The NFL Draft is only a few days away, and while free agency has ground to a near halt as attention turns to last-minute draft preparations, there was some movement on Monday.
While he wasn't scheduled to be a free agent until after next season, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor didn't have to wait another year to sign his second NFL contract. The former Pro Bowl strong safety inked a four-year extension on Monday worth a reported $28 million. The deal also includes $17 million guaranteed. Chancellor is one of the keys to Seattle's defense and is the first player drafted under the regime of Pete Carroll and John Schneider to receive an extension. Field Gulls has much more on the extension and whether it will impact Seattle's ability to sign other young stars in the coming seasons.
It wasn't long ago Karlos Dansby was the player signing the lucrative long-term contract. Now a free agent after being released by the Miami Dolphins, Dansby was in Buffalo on Monday for the first day of a two-day visit with the Bills. Dansby visited the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this month, but left without a deal. Without a lot of other interest, Dansby could be a low-cost, high-upside signing for the Bills. It wouldn't be the first time the Bills landed a veteran linebacker on the free agent market. As Brian Galliford of Buffalo Rumblings noted, signing Dansby would be similar to when Buffalo signed Nick Barnett in 2011.
Rolando McClain signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens less than two weeks ago, but his future in Baltimore could be in jeopardy after McClain was arrested on Sunday. Sunday's arrest, while seemingly minor, isn't the first for McClain. SB Nation's J.P. Starkey took a deeper look into McClain's history and why the Ravens may consider moving on from the 23-year-old. Baltimore Beatdown has more on McClain's arrest and his future with the Ravens.
While it came as little surprise, the Tennessee Titans will have center Fernando Velasco for at least another season as he signed his restricted free agent tender on Monday. The Titans tendered Velasco at a second-round level, limiting interest on the free agent market.