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I've been posting NFL Free Agent Rumors and NFL Draft Rumors daily on each page. These are listed per team, so click on each link if you're interested in seeing all of the rumors from your favorite team.

However, I received a suggestion to post all of the latest rumors in a daily format for those interested in multiple teams. That's what I've done on this new NFL Rumors page. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Rumors Updates.



NFL Rumors - March 3 Updates:

"C.J. Spiller is eligible to become a UFA. I'm told potential suitors considering interest include the Cards, Jets, Dolphins and 49ers at this time." - Josina Anderson, ESPN

"Ted Ginn Jr. visited Tennessee today and is expected to visit San Francisco on Wednesday." - Adam Schefter

"Told former Rams DL Kendall Langford's visit to Detroit went well but he will continue visit tour. Jets next followed by New Orleans." - Nick Wagoner, ESPN

"I was informed every team between picks 26 through 32, except for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, will consider selecting Maxx Williams late in Round 1." - Tony Pauline

"Sources expect DeMarco Murray to remain with Cowboys if offer equal or similar to what he attracts as UFA." - Ed Werder

"It's a safe bet the Falcons will express interest in tight end Niles Paul, if Paul is not re-signed before then." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

"While not the flashiest add, one player that the Bills could have interest in is former Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham." - Joe Buscaglia, WGR 550

The Giants will make a "serious run" at Ndamukong Suh. - Adam Schefter

"Jameis Winston visiting Buccaneers today might be unprecedented. Potential No. 1 picks don't visit teams with No. 1 pick this early. Ever." - Adam Schefter

"The Jacksonville Jaguars are very interested in Brian Orakpo." - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC

"Woody Johnson has been involved in serious internal discussions with Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to make a push for perennial All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if/when he becomes a free agent next week." - Manish Mehta, New York Daily News

"The Jets would like to bring back RB Bilal Powell. He's the priority, not C.J. Spiller." - Rich Cimini, ESPN

"Mark Ingram is 'someone that we want to keep.'" - Sean Payton

Brian Hartline is visiting Cleveland today. - NFL tabloid

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NFL Rumors - March 2 Updates:

"Texans gave Andre Johnson permission to seek a trade. Told him he'd have a reduced role next season. He asked to be traded or cut instead." - John McClain, Houston Chronicle

The Cardinals, Colts and Jaguars are "potential suitors" for DeMarco Murray. - Ian Rapoport

"If Cardinals NT Dan Williams makes it to FA open market next week, Redskins will be interested." - Kevin Sheehan, ESPN

The Falcons have interest in Brian Orakpo. - NFL tabloid

The Dolphins are one of three teams with a shot at Ndamukong Suh. - Adam Beasley, Miami Herald

"I’m hearing Cleveland plans to add at least one more quarterback to the 2015 meetings rooms, a role filled through the draft or free agency." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

"If the Lions can't agree to a long term deal with Ndamukong Suh, the Redskins are interested." - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC (Apparently, Daniel Snyder learned nothing from the Albert Haynesworth debacle.)

"Darnell Dockett has visited scheduled with #49ers beginning tonight." - Ed Werder

The Buccaneers, Jaguars and Raiders will all heavily pursue Ndamukong Suh. - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC

"Cautionary FA tale: Last year, Bucs signed OT Anthony Collins to a 5-yr, $30M deal. Now, they’re shopping him. Will cut him if no takers." - Ian Rapoport

Brad Jones is visiting the Eagles on Monday. - Jim Wyatt, the Tennesseean

"Former Rams DT Kendall Langford paying free-agent visit to Detroit today." - Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"I'm told 'I don't see Julius in the picture there' in regard to Julius Thomas and the Falcons." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

"Stephen Gostkowski a more likely candidate for tag than Devin McCourty." - Mike Reiss, ESPN

"Various sources indicate Jacoby Jones visiting Bengals." - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com

The Lions will not be using the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh, per a team announcement.

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NFL Rumors - March 1 Updates:

The Broncos will use the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas on Monday. - Mike Klis, Denver Post

"Willie Colon's tenure with the New York Jets looks as though it will end after two years, with sources telling Metro New York that the starting right guard won't be coming back. ... As for possible replacements, the Jets will actively pursue some of the bigger names in free agency at guard, including Clint Boling of the Cincinnati Bengals and James Carpenter of the Seattle Seahawks." - Kristian Dyer, Metro Sports

"Among the free agents the Broncos might pursue next week are Kansas City center Rodney Hudson, Miami tight end Charles Clay and Baltimore defensive end Pernell McPhee." - Mike Klis, Denver Post

"DeMarco Murray is probably going to, you know, get some peace and see what's out in the market and then we'll talk and see."

