Free agent DT Pat Sims is meeting with the Titans Thursday.
The Titans are showing interest in free agent Nate Burleson.
Burleson looked out of gas to be kind down the stretch in Detroit last season, but we suppose he'd be "good in the locker room." Burleson turns 33 in August.
Free agent OG Shelley Smith left his Patriots visit without a deal and will now meet with the Dolphins.
Smith would be an outstanding fit in Miami because he's a zone-scheme lineman with difference-making run-blocking ability. He's also soon turning 27 and could be a building block on a team with glaring offensive line holes.
Beat writer Sheil Kapadia says it's "unlikely" LeSean McCoy "sees a significant decrease" in usage next season despite the acquisition of Darren Sproles.
Yes, the Eagles want to ensure they don't overwork McCoy, who played the second-most snaps of any running back in the league last year and piled up 366 touches. But we're talking about one of the game's most valuable players, one that draws fair comparisons to Barry Sanders for his raw running ability. McCoy is going to get his 18-20 carries per game plus all the goal-line work, leaving him right there with Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the fantasy running back rankings. Just knock his reception projection (52 last season) down a peg.
Steve Smith reportedly gave Panthers GM Dave Gettleman five landing spots -- the Cowboys, Patriots, Ravens, Bucs, and Chargers -- while Gettleman was trying to trade Smith.
Smith is now going to be cut, so these teams provide clues as to where Smith wants to play. That, of course, doesn't mean all five teams will want Smith back. It is believed Baltimore's interest is mutual, however, and at this point we'd call them the tentative favorites to land "89". GM Ozzie Newsome would have to hope acquiring Smith would work out better than the Lee Evans debacle.
The Giants are reportedly pursuing free agent WR/KR Ted Ginn.
After missing out on Jacoby Jones, the Giants are turning their attention to a similar player as they try to upgrade their return game. Ginn won't be cheap, however, He showed well when given opportunities as a wideout last year, giving him extra value to a team like the Panthers or Bucs.
Bucs signed LT Anthony Collins to a five-year, $30 million contract.
The deal includes $15 million guaranteed. Collins was our No. 4 tackle in free agency, behind only Eugene Monroe, Jared Veldheer and Branden Albert. The former Bengal was a dominant pass blocker last season, giving up zero sacks, one quarterback hit and 12 quarterback hurries even though Andy Dalton attempted 586 passes. Collins is an upgrade on oft-overweight Donald Penn, who is now firmly on the trade block. The Raiders should be on the phone.
Jaguars signed DT Ziggy Hood, formerly of the Steelers.
Hood is a former first-round pick who just turned 27, but was an utter bust in Pittsburgh, struggling in both run and pass defense. He'll be a limited-snap tackle if he makes the Jaguars' 53. Hood finished the 2013 campaign with 39 tackles and three sacks, appearing in 16 games with seven starts.