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|Colston restructures deal to stay with Saints||03-06-2015|
|Marques Colston WR NO|
Marques Colston has agreed to a restructured contract to keep him with the Saints.
Mike Garafolo on Twitter
|In all likelihood, we're looking at a straight pay cut from Colston. He was scheduled to earn $6.9 million this season and count $9.7 million against the cap. Coming off a poor season and about to turn 32, he had to do something with his contract if he wanted to stick around. It probably would have made more sense to outright cut Colston, but GM Mickey Loomis has been extremely loyal to veterans.|
|Report: Dolphins confident they'll land Suh||03-06-2015|
|Ndamukong Suh DT DET|
The Dolphins are confident they'll sign free agent Ndamukong Suh, according to the Miami Herald.
|Suh is expected to command a contract in the neighborhood of six years and $102 million with over $30 million guaranteed. That would make Suh the richest defensive player of all-time, ahead of J.J. Watt. Miami recently released Brian Hartline and Cortland Finnegan to make room for a top-flight free agent. Mike Wallace could be next on the chopping block if the purge continues. The Raiders and Colts have also been linked to Suh, who can begin negotiating with teams Saturday.|
|Spiller seen as possible McCoy replacement||03-06-2015|
|C.J. Spiller RB BUF|
Free agent C.J. Spiller could be a fit with the Eagles now that LeSean McCoy has been traded.
|The Eagles are going to have plenty of running back options in free agency, but Spiller might be the best fit. Spiller split time with Fred Jackson in Buffalo, so he doesn't have the mileage or injury risk attached to other players like DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. The Eagles probably wouldn't have to break the bank to get him either. Spiller and Mark Ingram appear to be the early favorites to replace McCoy in Philadelphia.|
|Byron Maxwell 'definitely considering' Eagles||03-06-2015|
|Byron Maxwell CB SEA|
Free agent CB Byron Maxwell said he'd "definitely" consider signing with the Eagles.
Philly Mag: Birds 24/7
|Philadelphia seems like the overwhelming favorites for Maxwell. They play a ton of Cover 3, single-high safety, leaving their corners in man coverage on the outside, and that's the exact scheme Maxwell has said he wants to play in after doing so in Seattle. The Eagles are sitting on a pile of cash after ridding their roster of veterans this past week. Maxwell is expected to command $10 million per year.|
|Report: Redskins moving on from Brian Orakpo||03-06-2015|
|Brian Orakpo LB WAS|
NBC4's Dianna Marie Russini reports free agent Brian Orakpo will not be back with the Redskins next season.
Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter
|Corey Peters hoping for a market value deal||03-06-2015|
|Corey Peters DT ATL|
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, free agent DT Corey Peters is aiming for $5-6 million per year on his next contract.
|He's hoping for a contract similar to the ones signed by Paul Soliai (five years, $33 million) and Tyson Jackson (five years, $25 million) last offseason. A deal of that nature would probably put Peters out of Atlanta's price range. With that said, an annual salary in the $5-6 million range is pretty optimistic for a player of Peters' skill level. Don't be surprised if Peters lowers his asking price and settles for something closer to what he made last season ($1.6 million).|
|Report: Bears intend to move on from Marshall||03-06-2015|
|Brandon Marshall WR CHI|
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports the Bears' new regime "appears intent on moving on from" Brandon Marshall.
|The Bears are reportedly seeking a mid-round pick in exchange for Marshall, but Biggs believes the 31-year-old may be released if a deal isn't found before Marshall's salary becomes guaranteed next Thursday. Scheduled to earn $7.7 million this season in the second year of a four-year deal, that's not overbearing for a true No. 1 receiver like Marshall. He's coming off an injury-plagued season, but the ankles shouldn't be an issue in 2015. Expect Marshall to draw a ton of interest if he hits the free-agent market. We also wouldn't rule out a trade.|
|Seahawks extend tender to WR Jermaine Kearse||03-06-2015|
|Jermaine Kearse WR SEA|
Seahawks extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent WR Jermaine Kearse.
Field Yates on Twitter
|The second-round tender is a one-year deal worth $2.356 million. Nobody is desperate enough to give up a second-rounder for Kearse, so he's staying put. Russell Wilson only targeted Kearse 67 times last season. Until his volume increases, Kearse won't be on the fantasy radar.|
|Bengals tender SLB Lamur at 2nd-round level||03-06-2015|
|Emmanuel Lamur LB CIN|
Bengals extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent SLB Emmanuel Lamur.
Field Yates on Twitter
|It's worth $2.356 million. Teams would have to surrender a second-round pick in order to sign Lamur away from the Bengals. We could see him drawing some interest as a tall, rangy, versatile linebacker, but ultimately nobody is going to want to pay him AND give up the draft pick. He'll be back in Cincinnati.|
|Colts bring Todd Herremans in for a visit||03-06-2015|
|Todd Herremans T PHI|
Free agent RG Todd Herremans will visit the Colts on Friday.
Tim McManus on Twitter
|The Colts are looking for some continuity on the line after having Hugh Thornton, Lance Louis, A.Q. Shipley and Joe Reitz split duties at right guard last season. Herremans isn't the dominant force he once was (hence the Eagles cutting him), but he'd certainly be an upgrade over those four players. With Indy likely to break the bank on an Andrew Luck extension in the near future, the Colts need to give their franchise quarterback better protection.|
|Saints not planning to tender RFA Walker||03-06-2015|
|Tyrunn Walker DE NO|
ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett reports New Orleans isn't expected to tender an offer to restricted free agent DL Tyrunn Walker.
Mike Triplett on Twitter
|The tender would cost the Saints about $1.54 million, money they don't currently have. They'd like to have the versatile reserve lineman back at a cheaper rate, but he'll be free to test the market. Walker, 25, played 306 snaps last season and received positive marks for his pass rush and run defense from PFF.|