping the run last year and should draw free agent interest despite his character concerns. With Paul Soliai also likely gone, Jared Odrick will be counted on for heavy snaps in 2014.||6 hours|
|48.||Paul Soliai to sign with new team next w...
||(Rotoworld) The Dolphins have not made any progress in contract talks with free agent DT Paul Soliai. Analysis: All indications are the Dolphins will move on from both Soliai and Randy Starks. Soliai has expressed interest in returning, but is expected to sign with another team next week. Miami has roughly $34 million in cap space and could show interest in free agents Henry Melton, Jason Hatcher, and B.J. Raji to fill the void at defensive tackle.||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Despite recent indications of a potential change to Thomas' status with the Saints, Thomas' agent stated that nothing had changed as of Saturday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Analysis: Although Thomas remains on the New Orleans roster at the moment, it sounds like the Saints are either pressing him to take a pay cut or attempting to trade him. Perhaps both. Free agent safety Malcolm Jenkins tweeted Saturday that Thomas will "make another team very happy," so Thomas' situation is worth watching.||6 hours|
|50.||Giants make Tuck offer prior to free age...
||(Rotoworld) NJ.com's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants made an offer to free agent DE Justin Tuck prior to the NFL's legal tampering window, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement. Analysis: It is a bit surprising considering GM Jerry Reese's insistence Tuck would be allowed to reach free agency, but that looks to be the result regardless. Tuck recorded 11 sacks in 2013, but 9.5 of those sacks game in the final six games of the season. Tuck only recorded 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He is our No. 7 available free-agent defensive end.||6 hours|
||(RotoWire) Schaub would receive interest from Cleveland and Oakland if cut by Houston, and the Jets would also be interested if they cut Mark Sanchez, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Analysis: Schaub is expected to get cut by Houston, and Rapoport seems to be basing his report on sources rather than speculation. Schaub just might be able to land a starting role in 2014, depending on what his next team does in the upcoming draft. Expectations would remain modest in that scenario, however.||7 hours|
|52.||Jones expected to be in high demand
||(Rotoworld) The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson expects free agent DE Arthur Jones to be a hot commodity in free agency. Analysis: The Titans make sense for Jones as he would be a strong fit for new DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4. The Colts and the Patriots could also be interested. Jones is our No. 5 free-agent defensive end and should get a hefty payday.||7 hours|
|53.||Several teams could be interested in Sch...
||(Rotoworld) NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns, Raiders and Jets would be interested in Matt Schaub "if (when)" he is released. Analysis: There are rumblings the Texans are considering keeping Schaub, but he is most likely gone. The lack of available talent could give Schaub a shot to start in 2014, but he will more likely find himself in a backup role. Houston could save $3.6 million against the 2014 cap by releasing Schaub.||7 hours|
|54.||Jets | Jeff Cumberland contract update
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, the New York Jets re-signed TE Jeff Cumberland to a three-year deal worth $3.7 million. The deal also includes $1 million in guaranteed money.||7 hours|
|55.||Titans | May show interest in two RBs
||(KFFL) The Tennessee Titans could express some interest in free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) and RB Donald Brown (Colts) this offseason.||7 hours|
|56.||Raiders | Matt Schaub could be option
||(KFFL) The Oakland Raiders are expected to have interest in Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub if he is released by the Texans this offseason.||7 hours|
|57.||Browns | Could have interest in Matt Schaub
||(KFFL) The Cleveland Browns are expected to have interest in Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub if he is released by the Texans this offseason.||7 hours|
|58.||Eagles a player in the Michael Johnson m...
||(Rotoworld) Philly Mag: Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports the Eagles are interested in free agent DE Michael Johnson. Analysis: The Vikings are seen as the most likely landing spot for Johnson, but Philadelphia has cap room and needs young talent on the edge. Free agent Mike Neal could be a more affordable option if Johnson's price proves too high. The Eagles only managed 37 sacks in 2013.||7 hours|
|59.||NFL | Jon Beason can't start negotiations until Tuesday
||(KFFL) Free-agent LB Jon Beason (Giants) will not be able to talk with teams until Tuesday, March 11, because he is representing himself. Teams are not permitted to talk with players during the few days they are allowed to negotiate with players without signing them.||7 hours|
|60.||Giants | Made offer to Justin Tuck
||(KFFL) The New York Giants made a contract offer to free-agent DE Justin Tuck (Giants) at some point this week, but the two sides did not reach an agreement.||7 hours|
||(RotoWire) Joseph was cut by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Tampa Bay Times writer Rick Stroud reports. Analysis: Joseph was badly overpaid at $6 million for 2014, and he wasn't very effective at that salary, either. Carl Nicks (foot) remains a question mark, so the Buccaneers might need to replace both of their starting guards this offseason. They figure to address the position in the draft and free agency both.||8 hours|
|62.||Buccaners release RG Joseph, save $6 mil...
