Apr 25 2015 - Hakeem Nicks, WR Hakeem Nicks left the Colts for the Titans Friday (April 25) as an unrestricted free agent, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
Nicks, 27, joins a receiving corps led by Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter and new free-agent addition Harry Douglas.
Nicks, a first-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2009, caught 311 passes for 4,622 yards and 27 touchdowns in five seasons with the Giants. After 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2010 and 2011, foot and knee injuries slowed him in his final two seasons in New York.
He signed with the Indianapolis Colts last year and caught 38 passes for 405 yards and a touchdown as a role player in multiple-receiver packages.
Nicks had found a lukewarm market this offseason. He visited the San Francisco 49ers in March and met with the Titans on April 14.
Apr 25 2015 - Jaiquawn Jarrett, S Jaiquawn Jarrett, a restricted free agent, signed his $1.542 million tender with the Jets Friday (April 25).
Jarrett, 25, started in seven of the 14 games he played last season, recording 41 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
It was the most action Jarrett had seen since the Jets drafted him in the second round in 2011.
Apr 25 2015 - Bobby Rainey, Restricted free-agent RB Bobby Rainey signed a one-year, $1.542 million tender offer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday (April 24).
The 5-foot-8, 212-pound Rainey was claimed off waivers in 2013 from the Cleveland Browns. He played in 15 games and started five for the Buccaneers last year. The 27-year-old Rainey rushed for 406 yards and one touchdown on 94 carries and caught 33 passes for 315 yards and one touchdown in 2014. He is the team's leading rusher the past two years with 972 yards and six touchdowns on 244 carries.
Apr 24 2015 - Chris Polk, RB Chris Polk had his restricted free-agent tender of $1.542 million withdrawn by the Eagles Friday (April 24), making him a free agent.
Polk rushed for 172 yards and four touchdowns in a reserve role behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles last season. He had not reported to offseason workouts this week.
In three years with the Eagles, Polk ran for 270 yards and seven touchdowns.
Apr 24 2015 - Riley Reiff, Detroit Lions general manager confirmed the team intends to pick up the fifth-year option on left tackle Riley Reiff before the March 3 deadline to do so on 2012 first round picks.
Reiff has started 31 games over the past two seasons, but has failed to live up to his No. 23 overall pick status and there had been some question as to whether his options for 2016 worth around $8 million would be picked up.
"Yes, we're definitely going to do his fifth-year option and have him for a fifth year," Mayhew said Friday. "We anticipate getting that paperwork done sometime soon."
There is potential for Reiff to move back to the right side depending upon what the Lions do in next week's draft.
Apr 24 2015 - Kerry Taylor, WR Kerry Taylor was waived by the Broncos Thursday (April 23).
Apr 24 2015 - Will Hill, S Will Hill signed his $1.542 million tender as a restricted free agent by the Ravens Thursday (April 23). Hill has a history of league-issued suspensions -- 14 games in three seasons -- and a bevy of legal issues mostly related to unpaid child support.
Hill sat out six games last season due to a positive test for marijuana and then finished the season as the Ravens' starting free safety. He is expected to compete for the starting role at strong safety this year.
Apr 24 2015 - Justin Tucker, K Justin Tucker signed his $2.356 million tender as a restricted free agent by the Ravens Thursday (April 23). Tucker, who was an undrafted free agent in 2012, is the most accurate kicker in NFL history at 89.8 percent (97 of 108). That includes seven game-winning field goals and a franchise-record 61-yarder against the Detroit Lions in 2013.
Apr 24 2015 - Quinton Coples, LB Quinton Coples had the fifth-year option on his rookie contract picked up by the Jets.
Coples, 24, has only 16.5 career sacks and picking up the $7.8 million option gives the Jets another year to evaluate the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft before potentially considering a long-term deal next offseason.
Apr 24 2015 - Greg Jennings, WR Greg Jennings was signed by the Dolphins Thursday (April 23).
"Greg brings a track record of success and is a proven player who can help strengthen the offense," general manager Dennis Hickey said.
Jennings, who was released in March by the Minnesota Vikings, was in Miami to take a physical on Wednesday.
Jennings, 31, had signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Vikings in 2013. In two seasons with Minnesota, he caught 127 passes for 1,546 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Jennings played his first seven seasons in Green Bay and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and 2011.
In Miami, he will be reunited with coach Joe Philbin, who was the Packers' offensive line coach from 2003 to 2006 and offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2011.
