The Dolphins have "internally discussed" free agent CBs Brandon Flowers and Kareem Jackson.
Both Flowers and Jackson serve as outside corners in their base defense and can cover the slot in sub-packages. So it may be telling that these two types of corners are on the Dolphins' radar. Miami is expected to cut Cortland Finnegan soon, and will be a player on the free agent cornerback market.
ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde expects contract talks between the Packers and free agent Randall Cobb to "go down to the final hours" before the market opens on March 10.
Two sources tell Wilde the Packers haven't given up on re-signing Cobb, but multiple reports have come out recently suggesting the sides may be headed for a split. The Packers have sophomores Davante Adams and Jeff Janis primed for bigger roles, and could get a third-round compensatory pick in 2016 if Cobb lands a big deal elsewhere. We strongly suspect he would at age 24.
ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky recently ran into free agent TE Jermichael Finley, and came away believing Finley "seemed to be in a good place in his life without football."
Back in October, Finley filed a claim on his $10 million insurance policy tied to suffering a career-ending injury. It appears Finley has conceded his career is over after neck surgery. Finley visited several teams last fall, but couldn't gain medical clearance to play. He turns 28 later this month.
NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports free agent Chris Culliver is "one of the most sought after cornerbacks" on the open market.
Culliver is "graded high" by many teams and is expected to net a "big time deal." This comes a week after PFT's Mike Florio reported something similar, saying GMs and coaches were talking Culliver up at the Combine. At 6-foot and 199 pounds, Culliver has the size most teams covet in outside cornerbacks.
Giants MLB Jon Beason indicated he's open to taking a pay cut.
"You're going to do what is best for you and you try to work with the team and do what is best for the team," Beason said. Beason is set to count $7.37 million against the cap this season after yet another injury-marred year. The Giants will need to make a decision on Beason before he's due a $1 million bonus on March 14. GM Jerry Reese will be in the market for linebackers this spring.
The Denver Post's Mike Klis expects the Broncos to have some interest in free agent Charles Clay.
Julius Thomas is expected to walk in free agency and leave the Broncos for a big-money deal. He's likely looking for $8 million-plus annually, while Clay should slot in around the $6 million range. Clay seems like the better fit for coach Gary Kubiak's offense as a finesse player who can line up at multiple spots.
CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes the Eagles will use the franchise tag on free agent Jeremy Maclin on Monday if the two sides don't agree to a long-term deal.
Maclin isn't in a rush to get a long-term deal done because he may want to see the open market. The Eagles can't afford to lose Maclin and are reportedly getting closer to his contract demands. The use of the tag would be to buy time in extension talks, as neither side would want to go into the season on the tag. It'd ultimately be a surprise if Maclin reached free agency March 10.
Free agent LB Kaluka Maiava was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading no contest to assault charges stemming from a 2013 incident at a Hawaii bar.
Maiava turned himself in last Monday and began serving his sentence. The 28-year-old appeared in four games for the Raiders last season before landing on I.R. with a hamstring injury in October and then getting cut in November. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's nephew is just a run stopper and special teamer.