QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Tuesday, March 5, in a radio interview that QB Andy Dalton needs to improve in every phase, specifically his deep accuracy and touch. "He's got a long way to go," Gruden said. "He's done some great things for a second-year quarterback, won a lot of games and thrown some good touchdown passes, but we feel like he has not come close to his potential. That's our job to get it out of him."
QB | Vince Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent QB Vince Young (Eagles) will work out a Texas' pro day. Young is back at Texas finishing his degree.
QB | David Carr | Free Agent | Free Agents
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he wants the team to re-sign backup QB David Carr. "I like the room with he and Eli and whoever else is in there," Coughlin said. "Don't forget there's another side to David Carr. David Carr can run, he's fast, he's athletic, no matter who we're going to play he can be the opposition's quarterback and do it very well. He does a good job of it. He runs the option."
QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Draft, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers met with the agent for QB Josh Freeman at the NFL scouting combine. "It was really positive," agent Erik Burkhardt told The Tampa Tribune of the recent meeting he had with Bucs officials at the NFL scouting combine. "They said they definitely believe in Josh, that he is their guy, that they want to reach their goals with him and that they know he is capable of doing the job and are committed to him." Freeman is entering the final season of a five year contract.
RB | Onterio McCalebb | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn RB Onterio McCalebb posted a time of 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his school's Pro Day Tuesday, March 5.
RB | Antone Smith | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Mar. 5. Terms of the contract extension were not available.
RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering putting a first round tender on RB LeGarrette Blount. If they did tender Blount, he would make $2.879 million in 2013 if he did not sign an extension. General manager Mark Dominik does not want to leave himself short at the running back position in the event of injury.
RB | Bernard Pierce | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he hopes to improve next season. Pierce says he feels good, and did not have to undergo any procedures in the offseason. "I'm looking for the same outcome, just a little better," Pierce told The Baltimore Sun. "I feel like I did good for my first year. Next year, I'm going to try to do a lot better. The stats will speak for themselves at the end of the day."
FB | Greg Jones | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday, March 5, that impending free-agent C Brad Meester and FB Greg Jones could still return, and that contract talks with the two players are ongoing.
WR | Wes Welker | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Patriots) intends to test the free-agent market before deciding whether to re-sign with the New England Patriots.
WR | Travante Stallworth | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury
Auburn WR Travante Stallworth (knee), who is making his back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, posted an unofficial time of 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his school's Pro Day Tuesday, March 5. He also had a 9-foot-9 broad jump, 35 1/2-inch vertical leap, 6.90 seconds in the three-cone drill and 13 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.
WR | Emory Blake | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Auburn WR Emory Blake caught passes from his father, former NFL QB Jeff Blake, during his school's Pro Day Tuesday, March 5. Blake posted unofficial times of 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 6.96 seconds in the three-cone drill, 10-foot-0 in the broad jump and a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump.
WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he is not worried about the contract for WR Victor Cruz getting done. "These things take time," Coughlin said today before signing copies of his book, Earn the Right to Win, at a Barnes & Noble in NYC. "As much as we'd all like them to happen now, it's a process."
TE | Fred Davis | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins are optimistic they'll re-sign free-agent TE Fred Davis.
TE | Darren Fells | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent TE Darren Fells to a three-year deal Tuesday, March 5. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Fells is a 6-foot-7, 280-pound former pro basketball player who went to college at Cal-Irvine and spent time in Europe and Argentina on the hardwood as a professional. His brother is New England Patriots TE Daniel Fells.
TE | Philip Lutzenkirchen | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen (hip), who is still recovering from hip surgery last fall, improved upon his marks from the NFL Combine at his school's Pro Day Tuesday, March 5. Lutzenkirchen's unofficial marks Tuesday included a vertical jump of 32 inches, a 40-yard dash time of 4.96 seconds, a broad jump of 9-foot-4, a three-cone shuttle of 7.12 seconds and a long shuttle of 12.02 seconds.
