The Broncos have agreed to terms with former Chiefs, Raiders, and Falcons defensive lineman Vance Walker (6-2, 305), it was announced. According to Mike Klis, Walker will sign a two-year deal worth $4M that can reach $5M with incentives.
A street free agent, Walker was released by KC last Friday; he'd been due a $2.7M salary in the second season of the three-year, $10.02M deal he signed a year ago.
Rahim Moore is the latest Broncos starter to depart via free agency, agreeing to a three-year, $12M deal with the Texans. The 2011 second-rounder follows draftmates Orlando Franklin and Julius Thomas out the door; Nate Irving is visiting Arizona.
Former Ravens safety Darian Stewart was/is reportedly visiting on Thursday as a possible replacement for Moore.
DeMarco Murray is visiting Philly with the expectation of signing with them, according to Adam Schefter. Oakland, Dallas, and Jacksonville have reportedly also pursued the 2014 rushing champion.
The Eagles have previously traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, had Frank Gore back out of an agreement, and agreed with former Chargers back Ryan Mathews. However, Mathews has not yet signed, and may be headed elsewhere if Murray signs.
Johnson would have replaced Eddie Royal, who left the Chargers for a three-year deal with Chicago, where he'll reunite with Jay Cutler and Adam Gase.
Free agent center Stefen Wisniewski is visiting Seattle, according to Mike Garafolo. The Seahawks are in search of a replacement for Max Unger, who went to New Orleans as part of the Jimmy Graham deal.
The Broncos are visiting or will visit with former Ravens safety Darian Stewart, according to reports. The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, who first reported the visit, says it's taking place Wednesday night, while Troy Renck reports that it will happen on Thursday.
A 5-11, 214-pounder, Stewart is seen as a possible replacement for Rahim Moore. Per Wilson, Stewart could return to the Ravens and has also drawn interest from the Giants, whose own free agent safety, Antrel Rolle, agreed to terms with Chicago on Wednesday night.
Denver is scheduled to visit with defensive lineman Vance Walker sometime this week, according to Mike Klis. Walker, who was released by Kansas City on Friday in a caponomic move, was set to draw a $2.7M salary in 2015.
The 6-2, 305-pounder saw only 238 snaps in 16 games, but graded out at plus-6.8 and notched a pair of sacks. According to Klis, Denver views Walker as a potential five-technique end.
Denver is scheduled to host guard Shelley Smith on Friday, according to Mike Klis. Originally drafted in 2010 by Gary Kubiak's Texans, Smith spent two years with Houston, two more with St. Louis, and another with Miami, who released him on Tuesday.
The 6-4, 310-pound CSU alum, who will turn 28 in May, was due to draw a $2.75M salary this season. Per Klis, Smith is first meeting with the Seahawks on Thursday.
It's been suggested that Denver would like Moore back at a below market price, but it's hard to envision that happening at this point.
Oakland has opened Wednesday's free agency activity with a big splash, agreeing with linebacker Curtis Lofton and defensive tackle Dan Williams, according to Rand Getlin. The Raiders had added linebacker Malcolm Smith on Tuesday.
On Monday, New Orleans cut Lofton, their leading tackler of 2014 and defensive captain. Williams was a rumored target of Denver's as well.