Bears released RE Julius Peppers.
Chicago was shopping Peppers but predictably found no takers for the 34-year-old and his loaded 2014 salary. The move saves the Bears $14 million in cash and over $8 million against the cap. Peppers is still a productive player but isn't worth nearly that kind of coin. The eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro has 119 career sacks and 40 forced fumbles. He should garner some interest.
49ers re-signed CB Eric Wright to a one-year contract.
It's a bit of a surprise after Wright was a healthy scratch for the NFC Championship Game, but he's likely returning for the veteran's minimum. Wright will fight for No. 4 cornerback duties in camp.
The Cowboys' official website reports the team is targeting free agent DT Henry Melton, and that there's "lots of mutual interest."
According to writer Jeff Sullivan, a deal "could happen quickly." The Cowboys are desperately thin along their defensive line, and have made Dallas-native Melton their top target. Melton hasn't been linked to any other teams.
The Broncos have reportedly had no negotiations with free agent Knowshon Moreno.
Moreno is going to shop his breakout 2013 campaign on the open market. Of course, there's not going to be very much demand for a player that was a bust until going nuts in a Peyton Manning offense. If Moreno is disappointed with his offers, he could come crawling back to the Broncos.
Browns signed restricted free agent WR Andrew Hawkins to a four-year offer sheet.
The Bengals will have ten days to decide whether to match the deal and keep Hawkins in Cincinnati. Browns GM Ray Farmer is trying hard to land a receiver to take some heat off Josh Gordon, since Greg Little has been a mammoth bust and Davone Bess was a mental disaster before being released. A creative offensive mind like OC Kyle Shanahan could get Baby Hawk looks out of the backfield and in the slot. It'd be nice to see Hawkins escape Cincinnati.
A source tells NFL Network that the Raiders have interest in free agent RB Andre Brown.
The Raiders brought back Darren McFadden Tuesday, have intriguing prospect Latavius Murray and can use Marcel Reece in a pinch. But that doesn't mean they're done at the running back spot. Brown would be inexpensive depth and is capable of carrying heavy workloads when called upon.
Vikings re-signed C/G Joe Berger.
It's likely a one-year deal for the backup interior lineman. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has made two starts the past two seasons but has appeared in all 32 games.
Cowboys released WR Miles Austin.
He'll be designated as a post-June 1 cut, allowing the Cowboys to spread out his $7.855 million in dead money. The move frees up $5.5 million in cap space, but the Cowboys don't get a penny of it until June 2. A former undrafted free agent, Austin was a feel-good story after erupting for an 81/1,320/11 line in 2009, but hasn't been the same since signing a seven-year, $57.168 million extension in September 2010. He has been positively racked by hamstring injuries, and caught only 24 passes across 11 games last season. Three months shy of his 30th birthday, Austin isn't going to have a robust market.