Cowboys released WR Miles Austin.
The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have a "high opinion" of free agent Emmanuel Sanders.
Per reporter Aaron Wilson, the team has yet to reach out, however. Wilson believes the Ravens' level of interest will depend on Sanders' price. The Ravens have been connected to most of the market's top receivers, and are clearly focused on finding the replacement for Anquan Boldin they never found in 2013. Sanders has also been linked to the Browns, Lions, Patriots and Jets.
Free agent DE Willie Young is visiting the Jaguars.
The Lions were high on Young the past few seasons, but he registered just six sacks across his last 46 games. He started 15 games mostly at left end last season and generated an impressive 48 hurries, which was third-most among 4-3 ends. Disruption is production. Young could flourish under coach Gus Bradley.
NFL Network suggests the Colts, Browns, Texans and Lions as possible landing spots for free agent Eric Decker.
It's been eerily quiet on the Decker front through three hours of free agency as teams have prioritized help on the offensive and defensive lines. It doesn't mean Decker won't get paid. He remains the No. 1 wideout available, and all four of these teams are desperate for No. 2 options. Decker's market will heat up.
Updating an earlier item, Darren McFadden's new one-year deal with the Raiders is worth $1.75 million, with another $2.25 million available through incentives.
So it's worth up to $4 million, and not $4 million flat. It's a much more realistic number considering DMC's recent production. The fact that McFadden signed such a bargain-basement deal only hours into free agency is an indiction he generated zero buzz during the league's legal-tampering period. In theory, it's a good deal for the Raiders, but a change of scenery would have done both sides well.
Steelers agreed to terms with FS Mike Mitchell, formerly of the Panthers.
Mitchell, 27 in June, had a number of teams hot on his trail. The Steelers are replacing an aging Ryan Clark with a young, hard hitter in Mitchell at free safety next to Troy Polamalu. Mitchell is coming off a career-year, and it'll be interesting to see if he was a product of the Panthers' stout front seven. The talent on the defensive line in Pittsburgh isn't comparable. Mitchell can cover and play the run.
Free agent OT Anthony Collins will visit the Bucs.
The Bucs are viewed as the heavy favorites to sign the former Bengal, so it's quite possible he doesn't leave Tampa. With the tackle market gutted in the first hour of free agency, Collins is the top option remaining.
Free agent DE Antonio Smith will visit the Redskins before also making trips to St. Louis, Tennessee, and Oakland.
Washington gets the first crack at the the 32-year-old. He can play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense but has spent the past five seasons in Houston's 3-4 scheme as the right end. The Redskins could stand to upgrade at both end spots over Stephen Bowen and Jarvis Jenkins. The Titans are implementing a 3-4.