The Jets are expected to "actively pursue" the free agent guard market.
Orlando Franklin, Clint Boling, and James Carpenter are mentioned as potential targets. Stefen Wisniewski, Justin Blalock, and Todd Herremans are also free agents. The Jets arguably need new starters at both guard spots.
Sources tell Metro New York that the Jets will not attempt to re-sign free agent OG Willie Colon.
It's not a surprise after Colon's performance fell off a cliff in 2014. He was a major part of the problem on a sub-par Jets offensive line. Turning 32 next month, Colon should not be pursued by other teams as an expected starter.
Raiders released DE LaMarr Woodley.
Beleaguered Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie made some decent draft picks last year, but his free agent class was a disaster. Among his pickups was Woodley, whom Oakland signed to a two-year, $12 million. At age 30, Woodley looked all out of gas early in the season before landing on I.R. with a torn biceps tendon. He should be available for the minimum salary this offseason.
Ravens CB Victor Hampton was arrested late Saturday on DWI charges in South Carolina.
He got drunk and proceeded to drive 100 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Officially, Hampton was arrested for speeding, DWI, reckless driving, and open container charges. A passenger was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. Hampton went undrafted in 2014 due to off-field issues. He's not long for the Ravens.
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.