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.
If Terrance Knighton wanted to follow Jack Del Rio to Oakland, we were fine with that. Heading to Washington, where he'll visit on Wednesday? Also totally okay.
Let's get caught up on the latest happenings within the AFCW:
Ryan Mathews is expected to sign with the Eagles, where he'll be at least part of the plan to replace LeSean McCoy. This will prompt all sorts of anti-Chip Kelly handwringing, but given the financial differences, it's not like Mathews has to replace McCoy's production all by himself. Anyway, San Diego had reportedly tried to bring Mathews back, but obviously failed.
Former Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski will start his free agency tour with a visit to Tampa Bay, according to Adam Caplan. Oakland is replacing Wisniewski by adding former Chiefs pivot Rodney Hudson, who'd been described as a possible target for the Broncos.
Jeff Legwold reported on Monday that Denver had expressed interested in Wisniewski, along with Chris Myers.
It looks like New England will indeed defend its SB title with a new pair of starting cornerbacks. As they did with Darrelle Revis, the Pats declined their 2015 option on Brandon Browner.
Revis, meanwhile, is again one of the hottest commodities on the market, with the Jets, Pats, Packers, and Steelers reportedly expressing interest, along with the Bills. According to Jason La Canfora, Revis has already been offered a contract with $48M over the first three years, including $40M in guarantees, possibly from the Jets.
Oakland will reportedly add center Rodney Hudson, but lost out on Ndamukong Suh and Randall Cobb. However, they have reportedly expressed interest in Dallas running back DeMarco Murray.
According to Ian Rapoport, Oakland is also set to host Arizona defensive tackle Dan Williams and Cincy tight end Jermaine Gresham. Williams has been floated as a possible target of Denver's.
Unsurprisingly, given the direction of the market, the Broncos will reportedly not re-sign defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, according to Dianna Marie Russini.
Per Russini, Oakland and Jack Del Rio are also passing on Knighton, who is expected to draw widespread interest, including from Chicago and John Fox.