The Texans have urged free agent LG Wade Smith to test the market.
It's a sign they're not particularly interested in signing the 33-year-old (in April). Smith can play both guard spots and center, and he even started a game at left tackle for the Chiefs in 2009. Smith has battled various knee issues the past couple seasons but is near the top of a weak free-agent guard market.
Redskins re-signed ILB Perry Riley to a multi-year contract.
ESPN's Pat Yasinskas is "hearing" free agent TE Garrett Graham "could be a target for the Buccaneers."
Graham lacks playmaking ability and is a poor blocker, but the Bucs are needy at tight end. They don't believe Greg Schiano holdover Tim Wright is the answer. Graham has also drawn light interest from the Packers. He turns 28 in August.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bucs are in "serious discussions" with free agent DE Michael Johnson.
This meshes with CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora's report from Monday that the Bucs are considered the "frontrunners" for Johnson. He's expected to command over $8 million per year. Johnson would slide in at right end in Tampa.
Free agent DE Anthony Spencer (microfracture surgery) is not expected to be healed in time for training camp.
Spencer is likely to be a second- or third-wave free agency signing. If healthy, he'd be in the hunt for big money. Now 30 years old, Spencer missed all but one game last season. He underwent the microfracture operation last September.
Giants re-signed CB Trumaine McBride to a two-year, $3.1 million contract.
Filling in for washed-up Corey Webster last season, McBride started 10 games opposite Prince Amukamara and batted 15 passes with two picks. He quietly finished as a top-24 corner in PFF's ratings. Ideally, McBride would be a No. 3 or 4 and play special teams. The G-Men are still in the market for cornerback help.
The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are "definitely in the mix" for free agent DT Earl Mitchell.
The Fins are a better fit for Mitchell's skill set than the Chargers, who are also rumored to be in the bidding. San Diego runs a two-gap 3-4 defense. Mitchell is a one-gap player. He would play "three" or "one" technique tackle in Miami.
The NY Daily News is "hearing" the Giants will re-sign free agent Peyton Hillis to a two-year contract, "probably today."
The G-Men just need bodies in the backfield with Andre Brown's contract up and David Wilson's (neck surgery) Week 1 availability uncertain. It would've been nice to see them aim higher than Hillis, however. He's an oversized plodder.