Titans signed NT Al Woods, formerly of the Steelers.
Woods, 27, backed up Steve McLendon at nose tackle in Pittsburgh last year, providing a big lift in run defense as McLendon wore down late in the season. He's a natural fit under new Titans DC Ray Horton, who studied under and played for Steelers DC Dick LeBeau. Woods is a probable starter in Nashville.
The Cowboys are nearing a deal with free agent DE Jeremy Mincey.
Free agent DT Henry Melton will visit the Vikings on Thursday.
To date, Melton had only been linked to the Cowboys, but it appears Big D won't even be his first visit. With DT Kevin Williams expected to move on in free agency, Melton would slide right in along the Vikings' 4-3 line.
Broncos agreed to terms with DE DeMarcus Ware, formerly of the Cowboys, on a three-year, $30 million contract.
Throwing the post-Peyton Manning years to the wind, the Broncos are shelling out $20 million guaranteed for the ex-Cowboy. With Ware opposite Von Miller, the Broncos now have one of the league's fiercest pass-rush duos. Going on 32, Ware's play slipped in 2013, but not to the degree some believe. His six sacks weren't indicative of the pass-rushing heat he generated, often on one leg. The Cowboys were hopeful of a reunion, but badly miscalculated Ware's value on the open market. Owner Jerry Jones' salary-cap incompetence means one of the greatest players in franchise history will now chase a ring elsewhere. Denver now lays claim to arguably the NFL's most imposing front seven east of Seattle.
Free agent S Ryan Clark says he will visit with the Redskins.
The Redskins were desperate for safety help in free agency, yet they still watched as eight of our top-10 safeties signed deals. Clark would have been a nice add about eight years ago, but he's 35 years old now and had been flirting with retirement. The Redskins need to aim higher as they try to repair their broken secondary. Clark did spend two seasons with the Skins from 2004-05.
Giants re-signed MLB Jon Beason.
The Giants' 2013 in-season trade for Beason from Carolina was largely laughed at, but proved a smooth move by oft-savvy GM Jerry Reese. Beason stabilized the Giants' defense as an every-down Mike 'backer, finishing the season with 104 tackles and an interception across 11 starts. Beason remains a plus run defender at age 29, but struggles versus the pass. Still, this was a quality move by Reese to retain Beason, keeping him away from aggressive Denver.
Cowboys signed DT Terrell McClain to a three-year contract.
The Texans declined to tender McClain in restricted free agency, which would've only cost them $1.431 million. A smallish (6'2/293) defensive tackle going on age 26, McClain graded out slightly above average in Pro Football Focus' 2013 run defense grades, and negatively as a pass rusher. He's not going to make a difference in Dallas, but the Cowboys simply need bodies up front.
Bears agreed to terms with S M.D. Jennings, formerly of the Packers, on a one-year contract.
Jennings was a 16-game starter for the Pack last season, but not an effective one, struggling mightily in coverage. The Bears have one of the league's weakest collection of safeties, however, so Jennings will definitely be in the mix to start. The Bears shouldn't be done adding bodies to the back line of their defense.