Saints signed RB Pierre Thomas to a two-year extension through 2016.
Eagles signed OLB Bryan Braman, formerly of the Texans.
A once-troubled former UDFA out of West Texas A&M, Braman never made any noise on defense in Houston, but racked up eight special teams tackles in 2013. That'll likely be his role in Philadelphia as well. He turns 27 in May.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms the Patriots have placed a call about Darrelle Revis' availability.
RapSheet reports the Patriots have "expressed interest in a trade," though it would be rather surprising if they gave up anything substantial. They may also simply wait for Revis to be released, which will occur today by 4PM ET if the Buccaneers can't find any takers. The Jets, Browns, and Patriots appear to be entrenched in a fight to land Revis. We'd view New England as the (very) tentative favorite, and also wouldn't rule out Philadelphia making a run.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are hosting Ben Tate for a free agent visit.
The free agent market has been established for running backs at three years, $10.5 million -- or at least that's what Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) and Donald Brown (Chargers) both received. Tate is still only 25 years old, and could be more willing to play on a one-year, "prove it" deal as a feature back in Cleveland. He needs to "prove" to teams that he can stay healthy for 16 games. Kyle Shanahan's rushing attack would be an excellent fit for his running skills.
Peyton Hillis' contract with the Giants only contains $100,000 in guaranteed money.
Hillis' deal was reported as two years and $1.8 million, but that means very little. He's going to have to earn a spot on the team at training camp, something he's no lock to do with the Giants adding Rashad Jennings and showing interest in other backs. Hillis averaged just 3.4 YPC last season on 73 totes.
The Dolphins are finalizing a deal to re-sign free agent DT Randy Starks.
CBS' Jason La Canfora previously reported the deal will be worth around $6 million annually. Expect a formal announcement by Wednesday afternoon. Re-signing Starks was a priority for the Dolphins, especially after they lost Paul Soliai to the Falcons.
Bills signed G Chris Williams to a four-year, $13.5 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed.
The move is a head scratcher after Williams graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 74 guard among 81 qualifiers in 2013, and finished 76th in pass blocking. The Rams wanted him back, but certainly not at this price. Buffalo ostensibly plans to pencil in Williams at left guard, which was a gaping hole following Andy Levitre's 2013 departure. Williams turns 29 before next season.
NFL Network's Mike Silver names the Giants, Jets, Texans, Raiders, and Lions as possible landing spots for free agent Brandon Pettigrew.
Early-offseason chatter had the Lions potentially franchise tagging Pettigrew, the idea of which now looks foolish. He's been connected to a bevvy of teams but almost certainly not getting the financial offers he's seeking. Pettigrew is 29 years old with shaky hands and no dynamic elements to his receiving game.