"49ers Chris Culliver is one of the most sought after corners. Expect a big time deal." - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 28 Updates:

"I think linebacker James Harrison will be part of things if Dick LeBeau wants him, and I expect he will. I think he'd be the one Steeler to come over to Tennessee." - Paul Kuharsky, ESPN

The Panthers will allow Greg Hardy to walk into free agency. - NFL tabloid

Dan Connolly is a "priority to re-sign" for the Patriots. - Tom Curran, CSN NE

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 27 Updates:

"Every day, with little things I hear, evidence continues to build that the Eagles are going to make a strong play for Marcus Mariota." - Jimmy Kempski, Philly Voice

"I'm told lots of interest in Shane Ray from Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans." - Tony Pauline

"Sources say Redskins have strong interest in 49ers guard Mike Iupati. The Bucs also like the 6'5 330 lbs. offensive lineman." - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC

The Raiders are expected to release LaMarr Woodley. - CSN Bay Area

"Defensive tackle market going to be hot and brisk. Raiders need to grab one. I think they get Knighton unless he signs early with Denver." - Bill Williamson, ESPN

"The Browns are one of at least two teams trying to sign Josh McCown, source tells Cleveland.com. Bills also in the hunt." - Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"The Lions hold the 23 rd overall pick and are expected to look very long and very hard at bolstering the talent upfront along the offensive and defensive lines, respectively, but running back has to be at the very least part of the conversation now." - Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 26 Updates:

"The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans of using a transition tag on Jason Worilds and will let the outside linebacker hit free agency." - Scott Brown, ESPN

The Dolphins have placed Mike Wallace on the trading block. - Ian Rapoport

The Panthers and Browns are both interested in Ted Ginn. - Joe Person, Charlotte.com

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 25 Updates:

The Jaguars are expected to make a "very strong play" for Ndamukong Suh. - Jason La Canfora

Sean Payton has "expressed a desire" to cut Junior Galette, who was arrested for domestic violence and accused of sexual assault this offseason. - Jason La Canfora

The Colts are expected to be "very involved" in the market for Pernell McPhee. - Jason La Canfora

Michael Oher recently visited the Panthers. - Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun

Ricky Jean-Francois will be visiting the Seahawks this week. - NFL tabloid

"Next up on the James Casey free agency visit tour: Broncos, Titans, Browns." - Adam Caplan

"Antone Smith is one of the players with an expiring contract the Falcons have prioritized to bring back." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

"Feeling in league circles is that the Buccaneers, should they be willing to trade Glennon, would yield as high as a 3rd-round pick." - Adam Caplan

"Atlanta Falcons will have 'strong interest' in Justin Forsett if he hits FA market." - Chris Wesseling, NFL.com

The Ravens expressed pessimism in regards to retaining Torrey Smith in free agency. - Jamison Hensley, ESPN

"The Dolphins and tight end Charles Clay are in active negotiations and there is cautious optimism that a deal will get done, though not certainty." - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

"The Dolphins have told multiple people that they want to add a starting linebacker, and they’re expected to pursue the Jets’ David Harris ... If the Dolphins are outbid for Harris, they have interest in Tampa Bay free agent Mason Foster." - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

The "most likely outcome" for Jake Long this offseason is a release. - Nick Wagoner, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 24 Updates:

"Hearing the Bills are not pursuing Rams QB Sam Bradford, as being reported." - Vic Carucci, Buffalo News

No team has contacted the Rams about Sam Bradford. - Ian Rapoport

"Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

"Owen Daniels has expressed an interest in returning to the Ravens." - Jamison Hensley, ESPN

It's "iffy" whether Harry Douglas will return to the Falcons next year because he counts $3.5 million against the cap in 2015. - Marc Sessler, NFL.com

"The name of Shane Ray was constantly associated with the Falcons' franchise as their leading choice in Round 1." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

The Jets and Packers have taking a liking to Phillip Dorsett. - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

"Prior to Denzel Perryman's poor 40, there was a belief the Oakland Raiders would target the Miami linebacker in the second round." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

