Mar 27 2015 - Danny Lansanah, LB Danny Lansanah, tendered as an exclusive-rights free agent by the Buccaneers, signed his tender Thursday (March 26).
Mar 27 2015 - Derrick Shelby, DT Derrick Shelby, tendered as a restricted free agent by the Dolphins at $2.356 million with a second-round pick as compensation, signed his tender Thursday (March 26).
Mar 27 2015 - Jordan McCray, G Jordan McCray was waived by the Vikings Thursday (March 26).
Mar 27 2015 - Justin Anderson, LB Justin Anderson was waived by the Vikings Thursday (March 26).
Mar 27 2015 - Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was re-signed by the Steelers, signing a one-year deal on Thursday (March 26).
Heyward-Bey caught three passes in 16 games with the Steelers last season and is likely to be the team's fourth or fifth wide receiver, contributing mostly to special teams.
Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick in 2009, has played six seasons with the Raiders, Colts and Steelers.
Mar 27 2015 - Pat Sims, DT Pat Sims, who spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders, returned to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday (March 26).
A third-round pick by the Bengals in 2008, Sims played his first five seasons in Cincinnati before signing with the Raiders in 2013. He signed another one-year deal with Oakland last year.
The Bengals did not release terms of his contract, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported it is a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $870,000.
In 92 games, including 41 starts, Sims has 264 tackles, seven sacks and one interception.
"Pat was a good player for us here and we think he can fill a role for us this year," Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes said. "He lends a physical dimension. He's a very aggressive run player, and we're happy to have him back."
Mar 27 2015 - Dont'a Hightower, LB Dont'a Hightower reportedly will be out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum. Hightower had surgery Feb. 10, according to the Boston Globe.
The injury kept Hightower out in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers, but he returned to play the rest of the season -- other than an insignificant Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Hightower had 33 tackles and 1.5 sacks while playing with the injury, according to the Globe.
Hightower is the fourth Patriot to undergo surgery this offseason. Right tackle Sebastian Vollmer also had a torn labrum repaired, right guard Ryan Wendell underwent shoulder surgery as well, and defensive tackle Chris Jones had a torn calf muscle fixed.
Mar 27 2015 - Jonathan Martin, T Jonathan Martin was waived by the 49ers Thursday (March 26), one year after San Francisco traded for him in the aftermath of a bullying incident in Miami.
The 6-foot-5, 312-pound Martin played in 15 games and started nine last season for the 49ers, who acquired him from the Dolphins last March for a 2015 seventh-round draft pick.
If none of the other 31 teams in the NFL claim Martin off waivers, he would become a free agent.
The 25-year-old Martin was drafted in the second round by the Dolphins in 2012 out of Stanford, where he played under former Cardinal and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Mar 27 2015 - Babatunde Aiyegbusi, OL Babatunde Aiyegbusi, a 6-foot-9, 351-pound offensive lineman from Poland, was signed by the Vikings Thursday (March 26).
Aiyegbusi, 27, has played in Europe the past two years -- helping the Wroclaw Giants win the championship in the Polish American Football League and the Dresden Monarchs advance to the semifinals of the German Football League in 2014. He did not play college football.
The native of Olesnica, Poland, would be the fifth Polish-born player to play in the NFL. The others: kicker Rich Szaro (1975-79), kicker Chester Marcol (1972-80), defensive tackle Jason Maniecki (1996-98) and kicker Sebastian Janikowski (2000-present).
Aiyegbusi participated in a pro day at the University of Texas-San Antonio on Monday and tried out for the Vikings on Wednesday.
Mar 26 2015 - Victor Cruz, WR Victor Cruz won't be rushed back from a torn patellar tendon and subsequent surgery last October.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday the timetable with Cruz is highly conservative, and the team is going to count on him only after seeing him back on the field.
While Cruz is running straight ahead at the team facility as part of his rehab and Coughlin said he looks "good and light," the Giants are not sure he will be on the field for the regular-season opener in September, 11 months after he was hurt.
"I think he'll be the player he was, and hopefully better," Coughlin said. "As far as when, I would be careful. Hopefully, it's the first (regular-season) game. But if it isn't, we've done that before. We just went through it."
General manager Jerry Reese said last month that Cruz is considered a bonus entering 2015. The Giants view Odell Beckham Jr., the 12th overall pick in 2014 and Offensive Rookie of the Year, as the No. 1 receiver in Ben McAdoo's offense. Rueben Randle would start opposite Beckham if Cruz is not back.
