Giants agreed to terms with DE/OLB O'Brien Schofield, formerly of the Seahawks, on a two-year, $8 million contract.
Schofield played outside linebacker in Arizona and Seattle during his first four seasons, but will likely play with his hand in the dirt in New York. He has 11.5 career sacks across 40 games. Schofield will also contribute on special teams.
Frostee Rucker DL ARI 2 Hrs
Cardinals re-sign DE Frostee Rucker to a two-year extension.
Rucker had one sack and 11 tackles for Arizona in limited playing time last season. With Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell still in town, Rucker should be nothing more than a rotational player again in 2014.
Jon Asamoah KC 2 Hrs
Falcons agreed to terms with RG Jon Asamoah, formerly of the Chiefs.
Asamoah signing with the Falcons was another badly kept secret from the legal tampering period. The nasty guard with a mean streak reunites with ex-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, who drafted Asamoah in Kansas City. The Falcons interior of the offensive line shapes up like this: LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, and RG Asamoah. GM Thomas Dimitroff still needs to find an offensive tackle.
Antoine Bethea DB IND 2 Hrs
49ers signed S Antoine Bethea to a four-year, $26 million contract.
Bethea will be asked to step in and fill hard-hitting Donte Whitner's shoes. He's definitely capable, but isn't a bone-crushing hitter and is coming off a down year that saw him struggle in coverage. Still, the 29-year-old Bethea is a nice complement to second-year FS Eric Reid. He's an all-around player.
Paul Soliai DL MIA 2 Hrs
Falcons agreed to terms with DT Paul Soliai, formerly of the Dolphins, on a five-year, $33 million contract.
The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. It's a hefty commitment for a player now on the wrong side of 30, but the Falcons are living up to their pledge of beefing up and getting tougher. The Falcons employ a 4-3 base, but are reportedly considering implementing more 3-4 looks this season. Soliai can man the nose in either alignment. Soliai played for Falcons DC Mike Nolan in Miami.
Shawn Lauvao CLE 2 Hrs
Redskins sign G Shawn Lauvao for four years, $17 million.
Lauvao missed the beginning of last season with an ankle injury, but was an every down player for the Browns beginning Week 5. He struggled as a run blocker in 2013, but has been a solid blocker in his career and should add beef to a smallish Washington offensive line.
Zane Beadles DEN 2 Hrs
Jaguars agreed to terms with LG Zane Beadles, formerly of the Broncos, on a five-year, $30 million contract.
GM Dave Caldwell stated all along that his top priority was to upgrade the interior of Jacksonville's offensive line. Beadles had a down year in 2013 but is normally a well above-average pass protector. He and LT Luke Joeckel will hold down the left side of the Jaguars' line for years to come. Beadles got $13 million guaranteed.