||(Rotoworld) Bucs released RG Davin Joseph. Analysis: The move saves $6 million against the cap. The Bucs had been shopping Joseph but obviously could find no suitors for the overpaid guard. The former first-round pick has been a shell of his former self since returning from a 2012 patellar tendon tear. He'll likely find a soft market in free agency.||8 hours|
|63.||Thomas still a Saint...for now
||(Rotoworld) Pierre Thomas' agent tweeted Thomas' relationship with the Saints was "status quo." Analysis: Free agent S Malcolm Jenkins sent out a tweet suggesting Thomas was let go early Saturday, but that appears to have been premature. Either way, Thomas' future with the Saints is murky at best. It would be surprising if he began the 2014 season in New Orleans.||8 hours|
|64.||Titans expected to pursue Karlos Dansby
||(Rotoworld) The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt expects the Titans to pursue free agent ILB Karlos Dansby. Analysis: After striking out on D'Qwell Jackson, Dansby is a logical next step for the Titans. Tennessee will not be the only players in the Dansby sweepstakes, however, and Arizona looks poised to fight tooth and nail to retain the talented linebacker. Dansby is our No. 1 free-agent inside linebacker.||8 hours|
|65.||Mitchell and Ginn likely to hit open mar...
||(Rotoworld) The Charlotte Observer expects free agents FS Mike Mitchell and WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. to hit the open market. Analysis: Both are priorities for Carolina, but the Panthers' salary cap concerns have made re-signing both difficult. Mitchell flourished as a starter in 2013, recording 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Ginn posted a 36-556-5 line in a breakout 2013 campaign.||8 hours|
|66.||Titans | Karlos Dansby expected to be target
||(KFFL) The Tennessee Titans are expected to show interest in free-agent LB Karlos Dansby (Cardinals) during free agency.||8 hours|
|67.||Panthers | May ask Charles Godfrey to restructure deal
||(KFFL) The Carolina Panthers may ask FS Charles Godfrey to restructure his contract if they believe they will not be able to re-sign free-agent SS Michael Mitchell.||8 hours|
|68.||Panthers | Two expected to hit market
||(KFFL) The Carolina Panthers are not expected to re-sign free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. or SS Michael Mitchell before the start of free agency.||8 hours|
|69.||Dolphins | Randy Starks not expected back
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins still have not made a contract offer to free-agent DT Randy Starks (Dolphins), and he is not expected to re-sign. Many people around the league believe he is not a personality fit with head coach Joe Philbin.||8 hours|
|70.||Dolphins | No progress in talks with Paul Soliai
||(KFFL) The Miami Dolphins have not made any progress in contract talks with free-agent DT Paul Soliai (Dolphins), and he is expected to sign with another team next week.||8 hours|
|71.||Rogers to take pay cut or be released
||(Rotoworld) CSN Bay Area believes CB Carlos Rogers will either have to accept a pay cut or be released. Analysis: Rogers was unwilling to accept a pay cut last season and would have been cut before if not for an injury to CB Chris Culliver during training camp. It is unlikely he would be willing to accept a pay cut now. The 49ers can save $5.1 million by releasing Rogers.||8 hours|
|72.||Tate believes he is an "elite runni...
||(Rotoworld) Free agent Ben Tate said that when healthy he is a "top-five running back in this league." Analysis: The when healthy is an important caveat. Tate already has two IR stints in his four-year career and has yet to survive a full 16 game slate despite playing primarily as a backup. Tate is the best available running back in an underwhelming class, but his injury history makes it unlikely he breaks the bank in free agency.||8 hours|
|73.||Patriots | Interested in restructuring Vince Wilfork's deal
||(KFFL) The New England Patriots recently had discussions with the representatives for DT Vince Wilfork about the possibility of restructuring his contract.||8 hours|
|74.||Lions | Four ERFAs receive offers
||(KFFL) The Detroit Lions have tendered offers to exclusive rights free-agent WR Jeremy Ross, WR Kris Durham, TE Matt Veldman and LB Julian Stanford. Durham will make $645,000 next season, Ross and Stanford will make $570,000, and Veldman will make $420,000.||9 hours|
|75.||Ravens have made offer to Jacoby Jones
