Jets declined to tender restricted free agent LB Garrett McIntyre a contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
McIntyre played 271 snaps last season, recording two sacks and 19 tackles. The former undrafted free agent has 5.5 career sacks, but isn't much a pass rusher. He won't generate interest in the first wave of free agency.
Redskins agreed to terms with DL Clifton Geathers, formerly of the Eagles.
Geathers appeared in all 16 games last season, making one start. He played 254 snaps, generating no pass rush. Geathers is a mountainous 6-foot-7 and 320 pounds, but has only one career sack. He'll be "just a guy" for the Redskins.
Raiders signed DE Justin Tuck to a two-year, $11 million contract.
Tuck gave the Giants a chance to match the offer and they declined. It shows how far his stock has dropped. The league saw through his late-season contract-year push, as he compiled 9.5 sacks during the final six games of last season after recording a total of 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He'll turn 31 years old later this month and was clearly seeking to max out his earning potential. Tuck knows the Raiders have no shot to compete for rings anytime soon.
Free agent S James Ihedigbo left Detroit without a deal, but is still expected to sign with the Lions.
Ihedigbo is currently between agents and his wife is pregnant, so he has a lot on his plate. It sounds like the Lions intend to sign him as a starter next to Glover Quin. Former Ravens DBs coach turned Lions DC Teryl Austin said Ihedigbo was one of the Baltimore's most influential defensive leaders last year.
Redskins signed ILB Darryl Sharpton, formerly of the Texans, to a one-year contract.
According to Profootballtalk, the deal is worth "up to" $2 million. Sharpton made 13 starts in Brian Cushing's absence the past two seasons, but wasn't effective at anything other than plugging the run. He's a replacement-level 'backer, and nothing more than a depth signing for a Redskins team trying to find bargains.
The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins are interested in free agent CBs Tarell Brown and Walter Thurmond III.
Miami is in need of a starter opposite Brent Grimes after losing Nolan Carroll to the Eagles. They reportedly have a lot of faith in second-year CB Jamar Taylor but want to add a veteran to the mix. Brown's market has been nonexistent.
Free agent Owen Daniels will visit the Redskins.
Daniels was in Green Bay visiting the Packers on Wednesday, but Green Bay re-signed Andrew Quarless on Thursday. Daniels could be a reliable middle-of-the-field target for Robert Griffin III, allowing Jordan Reed to stretch the seams.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots DT Vince Wilfork has requested his release.
Due $7.5 million, the Pats had approached Wilfork about restructuring his contract. He clearly didn't like what they were selling, and would rather take his wares to the open market. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Wilfork isn't open to any sort of restructuring. Cutting Wilfork would clear $8 million in cap space, but leave behind $3.6 million in dead money. Wilfork appeared in just four games last season before tearing his Achilles' tendon. Going on 33, Wilfork has spent his entire 10-year career with the Patriots.