The Houston Texans have re-signed nickel CB Brice McCain, according to a tweet by John McClain.
Rotoworld is reporting the deal is for three years. McCain recorded 24 tackles and one interception last season, playing in just 461 snaps. He started two games in place of an injured Johnathan Joseph.
The 26-year old was graded as one of the worst free agent CB’s by Pro Football Focus. After losing Alan Ball to the Jaguars, re-signing McCain became a priority.
Buddy Nix has been making news for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. A couple of pranksters got the scoop of the off-season in Bills land, recording a conversation between Nix and Bucs GM Mark Dominik. During the conversation Nix laid his cards out on the table regarding the Bills’ tumultuous Quarterback situation.
“You can’t afford to pay that kind of money to a guy that’s fighting for probably a backup job,” then ended with, “we gotta get one somehow. Bad time to need it.”
The ‘guy’ was Ryan Fitzpatrick. A day after the conversation was released the Bills released Fitzpatrick. With Tarvaris Jackson the only QB under contract heading into the 2013 season, the Bills will be in the market for a signal caller when the draft rolls around in April.
Canoe Sports’ John Kryk conducted a ten minute interview with Nix at the NFL annual meeting in Phoenix. Nix dished on some of the Quarterbacks that available. Read the rest of this entry »
Hours after releasing Matt Hasselbeck, the Tennessee Titans have found a new backup to Jake Locker.
Adam Schefter reports the Titans have signed former Bills starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two year deal.
Fitzpatrick came under heavy criticism for his play last season. In 15 starts the Harvard grad threw for 3,400 yards, 24 TDs and 16 Interceptions. Financial details of the deal weren’t released.
That was quick. Matt Hasselbeck is set to sign with the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow, according to a tweet by Adam Schefter.
Hasselbeck was released by the Tennessee Titans earlier today. The 37-year-old started five games for the Titans last year, throwing for 1,367 yards and 7 touchdowns. The veteran Quarterback will serve as the backup to Andrew Luck.
The Cincinnati Bengals are closing in on signing LB Rey Maualuga and CB Adam “Pacman” Jones, according to Bengals.com reporter Geoff Hobson.
Hobson reports Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis have landed at the NFL league meetings and are ready to make moves. Getting CB Terence Newman under contract is also a priority for the club.
Maualaga started all 16 games last season, recording 122 total tackles, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. Jones started five games, and mostly returned punts, running one back for a touchdown. Newman started 15 games, making 2 interceptions 10 pass deflections and 73 total tackles.
The saga that never ends continues. Jason La Canfora reports Elvis Dumervil has signed with agent Tom Condon.
Dumervil fired Marty Magid after the fax machine snafu that culminated in Denver releasing him. The Louisville alum waived the five-day waiting period to hire a new agent and is now free to sign with teams right away.
Teams interested in his services include Baltimore, Tennesee and New England, though the Patriots tend to avoid Condon clients.
Elvis Dumervil’s agent has told the Miami Herald his client is interested in joining the Miami Dolphins.
Dumervil, a Miami native, was released by the Broncos after a fax machine snafu resulted, that stated the pass rusher would agree to a pay cut, in the required paperwork arriving minutes after the league imposed deadline.
Marty Magid, Dumervil’s agent, told the Herald’s Barry Jackson that a handful of teams have called about Dumervil and that he will reach out to teams that will fit his client’s skill set.
Jackson reports it would be tricky, but not impossible, for the Dolphins to sign Jake Long and Dumervil while still having money left over for the draft and other free agent needs.