UPDATE 6:30 PM
The Miami Dolphins aren’t done with their spending spree, as they now may have their sites set on Thomas Howard, who missed all bat 62 snaps of the 2012 season with a torn ACL. In 2011, Howard was the 23rd ranked outside linebacker according to Pro Football Focus.
The Bengals are in need of a backup quarterback, and Josh Johnson is one of the best-available QBs on the market:
The Bengals worked out QB Josh Johnson, who has ties to Bengals OC Jay Gruden, worked out for the team today
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2013
ESPN NFC East Blogger Dan Graziano is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles will pursue free agent offensive tackle Andre Smith. Head coach Marvin Lewis reiterated on Wednesday that their first priority right now is re-signing Andre Smith, and I expect Smith to not sign a contract with any team before giving the Bengals a chance to match the offer.
In other words, if Smith walks, it’s because the Bengals let him walk.
We now have heard movement regarding free agent cornerback Terence Newman, who will visit the Oakland Raiders today. Newman will be 35 in September, and is unlikely to command a large contract, despite finishing the 2012 season with 75 tackles and two interceptions and was rated the 19th-best corner (+8.6) by Pro Football Focus out 113 eligible corners.