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Report: Free Agent WR Jacoby Jones Visiting Bengals

Geoff Hobson is reporting that former Ravens WR Jacoby Jones is visiting with the Bengals this week. The Ravens released Jones last Wednesday in a move that freed up $750,000 in available cap space. Cincinnati could not only use some more depth at receiver, but Jones can have a positive impact in the return games, which happens to be an area of need for ...

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Report: Buccaneers, Jaguars, & Raiders To Be Among Top Suitors For Ndamukong Suh

Dianna Marie Russini, citing multiple team sources, reports that the Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Raiders will be among the the top suitors for free agent DT Ndamukong Suh this offseason. On Monday, the Lions unsurprisingly elected to not use their franchise tag on Suh to prevent him from reaching the open market. The issue for Detroit was the fact that it would have cost them ...

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Chiefs Use “Nonexclusive” Franchise Tag On Justin Houston

Update: Pro Football Talk reports that the Chiefs are using the “nonexclusive” franchise tag on OLB Justin Houston. The “nonexclusive” tag would require a team that signed Houston to a tender to surrender two first-round picks in the event the Chiefs declined to match their offer. According to PFT, Houston will consult with the NFLPA and decide whether or not to file a grievance that he should be ...

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Broncos Free Agent S Rahim Moore Expected To Have A “Solid Market”

Adam Caplan of ESPN mentions that Broncos free agent S Rahim Moore should have a “solid market” over the next few weeks. Mike Klis of the Denver Post has said previously that he anticipates Moore signing a decent contract with another team, so it appears as though Moore could secure a very respectable contract when all is said and done. There ...

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Report: Pats K Stephen Gostkowski More Likely To Get Franchise Tag Than S Devin McCourty

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, citing multiple sources, reports that the Patriots are more likely to use their franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty. Franchising Gostkowski would cost the Patriots close to $4.5 million guaranteed, while applying the designation to McCourty would run them around $9.5 million for the 2015 season. Reiss admits that things could always change between now ...

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Broncos Franchising WR Demaryius Thomas

Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms the previous report that the Broncos will in fact be using their franchise tag on WR Demaryius Thomas Monday. ———- Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos are expected to use their “nonexclusive” tag on WR Demaryius Thomas on Monday. This should come as no surprise, seeing as recent reports have said that there has ...

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Lions Won’t Franchise DT Ndamukong Suh

Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Detroit Lions will not place their franchise tag on free agent DT Ndamukong Suh. When you consider that it would have cost the Lions $26.87 million to use their franchise tag on him next year, this is really an easy decision for Detroit. The Lions had said that they were open to using the franchise tag ...

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Falcons Not An Option For Free Agent TE Julius Thomas?

A source tells Vaughn McClure of ESPN that Broncos free agent TE Julius Thomas may not be an option for the Atlanta Falcons, despite recent talk that they could be among the interested teams in Thomas. “I don’t see Julius in the picture there,” McClure’s source said of Thomas possibly joining the Falcons. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported last week ...

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Vikings Interested In Keeping LB Chad Greenway

Vikings GM Rick Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune that there’s no question that they would like to have veteran LB Chad Greenway next year. “We have a lot of things that we’ll be working through between now and before March 10th [when free agents can be signed], but we’d love to have Chad Greenway back and finish [his career] as a ...

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Eagles & OLB Trent Cole Discussing Restructured Contract

Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, citing a person close to the situation, reports that the Eagles have been working on a restructured contract for veteran OLB Trent Cole. Shorr-Parks takes the fact that the two sides are both interested in trying to work out an agreement as a positive sign that Cole will return in 2015, but it remains to be ...

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NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Bengals, Cowboys, Eagles, & Steelers

Peyton Manning Peter King of MMQB.com expects the Broncos and QB Peyton Manning to eventually work out an agreement no a restructured deal that “will make neither side happy.” King mentions that Manning probably feels like he shouldn’t have to take a reduction in pay based on the fact that he’s thrown more touchdowns than anyone in football over the past ...

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Jets Expected To Target Clint Boling, Orlando Franklin & James Carpenter In Free Agency

According to the Metro New York, the Jets won’t be bringing back veteran G Willie Colon next season, and are instead expected to target younger guards in free agency.  “There’s a push to go younger along the offensive line,” a source told Metro. “In particular at right guard the Jets are going to want to go a different route. It isn’t anything ...

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Buccaneers Decision To Retain Vincent Jackson Could Have An Impact On Other Veteran Receivers?

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier in the day that the Buccaneers will retain veteran WR Vincent Jackson at his current salary of $9.777 million. According to Stroud, Buccaneers GM Jason Licht met with Jackson’s agent at the Combine, but never discussed a restructured contract. There has been talk that Tampa Bay could approach him about a pay cut or even field ...

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NFL Notes: June 1 Cuts, Roster Expansion, Dolphins, & Ravens

June 1 Cuts According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the NFL could move up the date for June-1 cuts date to May 1, which would give these players an opportunity to participate in offseason practices. Roster Expansion Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk also reports that the Competition Committee is considering expanding rosters from 53 to 55 players for the 2015 season. ...

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Dolphins Have Discussed Signing Brandon Flowers & Kareem Jackson, Could Consider Darrelle Revis As Well

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have discussed the idea of signing free agents cornerbacks Brandon Flowers of the Chargers and Kareem Jackson of the Texans. According to Jackson, the Dolphins are looking for upgrades to veteran CB Cortland Finnegan. Jackson adds that Miami has likely discussed other free agents corners as well, but these were to ...

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Report: Raiders Releasing Veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley

Fallon Smith of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Oakland Raiders will release veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley at some point this week. The Raiders were facing a decision regarding Woodley’s $1 million roster bonus that was done on March 14, so it appears as though Oakland would prefer to use the money elsewhere. Woodley, 30, wound up signing a two-year contract worth $12 million with ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Giants, Jets, & Patriots

Bills Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News takes a look at the Bills options when it comes to finding another quarterback this offseason. Free agents options for Buffalo include: Shaun Hill, Brian Hoyer, Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett, Colt McCoy, Matt Moore, Christian Ponder, Mark Sanchez, and Michael Vick. According to Carucci, the Bills could look to the trade market and ...

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NFL Notes: Brian Hoyer, Rule Change, Broncos, Lions, & Patriots

Brian Hoyer Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston suggests the Buccaneers, Texans, Bills and Jets as four teams to watch for Browns free agent QB Brian Hoyer this offseason. Rule Change Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL is considering a rule change that would allow all  53 players to dress for Thursday night games, and no players being inactive. Florio adds ...

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Eagles Likely To Franchise WR Jeremy Maclin?

Geoff Mosher  of CSN Philly expects the Eagles to use their franchise tag on free agent WR Jeremy Maclin if they are unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by tomorrow’s deadline. Mosher adds that this would buy Philadelphia some extra time to work on a long-term that would keep him under team control for the foreseeable future. In the ...

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49ers’ Chris Culliver Expected To Be One Of The Most Sought After CBs In Free Agency

According to Dianna Marie Russini, 49ers free agent CB Chris Culliver will be one of the “most sought after” cornerbacks on the market this offseason. Russini anticipates him securing a “big time” contract after a number of teams have him graded highly. This fits with a previous report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who mentioned that there could be a “very significant” market for ...

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49ers Expected To Release WR Stevie Johnson?

Update: Dianna Marie Russini reiterates that 49ers WR Stevie Johnson has no intention of taking a pay cut and will be released at some point in the near future. Russini has remained adamant throughout the day that San Francisco will be releasing Johnson, even though others have said that the team could approach him about reworking his current agreement. According to OverTheCap.com, this ...

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