Lions signed DT Vaughn Martin.
Martin is coming off sports hernia surgery, but said to be nearing 100 percent. He brings 27 starts and three sacks to the table, most of which came as a rotational tackle for the Chargers.
Eagles signed CB Nolan Carroll to a two-year, $5.2 million contract.
It's a solid depth add for the Eagles secondary. We don't expect Carroll to beat out Cary Williams or Bradley Fletcher for a starting gig, but they could certainly do worse at the No. 3 outside corner spot (Brandon Boykin only plays inside). The 6'1/205 Carroll started 12 games for the Dolphins last year, grading out in the middle of PFF's cornerback ranks.
Free agent QB Charlie Whitehurst is visiting the Titans Thursday.
Whitehurst spent last season in San Diego with new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt. He'd be a downgrade on Ryan Fitzpatrick, which is a concern with Jake Locker coming off Lisfranc surgery and historically injury prone.
The Panthers are reportedly interested in bringing back free agent WR Brandon LaFell.
LaFell is attracting a lot of attention for a drop-prone blocking wideout that has never topped 49 catches or 677 yards in his career. The Patriots, Broncos, Jets and now Panthers are all in the mix here. We hope Carolina doesn't want him back in the No. 2 role he played last year.
According to the New York Post, free agent Michael Vick remains the Jets' top choice at quarterback.
With Josh McCown off the market, Vick is clearly the Jets' top choice. But they want someone to come in as Geno Smith's backup and only take over if he falters. Vick, on the other hand, wants a legitimate chance to start. He's going to take his time -- possibly until after May's draft -- to see how the quarterback landscape shakes out. The Raiders remain an option.
Free agent CB will visit the Redskins Thursday night.
The Redskins were expected to make secondary upgrades their main priority this week. Instead, they've been innocent bystanders while watching other teams spend cash. Browner, who is suspended for the first four games of 2014, was meeting with the Patriots during the day Thursday.
According to CSN New England, the Browns are making a "strong push" for free agent Julian Edelman.
The Bengals are expected to match the Browns' offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins, so Cleveland remains on the hunt for a slot receiver. They won't find a better one available than Edelman, who is coming off a 105-catch season and is also a major asset in the punt return game. Brian Hoyer's old friend would be a fine underneath complement to explosive Josh Gordon.
Saints traded RB Darren Sproles to the Eagles in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
The NFL's No. 2 offense just got more dangerous. Chip Kelly is a master at using dynamic, versatile talents in space to his advantage, and Sproles fits that bill perfectly. He's caught 70+ passes in each of the last three seasons. Sproles will split out wide some, provide a major boost in the return game and give LeSean McCoy some third-down breaks as he comes off a 366-touch season. Sproles turns 31 in June, but is entering the final year of his contract. It's a low-risk move for an Eagles team with sights set on the Super Bowl. They had two fifth-round picks as a result of the Isaac Sopoaga trade.