Some big-name free agents still making the rounds

As free agency heads into its second month, teams continue to search for players to fill out their rosters. While many of the high-profile names have signed, a number of valuable players remain on the market — and some might be nearing agreements with new teams.

  • OT Orlando Pacereleased by the St. Louis Rams last week after 12 seasons — is scheduled to meet with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. The Baltimore Sun reports that if Pace checks out physically, the Ravens are expected to make a strong push to sign the seven-time Pro Bowler. Pace would give the Ravens the talent they so need at right tackle but the same injury concerns that have plagued them at the position. As the paper’s story points out, the Ravens have had 13 players start at least one game at right tackle in the last 10 seasons, meaning they’ll look long and hard at Pace and his 23 starts (all at left tackle) over the last three years. Also on Baltimore’s radar is TE L.J. Smith. If he passes a physical today, the paper reports, he is expected to sign a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
  • The Miami Dolphins, still searching for a cornerback to replace Andre Goodman (who signed with the Denver Broncos), visited with former Houston Texans CB Demarcus Faggins on Wednesday, but no deal was reported, according to the Miami Herald.
  • Former Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams is in no rush to find a new home. The Dallas Morning News reports the five-time Pro Bowler will meet with the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, possibly looking to reunite with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Williams, who according to his agent already has turned down one offer from an unnamed team, will meet with at least two more teams before making a decision.
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