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NFL rumors: Latest buzz around free agency, trades, 2015 NFL draft

With NFL free agency in full swing and the draft approaching next month, the NFL rumor mill is abuzz. What's the latest? Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops
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With NFL free agency in full swing and the draft approaching next month, the NFL rumor mill is abuzz. What's the latest? Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops.

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March 19

• Vikings general manager Rick Spielman reportedly informs Adrian Peterson’s agent that he won't be cut.

• Offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds signs with the St. Louis Rams, reports’s Adam Caplan.

• The Giants signed reserve tight end Daniel Fells to a new contract.

• The Falcons announced that they have re-signed veteran defensive end Kroy Biermann.

March 18

• The New York Daily Newsreports that the New York Jets have received trade inquiries about former first-round pick cornerback Dee Milliner. The Jets have spent nearly $60 million this offseason upgrading the secondary. The paper is also reporting that free-agent defensive lineman Lawrence Guy will be visiting the Jets on Thursday.

• Former Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is expected to choose between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Buccaneers, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus. Hardy had visits scheduled with the Cowboys, Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

March 17

• The Eagles attempting trade third-string quarterback Matt Barkley, Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington reports. If Philadelphia is able to trade Barkley, there is an "80% chance" the team signs Tim Tebow, Russini reports. Tebow worked out for the Eagles on Monday but left Philadelphia without signing.

• Free-agent defensive end Greg Hardy will visit the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, according to a report from Nick Eatman of Contract negotiations are ongoing, and Dallas is "definitely interested" in Hardy, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hardy also plans to visit the Seahawks, according to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio.

According to Larry Fitzgerald Sr., the Vikings are “quietly” shopping running back Adrian Peterson, who has requested a trade.

• Defensive end Michael Johnson’s four-year, $20 million contract with the Bengals will be increased to $24 million if he reaches 10 sacks this season, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

• Marcus Mariota says being the No. 1 pick is “not a huge thing” to him. Mariota and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are widely expected to be the top two quarterbacks taken in the 2015 NFL draft.

• The Bills have restructured the contract of Kraig Urbik to free up $1.5 million in salary cap space, ESPN’s Mike Rodak reports.

• 49ers linebacker Chris Borland will retire due to safety concerns, he told Outside the Lines on Monday. The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying it has improved player safety in recent years, but there is still more work to be done.

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• Former Bengals cornerback Terence Newman will visit the New England Patriots a day after visiting the Minnesota Vikings, reports's Ian Rapoport.

March 16

• Tim Tebow hasn't played in a regular season NFL game since 2012, but he could be on his way back to the league: The Philadelphia Eagles confirmed on Monday that they are working out the former Heisman Trophy winner. In two seasons with the Broncos, Tebow started 14 regular season games, leading the team to the second round of the playoffs following the 2011 season.

• Former Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is negotiating a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report from Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. Hardy remains on the commissioner's exempt list after being convicted of domestic violence last July. (The charges were dismissed on appeal.) His agent said last week that Hardy had drawn interest from multiple teams.

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• It is "very likely" that free-agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson will sign a deal with the New England Patriots, reports Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in Washington, D.C.

• Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is not planning on attending the NFL draft, according to The’s Peter King.

• The Titans, who own the No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft, will hold in-house visits with quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, reports NFL Network's Albert Breer.

• After being released last week, wide receiver Greg Jennings wrote a letter to Vikings fans.

• The NFL Players Association re-elected DeMaurice Smith as its executive director.

• Former Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III will visit the Texans on Monday, reports John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

March 14

• Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is visiting with the Browns, reports ESPN's Josina Anderson.

• Wide receiver Stevie Johnson will visit the Patriots on Monday, reports Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4 in Washington. The Jets are also interested in Johnson, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Johnson visited the Chargers on Friday, reports the U-T San Diego's Michael Gehlken.

• The agent for defensive tackle Alan Branch announced on Saturday that Branch re-signed with the Patriots for a two-year deal worth a maximum of $6.6 million.

• The Titans signed cornerback Perrish Cox, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

• Peyton Manning's new deal with the Broncos includes a no-trade clause, reports's Mike Florio.

• Former Saints first-round cornerback Patrick Robinson is visiting with the Steelers this weekend, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

March 13

• The Dolphins have put WR Mike Wallace on the trading block after acquiring WR Kenny Stills, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

• Former Lions running back Reggie Bush is visiting the Patriots on Friday, reports ESPN. 

• The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with tight end Anthony Fasano, reports Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

• The St. Louis Rams have signed defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the team announced on Friday.

