The Denver Post's Troy Renck believes Nick Foles' two-year, $24.5 million extension with the Rams "won't suffice" as a blueprint for free agent Brock Osweiler's pending contract with the Broncos.
Renck does see Foles' deal as a "jumping off point" in Osweiler's talks with Denver, but anticipates Osweiler asking for "more years," and obviously more money. Still only 25 years old even with his four-year rookie contract expiring, Osweiler could conceivably offer more upside than his 2015 film suggests. Osweiler had sometimes-frenetic movement in the pocket and long stretches where he couldn't get the offense moving, especially in the second halves of games.
The Bills voided free agent WR Percy Harvin’s contract.
Harvin lasted five games before landing on I.R. His NFL status is up in the air after retirement rumors this past year. Harvin is only entering his age-28 season, but hasn’t been healthy since 2011.
ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes the Browns will re-sign free agent Travis Benjamin.
Apparently sold on staying in Cleveland by new coach Hue Jackson, Benjamin has been openly hopeful of re-upping with the Browns. "Hopefully, I can lock up before March," Benjamin said early this month. Benjamin is 26 years old and coming off a career-best season. The Browns could potentially field a wideout duo of Benjamin and Josh Gordon in Jackson's first season as coach.
After speaking to "a few NFL folks," ESPN's Jeremy Fowler believes free agent Matt Forte will be "lucky" to command more than $4 million per year on the open market.
"The life of a 30-year-old back," added Fowler. On February 5, Forte told NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes that "it ain't about the money ... I'm trying to get a Super Bowl." Forte's market shouldn't become overly pricey, and it sounds like he's satisfied with that. Forte is Rotoworld's No. 2 free agent running back, behind Doug Martin and just ahead of Lamar Miller.
Seahawks signed WR Jeff Fuller to a reserve/future contract.
A 2013 UDFA, Fuller spent the last three seasons in the CFL. He adds offseason depth. Seattle also signed CFL RB Cameron Marshall.
ESPN’s Mike DiRocco expects Jacksonville to re-sign free agent Chad Henne.
The Jaguars don’t need Henne, but have the cap room to keep him as a veteran backup. Henne could return on a two-year deal in the $6 million range.
Coach Gus Bradley wants to re-sign free agent TE Marcedes Lewis.
Lewis was reduced to a blocking role last year, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since 2011. The Jaguars want to keep him as their No. 2 tight end behind injury-prone starter Julius Thomas. Lewis shouldn’t require much more than the $2.65 million salary he made in 2015.
Free agent Reggie Bush (knee) expects to resume running in two weeks.
30-year-old Bush plans to play at least one more season. He’s recovering from a torn meniscus, but should be ready for training camp. Unlikely to draw interest as more than a third-down back, Bush may cost a near-NFL-minimum deal.