Colts agreed to terms with Hakeem Nicks, formerly of the Giants, on a one-year deal.
GM Ryan Grigson has reputation for being a closer, so it was always unlikely Nicks left Indianapolis without a deal. Still only 26-years-old, Nicks would theoretically provide playmaking ability on the outside, allowing T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne to move around the formation. If his heart is in it, the Colts will provide Nicks the offense and opportunity to reemerge as a fantasy relevant wide receiver.
Patriots signed CB Brandon Browner to a three-year, $17 million deal.
ESPN reports free agent Emmanuel Sanders may not receive the long-term contract he wants due to medical concerns regarding his feet.
Sanders has a screw in each of his feet and was limited by a foot injury the last two months of 2014. He is reportedly looking for something close to the five-year, $31 million, $13 million guaranteed deal Golden Tate received from the Lions, but his injury history should put that kind of money out of reach. Sanders may have to settle for a one or two-year deal. He is our No. 5 remaining free-agent wide receiver.
Free agent LT Donald Penn will visit with the Redskins on Saturday.
Penn met with the Raiders on Friday, but left without a contract. He would presumably be moved to right tackle with Washington, bookending Trent Williams. Penn has started every game for the Bucs the last six seasons and is the top offensive tackle remaining on the open market.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said he would like to re-sign free agent LG Charlie Johnson.
Johnson has started 47-of-48 games the past three seasons for the Vikings, but won't be guaranteed the left guard job if he re-signs. He graded out negatively in both run blocking and pass protection last year, and is best suited for a "swing" role. Johnson turns 30 this offseason and should be limited to one-year deals.
Titans signed RT Michael Oher to a four-year, $20 million contract with $9.5 million guaranteed.
We have to believe Ozzie Newsome is chuckling at this one. Oher, 28 in May, never got better during his five-year stint in Baltimore, struggling mightily in spot duty at left tackle and performing at a well-below-average clip on the right side. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 68 tackle in 2013, among 76 qualifiers. Oher was a dead-last 76th in run blocking with eight sacks allowed. He'll replace David Stewart at right tackle in Nashville. For the second consecutive offseason, the Titans are having a head-scratching free agency period under scuffling GM Ruston Webster. (At least they "landed" Charlie Whitehurst.)
When asked about his NFL future, free agent T David Stewart said, "It’s going to take a lot to get me off the lake."
These comments confirm speculation that Stewart would seriously consider retirement after being cut by the Titans earlier this month. Stewart is not retiring officially yet and did leave open the possibility of return. It seems more likely he will hang them up. Stewart spent his entire career with the Titans, starting 116 games at right tackle over the last eight seasons.
Free agent CB Brandon Browner's visit to the Redskins has been canceled, and he remains in New England.
Perhaps the Skins called off their visit after signing Tracy Porter. Browner was believed to be in pretty serious talks with the Patriots as recently as Thursday evening. Our money is now on Brander signing with New England.