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  Patriots | Rolando McClain leaves without contract    Mon Mar 30, 07:44 PM

Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) had a positive meeting with the New England Patriots Monday, March 30, but left without a contract.

Footballguys view: McClain revamped his pro career last season with the Dallas Cowboys. They've been lowballing him so far this offseason, but this meeting with the Patriots might prompt the Cowboys to make a better offer. McClain played 606 defensive snaps in 2014, with 119 coming on third down.

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  Cowboys | Interested in Lance Briggs    Mon Mar 30, 05:39 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have interest in Briggs because they might lose Rolondo McClain in free agency. Briggs missed half of 2014 as he dealt with a groin injury. If healthy, Briggs feels like he can still play at a high level.

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  Buccaneers | Interested in Lance Briggs    Mon Mar 30, 05:37 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Briggs played for Bucs head coach Lovie Smith during his time with the Bears. He needs to stay healthy after missing half the 2014 season due to a groin injury. If added, Briggs would give the team veteran leadership.

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  NFL | Lance Briggs confident he can still play    Mon Mar 30, 05:37 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) still thinks he can 'perform at an elite level.' He'll turn 35 years old this November. Briggs has drawn interest this offseason from the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The veteran linebacker has to stay healthy in order to prove that he can still be an impact player at the pro level. Briggs played in only eight games in 2014 before going on Injured Reserve with a groin injury.

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  Eagles | DeMeco Ryans to be ready for camp    Mon Mar 30, 04:57 PM

Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans (Achilles') said he will be ready for training camp in July after coming back from his second torn Achilles' tendon since 2010.

Footballguys view: He will likely skip the organized team activities and minicamp, however. Ryans said he is right on schedule in his rehab after missing the final nine games of 2014.

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  Jets | Erin Henderson to visit    Sun Mar 29, 06:53 PM

Free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Henderson has two drunk driving arrests, and that could be giving teams pause when considering him as an offseason addition. If signed, Henderson would give the Jets veteran depth at the linebacker position.

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  Vikings | Have shown interest in Brandon Spikes    Sun Mar 29, 09:49 AM

Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) has received interest from the Minnesota Vikings, but the two sides have not been able to agree on financial terms.

Footballguys view: Spikes is still a two-down thumper who arrives at the ball with natural violence. The Bills are interested in bringing him back, but the price needs to be right. If he's getting interest from the Vikings, then Spikes' price tag could go higher than what Buffalo is willing to pay.

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  49ers | Desmond Bishop to visit    Sun Mar 29, 09:40 AM

Free-agent LB Desmond Bishop (49ers) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers Monday, March 30, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bishop played in two games for the 49ers last year. He's bounced around to three different teams since the Packers selected him in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft.

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  Bills | Would like Brandon Spikes back    Sat Mar 28, 02:12 AM

Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) would have a home with the Buffalo Bills once again, as general manager Doug Whaley expressed interest in bringing Spikes back.

Footballguys view: The Bills made this clear at the scouting combine earlier this year. Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown can be penciled in as starters in Rex Ryan's 3-4, and behind them are unproven the Ty Powell, Randell Johnson, and Jimmy Gaines. Spikes would be an upgrade over those three, and he could be brought back if the price is right.

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  Patriots | Dont'a Hightower to miss several months    Thu Mar 26, 07:52 PM

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) will miss six to seven months after undergoing surgery on a torn right labrum.

Footballguys view: Hightower's availability for the beginning of the regular season could now be in jeopardy. We could see the Patriots decide to put him on the PUP list to begin the season. If that happens, Hightower would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season. After that time, the Patriots would have three weeks to decide whether or not to activate Hightower or put him on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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  Buccaneers | Danny Lansanah signs tender    Thu Mar 26, 05:36 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signed his one-year tender Thursday, March 26.

Footballguys view: As an exclusive rights free agent, Lansanah didn't have much of a choice but to sign his tender. Lansanah played in 16 games last season, recording 81 tackles, three interceptions and 1.5 sacks.

