The Bucs hosted free agent CB Charles Tillman on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers had a slew of visitors at One Buc Place on the second day of free agency, including Josh McCown whom they proceeded to hand a two-year, $10 million deal. Tillman reuniting with old coach Lovie Smith seems inevitable.
The Oakland Tribune reports the Raiders' preferred veteran QB addition is Matt Schaub.
Schaub has not yet been released by the Texans, but it's expected to happen soon. Raiders beat writer Jerry McDonald's report suggests Oakland is higher on Schaub than free agent Josh Freeman, with whom OC Greg Olson worked in Tampa Bay. If McDonald's report is accurate, it's not a promising sign for Freeman.
Free agent Ted Ginn is visiting the Bucs.
As is ex-Pats special teamer Dane Fletcher. With the Bucs loading up on veteran talent, Ginn would be a deep threat as a No. 3/4 receiver. The Bucs have also been linked to Steve Smith.
The deal between free agent OLB O'Brien Schofield and the Giants is on hold due to medical concerns.
After putting Schofield through a physical, the Giants have questions about his knee. He tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl in 2010.
The Charlotte Observer reports Oakland and Tampa Bay will be potential landing spots if/when Steve Smith is released, in addition to Baltimore.
We'd have to imagine Baltimore would be Smith's preference, though joining a veteran-laden Bucs squad that gets two shots a year at Carolina would likely have some appeal. The Raiders have no veteran talent at receiver, but would almost certainly have to overpay to lure Smith west. It wouldn't be a setup for either side.
Updating a previous item, the Titans have not signed free agent NT Al Woods.
A previous report indicated they had, but the beat reporter has retracted. Woods is visiting Tennessee on Wednesday, and is scheduled to visit the Packers on Thursday. He has a third meeting lined up with Arizona for Friday.
Free agent DT Jason Hatcher will visit the Raiders on Wednesday.
That's provided he escapes Seattle without a deal. Hatcher would be the best player the Raiders have brought in for a visit, though he's going on 32. Coming off a career year, he'd go a long way toward fortifying a pitiful pass rush, but is a curious fit for a rebuilding team.
Sources tell the New York Daily News that the Jets have "real interest" in free agent WR James Jones.
No visit has been scheduled yet as the Jets are hosting Eric Decker Wednesday. If Decker gets away or proves too expensive, John Idzik could very well turn his attention to Jones. The ex-Packer will turn 30 years old later this month and was saddled with a drop-prone label early in his career, but would be a nice complement to one of the stud wideouts the Jets are sure to look at early in May's draft. He's certainly an upgrade on Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Stephen Hill.