NFL Notes: Free Agency, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, & Ravens


Free Agency

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk lists the Falcons, Buccaneers, Raiders, Jaguars, and Bills as teams that could end up being big spenders in free agency this year.


  • Jason La Canfora expects the NFL to hand down punishment this week for the Browns and GM Ray Farmer texting coaches down on the field in the middle of games.


  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have informed DT Jared Odrick that they plan to make an offer, but they are concerns that he could command more than what they’re willing to pay.
  • Jackson mentions that Odrick could secure a contract that will pay him $7 million annually.
  • Miami has yet to inform linebackers Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe of their status with the team, but Jackson adds that many expect at least one or both to be released.
  • The Dolphins have decided not to re-sign Jason Trusnik, according to Jackson.
  • According to Jackson, the Dolphins are interested in retaining free agent S Louis Delmas and DB Jimmy Wilson.
  • Miami plans to move Mike Pouncey back to center next year and are reportedly interested in re-signing veteran OL Samson Satele, but he may be able to find a better opportunity elsewhere.
  • Jackson adds that the Dolphins would also like re-sign OT Jason Fox.


  • Jason La Canfora expects the NFL to hand down punishment this week for the Falcons piping crowd noise into their stadium during games.


Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti expressed some pessimism about the odds of re-signing free agent WR Torrey Smith.

The difference between what we can pay Torrey and what he gets on the open market … Mike Wallace got $10 million [actually, $11 million signing bonus from the Miami Dolphins] and I don’t think anybody thinks that was a good deal,” Bisciotti said Tuesday, via the Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “There’s always a team that has lots of money that wants to bring in playmakers. Those guys are going to get those deals. I think we’re going to have to take it on the chin and move on.

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