Jeremy Ross WR ARI (9) 2 days ago
The Cardinals and Ross agreed to a one-year contract Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
After releasing Michael Floyd in mid-December, the Cardinals brought in Ross as wide receiver depth. Ross made appearances in the final two games of the season, the latter of which he hauled in all four targets for 37 yards and a touchdown during a 44-6 romping of the Rams. His likely ticket to sticking in Arizona is his return ability, as the Cardinals ranked 16th in average kickoff return and 30th in average punt return in 2016.
QByron Maxwell DB MIA (8) 2 days ago
Maxwell (ankle) expects to be ready for OTAs, PalmBeachPost.com reports.
Maxwell missed the final two games of the regular season as well as the Dolphins' lone playoff appearance due to an unspecified ankle issue. It isn't clear if he required corrective surgery this offseason or what his rehab regimen entails, but it doesn't appear as if Maxwell will miss a beat this offseason in regard to preparation for the 2017 campaign.
DeAndre Carter WR SF (8) 2 days ago
Carter signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, CSN's Matt Maiocco reports.
Carter spent training camp with the Patriots but was waived prior to the start of the regular season. Entering his third season in the league, the Sacramento State product will compete for a role on special teams or as a depth option at wide receiver.
QJosh Doctson WR WAS (9) 2 days ago
Doctson (Achilles) has been running drills and catching footballs, JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com reports.
Doctson continues his quest to a full recovery after injuring his Achilles in OTA's last offseason. Once fully healthy, he could become a major factor in Washington's offense with fellow wideouts Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson slated to become free agents in a couple weeks. Look for more updates on his road to recovery to come throughout the offseason.
Bobby Richardson DL NO (5) 2 days ago
Richardson signed a contract with the Broncos on Friday, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.
Richardson spent 15 games with the Saints in 2015, recording 40 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one interception, and a pass deflection. He'll now look to compete for a spot on the Broncos 53-man roster this offseason.
QRob Gronkowski TE NE (9) 2 days ago
Gronkowski who was placed on IR this past December after undergoing a procedure on his back, relayed that he has "no doubt" that he will be ready for the start of the upcoming regular season, CSN New England reports.
While Gronkowski's optimism on the injury front is encouraging, the tight end's status will still be worth monitoring closely in the coming months due to his lengthy history of back woes (including three surgeries) as well as other assorted ailments. When healthy, Gronkowski -- who turns 28 in May -- is fantasy's top tight end, but following a 2016 campaign in which he only played eight games, logging 25 catches for 540 yards and three TDs in the process, his durability issues will no doubt be a concern for prospective fantasy owners. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Martellus Bennett -- who filled in capably for Gronkowski down the stretch -- is headed toward free agency and is a candidate to sign elsewhere this offseason.
Zak DeOssie LB NYG (8) 2 days ago
DeOssie signed a two-year extension with the Giants on Friday, James Kratch of NJ.com reports.
The long snapper, now 33, has spent his entire career with the Giants and is now one of two remaining players, along with Eli Manning, from both Super Bowl championship teams. He played in all 16 games last season after an injury-plagued 2015 campaign.
C.J. Spiller RB KC (5) 2 days ago
Spiller signed a contract with the Chiefs on Friday.
Though he's just 29 years old, the former No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has settled into the journeyman phase of his career since his breakout 2012 campaign with the Bills, during which he picked up a career-high 1,244 yards on 6.0 yards per carry. Following his exit from Buffalo after the 2014 season, Spiller has had abbreviated stints with the Saints, Seahawks and Jets, finding little success at any stop. The Chiefs will likely bring Spiller to training camp with the hope that he can still offer some value as a third-down back or returner, but even if he's able to win a spot on the 53-man roster, he likely won't see enough touches to approach fantasy relevance in most leagues.
Nick Folk K NYJ (11) 3 days ago
Folk was released by the Jets on Thursday.
Folk was the Jets kicker for the past seven seasons. For his career he's converted 81.3 percent of his field goals, including 27 or 31 in 2016. It appears the Jets cut ties with Folk to free up some salary cap room, but it remains unclear who'll be their kicker in 2017. Folk is free to sign with any team.
Alterraun Verner DB TB (6) 3 days ago
Verner will be released by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Verner would have been owed $6.5 million in 2017. He saw a reduced workload in 2016 compared to his first two seasons in Tampa Bay, recording only 16 tackles compared to 76 and 56 in 2014 and 2015, respectively. A big reason for this regression was the emergence of rookie Vernon Hargreaves, who took over as the starting corner opposite Brent Grimes last season and racked up 76 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. Verner still has value as a defender, and should find himself on an NFL roster come September.