CSN Bay Area reports the 49ers are willing to give free agent CB Tarell Brown a three-year, $10 million contract.
It's nickel back money, but the market hasn't been hot for Brown since free agency began. He's only been lightly connected to the Dolphins. Per 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco, San Francisco "might" be able to land Walter Thurmond for a one-year, $2 million pact, which would be savvy by GM Trent Baalke.
Ravens re-signed ILB Daryl Smith to a four-year, $16.1 million contract.
After operating on a cheap, one-year deal last season, Smith gets the money he was seeking last spring. Turning 32 today, Smith led the Ravens with 123 tackles in 2013 and became the defensive leader as the on-field play-caller. Smith struggles against the run but is an elite cover linebacker and can rush the passer some. He'll continue to help youngsters Arthur Brown and Josh Bynes.
The New York Daily News reports the Jets "have had several discussions" with free agent Brandon LaFell's camp but have yet to schedule a visit.
It's a testament to just how bad the free-agent receiver class is when LaFell has a hot market. LaFell has been an utter disappointment since being a 2010 third-rounder. He never took the next step in Carolina and seems to have plateaued as a No. 3 receiver. Even the Panthers, who are the most desperate team in the league for receivers, haven't made a strong effort to re-sign LaFell.
Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard to a four-year, $16 million contract.
Although Woodyard lost his starting job to Paris Lenon down the stretch last season following a nasty stinger, he is a swiss-army-knife linebacker with exceptional versatility and special teams impact. He adds more speed to an already highly athletic Tennessee linebacker corps. Woodyard seems unlikely to start in Nashville, but could wind up playing 50-plus percent of the defensive snaps as a nickel 'backer. He'll also run down kickoffs and punts.
Redskins released C Will Montgomery.
Montgomery, 31, had a $3.425 million cap number. The move saves the Redskins $1.925 million versus the cap, but they'll eat $1.5 million in "dead money." Montgomery has started the last 48 games for the Redskins and is a well above-average run blocker. He should draw interest on the open market. LG Kory Lichtensteiger will be the Redskins' center in 2014.
Updating a previous item, DL Vance Walker has not signed with the Chiefs and remains a free agent.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette initially reported Walker agreed to a deal with the Chiefs. Walker's agent denied the report and says Walker will visit the Seahawks on Sunday. Walker was also previously scheduled to visit Green Bay.
Saints re-signed ILB Ramon Humber to a one-year contract.
Humber, 26, made four starts at inside 'backer for the Saints last season but is mainly a core special teamer. He'll return to the same role behind starters Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne while covering kicks and punts.
Updating a previous item, Profootballtalk reports free agent CB Brandon Browner will visit the Redskins on Friday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter also reports Browner will travel to D.C. on Friday. The visit was initially scheduled for Thursday but was pushed back a day because Browner's visit with the Patriots lasted longer than expected. Browner, 30 in August, is also talking with the Saints and Raiders. Stay tuned for more twists.