Cruz's primary asset as a slot receiver was explosive speed and change-of-direction agility. If he doesn't prove the same type of explosion in offseason workouts, the Giants will not be surprised. The team is tempering expectations and not ruling out a return after the start of the regular season.
"You're not just going to throw him to the wind," Coughlin said.
Mar 26 2015 - Kellen Davis, TE Kellen Davis left the Lions for the Jets Wednesday (March 25).
Mar 26 2015 - Ifeanyi Momah, TE Ifeanyi Momah was signed by the Cardinals Wednesday (March 25). Momah participated in the NFL Veteran Combine during the weekend in Tempe, Ariz.
The 6-foot-7, 248-pound Momah was on the Cleveland Browns' and Detroit Lions' practice squads last season. He signed a futures contract on Dec. 30 with the Lions but was released Feb. 3.
In 2013 as a rookie free agent out of Boston College, Momah was with the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp but waived during the final cuts. He then signed a futures contract with the Eagles and was with the team during the 2014 preseason before he was cut again.
In 34 career games at Boston College, Momah had 39 receptions for 629 yards and six touchdowns.
Mar 26 2015 - Brandon Magee, LB Brandon Magee was placed on waivers by the Buccaneers Wednesday (March 25).
Magee played in nine games for Tampa Bay in 2014, tallying one tackle on defense and six on special teams.
Magee first joined the Bucs just before last year's training camp. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2013, signing with the Dallas Cowboys.
Magee was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns and appeared in eight games as a rookie, playing primarily on special teams. The Browns waived him in July.
Magee has also pursued a baseball career and participated in spring training with the Boston Red Sox in 2014. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008.
The Red Sox confirmed Wednesday that Magee is reporting to the team's minor league complex in Fort Myers, Fla.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity they gave me at the time. Right now, I'm focused on spring training," Magee told the Tampa Bay Times.
Mar 26 2015 - Kyle Sebetic, S Kyle Sebetic was signed by the Packers Wednesday (March 25). The 6-foot, 197-pound Sebetic originally signed last June with the New York Giants but was released on Aug. 26. He returned to spend a week on the Giants' practice squad in November.
Mar 26 2015 - Mason Foster, LB Mason Foster left the Buccaneers for the Bears Wednesday (March 25), agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
A third-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011, Foster started 54 games for the Bucs and tallied 341 tackles, six sacks and five interceptions. He returned two of the five interceptions for touchdowns.
Foster is the third defensive player to join the Bears in the past two days. They also agreed to one-year deals with defensive linemen Ray McDonald defensive end Jarvis Jenkins.
Mar 24 2015 - Taylor Mays, S Taylor Mays left the Bengals for the Vikings Tuesday (March 24). Mays agreed to terms with the Vikings as a free agent after spending the past four seasons with the Bengals. Originally drafted by San Francisco in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he has played 66 career games with 10 starts. A season ago, Mays played in all 16 games for Cincinnati, primarily on special teams.
Mar 24 2015 - Casey Matthews, LB Casey Matthews left the Eagles for the Vikings Tuesday (March 24). Matthews agreed to terms with Minnesota after spending his first four NFL seasons with Philadelphia, where he played in 65 games earning 15 starts. During the 2014 campaign, Matthews recorded a career-best 62 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackels for loss and three quarterback hits. He has played in all 16 games in each of his four NFL seasons.
Mar 24 2015 - Corey Hilliard, T Corey Hilliard left the Lions for the Jets Tuesday (March 24).
Mar 24 2015 - Kevin Vickerson, DE Kevin Vickerson left the Chiefs for the Jets Tuesday (March 24), signing a one-year contract.
Mar 24 2015 - Deveron Carr, CB Deveron Carr was signed by the Colts Monday (March 23). Carr participated in the NFL's Veteran Combine the day before.
He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013. As a rookie in 2013, Carr appeared in nine games on special teams. He was then waived by the Buccaneers on August 26, 2014.
Carr started 34-of-42 career games at Arizona State (2008-2012) and finished with 86 tackles, 22 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. As a senior in 2012, he earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention after starting all 13 games and recording 23 tackles, eight passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Carr was part of a secondary that led the conference and ranked third in the nation in pass defense, allowing only 168.0 passing yards per game.