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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Mike Pennel's contract with the Patriots is for two years and has a base value of $5 million. It includes playing-time incentives that increase the maximum value of the deal to $8 million. Pennel projects as a starter next to Lawrence Guy.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are scheduled to meet with defensive end Malik McDowell on Tuesday, according to sources. A second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, McDowell did not play in a game after a serious ATV accident not long after he was drafted. The Seahawks released McDowell earlier this month.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Much of the offseason focus on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been on his right shoulder that underwent arthroscopic surgery in late January. Newton is optimistic he will be ready for the season, but beyond his rehab he is focused on his second annual ‘'Un1ted as 1'' program for Charlotte Mecklenburg County kids. The program's focus is on diversity and how ‘'difference is OK.'' It is Newton's brainchild and his message goes back to the fiber of his upbringing without diversity.


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys will visit with free-agent safety Eric Berry on Tuesday, according to multiple sources. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs released the five-time Pro Bowler. The Cowboys did not get into the bidding for Earl Thomas, who opted to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year, $55 million deal that guaranteed him $32 million. Berry, 30, has played in just three games the last two seasons because of Achilles' injuries. When healthy, Berry has been among the NFL's best safeties and considered among the best leaders. The Cowboys met with free agent safety Clayton Geathers on Monday as well.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed Ereck Flowers, a former first-round pick and starting tackle -- but they plan to use him at guard. Flowers, who visited the facility Monday, will also be used at tackle as second-year Geron Christian recovers from a torn MCL suffered during the season. The Redskins need depth and a lot of options inside, especially at left guard. The Redskins went through numerous players at left guard last year because of injuries. They might draft one next month, but they needed healthy options and like Flowers' physical play and athleticism. Flowers struggled at tackle and was cut by the Giants, who drafted him in 2015. He has made 55 starts -- all at tackle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have signed their second defensive linemen in free agency with Kerry Hyder signing a one-year deal on Monday. Hyder had a breakout eight-sack season in 2016 with the Detroit Lions but tore his Achilles and missed the 2017 season. He played in seven games in 2018 with one sack. The Cowboys added defensive tackle Christian Covington last week on a one-year deal. Hyder can play defensive end as well as the under tackle spot.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers had former Giants safety Curtis Riley in for a free-agent visit on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reported. He was a 16-game starter last season. Even if they don't sign Riley, it's an indication that they're still interested in adding to that group even after adding Adrian Amos last week. Meanwhile, former Packers S Kentrell Brice, who was not tendered as a restricted free agent, has signed with the Buccaneers.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins announce they are signing former Jaguars G/C Chris Reed. Miami's OL is extremely light on competition and depth after Ja'Wuan James, Josh Sitton, Ted Larsen, Sam Young and Travis Swanson all hit free agency or were cut this offseason. Reed's signing will help solve some of that temporarily.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets addressed their offensive-line depth by signing former Vikings LG Tom Compton, who started 14 games last season. He can play every position except left tackle and center, so he checks the "versatile" box. He struggled in pass protection last season, grading out as 47th among guards, per Pro Football Focus. Compton, who will be 30 on opening day, has played for four different teams with a total of 30 career starts. He can back up LG Kelechi Osemele and RG Brian Winters. On Tuesday, the Jets will host C/G Stefen Wisniewski on a free-agent visit. They still haven't adequately addressed the center position.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