"Sources tell me the Kansas City Chiefs are considering Benardrcik McKinney as a possible replacement for Justin Houston." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

"I'm told the Packers are very high on Stephone Anthony, who would fill a need at inside linebacker." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

"Would be shocked if Percy Harvin agreed to any reduced deal w/NYJ. Expect NE among those interested." - Jason La Canfora

"I was told the Jets intend to be big players in free agency, specifically on defense. I'm told they will target outside linebackers and cornerbacks as big-ticket items. They evidently will look for younger, taller corners." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

"I keep hearing Spiller to Jets." - Jason La Canfora

"Since my posting Friday on the belief the Philadelphia Eagles are the front-runners for Byron Maxwell, additional sources have told me they agree with the assessment and feel Maxwell will end up with the team." - Tony Pauline. More in the NFL Combine Rumors page.

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 23 Updates:

The Raiders will make a run at Randall Cobb. - Bill Williamson, ESPN

"Panthers LT Byron Bell announces on instagram he will not be back with the team in 2015." - David Newton, ESPN

"Cardinals looking to add depth to the tight end position by bringing in TE/FB James Casey." - Mike Jurecki

"Broncos to meet with free agent tight end/fullback James Casey." - Mike Klis, Denver Post

"Giants will use their franchise tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul if the two sides fail to reach a long-term deal by March 2." - Adam Schefter

"I couldn't find one person I trust (NFL scout, analyst, etc.) who doesn't think Jameis Winston will be the No. 1 overall pick on April 30." - Dane Brugler, CBS. Credit Charlie Campbell for being the first to report (more than a month ago) that the Buccaneers prefer Winston over Marcus Mariota.

"We're still nine weeks from the draft, but the preliminary sense I get is the New York Jets aren't looking to take a quarterback with their first-round pick." - Rich Cimini, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 22 Updates:

"Browns intrigued by Utah DE/OLB Nate Orchard. Brass had a lengthy interview with him at Senior Bowl." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Melvin Gordon was spotted wearing a Detroit Lions' cap at the NFL Combine. "Word at the Combine has the Kansas City Chiefs very high on East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy." - Tony Pauline

The Bills are taking a "hard look" at Charles Clay. - Vic Carucci, Buffalo News

"Phil Taylor is due $5.5 million in the final year of his rookie deal. After missing 11 games to knee problems last year, the Browns could approach Taylor about his contract or outright release him." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

"Expect free agent Orlando Franklin to get handsomely paid by another team." - Mike Klis, Denver Post

"Despite the ACL injury he suffered in early November, teams are showing interest in impending UFA Broncos LB Nate Irving." - Josina Anderson, ESPN

"A chance exists the Bucs could cut last year's free agent jewel and former Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson. That decision could fall either way at this point, but if they do both the Bengals and Johnson would be very interested in making a reunion occur." - Paul Dehner, Cincinnati.com

"Titans general manager Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt ... just saw the value of the No. 2 overall pick of the draft jump considerably." - Rob Rang, in the wake of the quarterbacks' performance at the NFL Combine

"Dolphins have mutual interest in LBs Vic Beasley, Benardrick McKinney." - Andrew Abramson, Palm Beach Post

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 21 Updates:

"Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin likely won't be back with the Browns next season." - Tom Reed, Cleveland.com

"If the Rams do choose to spend money in free agency, Rodney Hudson would make a lot of sense so long as his price doesn't go out of control." - Nick Wagoner, ESPN

"So much Jameis Winston-Marcus Mariota talk. But don't sleep on UCLA's Brett Hundley, whom Browns would have considered in top 10 last year." - Adam Schefter

"Randy Gregory said he met with Raiders for 30 minutes last night. Nebraska pass rusher said he felt like 'there was a real connection.'" - Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle

"Redskins have shown interest in Landon Collins." - Dianna Marie Russini

"Cecil Shorts is interested in returning home to Cleveland, which has the free agent on its radar." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

"Best player available. Best player available. We'll take the best player on the board." - Jerry Reese

"Falcons definitely will have an interest in LB David Harris if he reaches free agency, I'm told. So will the Chicago Bears." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 20 Updates:

"No talks between the Falcons and safety Dwight Lowery yet." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

"Present word has the Philadelphia Eagles as front runners for cornerback Byron Maxwell." - Tony Pauline

"The Atlanta Falcons will have strong interest in running back Justin Forsett if he hits the free-agent market." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

The Browns will "take a real run" at Sam Bradford via a trade. - Jason Cole, Yahoo!

