The Denver Channel's Troy Renck believes the Broncos "haven’t closed the door" on Tony Romo.
A previous report suggested it’s the Texans or retirement for Romo. The Broncos aren’t going to trade Dallas anything, but aren’t ruling out signing Romo if/when he becomes a free agent. Houston remains Romo's most likely landing spot.
The New York Post reports there’s a "good shot" free agent DT Johnathan Hankins re-signs with the Giants.
Hankins is holding out for a multi-year contract, but hasn't come close to his $8 million-plus asking price. The Giants cleared some cap space after extending Jason Pierre-Paul ($9 million) and getting pay cuts from Dwayne Harris and Shane Vereen. Returning on a prove-it deal could be Hankins' best chance at cashing in next offseason.
Cowboys signed G/T Byron Bell, formerly of the Titans.
The Cowboys needed some help up front after losing Doug Free (retired) and Ronald Leary (signed with Denver). Bell also visited the 49ers and Packers before choosing Dallas. Bell could be an option to replace Free at right tackle. He spent all of last season on injured reserve after disclosing his left ankle at OTAs.
According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, Tony Romo believes his options for 2017 are retiring or playing for the Texans.
Darlington said the Broncos haven't "closed the door" on Romo but aren't actively pursuing him. Romo ending up in Houston seemed like a forgone conclusion when the Texans traded Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, but no progress has been made. With Romo still stranded in Dallas, it's possible he could leave to pursue a career in broadcasting. Romo has been offered gigs with Fox Sports and CBS. All we know for sure is that Romo is done in Dallas.
Panthers signed QB Garrett Gilbert to a one-year contract.
Gilbert spent a week on the Raiders' practice squad last season. He'll give the Panthers a camp arm with Cam Newton sidelined from shoulder surgery.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tony Romo is drawing interest as a television analyst for Fox Sports and CBS.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King hinted that Romo turned down a "very good" television offer a few weeks ago. The Cowboys are still holding out hope of trading Romo, though the Broncos and Texans seem to have called their bluff. Injuries and the emergence of Dak Prescott have limited the 36-year-old to just five appearances over his last two seasons.
Restricted free agent DE Jacquies Smith visited the 49ers on Friday.
The Bucs tendered Smith at the original round level. If Smith signs an offer sheet elsewhere and the Bucs decline, Tampa Bay won't receive any draft pick compensation because Smith was undrafted. The 27-year-old missed all but one game last year after tearing his ACL in the Bucs' season opener.
Bengals re-signed DE Wallace Gilberry.
Gilberry signed with the Bengals in November after being cut by Detroit a month earlier. The 32-year-old recorded 2.5 sacks over 266 snaps. He gives the Bengals some depth behind edge rushers Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson.