The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports there are "indications" free agent B.J. Raji will decline the Packers' one-year offer.
According to reporters Tom Silverstein and Bob McGinn, the Pack offered Raji the "options of one- and two-year contracts." They confirm the one-year offer was worth roughly $4 million. Coming off an extremely disappointing season, there's no guarantee Raji will do better in free agency.
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports the Texans are "seriously considering" each of Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick.
Per McClain, there's a "long way to go in the process." McClain — who is the most plugged-in Texans reporter — has been adamant that the team will take a signal caller at No. 1, though there's been recent chatter they could select South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. Bortles appears to be the favorite at this exact moment, but there's plenty of time for that to change.
Profootballtalk reports there's still a chance Mark Sanchez remains with the Jets on a "revised deal."
It jibes with what NFL.com and ESPN New York reported last month. For whatever reason, the Jets are taking the decision down to the wire, but it would still be extremely surprising if Sanchez remained with Gang Green in 2014.
Free agent Mike Sims-Walker has been released by the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Sims-Walker's decline has been nothing short of remarkable since he posted a 63/869/7 line for the Jaguars in 2009. MSW is still only 29, but his footballin' days are through.
The Associated Press reports free agent Michael Vick could still end up re-signing with the Eagles.
According to a source, Vick could return if he "doesn't find the right fit elsewhere." Speaking in January, Vick himself said he'd be willing to return if "all else fails," so it's not exactly news. Vick has been linked to essentially every quarterback-needy team. He's likely moving on.
UCF QB Blake Bortles will visit the Texans and Jaguars shortly after his March 19 Pro Day.
It's standard-operating procedure for quarterback-needy teams picking inside the top 10, but notable nonetheless. That being said, there's often very little to be read into which prospects teams do and do not host.
Both NFL.com and the San Francisco Chronicle report there's "nothing imminent" between the Raiders and free agent LT Jared Veldheer.
A Twitter report suggested the sides were on the verge of agreeing to a five-year, $55 million deal, but that's not the case. According to reporter Ian Rapoport, Veldheer is "going to take his decision into the weekend, weigh his options and the market." It remains baffling that the Raiders decided not to place the franchise tag on either Veldheer or DE Lamarr Houston.
ESPN Dallas reports DeMarcus Ware believes he can "get a payday in free agency" if the Cowboys release him.
In other words, he's not feeling pressure to take a pay cut. The Cowboys need Ware to significantly slash his $12.25 million salary if they're to have any breathing room in free agency. It's understandable why Ware would bet on himself — his résumé needs no inflation — but he showed major signs of breaking down in 2013. Teams would have to be in a gambling mood to commit big bucks to a 32-year-old (in July) pass rusher.