The Titans are making re-signing Derrick Morgan a priority. - Jim Wyatt

The Titans met with Leonard Williams at the NFL Combine, and they gave Jurrell Casey's number to Williams.

"Miami OT Ereck Flowers said he had a good meeting with the Panthers, thinks he impressed them with his football IQ on the board." - Jonathan Jones, Charlotte Observer

"Michigan State WR Jerry Mumphery on Raiders radar as late-round project type." - Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle

"Coach Bill O'Brien said today the Texans need to improve at quarterback, and he wants to start with re-signing Ryan Mallett." - John McClain, Houston Chronicle

"Julius Thomas buzz includes Falcons jumping into mix as teams who might go after him." - Cecil Lammey, ESPN Denver

"Raiders might not be as interested in Julius Thomas as originally thought." - Cecil Lammey, ESPN Denver

The Jaguars have "strong interest" in Julius Thomas. - Cecil Lammey, ESPN Denver

"UCLA's Brett Hundley among QBs that interest Rams." - Jim Thomas, St. Louis Today

"Vikings have tried to mend fences, with Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer reaching out to Peterson. To no avail. He wants a fresh start." - Ian Rapoport

Bilal Powell is "generating buzz in league circles." - Rich Cimini, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 19 Updates:

"The level of dialogue between the Bills and representatives for Jerry Hughes has picked up the last 24 hours." - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com

"On Byron Maxwell, there's a lot of talk the Falcons will be strong players, with the Dan Quinn connection being a big factor." - Mike Garafolo, FOX Sports

"The Falcons will likely be interested in Denver tight end Julius Thomas." - D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Bryan Bulaga, I definitely want him back." - Mike McCarthy

"We're convinced we want Jason Pierre-Paul back." - Tom Coughlin

"John Elway confirms the Broncos will use franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas if both sides can't reach new deal immediately." - Linsday Jones, USA Today

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman told the media that offensive tackle, receiver, running back and defensive line are the deepest positions in the draft this year, but noted that he was going to take the best player available.

Brett Hundley told the media that he sees himself as a good fit in Philadelphia's offense.

Mike Pettine said that the quarterback spot is a "position we're going to look to address." - Brian Costello, New York Post

"The Raiders are unlikely to bring back running back Darren McFadden on a bargain-basement deal like they did last season." - Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle

"The door hasn't closed" on the Browns re-signing Brian Hoyer. - Mike Pettine (reported by Mary Kay Cabot)

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 18 Updates:

"Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said veteran corners Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown will hit the free agent market with an offer." - Jerry McDonald, Oakland Tribune

"At this point it's expected that players like free agent OT Joe Barksdale will test free agent market." - GM Les Snead

The Jets have confirmed that they've met with Josh McCown. - Manish Mehta, New York Daily News

"La'El Collins says he met with the Browns already and they told him 'you are our favorite for right tackle.'" - Dianna Marie Russini, NBC

"Sam Bradford has permission to seek a trade. Finding compensation to Rams' liking will be difficult. But his agent can speak to other teams." - Jason La Canfora

"The meeting between Cleveland and Brian Hoyer has yet to take place. ... The Browns are sniffing around Josh McCown." - Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland

"Tom Telesco says he plans to meet with agent for RB Ryan Mathews, an impending free agent." - Michael Gehlken, UT-San Diego

"GM Martin Mayhew says he is 'very optimistic' team will re-sign DT Ndamukong Suh." - Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune

"Unless I'm missing something here, the Eagles are going to do whatever it takes to get Marcus Mariota." - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer

General manager Ruston Webster said that while the team likes Zach Mettenberger, we're "not committing to anything now, including who we’re going to pick at No. 2 right now."

"Trent Baalke said he plans to meet with Michael Crabtree's agent this week." - Matt Barrows, Sacramento Bee

"Lovie Smith says he would be comfortable making FSU QB Jameis Winston the face of the franchise." - Rick Stroud, Tampa Times

"We're still working on it. It'll take some time to resolve. It's our intention to have Frank Gore back." - Trent Baalke, 49ers GM

Josh McCown had breakfast with John Fox on Thursday morning.

