The Browns are not believed to be interested in free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Former Titans OC Dowell Loggains presence on the Browns staff sparked rumors Fitzpatrick would land in Cleveland, but that appears unlikely. Fitzpatrick is a solid backup, but the Browns already have enough of those guys on the roster. They need a starter. Fitzpatrick should latch on as a No. 2 somewhere in the near future.
ESPN.com's Mike Triplett believes Travaris Cadet is a candidate to replace Darren Sproles in the Saints' offense.
Cadet was held without a rushing attempt last year and is still fourth on the depth chart, but it's possible he could earn more playing time as a passing down back. He has a versatile skill-set and the potential to be the Saints' best receiving option out of the backfield. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson remain the prime candidates to pick up Sproles' snaps.
The Vikings will consider free agent OG Travelle Wharton if they are unable to re-sign free agent OG Charlie Johnson.
At only 33, Wharton hinted at retirement earlier in the month. This could be an indication he has changed his mind. Wharton is a superior talent to Johnson despite being three years older and would provide a needed upgrade at left guard.
Eagles new CB Nolan Carroll expects to compete for a starting job in 2014.
"Coach Kelly told me I’ll come in and compete for a starting spot," Carroll said. Carroll size and press coverage skills fit well in Philadelphia, and he has the talent to beat out the underwhelming Cary Williams, though it is likely he serves as the No. 3 corner to start the season. Either way, Carroll adds solid depth to a secondary bereft of it in 2013.
The Dolphins reportedly have interest in free agent Devin Hester.
The feeling is mutual as Hester said he would "love to play for the Dolphins." Hester would help a Dolphins' return unit that averaged only 7.8 yards on punt returns and 21.5 yards on kick returns. He is also open to playing wide receiver. Hester averaged 27.6 yards on 52 kickoff returns last season.
TE Zach Miller agreed to re-structure the remaining two years of his contract.
The re-structure lowers Miller's base salary from $6 million to $3 million. He has the opportunity to earn $1 million back through incentives. The deal will also lower Miller's 2014 and 2015 cap hits, increasing his chances to stay in Seattle at least the next two seasons. Miller, a better blocker than receiver, posted a 33-387-5 line in 14 games last season. The Seahawks will still look to add a receiving tight end either through free agency or the draft.
Dwight Freeney agreed to reduce his 2014 salary from $3.5 million to $2.5 million.
The move saves the Chargers just under $1 million against the 2014 salary cap. Freeney only played four games with the Chargers in 2013 after suffering a torn quad late in September. Freeney did not light up the boxscore before going down, but was generating consistent pressure for the Bolts. With Melvin Ingram healthy again, Freeney should be utilized as a pass-rush specialist in 2014.
Golden Tate wants to compete for the punt returning duties in Detroit.
Lions' incumbent Jeremy Ross surprised as a returner last season, but Tate was one of the best punt returners in the league in 2013. With Tate expected to have a big role in the offense, it might be smarter to save his legs and let Ross handle the job. Either way, the Lions should have a dynamic special teams unit in 2014.