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  Lions | Stephen Tulloch will start    Thu Mar 26, 11:12 AM

Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (knee) will be the starting middle linebacker when he is able to return from his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Tulloch is making good progress in his rehab but may sit out offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: The Lions need to firm the middle up with the departure of Ndamukong Suh and have to hope that Tulloch is indeed fully healed and doesn't celebrate himself into another injury.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney continues to recover    Thu Mar 26, 01:14 AM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) continues to recover from microfracture surgery on his knee. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, March 25, that there is no timetable for Clowney's return, but the team hopes to get him on the field 'sometime during (training camp).'

Footballguys view: After a disappointing first season because of his injury, Clowney and the Texans hope he starts to show some of the upside he had in college. The team continues to improve the defense, so he has plenty of players around him to pull attention away from him.

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  Bears | Shea McClellin to work inside    Thu Mar 26, 12:39 AM

Chicago Bears LB Shea McClellin will start inside at linebacker, head coach John Fox said Wednesday, March 25. Fox added that McClellin will also be worked outside as well.

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  Jets | Interested in Jason Trusnik    Wed Mar 25, 02:12 PM

Free-agent LB Jason Trusnik (Dolphins) is attracting interest from the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Trusnik is a two-down run-stuffer. Don't ask him to cover or rush the passer and he's fine.

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  Buccaneers | Brandon Magee waived    Wed Mar 25, 10:27 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee was waived Wednesday, March 25.

Footballguys view: An undrafted free agent in 2013, Magee joined the Bucs last July and mostly played special teams.

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  Broncos | Brandon Marshall slowly healing    Tue Mar 24, 09:23 PM

Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) is still recovering from a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot, and he might not be available until the start of training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Marshall on the shelf.

Footballguys view: Marshall was a standout player for the Broncos last year, but he did get a little banged up. This year, in the new 3-4 defense, Marshall will be counted on to lead the team in tackles from the ILB (SAM) position.

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  Broncos | Danny Trevathan still recovering    Tue Mar 24, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) continues to recover from two fractures in his left knee. He might not be available until training camp. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis, Steven Johnson, Corey Nelson and Reggie Walker will see plenty of time during the offseason program with Trevathan on the mend.

Footballguys view: The multiple knee injuries are a concern for Trevathan. He'll play ILB (BOW) this year for the Broncos, and Trevathan will be facing a lot of traffic in the team's new 3-4 defense. He'll need to stay healthy this year.

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  Vikings | Casey Matthews signs    Tue Mar 24, 06:24 PM

Free-agent LB Casey Matthews (Eagles) agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Matthews can help the Vikings as an outside linebacker, inside linebacker and special teams player. After getting burned at multiple positions, needless to say Eagles fans will not be missing Matthews in 2015.

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  Bears | Mason Foster agrees to deal    Tue Mar 24, 06:06 PM

Free-agent LB Mason Foster (Buccaneers) has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 24, according to Foster's agent.

Footballguys view: This took long enough! Foster to the Bears was predicted weeks ago, but the two sides had to work out contract details. He separated his shoulder early in 2014 with the Bucs, only to return and strain his Achilles' later on. According to reports, Foster is fully healthy now.

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  Vikings | Casey Matthews visits    Tue Mar 24, 04:38 PM

Free-agent LB Casey Matthews (Eagles) visited with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 24, according to a source.

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  Texans | Akeem Dent re-signs    Tue Mar 24, 03:25 PM

Houston Texans LB Akeem Dent re-signed to an undisclosed contract Tuesday, March 24.

Footballguys view: Dent came to the Texans last year in the trade for QB T.J. Yates. He suffered a high-ankle sprain last year that limited his playing time.

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  Cowboys | Not ruling out Rolando McClain return    Tue Mar 24, 11:42 AM

Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) remains on the radar for the Dallas Cowboys, according to Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and vice president Stephen Jones Monday, March 23. The two sides have had no progress in contract talks.

