Phil Costa DAL 13 Hrs
Free agent C/G Phil Costa visited both the Lions and Patriots on Tuesday.
Costa, 26, was an effective blocker more often than not when called on in Dallas. He would be a strong signing for depth in either of these locations, and could replace free agent Ryan Wendell as the starting center in Foxboro.
Jairus Byrd DB NO 13 Hrs
Saints agreed to terms with FS Jairus Byrd, formerly of the Bills, on a six-year contract.
Financial terms are not yet available. Just like that, the Saints have one of the league's best safety duos, with Byrd joining ascendant second-year pro Kenny Vaccaro. One of the league's elite center fielders, Byrd is going to have ample opportunity to pick off passes behind DC Rex Ryan's blitzing, aggressive 3-4 front. Byrd's foot issues from 2013 are a minor concern, but he appeared in all 16 games from 2010-12. He is still only 27.
Alterraun Verner DB TB 13 Hrs
Buccaneers agreed to terms with CB Alterraun Verner on a four-year, $26.5 million contract with $14 million guaranteed.
It's a bargain price all things considered, and make the Packers' four-year, $39 million deal with Sam Shields look like a severe overpay. Still only 25, Verner was long underappreciated in Tennessee before his 2013 breakout season, shutting down right corner and intercepting five passes. He's considered a superior fit to Darrelle Revis in Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier's preferred Cover 2. Verner also comes at well under half the price of Revis.
Michael Vick QB PHI 13 Hrs
According to the NFL Network, talks between the Jets and free agent Michael Vick have hit a "roadblock."
The roadblock is reportedly Vick wanting a starting job. That's interesting, because it suggests either the Jets have a stronger commitment to Geno Smith than they've let on, or Vick doesn't want to fight for snaps. If Vick thinks he's going to be handed a starting gig at this point in his career without competing for it, he's kidding himself. Reporter Kim Jones says the two sides could revisit a deal in the future. Right now, Vick's best landing spot looks like the rudderless Raiders.
Corey Graham DB BAL 14 Hrs
The Redskins have scheduled a visit for free agent CB Corey Graham.
The Skins' top competitors for Graham appear to be the Ravens and Giants, although this will be Graham's first visit, giving Washington the edge to land him. He is a highly versatile special teamer and sub-package defensive back.
Darrelle Revis DB TB 14 Hrs
The New York Daily News reports Darrelle Revis would "love" a reunion with the Jets.
Revis has found the grass isn't always greener away from Gang Green. The Jets are in the market for a new No. 1 corner after releasing Antonio Cromartie, and will certainly look into Revis if/when he hits the open market. They'll likely be one of the finalists.