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 17 Updates:

Mike Pouncey wants the Dolphins' front office to sign 49ers' guard Mike Iupati. - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

Justin Houston and the Chiefs have never been close on a deal. - Mike Garafolo, FOX Sports

"Crabtree and Lloyd will hit free agency next month and it seems unlikely either will be back. Crabtree clearly was frustrated with his role at the end of season, and he recently removed any mention of the 49ers from his Twitter bio." - Matt Barrows, Sacramento Bee

"I'd be surprised if the Redskins brought Brandon Meriweather back. He’s just too unreliable." - Mike Jones, Washington Post

Vernon Gholston was given a tryout with the Redskins, according to himself.

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 16 Updates:

The Browns have a keen interest in Marcus Mariota. - Tom Reed, Cleveland.com

"Brian Orakpo would have been a top target for the Falcons last offseason had he not been hit with the franchise tag." - Vaughn McClure, ESPN

The Texans are interested in re-signing Ryan Pickett. - Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

"The Browns might make a play for Broncos unrestricted free agent Julius Thomas." - Tom Reed, Cleveland.com

"The Philadelphia Eagles turned down a trade that would have brought them Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon at the start of the 2013 NFL season in exchange for Nick Foles." - Phil Sheridan, ESPN

Chris Johnson is expected to be a Plan B for the Ravens if they don't re-sign Justin Forsett. - Sarah Ellison, BaltimoreRavens.com

Rahim Moore is expected to walk in free agency. - Jeff Legwold, ESPN

"Josh McCown visited the Buffalo Bills today, but left without a contract. ... The Bills did not even talk salary with McCown's representitive." - Vic Carucci, Buffalo News

"Josh McCown, who is visiting the #Bills today, has other visits scheduled. He’ll take at least one more, with time on his side." - Ian Rapoport

"Josh McCown is in Buffalo, where the two sides are trying to work out a deal today." - Adam Schefter

Both sides are interested in Clint Boling's return, and they will probably get a deal worked out soon. - Paul Dehner, Cincinnati.com

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 15 Updates:

"Early indications are the Titans are leaning toward giving Mettenberger a chance to prove himself as the full-time starter rather than drafting Winston or Mariota." - Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean

"The Oakland Raiders are expected to pursue Terrance Knighton, and the Detroit Lions could have interest if Ndamukong Suh signs elsewhere." - Troy Renck, Denver Post

"As of last week, the Dolphins still had not given impending free agent Jared Odrick any idea if they want him back." - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

Julius Thomas would be a perfect fit for the Jaguars. - Ryan O'Halloran, Jacksonville.com

"The Patriots are much likelier to now cut Dennard instead of paying almost $1.6 million to a player who fell to sixth on the depth chart in 2014." - Ben Volin, Boston Globe



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NFL Rumors - Feb. 14 Updates:

The Giants will make every effort to retain Jason Pierre-Paul. - Dan Graziano, ESPN

The Steelers plan on allowing Jason Worilds to test the open market, according to general manager Kevin Colbert.

There's a good chance the Bengals will retain Eric Winston, but they are not expected to re-sign Marshall Newhouse. - Coley Harvey

Marshawn Lynch's back will be a major factor in terms of whether he decides to keep playing. - Ian Rapoport

"The Rams have every intention of bringing quarterback Sam Bradford back in 2015. And, so long as Bradford is healthy, he'll almost certainly be the starter." - Nick Wagoner, ESPN

Chris Johnson will be released in a few days. - Kristian Dyer, Metro US

"If Josh McCown only receives offers to be a backup, the Ravens would have to be near the top - if not at the top - of his list because of Trestman, who coached McCown in Chicago." - Jamison Hensley, ESPN

"It's hard to see the Redskins investing much in Brian Orakpo given his age (he'll be 29) and the fact he's coming off another arm injury and when healthy last season did not make the game-changing plays Jay Gruden said he wanted to see." - John Keim, ESPN

Kyle Wilson probably won't be back. - Rich Cimini, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 13 Updates:

The Browns offered a fourth-round pick to the Redskins for Kirk Cousins, but Washington wanted a second-round choice. - Mike Jones, Washington Post

The Saints are likely to cut Brodrick Bunkley. They'll do so with David Hawthorne as well if he doesn't take a pay cut. - Mike Triplett, ESPN

The Seahawks offered a trade for Jordan Cameron during the season. Cameron is now a free agent. - Ian Rapoport

It's likely that the 49ers will release Ahmad Brooks this offseason. - Matt Barrows, Sacramento Bee

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 12 Updates:

The Dolphins are considering restructuring Mike Wallace's contract rather than cutting him. - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

DeMarco Murray will be able to come back to the Cowboys on a "team-friendly" deal because other teams will be scared of his workload. - Andrew Brandt, Sports Illustrated

Buster Skrine plans on testing the open market. - Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 11 Updates:

Lovie Smith prefers Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota. - Pat Yasinskas, ESPN

Teams don't believe Marcus Mariota will slide in the draft. - Charlie Campbell. Click here for more on the Marcus Mariota.

