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|Bears terminate Peppers' contract (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 6:12 pm]
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday, one of several moves they made to reshape their struggling defense.
Lions retain RB Bell, get Ogletree (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 6:02 pm]
The Detroit Lions achieved one of their top goals this offseason, retaining Joique Bell, and kept another player to give them much-needed depth. The Lions and Bell agreed to a $9.3 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Detroit also agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, according to another person familiar with negotiations, speaking to AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been announced. Seattle receiver Golden Tate also will meet with the Lions, a person familiar with the visit says.
Browns plug holes with Whitner, Dansby (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 5:56 pm]
CLEVELAND (AP) -- With wads of money to spend, the Browns didn't waste any time shoving millions into two defensive holes they created this winter.
49ers agree with S Bethea to replace Whitner (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 5:50 pm]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner headed out of the Bay Area for his hometown of Cleveland, the San Francisco 49ers wasted little time finding someone to fill his position.
AP Source: Roberts' Redskins deal 4 years, $16M (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 5:36 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says receiver Andre Roberts' deal with the Washington Redskins is worth a base value of $16 million over four years with $8 million guaranteed.
Free agent Whitner says he's with Browns (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:45 pm]
Free agent safety Donte Whitner says he's agreed to a contract with the Browns, who have also reportedly signed inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. A two-time Pro Bowler with San Francisco and a Cleveland native, Whitner posted on his Twitter account ''that I must now embark on my intended journey and become a Cleveland Brown. A place that's very dear to my heart!'' Whitner, 28, spent the past three seasons with the 49ers after five with Buffalo, which drafted him with No. 8 overall in 2006. According to reports, Whitner is getting a four-year, $28 million deal.
Redskins add Lauvao, Hayward; keep Riley, Moss (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:43 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Redskins reached deals guard Shawn Lauvao and linebacker Adam Hayward and re-signed inside linebacker Perry Riley and receiver Santana Moss on Tuesday on a busy first day of NFL free agency.
Colts sign DE Arthur Jones, keeps CB Vontae Davis (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:41 pm]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts started and finished Tuesday's free agent binge by re-signing their own key players.
AP Source: Titans agree to deal with WR McCluster (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:38 pm]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans kicked off the first day of NFL free agency by agreeing to terms with Chiefs running back, receiver and kick returner Dexter McCluster, said a person familiar with the situation.
Bears agree to 5-year contract with DE Houston (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:27 pm]
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears agreed to a five-year contract with former Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston on Tuesday.
Broncos agree to deal with S T.J. Ward (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:11 pm]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos have revamped their defensive secondary by agreeing to a deal with Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward on Tuesday.
Redskins reach terms with Hayward, Lauvao (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 4:06 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with linebacker Adam Hayward and scheduled cornerback Corey Graham for a visit on a busy first day of NFL free agency.
49ers to acquire QB Blaine Gabbert from Jaguars (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:51 pm]
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to acquire quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round draft pick, apparently finding a capable backup for Colin Kaepernick.
Raiders keep McFadden, sign OL Rodger Saffold (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:46 pm]
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a five-year contract with offensive lineman Rodger Saffold and have re-signed running back Darren McFadden to a one-year contract.
AP source: Albert, Mitchell reach deals with Miami (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:34 pm]
A person familiar with the negotiations says Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins on a five-year contract worth more than $45 million, the first step in the revamping of the team's troubled offensive line. The person also says former Houston Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell agreed to terms Tuesday on a $16 million, four-year deal with Miami. Albert would move into the position played at the start of last season by Jonathan Martin, who left the team in October and alleged he was harassed by teammates.
S Jenkins gets 3-year deal with Eagles (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:30 pm]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles and former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins have agreed on a three-year contract.
Falcons sign 3 linemen on 1st day of free agency (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:28 pm]
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have bulked up along the offensive and defensive lines, signing three players on the first day of free agency.
Jets re-sign K Folk to multiyear deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 3:10 pm]
The New York Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk to a multiyear contract, less than two weeks after placing the franchise tag on him. The team announced the deal Tuesday, shortly after the NFL's free agency period began. The Jets did not release terms. Folk, coming off perhaps the best season of his seven-year NFL career, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
Cowboys release franchise sacks leader Ware (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:50 pm]
The Dallas Cowboys are releasing franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware to save salary cap room after the worst season of his career. Owner Jerry Jones said in a statement it was ''extremely difficult'' to make a decision announced just as free agency opened Tuesday. Ware broke Harvey Martin's 30-year-old franchise record for sacks in 2013, but got to the quarterback a career-low six times and missed games for the first time in his nine-year career. The 31-year-old Ware had 117 sacks in Dallas and went to seven Pro Bowls.
Redskins re-sign Moss, reach terms with Lauvao (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: March 11, 2014, 2:49 pm]
The Washington Redskins have re-signed receiver Santana Moss to a one-year deal and agreed to terms with free agent guard Shawn Lauvao. The Redskins also Tuesday re-signed inside linebacker Perry Riley on a busy first day of NFL free agency. Moss, who turns 35 in June, returns for a 10th season with the Redskins. Lauvao, a third-round draft pick in 2010, has played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns and is part of new coach Jay Gruden's plan to upgrade the offensive line.