||(Rotoworld) The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports the Ravens have tabled an offer for free agent WR/KR Jacoby Jones. Analysis: Baltimore is interested in resigning Jones, but nothing is imminent. The Ravens are unlikely to offer Jones the $4 million he collected in 2013, so he may be interested in testing his value on the open market. He will be nothing more than a special teams player and situation wide receiver in 2014.||9 hours|
|76.||Beadles would like to stay in Denver
||(Rotoworld) Free agent LG Zan Beadles said he is unsure of his future but "would love to be a Bronco" in 2014. Analysis: The Broncos seem content to allow Beadles to test his value in free agency, where he could receive upwards of $5 million annually. Denver could replace Beadles in house by moving C Manny Ramirez back to his natural guard position and drafting a center. Beadles is our No. 6 free-agent guard.||9 hours|
|77.||Ravens | Make offer to Jacoby Jones
||(KFFL) The Baltimore Ravens have made a contract offer to impending free-agent WR Jacoby Jones, but no deal is imminent at this time.||9 hours|
|78.||Ravens | Nothing imminent with Daryl Smith
||(KFFL) The Baltimore Ravens hope to be able to re-sign impending free-agent LB Daryl Smith this offseason, but no deal is imminent at this time.||9 hours|
|79.||Ravens | Arthur Jones likely will be too expensive
||(KFFL) The Baltimore Ravens would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Arthur Jones, but he likely will be too expensive for the team's budget. The team is expecting Jones to receive offers bigger than the one they will be able to offer.||9 hours|
|80.||Ravens | Matt Elam moving to SS
||(KFFL) The Baltimore Ravens plan to move FS Matt Elam to strong safety next season, because his strong suits are his tackling and his blitzing ability.||9 hours|
|81.||Pitta inching closer to 100 percent
||(Rotoworld) TE Dennis Pitta admitted he lacked some explosiveness and strength after returning from a hip injury late last season but feels he is getting close to 100%. Analysis: Pitta posted a 20-169-1 stat line in four games after returning from injury but unsurprisingly lacked some quickness just four months removed from hip surgery. Now healthy and with new OC Gary Kubiak in town, Pitta is a candidate for a major 2014 breakout. He is a clear TE1 in 2014 PPR fantasy leagues.||9 hours|
|82.||Jerry headed for the open market
||(Rotoworld) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports free agent DT Peria Jerry is likely to reach the open market. Analysis: Jerry's agent said, "There's nothing going on." The former first-round pick has been plagued by injuries and ineffectiveness over his five-year career. He is unlikely to command much guarantee money in free agency.||9 hours|
|83.||Falcons in 'active talks' with Mike John...
||(Rotoworld) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports free agent RT Mike Johnson and the Atlanta Falcons are in "active talks" over a new contract. Analysis: Johnson looked set to be the starting right tackle in Atlanta in 2013 before dislocating his left ankle and fracturing his fibula early in training camp. The 26-year-old Johnson figures to command only one-year offers with little or nothing guaranteed.||9 hours|
|84.||Ravens | Dennis Pitta close to full strength
||(KFFL) Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta said he is close to getting back to full strength after a hip injury in 2013. Pitta will be able to participate in the team's full offseason program that starts next month. "The big thing for me right now is just continue to strengthen my hip and my leg and all that," Pitta said. "Typically, you don't regain that four months after surgery, and so that's something that I continue to work on, and I've been training and trying to get that to 100 percent, which I'm close."||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) Tate said his ribs are fine as he prepares for the beginning of free agency next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Tate played through a rib injury for several weeks before eventually being placed on injured reserve late in the season. Analysis: Tate emerges as the top free-agent running back on the market after rushing for 771 yards, four touchdowns and catching 34 passes in 2013. Cleveland, with scads of salary-cap space, has been a speculated landing spot for Tate, who is expected to draw interest from a number of teams.||10 hours|
|86.||Patriots ask Wilfork to restructure cont...
