The Steelers signed free-agent defensive end Tyson Alualu to a two-year contract. Alualu spent his first seven seasons with Jacksonville after the Jags drafted him 10th overall in 2010.
The Jets signed former Browns QB Josh McCown to a one-year, $6 million deal. 37-year-old McCown, will be playing for his eighth team in 15 seasons.
The Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis to a one-year deal. Davis played three-plus seasons with Kansas City before being traded to Green Bay last year. Pittsburgh also signed veteran cornerback Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year contract. Sensabaugh played four seasons for the Titans.
A judge has dismissed all charges against NFL defensive back Darrelle Revis stemming from a February altercation in Pittsburgh.
The Browns have acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler, and his $16 million guaranteed salary, from Houston. Cleveland also receives the Texans’ 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick. While Osweiler technically is coming to Cleveland, the team is not acquiring him to be its QB. Teams already have reached out to the Browns to inquire about Osweiler’s availability. The Browns are expected to trade or release Osweiler before the season.
The Steelers signed James Harrison to a new two-year deal that will keep the linebacker in Pittsburgh through the 2018 season. Harrison is the Steelers’ all-time sack leader with 79.5 for the Black & Gold. He has 81.5 for his career.
The Browns do not sound eager to trade the first overall pick in the draft, but they won’t turn down calls. VP of Football Operations, Sashi Brown said “We’re going to responsibly listen to any opportunities out there.” The general consensus is Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the best player in the draft.
The Steelers have placed the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell can negotiate only with the Steelers and isn’t able to sign an offer sheet with another team. The sides have until July 15 to agree to a long-term contract. If no deal is reached, Bell would have to play the 2017 season under the franchise tender.
The Steelers and Antonio Brown have agreed on a four-year, $68 million extension that makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. Brown will make $18.5 million in the first three years of the contract and $12.5 in the fourth. He also received a $19 million signing bonus.
Linebacker James Harrison would like a two-year contract, indicating he wants to play to the age of 40. Harrison is in talks with the Steelers, who are on record as wanting him back. Free agency kicks off March 9, but the Steelers can sign Harrison before then.