CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Browns "will be in on" free agent Emmanuel Sanders.
Cleveland was interested in Andre Roberts as a complement to Josh Gordon, but Roberts has reportedly verbally agreed to a deal with the Redskins. Sanders is GM Ray Farmer's Plan B. The Jets and Lions are also interested in Sanders.
Giants re-signed RB Peyton Hillis to a two-year, $1.8 million contract.
Hillis, 28, signed off the street last year and rushed for 247 yards with two TDs on 73 carries (3.4 YPC), appearing in seven games and starting one. He should be viewed internally by the Giants as no more than an insurance policy. Hillis is a plus pass blocker, but offers no big-play ability as a runner, is in decline, and has a history of fumbling problems. He's an uninspiring re-signing.
Texans released CB Brice McCain.
McCain signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal with Houston last March but got torched in coverage, grading out as Pro Football Focus' worst cover corner out of 110 qualifiers. He's still just 27. At 5-foot-9, 187, McCain is purely a nickel corner. The move saves the Texans $850,000 versus the cap.
Colts re-signed K Adam Vinatieri to a two-year contract.
The 41-year-old made a career-high 35 field goals last season, going 19-of-23 from 40-plus yards out. With P Pat McAfee also back in the fold on a long-term deal to also handle kickoff duties, the Colts have locked up both special teams legs. Vinatieri previously stated he plans to kick for two or three more seasons.
The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Giants are one of three teams interested in free agent G/T Geoff Schwartz.
The Rams are believed to also be in the mix. Schwartz isn't going to be back in Kansas City and is easily the top free-agent guard available. The Giants love versatility in their lineman. Schwartz can play bot guard spots and right tackle.
Redskins agreed to terms with WR Andre Roberts on a four-year, $16 million contract.
Roberts just turned 26 and played his college ball at nearby Citadel. He can play outside and in the slot. Roberts will slide in as the starter opposite Pierre Garcon, ending Santana Moss' run in Washington. The Skins will field a starting wideout tandem of sub-six-footers in 2014, as Roberts is 5-foot-11 and Garcon is a tick under 6-foot. Roberts could flirt with WR3 fantasy value in D.C., though we wouldn't anticipate consistency. Garcon is a target hog.
The Texans have urged free agent LG Wade Smith to test the market.
It's a sign they're not particularly interested in signing the 33-year-old (in April). Smith can play both guard spots and center, and he even started a game at left tackle for the Chiefs in 2009. Smith has battled various knee issues the past couple seasons but is near the top of a weak free-agent guard market.
Redskins re-signed ILB Perry Riley to a multi-year contract, reportedly worth $4 million per season.
Riley is an undersized (6'1/239) 3-4 inside 'backer who struggles against both the run and pass, so it's tough to love this re-signing even at a reasonable price. But he is young (26 in May) and the Redskins' defensive staff considered keeping Riley a priority, especially after London Fletcher's retirement. Washington now needs to pursue an inside thumper capable of blowing up lead blocks to allow athletic Riley to run free. Brandon Spikes would be an intriguing addition.