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March 14, 2014

Ravens sign WR Steve Smith to a three-year contract

Yahoo! Sports "The Baltimore Ravens have signed free-agent WR Steve Smith to a three-year contract, Shutdown Corner has learned. Smith was cut by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and was contacted by five teams, but his first visit was to the Ravens — and they never let him get away. GM Ozzie Newsome was..." March 14

  • Report: Cowboys interested in Julius Peppers

    ESPN Dallas "Are the Dallas Cowboys about to see the allure of Rod Marinelli? According to multiple sources, the Cowboys have a visit scheduled with defensive tackle Henry Melton and have interest in defensive end Julius Peppers. Melton is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports and has..." March 14

  • CBSSports.com "Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was busy Thursday. First, he and former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount debated who was the NFL's best cornerback. To paraphrase T.O., Sherman loves him some Sherman, while Blount was partial to Aqib Talib, who just signed a six-year, $57 million deal..." March 14

  • Cincinnati Enquirer "Marvin Lewis signed a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season on Friday. His previous contract was due to expire following the 2014 season. "Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing," said Bengals president Mike Brown. "We are one of only five teams to qualify..." March 14

  • Detroit Free Press "Brandon Pettigrew is a bit of a relic in today’s NFL, a tight end who’s just as comfortable blocking as he is catching the ball. For the Detroit Lions, that versatility was a part of their offense they couldn’t bear to lose. Pettigrew agreed to a four-year, $16-million deal with the Lions on..." March 14

  • New York Post "A day after the Giants agreed to terms with one of their own linebackers, Jon Beason, they landed another, coming to terms on a contract with former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain. The deal is expected to be signed Friday. McClain, 28, visited with the Giants last week, a day after meeting..." March 14

  • Jonathan Martin on 49ers: I can tell I'll get along with those guys

    CBSSports.com "For the first time since being traded to San Francisco, Jonathan Martin was at the 49ers practice facility on Thursday and it seems the former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman likes what he saw. Although Martin had trouble with his teammates in Miami, he doesn't see that happening in San..." March 14

  • Pats talking with Brandon Browner

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots are negotiating with suspended free agent cornerback Brandon Browner. A well-placed Patriots source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that "Browner wants to be in New England. I think we are close, but it's a tough deal to do because of suspension, etc." Browner..." March 14

  • Wesley Woodyard agrees to terms with Titans for four years, $16 million

    Denver Post "Former Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year, $16 million contract, according to an NFL source. Woodyard will get $7.5 million through his first two seasons. It was mildly surprising the Titans acquired Woodyard to play middle..." March 14

  • Broncos have an ‘out’ in Aqib Talib’s contract

    USA Today "If Aqib Talib’s stay in Denver doesn’t work out as planned, his six-year, $57 million contract could end up being a one-year, $12 million pact. Just $11.5 million of Talib’s contract is fully guaranteed and he’ll get all of it in 2014, according to salary data obtained Thursday by USA TODAY..." March 14

  • Behind The Steel Curtain "The newest Steeler helps to fill the newest need in Pittsburgh. Cam Thomas has been signed on a two-year deal the same week the Steelers' defensive line was depleted with the departures of Al Woods and Ziggy Hood." March 14

  • Fansided "The San Francisco 49ers are looking to re-sign cornerback Tarell Brown. They’re willing to give him a three-year-deal worth $10 million. He hasn’t been connected to a lot of teams though the Miami Dolphins were reportedly interested in Brown. Nothing really came of those reports or rumors..." March 14

  • Panthers and Colts interested in Hakeem Nicks, who is reportedly visiting Indianapolis

    New York Daily News "Hakeem Nicks' search for a new team and more money was always expected to lead him to Carolina. Now it seems that he could end up in Indianapolis, too. Both the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts are in serious pursuit of the Giants receiver, according to an NFL source familiar with..." March 14

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