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Vince Wilfork releases statement saying the Patriots will not pick up his option. He will be an unrestricted free agent.

Wilfork would have been close to a $9 million hit against the cap this year, so either he can re-negotiate for a lower sum or it's time to move on. Apparently Tom Brady can only give back so much money to the team. Analysis: Howard Bender

Free agent Trent Cole will visit with the Buccaneers this week.

The 32-year old recorded 52 tackles with 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles last season but due to salary cap constraints, the Eagles had to send him packing. He'll make the tour around the NFL and land somewhere soon. Analysis: Howard Bender

The Seahawks are reportedly interested in Tramon Williams and Cary Williams to possibly replace Byron Maxwell.

Wednesday it was reported 12 teams were interested in Cary Williams, so just because Seattle is interested does not mean either player will end up there. Maxwell played in 13 games for the Seahawks in 2014 with two interceptions, 12 passes defended and 39 tackles. Either of the cornerbacks the Seahawks are considering would likely be downgrades from Maxwell. Analysis: Steve Pimental

The Saints are reportedly trying to trade Curtis Lofton.

Even after they released Pierre Thomas Wednesday the Saints were still well over the salary cap, and trading Lofton would save New Orleans $5.25 million. Only the Raiders had a worse fantasy defense than the Saints last season, and while trading Lofton probably cannot hurt, it certainly will not help, either. Whichever defense gets Lofton will get a slight bump in fantasy value. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Dolphins and Colts are expected to make strong runs at Ndamukong Suh.

Both teams struggled against the run towards the end of the year and look to make a splash and sign Suh, who is looking to be come the highest paid defensive player in the game. He was not franchised tagged this past week by Detroit, who are also trying to re-sign Suh. Analysis: Rob Trayah

DeMeco Ryans is expected to stay with the Eagles this season.

Ryans got hurt in a game against his former team, the Texans and was placed on IR after surgery on his Achilles. There were question marks regarding his status after the trade for Kiko Alonso, but with Trent Cole being released, Ryans will have a spot in the linebacking group for next year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Free-agent DT Kendall Langford is scheduled to meet with the Jets.

Langford is a very solid rotation lineman, but was cut by the Rams after three years with the team due to a larger contract. He can sign with a team whenever he wants to and the Jets, looking to bolster their D-line, could sign him. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Cowboys have a one-year deal with LB Keith Rivers.

The Cowboys will build up their defense by signing former Bills linebacker Keith Rivers. The 29-year old will bolster the Cowboys' defense along with other linebackers Rolando McClain, Bruce Carter, and Justin Durant. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Colts LS Matthew Overton was re-signed to a contract extension.

The long snapper who was selected to the Probowl in 2013 will stay with the team with a contract extension. Analysis: Ben Diamond

David Harris will try to be re-signed by the Jets before he hits free agency.

The Jets will try to make a run at Harris, but he has plenty of other suitors out there, a likely one being the rising Bills, since Harris has spent six years with Rex Ryan. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jets will make an effort to re-sign Bilal Powell.

The 26-year old had 33 rushes for 141 yards (4.3 average) and 11 catches for 92 yards along with a touchdown last season, but was not given the opportunity to do much more as he was behind Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson on the depth chart. Should the Jets not add another running back, which is unlikely, Powell would be the complement to Ivory at running back after Johnson's departure. There's a good chance that Powell will be resigned, and though he likely will never be an every down back he can still be quietly productive for the Jets if given touches. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Free-agent S Jordan Pugh worked out for the Jets Wednesday.

Pugh hasn't seen much action the past two seasons as he's mostly just a special teams player with little upside. The Jets make take a flyer on him, but he won't see the field much even if he makes the team. Analysis: David Kerr

Jairus Byrd (knee) has been cleared to play in 2015.

This is good news considering that it's only March. Byrd battled knee issues for much of the 2014 season and it derailed his year. He makes for a fine IDP target in drafts this summer. Analysis: David Kerr

49ers are trying to trade LB Michael Wilhoite.

Wilhoite had a strong 2014 season, but with Navarro Bowman and Patrick Willis returning, there will be no place on the field for him. It seems likely that he will be moved at some point over the next few months. Analysis: David Kerr

Patriots re-signed long snapper Tyler Ott.

The Patriots have been happy with Ott's play as their long snapper, so they decided to re-sign him. The terms of the deal have not been released. Analysis: David Kerr
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