Reports: Raiders add a pair of Smiths, may pursue DeMarco Murray

The Raiders have added former linebacker Malcolm Smith, who was named the MVP of SB 48 in Seattle's win over Denver. They've also reportedly agreed with tight end Lee Smith, formerly of the Bills.

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.

Report: Terrance Knighton will not return to Broncos

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.

Schefter: Rams, Eagles set to swap Bradford, Foles

The 2015 offseason is opening with a flurry of blockbuster trades. Jimmy Graham is headed to Seattle, Haloti Ngata is Detroit-bound, and Sam Bradford and Nick Foles are swapping places.

According to Adam Schefter, Philly is sending Foles and draft pick(s) to St. Louis in exchange for Bradford, the former number-one-overall pick. Bradford will make just under $13M in the final year of his rookie deal.

Glazer: Seahawks set to acquire Jimmy Graham from Saints

Having lost out on Julius Thomas in free agency, Seattle is reportedly working to acquire tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans, according to Jay Glazer.

Per Glazer, Seattle would send a first-round pick and center Max Unger (who's signed through 2016) to New Orleans in exchange for Graham and a fourth-rounder.

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Klis: Broncos to host Owen Daniels on Wednesday

The Broncos will visit with free agent tight end Owen Daniels on Wednesday, according to Mike Klis. Daniels has spent all nine of his seasons playing for Gary Kubiak - eight in Houston, and one in Baltimore - and it looks like he'll follow Kubes to a third NFL city, and for a tenth season.

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Packers may keep Bulaga, taking another right tackle off the market

Green Bay is nearing a deal to retain right tackle Bryan Bulaga, according to Ian Rapoport. The 2010 first-rounder has been expected to draw upwards of $7M/year on the open market.

While Bulaga was probably always too expensive for Denver's taste, it doesn't help their cause that another right tackle is apparently off the market. Previously, Derek Newton and Doug Free re-signed with Houston and Dallas, respectively. Also on Tuesday, Cincy re-signed Eric Winston, who was a member of Gary Kubiak's first draft class in Houston and played under him for six seasons.

The Bears are resigned to sticking with Jay Cutler

Although they were able to ship the other Brandon Marshall out of town, the Bears are stuck with Jay Cutler, thanks to his albatross of a contract. According to Chris Mortensen, Chicago has basically given up on its attempts to move the sulkmaster.

Cutler's $15.5M salary is already fully guaranteed, and on Thursday, $10M of his 2016 salary will convert from an injury-only guarantee to a full guarantee. Obviously, nobody wants to take on the renowned coach killer along with $25.5M in guarantees. Have fun with this one, Foxy.

Jets cut Harvin, add Carpenter in busy morning

A few hours ahead of the calendar flip, it's already been a busy morning for the Jets. As expected, the team will release Percy Harvin sometime today; to finalize their stunning October acquisition of the wideout, they'll send the Seahawks their 2015 sixth-rounder.

But another former Seattle player will be coming the Jets' way, as they've reportedly agreed to terms with guard James Carpenter, who some had suggested might be a fit for the Broncos. New Jersey will retain running back Bilal Powell, is widely expected to try to bring Darrelle Revis back from New England, and may acquire Houston backup passer Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Report: Nate Irving may visit with Arizona

Having already agreed with former Atlanta linebacker Sean Witherspoon, Arizona is also planning to meet with Broncos linebacker Nate Irving, according to Ian Rapoport.

Denver would reportedly like to retain Irving, but barring injury, there's no room for him in their starting lineup, even as the team switches to a 3-4 front. So staying in Denver may be a tough sell, especially if another team offers him a better chance of securing a starting gig.

Lombardi: Broncos ‘feverishly’ trying to retain Virgil Green

After John Elway characterized him as the team's "rock," the Broncos are desperately trying to avoid losing Virgil Green, according to Vic Lombardi.

But Jason La Canfora says Green is attracting wide interest, with the Bears reportedly looking to have Green join John Fox and Adam Gase in Chicago. Per La Canfora, the race to sign Green will likely come down to Denver and Chicago.