Saints traded RB Darren Sproles to the Eagles.
Free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley is scheduled to visit the Titans Friday.
This has been the expected landing spot for Woodley all along. New Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton was in Pittsburgh during Woodley's first four NFL seasons and he's now installing a 3-4 in Tennessee. The only question is if the Oakland -- where Woodley visited Wednesday -- will blow him away with an offer he can't refuse. Reggie McKenzie has cap space to burn.
Free agent WR Domenik Hixon is visiting the Bears Thursday.
The Panthers are not interested in bringing Hixon back even though their receiving corps is an empty cupboard. That should speak volumes. The 29-year-old ex-Giant is a No. 4 receiver and middling return man.
Ndamukong Suh said he's not working on an extension with the Lions right now.
Suh carries a $22.4 million cap number in 2014, the second-biggest number in the league. The Lions were hoping to hammer out a new deal before free agency opened, clearing some cap room in the process, but it didn't happen. Expect the two sides to revisit talks once the dust from free agency settles.
Free agent S Roman Harper visited the Panthers Wednesday.
The Panthers are in the market for safety help after losing Mike Mitchell to the Steelers and as Charles Godfrey rehabs an Achilles' tendon tear. Harper, 31, is a two-time Pro Bowler that was released by the Saints last month after battling knee issues in 2013. He won't be expensive.
According to the Charlotte Observer, free agent WR Hakeem Nicks is the Panthers' top target to replace Steve Smith.
Sometimes, it's just a simple connection of the dots. The Panthers are completely overhauling their receiving corps from scratch, Nicks is from Charlotte and he played his college ball at the University of North Carolina. The talented Nicks won't be overly expensive ($4.5 million per season according to CBS Sports) as he comes off two straight disappointing, injury-plagued seasons. An opportunity to rehab his value as Cam Newton's No. 1 option in his hometown should be appetizing.
The Patriots are reportedly interested in eventually doing a long-term deal with Darrelle Revis.
Revis will play out this season on a one-year, $12 million deal. After a "feeling-out period," extension negotiations could get underway. Per the NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Patriots see this as a rare opportunity to hold on to the game's No. 1 corner. It's also worth noting that unlike Revis' old Jets contract, there is no language in this deal that prevents the Patriots from using the franchise tag on him in 2015.
Free agent S James Ihedigbo will visit the Lions.
Ihedigbo played for new Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for the last two years while both were in Baltimore. He'd ideally be depth at safety and a core special teamer.