Apr 24 2015 - Bear Pascoe, TE Bear Pascoe left the Falcons for the Bears as an unrestricted free agent Thursday (April 23), signing a one-year contract.
The seventh-year veteran has 34 starts in 82 games since he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Pascoe played for the New York Giants (2009-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014), recording 40 receptions for 336 yards (8.4-yard average) and two touchdowns.
He has seen action in at least 15 games in each of the last five seasons, including all 16 games on three occasions (2011, 2013-14). Last season, Pascoe played in all 16 contests with two starts for the Falcons, catching two pass for three yards and a touchdown.
Apr 22 2015 - Jacques McClendon, G Jacques McClendon, who wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent by the Jaguars, agreed to terms with the Dolphins Wednesday (April 22).
Apr 22 2015 - Casey Walker, DT Casey Walker was re-signed as an exclusive-rights free agent by the Ravens Wednesday (April 22).
Apr 22 2015 - Davonte Wallace, G Davonte Wallace was waived by the Dolphins Wednesday (April 22).
Apr 22 2015 - Byron Bell, T Byron Bell left the Panthers for the Titans as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday (April 22), signing a one-year contract.
Bell, 26, had been with the Carolina Panthers since 2011, when he was an undrafted free agent.
A right tackle in his first three years, he started 15 games at left tackle last season as he replaced the retired Jordan Gross. After Bell struggled, allowing 11 sacks, the team chose not to re-sign him.
In Tennessee, if Bell does not push Byron Stingily at right tackle, he at least will provide fair depth.
Apr 22 2015 - Jerod Mayo, LB Jerod Mayo, a team captain whose last two seasons have been ended early by injuries, reportedly has restructured his contract to reduce his $6.25 million salary.
Mayo will be guaranteed $4.5 million, with a chance to earn $6 million if he plays in 85 percent of the plays next season, according to reports by FOX Sports and NFL Network. The Patriots also inserted a $4 million option next year to engage the final two years of the contract.
Mayo, 29, has played in just 12 games over the past two years, six in 2014 because of a torn patellar tendon and six in 2013 because of a torn pectoral muscle.
New England's first-round pick in 2008, Mayo had been one of the team's best defenders over his first five seasons. He has 756 tackles, 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions in his career.
Apr 22 2015 - Jeff Linkenbach, G Jeff Linkenbach left the Chiefs for the Dolphins as unrestricted free agent Wednesday (April 22), agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
Linkenbach, 27, started three games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season and has started 36 contests in five years with the Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.
Linkenbach could compete for a starting job with Billy Turner or Dallas Thomas, who are the nominal replacements for the retired Daryn Colledge and the released Shelley Smith.
Apr 22 2015 - Greg Hardy, DE Greg Hardy has been suspended 10 games without pay for "conduct detrimental to the league."
The NFL announced Wednesday in a statement that Hardy was notified in a letter from commissioner Roger Goodell that he is suspended for the team's first 10 games of the regular season in violation of the league constitution and by-laws, the player contract and the personal conduct policy.
ESPN.com reported that the NFL Players Association plans to appeal the league's ruling. Hardy has three days to appeal the decision.
Hardy was informed that a two-month NFL investigation following the dismissal of his case in North Carolina state court determined that there was "sufficient credible evidence that Hardy engaged in conduct that violated NFL policies in multiple respects and with aggravating circumstances."
The NFL was allowed to view photographs from Hardy's first domestic violence case to help determine the injuries to Hardy's ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. League investigators also had access to photos of guns in Hardy's Charlotte, N.C., apartment and other evidence in a July 15 trial of the former Carolina Panthers defensive end.
"The net effect of these acts was that Ms. Holder was severely traumatized and sustained a range of injuries, including bruises and scratches on her neck, shoulders, upper chest, back, arms and feet," Goodell wrote in the letter to Hardy. "The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-style assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy."
The investigation was led by Lisa Friel and T&M Protection Resources. Prior to joining the NFL, Friel was vice president of the sexual misconduct consulting and investigations division of T&M. During a 28-year career as a Manhattan prosecutor, Friel was head of the sex crimes prosecution unit in the New York County district attor
Apr 21 2015 - Chris Jones, P Chris Jones was re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Cowboys Tuesday (April 21).
Apr 21 2015 - Lance Dunbar, RB Lance Dunbar was re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Cowboys Tuesday (April 21).