Kroy Biermann LB ATL 10 Days2 Comments
The Falcons have re-signed Biermann, ESPN.com reports.
Biermann, who notched 75 tackles and 4.5 sacks for the Falcons this past season, returns to further bolster an Atlanta defensive line that has also added Adrian Clayborn and O'Brien Schofield to the mix this offseason.
Greg Hardy DL DAL 10 Days8 Comments
Hardy has signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys, NFL.com reports.
Per the report, Hardy's incentive-laden contract with the Cowboys could be worth up to $13.1 million. Hardy, who remains on the Commissioner's Exempt List, could face a suspension to start the upcoming NFL season, but when the defensive end (who recorded 15 sacks for the Panthers in 2013) takes the field for Dallas, he'll provide his new team's pass-rush with a major boost.
Bernard Pierce RB JAC 10 Days5 Comments
The Ravens have released Pierce, the Baltimore Sun reports.
The move follows the running back's arrest early Wednesday morning on DUI charges. The departure of Pierce, who carried 93 times for 366 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games for the Ravens this past season, leaves the team with a running back depth chart currently headed by starter Justin Forsett and second-year pro Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Percy Harvin WR BUF 10 Days4 Comments
Harvin's deal is now official, BuffaloBills.com reports.
We're certain his relationship with coach Rex Ryan helped speed this along, in what's believed to be a one-year deal. As for his role with the Bills, it'll be interesting to see whether the Bills use Harvin's speed in an all-purpose type role, or if he can edge out Robert Woods and earn a more traditional No. 2 receiving spot behind Sammy Watkins. One thing's for sure in that Harvin adds a much-needed speed element to a decent receiving group but one that pre-Harvin featured more hands and strength amid the group of Watkins, Woods, and Chris Hogan. If Charles Clay ends up signing with the Bills and Matt Cassel ends up beating out EJ Manuel, it's possible the team could enter the season with a new quarterback, running back, key wide receiver, tight end, and fullback.
Nick Toon WR NO 10 Days
With Kenny Stills being traded to the Dolphins, Toon now sits third on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart. Toon finished the 2015 season with 17 receptions for 215 yards and a touchdown - all of which came over the final six games of the season.
While he's currently third on the depth chart, the Saints often deploy three-receiver sets, with Brandin Cooks most likely to operate as the slot receiver. Slated to play opposite a possession-minded receiver in Marques Colston, Toon isn't the prototypical deep threat the Saints have consistently played in that role in years past. Yet, both Toon and Colston managed to co-exist just fine the second half of the season, with Toon flashing enough skills to plant him on the fantasy radar in 2015 in deeper leagues, if he's able to hold onto his spot on the depth chart.
Rashean Mathis DB DET 10 Days
Mathis has signed a two-year deal with the Lions worth $3.5 million, mlive.com reports.
Mathis, who turns 35 in August, will return to the Lions following a 2014 campaign in which he notched 51 tackles and a pick. In his third season with the team, look for Mathis to reprise his starting cornerback role opposite Darius Slay.
Robert McClain DB NE 10 Days
The Patriots have signed McClain, the team's official site reports.
McClain, who recorded 60 tackles and two picks with the Falcons in 2014, joins fellow newcomers Bradley Fletcher and Chimdi Chekwa, as the Patriots look to rebuild a cornerback corps that lost starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in free agency this offseason.
Kenrick Ellis DL NYG 10 Days
Ellis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants, Manish Mehta of the Daily News reports.
Ellis, who recorded 12 tackles and a sack in 14 games for the Jets this past season, isn't much of an IDP factor, but he'll bring added size and run-stopping ability to the Giants' defensive tackle rotation.
Erik Pears SF 10 Days
The 49ers have signed Pears to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reports.
Pears, who spent the past five seasons with the Bills, is a candidate to compete for the 49ers' starting left guard spot, in the wake of Mike Iupati's free agent departure. The 32-year-old lineman can also provide the team with depth at right tackle behind starter Anthony Davis.
Chris Canty DL BAL 10 Days
Canty has signed a two-year deal to return to the Ravens, ESPN.com reports.
With Haloti Ngata having been traded, and Lawrence Guy a free agent, bringing back Canty -- who the Ravens had released last month for salary cap reasons -- provides the team's defensive line with some much-needed depth and experience. The 32-year-old Canty is coming of a 2014 season in which he recorded 33 tackles and a forced fumble in 11 games.