Buccaneers sign DT Clinton Mcdonald for four years, $12 million.
It is quite a turnaround for a player released by the Seahawks during training camp last season. McDonald racked up 5.5 sacks and 42 tackles after being re-signed by Seattle after Week 1, and was superb during the Hawks Super Bowl run.
Dolphins signed DT Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million contract.
Colts signed DE Arthur Jones.
The Baltimore-to-Indy pipeline continues under former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Terms of this deal aren't disclosed yet, but it's expected to be around $6 million per season on a long-term deal. Jones is a pocket-pusher that will play with Ricky Jean-Francois, a better run-stuffer. The Colts continue to spend freely to upgrade their defense.
Dolphins signed OT Branden Albert, formerly of the Chiefs, to a five-year, $46 million contract.
The deal includes a whopping $25 million guaranteed. It's a huge price to pay for a player who's always been short of elite, but the Dolphins had essentially no choice considering the beating Ryan Tannehill took in 2013. Albert has missed seven games with injury over the past two seasons, but will stabilize the Dolphins' blindside when he's on the field. He turns 30 in November.
Bills release Kevin Kolb.
Still not cleared from a concussion suffered in the 2013 preseason, this transaction may end Kolb's career. Kolb has thrown for 5206 yards and started 21 games in his career.
Titans agreed to terms with WR/PR Dexter McCluster, formerly of the Chiefs, on a three-year contract.
The deal is worth "up to" $12 million, and includes $4.5 million guaranteed. It's surprising that McCluster was the Titans' first order of business, as receiver is one of the few places they have depth. Either way, McCluster is a nifty No. 3/4 pass catcher, and a game-breaker on special teams. Although he's coming off a career year as a wideout, returns is where he'll make his impact in Tennessee.
Raiders agreed to terms with LT Rodger Saffold, formerly of the Rams, on a five-year, $42.5 million contract.
Saffold gets $21 million guaranteed, an astronomical amount for a player who hasn't played a full 16-game season since his 2010 rookie year. The Raiders had to overpay to get Saffold to come to Oakland where he's going to play left tackle. Second-year OT Menelik Watson will try and fill in at right tackle.
Bucs signed TE Brandon Myers, formerly of the Giants, to a two-year, $4 million contract.
The Bucs needed an upgrade on pass-catching specialist Tim Wright. They find it in uninspiring yet inexpensive Myers, a plodding in-line tight end that posted a 47-522-4 line with the Giants last season. He's best served as part of a committee.