Ricardo Lockette WR SEA 6 days ago

Lockette has signed his contract tender to remain with the Seahawks, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

His one-year deal with the team is reportedly worth $660,000, with Lockette now set to reprise his depth wideout/special teams role with the Seahawks. The 28-year-old recorded 11 catches for 195 yards and and two touchdowns in 2014, while adding three catches for 59 yards in the Seahawks' Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

LaRon Byrd WR MIA 6 days ago

The Dolphins are slated to re-sign Byrd, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The 6-4 Byrd is in line to compete with the likes of Matt Hazel, Michael Preston and Tyler McDonald for wideout slotting behind the Dolphins' current top options at the position; Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Rishard Matthews.

George Johnson DL TB 6 days ago

The Lions have resolved their dispute over the offer sheet Johnson signed with the Buccaneers, making the defensive end an official member of Tampa Bay, ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas reports.

After the Lions protested the structure of the three-year, $9 million offer sheet the Bucs provided Johnson, the two teams agreed to exchange unspecified late-round draft picks to settle the grievance. The 27-year-old Johnson served as a rotational end for the Lions last season, but with the move to a Bucs organization starved for pass rushing, he could seriously contend for a starting job.

Josh Gordy DB NYG 1 week ago

Gordy signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.

With neither of the other two safeties currently on the Giants' roster (Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe) possessing NFL experience, Gordy will at least give the team a veteran body in the defensive backfield. Gordy spent the last three seasons with the Colts in a backup capacity, racking up 51 tackles over 43 games. Expect the Giants to address the safety spot in the upcoming NFL Draft, which could prevent Gordy from having much of a chance at claiming a starting gig.

Eben Britton CHI 1 week ago2 Comments

Britton was handed a four-game suspension Tuesday, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

It's unclear what provision Britton violated, but the suspension certainly won't help his chances of finding work ahead of training camp. The free-agent lineman appeared in 10 games for the Bears in 2014.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 1 week ago14 Comments

Charles has trained this offseason with a pan to avoid some of the injuries that plagued his 2014 season, and his body feels healed up, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "My body has healed up, rested up," Charles said.

Charles suffered through a plethora of injuries in 2014 including ankle, foot, back, shoulder, knee and hamstring issues. Despite the problems, he finished the campaign with a respectable 1,033 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games. Injuries are always tough to predict, and the relatively slight frame (5-11, 199 pounds) of Charles tends to lead to problems when taking the constant pounding associated with the running back position. However, if he can avoid or limit the injury issues in 2015, there's no reason to believe he can't top his numbers from last season.

Philip Rivers QB SD 1 week ago4 Comments

Rivers, who is entering the final year of his contract, is worried that the Chargers may move to Los Angeles in 2016 or 2017, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Chargers still hope Rivers will sign a long-term extension, but the 33-year-old quarterback indicated that he's willing to play out the season and hit free agency. While it still seems like speculation at this stage, the Chargers might consider a blockbuster trade involving Rivers, rather than risk losing a franchise quarterback for nothing besides draft compensation. Tennessee is mentioned as a possible landing spot, as the Titans own the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, and Rivers has family in the area.

Ike Taylor DB PIT 1 week ago1 Comment

Taylor announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

The 34-year-old Taylor may have struggled in his final few seasons, but he was the Steelers' top cornerback for the majority of his career. While he was never known for his hands and will retire with just 14 interceptions, Taylor was one of the league's better cover corners during his prime. With Troy Polamalu also retiring this offseason, the Pittsburgh secondary will be much younger in 2015. The Steelers figure to target a cornerback within the first few rounds of the upcoming draft, as their current options are underwhelming.

Michael Crabtree WR OAK 1 week ago

Crabtree signed a one-year deal with the Raiders worth $3 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Crabtree spent his first six seasons with San Francisco but will head across the Bay to team up up with Derek Carr next season. The 27-year-old should line up alongside fellow wide receivers James Jones, Rod Streater, and Andre Holmes, leaving the potential for Crabtree to see a decent amount of passes thrown his way during the 2015-16 campaign.

Hakeem Nicks WR IND 1 week ago

Nicks visited with the Titans on Monday, The Tennessean reports.

Nicks was released in March by Indianapolis, for whom he caught 38 balls for 405 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (six starts) in 2014. The six-year veteran has also visited with the 49ers during the offseason. Tennessee added veteran wideout Harry Douglas early in free agency to join returnees Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter, but there's certainly room for more.