OT | Riley Reiff | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions are strongly considering moving OT Riley Reiff to offensive guard in 2013. Reiff was drafted as an offensive tackle in 2012.
DL | Tyson Jackson | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
Kansas City Chiefs DE Tyson Jackson agreed to a renegotiated contract Tuesday, Mar. 5. Terms of the new deal were not available.
DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DT Paul Soliai (elbow) underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his elbow recently. Soliai should be ready for the start of the Dolphins offseason workout program in April.
DT | Cullen Jenkins | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DT Cullen Jenkins (Eagles) met with the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Mar. 4, and that visit went well.
DE | Shawne Merriman | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent DE Shawne Merriman (Bills) announced his retirement Tuesday, March 5.
LB | Paul Kruger | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Paul Kruger (Ravens) is not expected to re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens and should land a lucrative deal on the market.
LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Washington Redskins MLB London Fletcher (ankle, elbow) is having surgery on his left ankle Wednesday, March 6, which appears to signal he plans to return in 2013. He'll undergo another surgery later this month to clean up his elbow.
LB | Dan Skuta | Free Agent | Free Agents
Impending free-agent LB Dan Skuta could be kept by the Cincinnati Bengals depending on the market. He is likely to be looked at by some teams due to his special teams ability and durability. The team could keep him on a two- or three-year deal, again, depending on the market.
LB | Rey Maualuga | Free Agent | Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Impending free-agent LB Rey Maualuga was inconsistent in the first half, and he suggested teammate LB Vontaze Burfict might be further along than he is at middle linebacker. Maualuga could be kept around as an outside linebacker, but he might be a bitter fit as an inside linebacker in the 3-4 defensive scheme, or as an outside linebacker in the 4-3 defense.
LB | Manny Lawson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Impending free-agent LB Manny Lawson (Bengals) is unlikely to be re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was on the field last season for just one-third of the defensive plays due to the team's use of more nickel packages. His 44 tackles were a career low in seasons he played 14 or more games.
LB | Thomas Howard | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit
Impending free-agent LB Thomas Howard (knee) said his knee is making great progress and that he should be in good shape by the start of training camp. It is uncertain if the Bengals will re-sign him or not, but he did lead the team in tackles two seasons ago. The team could elect to get younger at linebacker and move LB Vontaze Burfict to the middle if Howard is not signed to an extension.
LB | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
The Dallas Cowboys would be happy if LB Anthony Spencer, who they tagged as their franchise player, was with them in 2013. However, the club is also open to trading Spencer in a thin pass-rush market to help fill other needs.
LB | Brian Urlacher | Free Agent | Free Agents
Impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher (Bears) is apparently preparing to play his 14th NFL season, posting a photo on his official Twitter account with a message that read, "Can't wait for the season to start -- BU #gettingitdone." Head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery have not publicly let on one way or the other which way they are leaning as far as bringing Urlacher back. However, the apparent feeling within the organization is that Urlacher remains an important piece on defense and worthy of another contract with the club.
CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Philadelphia Eagles aren't cutting CB Nnamdi Asomugha, contrary to some rumors.
CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
A high-ranking official said the San Francisco 49ers have very little interest in New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis.
CB | Rashean Mathis | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell informed impending free-agent CB Rashean Mathis (knee) that he will not be offered a new contract. Mathis, who missed 11 games over the past two years due to knee injuries, will enter unrestricted free agency later this week.
CB | Kelvin Hayden | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears would like to bring impending free-agent CB Kelvin Hayden back next season, but Hayden is expected to explore other options in free agency before coming to any final decision, according to a league source.
CB | Zackary Bowman | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are still deciding whether to bring back impending free-agent CB Zackary Bowman. He excelled on special teams last season, finishing tied for second with 11 special-teams tackles in just 11 games.
SS | Dashon Goldson | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent S Dashon Goldson is interested in signing with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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