Chiefs have no plans to cut ties with ILB Derrick Johnson
"Derrick is obviously one of the greatest inside linebackers to ever play for the club and there are some pretty good ones, if you go back in time," team chairman Clark Hunt said. "In terms of the modern era of the Chiefs, it’s hard to think about the club without thinking about Derrick at inside linebacker. He’s a great leader, he’s a tremendous person, represents the club well on and off the field. We’re looking forward to having him back this year, hopefully good as new. You mentioned that his contract is up this year. There will be a point in time where we address that. But it just hasn’t been germane to this point."
Johnson missed last season due to a torn Achilles tendon and has a cap number of $5.2 million this season.
Report: 49ers to sign LB Desmond Bishop
Bishop joined the 49ers last December and recorded two tackles in two games. He emerged as a starter with the Packers in 2010 and racked up more than 100 tackles for two straight seasons before missing the 2012 season and becoming a free agent. He could win significant playing time in the 49ers' base set after the retirements of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.
Eagles announce one-year deal with WR Miles Austin
Report: Ravens sign QB Matt Schaub
Schaub threw just 10 passes after joining the Raiders before last season but has extensive experience as an NFL starter, having made 90 starts, mostly with the Texans. He's completed 63.9 percent of his passes in his career while racking up 130 touchdowns and 86 interceptions. Schaub will serve as a backup to starter Joe Flacco next season.
Report: Vikings' predraft visits include Green-Beckham, Peters
Both Green-Beckham and Peters were dismissed from their respective programs, but the Vikings have seen similar gambles pay off in the past, including with defensive end Everson Griffin, who went in the fourth round in 2010 and racked up 12 sacks in 2014.
Other prospects the Vikings are scheduled to host for predraft visits include Boise State running back Jay Ajayi, Texas Christian linebacker Paul Dawson, NDSU end/linebacker Kyle Emanuel, Arizona State defensive tackle Marcus Hardison, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes, Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson and Arizona State safety Damarious Randall.
Report: Seahawks' Russell Wilson won't land fully-guaranteed deal
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on March 21 that Wilson and the Seahawks were not close to an agreement. La Canfora also said during the NFL combine that it's possible Wilson plays out his rookie deal with the team. He has a cap hit a little less than $1.7 million in the last year of his rookie contract.
Report: Jets to host Amari Cooper, Andrus Peat for predraft visit
Cooper has been widely assigned to the Jets in mock drafts given the team's need for wide receivers. If selected, he would join new acquisition Brandon Marshall and holdover Eric Decker to give the team a strong receiving corps. Cooper is the No. 4 overall prospect and top option at wide receiver in the draft, per NFLDraftScout.com.
Peat ranks as the No. 19 overall prospect and No. 3 option at offensive tackle. He's been compared to Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang.
Report: Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins Tuesday
Free-agent running back
Ridley spent his first four seasons with the Patriots but struggled in 2014, rushing for just 340 yards and two touchdowns on 94 carries. He did rack up a career-high 1,263 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012. The running back underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in November.
Pagano: Andre Johnson brings a 'big, physical presence' to Colts
"He's a big body guy that can still separate, create separation," Pagano said. "He's got a big catch radius. But again, the contested catches that you see on tape. It's very difficult to match up. There are few corners in the league that have length and size to match up but most are aren't on that size and they get pushed around a little bit. He's going to be able to bring that big, physical presence to us."
Johnson managed just 936 yards and three touchdowns on 85 receptions in 15 games in 2014, marking the first time he's played at least 10 games but not reached 1,000 yards since 2005. However, Pagano doesn't think Johnson has taken a step back.
"You don't see a huge dropoff numbers-wise," Pagano said. "Maybe in touchdowns. But you still see a guy who is more than capable of stretching the defense. Certainly somebody who an opponent can't just line up and say, 'Don't worry about Andre Johnson.' They're still going to have to tend to him if you will. If they choose to double [Hilton] and take him out of the game, you have another guy on the other side, along with the rest of the guys on the roster who can still stretch the defense. He's a big, possession type guy. He makes contested catches in traffic. He's got a big catch radius. A big body. Those guys are hard to defend."
Report: Ravens interested in TE Rob Housler
The two sides have held contract discussions and while a deal has yet to be reached, both the Ravens and Housler will continue working toward a compromise. He could serve as an athletic pass-catching tight end in new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman's offense if signed.
Housler posted career lows in 2014, grabbing just nine passes for 129 yards.
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