NFL Free Agency Rumors: Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin, D’Qwell Jackson, LeGarrette Blount
According to the Philly.com, the team is expected to re-sign Maclin as well. The deal will likely be one year since the wideout has battled injuries over the past two seasons. The New York Jets were previously rumored to have interest in Maclin, though all signs point to Maclin remaining with Philly.
#Eagles beat seems v confident Maclin re-signs. Just dont get why he wouldnt test market at this point. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) February 27, 2014
The Cleveland Browns made a bit of a splash late Wednesday when the team released longtime linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. And soon after, a market began to develop for him. Per CBS Sports, a quarter of the league (eight teams) has already reached out to Jackson, and according to the Tennessean, the Titans are one of those teams.
Seven teams -1/4 of the NFL -reached out to D’Qwell Jackson following his release by Browns. Deciding which free-agent visits to take first
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 26, 2014
On former Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson, yes I expect the #Titans to be interested. Along with a lot of other teams
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 26, 2014
As for Cleveland, Arthur Moats is a candidate to replace Jackson. Moats played inside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills last season when Browns coach Mike Pettine was the team’s defensive coordinator.
Arthur Moats may be cheap FA possibility for #Browns due to Pettine ties. Started at ILB in Buffalo last season, tho benched late in year.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) February 26, 2014
Arguably the top wide receiver on the free-agent market, Eric Decker, is sure to command a lot of interest. Already, the Jets, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, and the Denver Broncos are considered the major players for his services. Well, you can add another AFC squad into the mix.
According to the CBS4 in Denver, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to show interest in Decker. The Colts have a lot of young, talented wide receivers in T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill, and Da’Rick Rogers, but the report indicates if Decker can’t receive passes from Peyton Manning he’d “love to roll” with Andrew Luck.
Among the teams that have interest in Eric Decker … Indy. If he can’t play with PFM, he’d love to roll with Andrew Luck.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) February 27, 2014
Earlier in the week, we labeled DeMarcus Ware as a cap casualty. But according to NFL.com, Ware and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to even negotiate a restructured contract. In fact, per the report, the two sides haven’t spoken at all.
Jerry Jones told SportsCenter DeMarcus Ware could be cut. Dallas hasn’t asked Ware to take a pay cut yet. No communication between parties
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2014
New England has a plethora of free agents to try and re-sign this offseason. Among them: Aqib Talib, Julian Edelman, and LeGarrette Blount.
According to ESPN Boston, the most likely of the three to return is Blount, who came on as a downhill back in place of Stevan Ridley down the stretch. Blount and the Patriots have “a mutual interest,” per the report. Talib is still considered the team’s top offseason priority, while Edelman is likely out if another team overpays for him (see Wes Welker in 2013).