The Eagles add safety depth by signing 31-year old veteran Andrew Sendejo to a one-year deal. He missed all but five games last season with a groin injury. Could slide into No. 3 safety role behind Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed safety Kentrell Brice, team announced. It's a one-year deal. He spent the last three seasons with the Packers but they opted not to tender him, meaning he was free to sign elsewhere.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have re-signed WR/RS Dwayne Harris, the team announced Monday. Harris was a two-time winner of the AFC special teams player of the week award last season. He had a 99-yard punt return for a touchdown and averaged 14.1 yards per punt return, the second-best such mark in franchise history. Harris' 22.9-yards per kickoff return average ranked 10th in the NFL.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints center Max Unger said health was a big reason for his decision to retire after he had been dealing with a long-term lower body injury. “I didn't think I could make it through another season,” said the 10-year veteran, who said his doctor recommended a surgery that would have sidelined him for most of the offseason. Unger made the Pro Bowl this past season but didn't think he was still playing up to his standard, which is a “tough pill to swallow.” And he said he knew from experience that his performance was affected in 2017 when he missed most of the summer because of foot surgery. Unger said he made his decision in the last month or so and let the Saints know in plenty of time before the start of free agency.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Max Unger's surprise retirement over the weekend invites a look back at the Seahawks' ill-fated 2015 decision to send him to New Orleans in the Jimmy Graham trade. Unger had just finished his age-28 season with two Pro Bowls and a First-Team All-Pro selection on his resume. But the Seahawks thought his best days were behind him after injuries had sidelined him for three games in 2013 and 10 games in 2014. Unger missed only one game over four years in New Orleans, earned an extension and made it back to the Pro Bowl after last season. That trade tends to be defined in most observers' eyes by Graham's up-and-down tenure in Seattle, but the Unger aspect of the move proved to be one of the bigger personnel miscalculations of the John Schneider-Pete Carroll era.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins re-signed receiver Brian Quick, whom they cut last November. His agent tweeted the news. The Redskins clearly like him enough to keep bringing him back as veteran depth insurance; he's good with the younger receivers. But there's never a guarantee that he'll make the final roster and that won't be any different this summer. The Redskins just don't have a lot at receiver right now. Two wideouts -- Paul Richardson and Robert Davis -- are coming off major injuries. Two others -- Cam Sims and Trey Quinn -- both had ankle issues that landed them on injured reserve. Quick enables them to have a veteran in the offseason who knows the offense. The Redskins could always sign another wideout who would be viewed as more than just roster spot competition as well as draft one. The second round could be a sweet spot for receivers.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

As free agency enters Week 2 today, the Cardinals have been busy, signing nine players and trading for another. Here's a recap of the Cardinals' moves. They traded for OL Marcus Gilbert, and signed LB Terrell Suggs, QB Brett Hundley, LB Jordan Hicks, WR Kevin White, OL Max Garcia, G J.R. Sweezy, TE Charles Clay, LB Brooks Reed and CB Robert Alford.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks will host receiver Jordy Nelson on a free-agent visit Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As Shefter noted, GM John Schneider has long had an affinity for Nelson having been in the Packers' front office when they drafted him in 2008. The Seahawks were interested in Nelson last year before he signed with the Raiders, who released him last week. Nelson's numbers in Oakland -- 63 catches, 739 yards, three touchdowns in 15 games -- suggest he still has something left as he approaches his 34th birthday in May. Receiver figured to be an area of interest for the Seahawks with Doug Baldwin coming off two surgeries. Nelson is 6-3, 217 pounds and Seattle has no proven receiving options with that type of size other than Jaron Brown, whose spot on the roster does not seem assured. Brown is set to make a non-guaranteed $2.75 million in salary next season. Signing Nelson wouldn't affect Seattle's compensatory pick formula because he was released. Per Schefter, the other teams interested in Nelson include the Patriots, Chiefs, Titans and Raiders.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs addressed their biggest remaining positional need by signing cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Among their top three cornerbacks from last season, Steven Nelson signed with the Steelers as a free agent and the Chiefs have shown no interest in re-signing Orlando Scandrick. The Chiefs also have two younger cornerbacks in Charvarius Ward and Tremon Smith but they can plug Breeland in as one starter along with Kendall Fuller. Corner still remains a position to watch for the Chiefs in the draft but it's no longer a necessity.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers are losing CB Bashaud Breeland, who is signing with the Chiefs, a source told ESPN. Breeland would've given the Packers another veteran presence in the secondary but in Kansas City he has the chance to be the No. 1 corner where as in Green Bay he would've been behind Jaire Alexander and Kevin King.