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.
Free agent WR/KR Ted Ginn is meeting with the Cardinals Thursday.
It's a very intriguing fit. Bruce Arians is a master at getting his wideouts open and they have a hole at the No. 3 spot after losing Andre Roberts. The speedy Ginn would also provide a boost to a return unit that ranked 31st in kickoff return average last year while also stretching the defense in a situational deep threat role.
Free agent DT Vance Walker is visiting the Chiefs Thursday and is scheduled to meet with the Packers after.
Walker, 27 next month, has been a solidly productive interior lineman for the Falcons and Raiders the past two seasons. He plays average to above-average run defense and has eight sacks the past three years. Walker could be an option to replace Tyson Jackson at left end in Kansas City's 3-4 defense.
Jaguars re-signed DE Jason Babin.
It's a surprise after the Jaguars tapped their Seahawks pipeline for Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, but a gives a rebuilding team multiple pass-rushing options. All three players will be over 30 years of age by Week 1. The Jags' "Leo" rusher last season, Babin notched 7.5 sacks across 779 snaps. Both those totals should fall in 2014. It's possible Babin won't make the 53-man roster.
Browns signed TE Jim Dray.
At 6'5/255, Dray can be a nice blocking complement to move tight end Jordan Cameron. Dray set career-highs with 26 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona last year.