Woodley, 30, spent his first seven seasons in Pittsburgh before he signed a two-year contract with the Raiders last offseason. He had just five tackles last season with the Raiders, and 304 tackles (57 sacks) through eight seasons in the league. He was scheduled to make $3.85 million with a salary cap hit of $5.1875 million.Analysis:
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer told the media that rehab is going well and that he'll be ready for training camp at a press conference on Thursday. He is still recovering from a torn ACL that cut short his 2014 season after only six games.
The 12-year veteran also said that he spoke with the team a month ago about restructuring his contract. Although it has yet to happen, he is willing to do so to free up cap space for the Cardinals.
The 35-year-old quarterback is going into his 13th season in the NFL.Analysis:
Briggs has spent his entire 12-year career with the Bears. He'll become a free agent March 10. In eight games during the 2014 season, Briggs totaled 34 tackles and one interception.Analysis:
Maualuga has spent his entire six-year career with the Bengals. In 2014, he produced 59 tackles and one interception over 12 games.Analysis:
By extending qualifying offers to Lansanah and McDougald, the team ensures the two will be back in 2015. When they sign their offers, they will essentially be signing one-year deals. Jenkins signed a one-year contract.Analysis:
The 28-year-old Branch has played seven seasons in the NFL -- all with the Raiders. However, due to injuries, he has only played in five games the last two seasons.
Branch has totaled 476 tackles, 20 passes defensed and four interceptions in his career.Analysis:
"Lets put all the questions and speculations to rest. I will be back in Detroit for my 10th season this year," Tulloch wrote. "I appreciate the Lions organization for believing in me and having the confidence that I'll be back to the player that I've always been. Trust and know I grind hard everyday and will hit the field running when its time to suit up."
Tulloch spent five years with the Titans prior to joining the Lions in 2011. He played in only three games last year after tearing his ACL while celebrating a sack of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.Analysis:
It is not known what the Bears are seeking in return, but the team could reportedly move him for a mid-round pick. The Bears would save $7.7 million if they were to release Marshall.
Marshall, 30, grabbed 61 receptions for 721 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games during the 2014 season.Analysis:
New Orleans cleared $4.8 million of cap space by converting Byrd's $6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus. His cap number also dropped from $10.3 million to $5.5 million with the restructure.
Byrd, 28, signed a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints in 2013, but has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. He announced Wednesday that he's officially cleared for the 2015 season, after having surgery last October to fix a torn meniscus in his knee.
Dockett, 33, missed the 2014 season while recovering from a torn ACL. In the 10 previous seasons, all with the Cardinals, Dockett piled up 459 tackles, 40.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and four interceptions.