ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein considers the Lions a possible landing spot for free agent Luke McCown.
The Lions are looking for an experienced backup behind Matthew Stafford and McCown has ties to OC Joe Lombardi after spending last season with the Saints. Re-signing Shaun Hill is another possibility. McCown has a career 68.3 quarterback rating and should only require a veteran-minimum contract.
Panthers agreed to terms with S Roman Harper, formerly of the Saints, on a two-year, $4.5 million contract.
The deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, which could be the extent of Harper's guaranteed money. Although the Panthers' safety corps is anything but settled, it's possible Harper is being signed with a situational role in mind. Now 31, Harper can't cover, but is still a passable in-the-box safety.
ESPN.com's Dan Graziano reports the Giants are hoping for a "big leap" from DE Damontre Moore this season.
A 2013 third-round pick, Moore was limited to special teams as a rookie, playing just 136 snaps. With Justin Tuck gone, Moore is the favorite for the Giants' starting left end job opposite Jason Pierre-Paul and has the potential for a breakout year. Moore underwent shoulder surgery in February and is questionable for OTAs.
Patriots re-signed WR Julian Edelman.
Sanity wins out for both sides, though only after Edelman didn't hear the price he wanted on the open market. A slot dynamo coming off a career year where he caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns, Edelman means more to the Patriots than he possibly could to any other team. However, his market likely would have been hotter if not for his injury history. Edelman was a secret weapon in 2013, but had just 69 previous career catches. With Danny Amendola returning and Aaron Dobson another year older, Edelman could be hard pressed to match last season's numbers. He'll be a WR3 in standard leagues, and WR2 in PPR.
The Giants have yet to make an offer to free agent CB Terrell Thomas.
Thomas visited with the Raiders this week, but hasn't drawn much interest. The Giants are fully expected to move on from him and have been linked to free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It's possible Thomas could return to New York on a team-friendly deal if he doesn't like the offers he receives on the open market. Thomas, 29, is Rotoworld's No. 4 remaining free-agent corner.
Browns agreed to terms with RB Ben Tate, formerly of the Texans, on a two-year contract.
The deal is worth "up to" $7 million. Tate was the best running back on the market, but the Browns were the only team to make a public run. Extremely injury prone through the first four years of his career, Tate's contract is expected to be incentive-based. Coming from the Texans' zone-blocking scheme, Tate is a fit for fellow ZBS OC Kyle Shanahan, but will have to prove he can stay on the field before anything else. Although Tate has impressive burst, his game lacks wiggle. He's a downhill runner who will need his blocking to click to have the breakout year many have long expected. Despite the question marks, Tate and his career 4.7 YPC have definite RB2 potential.
The Giants have expressed interest in free agent C Ryan Wendell.
It's Wendell's first known interest in free agency. ESPN's Dan Graziano expects the Giants to go with low-cost options at center and believes Wendell may have been a backup plan to J.D. Walton. The Giants are also in talks with free agent Kevin Boothe about a possible return.
ESPN.com's John Keim "wouldn’t be surprised" if the Redskins re-signed SS Brandon Meriweather.
Per Keim, the Redskins don't view any of the current free-agent safeties as better than Meriweather and could bring him back as a veteran to compete with second-year SS Phillip Thomas. Washington also hasn't ruled out re-signing Reed Doughty to provide depth.