The best guess is that Cecil Shorts will sign with the Browns. - Michael DiRocco, ESPN

The Vikings would like to have Adrian Peterson back, as long as he's reinstated by the NFL, according to team president Mark Wilf.

The belief is that the Jets will cut Percy Harvin prior to March 19 (when the Jets will have to give up a fourth-round pick). - Rich Cimini, ESPN

"Defensive backs were being studied hard by the Steelers (at the Senior Bowl)." - Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"The guess here is that the Eagles will make a push to sign Brandon Graham, but ultimately he'll land with a 4-3 team that views him as a starter." Sheil Kapadia, Philly Mag

Jerry Hughes said he'll give the Bills the first opportunity to re-sign him.

"Derrick Morgan, who did a decent job in his first season as a 3-4 linebacker. But Morgan probably will look at the open market after the Titans dragged their feet on an extension." - Terry McCormick, 24-7 Sports

Jabaal Sheard is expected to walk as a free agent. - Tony Grossi, ESPN

The Steelers will not re-sign James Harrison for 2015 "unless there is another emergency." - Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 10 Updates:

Marshawn Lynch is unsure if he'll play in 2015. - NFL tabloids.

The Bengals "covet" Rey Maualuga and want to re-sign him. - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com

"Either Ndamukong Suh signs an extension or plays on franchise tag." - Tim Twentyman, DetroitLions.com

Wes Welker is considering retirement, according to Mike Garofolo, FOX Sports.

The Saints may bring back Marques Colston at a "significantly reduced rate." - Mike Triplett, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 9 Updates:

According to Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie is leaning toward going to the Jets because he "loves" New York and wants to be with former coordinator Todd Bowles.

"Ryan Fitzpatrick, who knows Chan Gailey's system from their time together in Buffalo, could be an option if he's released by the Houston Texans." - Rich Cimini, ESPN

It would take a fourth-round pick for the Buccaneers to move on from Mike Glennon; they would be ecstatic to see a second-rounder. - Scott Reynolds, Pewter Report

The ideal fit for a running back in New York would be C.J. Spiller. - Rich Cimini, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 8 Updates:

"Randy Starks is a likely salary-cap casualty. Starks had a down year in 2014, and is poised to cost $6 million against the Dolphins' cap." - Adam Beasley, Miami Herald

"After the Panthers paid Greg Hardy $13.1 million for playing in one game in 2014, the team is not expected to bring him back next season." - Joseph Person, Charlotte Observer

"Ike Taylor says he would consider following Dick LeBeau to Titans if they are interested." - SiriusXM NFL Radio

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 7 Updates:

"If the Ravens want to succeed this offseason, they have to negotiate a contract extension with Haloti Ngata ... If they don't, the Ravens' 2006 first-round draft pick has to find another place this year where he can finish his career." - Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun

"I expect Greg Toler back. ... The same can't be said about LaRon Landry." - Mike Wells, ESPN

"It wouldn't shock me if the Lions went after a high-profile defensive tackle like Terrance Knighton from Denver." - Mike Rothstein, ESPN

There aren't "great chances" the Lions bring back Rob Sims. - Mike Rothstein, ESPN

Chances are that Devin McCourty gets franchise tagged. - Jeff Howe, Boston Herald

"Browns Brian Hoyer doesn't know if he will hit open market. Wouldn't say if he wants to. Open to returning with chance to start." - Scott Petrak, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 6 Updates:

The Bills are expected to sign Richie Incognito. - Tim Graham, Buffalo News

"Whatever his asking price, the Raiders obviously don’t agree with it and so far seem willing to let Stefen Wisniewski hit the free agent market." - Michael Wagaman, ESPN

The Eagles could pursue Jake Locker in free agency. - Mark Eckel, NJ.com

"Dannell Ellerbe is certainly in danger of being a salary-cap casualty. In fact, I would be very surprised if Miami doesn’t take his $8.45 million off the books next season." - James Walker, ESPN

