NFL Free Agency Live: Jared Allen Reportedly Receiving Interest From Bears, Seahawks


demarcus ware8 a.m.: The first day of NFL free agency was thick with action, but that doesn’t mean the moves are over.

Plenty of players are still on the market, and while prices could go up on some coveted positions, other players might be available for bargain rates now that the first rush is over.

Head over to Wednesday’s free agency live blog to keep up with the action on the second day of free agency.

March 12, 12:46 a.m.: The Chargers signed former Colts running back Donald Brown to a three-year deal.

The Raiders signed former Raiders tackle Austin Howard, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reports.

11:27 p.m.The Broncos have reportedly agreed to a deal with Aqib Talib.

10:31 p.m.Ware will visit with the Broncos, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reports.

10:30 p.m.: Jared Allen is receiving interest from the Bears and Seahawks, a league source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

10:09 p.m.The 49ers traded a conditional draft pick to the Dolphins for Jonathan Martin, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The move reunited the offensive tackle with his college head coach, John Harbaugh.

10:00 p.m.The Broncos are the favorite to sign DeMarcus Ware, a league source tells’s Adam Schefter.

That should be disappointing to Patriots fans who were clamoring for the All-Pro pass rusher.

9:52 p.m.Former Cowboys center Phil Costa visited the Patriots on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.

The Patriots’ starting center in 2013, Ryan Wendell, is a free agent.

9:29 p.m.The Jaguars signed running back Toby Gerhart, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jared Allen will only sign for a certain price, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.

9:23 p.m.The Buccaneers have signed cornerback Alterraun Verner, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The New Orleans Saints announced they signed safety Jairus Byrd to a six-year deal.

8:41 p.m.Jared Allen’s asking price is too high for the Broncos, a league source tells Pro Football Talk. Allen reportedly has no other serious suitors.

Wide receiver Jacoby Jones will visit the Giants on Wednesday, a source tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

8:15 p.m.The Chiefs re-signed safety Husain Abdullah, a source told The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor.

8:07 p.m.Andrew Hawkins’ offer sheet from the Browns is for four years and $12.2 million with $4 million guaranteed, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reports. The contract could be worth up to $14.9 million.

8:03 p.m.: The Lions are “discussing a possible visit” with tight end Scott Chandler, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

The Buccaneers are unlikely to trade Darrelle Revis since he won’t take a pay cut, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher will visit the Seahawks, the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta reports.

Patriots guard Logan Mankins will not restructure his contract to give the Patriots more cap room, the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian reports.

7:19 p.m.The Saints don’t plan on releasing running back Darren Sproles. They will trade the third-down back instead.

7:15 p.m.The Bears announced they have released pass rusher Julius Peppers. Let the Peppers-to-Patriots rumors begin.

7:04 p.m.Eric Wright is signing with the 49ers, according to FOX Sports 1’s Mike Garafolo.

The Cowboys are releasing wide receiver Miles Austin, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Browns signed restricted free agent slot receiver Andrew Hawkins to an offer sheet, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reports. The Browns were a potential suitor for Julian Edelman.

The Seahawks are interested in bringing back defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

The Raiders are interested in running back Andre Brown, according to Rapoport.

6:40 p.m.Ian Rapoport said on NFL Network that Hakeem Nicks’ most likely landing spot is the Carolina Panthers.

6:26 p.m.Safety Mike Mitchell will sign with the Steelers, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

The Colts announced they’re re-signing running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

6:19 p.m.“Six playoff teams” have called about DeMarcus Ware, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

6:02 p.m.Tackle Austin Howard is visiting the Raiders, a source told the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.

5:56 p.m.Wide receiver Golden Tate is visiting the Lions tonight, and cornerback Charles Tillman is visiting the Buccaneers, Schefter reports.

5:54 p.m.The Falcons announced they released tight end Tony Gonzalez. He still says he’s retired, but that will make it easier for him to come out of retirement if he decides to play again.

5:45 p.m.Star safety Jairus Byrd is visiting the Saints today, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Darrelle Revis would “love” to play for Rex Ryan and the Jets again, a league source told Kimberley Martin of Newsday.

5:40 p.m.The Bears have signed former Giants safety Ryan Mundy.

5:31 p.m.The Raiders re-signed Darren McFadden to a one-year deal worth $4 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

5:25 p.m.: Quarterback Michael Vick thinks he’s going to the Jets, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman.

Guard Geoff Schwarz is going to the Giants, according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.

5:16 p.m.Running back Rashad Jennings announced he’s signing with the Giants.

5:15 p.m.In failed draft pick news, Patriots bust Taylor Price is visiting the Seahawks, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

5:08 p.m.The Jaguars have traded quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. It’s amazing they were able to get anything for the first-round bust.

The Colts have given Vontae Davis a four-year, $39 million deal with $20 million guaranteed, according to Schefter. Aqib Talib might get slightly less than that on the open market.

