Erin Henderson LB NYJ 2 weeks ago
Henderson (suspension) has agreed to a contract with the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.
Henderson was released by the Vikings in February 2014, following two arrests for drunk driving within a span of three months. He was out of the NFL last season, but he seems to be doing much better a year later, and he's only 28 years old. While he still has to serve a four-game suspension, he could eventually help provide depth behind entrenched starters David Harris and Demario Davis
Matt Slauson CHI 2 weeks ago
Slauson (torn pectoral) hopes to be cleared next week, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Slauson should be back to full health long before training camp, and he's once again expected to start at left guard. The Bears will return four 2014 starters on the offensive line, with center Will Montgomery the only new addition. GM Phil Emery may still look for an upgrade over right tackle Jordan Mills, or else just bring in some competition for the starting role.
Dawan Landry DB NYJ 2 weeks ago
Landry is visiting the Bills on Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Landry is a Rex Ryan favorite, having previously played for the Bills' new head coach in Baltimore and New York. The 32-year-old safety has quietly recorded 97 or more tackles in each of the last five seasons, and he'd likely start over Duke Williams in Buffalo.
Greg Jennings WR MIN 2 weeks ago
Jennings is meeting with the Dolphins on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.
The Dolphins recently hosted Michael Crabtree, who is now visiting with the Raiders. If Jennings ultimately signs with his former offensive coordinator in Miami, he'll likely be behind all of Kenny Stills, Jarvis Landry and Jordan Cameron in the pecking order for targets. The Dolphins' interest in veterans indicates that they aren't content with Rishard Matthews as the No. 3 wide receiver. It makes sense to target a receiver who's more comfortable on the outside, given that Landry typically plays out of the slot in three-wide sets.
Marcell Dareus DL BUF 2 weeks ago
Despite reaching a plea agreement to have misdemeanor charges dropped, Dareus may receive punishment from the NFL for a June 2014 incident in which he was originally accused of racing teammate Jerry Hughes, ESPN.com reports.
Dareus plead guilty to a pair of traffic violations, and he promised to host a free football camp over the summer. While this doesn't seem like something that would typically warrant a suspension from the league, Dareus was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana just four weeks before he crashed his car. He agreed to enter the NFL's substance abuse program and wasn't suspended, but he did spend two weeks away from the team during minicamp. Things went much better for the former No. 3 overall draft pick once the season began, as he notched 48 tackles and 10 sacks, further establishing himself as one of the NFL's top interior pass rushers. Dareus is heading into the final season of his rookie contract, and the Bills will likely try to get him signed before Week 1.
John Sullivan MIN 2 weeks ago
Sullivan agreed to a contract extension that will pay him $5.4 million in each of the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He'll return as Minnesota's starting center and anchor on the offensive line. He started all 16 games for a third consecutive seasons.
Stevan Ridley RB NYJ 2 weeks ago
Ridley, who previously visited the Dolphins and Jets, is meeting with the Redskins on Tuesday, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports.
Washington would be one of the worst places for Ridley to establish any kind of value, given that the Redskins already have an early-down workhorse in Alfred Morris. While the team does figure to pursue another running back through free agency and/or the draft, it would be surprising if they devote significant resources to a player who doesn't offer much in the passing game. Should he ultimately sign in Washington, Ridley would probably just be a handcuff for Morris in most league.
Andre Holmes WR OAK 2 weeks ago
Holmes signed a tender to stay with the Raiders for the 2015 season, ESPN's Bill Williamson reports.
Holmes was a restricted free agent this offseason, and will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016. He caught 47 passes for 693 yards and four touchdowns in 2015, and could conceivably improve on those numbers as quarterback Derek Carr continues to improve.
Fred Jackson RB BUF 2 weeks ago5 Comments
Jackson has not yet been cleared for participation in the Bills' voluntary offseason conditioning program because he is among the team's players who is bouncing back from an unspecified offseason procedure, the team's official site reports.
Coach Rex Ryan relayed Monday that the same applies to Dan Carpenter, Anthony Dixon, Stephon Gilmore, Chris Gragg, Chris Hogan, Leodis McKelvin, Sammy Watkins, Aaron Williams, and Chris Williams, though he suggested that they will all be "ready to roll at training camp." Jackson, who turned 34 in February, is in line this coming season to compete with the likes of Bryce Brown and Dixon for work behind the team's new top back, LeSean McCoy.
Anthony Walters DB CHI 2 weeks ago
Walters was released by the Bears last week, ESPN Chicago reports.
The Bears had a couple defections from their safety ranks in free agency, but it appears the new coaching staff never considered Walters a candidate to play meaningful snaps in 2015. He saw primarily special teams duty with the Bears last season, and would likely be slated for a similar role with the next team he joins.