"Jonathan Kraft admitted that the $20 million option was "a placeholder," and that the team hoped to get a long-term deal done with Darrelle Revis this offseason." - Phil Perry, CSN NE

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 5 Updates:

"When looking at the Ravens' biggest needs, keep an eye on the potential releases of Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson, San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson, Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams, Oakland safety Tyvon Branch and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams." - Jamison Hensley, ESPN

"We would like to have Antrel Rolle back, but again, at the right price." - John Mara, owner

"The most likely to leave is Pernell McPhee, who should get a deal that is out of the Ravens' price range, like defensive lineman Arthur Jones last year." - Jamison Hensley, ESPN

"The Jets can save $3.5 million by parting ways with Chris Johnson. That probably will be the outcome." - Rich Cimini, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 4 Updates:

"With Dick LeBeau on board, Titans could look at LB Jason Worilds." - Paul Kuharsky, ESPN

"I expect the Dolphins to go younger at the position and find a power back who is more durable (than Knowshon Moreno)." - James Walker, ESPN

Jordan Cameron isn't interested in re-signing with the Browns. - Jason La Canfora

"In conversation, Domata Peko is a possible cap casualty." ... There is a good possibility that the Bengals and Jermaine Gresham part ways. - Paul Dehner, Cincinnati.com

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 3 Updates:

The Browns will strongly consider moving up for Marcus Mariota. - Jason Cole, Yahoo!

"Sean Weatherspoon is going to be an important part of building this defense and building this team." - Thomas Dimitroff

"Chances Brian Hoyer returns to Cleveland? 51%." - Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland

"The Detroit Lions want to sign Ndamukong Suh to a long-term contract extension before the start of free agency next month, and team president Tom Lewand gave the strongest indication yet that he thinks it will happen." - Dave Burkett, Detroit Free-Press

"Chances the Browns re-sign Cameron? 1%." - Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland

"The NFL Network reported Sunday morning that the Seahawks have offered Lynch an extension that would pay him at least $10 million in 2015." - Brady Henderson, 710 ESPN Seattle

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 2 Updates:

Trent Cole counts $11.6 million against the cap in 2015. He'll need to restructure his contract; otherwise, the Eagles may have to release him as a cap casualty. "The Eagles may like to squeeze one more season out of Cole, but no doubt, at their price." - Andrew Kulp, CSN Philly

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NFL Rumors - Feb. 1 Updates:

"Jets are expected to pursue free-agent-to-be CB Darrelle Revis to see if they can bring him back to New York." - Adam Schefter

"The Browns want to add another good offensive lineman, either in the draft or free agency. ... I doubt they will use a first-round pick on a receiver." - Terry Pluto, Cleveland.com

Jeremy Maclin said that negotiations are ongoing and that he expects to remain with the Eagles. - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer.

"Right tackle Eric Winston says there is mutual interest in him returning to the Bengals next season." - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com

"If he's healthy, Miles Austin is likely to be offered a chance to return." - Terry Pluto, Cleveland.com

"I think at the right price, Brandon Spikes could return to the fold, possibly on another one-year deal. ... "(Brandon) Spikes is one of those guys that I like because he's a tough guy, a mean guy, a tough a**," Rex Ryan said. - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 31 Updates:

Bernard Pollard told the Titans that he wants to be released. - Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean

Dez Bryant is "destined" for the franchise tag. - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 30 Updates:

There's a chance Brandon Marshall won't be back next year; the Bears can save nearly $4 million by cutting him. - Michael C. Wright, ESPN

Dante Fowler was recruited by Dan Quinn, who is projected to be the next head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. - D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 29 Updates:

"There's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota." - Adam Schefter. However, Charlie Campbell has reported that the Buccaneers prefer Jameis Winston right now.

