Bears, CB Hayden agree to one-year deal

The Bears agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent CB Kelvin Hayden on Thursday, according to a league source.

The Bears later confirmed the move in a press release.

Hayden started 47 of 85 games in seven seasons with the Colts and Falcons. He has 11 career interceptions, including two with the Falcons last season.

The Bears later agreed to terms on a one-year contract with CB Jonathan Wilhite as well. Wilhite spent the 2011 season with the Broncos. He started twice and played in 15 games.

Ex-Patriots C Koppen visiting Titans on Thursday

Former Patriots center Dan Koppen is visiting the Titans on Thursday, and the team is monitoring other centers as well, according to league sources.

The Titans, who have hosted a series of centers and still have a void to fill there, continue to remain in contact with free agents Rex Hadnot and Jamaal Jackson, sources said.

The Titans had Scott Wells, Jeff Saturday and Chris Myers in for visits last month, but all three players signed elsewhere.

Vikings to sign free-agent CB Carr

Free-agent CB Chris Carr will sign a one-year contract with the Vikings, a league source said Wednesday.

The seven-year veteran spent the past three seasons with the Ravens. He started all 16 games in 2010, but started just one and played in just seven in 2011. Carr has 209 career tackles and six interceptions.

Carr was with the Titans in 2008 and the Raiders from 2005 to 2007.

In addition to visiting with the Vikings, Carr also visited the Chiefs.

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Free-agent DL Tollefson will visit Titans Thursday

Free-agent defensive end Dave Tollefson will visit the Titans on Thursday, according to a league source.

Tollefson has spent the first five seasons of his career with the Giants, and totaled a career-high five sacks last season.

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Monday’s free-agent visit and tryout roundup

The following are Monday’s free-agent visits and tryouts, according to league sources:

Tryouts
Giants: LB Quentin Groves; DB Antwaun Molden.

Visits
Dolphins: DB Tyrell Johnson; LB Rocky McIntosh.

Saints: DB Kelvin Hayden.

Eagles: T Demetrius Bell.

Seahawks: G Deuce Lutui.

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Eagles hosting free-agent OT Bell on visit

Free-agent OT Demetrius Bell is visiting the Eagles on Saturday, according to a league source.

The Eagles are searching for a way to replace OT Jason Peters, who could miss significant time with a ruptured Achilles. The team disclosed the injury on Friday.

The 27-year-old Bell has started 30 games in the last three years for the Bills.

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Raiders agree to terms with LB Wheeler

The Raiders have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with LB Philip Wheeler, according to a league source.

Wheeler had 84 tackles in 11 starts for the Colts last season.

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Salary cap situations for each team

Totals as of March 30:

Arizona Cardinals
Current contracts: 45
Previous year carryover: $2,000,000.00
Adjustments: $1,197,600.00
Adjusted cap: $123,797,600.00
Team cap: $121,625,305.00
Cap room: $2,172,295.00
Team cash: $107,500,316.00

Atlanta Falcons
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $527,755.00
Adjustments: $4,295,394.00
Adjusted cap: $125,423,149.00
Team cap: $123,551,590.00
Cap room: $1,871,559.00
Team cash: $107,895,375.00

Baltimore Ravens
Current contracts: 42
Previous year carryover: $5,831,652.00
Adjustments: $1,696,600.00
Adjusted cap: $128,128,252.00
Team cap: $126,376,614.00
Cap room: $1,751,638.00
Team cash: $86,038,224.00

Buffalo Bills
Current contracts: 49
Previous year carryover: $19,303,449.00
Adjustments: ($5,383,547.00)
Adjusted cap: $134,519,902.00
Team cap: $124,804,193.00
Cap room: $9,715,709.00
Team cash: $136,630,291.00

Carolina Panthers
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $2,810,000.00
Adjustments: $2,796,411.00
Adjusted cap: $126,206,411.00
Team cap: $125,582,433.00
Cap room: $623,978.00
Team cash: $95,666,659.00

