Chiefs agreed to terms with DL Vance Walker, formerly of the Raiders.
Walker was scheduled to visit the Packers next but won't make the trip. The soon-to-be 27-year-old can push the pocket some and play the run. He's mainly been a 4-3 defensive tackle but could replace Tyson Jackson at left end in Kansas City. Walker started 15 games in 2013, amassing 40 tackles and three sacks.
Chargers re-signed CB Richard Marshall to a one-year contract.
Marshall, 29, appeared in all 16 games for the Bolts last season, starting the final six and the two playoff games. He's a burn victim in coverage but isn't afraid to get his nose dirty in the run game at 5-foot-11, 198 pounds. GM Tom Telesco is trying to piece a cornerback depth chart together. Ideally, Marshall is a No. 3 or 4.
Bills GM Doug Whaley mentioned second-year LB Ty Powell as a candidate for the starting middle linebacker spot.
Powell was a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks last April. He couldn't crack Seattle's loaded roster and appeared in five games for the Bills as a rookie. Kiko Alonso is moving to weak-side linebacker in 2014. Powell is a big-time athlete and former defensive back. The Bills will have tryouts at the MIKE spot.
Bills GM Doug Whaley confirms second-year LB Kiko Alonso will move to weak-side linebacker in 2014.
It certainly sounds like DC Jim Schwartz will be running a 4-3 defense. Freshly-signed Keith Rivers will be the starter on the strong side, while Whaley says the team is still looking for a middle linebacker in free agency. Manny Lawson's role will be reduced. Schwartz's weak-side 'backer in Detroit was DeAndre Levy. Levy played 1,055 snaps in 2013, racking up 119 tackles and six picks. Alonso's tackles may dip but he'll remain a strong IDP option.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports an "outside chance" remains that the Titans can trade Chris Johnson.
This backs up Thursday reports from FOX Sports and the Nashville Tennessean. Johnson, 29 in September, is now willing to rework his contract to help facilitate a trade out of the Music City. There aren't many teams with clear-cut running back needs atop their depth chart. The Titans will take anything in return at this point.
Free agent DT Henry Melton will visit the Seahawks on Friday.
As if the Seahawks needed to get stronger up front on the defensive line. Melton, 27, entered free agency as our No. 12 overall player available and would have been higher if he wasn't coming off a September torn ACL. Melton's market has been relatively quiet -- he's visited the Vikings -- but if he's struggling to find better than one-year offers, going to Seattle to rehab his value on a prove-it deal could be the best option. Melton had 13 sacks from 2011-12.
Lions re-signed TE Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year, $16 million contract.
The deal includes $8 million guaranteed. Pettigrew, 29, was our No. 2 tight end left on the market, behind Jermichael Finley. He had been drawing significant interest from the Jets, and to a lesser extent the Raiders and Chiefs. Pettigrew isn't a playmaker at the tight end position but is a decent red-zone option and a try-hard blocker. He's merely a low-upside TE2 fantasy-wise.
Bengals OL Andrew Whitworth will return to left tackle in 2014.
This was always the expectation after the Bengals lost Anthony Collins to the Bucs. Whitworth was a beast after shifting to left guard last Week 13, but hardly struggled on the blindside before the move. Now 32, Whitworth is signed through 2015.