18 March 2018Patriots acquired KR/WR Cordarrelle Patterson from the Raiders in exchange for undisclosed compensation. The Pats needed a kick returner to replace Dion Lewis, and Patterson has averaged over 28 yards per return in four of his five NFL seasons. He has five career return TDs. Patterson will likely struggle for wideout snaps outside of gadget-type plays in Foxboro behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, and Chris Hogan.
17 March 2018The Dolphins will host free agent DeMarco Murray on Sunday. The Dolphins have been connected to Murray but had yet to schedule a visit. Murray declined while playing through injuries last year and doesn't have much left entering his age-30 season. He would give Miami a veteran to pair with Kenyan Drake on early downs.
17 March 2018Bucs signed DE Vinny Curry to a three-year, $27 million contract. It's a good deal for Curry, with his salary in the range of what he would have made before getting cut. Curry is the second Eagles lineman to join Tampa after they signed NT Beau Allen. Despite just three sacks, Curry graded as a top-10 defensive end at PFF last year in his first full season as a starter. With Robert Ayers gone, Curry will bookend William Gholston in base sets.
17 March 2018Colts released DT Johnathan Hankins. This is largely scheme based with the Colts moving to a Tampa-2 defense. Hankins had a solid first year in Indy, but he didn't do much to improve them against the run. The Colts have one of the best cap situations in the league but save $8.5 million from his release. Hankins won't struggle for interest as the top interior lineman available behind Ndamukong Suh. The Titans and Seahawks are possible landing spots.
17 March 2018Free agent Terrelle Pryor will visit the Seahawks on Sunday. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Russell Wilson is at the forefront of recruiting Pryor to Seattle, where he would compete for time in three-receiver sets alongside Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. Pryor busted as a 2018 free agent signing with the Redskins, but he was a 1,000-yard receiver the year before in Cleveland. 28-year-old Pryor would be an exciting addition to Seattle's offense.
17 March 2018Bengals signed QB Matt Barkley, formerly of the Cardinals. 27-year-old Barkley managed an 8:14 TD-to-INT ratio across six starts for the 2016 Bears before generating minimal interest as a 2017 free agent, then closing out the season on the Cardinals' roster. In Cincinnati, Barkley will be the favorite to serve as Andy Dalton's top backup.
17 March 2018The Dolphins have inquired about free agent DeMarco Murray. Murray already drew interest from the Lions and Seahawks, visiting both clubs. There is no known visit scheduled yet with the Dolphins. In Miami, Murray would compete with Kenyan Drake for snaps. Damien Williams is a free agent, and the Dolphins' No. 2 running back is currently special teamer Senorise Perry.
17 March 2018The Cardinals will host free agent CB E.J. Gaines on Saturday. Gaines was previously connected to the Texans, but they signed Aaron Colvin and Tyrann Mathieu. In Arizona, Gaines would upgrade on the revolving door of No. 2 cornerbacks the Cards have trotted out across from Patrick Peterson for the past half-decade. Gaines has a lengthy injury history, but he just turned 26 years old and was a difference maker for the Bills' 2017 pass defense.
17 March 2018Titans released DT Sylvester Williams. Williams signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal last March. He was due a $2.5 million roster bonus coming off a middling first season in Tennessee, so the Titans are moving on. Releasing Williams saves just over $3 million in cap space. Williams should resurface as a nose tackle in 3-4 schemes.
17 March 2018Cowboys released CB Orlando Scandrick.
17 March 2018RB Danny Woodhead announced his retirement after 10 NFL seasons. The 5'8 Woodhead was drawing free agent interest from Atlanta and New England but ultimately decided his heart wasn't in it anymore. The 33-year-old carved out a nice career for himself after going undrafted out of DII Chadron State, amassing 32 touchdowns over 101 games for the Jets, Patriots, Chargers and Ravens. Well-known for his pass-catching prowess, Woodhead led all running backs in both catches and ...
17 March 2018Jets acquired the No. 3 pick in the 2018 Draft from the Colts in exchange for the No. 6 pick, the No. 37 pick, the No. 49 pick and a second-round pick in 2019. The Jets are giving up a lot but now have a chance to draft their quarterback of the future with the third overall pick. With Buffalo a threat to move up after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland, GM Mike Maccagnan wasn't taking any chances. The Colts also deserve credit for recognizing the Jets' need for a quarter ...
17 March 2018Patriots signed SS Patrick Chung to a contract extension. He was due to make $2 million this upcoming season in the final year of his contract. This is Chung's second short-term extension with New England in the past nine months as he signed for $5.7 million last June. He's started 30 games the last two seasons and remains an integral part of Bill Belichick's gameplan against tight ends.
16 March 2018Lions signed RB LeGarrette Blount, formerly of the Eagles, to a one-year contract. This backfield has a bunch of bodies but no clear lead guy. Blount reunites with new coach Matt Patricia, who was on the Patriots' staff when Blount was in New England. He figures to be the favorite for early-down and goal-line work with the Lions, with Theo Riddick still the preferred pass-down back. Ameer Abdullah is left in the cold. We wouldn't be shocked if he was dealt. ...
16 March 2018Rams re-signed C John Sullivan to a two-year, $10 million contract. Sullivan flirted with the Giants and Redskins this week but was likely only doing so to get the Rams to up their offer. He revived his career last season in L.A. under coach Sean McVay, starting every game and receiving plus marks from Pro Football Focus for his run blocking. It's a key re-signing for the Rams.
16 March 2018Texans signed DB Tyrann Mathieu, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract. J.J. Watt put the full-court press on with a recruiting pitch and was able to seal the deal for Houston. Mathieu was cut by the Cardinals earlier this week after he refused to restructure his contract. Mathieu will look to rehab his value in Houston and hit the market next year. He's still just 25 and can play all over the back of the defense at safety, nickel, and even dime linebacke ...
16 March 2018Raiders signed DE Tank Carradine, formerly of the 49ers. A 2013 second-rounder, Carradine has only 5.5 career sacks but is decent against the run. He also generated some pressure on 214 snaps last season. In between, he was sidelined by a high-ankle sprain. Capable of playing multiple positions, he will hunt for rotational work in Oakland.
16 March 2018Cardinals signed G/T Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year, $45 million contract. The Colts wanted to get Pugh in for a visit, but they couldn't get him to leave Arizona. The Giants never seemed interested in bringing Pugh back after splurging on new LT Nate Solder. In Arizona, Pugh fills a gigantic hole on a Cardinals' line that is not only old, but wasn't any good. Pugh can play either guard spot or right tackle. Last year's RG Earl Watford is a free ...
16 March 2018Seahawks signed WR Jaron Brown, formerly of the Cardinals. Brown, 28, set career highs across the board last season wit a 31-477-4 receiving line a year after tearing his ACL. In Seattle, Brown figures to have an expanded role after being the No. 4 receiver in the desert. Brown should start outside opposite Tyler Lockett, with Doug Baldwin staying in the slot.
16 March 2018Bucs signed Ryan Jensen to a four-year, $42 million contract. The deal comes with $22 million guaranteed. Jensen graded as a top-10 center last year, but this is an overpay for a 27-year-old with one full season as a starter. The Bucs had one of the worst rushing offenses in the league in 2017, so Jensen will upgrade their interior run blocking. Jensen's signing should push Ali Marpet back to right guard.