Chicago Bears
Current contracts: 49
Previous year carryover: $7,749,142.00
Adjustments: $3,463,000.00
Adjusted cap: $131,812,142.00
Team cap: $128,271,307.00
Cap room: $3,540,835.00
Team cash: $109,584,020.00

Cincinnati Bengals
Current contracts: 47
Previous year carryover: $15,000,000.00
Adjustments: ($4,401,589.00)
Adjusted cap: $131,198,411.00
Team cap: $110,618,362.00
Cap room: $20,580,049.00
Team cash: $89,585,145.00

Cleveland Browns
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $8,950,000.00
Adjustments: $1,097,356.00
Adjusted cap: $130,647,356.00
Team cap: $112,146,092.00
Cap room: $18,501,264.00
Team cash: $115,424,873.00

Dallas Cowboys
Current contracts: 48
Previous year carryover: $17,132,826.00
Adjustments: ($3,946,400.00)
Adjusted cap: $133,786,426.00
Team cap: $131,622,237.00
Cap room: $2,164,189.00
Team cash: $98,088,324.00

Denver Broncos
Current contracts: 46
Previous year carryover: $26,000,000.00
Adjustments: $635,894.00
Adjusted cap: $147,235,894.00
Team cap: $133,433,373.00
Cap room: $13,802,521.00
Team cash: $104,922,133.36

Detroit Lions
Current contracts: 47
Previous year carryover: $1,364,071.00
Adjustments: $2,802,484.00
Adjusted cap: $124,766,555.00
Team cap: $120,246,822.00
Cap room: $4,519,733.00
Team cash: $117,573,300.00

Green Bay Packers
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $5,283,109.00
Adjustments: $2,181,378.00
Adjusted cap: $128,064,487.00
Team cap: $124,638,504.00
Cap room: $3,425,983.00
Team cash: $110,888,415.18

Houston Texans
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $0.00
Adjustments: $2,297,606.00
Adjusted cap: $122,897,606.00
Team cap: $119,298,594.00
Cap room: $3,599,012.00
Team cash: $107,862,171.18

Indianapolis Colts
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $2,508,682.00
Adjustments: $5,252,623.00
Adjusted cap: $128,361,305.00
Team cap: $117,736,787.00
Cap room: $10,624,518.00
Team cash: $86,801,572.00

Jacksonville Jaguars
Current contracts: 46
Previous year carryover: $31,000,000.00
Adjustments: ($3,058,875.00)
Adjusted cap: $148,541,125.00
Team cap: $128,265,159.00
Cap room: $20,275,966.00
Team cash: $123,327,710.00

Kansas City Chiefs
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $24,014,337.00
Adjustments: $1,869,100.00
Adjusted cap: $146,483,437.00
Team cap: $129,439,528.00
Cap room: $17,043,909.00
Team cash: $103,829,673.00

Miami Dolphins
Current contracts: 48
Previous year carryover: $8,920,131.00
Adjustments: $1,040,350.00
Adjusted cap: $130,560,481.00
Team cap: $124,090,324.00
Cap room: $6,470,157.00
Team cash: $106,583,856.00

Minnesota Vikings
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $1,912,200.00
Adjustments: $222,844.00
Adjusted cap: $122,735,044.00
Team cap: $108,160,594.00
Cap room: $14,574,450.00
Team cash: $93,778,562.00

New England Patriots
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $6,987,262.00
Adjustments: $1,404,600.00
Adjusted cap: $128,991,862.00
Team cap: $119,047,198.00
Cap room: $9,944,664.00
Team cash: $106,696,147.00

New Orleans Saints
Current contracts: 49
Previous year carryover: $4,234,240.00
Adjustments: $1,501,239.00
Adjusted cap: $126,335,479.00
Team cap: $124,920,171.00
Cap room: $1,415,308.00
Team cash: $116,244,552.00

