NFL free agency roundup: Sweezy, Thornton, Robinson, Derrick Johnson sign
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NFL free agency roundup: Sweezy, Thornton, Robinson, Derrick Johnson sign
Thursday March 10th, 2016

NFL free agency has officially begun, and there is plenty of news to catch up as players and teams start to sign contracts.

The Philadelphia Eagles have already made a splash with a pair of trades and the Houston Texans have picked up quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller. But what about the rest of the league? Keep up with the latest buzz on which players could be headed where.

Check out the latest rumors and news from around the league below.

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Thursday, March 10

11:00 p.m. ET

• The Falcons have signed linebacker Sean Witherspoon to a one-year deal, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

8:30 p.m. ET

• Former Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung will visit with the New York Giants on Friday, reports Rapoport.

8:00 p.m. ET

The Seahawks have reached an agreement to re-sign Jermaine Kearse, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. The deal is worth $13.5 over three years, according to Rapoport. 

7:30 p.m. ET

•  The Packers have re-signed linebacker Nick Perry to a one-year, $5 million deal, reports Rapoport. 

• The Saints have re-signed quarterback Luke McCown to a two-year, $3 million deal, according to Rapoport. 

6:00 p.m. ET

Linebacker Keenan Robinson will sign with the New York Giants, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.  

• The New England Patriots are preparing an offer sheet for Buffalo Bills receiver Chris Hogan, reports Rapoport. 

5:30 p.m. ET

• Cornerback Prince Amukamara will visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. 

• Former Saints quarterback Luke McCown visited the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, reports Field Yates of ESPN. 

4:20 p.m. ET

• Former Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham will visit the Bears, according to Schefter.

4 p.m. ET

• The Falcons are bringing in linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for a visit, the team announced.

•  Patriots defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is scheduled to visit the Bears later this week.

• In addition to Chris Hogan, the Patriots are also hosting running back Benny Cunningham, Packers running back James Starks and tight end Clay Harbor, according to's Ian Rapoport.

3:40 p.m. ET

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks is slated to visit the Chicago Bears, according to Rapoport.

• Running back James Starks and tight end Clay Harbor took visits to the Patriots on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

2:40 p.m. ET

• Safety Rashad Johnson will travel for a visit with the Titans on Friday, reports ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

2 p.m. ET

• Giants pass-rusher Robert Ayers has switched his visit to the Jaguars instead of the Dolphins, according to Rapoport.

1:15 p.m. ET

• Robert Griffin III is interested in heading to Los Angeles to play for the Rams, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News.

• NFL Network's Ian Rapoport does not believe Tim Tebow should return to the Denver Broncos.


• Rapoport also reports that defensive lineman Andre Branch is headed to the Redskins for a visit.

12:30 p.m. ET

• The Bengals have reportedly signed linebacker Vincent Rey to a three-year deal worth $11.5 million, according to Rapoport.

• If the Jets do not land quarterback Colin Kaepernick, they are expected to inquire on Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, according to Rapoport.

• The Seahawks are interested in guard Ted Larsen, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

11:20 a.m. ET

• Broncos tight end Vernon Davis will visit with the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

10:40 a.m. ET

• CJ Anderson will visit the Miami Dolphins. The Denver Broncos would have five days to match any offer sheet that he plans to sign, according to Schefter.

10 a.m. ET

• The Texans are expected to part ways with quarterback Brian Hoyer, reports Rapoport. The Broncos could be in line to acquire him after quarterback Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans via free agency.

• Former Rams defensive end Chris Long will visit the Falcons on Thursday and Friday, Rapoport reports

• Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead will visit the Bucaneers on Thurssday, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

• The Bengals are trying to re-sign linebacker Vincent Ray, reports Geoff Hobson of

• The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with cornerback Jeremy Lane, the team announced Wednesday. The terms of the deal have not been announced, but Rapoport reports the contract is for four years.

• The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Browns safety Tashaun Gipson to a five-year, $35.5 million contract, reports Caplan. Gipson becomes the fourth notable player to depart from Cleveland this off-season, following center Alex Mack, receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz.

• Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has signed a two-year, $41 million contract extension, reports Rapoport.

• Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan is visiting the Patriots today, reports Schefter.

• The New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are reportedly “nowhere close to an agreement,” according to Schefter.

•The Dolphins will continue to explore defensive line options and have visits scheduled with Jason Jones and Robert Ayers, who will also visit with the Buccaneers, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

• The Broncos are primarily looking at Colin Kaepernick as their top target to replace the void left by Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, according to Michael Silver.

• Bills restricted free-agent wide receiver Chris Hogan will visit the Patriots, according to Schefter. New England could sign him to an offer sheet, which would have to be matched by the Bills by five days.

Wednesday, March 9

11:55 p.m. ET

• The Bears are working to bring defensive tackle Akiem Hicks in for a face-to-face meeting as early as tomorrow, according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

• There is “ample interest” in tackle Jermon Bushrod, who recently underwent shoulder surgery, La Canfora reports. He has meetings set with the Dolphins and Vikings.

• The Falcons will keep defensive end Adrian Clayborn on a two-year deal, according to Rapoport.

• Tennessee has struck a three-year deal with former Dolphins wideout Rishard Matthews, according to reports.

• The 49ers will bring former Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar in for a meeting, according to Caplan.

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