Charles Clay TE BUF 9 Days3 Comments
Clay has been offered a five-year, $38 million deal by the Bills, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports.
Clay's deal reportedly contains more than $20 million in guaranteed money -- an enticing offer for the 28-year-old tight end. Since Clay is a restricted free agent, the Dolphins will now have five days to match the offer. Considering they just signed former Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron to a two-year deal, it seems unlikely they'll consider competing with those terms, though they certainly have the cap room to do so. If they choose not too match, Clay should end up as the top Buffalo tight end option in 2015.
Travaris Cadet RB NE 9 Days
The Patriots have signed Cadet, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Cadet carried just 10 times for 32 yards in 15 games for the Saints this past season, but he did catch 38 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown in that span, so he'll presumably have an opportunity to help fill the void created by the departure of pass-catching back, Shane Vereen.
Lardarius Webb DB BAL 9 Days
Webb has agreed to restructure his contract, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Webb struggled in 2014 while battling a hip injury, but he did show signs of improvement late in the season, and his contract all but ensures that he'll spend the next few years in Baltimore. The Ravens likely converted some of Webb's 2015 base salary to a signing bonus, giving the team more room to work with this offseason. Webb and Jimmy Smith (foot) will enter training camp as the locked-in starters on the outside, but Baltimore's slot corner position seems to be up for grabs. It was a huge issue for the Ravens last season, and it's particularly worrisome when you account for the respective injury histories of Webb and Smith. Baltimore will likely add cornerback help through the draft or later stages of free agency.
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 9 Days
Gresham (back) may undergo back surgery Thursday, but he would still likely be ready for training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Gresham will meet with a doctor Wednesday, at which point the decision on surgery will presumably be made. The timing is unfortunate for the veteran tight end, and this explains why he's yet to find a home in free agency. A former first-round pick, Gresham is arguably the biggest unsigned name still available at his position, but he doesn't offer great receiving skills, and now faces questions about his availability for training camp. He may end up settling for a one-year deal.
Michael Bennett DL SEA 10 Days
The Seahawks have denied any knowledge of Bennett wanting a trade, ESPN's Terry Blount reports.
A Tuesday afternoon report from Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says that Bennett wants to be traded to the Falcons. The situation is still worth keeping an eye on, as it's possible Bennett wants to be traded but hasn't explicitly asked anything of the team. New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was Bennett's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. The defensive end signed a four-year, $32 million contract last March, and the report also says that he wants a new contract.
Michael Wilhoite LB SF 10 Days
With news of Chris Borland's retirement, Wilhoite is next in line to start at middle linebacker for the 49ers this season.
While Wilhoite is next on the depth chart, there is no guarantee that he will start as the 49ers will likely draft another middle linebacker in the draft. If he were to win the job out of training camp, he still wouldn't be a strong IDP option. Wilhoite recorded 87 tackles and zero sacks despite starting for the majority of the season last year.
Trent Richardson RB OAK 10 Days7 Comments
Richardson signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.
The Raiders return Latavius Murray and already signed Roy Helu, so the 24-year-old Richardson will have to fight for any kind of meaningful role. The former No. 3 overall pick may also need to compete for a roster spot, as his first three years in the league couldn't have gone much worse. The contract details, when available, will likely provide a better idea as to Richardson's chances of making the final roster.
Colt McCoy QB WAS 10 Days
McCoy is re-signing with the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With McCoy, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins all under contract for 2015, the Redskins have a trio of less-than-inspiring options. It's still quite possible the team addresses the position in the draft and/or seeks out a trade for Cousins or Griffin. Despite his above-average mobility, McCoy doesn't offer much upside in either real life or fantasy.
Stevie Johnson WR SD 10 Days2 Comments
Johnson is signing a three-year contract with the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Johnson won't be the No. 1 wide receiver like he was back in Buffalo, but he should have a better opportunity than the one he got in San Francisco last season. At the very least, he'll be the No. 3 wide receiver for an offense that just allowed Eddie Royal to produce a 62-778-7 receiving line in that role. Johnson also has plenty of experience working on the outside, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him push Malcom Floyd for playing time in two-wide sets.
Charles Clay TE BUF 10 Days2 Comments
Clay will likely end up with the Bills, the Buffalo News reports.
One source reportedly put the chances around 90 percent, even though Clay has yet to sign an offer sheet. The Bills are apparently still figuring out the best way to draw up a contract that will be tough for Miami to match, without drastically overpaying the veteran tight end. The Dolphins recently signed fellow tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year, $15 million contract, so it would be a bit surprising if they decided to match a large offer for Clay. It's possible the Dolphins are just leaking reports that say they want to keep Clay, hoping to get a division rival to overpay for a player that will inevitably sign there. Of course, given Cameron's injury history and the possibility of relying on two-tight end sets, it's also entirely possible that the Dolphins really do want to match Buffalo's eventual offer.