WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia said the "safe bet" is free agent C.J. Spiller will not re-sign with the Bills.
Spiller recently said there was a "possibility" he could return to Buffalo, but added "the ball is in their court." Spiller is a questionable fit for new OC Greg Roman's offense, and his best season as a pro came under former Bills HC and current Jets OC Chan Gailey. The most likely outcome remains a reunion with Gailey in New York.
ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini speculates free agent Michael Vick may draw some interest from the Ravens.
With no one of note behind Joe Flacco on the depth chart, the Ravens will be linked with a host of backup quarterbacks this offseason. With former Jets OC Mary Mornhinweg now the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore, Vick to the Ravens makes some sense, but he would be a terrible fit for Marc Trestman's offense. He will likely be a backup somewhere else in 2015.
Lions GM Martin Mayhew praised CB Darius Slay's improvement in his sophomore season.
"This is a guy who came in highly drafted, struggled some as a rookie, showed some flashes of what he could do, but didn’t do it all consistently," Mayhew said. "He took it upon himself to say, ‘hey, I’m going to be a better player than that’ and he found a way to get that done." After getting torched in limited playing time as a rookie, Slay played 1039 snaps and graded out as a top-20 corner according to Pro Football Focus last season. With veteran Rashean Mathis likely returning for one more run, Detroit's secondary should continue to be a solid unit.
Adrian Peterson did not mention the Vikings in a statement praising Thursday's decision to reverse his suspension, instead saying he was preparing for his "return to football."
"As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day," Peterson said. "I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman of Relativity Sports." There is a notable organization missing from the list. Peterson's relationship with the Vikings has been damaged, perhaps irrevocably, by this incident. It appears unlikely Peterson returns to Minnesota in 2015.
Profootballtalk reports the Bucs have not approached Vincent Jackson about a pay cut.
The Bucs are expected to keep Jackson despite his $12.2 million cap hit. Jackson turned 32 this offseason and managed just two touchdowns in 2014, but remains one of the league's better deep threats. Bucs GM Jason Licht said at the Combine that Jackson will "absolutely" return next season.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed the team wants to re-sign free agent LB Sean Weatherspoon.
"Definitely someone that we're talking to," Quinn said. "We're certainly hoping that he can be a big part moving forward." Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said earlier this month that he intends to bring back Weatherspoon. Eight months removed from Achilles surgery, Weatherspoon should be open to returning on a team-friendly deal.
Free agent RB Shane Vereen denied a report that he's seeking $5 million annually.
Rotoworld's No. 7 available running back, Vereen was never a realistic candidate to get $5 million on the open market. He should draw interest from multiple teams, but isn't going to break the bank. Vereen will likely settle for a deal in the range of three years and $10.5 million.
The Packers are expected to re-sign free agent NT B.J. Raji.
Raji missed the entire season due to biceps surgery, but the Packers want to keep him on another one-year deal. It could be a sign that Green Bay will let Letroy Guion test the open market. Raji is expected to be ready for training camp.