The Broncos signed safety T.J. Ward, sources tell Schefter.

5:02 p.m.: Former Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has signed with the Eagles, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

5:00 p.m.Tight end Jermichael Finley will visit the Seahawks, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

4:52 p.m.: Running back Leon Washington has re-signed with the Titans, according to his Twitter account.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Colts are expected to re-sign cornerback Vontae Davis.

4:50 p.m.The Jaguars have visits scheduled with cornerback Walter Thurmond and defensive end Willie Young, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Rand Getlin.

4:46 p.m.Talks between the Patriots and Dane Fletcher are still ongoing,’s Nick Underhill reports. The linebacker wants a chance to start.

4:43 p.m.The Rams officially have cut cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

Defensive tackle Paul Soliai will sign with the Falcons, according to his agent.

Linebacker O’Brien Schofield signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Giants, a league source told Pro Football Talk.

The Eagles released safety Patrick Chung.

4:40 p.m.Brandon Spikes has tweeted his goodbye to New England. [tweet align=center]

4:36 p.m.: Linebacker Adam Hayward signed a three-year deal with the Redskins, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:33 p.m.The Bills announced they re-signed kicker Dan Carpenter.

4:32 p.m.Patriots free agent linebacker Dane Fletcher will visit the Buccaneers tonight, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.

4:27 p.m.The Steelers officially have released pass rusher Lamarr Woodley.

The Jaguars signed guard Zane Beadles to a five-year, $30 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Defensive end Tyson Jackson will sign with the Falcons, league sources told Sports Talk 790’s Lance Zierlein.

4:25 p.m.The 49ers officially released cornerback Carlos Rogers.

Wide receiver Steve Smith will not be released by the Panthers, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Safety Sergio Brown re-signed with the Colts, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson.

Linebacker D.J. Williams re-signed with the Bears, Josina Anderson reports.

4:17 p.m.The Ravens are expected to re-sign offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

4:11 p.m.Lamarr Houston signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Bears, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reports.

Safety Antoine Bethea is signing with the 49ers, according to’s Mike Chappell.

Offensive tackle Branden Albert signed a five-year, $46 million deal with the Dolphins, according to Schefter.

Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal with the Raiders, according to Schefter.

Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Dolphins, according to Schefter.

Offensive tackle Jared Veldheer signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Cardinals, according to Schefter.

Wide receiver Dexter McCluster signed a three-year deal with the Titans, according to Schefter.

Tight end Brandon Myers signed a two-year deal with the Buccaneers, according to Schefter.

Wide receiver Andre Roberts signed a four-year deal with the Redskins worth $16 million, according to Schefter.

Guard Shawn Lauvao signed a four-year deal with the Redskins, according to Schefter.

Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald signed a four-year deal with the Buccaneers, according to Schefter.

Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree signed a one-year deal with the Lions, according to Schefter.

4:04 p.m.Free agency officially has begun!

The Falcons are releasing safety Thomas DeCoud, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Bills announced they have released quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Karlos Dansby agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal, according to Schefter.

The Colts signed Chandler Jones’ brother, Arthur Jones, according to Schefter.

The Browns signed safety Donte Whitner to a four-year, $28 million deal, according to Schefter.

The Buccaneers signed defensive end Michael Johnson, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.

3:52 p.m.The Dallas Cowboys are releasing All-Pro pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, a source told the Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill. Ware will become a free agent immediately.

3:50 p.m.The Detroit Lions have shown interest in Seahawks free agent wide receiver Golden Tate, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is hearing.

3:35 p.m.: If the Panthers release Steve Smith, the Ravens could be interested, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

3:27 p.m.The Baltimore Ravens have shown interest in Julian Edelman, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Losing Edelman to a conference rival likely would be painful for Patriots fans.

3:22 p.m.Add another center to the free agency pool. The Bengals released starter Kyle Cook on Tuesday.

3:14 p.m.The Broncos have taken one wide receiver off the market. They signed Andre Caldwell to a two-year deal worth $3.45 million, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

3:01: Karlos Dansby’s deal with the Browns is worth $24 million over four years with $14 million guaranteed, Kent Somers of reports.

2:52 p.m.Discussions are reportedly still fluid between the Patriots and Edelman.

Find out why Edelman might walk in free agency, however.

2:29 p.m.Julian Edelman and the Patriots can’t reach a deal before free agency begins, so he will test the open market, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

2:18 p.m.: Defensive end Justin Tuck is likely to stay with the New York Giants, a league source told Pro Football Talk.

Free agent nose tackle Earl Mitchell most likely will wind up with the Dolphins, but the Chargers also are “in the mix,” Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

2:02 p.m.Denver Broncos free agent linebacker Wesley Woodyard is reportedly scheduled to visit the Patriots.

It would be interesting to see how he’d fit in the Patriots’ defense, whether they run a 4-3 or a 3-4. It could mean less snaps for linebacker Dont’a Hightower in the passing game.

