CSN New England's Mike Giardi reports the "parameters of [a] deal" between restricted free agent Malcolm Butler and the Saints are "mostly in place."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer considers the Browns unlikely to trade the No. 1 overall pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.
According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, "the door is still open" for Danny Amendola in New England.
According to MMQB's Albert Breer, the Jets pulled their offer to Dont'a Hightower due to concerns over his physical.
Profootballtalk reports there's a "persistent belief within league circles" that the Patriots "truly" want to keep Jimmy Garoppolo.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints and Patriots restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler have mutual interest in working out a trade and extension following Thursday's visit.
Patriots re-signed ILB Dont'a Hightower to a four-year, $43.5 million contract with $19 million guaranteed.
NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Jets are "out" on free agent ILB Dont'a Hightower.
Rex Burkhead's one-year, $3.15 million deal makes him the highest-paid Patriots running back since Fred Taylor in 2010.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent ILB Dont'a Hightower is expected to decide between the Patriots, Jets, and Steelers on Wednesday.
According to CSN New England's Michael Giardi, restricted free agent Malcolm Butler has "very much warmed up to the idea" of playing for the Saints.
ESPN New York reports the Jets are making an "all-out blitz" for free agent LB Dont'a Hightower.
CBS' Jason La Canfora is "convinced" the Jets are offering free agent LB Dont'a Hightower "far and away" the most money.
Patriots signed RB Rex Burkhead, formerly of the Bengals.
Free agent LB Dont'a Hightower left his Steelers visit without a contract.