Footballguys view: McClain was a bust early in his career, but he didn't play poorly for the Cowboys last year. We believe McClain staying with Dallas is best for both sides.

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  Buccaneers | Plan to use Bruce Carter in the middle    Mon Mar 23, 11:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter will be lined up as a middle linebacker, general manager Jason Licht said Monday, March 23.

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  49ers | Erin Henderson to visit    Mon Mar 23, 03:52 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is scheduled to meet with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.

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  49ers | Mason Foster may be an option    Mon Mar 23, 03:37 PM

Free-agent LB Mason Foster (Buccaneers) may be an option for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.

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  49ers | Talking with Lance Briggs     Mon Mar 23, 03:36 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has had contract discussions with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source. Briggs is believed to have interest in joining the 49ers.

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  Jets | Spencer Paysinger visiting    Mon Mar 23, 01:24 PM

Free-agent LB Spencer Paysinger (Giants), who is not expected to re-sign with the New York Giants, is visiting with the New York Jets Monday, March 23, according to an NFL source.

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  49ers | San Fran interested in Erin Henderson    Mon Mar 23, 11:09 AM

Free-agent LB Erin Henderson (Vikings) is drawing interest from the San Francisco 49ers, according to reports.

Footballguys view: The 49ers need all the linebacker help they can get after the retirement of both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

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  Steelers | James Harrison re-signs    Sun Mar 22, 12:36 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Harrison had to decide between the Titans and the Steelers. He's not what he used to be, but Harrison proved last year that he still had something left in the tank.

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  NFL | James Harrison considering two teams    Sat Mar 21, 10:46 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison said Saturday, March 21, that he will decide between re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers or joining the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Titans hired former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau as their assistant head coach earlier this year. Harrison could follow LeBeau to the Titans.

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  Colts | Nate Irving's offseason status uncertain    Sat Mar 21, 03:04 PM

Indianapolis Colts LB Nate Irving's (knee) level of participation for offseason workouts is not known at this point, because he is recovering from a knee injury.

Footballguys view: Irving has failed to stay healthy for much of his pro career. The Colts would be wise to let him rest.

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  Colts | Nate Irving agrees    Fri Mar 20, 12:12 PM

Free-agent LB Nate Irving (Broncos) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts Friday, March 20.

Footballguys view: Irving is a two-down thumper who can stuff the run. He's better in coverage than some give him credit for, but he's not a player who truly excels on passing downs. Injuries and inconsistencies have held back Irving during his pro career. We'll see if a change of scenery helps him play more consistently in 2015.

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  Colts | Erik Walden injured in reported attack    Fri Mar 20, 11:44 AM

Indianapolis Colts LB Erik Walden (arm) was slashed across his arm during an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Erica Palmer. Palmer reportedly believed Walden was seeing someone else and staked out his home. Walden, with whom Palmer has two children, reportedly arrived with another woman, when Braselton, Ga., police said Palmer entered the residence carrying a firearm and baseball bat.

Footballguys view: Um, okay then. We're glad nobody was seriously hurt here.

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  Chargers | Joe Mays visits team    Fri Mar 20, 03:06 AM

Free-agent LB Joe Mays (Chiefs) took a visit to the San Diego Chargers, according to team sources.

Footballguys view: Mays hasn't attracted a ton of interest on the open market. He's a two-down thumper who is a liability in coverage.

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  49ers | Chase Thomas has torn ACL    Thu Mar 19, 09:21 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Chase Thomas (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right while working during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a special teams player who is now likely to miss the entire season because of this injury. It's yet another blow to the group of linebackers in San Francisco after the retirement of Patrick Willis and Chris Borland.

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  Broncos | Reggie Walker signs    Thu Mar 19, 05:48 PM

Free-agent LB Reggie Walker (Chargers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Denver Broncos Thursday, March 19.

Footballguys view: Just a depth signing here. Walker is a special teams player who can thump as a run-defender. The Broncos wanted more depth and better competition at the linebacker position.

