The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson expects free agent DE Arthur Jones to be a hot commodity in free agency.
The Titans make sense for Jones as he would be a strong fit for new DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4 scheme. The Colts and the Patriots could also be interested. Jones is our No. 5 free-agent defensive end and should get a hefty payday in free agency.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns, Raiders and Jets would be interested in Matt Schaub "if (when)" he is released.
There are rumblings the Texans are considering keeping Schaub, but he is most likely gone. The lack of available talent could give Schaub a shot to start in 2014, but he will more likely find himself in a back up role next season. Houston could save $3.6 million against the 2014 cap by releasing Schaub.
Philly Mag: Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports the Eagles are interested in free agent DE Michael Johnson.
The Vikings are seen as the most likely landing spot for Johnson, but Philadelphia has cap room and needs a pass rusher. Free agent Mike Neal could be a more affordable option if Johnson's price proves too high. The Eagles only managed 37 sacks in 2013.
Bucs released RG Davin Joseph.
The move saves Tampa Bay $6 million against the cap. The Bucs had been shopping Joseph but apparently could not find any suitors. The former first-round pick has been a shell of his former self since returning from a 2012 patellar tendon tear. He'll likely find a soft market in free agency.
Pierre Thomas' agent tweeted Thomas' relationship with the Saints was "status quo."
Free agent S Malcolm Jenkins sent out a tweet suggesting Thomas has been let go early Saturday, but that appears to have been premature. Either way, Thomas future with the Saints is murky at best, and it would be surprising if he begins 2014 in New Orleans.
The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt expects the Titans to pursue free agent ILB Karlos Dansby.
After striking out on D'Qwell Jackson, Dansby is a logical next step for the Titans. Tennessee will not be the only players in the Dansby sweepstakes, however, and Arizona looks poised to fight tooth and nail to retain the talented linebacker. Dansby is our No. 1 free-agent inside linebacker.
The Charlotte Observer expects free agents FS Mike Mitchell and WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. to hit the open market.
Both are priorities for Carolina, but the Panthers' salary cap concerns have made re-signing both difficult. Mitchell flourished as a starter in 2013, recording 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Ginn posted a 36-556-5 line in a breakout 2013 campaign.
CSN Bay Area believes CB Carlos Rogers will either have to accept a pay cut or be released.
Rogers was unwilling to accept a pay cut last season and would have been cut if not for an injury to CB Chris Culliver during training camp. It is unlikely he would be willing to accept a pay cut now. The 49ers can save $5.1 million by releasing Rogers.