8:03 PM

Tim Barnes, C, STL

Tim Barnes

Report: Rams don't make tender offer to Tim Barnes

News: The Rams didn't make a tender offer to restricted free agent Tim Barnes, according to a report by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

That means that the offensive lineman will become an unrestricted free agent on March 10, and the Rams wouldn't get any compensatory draft picks, if he signs with another team. 

The Rams can still bring Barnes back by re-signing him on the open market.


7:45 PM

Carson Palmer, QB, ARI

Carson Palmer

Report: Carson Palmer agrees to restructure Cardinals' contract

News: Quarterback Carson Palmer agreed to restructure his contract with the Cardinals, according to a report by ESPN's Josh Weinfuss

Palmer's new contract converts $9.5 million due to him in a roster bonus to signing bonus money. That allows the money to be prorated over several years instead of being applied to this year's salary cap. 

The Cardinals save about $7 million against the cap by restructuring Palmer's deal. 


6:40 PM

Zach Miller, TE, SEA

Zach Miller

Seahawks release Zach Miller

News: The Seahawks released TE Zach Miller , Friday, saving $2.39 million toward the salary cap. 

Miller spent four seasons with the Seahawks. Last season, after agreeing to a pay cut to remain with the team, Miller had six catches for 76 yards in three games. 

Miller was released due to a "failed physical", according to the team. 


5:33 PM

Eric Weems, WR, ATL

Eric Weems

Report: Eric Weems returning to Falcons with new deal

News: Wide receiver Eric Weems has agreed to a new two-year contract with the Falcons, according to a report by ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure

Weems made $730,000 last season, when he had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. 


4:44 PM

Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch agrees on deal to return to Seahawks

News: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has reached agreement on a new contract and is returning to the team, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing an unnamed source. 

Lynch was scheduled to make $5 million in 2015, with a salary-cap hit of $8.5 million. The team was trying to extend his contract, while Lynch was considering retiring from the NFL. 

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Lynch signed the contract extension, through 2017, on Friday night and will get $24 million over two years.  

CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported that the Seahawks and Lynch had agreed on a new deal nearly two weeks ago. 


3:49 PM

Michael Wilhoite, ILB, SF

Michael Wilhoite

49ers tender Michael Wilhoite, Tony Jerod-Eddie

News: The 49ers have tendered exclusive-rights free agents Michael Wilhoite and Tony Jerod-Eddie, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Friday.

3:47 PM

Tarvaris Jackson, QB, SEA

Tarvaris Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson: I think I could help Bridgewater as his backup

News: With Matt Cassel now in Buffalo and Christian Ponder set to become a free agent Tuesday, former Seahawks backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said he would love to be Teddy Bridgewater's backup in Minnesota.

"I think I could really help [Bridgewater]," Jackson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think I could help put things in perspective for him with football and outside of football … I feel I can help him just making the game a little easier and kind of learning from my mistakes and stuff."

Jackson started his career with the Vikings in 2006. He has passed for 7,226 yards and 39 touchdowns in his nine-year career.


3:40 PM

Tyvon Branch, SS, OAK

Tyvon Branch

Tyvon Branch to meet with Chiefs after Redskins meeting

News: Free agent safety Tyvon Branch is scheduled to visit the Chiefs in the near future, per CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Branch has visited the Colts and is scheduled to meet with the Redskins before he meets with Kansas City's representatives.

The 28-year-old Branch has played seven seasons in the NFL, totaling 476 tackles, 20 passes defensed and four interceptions in his career.


3:34 PM

Ryan Davis, DE, JAC

Ryan Davis

Jaguars sign DE Ryan Davis

News: The Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free agent defensive end Ryan Davis to a new deal on Friday, per the Florida Times Union.

Davis, 26, signed with the Jaguars in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He posted 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games last season for Jacksonville.

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3:29 PM

George Johnson, DE, DET

George Johnson

Lions tender DL George Johnson, WR Jeremy Ross

News: The Lions gave restricted free agent defensive lineman George Johnson an original round tender, worth $1.54 million, for the 2015 season. The team also announced the exclusive rights tender for wide receiver Jeremy Ross on Friday, per the team's official website.

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2:35 PM

Brooks Reed, OLB, HOU

Brooks Reed

Report: Brooks Reed not expected to return to Houston

News: Brooks Reed is expected to explore the free agent market and remains unlikely to return to the Texans, reports the Houston Chronicle on Friday.

Reed spent his first four seasons with the Texans, registering 169 tackles, 14 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and one interception. Lats season he posted 41 tackles and three sacks.

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2:28 PM

Josh Mauga, ILB, KC

Josh Mauga

Report: Chiefs give LB Josh Mauga a three-year, $8M deal

News: Josh Mauga, who was eligible for unrestricted free agency, has agreed to re-sign a three-year deal with the Chiefs worth approximately $8 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The 27-year-old Mauga registered a career-best 103 tackles last season for Kansas City, after spending his first three years in the league with the Jets.


2:17 PM

Jared Odrick, DT, MIA

Jared Odrick

Report: Dolphins won't be able to keep Odrick if they sign Suh

News: The Dolphins might not be able to bring back defensive tackle Jared Odrick if they sign Ndamukong Suh, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The Dolphins have expressed interest in keeping Odrick, but if he tests the free agent market, he'll likely command a deal in the range of $7 million, which may be difficult for Miami to match if they land coveted defensive tackle Suh.

Odrick started all 16 games in 2014 and totaled 29 tackles up front.


2:02 PM

Vance Walker, DT, KC

Vance Walker

Chiefs cut ties with DT Vance Walker

News: The Chiefs have released defensive tackle Vance Walker on Friday, per the team's official website. Walker signed a three-year, $13 million deal with the team last year. He registered 19 tackles (14 solo) and two sacks in 2014. 