1:55 p.m.Darrelle Revis isn’t interested in taking a pay cut.

Revis refused to restructure his contract with the Buccaneers, and he won’t lower his salary to facilitate a trade, a league source told Pro Football Talk.

The Browns are expected to sign safety Donte Whitner once the free agent market opens at 4 p.m., a source told That means they’ll likely lose T.J. Ward.

1:41 p.m.Baltimore Ravens free agent defensive end — and Chandler Jones’ brother — Arthur Jones is “likely to sign” with the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reports.

1:33 p.m.The Oakland Raiders, who have $60 million in cap space, have emerged as “strong players” in the Darrelle Revis sweepstakes, league sources told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

If any team can pay Revis’ $16 million salary, it’s the Raiders.

The Browns are the “team to beat” for linebacker Karlos Dansby, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

1:10 p.m.: Arizona Cardinals defensive end Frostee Rucker is expected to re-sign today, according to Kent Somers of AZ Central.

The Falcons have announced they signed defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux to a three-year contract extension.

12:51 p.m.DeMarcus Ware has requested that the Cowboys make a decision on his future before free agency begins at 4 p.m., reports.

Ware is due $12.75 million in 2014. The Cowboys, who would save $7.4 million in cap room by cutting him, have discussed reducing his salary in 2014. Ware had six sacks last season.

The Lions have signed running back Joique Bell to a two-year, $7 million extension with $4.3 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

12:35 p.m.Aqib Talib has “no standing offers” from NFL teams during the open tampering period, according to Mike Giardi of That runs counter to a report from NBC Sports on Monday that said the Patriots were “very close” to reaching a deal with Talib.

In other free agency news, the Texans released tight end Owen Daniels, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Saints will cut running back Darren Sproles on Tuesday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Both players could receive significant interest from the New England Patriots if they come at an affordable price.

11:50 a.m.: The Browns are all up in the Patriots’ business today.

Cleveland has found its way into another rumor in which the Patriots are involved, this time for the services of Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the Browns could be one of the few teams willing to trade for Revis, which Tampa Bay obviously would prefer to cutting the expensive defender. The Browns have draft picks and cap space aplenty.

If the Patriots were to look into getting Revis, it would have to be after the Buccaneers released him, which ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tampa is ready to do if it failed to find a trade partner. The Patriots likely would not be interested in picking up Revis’ mammoth contract.

The Browns also are said to be looking at Patriots free agent-to-be wide receiver Julian Edelman. — JS

11:13 a.m.: A major defensive end is off the market, according to reports.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have scooped up former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson to the tune of five years and $43.75 million, with $24 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. They’ll make it official when free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. — JS

11:05 a.m.: The Patriots are working to retain wide receiver Julian Edelman, a huge piece of their offense last season. But they’re trying to do it in a way that leaves them an escape hatch to look elsewhere.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots have offered Edelman a three-year deal, but they want an answer by the beginning of free agency (today at 4 p.m.). That would give them time to jump in early on other free agent wide receivers.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer and’s Marc Sessler say the Cleveland Browns are interested in Edelman, among others, which plays against the idea that New England could get a bargain on Edelman since he’s far more valuable to them in their system. — JS

10:35 a.m.: Adam Vinatieri’s golden leg is going to keep kicking.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the 41-year-old has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts for another two years.

Vinatieri has played 18 seasons in the NFL and was 35-for-40 on field goals and 34-for-34 on extra-point attempts in 2013, the latest strong season in a stellar career. — JS

10:25 a.m.: Any team would be silly not to take a look at adding Darrelle Revis. And the New England Patriots are rarely silly.

Mike Giardi of reports that the Patriots have already had “internal discussions” about Revis — although, of course, what those discussions included was not divulged. –JS

8:45 a.m.: It’s not a signing, but here’s some speculation that’s sure to get Patriots fans interested.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has kicked off the day by surmising that Darrelle Revis, who is expected to be cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will draw the most interest from the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

That sounds like Christmas for New England fans, who not only would get a chance to stick it to the New York Jets but also could be close to an incredible 1-2 tandem at cornerback if the Aqib Talib talks work out. –JS [tweet align=’center’]

8 a.m. ET: The wildest day of the NFL offseason has finally arrived.

The 2014 NFL season officially starts at 4 p.m., when free agents are open to sign with any team. The Patriots appear to be trying to get deals done with their top two free agents, Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman, before 4 p.m.

Outside of Talib and Edelman, the Patriots aren’t expected to be overly active on the first day of free agency, when player costs are at their highest. Players like defensive end Michael Johnson, cornerback Vontae Davis and safety Jairus Byrd are expected to be among the first players to come off the open market.

We’ll follow every signing here on the NFL free agency live blog — even the ones that come before 4 p.m. Stay here all day for constant updates from Day 1 of the 2014 NFL season.

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