Seahawks re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson.
T-Jax returns as Russell Wilson's backup. Going on 31, Jackson has attempted only 13 passes since the end of the 2011 season, but has plenty of experience in Pete Carroll's offense. A new deal made sense for both sides.
FOX Boston reports free agent CB Brandon Browner will visit the Patriots on Thursday.
Suspended for the first four games of 2014, Browner would be a press-specialist luxury for Darrelle Revis and the Pats. The Jets have also expressed interest, but the Pats appear to be his first visit. Browner turns 30 in August.
The Rams are hosting OG Daryn Colledge for a free agent visit Wednesday night.
Colledge is 32 years old and best suited as a versatile reserve, but the Rams have a need at left guard after losing Chris Williams to Buffalo, and he'd likely start there if signed. For now, at least, St. Louis has Rodger Saffold at right guard, Joe Barksdale penciled in at right tackle, Scott Wells at center, and injured Jake Long tentatively manning Sam Bradford's blindside.
Jets signed WR Eric Decker to a five-year, $36.25 million contract with $15 million guaranteed.
The $7.25M annual average is quite reasonable. Decker, 27, set career highs in catches (87) and receiving yards (1,288 yards) with Denver last season, scoring 11 touchdowns. He caught a lot of heat during the free-agent period after experiencing a colder-than-expected market, but is a much-needed addition to the Jets' otherwise barren receiver corps. Decker is a physical, largely sure-handed wideout who moves the chains and can beat defensive backs deep. Unfortunately, he's downgrading quarterbacks in spectacular fashion going from Peyton Manning to Geno Smith, and will be the focus of defensive attention in New York after serving as Manning's No. 3 or 4 option. He'd do well to get back near 1,000 yards with the Jets. Decker will be a borderline WR3 in 2014 fantasy.
NFL.com's Mike Silver reports it was Raiders owner Mark Davis who nixed the Rodger Saffold deal.
Davis apparently had concerns about the shoulder Saffold injured last preseason. Per Silver, Saffold "could have had surgery and been ready for training camp," but Davis wouldn't have it. It's a troubling development for many reasons. It shows a lack of faith in GM Reggie McKenzie, and is an indication that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Davis has some of his father's management style to him. Davis has left egg on his GM's face, and his offensive line without a left tackle. It's a sad state of affairs in Oakland.
The Tampa Bay Times reports free agent LT Anthony Collins will choose between the Bucs, Bengals, and Panthers.
Per Bucs beat writer Greg Auman, all three clubs have offered Collins "comparable money." Collins would be a huge get for Carolina, which recently lost LT Jordan Gross to retirement. Collins visited Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
The Panthers have yet to make a contract offer to free agent Captain Munnerlyn.
The Panthers are either perfectly content to let Munnerlyn walk, or let the market establish his value, as they did in 2013. Munnerlyn has visits lined up with the Vikings, Bucs and Jets, and appears unlikely to return to Carolina.
Free agent CB Chris Cook will visit the 49ers on Thursday.
The 49ers are in the process of overhauling their cornerback corps, and Cook would be an intriguing flier. His game has never matched his measurables, however.