||(Rotoworld) According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots have approached Vince Wilfork about restructuring his contract. Analysis: The Patriots are searching for money to re-sign free agents Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman, and Wilfork's $11.6 million cap hit is a huge number for a 32-year-old coming off an Achilles' injury. An extension could lower that number and keep Wilfork in New England for the rest of his career.||10 hours|
||(RotoWire) Brown is bulking up for the 2014 season after playing 12-15 pounds lighter than normal in 2013, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I lost a lot of weight last year and I'm off that. I'm staying pretty big these days," said Brown, who's entering his seventh season with the Texans. Analysis: Brown played well enough to earn a spot as a replacement on the Pro Bowl team, but feels he wasn't able to maintain blocks as long or unable to plow ahead.||10 hours|
|88.||Jets will 'make a play' for Asamoah
||(Rotoworld) The New York Daily News reports the Jets will "make a play" for free agent G Jon Asamoah when the leagues three-day negotiating window opens. Analysis: Asamoah would be an immediate upgrade to a Jets' offensive line that was one of the worst run-blocking units in the league last season. Coming off a lackluster season, Asamoah could be one of the biggest steals of free agency, and signing him would be a solid move. Asamoah is our No. 5 free-agent guard.||11 hours|
|89.||'Some evaluators' prefer Mack to Clowney
||(Rotoworld) According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, a "handful" of NFL evaluators have "greater confidence" in Buffalo OLB/DE Khalil Mack panning out than South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. Analysis: Per Mort, the evaluators who side with Mack cite his "consistency and versatility." This isn't to say Mack will be drafted ahead of Clowney -- he almost certainly won't be -- but is a reminder that there are two truly elite edge-rusher prospects in this draft. Mack seems a virtual lock for the top-seven picks.||11 hours|
|90.||Lions re-sign CB Chris Greenwood
||(Rotoworld) Lions re-sign exclusive-rights free agent CB Chris Greenwood. Analysis: It is a one-year, $570,000 deal for the former fifth-round pick. Greenwood was picked up off waivers by Detroit last October. He recorded six tackles in three games for the Lions in 2013.||11 hours|
|91.||Raiders re-sign SS Brandian Ross
||(Rotoworld) Raiders re-signed exclusive-rights free agent S Brandian Ross. Analysis: It is a one-year, $570,000 contract. Ross recorded 75 tackles and two sacks in 13 starts for the Raiders in 2013. He's much better suited to a backup role.||11 hours|
|92.||Umenyiora could return to Giants
||(Rotoworld) The Star-Ledger reports a reunion of Osi Umenyiora and the Giants is a possibility if the veteran pass-rusher is cut by the Falcons. Analysis: Umenyiora could be cut if he is unwilling to take the pay cut the Falcons are reportedly after. The Giants are looking to get younger along the defensive front, but Osi would be a relatively inexpensive addition and provide a veteran presence along the line. Umenyiora was productive his first year in Atlanta, notching 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.||11 hours|
|93.||Bears haven't asked Bennett to take pay ...
||(Rotoworld) The Bears have not yet asked WR Earl Bennett to take a pay cut. Analysis: It's quite possibly because they're going to release him outright. Bennett was not a big part of Marc Trestman's 2013 offense, and cutting him would save $2.45 million in salary cap room. He finished the season with 32 receptions.||11 hours|
|94.||Jets 'high' on second-year TE Sudfeld
||(Rotoworld) The New York Daily News reports the Jets are "high" on second-year TE Zach Sudfeld's "potential." Analysis: The Jets aren't throwing in the towel on Sudfeld after re-signing Jeff Cumberland. A waiver claim from the Patriots last October, Sudfeld goes 6-foot-7, 253 with 4.78 wheels, soft hands, and a 37-inch vertical. He certainly has upside as a receiver, but must improve as a blocker and learn to better use his body.||11 hours|
|95.||Khiry Robinson could be big factor in 20...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN analyst Louis Riddick expects the Saints' backfield to be "the Khiry Robinson show" in 2014. Analysis: We tend to agree. The Saints are moving on from Darren Sproles and quite possibly Pierre Thomas, not only to create salary cap space but in a transition of coach Sean Payton's ground-game mindset. New Orleans is going to try to field more of a drive-sustaining run game going forward, as opposed to the change of pace it was with Sproles and Thomas. The arrow is screaming upward on Robinson's Dynasty outlook. Mark Ingram's role will also increase.||11 hours|
|96.||NFL | Ben Tate ready to become an elite running back
||(KFFL) Houston Texans impending free agent RB Ben Tate said he is ready to become an elite running back for his next team. "I think I can bring you an elite running back," Tate said. "I've learned a lot being behind Arian. Definitely, when I'm healthy I think I'm an elite running back in this league, and I feel like I can show my abilities and my numbers and my play will speak for itself, and guys will be able to see that I am a guy who is a top-five running back in this league, which I believe once I get out there and get to show that on a consistent basis.
"That's something I'm mo... (More)||12 hours|
|97.||Lions | Chris Greenwood receives extension
||(KFFL) The Detroit Lions have signed CB Chris Greenwood to a contract extension. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.||20 hours|
|98.||Falcons | Not talking with Peria Jerry's agent
||(KFFL) Bus Cook, agent for Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DT Peria Jerry, said the team has not talked with him about a new contract for Jerry at this time.||20 hours|
||(RotoWire) Brown has restructured his contract with the Steelers, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. Analysis: This is a huge move for Pittsburgh, as it clears $4 million in cap space while locking Brown in with the team through 2017. Coming off the best season of his career, in which he scored eight touchdowns while leading the team with 1,499 yards and 110 receptions, Brown will assume the Steelers' WR1 position again in 2014. Although he may not have free agent Emmanuel Sanders to take some of the attention from opposing defenses, the team did extend the contract of tight end Heath Miller earlier this week, and are expected to ta... (More)||21 hours|
|100.||Broncos | Tony Carter receives offer
||(KFFL) The Denver Broncos have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free-agent CB Tony Carter. Carter will make $730,000 next season.||21 hours|