Justin Tuck DL NYG 2 Days
NJ.com's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants made an offer to free agent DE Justin Tuck prior to the NFL's legal tampering window, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.
It is a bit surprising considering GM Jerry Reese's insistence Tuck would be allowed to reach free agency, but that looks to be the result regardless. Tuck recorded 11 sacks in 2013, but 9.5 of those sacks game in the final six games of the season. Tuck only recorded 10.5 sacks in the prior 37 games. He is our No. 7 available free-agent defensive end.
Arthur Jones DL BAL 2 Days
The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson expects free agent DE Arthur Jones to be a hot commodity in free agency.
The Titans make sense for Jones as he would be a strong fit for new DC Ray Horton's hybrid 3-4 scheme. The Colts and the Patriots could also be interested. Jones is our No. 5 free-agent defensive end and should get a hefty payday in free agency.
Matt Schaub QB HOU 2 Days
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns, Raiders and Jets would be interested in Matt Schaub "if (when)" he is released.
There are rumblings the Texans are considering keeping Schaub, but he is most likely gone. The lack of available talent could give Schaub a shot to start in 2014, but he will more likely find himself in a back up role next season. Houston could save $3.6 million against the 2014 cap by releasing Schaub.
Michael Johnson DL CIN 2 Days
Philly Mag: Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports the Eagles are interested in free agent DE Michael Johnson.
The Vikings are seen as the most likely landing spot for Johnson, but Philadelphia has cap room and needs a pass rusher. Free agent Mike Neal could be a more affordable option if Johnson's price proves too high. The Eagles only managed 37 sacks in 2013.
Davin Joseph TB 2 Days
Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Buccaneers are attempting to trade RG Davin Joseph.
Joseph has been a shell of his former self since returning from a 2012 patellar tendon tear and is set to count $6 million against Tampa's cap. Joseph would be a candidate for release if the Bucs are unable to move him. Tampa will not get more than a late-round pick if anything at all.
Pierre Thomas RB NO 2 Days
Pierre Thomas' agent tweeted Thomas' relationship with the Saints was "status quo."
Free agent S Malcolm Jenkins sent out a tweet suggesting Thomas has been let go early Saturday, but that appears to have been premature. Either way, Thomas future with the Saints is murky at best, and it would be surprising if he begins 2014 in New Orleans.
Karlos Dansby LB ARI 2 Days
The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt expects the Titans to pursue free agent ILB Karlos Dansby.
After striking out on D'Qwell Jackson, Dansby is a logical next step for the Titans. Tennessee will not be the only players in the Dansby sweepstakes, however, and Arizona looks poised to fight tooth and nail to retain the talented linebacker. Dansby is our No. 1 free-agent inside linebacker.
Mike Mitchell DB CAR 2 Days
The Charlotte Observer expects free agents FS Mike Mitchell and WR/KR Ted Ginn Jr. to hit the open market.
Both are priorities for Carolina, but the Panthers' salary cap concerns have made re-signing both difficult. Mitchell flourished as a starter in 2013, recording 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Ginn posted a 36-556-5 line in a breakout 2013 campaign.
Carlos Rogers DB SF 2 Days
CSN Bay Area believes CB Carlos Rogers will either have to accept a pay cut or be released.
Rogers was unwilling to accept a pay cut last season and would have been cut before if not for an injury to CB Chris Culliver during training camp. It is unlikely he would be willing to accept a pay cut now. The 49ers can save $5.1 million by releasing Rogers.
Ben Tate RB HOU 2 Days
Free agent Ben Tate said that when healthy he is a "top-five running back in this league."
The when healthy is an important caveat. Tate already has two IR stints in his four-year career and has yet to survive a full 16 game slate despite playing primarily as a backup. Tate is the best available running back in an underwhelming class, but his injury history makes it unlikely he breaks the bank in free agency.