New York Giants
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $1,000,000.00
Adjustments: $1,143,475.00
Adjusted cap: $122,743,475.00
Team cap: $119,312,425.00
Cap room: $3,431,050.00
Team cash: $105,979,104.00

New York Jets
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $8,275,000.00
Adjustments: $1,196,600.00
Adjusted cap: $130,071,600.00
Team cap: $122,379,317.00
Cap room: $7,692,283.00
Team cash: $118,025,500.00

Oakland Raiders
Current contracts: 46
Previous year carryover: $3,077,427.00
Adjustments: ($18,400.00)
Adjusted cap: $123,659,027.00
Team cap: $120,229,061.00
Cap room: $3,429,966.00
Team cash: $97,027,929.00

Philadelphia Eagles
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $10,960,482.00
Adjustments: $8,336,266.00
Adjusted cap: $139,896,748.00
Team cap: $123,640,860.00
Cap room: $16,255,888.00
Team cash: $140,005,805.00

Pittsburgh Steelers
Current contracts: 42
Previous year carryover: $506,570.00
Adjustments: $88,600.00
Adjusted cap: $121,195,170.00
Team cap: $115,307,182.00
Cap room: $5,887,988.00
Team cash: $93,131,600.00

San Diego Chargers
Current contracts: 49
Previous year carryover: $0.00
Adjustments: ($2,011,717.00)
Adjusted cap: $118,588,283.00
Team cap: $112,966,764.00
Cap room: $5,621,519.00
Team cash: $118,411,373.00

San Francisco 49ers
Current contracts: 48
Previous year carryover: $16,500,000.00
Adjustments: $982,519.00
Adjusted cap: $138,082,519.00
Team cap: $132,780,988.00
Cap room: $5,301,531.00
Team cash: $111,944,916.00

Seattle Seahawks
Current contracts: 49
Previous year carryover: $21,161,463.00
Adjustments: $1,196,600.00
Adjusted cap: $142,958,063.00
Team cap: $123,974,270.00
Cap room: $18,983,793.00
Team cash: $116,113,341.00

St. Louis Rams
Current contracts: 46
Previous year carryover: $3,533,551.00
Adjustments: $1,351,548.00
Adjusted cap: $125,485,099.00
Team cap: $121,170,443.94
Cap room: $4,314,655.06
Team cash: $94,940,524.94

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Current contracts: 48
Previous year carryover: $23,519,353.00
Adjustments: $1,968,600.00
Adjusted cap: $146,087,953.00
Team cap: $127,735,458.00
Cap room: $18,352,495.00
Team cash: $127,362,707.00

Tennessee Titans
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $8,111,282.00
Adjustments: ($1,498,400.00)
Adjusted cap: $127,212,882.00
Team cap: $108,749,697.00
Cap room: $18,463,185.00
Team cash: $99,354,523.00

Washington Redskins
Current contracts: 51
Previous year carryover: $13,590,212.00
Adjustments: ($17,053,183.00)
Adjusted cap: $117,137,029.00
Team cap: $109,455,691.00
Cap room: $7,681,338.00
Team cash: $111,205,647.00

Totals
Previous year carryover: $301,764,196.00
Adjustments: $12,646,576.00
Adjusted cap: $4,173,610,772.00
Team cap: $3,891,577,343.94
Cap room: $282,033,428.06
Team cash: $3,458,424,288.66

Lions not interested in trading for Eagles CB Samuel

The Lions aren’t interested in CB Asante Samuel, league sources said Thursday.

The Eagles again are shopping Samuel, who’s in the last year of his deal. But reports of Detroit being a suitor for his services aren’t true.

The Titans do have some interest, but no deal is imminent.

Philadelphia also shopped Samuel before last season’s trade deadline, when they sought two mid-round picks in return.

The Eagles could end up taking a fourth-round draft pick for Samuel, who has a cap figure of over $8 million and is part of a crowded secondary.

