Darren Sproles RB PHI 5 Hrs
The Redskins are reportedly "making a push" to trade for Darren Sproles.
The Saints are holding onto Sproles as they try to squeeze out the highest bid. He would certainly fit as an upgrade on Roy Helu as the passing back in new coach Jay Gruden's pass-happy scheme, but the Redskins aren't exactly overflowing with draft picks. They lost their first-rounder in the Robert Griffin III trade and only have one pick in each of the following six rounds. New Orleans seems to think they get can get a third- or fourth-rounder for Sproles.
Daryn Colledge ARI 13 Hrs
The Rams are hosting OG Daryn Colledge for a free agent visit Wednesday night.
Colledge is 32 years old and best suited as a versatile reserve, but the Rams have a need at left guard after losing Chris Williams to Buffalo, and he'd likely start there if signed. For now, at least, St. Louis has Rodger Saffold at right guard, Joe Barksdale penciled in at right tackle, Scott Wells at center, and injured Jake Long tentatively manning Sam Bradford's blindside.
Eric Decker WR NYJ 13 Hrs
Jets signed WR Eric Decker, formerly of the Broncos.
Decker, 27, set career highs in catches (87) and receiving yards (1,288 yards) with Denver last season, scoring 11 touchdowns. He caught a lot of heat during the free-agent period after experiencing a colder-than-expected market, but is a much-needed addition to the Jets' otherwise barren receiver corps. Decker is a physical, largely sure-handed wideout who moves the chains and can beat defensive backs deep. Unfortunately, he's downgrading quarterbacks in spectacular fashion going from Peyton Manning to Geno Smith, and will be the focus of defensive attention in New York after serving as Manning's No. 3 or 4 option. He'd do well to get back near 1,000 yards with the Jets. Decker will be a borderline WR3 in fantasy this season.
Rodger Saffold STL 13 Hrs
NFL.com's Mike Silver reports it was Raiders owner Mark Davis who nixed the Rodger Saffold deal.
Davis apparently had concerns about the shoulder Saffold injured last preseason. Per Silver, Saffold "could have had surgery and been ready for training camp," but Davis wouldn't have it. It's a troubling development for many reasons. It shows a lack of faith in GM Reggie McKenzie, and is an indication that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Davis has some of his father's management style to him. Davis has left egg on his GM's face, and his offensive line without a left tackle. It's a sad state of affairs in Oakland.
Anthony Collins TB 13 Hrs
The Tampa Bay Times reports free agent LT Anthony Collins will choose between the Bucs, Bengals, and Panthers.
Per Bucs beat writer Greg Auman, all three clubs have offered Collins "comparable money." Collins would be a huge get for Carolina, which recently lost LT Jordan Gross to retirement. Collins visited Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Captain Munnerlyn DB CAR 13 Hrs
The Panthers have yet to make a contract offer to free agent Captain Munnerlyn.
The Panthers are either perfectly content to let Munnerlyn walk, or let the market establish his value, as they did in 2013. Munnerlyn has visits lined up with the Vikings, Bucs and Jets, and appears unlikely to return to Carolina.
Kevin Minter LB ARI 14 Hrs
The Cardinals plan to plug 2013 second-round pick Kevin Minter into Karlos Dansby's vacated inside linebacker role.
Minter was the 45th overall pick in last April's draft, and potentially one of the reasons the Cardinals were comfortable not matching Dansby's deal with the Browns. Dansby racked up 122 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a whopping 19 pass breakups last season. We can't expect the same numbers from Minter, but he'll be an IDP asset if he reaches 80 percent of Dansby's old production.