Bengals released C Kyle Cook.
The move clears $2.5 million in salary off of Cincinnati's books. Cook turns 31 this summer and graded out negatively both as a pass and run blocker in Pro Football Focus' 2013 ratings. The Bengals now figure to turn to Mike Pollak at center. They recently kept Pollak on a three-year, $5 million deal.
Broncos re-signed WR Andre Caldwell to a two-year contract.
According to Profootballtalk, the deal is worth a max of $3.45 million. Caldwell's 2014 base salary is likely in the neighborhood of $1 million. A six-year veteran, Caldwell caught just 16 passes last season. Even if Eric Decker walks, Caldwell shouldn't see a major uptick in production.
ESPN Boston says to keep an eye on free agent Emmanuel Sanders for the Patriots.
Remember that the Patriots signed Sanders to a restricted free agent offer sheet last offseason and are now letting Julian Edelman test the open market. Along with restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins, Sanders is a fast and quick option that can ply both inside and outside.
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports the Lions have fallen out of the running for free agent WR James Jones.
It's possible they've decided to commit more money elsewhere, perhaps to SS T.J. Ward. Pauline reports the Jets, Giants, Dolphins, "and a fourth (undisclosed) team" are in the hunt for Jones. Jones is a quality No. 2 NFL receiver.
Browns agreed to terms with ILB Karlos Dansby, formerly of the Cardinals, on a four-year, $24 million contract.
The deal includes $10 million in the first year and $14 million guaranteed. The Browns are paying a hefty premium for a 32-year-old player that only garnered a one-year, $2.25 million contract a year ago, but they are getting an upgrade on D'Qwell Jackson. New coach Mike Pettine can plug Dansby into his 3-4 scheme and expect plus grades against the run as well as the pass. Dansby piled up 114 tackles, 6.5 sacks, four interceptions and 19 pass breakups as a key cog in the desert last year.
49ers re-signed K Phil Dawson to a two-year contract.
Annually among the NFL's most underrated kickers in Cleveland, Dawson trekked to San Francisco in 2013 and nailed 39-of-43 field goals. Although he recently turned 39, Dawson remains a key component of the 49ers' offense.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Darrelle Revis trade talks are expected to "drag into Wednesday."
Wednesday at 4ET is the deadline the Bucs have set to either have Revis traded away, or release him. Schefter confirms both the Browns and Raiders "are talking" to the Bucs about a potential trade. Each team is flush with salary cap space and could fit Revis under its cap. According to Schefter, the Bucs have been "attempting" to trade Revis since the Combine in mid to late February.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots were unable to reach a deal with free agent Julian Edelman on Tuesday, and that he'll reach the open market.
NFL Network reported earlier Tuesday that the Pats made Edelman a three-year offer, but it apparently wasn't to his liking. Despite Edelman's importance in 2013, he was never a player the Patriots were going to overpay. He's a 5-foot-10, 198-pound slot receiver with an injury history. It's still possible Edelman ends up back in New England. He's a better fit for the Patriots than anyone else.