The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are still shopping Chris Johnson, and that there's "some interest around the league."
Interest has undoubtedly increased since CJ?K said he was willing to redo his contract, but the odds of a trade are still remote. Johnson is due $8 million, and would likely have to be comfortable dropping that number down to $2-$3 million. Release remains the most likely scenario.
Free agent CB Walter Thurmond has left his Jaguars visit and will meet with the 49ers next.
A previous report had Thurmond set to visit the Bucs and Redskins, but they may either take place later on, or have been canceled. Thurmond is our No. 2 free agent cornerback left, behind only Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
ESPN 980 Washington reports the Redskins and free agent ILB Akeem Jordan have "mutual interest."
Jordan is coming off a career-best year, but still wasn't a difference maker in 483 snaps last season. He's spent his entire career playing for Andy Reid. Jordan would be a depth signing for a team that's had little depth in recent years.
The Ravens are "working to finalize" a visit with free agent Steve Smith.
Baltimore is clearly out in front to land Smith, who would complement Dennis Pitta and Torrey Smith in new OC Gary Kubiak's offense. Kubiak never made heavy use of his No. 2 receivers in Houston, targeting "No. 1" Andre Johnson and his tight ends relentlessly. So it isn't a great spot for fantasy value.
Raiders agreed to terms with DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, formerly of the Steelers, on a two-year contract.
The deal is worth a max of $12 million. Oakland was the only visit Woodley, 30, made; he was scheduled to visit Tennessee next. With 2013 starting DEs Lamarr Houston and Justin Hunter free agents and Houston already signing with Chicago, the Raiders replace them with Woodley and Justin Tuck on Thursday. Woodley has exclusively been a 3-4 outside linebacker. The Raiders run a 4-3. In today's NFL, pass rushers are pass rushers.
Profootballtalk reports that, as of Wednesday evening, the Panthers had yet to show interest in free agent Hakeem Nicks.
It goes against the Charlotte Observer's Thursday report that Nicks was the Panthers' top target to replace Steve Smith. As far as we know, Nicks has yet to schedule a visit, and has been greeted by an ice-cold market. It would be damning if Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, a former member of the Giants' front office, doesn't want Nicks. Of course, it could be as simple as the Panthers not having the money.
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Chris Johnson is now willing to rework his contract to expedite a trade out of Nashville.
Johnson knows he's on the brink of being released, and teams are going to run out of money before he hits the market with all of the signings going on. If he redoes his deal and gets dealt, he'll have a chance at a bigger 2014 payday. We still expect he'll be cut, but this at least helps the chances of Tennessee getting back some compensation, very likely a late-round draft pick.
Free agent G/T Vlad Ducasse will visit the Bengals before the Vikings.
Ducasse would fight for swing duties in Cincinnati after the Bengals lost Anthony Collins. A bust to this point in his career, however, there's no guarantee he'd make the 53-man roster.