According to reports, the Tennessee Titans are expected to sign former Jets running back Shonn Greene today. Greene is expected to visit with the team this afternoon and a signing is expected to happen shortly after.
Greene has been the starting running back with the Jets since the 2011 season after backing up LaDanian Tomlinson in 2010. Last season, Greene started 14 of 16 games for the Jets and ran voer 1,063 yards and 8 touchdowns. It is expected that Greene will back up Chris Johnson and be a 3rd down & short yardage back for the Titans.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver Laurent Robinson. Robinson has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, including concussion issues, but passed his physical and the Jaguars can release him without any injury settlement. Robinson, however, questions his health claiming he felt light headed during practices.
Robinson signed a 5-year deal with the Jags worth $32.5 million in March of 2012. Robinson appeared in only seven games for the Jaguars this season and finished with 24 receptions for a total of 252 yards and no touchdowns.
UPDATE: Elvis Dumervil is willing to restructure his contract and take a pay cut with the Broncos. They have filed a proposal with the Broncos but have yet to hear back.
According to the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos will pursue free agent DE Dwight Freeney. Freeney, a former member of the Colts and, perhaps more importantly, a former teammate of Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning, will hit the open market when NFL free agency opens on March 12.
The Broncos will only pursue Freeney if they cannot restructure current Bronco Elvis Dumervil’s contract and find a way to reduce his pay. The Broncos would rather work out a pay cut for Dumervil but they may be able to get Freeney for a much cheaper salary than they would a reduced Dumervil.
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed in principal on a three-year deal with former Saints QB Chase Daniel. Daniel signed to the Saints’ practice squad in September of 2009 and was released and re-signed by the team many times. He was a member of the 2010 Championship squad but did not take a snap that season. Daniel was the primary backup to Drew Brees from 2010-2012. He also served as the team’s placekick holder.
The Tennessee Titans have reached an agreement in principal with tight end Delanie Walker on a four-year deal. Walker has spent his entire career with the San Francisco 49ers after being drafted by them in the 6th round of the 2006 Draft. Walker signed a three-year extension with the team in 2008 worth $6 million.
Last season, Walker had 21 receptions for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns in 16 games despite slotting in behind Vernon Davis on the 49ers depth chart. Walker has also returned kicks for the 49ers and has been called “The Swiss Army Knife” of the team for his versatility.
The Cleveland Browns have reached a five-year agreement worth $40 million with outside linebacker Paul Kruger. Kruger spent the first three years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens after being selected in the second round of the 2009 Draft. Kruger played a big role in the Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl run, forcing a fumble from Andrew Luck in the Wild Card round and recording a sack and a fumble recovery against the Colts in the Divisional Round. He also has two sacks in Super Bowl XLVII.
During the regular season, Kruger appeared in 15 games, starting five and finished the season with nine sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.
UPDATE: According to Adam Schefter, the Titans have signed Levitre to a five-year, $39 million deal.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the Tennessee Titans are looking at Buffalo Bills guard and lineman Andy Levitre. King reports that the Titans are well under the cap (with about $19 million in space) and will be looking hard at Levitre when the market opens on Tuesday. This was also reported by Jim Wyatt, the Titans beat wrtier for The Tennessean, last week so there could be more than a modicum of truth to this nugget.