The Jets have been "in communication" with free agent Brandon Pettigrew.
Pettigrew would team with Zach Sudfeld and Jeff Cumberland to give the Jets a mediocre tight end trio. His market has been scant to this point, although the NY Daily News reports the Raiders and Lions have shown some interest.
Panthers re-signed QB Derek Anderson.
Anderson, 31 in June, has attempted just four passes since the 2010 season. He'll be back to hold the clipboard as Cam Newton's backup. Newton has yet to miss a start.
Chargers signed ILB Kavell Conner to a three-year contract.
Conner leaves Colts head coach Chuck Pagano to play for his brother, Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano. He'll step in as a backup behind Donald Butler and Manti Te'o, providing some early-down run-stopping depth.
Bears signed WR/KR Domenik Hixon to a one-year contract.
Hixon, 29, was a disappointment as a receiver pickup in Carolina last year, but is a productive special teamer coming at a cheap cost. He will compete to replace Devin Hester on return. Don't expect Hixon to play any offense.
The Titans plan to replace RCB Alterraun Verner from within.
2013 third-rounder Blidi Wreh-Wilson is the overwhelming favorite to start opposite LCB Jason McCourty. Tommie Campbell will also be in the mix, while Coty Sensabaugh likely sticks to nickel duties. Wreh-Wilson played just 93 snaps as a rookie but stands 6-foot-1, 195 to go along with 4.53 wheels.
The Ravens have reportedly emerged as the favorite to sign free agent WR Steve Smith.
In search of a No. 3 option behind Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta, the Ravens have set their sights on Smitty. He's no longer a threat to stretch defenses going on 35, but he is a capable possession receiver and rugged third-down option. It's a description that would fit Anquan Boldin, who averaged 62 catches for 881 yards and four touchdowns while playing with Joe Flacco from 2010-12. The Broncos, Bucs and Patriots could also make a pitch to Smith.
The Jets have had "general conversations" with free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
The Jets whiffed on Alterraun Verner and Vontae Davis in free agency, and GM John Idzik reportedly wanted no part of Darrelle Revis. If motivated, DRC is one of the game's top cover corners, though his market has been nonexistent since contemplating retirement during Super Bowl week. He turns 28 in April.
Darrelle Revis' "one-year," $12 million contract with the Patriots includes a club option for a second year.
USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Patriots would have to pay Revis a $12 million roster bonus on April 1 of 2015, before a $7.5 million base salary plus $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses in order to keep him for a second season. Rather than exercise the option, New England would likely negotiate a long-term deal with Revis if he meets their standards of on- and off-field performance in 2014. But it's clear this could be more than a one-year marriage.