NFL Network's Mike Silver names the Giants, Jets, Texans, Raiders, and Lions as possible landing spots for free agent Brandon Pettigrew.
Early-offseason chatter had the Lions potentially franchise tagging Pettigrew, the idea of which now looks foolish. He's been connected to a bevvy of teams but almost certainly getting the financial offers he's seeking. Pettigrew is 29 years old with shaky hands and no dynamic elements to his receiving game.
The Patriots are hosting free agent OLB Matt Shaughnessy on a visit Wednesday.
Shaughnessy took a one-year "prove it" deal in free agency a year ago and it paid off. He made the transition to 3-4 outside linebacker and recorded 36 tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and seven pass breakups. Shaughnessy would add to an already solid outside linebacking corps in New England that features Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower.
Jaguars signed OLB Dekoda Watson, formerly of the Buccaneers.
Watson, 26, has mostly been a special teamer in his career, but flashed potential in spot starts at strong-side linebacker down the stretch in Tampa last year. He was active against the run and is athletic enough to hold his own in coverage. Expect Watson to push hard for SLB Geno Hayes' starting job.
The 49ers are showing interest in free agent CB Chris Cook.
On Tuesday, the Niners cut Carlos Rogers and allowed free agent Tarell Brown to hit the open market. That leaves Eric Wright, Tramaine Brock and Chris Culliver as their top-three corners. Cook fits the mold as a physical, press player that goes 6'2/212. The Niners have also been linked to Nolan Carroll.
Free agent Garrett Graham said talks between his camp and the Texans are going "slow."
The Texans are going to have a fight on their hands if they want to retain Graham to help fill the shoes of released veteran Owen Daniels. The Packers and Giants are two tight-end needy teams that could show interest. The other option for the Texans is to just roll with second-year man Ryan Griffin, who would bring more upside as a pass-catcher but has work to do in the blocking game.
The Nashville Tennessean confirms the Titans have "some interest" in free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley.
Woodley is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, an indication he's seeking top dollar after Pittsburgh cut him. A previous report stated "many" people in the Steelers' organization expect Woodley to land with Ray Horton in Tennessee.
Free agent G Shelley Smith is visiting the Giants Wednesday.
The Giants landed Geoff Schwartz on Tuesday, but they're still hungry for offensive line help as they rebuild they unit. Smith has only started eight games over the last two seasons, but has been impressive as a run-blocker. Entering his age-27 season, there's upside here.
The Cardinals have shown interest in free agent DL/OLB Mike Neal.
Neal is quietly generating plenty of interest as a versatile pass rusher. The Eagles and Packers are also in the mix for a guy that led Green Bay with 37 quarterback hurries last season.