Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have released veteran defensive lineman Cory Redding.
Carolina Panthers: In what might be the most shocking personnel move of the offseason, the Panthers have rescinded the Franchise Tag on cornerback Josh Norman, making him a free agent. GM Dave Gettleman provided a statement, in which he said that it was apparent no long-term contract was going to be agreed upon, so the team decided to cut ties now.
Norman is apparently not happy with the situation, though that will likely change when he starts getting contract offers. However, in a new wrinkle, the Panthers have apparently not ruled out bringing him back after he sees what the market offers.
- Chiefs’ Take: It’s not happening. Don’t get your hopes up.
Chicago Bears: The Bears have exercised the 5th year option on offensive lineman Chris Long for approximately $8.8 million.
: This may help put some perspective on the dilemma the Chiefs have in using the 5th year option on Eric Fisher. Long has clearly been the better player thus far, but Fisher would cost $3 – $4 million more on his 5th year option due to draft position. The Chiefs have until May 2 to make their decision.
Denver Broncos: The Broncos are hosting quarterback Brian Hoyer for a visit. Hoyer played for Denver head coach Gary Kubiak in Houston, so he has knowledge of the system. It’s unclear if this is a sign the Broncos are giving up on a trade for Colin Kaepernick, or if they are simply trying to feint the 49ers.
There was talk last year that the Broncos had considered getting Brian Hoyer as a part of a trade with Denver for Peyton Manning last year.
- Chiefs’ Take: OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE!!! Nothing would be funnier than watching the Chiefs run Brian Hoyer off the field in Denver like they did to him when he was with the Texans…oh, and like they did to Denver’s quarterback last year too!!!
Green Bay Packers: The Packers have re-signed offensive lineman Don Barclay to an extension.
Houston Texans: The Texans have released quarterback Brian Hoyer. The move was expected after they signed Brock Osweiler earlier this offseason.
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