The Patriots and Julian Edelman are working on a new deal.
With several of the wide receiver needy teams now off the market, Edelman may be best served returning to New England. The 49ers are still out there, however, and could make a serious run at the slot-man. Edelman posted 105-1056-6 line last season.
Bengals re-signed LB Vincent Rey to a two-year extension.
Rey was a revelation filling in for an injured Rey Maualuga last season, recording 32 tackles, three sacks and an interception in only three starts. The former undrafted free agent has been primarily a special teams player in his four-year career, but earned more defensive snaps with his play last season. He will not be a starter in 2014 but should be the first linebacker off the bench for Cincinnati.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports KR Trindon Holliday will visit the Falcons.
Holliday was a revelation after joining the Broncos in 2012, but struggled with fumbles and decision-making last season. He was in the middle of the pack in both punt- and kick-return average. Holliday would upgrade an Atlanta return unit that was middling in 2013.
Free agent Ben Tate will sign with Cleveland today if he passes his physical.
The proposed contract is performance-based, meaning Tate will have to stay on the field to get paid. That has been a problem for Tate in his career. He already has two IR stints in four years and struggled through several nagging injuries in 2013. When healthy, Tate has the talent to make a difference in an improving Browns' offense. He is on the RB2 radar for 2014.
Packers signed Julius Peppers, formerly of the Bears, to a three-year, $30 million deal.
The deal includes $7.5 million guaranteed. Three years is a long commitment for a 34-year-old, but there is likely little, if any, guaranteed money past 2014. Peppers still has some juice left in the tank and could flourish in a situational pass-rushing role in Green Bay. The eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro has 119 career sacks and 40 forced fumbles in his career.
Bills agreed to terms with RB Anthony Dixon, formerly of the 49ers.
It's not an ideal landing spot. He's not going to play much offense but will be a valuable contributor chasing down kickoffs and punts. Dixon, 26, is a battering ram at 6-foot-1 and 233 pounds. He'll operate as the No. 3 behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who have combined to miss 13 games the past three years.
ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports Matt Schaub is the Raiders top quarterback target, but Mark Sanchez, free agent Josh Freeman, and free agent Michael Vick are also on their list.
Two of the four, Schaub and Sanchez, are not even free agents, though that is likely to change in the near future. The list is depressing, but it is even more depressing that each of these signal callers would be an upgrade over the quarterbacks currently on the Raiders' roster. Oakland would be wise to invest in a quarterback early in this year's draft.
Bills agreed to terms with ILB Brandon Spikes, formerly of the Patriots, on a one-year, $3.25 million deal.
The Bills foreshadowed this signing when they announced second-year LB Kiko Alonso would move to weak-side linebacker, clearing the way for Spikes to man the middle. Spikes, one of the best run-stuffing linebacker in the league, will provide a solid anchor in the middle of the Bills' new 4-3 scheme.