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  Colts | Daniel Adongo signs tender    Thu Mar 19, 05:13 PM

Indianapolis Colts exclusive-rights free-agent LB Daniel Adongo signed his tender offer Thursday, March 19. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Colts will hold onto the former rugby player now, though he is still a large work in progress. His impact this season will be limited, at best.

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  Steelers | Open to re-signing James Harrison    Thu Mar 19, 03:51 PM

Free-agent LB James Harrison (Steelers) is still an option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team likely will not try to re-sign him until the summer because they do not need him to participate in offseason workouts.

Footballguys view: The Steelers could use the experience but it's likely Harrison would be in a reduced role due to age. Still the 36-year old linebacker could well contribute quite a bit for one last year. Watch out for the Titans here as well. We could see Harrison following Dick LeBeau to Tennessee.

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  Eagles | Connor Barwin restructured    Wed Mar 18, 07:21 PM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin reworked his 2015 deal Wednesday, March 18. His 2015 salary ($6.4 million) is now guaranteed, and he'll make $3 million in 2016.

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  Falcons | Kroy Biermann re-signed    Wed Mar 18, 04:39 PM

Free-agent DE Kroy Biermann re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Biermann has spent his entire pro career with the Falcons. Last year while coming back from an Achilles' injury, he led the team with 4.5 sacks. The Falcons are re-working their defense, but they decided that Biermann was best kept around.

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  Jets | James Brewer, Jamari Lattimore visiting    Wed Mar 18, 12:15 PM

Free-agent OT James Brewer (Giants) and LB Jamari Lattimore (Packers) are meeting with the New York Jets Wednesday, March 18.

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  Eagles | Bryan Braman restructures    Wed Mar 18, 02:35 AM

Philadelphia Eagles LB Bryan Braman has restructured his contract. Braman reduced his base salary from $1.2 million to $745,000. In exchange, the team extended his contract for an additional year and will pay him $900,000 in 2016.

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  Saints | Dannell Ellerbe restructures    Tue Mar 17, 08:32 AM

New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe restructured his contract to reduce his 2015 salary from $8.45 million to $1.1 million. Ellerbe's 2016 and 2017 salaries also reduced from $6.45 million and $6.0 million to $4.1 million each year.

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  Bears | May look at Mason Foster    Tue Mar 17, 07:51 AM

Free-agent LB Mason Foster (Buccaneers) has drawn interest from the Chicago Bears, but the teams have not discussed a multi-year contract or any sort of deal.

Footballguys view: We're surprised a deal hasn't gotten done here yet. The Bears are looking to re-work their defense, and Foster would give them a veteran presence at linebacker.

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  Colts | Nate Irving to visit    Mon Mar 16, 06:22 PM

Free-agent LB Nate Irving (Broncos) will visit with the Indianapolis Colts Monday, March 16.

Footballguys view: Irving has drawn interest from the Arizona Cardinals as well. He's a two-down thumper with better-than-expected coverage skills. Injuries are a huge concern with Irving as he looks for a fresh start--and a starting job in 2015.

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  Cowboys | Andrew Gachkar signed    Sun Mar 15, 04:39 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent LB Andrew Gachkar (Chargers) to a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.

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  Browns | Barkevious Mingo expects to be ready for camp    Sat Mar 14, 12:46 PM

Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) said he believes he will be ready for the start of training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery this offseason.

Footballguys view: Getting a pass-rusher like Mingo back will certainly help the Browns defense. Mingo said the shoulder's range of motion is good, but he has not been able to weight lift at this point.

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  49ers | NaVorro Bowman ready for 2015    Fri Mar 13, 09:29 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) did not suffer a setback during his rehabilitation last year, and he is in a good place physically and psychologically, according to general manager Trent Baalke.

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  Saints | Acquire Dannell Ellerbe and draft pick    Fri Mar 13, 01:03 PM

Miami Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe and a third-round draft pick were obtained in exchange for WR Kenny Stills Thursday, March 13, according to a source.

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