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Patriots signed LS Tyler Ott.

With Danny Aiken a free agent, Ott should be the Patriots' long snapper this season.
Mar 4 - 5:37 PM

Free agent WLB Jacquian Williams will test the open market.

Williams was a full-time starter prior to landing on I.R. last season, recording 78 tackles over nine games. He should be limited to backup offers in free agency. The Giants will look to upgrade on Williams opposite SLB Devon Kennard.
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Free agent DE Chris Canty will visit the Jets this weekend.

It's the first known interest in Canty since his release from Baltimore. Canty missed five games to injury in 2014 and had been considering retirement. He should only require a one-year deal.
Mar 4 - 5:04 PM

Jets signed DE Ronald Talley.

Talley was out of the league last year after getting cut by the Bucs in training camp. He spent his first three seasons in Arizona, playing under Todd Bowles. Talley will compete for one of the Jets' final roster spots.
Mar 4 - 4:49 PM

The 49ers are expected to have interest in free agent OLB Trent Cole.

Cole is expected to draw interest from multiple teams now that he's been officially released. He was a 3-4 edge rusher with the Eagles last year, but is better suited as an end in 4-3 schemes. Cole has also been linked to the Jets.
Mar 4 - 4:38 PM

Victor Cruz (patellar tendon) expects to be cleared for training camp.

Five months removed from knee surgery, Cruz has resumed a running program. His recovery has been setback-free, but Cruz should be considered questionable for the start of camp. Cruz's effectiveness in the slot coming off a major injury remains a concern going into the season. GM Jerry Reese has suggested Cruz won't be counted on for the same impact he made prior to 2014.
Mar 4 - 4:24 PM

Saints released RB Pierre Thomas.

The Saints begin the difficult process of cutting veterans amid their salary-cap nightmare. Currently about $20 million over the cap, the Saints save just $1.735 million with this move. Thomas took a pay cut last offseason and went on to total 600 yards with three TDs on 90 touches. At age 30, he now joins a flooded running-back market. An obvious product of Sean Payton's system, Thomas would do well to command $2 million per year as a passing-game specialist. The Saints have an in-house replacement option in Travaris Cadet.
Mar 4 - 4:16 PM

Redskins re-signed exclusive rights free agent S Duke Ihenacho to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

Ihenacho, 26 in June, played five snaps last season before fracturing his heel in Week 3. A "box" safety, Ihenacho may be a candidate for a real role in 2015 with both FS Ryan Clark and SS Brandon Meriweather free agents.
Mar 4 - 3:47 PM

Giants re-signed exclusive rights free agent TE Larry Donnell to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

He'll be a restricted free agent next spring. The Giants are reportedly super-high on Donnell for the future. He had a breakout 2014 in OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting passing game, posting a 63-623-6 receiving line. Going on age 27, Donnell would do well to improve on those stats in 2015 while battling Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle for complementary targets behind Odell Beckham.
Mar 4 - 3:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints have made MLB Curtis Lofton available for trade.

The Saints have work to do to get under the cap by Tuesday. New Orleans is still about $22 million over the threshold and seems reluctant to make tough decisions on overpaid veterans. Lofton is the quarterback of the defense and has yet to miss a game in seven seasons, but the Saints can clear $4.25 million in cap room by moving him. PFF docked Lofton for 22 missed tackles in 2014 while giving him poor marks against the run and in coverage.
Mar 4 - 3:30 PM

Peyton Manning has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut, reducing his salary from $19 million to $15 million.

The move creates $4 million in cap space for a Broncos team looking to sign franchise player Demaryius Thomas to a long-term contract. The Broncos are also in the market for up to three new offensive linemen, in addition to possibly re-signing free agent DT Terrance Knighton. Manning's $15 million base salary makes him the sixth-highest paid quarterback just behind Jay Cutler.
Mar 4 - 3:12 PM

Free agent RB Roy Helu will test the open market.

Helu has been an intriguing player the past few years, but was unable to find more than passing-down work behind Alfred Morris in D.C. He'll look for a bigger role elsewhere, but Helu is going to be hurt by such a robust running-back market. He's still just 26 years old and owns a career 4.43 YPC average.
Mar 4 - 3:02 PM

Texans released C Chris Myers.

Myers has been the Texans' center the past seven seasons and never missed a start. Due $6 million in the final year of his contract and scheduled to count $8 million against the cap, it was a logical move to move on from the 33-year-old. Myers was a top-three run-blocking center at Pro Football Focus this past season, but finished 33rd out of 41 as a pass blocker. Myers may resurface in Denver with old pal Gary Kubiak. At 286 pounds, he's built for a zone-blocking scheme.
Mar 4 - 2:24 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Bishop Sankey would be "well down the list" in this year's draft-eligible running back class.

The Titans made Sankey the first running back drafted last May. This year, he would be a fringe top-ten prospect in a running back class rich with talent. Titans COO Tommy Smith recently stated Tennessee will attempt to build a "smashmouth" team moving forward. A finesse runner with no real tackle-breaking ability, Sankey would fit that philosophy poorly.
Mar 4 - 2:19 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta expects the Bills "to put on a full-court press" in trying to lure free agent ILB David Harris.

The Bills and Jets will likely be the biggest bidders for Harris' services, though the Falcons, Bears, and Dolphins have also been linked to the 31-year-old. Harris has been coach Rex Ryan's "quarterback" of the defense the past six years and would probably be interested in following him to Buffalo. Harris will likely be angling for $6-8 million per year on a multi-year contract.
Mar 4 - 1:53 PM



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