Broncos to host Rodgers-Cromartie, Mendenhall, Bradley, Knighton; Raiders cut Huff, DHB

According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos will be hosting Eagles corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (on Tuesday), who will also visit Arizona, DRC's old team.

Mike Silver says the Bengals and Dolphins are also interested in Mendenhall.

USAT's Mike Garafolo says the team will also host Cardinals linebacker Stewart Bradley.

Pete Prisco says the team will host Jags DT Terrance Knighton, who has reportedly drawn interest from three teams.

We'll be updating this thread throughout the day, so stay tuned.


Aaron Wilson says D.J. Williams is attracting "good interest."

According to NFLN's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos were are one of four teams (Buffalo, Indy, Tennessee) interested in Bills guard Andy Levitre, who will sign with Tennessee. Chris Kuper's injuries were the root of perhaps Denver's biggest problem last year, as Manny Ramirez filled in admirably at times, but is clearly not a starting NFL guard. When Kuper finally did return, against Baltimore in the playoffs, he was pretty terrible. Kuper is due a $4.5M salary and $5.4M cap hit this season; releasing him would save a shade under $2.7M in cap space thanks to a dead-money hit of $2.745M.

Mike Klis says Jason Hunter would factor into helping replace Elvis Dumervil, but it's important to note that Hunter is an unrestricted free agent.

According to Darren Connolly of the Atlanta Free Press, the Broncos are interested in Paul Kruger and Josh Cribbs.

John Clayton wonders if the Broncos will be players for Darrelle Revis, Wes Welker, or Danny Amendola.


San Diego released TE Randy McMichael, is expected to cut NT Antonio Garay, and is reportedly has agreed to a three-year deal with Cowboys TE John Phillips. They've also agreed with Eagles T King Dunlap and claimed RB Fozzy Whittaker off waivers from Arizona.

Kansas City has agreed with Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano (four years, $16M), Saints QB Chase Daniel, and Jets DE Mike DeVito ($6.2M guaranteed).

Oakland released WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, S Michael Huff, and DE Dave Tollefson, while re-signing DE Phillip Adams.


Miami has big deals with Steelers WR Mike Wallace (five years, $60M) and Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (five years, $35M), and they're also trying to obtain Titans TE Jared Cook, and they've retained S Chris Clemons. With Ellerbe in the fold, they're cutting LB Karlos Dansby and LB Kevin Burnett. They've also added Raiders LB Phillip Wheeler at an insane rate.

Manish Mehta reports the Jets are set to trade Darrelle Revis in the next few days and will release NT Sione Po'uha today. WR Santonio Holmes has restructured his deal, and the team is apparently looking to replace Shonn Green with Raiders RB Mike Goodson.

Buffalo has released Ryan Fitzpatrick, Harvard alum and wedding-band-wearing quarterback.


The Browns are said to be closing in on a deal for Ravens LB Paul Kruger. Paul Kruger, widely expected to end up with the Browns, will reportedly has drawn a $41M deal with them over five years. One report had said the Broncos were interested in the Ravens LB. Cleveland has also added Raiders DT Desmond Bryant (five years, $34M), he of the recent epic mugshot.

Pittsburgh tendered RB Isaac Redman and WR Emmanuel Sanders; RB Jonathan Dwyer already signed his tender, while we already knew about NT Steve McClendon's tender. Pittsburgh is expected to cut T Willie Colon and sign WR Plaxico Burress to a one-year deal. They've also re-signed LB Larry Foote for multiple years and TE/FB David Johnson for one. Ex-Cowboys LB Dan Connor is visiting the Steelers.

Cincy has agreed to retain DE Robert Geathers.

Baltimore is apparently interested in Rams WR Danny Amendola, and they've added DE Chris Canty on the cheap.


Houston released WR Kevin Walter.

Tennessee has landed Bills G Andy Levitre for $39M over five years and will sign Niners TE/FB Delanie Walker for four years. They're reportedly shopping WR Nate Washington.

Indy has agreed with Lions T Gosder Cherilus at crazy money, Pats G Donald Thomas, Packers LB Erik Walden, and Cards CB Greg Toler, who had reportedly drawn interest from Denver but apparently drew a whopping $15M over three years. The Colts also retained DB Darius Butler.


Word is that Ravens S Ed Reed is going to end up with the Niners, but that's now being characterized as BS. San Francisco will host Packers S Charles Woodson and Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.

Seattle will release KR Leon Washington, whom they were apparently unable to trade. Percy Harvin's deal (six years, $67M) is a doozy, especially when added to the draft pick compensation sent to Minnesota.

St. Louis has re-signed DE William Hayes and added TE Jared Cook, who had played under Jeff Fisher with the Titans. They're also visiting with Lions S Louis Delmas.

Arizona is interested in special teamers Lorenzo Alexander and Josh Cribbs.


Washington restructured the deal of WR Santana Moss to free cap space and retained punter Sav Rocca.

Philly finally released CB Nnamdi Asomugha today, but owe him $4M for this season; Jason La Canfora says they're interested in trading for Darrelle Revis. The Eagles have acquired Texans TE James Casey at a hefty price and agreed with Niners NT Isaac Sopoaga, while also adding Pats S Patrick Chung and Panthers LB Jason Phillips.

The Giants are bringing back CB Aaron Ross, who had spent the last year with Jacksonville.


Chicago, earlier said to be in on Dolphins T Jake Long, has instead locked up Saints T Jermon Bushrod ($35.965M over five years, $17.715M guaranteed), and is apparently in pursuit of Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt and expected to sign Giants TE Martellus Bennett. They're apparently not trying particularly hard to re-sign LB Brian Urlacher, who may draw interest in Dallas.

Green Bay placed a second-round tender on CB Sam Shields and restructured the contract of DE Johnny Jolly, who was reinstated last month from a multiyear drug suspension. They're reportedly the frontrunners to sign RB Steven Jackson and will visit with Peyton Hillis, setting up the potential for him to team with John Kuhn and make every day White Boy Day in Green Bay.

Minnesota will retain WR Jerome Simpson on a one-year deal, S Jamarca Sanford and LB Erin Henderson for two years. They reworked the contract of TE John Carlson, and cut CB Antoine Winfield. They've also retained Phil Loadholt, whom the Bears had pursued.

K Jason Hanson wants back for a 22nd season, if the Lions will have him; Detroit placed a second-round tender on DE Willie Young; Reggie Bush is visiting with the Lions.


Brett Favre Tony Gonzalez has informed the Falcons he'll be back for the 2013 season, while CB Brent Grimes was reported to be staying in Atlanta on a one-year deal; that's since been retracted. T Sam Baker will stick around on a six-year deal.

Mike Florio is hearing that Tampa Bay is the secret team that's made the LOLJets a serious trade offer for Darrelle Revis; along those lines, Jeff McLane hears Tampa Bay is set to acquire Revis; the Bucs will host Niners S Dashon Goldson.

Carolina released LB James Anderson.

Updated 12:12pm ET 3/13/13

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