Jets expected to pick up option for Muhammad Wilkerson
The report says the Jets could sign Wilkerson to a long-term contract extension this offseason, but that could be unlikely unless he "accepts a team-friendly deal."
Wilkerson is scheduled to earn $1.2 million in 2014. Per terms of the CBA, Wilkerson, the 30th pick in the 2011 draft, is in line for $5.25 million-$6 million in 2015 under the team option.
Alex Mack says he will test free agency
Even though the
Because of the tag, Mack could get an offer from any other team and the Browns could match it and retain him.
"I have to be comfortable with that," Mack told USA Today. "It's their right. I have to weigh that into any potential decision. But I walked away from our meeting with the feeling it was a good meeting. Without a doubt, it's not a bad thing to return to the Browns. ... I still have an opportunity to meet with coaches and experience free agency. That's the goal. I like Cleveland; I know it. I like these new coaches. But there are other opportunities out there. You only get to play this game so long. Let's see what else is out there."
Packers, Andrew Quarless talking about a deal
Quarless, who might also draw some attention from the Giants -- home of former Packers assistant Ben McAdoo -- caught 32 passes for 312 yards and two scores last season.
Patriots, Julian Edelman talk new deal
It is believed that Edelman is looking for a deal similar to the one Danny Amendola signed last offseason (roughly $6 million per season). Edelman caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns last year, all career highs.
Ropati Pitoitua lands three-year deal
Per The Tennessean, Pitoitua will land $9.6 million over the deal with a $2.175 million signing bonus.
Pitoitua is a run-stopping defensive lineman with the Titans; he's totaled 95 tackles and seven sacks over the last two seasons.
Report: Deal with Chad Henne coming soon
Over 13 starts Henne completed 60.6 pct. of his passes for 3,241 yards and 13 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
Sounds like Lance Moore is done in New Orleans
A day after a report suggested the
"Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years," Moore wrote from his official Twitter account. "Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!"
Moore was scheduled to count $5.1 million against the cap this season. Moore's role already took a hit last year as he played sparingly and caught just 37 passes for 457 yards and two scores. He missed three games in the process.
Steve Smith still preparing to be in Carolina
Smith was asked specifically about his meeting with general manager Dave Gettleman on Tuesday to discuss why the organization has been so vague about him returning. He avoided specifics.
"Here's all I have to say about it," Smith said. "I am working out and doing all the things as I am a Carolina Panther. That's where I am. And I'll continue to move forward until I am told otherwise."
The Panthers could decide to release Smith, 34, soon. He is scheduled to make $4 million this year and count $7 million against the salary cap.
Texans end up with Paul Hazel
Hazel has played for the Browns and Jaguars. He has three career tackles.
Chiefs make two cuts
Jones appeared in eight games for the Chiefs in 2013 and finished with two catches for 34 yards. He has three career catches for 42 yards in three seasons.
James did not play at all in 2013 and has nine career tackles on his resume.
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December 18, 2013
Fantasy Football Today: Early Look -- Round 2 (12/18) (9:02)