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Lions re-sign QB Dan Orlovsky to one-year deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:53 pm ET) The Lions have re-signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year deal, per the team's website.

Orlovsky will return to a backup role behind starter Matthew Stafford. Originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 draft, Orlovsky has attempted 472 career passes. He's made 12 starts in his career, with seven coming for the Lions in 2008 and five for the Colts in 2011.


Eagles sign LB Brad Jones to two-year deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:48 pm ET) The Eagles have signed linebacker Brad Jones to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Jones played all 70 snaps in the Packers' season opener last year but was a part-time player for the remainder of the season. He saw just seven of the team's 56 defensive snaps in a divisional-round win over the Cowboys and did not play in the NFC Championship. Jones played in 13 games in all last season, recording 16 tackles and forcing one fumble.


Report: James Casey to visit Jaguars Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:42 pm ET) Free-agent tight end James Casey is scheduled to visit the Jaguars Wednesday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Casey has reportedly met with Tennessee, Cleveland, Denver and Arizona and also had visits scheduled with Cincinanti and Washington. He was released by the Eagles in February, saving the team $4 million.


Buccaneers tender contract to Danny Lansanah
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:23 pm ET) The Buccaneers have tendered a contract to exclusive-rights free-agent linebacker Danny Lansanah, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The move was expected, and Lansanah is set to reach restricted free agency in 2016. He played in all 16 games with the Buccaneers in 2014, racking up 82 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks while returning two of his three interceptions for touchdowns.


Report: Darnell Dockett set to visit 49ers Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:16 pm ET) Free-agent defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has a visit scheduled with the 49ers beginning Monday, ESPN reports.

Dockett was released by the Cardinals last week after an 11-year career in Arizona. He missed the entire 2014 season while recovering from a torn ACL and failed a recent physical, leading to his release.


Dolphins place transition tag on Charles Clay
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:09 pm ET) The Dolphins have placed the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay, the team announced Monday.

The transition tag will pay the tight end $7.071 million in 2015, while Clay would have received $8.347 million as a franchise player. The transition tag allows the Dolphins the right to match any deal Clay receives in free agency but provides no compensation if he isn't retained.

Clay caught 58 receptions for 605 yards and scored three touchdowns in 2014. A report in February indicated that he was expected to receive around $6 million per year on the open market and that the Dolphins had interest in re-signing him.


Report: Patriots place franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:58 pm ET) The Patriots have placed the franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski, ESPN.com reports.

It's the third time the team has used the franchise tag on a kicker, having previously tagged Adam Vinatier in 2002 and 2005. The designation puts Gostkowski in line to earn $4.126 million in 2015. He mae 35 of his 37 field goals in 2014, and his 94.6 percent rate was the best of his career.

With Gostkowski being tagged, Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who was a strong candidate to receive the tag, is set to reach free agency on March 10 if he doesn't re-sign with the team before free agency opens.


Vikings have had 'open dialogue' with Adrian Peterson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:40 pm ET) Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Monday that the team has had "open dialogue" with running back Adrian Peterson since the NFL tabled his suspension and returned him to the special exempt list Thursday, the New York Times reports.

The Vikings were not allowed to have direct contract with Peterson while he was suspended, but U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled the arbitrator who denied his appeal, allowing the lines of communication to re-open between the player and team. Peterson spent much of the 2014 season on the exempt list while the child abuse case in which he was involved took its course in court.


Report: Dolphins interested in re-signing Brian Hartline
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:32 pm ET) The Dolphins have interest in re-signing wide receiver Brian Hartline, who was released last week in order to clear cap space, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Hartline caught 39 passes for 474 yards with two touchdowns in 2014.  He was due to make $5.95 million in 2015 under the terms of his previous contract, but he requested to be released in order to discover his market value before agreeing to a restructure of his contract. His agents say that he should have a few visits set up for later this week is expected to agree to a new deal as early as Thursday.


Report: Brad Jones visits Titans, Eagles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:24 pm ET) Free-agent linebacker Brad Jones visited the Titans recently and is meeting with the Eagles Monday, The Tennessean reports.

Jones was released by the Packers in February after appearing in 76 games over the last six seasons. He played in 13 games in 2014, recording 16 tackles and forcing one fumble.


 
 
 
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