Mike Brown WR JAC 1 Day
Jaguars re-signed exclusive rights free agent WR Mike Brown to a one-year, $495,000 contract.
Brown caught 32 balls for 446 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games and six starts last season. Ideally, he's nothing more than a No. 4 receiver. The Jaguars are a dark horse to snag Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans in the first round of next month's draft. Brown will have to compete for a roster spot this summer.
Sidney Rice WR SEA 1 Day
Free agent Sidney Rice is visiting the Jets.
After locking up Chris Johnson earlier Wednesday, the Jets are now turning their attention to Rice. Rice was just cleared for football activities earlier this week, five months after tearing his ACL. He and GM John Idzik know each other from their days together in Seattle. Rice would be a passable No. 2 receiver opposite Eric Decker with Jeremy Kerley manning the slot. Rice should be cheap.
David Quessenberry HOU 1 Day
ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli reports the previous coaching staff was "excited" about second-year G/T David Quessenberry last summer.
Quessenberry, the 176th overall pick in last year's draft, landed on injured reserve with a broken foot in Week 2. The Texans have holes at both left guard and right tackle, though Quessenberry profiles more as a guard in the pros. He's an ideal fit for zone-blocking teams as a finesse blocker at 6-foot-5, 306. The Texans are likely to use less zone blocking under new coach Bill O'Brien.
Jonathan Goodwin SF 2 Days
Free agent C Jonathan Goodwin is visiting the Saints.
All signs pointed to Goodwin eventually making his way to New Orleans for a visit after the Saints lost C Brian de la Puente to the Bears. Goodwin was with the Saints from 2006-2010 before going to the 49ers. The 35-year-old doesn't have a lot left in the tank but would play with two premier guards in LG Ben Grubbs and RG Jahri Evans. The Saints could take a center early in May's draft.
Chris Johnson RB NYJ 2 Days5 Comments
Profootballtalk reports Chris Johnson's two-year contract with the Jets has a base value of $8 million.
Another $1 million is available through incentives. It falls right in line with what we would have expected. The top of the 2014 market before Johnson signed was Donald Brown's $3.5 million annually from the Chargers. Johnson was by far the best back to hit free agency this offseason, and he gets $4 million per year. This is by no means a sign Johnson will carry the load for the Jets.
Terrelle Pryor QB OAK 2 Days
Profootballtalk reports the Raiders will try and trade Terrelle Pryor by Monday.
Both CSN Bay Area and FOX Sports reported the same thing last month. The Raiders' offseason program begins on Monday, and they don't want the distraction of Pryor. If GM Reggie McKenzie can't find a trade partner, he's fully expected to waive Pryor. He has one year left on his deal at a meager $705,000.
Mike Goodson RB NYJ 2 Days
Following the signing of Chris Johnson, Mike Goodson is expected to be released before the season.
Goodson is now the No. 4 running back in New York, behind Johnson, Chris Ivory, and Bilal Powell. Alex Green is currently the No. 5 back. Goodson's one-year tenure with the Jets has been an interesting one. He was popped on gun charges last offseason before tearing his ACL in October. He's still only 27.
Davin Joseph TB 2 Days
Free agent OG Davin Joseph is visiting the Cowboys.
Joseph visited the Rams over a month ago after getting his release from the Bucs. He's entering his age-31 season and had a disappointing 2013 after coming back from a torn patellar tendon. The Cowboys currently have Ronald Leary and Mackenzy Bernadeau penciled in at left and right guard, respectively.
T. J. Conley CIN 2 Days
Bengals signed P T.J. Conley.
Conley punted 42 times for the Jets in 2011 but hasn't appeared in a regular season game since. He's strictly a camp leg. Incumbent Bengals P Kevin Huber isn't in any danger.
Chris Johnson RB NYJ 2 Days
Jets signed RB Chris Johnson, formerly of the Titans, to a two-year contract.
The Jets get their man. Gang Green was the only team really showing legitimate interest in the 28-year-old six-time 1,000-yard rusher. Johnson visited with the Jets all day on Tuesday and said he had more visits to make. Either the Jets wooed him with more money to keep him from leaving town or Johnson simply didn't have any other clubs interested in him. In our opinion, Chris Ivory should remain the early-down back in New York with Johnson mixing in to see 8-12 touches per game. Johnson's fantasy value clearly takes a hit, if so.