The Buccaneers and free agent defensive end Michael Johnson are in "serious discussions" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson is considered the top pass rusher available in free agency this offseason.
With the Bengals the last two seasons Johnson has 15 sacks, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and over 100 total tackles.
The Redskins are interested in free agent receiver Kenny Britt and restricted free agent wideout Andrew Hawkins, reports ESPN.com. Britt is leaving the Titans after five up-and-down seasons. Hawkins was given a low tender by the Bengals, meaning Washington would not have to give up compensation if it signed him.
The report said Hawkins' arrival likely would mean the end of Santana Moss' career in Washington.
The Redskins and linebacker Perry Riley have agreed to a deal. The NBC affiliate in Washington reports that the contract is done.
Riley has posted over 110 total tackles and at least 3.0 sacks in each of his last two seasons with the Redskins. He should remain a starter with them, especially with linebacker London Fletcher retiring.
Free agent running back Peyton Hillis will re-sign with the Giants to provide depth in the backfield, reports the New York Daily News. Hillis, 28, ran for 247 yards and two touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 96 yards last season.
Free agent defensive end Arthur Jones will sign with the Colts for $6 million to $7 million annually, sources told the National Football Post. Jones had 52 tackles and four sacks in 14 games with the Ravens last season.
The Lions placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent running back Joique Bell as the sides continue to negotiate a long-term deal, reports the Detroit Free Press. Bell ran for eight touchdowns while piling up 1,197 yards from scrimmage last season.
If no contract agreement is reached, the Lions would pay Bell $2.187 million this year.