Chiefs re-signed OLB Frank Zombo.
The former Packer had a solid first season in Kansas City, appearing in all 16 games and making five starts. Although primarily a special teamer, Zombo notched two sacks, a pick and a forced fumble as a defensive fill-in. He'll serve in the same role in 2014.
Jets extended the original pick tender to restricted free agent LB Nick Bellore.
Bellore led the Jets in special teams tackles in 2013. The original pick tender is the lowest possible and would pay Bellore $1.431 million this season.
The Nashville Tennessean reports free agent OLB Shaun Phillips is "on the Titans' radar."
This is in addition to free agent ILB Jameel McClain and ILB Karlos Dansby. The Titans could also soon jump into the bidding for free agent OLB LaMarr Woodley, who has years' worth of ties to new Tennessee DC Ray Horton. The Titans are transitioning from a 4-3 to 3-4 defense in 2014, and need players who fit the new scheme. Phillips came up as a 3-4 outside linebacker in San Diego.
Steelers will release OLB LaMarr Woodley.
He'll be designated as a post-June 1 release, allowing the Steelers to spread out his $19.76 million in dead money over the next two seasons. The move clears $10.57 million in cap space. Woodley's release was a fait accompli after the Steelers re-signed OLB Jason Worilds. Woodley still has some juice left as a pass rusher, but has become increasingly injury prone, and will turn 30 in November. He'll draw interest as a situational pass rusher for 3-4 teams.
Chargers declined to exclusive rights free agent LB Bront Bird.
The move makes Bird an unrestricted free agent. Bird played 148 snaps on defense last season, but is primarily a special teamer.
The Carroll County Times reports free agent ILB Rolando McClain has begun informing "people" that he's planning a comeback.
McClain turns 25 in July. The former top-eight overall draft pick spent 2013 out of football to finish his degree at Alabama and get his life back together. McClain could draw some interest as a camp tryout on a one-year, minimum-salary deal. In all likelihood, McClain's money ran out during his year "off."
Chargers declined to tender restricted free agent G/T Steve Schilling.
Schilling, 25, was a sixth-round pick out of Michigan in 2011. A "tweener" guard/tackle, Schilling was primarily a special teams blocker last year.
The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are believed to be offering free agent DE Michael Bennett $8.5 million annually, while the Seahawks' proposal is worth $8 million a year.
Adam Schefter's report that Bennett is leaning toward staying in Seattle suggests he's also leaning toward taking a small hometown discount. We're still not dismissing the Bears' chances of landing Bennett, but they may have to go to $9 million per year to land him. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recently stated on Twitter, however, that Chicago has already begun turning its focus elsewhere.