Giants FB Henry Hynoski (knee, shoulder) confirmed he's fully healthy.
Hynoski missed all of 2013 due to shoulder surgery, but is on track to participate in the Giants' offseason program. He re-signed on a one-year, $1 million deal and will compete with John Conner for a starting job in training camp.
49ers agreed to terms with CB Chris Cook, formerly of the Vikings, on a one-year contract.
Cook is an imposing 6-foot-2, 212-pound press corner with 4.4 speed, but could never get it together in Minnesota, on or off the field. CSN Bay Area believes he won't be guaranteed a roster spot. Nevertheless, Cook is an upside signing for a smart front office. The 49ers are completely remaking their cornerback corps.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the "word is" that Cortland Finnegan's two-year deal with the Dolphins is worth $11 million.
Oh my. As former Rotoworlder Gregg Rosenthal put it on Twitter, "Finnegan should be getting calls from other players that want him to be their agent." Finnegan negotiated his own contract. He got new Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey to agree to an Ireland-esque deal for a declining veteran who was literally one of the worst corners in the league last season. Finnegan has an excellent track record, but that doesn't really matter when you're on the wrong side of 30 and coming off a calamitous year. Finnegan also struggled in 2012. The Dolphins are banking on Finnegan turning back time.
Ravens agreed to terms with WR Steve Smith, formerly of the Panthers, on a three-year, $11 million contract.
The deal reportedly includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. Smith didn't want to venture far from his Charlotte base, and the Ravens didn't want to let him leave without a contract. Going on 35, Smith has lost multiple steps the past two seasons, but is still an extremely sure pair of hands, and capable of making plays against tight coverage. He's the kind of chain mover the Ravens sorely lacked after trading away Anquan Boldin. Smith may only catch 50-60 passes in 2014, but along with a healthy Dennis Pitta, will take pressure off of Joe Flacco. Smith's fantasy value is on the wane, but he'll be in the WR3/4 conversation.
The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt believes free agent Kenny Britt "still has a chance to make an impact in the NFL," and still "definitely has the skills" if his knees cooperate.
Wyatt has covered Britt his entire pro career, and we've never seen him give rose-colored or phony analysis. Wyatt also says Britt is "a good guy," and not the bad seed "some think he is." Britt obviously lacked confidence and concentration last year, but there aren't many players more worth a cheap, one-year "prove-it" flier. Britt's talent hasn't evaporated and he's still only 25.
Bears re-signed CB Charles Tillman to a one-year contract.
The deal is reportedly worth "just under" $3.5 million. Tillman visited the Bucs and former Bears coach Lovie Smith in free agency, but otherwise received zero interest. Peanut was one of the league's top corners in 2012, but was ineffective as he played through injury last season. A born playmaker, Tillman is open to moving to safety. The Bears have holes at both safety and cornerback, but going on 33, safety could make the most sense for Tillman in 2014.
Bengals claimed OLB Dontay Moch off waivers from the Cardinals.
Injuries and ineffectiveness have limited the 2011 third-rounder to just five career appearances. The Bengals have a great track record with linebackers, but it was Cincinnati who drafted Moch in the first place. We doubt his second go-around in the Queen City will be much different than the first.
Panthers signed TE Mike McNeill to a two-year contract.
McNeill appeared in 14 games for the Rams last year, catching one pass for five yards. He's a blocker and special teamer.