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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 3/6

49ers

  • 49ers released K David Akers. (NFLTR)

Bears

Bengals

Bills

Broncos

Browns

Cardinals

  • Multiple teams” are reportedly interested in Cardinals restricted free agent QB Brian Hoyer. (FOXSports.com)
  • New HC Bruce Arians mentioned the he prefers running backs “who can play every down.” (AzCardinals.com)

Chargers

Colts

  • WR Austin Collie mentioned that he’s unlikely to be recovered from a ruptured patella tendon until October. (SI.com)

Cowboys

Dolphins

  • WR Greg Jennings reportedly “isn’t as valued by the [Dolphins] as many outsiders believe him to be.” (NFL.com)
  • The Dolphins’ contract with free agent WR Brian Hartline is reportedly just under $7 million annually. (NFL.com)
  • Miami reportedly has San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar as a “top draft target.” (Jason Cole)

Jaguars

Lions

  • The Lions re-signed LB DeAndre Levy to a three-year contract. (NFLTR)
  • DT Sammie Lee Hill’s agent mentioned that it’s “pretty much a certainty” that he’ll hit the open market. (Detroit Free Press)

Patriots

  • The Browns could be the only plausible trade partner for Patriots QB Ryan Mallett. (ESPN Boston)
  • Free agent CB Kyle Arrington could be too expensive for the Patriots to retain. (ESPN Boston)
  • Patriots are reportedly interested in re-signing OL Donald Thomas, but he is expected to test the open market(Shalise Manza Young)

Raiders

  • QB Carson Palmer mentioned that he’s “not sure what’s going to happen” in regards to being back with the Raiders next season. (CSN Bay Area)
  • Raiders are reportedly working on a contract extension for LB Philip Wheeler, but he mentioned that he’s still not sure if he’ll be back next season. (Vittorio Tafur)

Rams

  • WR Brandon Gibson is reportedly drawing a good amount of interest, and could find a home in the AFC East. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Rams released OT Wayne Hunter. Freed up $4 million in cap space by doing so. (Jim Thomas)
  • The Rams will not tender restricted free agent LB Justin Cole a contract. (Jim Thomas)

Ravens

  • Free agent Ed Reed has yet to hire an agent. (Pro Football Talk)

Saints

Titans

Vikings