His contract, age (31) and difficulties defending against the run are limiting his trade market, according to teams that have been approached by the Eagles. Sources said the Eagles hoped to get a third-rounder for him but the market at that level of compensation would be soft.

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Free-agent LB Wheeler sets visit with Raiders

Free-agent LB Philip Wheeler is visiting the Oakland Raiders, a league source said Thursday.

The four-year veteran has spent his entire career with the Colts. He started 11 games last season, collecting 84 tackles and one sack. The 27-year-old Wheeler was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech.

Wheeler was set to visit with the Dolphins last Saturday, a league source said.

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Ex-Giants RB Jacobs agrees to one-year deal with 49ers

Former Giants RB Brandon Jacobs has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the 49ers, according to a league source.

Jacobs was released by the Giants in March.

The 29-year-old won two Super Bowls with the Giants in seven years with the team. He has rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns after being a fourth-round pick by the Giants in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Jacobs started most of the Giants’ games in 2008 and 2009 but was the starter in just 11 games over the past two seasons.

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Payton, Parcells speak about possible Saints role

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Saints coach Sean Payton spoke with Bill Parcells on Tuesday about a possible role for the retired coach during Payton’s upcoming one-year suspension, but nothing is imminent, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

In one of several scenarios the team is considering, Parcells could end up returning in a consulting role, be around the building a fair bit, but not actually take the interim coach title.

Assistant head coach Joe Vitt could receive the interim title despite his six-game suspension. In that scenario, Vitt would lead the team through the entire offseason, and then someone else would run the sideline during the six games he sits.

Payton hasn’t made a final decision on an appeal of his one-year suspension (which is set to begin April 1) for his role in the Saints’ “bounty” scandal.

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Saints, considering several coach options, including Parcells

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Saints and head coach Sean Payton are considering several options with their coaching staff for the 2012 season, according to a league source, including hiring Bill Parcells on an interim basis.

Payton also is undecided if he will appeal his penalties.

One source said that Parcells is under consideration, but noted that the team is mulling several scenarios and hiring Parcells was not likely at this point. This is an unprecedented situation — Payton being suspended without pay for a year — and the Saints are working as best they can to put themselves in position to succeed despite the harsh sanctions against the organizations.

Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo also is an option to replace Payton during his suspension, though, in that case, the team might want to add a coordinator to fill Spagnuolo’s duties. However, that also raises questions as to who would do the job for just a year, and whether it’s best for Payton or Spagnuolo to make the hire. The Saints could also opt to promote an offensive coach as interim head coach, but then that too takes away from brainpower devoted to preparation and game planning.

Payton is trying to stay focused on the pressing matters of fortifying and preparing his staff for the imminent changes afoot, and with several coaches preparing for vacation, that work supercedes anything going on at this week’s NFL Annual Meeting in Florida.

Payton is expected at the meetings on Tuesday though the team said it is undetermined at this point if he will speak to the media.

Payton is also still mulling a possible appeal of his suspension, and a decision on that matter has not been made yet, sources said. He has until April 2 to file an appeal.

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Saints’ Payton on way to owner’s meetings

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Saints said Monday that head coach Sean Payton is on his way to the NFL Annual Meeting.

GM Mickey Loomis is here, and Payton might address media on Tuesday, according to the team.

Payton was suspended for one-year without pay last week by the NFL for his role in the Saints’ “bounty” program, while Loomis must sit out the first eight games of the 2012 regular season.

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Ochocinco reworks contract with Patriots

Chad Ochocinco has reworked his contract to try to remain with the Patriots, according to a league source.

Ochocinco reduced his 2012 base salary from $3 million to $1 million after a 2011 season in which he started just three of 15 games and caught a career-low 15 passes for 276 yards and only one touchdown.

The Patriots are loading up on receivers on lower-scale, short-term contracts, other than Brandon Lloyd. They’re also still carrying Wes Welker on the franchise tag, and there has been little movement on a longer-term deal.

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