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1:59 PM

Junior Galette, OLB, NO

Junior Galette

Report: Saints unlikely to find trade partner for LB Junior Galette

News: The Saints are unlikely to find a trade partner for linebacker Junior Galette, due to his cap number and off-the-field concerns, per Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. Galette was arrested in January and had domestic violence charge against him dismissed in February. His cap number is currently $15.45 million.

Galette played in 16 games during the 2014 season recorded 45 tackles and 10 sacks.

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1:55 PM

Shaun Draughn, RB, CLE

Shaun Draughn

Browns re-sign RB Shaun Draughn, P Spencer Lanning

News: The Browns have re-signed exclusive rights free agent running back Shaun Draughn and punter Spencer Lanning on Friday, per the team's official website.

1:52 PM

Justin Forsett, RB, BAL

Justin Forsett

Report: Redskins, Saints ready to make a move on Justin Forsett

News: The Redskins and Saints are prepared to make a move on impending free agent running back Justin Forsett if he doesn't sign with the Ravens by Tuesday's deadline, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports on Friday.

Forsett, who will turn 30 in November, made $730,000 while playing under a one-year contract for the Ravens last year. He broke out in 2014, totaling 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns on 235 carries. Before his deal with Baltimore, Forsett played mostly backup roles in Seattle, Houston and Jacksonville. He is now seeking a long-term deal heading into the 2015 season.

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1:45 PM

Reggie Walker, OLB, SD

Reggie Walker

Report: Chargers to cut LB Reggie Walker

News: The Chargers have released linebacker Reggie Walker on Friday, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. The move saves San Diego roughly $1 million against the cap.

Walker, 28, signed a two-year deal with the club last offseason and registered 12 tackles and 1/2 a sack as a reserve in 2014.

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1:40 PM

Kellen Moore, QB, DET

Kellen Moore

Report: Lions re-sign Kellen Moore to two-year deal

News: The Lions have re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Moore to a two-year deal on Friday, per the Detroit Free Press. Moore completed 35 of 51 passes for 361 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason last year. The 25-year-old took a backseat to Matthew Stafford and did not see a regular-season snap in 2014.

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1:35 PM

Tamba Hali, OLB, KC

Tamba Hali

Tamba Hali: 'I'm optimistic I'll still be' with the Chiefs next year

News: Tamba Hali told ESPN on Friday that he remains optimistic about staying with the Chiefs next season.

"It's not about the numbers for me," Hali said. "It's about whether the situation makes sense for them because I want to be there and play for the Chiefs. The general manager [John Dorsey] and coach [Andy] Reid, they know I want to be there. That's why I say it's a matter of how I fit into what the Chiefs want to do for the season.

"They're talking numbers so I'm optimistic I'll still be there."

The 31-year-old linebacker totaled 59 tackles including six sacks and three forced fumbles in 16 games. It was his lowest sack total since 2008. He will count approximately $12 million against Kansas City's salary cap next year if he remains with the club.

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1:26 PM

David Harris, ILB, NYJ

David Harris

David Harris signs three-year, $21.5 million deal to stay with Jets

News: David Harris played his entire eight-year career with the Jets, and will now be in New York for at least two more seasons. According to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Harris has re-signed with the Jets on a three-year, $21.5 million contract on Friday, just three days before the start of free agency. Harris is guaranteed to make $15 million in the first two years.

Harris played all 16 games in 2014, totaling 124 tackles with 5 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles. The middle linebacker missed a total of just five games in his playing career, amassing 884 tackles with 30 sacks and six interceptions.

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1:19 PM

Brodrick Bunkley, NT, NO

Brodrick Bunkley

Report: Brodrick Bunkley takes a second pay cut to stay with Saints

News: Similar to last season, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to take a pay cut to stay with the Saints next season, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN on Friday. Terms of his restructured contract were not made public.

Bunkley, 31, had his 2014 season cut short due to a quadriceps injury. He finished the year with 17 tackles. He has gone two seasons with a sack.


1:03 PM

Jacoby Jones, WR, BAL

Jacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones signs two-year deal with Chargers

News: Former Ravens wide receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones has signed a two-year deal with the Chargers, according to the team's official website. He will make up to $5.5 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Jones, 30, was released by the Ravens last week before he visited the Bengals, Titans and Chargers. He made several key plays during the Ravens' second championship run, including two touchdowns in Super Bowl XLVII. His 70-yard touchdown grab in the divisional round against Denver helped force overtime. Baltimore eventually won that game, 38-35, en route to Super Bowl XLVII.

Jones had nine receptions for 131 yards and six first downs in 2014, but averaged 30 yards per kick return. He has returned five kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career.

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12:56 PM

Jamarca Sanford, SS, NO

Jamarca Sanford

Report: Saints keep safety Jamarca Sanford for another year

News: The Saints have re-signed safety Jamarca Sanford to a one-year deal on Friday, according to hi agent Drew Rosenhaus, per Pro Football Talk. Sanford was due to become a free agent on Tuesday before New Orleans locked him down. Details of the contract were not made public at the time.

Sanford, 29, registered 10 tackles in New Orleans' season finale against Tampa Bay last season. He finished the year with 16 tackles and two stuffs between the Redskins and Saints last year. He has one sack and two interceptions over his six-year NFL career.


12:50 PM

Tajh Boyd, QB, NYJ

Tajh Boyd

Report: Tajh Boyd signs with the Steelers

News: The Steelers have come to terms on a deal with former Clemson University quarterback Tajh Boyd on Friday, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Boyd was a sixth-round pick by the Jets last year, and was cut in training camp. The 24-year-old spent last year playing in the Fall Experimental Football League before rejoining the NFL.


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