Filed to ESPN: Denver has emerged as the favorite to land former Dallas DE DeMarcus Ware, per league sources.
NFL.com "While their Super Bowl XLVIII opponents were assembled primarily through the draft, John Elway's Denver Broncos have leaned heavily on free agency. That blueprint will remain in place for 2014. With safety T.J. Ward already in the bank and stud pass rusher DeMarcus Ware on the horizon, Elway..." March 12
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers have struck in free agency. After more than seven hours passed quietly, they agreed to terms Tuesday night with Donald Brown, sources said. The former Colts running back joins San Diego on a three-year deal worth $10.5 million, $4 million of which is guaranteed. It is the same..." March 12
Pro Football Talk "Tackle Jonathan Martin is indeed returning to the Bay Area. And he’ll play for one of his head coaches at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers and Dolphins have issued separate statements announcing the trade. The Dolphins describe the compensation as an undisclosed draft pick. The trade..." March 12
ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints reached agreement with former Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd on a six-year, $54 million deal that includes $28 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Saints announced the six-year deal Tuesday night, but not..." March 12
New York Daily News "The Jets are showing interest in free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew, according to a source. No visit is currently scheduled for the 28-year-old running back, however. Running back isn’t the Jets highest priority need, but especially because Mike Goodson’s status on the team could be..." March 12
Per @KimJonesSports, talks between Jets and Vick have hit a "roadblock" because Vick wants a starting job. Could revisit in the future.
CBSSports.com "After only three seasons, the Blaine Gabbert experiment is over in Jacksonville. The Jaguars announced on Tuesday that they've traded Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, to the 49ers. In exchange for Gabbert, Jacksonville will get a sixth-round draft pick from San Francisco,..." March 11
Cat Scratch Reader "It's a big task, but Steve Smith's replacement might be incoming. It's been two years since Carolina Panthers' fans first began salivating over the idea of Hakeem Nicks returning to Charlotte, now that could be a reality. Nicks was relatively quiet on the first day of free agency with no..." March 11
Silver & Black Pride "According to reports, running back Darren McFadden has signed a 1-year, $4 million deal to stay in Oakland. In what is really the first surprising move of the day (if you had been paying attention for the past week), the Oakland Raiders have reportedly re-signed Darren McFadden to a 1-year..." March 11
ESPN New York "After only one hour of free agency, the New York Jets are targeting at least two quarterbacks -- Michael Vick and Josh McCown, according to a league source. The Jets have a definite interest in Vick, the source said. In an ideal world, they'd like to wrap it up quickly, but the former..." March 11
Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Cowboys have also decided to part ways with veteran wide receiver Miles Austin and will designate him as a post-June 1 cut, according to a source. Releasing Austin saves the Cowboys $5.5 million against the cap, but they don’t get the credit on those savings until after June 1. That..." March 11
Mile High Report "The Denver Broncos have made their first splash of the 2014 free agency signing period, coming to terms with free agent safety T.J. Ward. Once again, John Elway has made a blockbuster free-agent signing. And once again, the signing was a bargain. Former Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward has..." March 11
Saints still haven’t released RB Darren Sproles and now plan to trade him due to heavy interest, per ESPN source. Not being released, though
Windy City Gridiron "It appeared imminent when they attempted to trade him on Monday, but Julius Peppers is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears. Peppers signed a monster deal in 2010, and that deal and its adjustments put the Bears in an uncomfortable salary cap situation this year. The Bears look to gain..." March 11
Baltimore Beat Down "After all the hoopla the past week, Monroe will be the Ravens' starting left tackle. Through all the ups and downs over the past week, the Ravens were still able to bring back left tackle Eugene Monroe." March 11
The Falcoholic "In a headline you would never expect to read, the Falcons have officially parted ways with the NFL's greatest tight end. A future Hall of Fame member was cut from the ranks today. The Atlanta Falcons officially released tight end Tony Gonzalez Tuesday afternoon, according to Jay Adams. The..." March 11
The Phinsider "In what may be the worst kept secret of the "legal tampering" period over the weekend, offensive tackle Branden Albert and the Miami Dolphins were negotiating and said to be close on a deal. Today, that deal came to fruition as NFL free agency opened. The Miami Dolphins have a left tackle. In..." March 11
Pro Football Talk "When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mused about cutting defensive end DeMarcus Ware, many believed he was huffing and puffing. On Tuesday, Jones blew Ware’s house in. Per multiple reports, which PFT has confirmed, the Cowboys have released Ware. He was due to count for $16 million under the..." March 11
CBSSports.com "A year ago, nobody wanted Karlos Dansby. Now, according to the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers, the 32-year-old linebacker is headed to the Browns on a four-year, $24 million deal, with $10 million in the first year and $14 million guaranteed. Dansby began his career in Arizona but left for the..." March 11
Patriots and WR Julian Edelman were unable to reach a deal today and he will test the market.
