Darrelle Revis DB TB 26 Mins
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Darrelle Revis trade talks are expected to "drag into Wednesday."
Wednesday at 4ET is the deadline the Bucs have set to either have Revis traded away, or release him. Schefter confirms both the Browns and Raiders "are talking" to the Bucs about a potential trade. Each team is flush with salary cap space and could fit Revis under its cap. According to Schefter, the Bucs have been "attempting" to trade Revis since the Combine in mid to late February.
Julian Edelman WR NE 29 Mins
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots were unable to reach a deal with free agent Julian Edelman on Tuesday, and that he'll reach the open market.
NFL Network reported earlier Tuesday that the Pats made Edelman a three-year offer, but it apparently wasn't to his liking. Despite Edelman's importance in 2013, he was never a player the Patriots were going to overpay. He's a 5-foot-10, 198-pound slot receiver with an injury history. It's still possible Edelman ends up back in New England. He's a better fit for the Patriots than anyone else.
Javon Ringer RB TEN 35 Mins
Former Titans RB Javon Ringer is trying to reenter the NFL and worked out at Michigan State's Pro Day.
He reportedly ran a 4.61 forty. Now 27 years old, Ringer may earn a look-see in someone's training camp, but he was an unimpressive talent during his initial stint in the league, lacking burst and power. He's a No. 3 back at best.
Earl Mitchell DL HOU 52 Mins
The Union-Tribune San Diego confirms the Chargers are "very much in the mix" for free agent DT Earl Mitchell, but that the Dolphins are his most-likely suitor.
Mitchell would be a much better fit for Miami's 4-3 than San Diego's 3-4, so if the Dolphins' offer is better by even a few dollars, it would be a no-brainer. Mitchell appears likely to come off the market before Tuesday is through.
Stevie Brown DB NYG 53 Mins
Giants re-signed FS Stevie Brown.
Brown announced the deal on his Twitter account but failed to reveal specifics. The soon-to-be 27-year-old missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL but should be 100 percent for minicamp and training camp. The ballhawk will form a strong safety triumvirate along with Antrel Rolle and Will Hill.
Jairus Byrd DB BUF 1 Hr
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Jairus Byrd could still re-sign with the Bills.
It sounds like Byrd's demands have spooked the open market. Rapsheet would also be "really surprised" if the Redskins got into the bidding on free agency's top safety. Byrd was at one point believed to be seeking $10 million annually, but he may end up struggling to get $8 million.
Justin Tuck DL NYG 1 Hr
According to ProFootballkTalk.com, free agent Justin Tuck is leaning toward re-signing with the Giants.
It's not necessarily because Tuck loves New York so much. It's because he's explored the market and has been disappointed with what he's found. Per PFT, one other team is willing to pony up $3 million per season -- a very low number considering the current defensive end market. Everson Griffen got a five-year, $42.5 million deal and Michael Bennett landed four years at $28.5 million.
Jake Ballard TE ARI 1 Hr
The Cardinals failed to tender offers to restricted free agents TE Jake Ballard, RB Alfonso Smith, OLB Marcus Benard, and DE Ronald Talley, making them unrestricted free agents.
Ballard signed with the Cardinals in November and caught seven passes for 75 yards and two scores. Benard registered 2.5 sacks in limited snaps. He's always flashed some pass rush potential. Talley and Smith are special teamers.