• The New Orleans Saints are trading wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins, reports Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports.

• Tight end Scott Chandler has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

• New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has agreed to restructure his contract after being traded from the Miami Dolphins, reports NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

• Guard John Jerry and cornerback Perrish Cox are visiting the Tennessee Titans on Friday, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

• The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a deal with running back C.J. Spiller, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport later reported that Spiller's deal is for four years.

• Pending a physical, running back Darren McFadden and the Cowboys have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Charean Williams.

• According to reports, the Redskins have signed cornerback Chris Culliver. His deal is for four years and worth $32 million.

• The Jets are finalizing a deal with safety Marcus Gilchrist, reports's Ian Rapoport.

• The Titans reportedly reached deals with linebackers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. Both received four-year deals, with Orapko's being worth up to $30 million and Morgan taking home $27 million in base salary.

March 12

• The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade guard Evan Mathis, reports NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

• The New Orleans Saints are shopping "every single player on their roster," reports Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin.

• Running back DeMarco Murray will sign a five-year, $42 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

• The New Orleans Saints are trying to trade wide receiver Kenny Stills, reports NBC4's Dianna Marie Russini.

• The Bears signed former New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle to three-year deal, worth $11.25 million with $5 million guaranteed.

• The Buccaneers and DT Henry Melton have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, reports's Adam Schefter.

• The Bills are expecting to visit with free-agent wide receiver Percy Harvin, reports’s Josina Anderson.

•’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will visit the Cincinnati Bengals.

• Ravens are interested in defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, reports the Baltimore Sun.

• The Saints are making a push to sign cornerback Brandon Browner, reports’s Ian Rapoport.

• Free-agent left guard Justin Blalock is reportedly visiting the Detroit Lions.

March 11

• No free-agent decision from DeMarco Murray is expected Wednesday night, reports's Mike Florio. Murray visit with Eagles officials on Thursday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

• Running back C.J. Spiller will meet with the Saints on Thursday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

• The Eagles are interested in signing free-agent running back DeMarco Murray, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. New Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford said he is trying to lure Murray to Philadelphia. The two played together in college at Oklahoma. 

• Bears general manager Ryan Pace said the team is moving forward with Jay Cutler as its starting quarterback, ESPN's Michael C. Wright reports. Cutler was benched late last season and reportedly on the trade block during the offseason.

• Michael Sam will participate in NFL Veteran Combine in Arizona on March 22, reports.

• The Buccaneers will release defensive end Mike Johnson, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Johnson signed a five-year, $43.75 million contract before the 2014 season, and the Bucs will still have to pay him $7 million of his $9 million salary this season.

• The Jets will acquire quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Texans in exchange for late-round conditional draft pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

• Former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas signed a five-year, $46 million contract with the Jaguars. Jacksonville has also brought on cornerback Davon House, safety Sergio Brown and defensive end Jared Odrick.

• The Chiefs have signed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a five-year deal that could be worth as much as $55 million. Last season, Maclin set career highs in catches and yards after missing 2013 with a torn ACL.

• The Rams have contacted Lions DT Nick Fairley, but Fairley has yet to schedule a visit with St. Louis, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Detroit has reportedly been unable to make a deal with the free agent defensive tackle.

• Chip Kelly told reporters that the Eagles were offered a first-round draft pick on Wednesday for recently-acquired quarterback Sam Bradford.

• ESPN's John Clayton says the Redskins will draft Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota if he is available at No. 5 in next month's draft, Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post reports.

• Reggie Bush is set to visit the 49ers, reports CSNBayArea's Matt Maiocco.

• The New York Jets are reportedly in talks to bring back cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

• The Eagles agreed to a deal with former Giants and Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond,'s Adam Schefter reports.

• The Raiders have reportedly signed linebacker Curtis Lofton and defensive tackle Dan Williams.

• The Bills and defensive tackle Kyle Williams reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million extension, keeping him with the team through the 2017 season. 

• NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that free agent defensive end Greg Hardy has at least six teams interested in him.

• The Eagles are expected to sign running back Ryan Mathews, Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports reports.

•'s Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers are expected to release wide receiver Stevie Johnson after one season with the team.

• The 49ers signed backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year, $2 million contract, reports's Chris Mortensen.

• Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will reportedly visit the Steelers, according to's Adam Schefter.

• Safety Rahim Moore is reportedly visiting the Houston Texans, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo 

• The Dolphins have released defensive tackle Randy Starks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.