Music City Miracles "The Titans have added an excellent return man and versatile player in Dexter McCluster. University of Tennessee fans everywhere should be applauding this move. While I am not a Tennessee fan, I am applauding this move. There was a lot of talk about Darren Sproles in the last couple of days,..." March 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "49ers safety Donte Whitner expects to sign with his hometown Cleveland Browns shortly after 4 p.m. today, a source close to Whitner told cleveland.com. If all goes as planned, Whitner will agree to a deal with the Browns right way, say farewell to the 49ers and their fans and head back home to..." March 11
CBSSports.com "For weeks, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora's been reporting that Darrelle Revis could get run out of Tampa Bay. It appears that's happening, whether he's traded or released. And if he's dumped by the Buccaneers, the Eagles and Patriots could be interested. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports..." March 11
ESPN.com "Short of a trade in the next two days, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to release cornerback Darrelle Revis by 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, according to league sources. The time is important because Revis has a $1.5 million roster bonus due on Wednesday, and the fourth-round pick the Buccaneers..." March 11
Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are expected to emerge as a strong potential landing spot for Carolina Panthers veteran wide receiver Steve Smith should he be released today, according to league sources. Smith is expected to be cut, barring an unexpected trade developing in the next few hours for the five-time Pro..." March 11
More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jonathan Babineaux deal with Falcons: three years, $9 million total, including $4 million guaranteed this year, according to sources
Pro Football Talk "Usually one of the last things a team does before cutting a guy they plan to cut anyway is give everyone one last chance. That appears to be the case with the Panthers, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says they’re attempting to trade the veteran wide receiver. With a $7 million cap hit, that..." March 11
#Raiders are strong players in Darrelle Revis sweepstakes, along with Browns, according to league sources
NFL Trade Rumors "Fallon Smith, citing a league source, reports that the Giants have an offer out to free agent RB Rashad Jennings. According to Smith, Jennings is waiting on the Raiders to make a move. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reported Monday that the Raiders “remain a major player” for Jennings. The..." March 11
Source close to the situation would be "shocked" if Jared Allen doesn't end up with the Denver Broncos.
Source says the #Redskins and WR Andre Roberts have agreed to a deal.
#Patriots offered WR Julian Edelman a three-year deal, per source. Would like an answer by the start of free agency. They want to keep him
CBSSports.com "With long-time linebacker London Fletcher most likely to retire, one of the Redskins' offseason needs was to re-sign linebacker Perry Riley. And Washington has done just that. Riley, whose deal reportedly will pay him $4 million per season, led the team in 2013 with 153 tackles -- the first..." March 11
Texans released TE Owen Daniels.
Colts re-signed veteran K Adam Vinatieri to a two-year deal, per source.
Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants will have someone they at least know can serviceably start alongside cornerback Prince Amukamara in their secondary. Trumaine McBride reached agreement hours before becoming a free agent on a two-year deal with the team, a person familiar with the situation told NJ.com. The deal will..." March 11
Charlotte Observer "Another Carolina Panthers offensive lineman is leaving the game on his own terms. Veteran guard/center Geoff Hangartner, who had three stints with the Panthers, told the Observer on Tuesday he is retiring after nine seasons. Hangartner’s decision follows the retirement of Pro Bowl left..." March 11
Free agent LT Jared Veldheer recently fired his agent and his brother is now representing him. (James Veldheer) #NFLFreeAgency
Pro Football Talk "Offensive line is a major need for the Falcons this offseason and they’ve reportedly landed a player that they hope can provide better blocking at guard than they got last season. Former NFL scout and current 95.7 The Game in San Francisco radio host John Middlekauff reports that the Falcons..." March 11
New York Daily News "Peyton Hillis, who helped bail the Giants out of a running back jam last season, will return to the team and sign a two-year deal on Tuesday, the Daily News has learned. The 28-year-old Hillis was enroute to New Jersey on Monday night, according to an NFL source, and is expected to sign the..." March 11
CBSSports.com "An already thin backfield for the Jaguars got thinner on Tuesday when Jacksonville released running back Justin Forsett in advance of free agency starting at 4 p.m. ET. Forsett was the backup to the backup of Maurice Jones-Drew, who's heading to free agency. Jordan Todman is currently atop the..." March 11
NFL Trade Rumors "John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have released cornerback Brice McCain on Tuesday. McCain, 27, signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million with the Texans last March. Houston should receive close to $850,000 in cap space with this move. He was rated as the..." March 11
Bears calling around the league, seeing if they can find a trade partner for DE Julius Peppers, per sources. Trade unlikely...
CBSSports.com "A year after finding a soft free-agent market -- and parlaying a one-year deal into a Super Bowl ring -- Michael Bennett is finally getting paid. The Seahawks defensive end get his cake and eat it too, agreeing to a four-year deal with Seattle that will pay him $32 million. The Seahawks..." March 11
Sources predict Arthur Jones will sign with the Indianapolis Colts as soon as today. Expected between $6 million and $7 million per year
ESPN New York "After four turbulent seasons with the New York Jets, wide receiver Santonio Holmes is looking for a new team. In a long-anticipated move, Holmes was released Monday after a second straight injury-plagued season. His lack of production, coupled with a $10.75 million salary-cap charge in 2014,..." March 11
Jason Babin voided the final two years of his Jacksonville Jaguars contract and is now a free agent.