"Those who know Suh believe that playing in New York, Dallas or Chicago always has appealed to him." - Adam Schefter

"At least a half-dozen teams have done some background work on Peterson in the event he becomes available." - Adam Schefter

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 28 Updates:

The Eagles could target Jason Worilds in free agency, according to Jimmy Kempski, Philadelphia Inquirer. Worilds "would have signed with the Eagles" had it not been for the transition tag. - Adam Caplan

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 26 Updates:

Mark Ingram is considered an option to replace DeMarco Murray in Dallas. - Bryan Broaddus

"Several teams, including St. Louis Rams, are ready to make a deal for Eagles' Nick Foles." - Elliot Shorr-Parks, NJ.com

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 25 Updates:

The Browns are not expected to retain Jordan Cameron. - Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 24 Updates:

"Bryce Petty could be an intriguing option for the Browns, possibly as a one- or two-year stash option to develop him behind the scenes." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 23 Updates:

"The Buccaneers know they won't have a shot at him with their pick at No. 34, but Tampa Bay really likes Miami left tackle Ereck Flowers." - Charlie Campbell

"Julius Thomas won't give the Broncos a home team discount, and it looks likely that he'll be moving on from Denver." - Charlie Campbell

The Titans plan on using at least one mid-round selection on an offensive lineman. - Charlie Campbell

The Ravens have shown lots of interest in Devin Smith at the Senior Bowl. - Aaron Wilson

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 22 Updates:

The Giants look to be targeting a running back with speed and slashing ability, probably on the third day of the draft. - Charlie Campbell

"Sources with the Giants say a player that has impressed them is Division III offensive tackle Ali Marpet. ... Keep an eye on the Hobart product landing with the Giants on day three of the draft." - Charlie Campbell

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 21 Updates:

"The Dolphins are targeting a speed receiver, which makes Mike Wallace's future in Miami perfectly clear ... The Dolphins have shown a ton of interest in speedster receivers Devin Smith (Ohio State) and Philip Dorsett (Miami)." - Charlie Campbell

"The Redskins are optimistic that they have some in-house answers from their 2014 draft class [for their offensive line.]" - Charlie Campbell

"The 49ers love Norfolk State outside linebacker Lynden Trail, and it makes a lot of sense as he is a perfect fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker." - Charlie Campbell

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 20 Updates:

"The Texans and Titans would both have an interest in Nick Foles if he were made available." - Charlie Campbell

The Eagles love Brett Hundley and would consider him with their first- or second-round pick. - Charlie Campbell

The New York Jets spent a considerable amount of time yesterday speaking to Phillip Dorsett of Miami. - Tony Pauline The Falcons like Shane Ray "a lot." - Tony Pauline. The Falcons will have to move up for Ray, who is going No. 5 in my 2015 NFL Mock Draft.

The Eagles will try to move up for Marcus Mariota. - Mark Eckel, NJ.com

Dominic Raiola told the media that he will not be back with the Lions next year.

"Don't be surprised if the Texans are active in signing a number of veterans this March." - Charlie Campbell

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NFL Rumors - Jan. 18 Updates:

"Per our sources with the Buccaneers, the organization currently prefers Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota." Click here for more on the Buccaneers drafting Jameis Winston.

"The Titans will consider a quarterback with the second-overall pick, and Mettenberger's rookie year won't prevent them from taking a signal caller at No. 2." - Charlie Campbell. Click here for more on the Titans drafting a quarterback.

"Titans will do their due diligence on guys like Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, but I can't see them taking either with the No. 2 pick." - Jim Wyatt

The Titans are "content with Zach Mettenberger" and don't feel the urgency to use a high draft pick on a quarterback. - Chris Mortensen

The belief is that Joseph Randle will be Dallas' starting running back next season. - Jon Machota, Dallas Morning News

Antonio Cromartie could return to the Jets. - Rich Cimini, ESPN Jets

Mike Wallace's future with the Dolphins is in doubt, according to owner Stephen Ross.

The Rams are expected to either cut Jake Long or ask him to take a pay cut. - Nick Wagoner, ESPN Rams

The Redskins aren't expected to re-sign Brian Orakpo. - John Keim, ESPN Redskins

It's "hard to imagine" DeAngelo Williams returning to the Panthers in 2015. - David Newton, ESPN Panthers

There haven't been any talks between Justin Houston and the Chiefs up to this date. - Herbie Teope, Chiefs Digest

"I know everyone says I'm stubborn or I'm going to be abstinent about this wide receiver position but I just think that, at the end of the day, an offensive line affects every single play of the game. A wide receiver may touch the ball 10 times if he's having a great day so I just like the idea of let's get the guys that affect the game all the time and let's try and get those guys and make a difference for our football team." - Ray Farmer, Browns GM

Bengals.com does not expect the team to draft a quarterback this year.

"Leonard Williams has let the Raiders know that he would love to play for them." - Charlie Campbell

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