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NFL news and rumors: Seahawks sign Brady Quinn, Tyler Thigpen visits Raiders, Darrelle Revis rumors and more

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NFL teams were busy on Tuesday, signing free agents and scheduling visits with various players throughout the league. Here's a look at the latest news and rumors throughout the NFL, just over two weeks shy of the NFL Draft.

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Teams throughout the NFL were busy on Tuesday, continuing to tweak rosters and search for bargain signings prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the draft just over two weeks away, teams want to know specifically what they need to target -- even if it's something as minor as a backup quarterback, or special teams linebacker.

Here's a look at the latest news and rumors throughout the NFL on Tuesday -- including more rumors regarding the never-ending Revis saga.

Seattle signs Quinn

Brady Quinn visited the Seattle on Monday -- and impressed Seattle's coaching staff enough that the Seahawks are signing the former Notre Dame quarterback.

Seattle was actively looking for a backup quarterback after trading Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for draft picks. The Seahawks inquired about Tim Tebow late last week, but will not pursue a trade with the Jets.

Instead, the Seahawks hosted Quinn, Matt Leinart, Tyler Thigpen and Seneca Wallace -- and came away impressed with Quinn's performance.

Quinn provides little value to Seattle's roster, but Pete Carroll liked what he saw enough to take a chance on the former first-round pick.

Raiders host Thigpen, will host Wallace

The Oakland Raiders hosted Tyler Thigpen on Tuesday, one day after the former Bills quarterback visited the Seahawks, according to Adam Caplan.

Oakland revamped its quarterback personnel last week, trading away incumbent starter Carson Palmer to the Cardinals, and acquiring Matt Flynn from the Seahawks.

Thigpen started during his sophomore season in 2008 with the Chiefs, but has since been a backup quarterback for the Chiefs, Dolphins and Bills.

The Raiders currently have Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the roster, and are looking for a third quarterback to bring into the competition. Flynn is expected to earn Oakland's starting quarterback job -- but he was expected to do the same last season in Seattle, before Russell Wilson passed him on the depth chart.

Oakland will work out former Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace on Wednesday.

Oakland boosts secondary, signs Young

The Raiders weren't just eyeing quarterbacks on Tuesday. Oakland continued to revamp its secondary, signing free-agent safety Usama Young, formerly of the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints, according to

Young spent the last two seasons with Cleveland, appearing in 29 games, starting 19 of them. Young enjoyed his most successful professional season in 2012, appearing in 13 games, recording 53 tackles, defending seven passes, while adding three interceptions, a forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks for the season.

Oakland recently signed Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter, and will boast a significantly different secondary in 2013 than it did in 2012. Oakland's defense ranked 20th in the NFL against the pass last season.

Jets, Bucs are running out of time for Revis deal

One of the NFL's worst-kept secrets is that the Jets are trying to send Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers in exchange for a bounty of draft picks -- despite Rex Ryan's consistent denials.

Time for the two teams to make a trade could be running out. The Buccaneers reportedly want to conduct an extensive medical exam of Revis' knee before signing off on a trade and handing Revis a multi-year extension. Such an exam could take nearly a week, and with just over two weeks to go until the 2013 NFL Draft, time is not favoring the Jets and Bucs.

If Tampa Bay is willing to surrender its 2013 first-round pick for Revis, it's likely that a deal will occur, bringing Revis Island to the NFC South. Revis would solidify the transformation of the NFL's worst-secondary in 2012, and turn it into one of the best -- at least, on paper.

JaMarcus Russell comeback tour: Bears, Cards interested

It's not often a player can spend three seasons away from football and return as a productive player, but that's exactly what former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell is attempting to do. Russell's comeback attempt appears to be legitimate, as both the Bears and Cardinals are reportedly interested in the former Raiders quarterback.

Russell would start for neither Chicago nor Arizona, and if either team signs him, Russell would compete for backup duties behind either Carson Palmer or Jay Cutler.

In either scenario, Russell would get to work with an offensive-minded head coach, as Marc Trestman and Bruce Arians both boast track records of success with quarterbacks. Landing in either Arizona or Chicago would be an ideal scenario for Russell -- and he'll have to impress both teams at private workouts to make it happen.

Cowboys want Free to take pay cut

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly had interest in signing free-agent offensive tackle Eric Winston on Monday -- but the cash-strapped Cowboys might not have enough money to sign him.

Dallas put offensive tackle Doug Free in a strange spot on Tuesday -- reportedly asking the lineman to take a pay cut, that could allow the team to sign Winston.

The most awkward part of all? Winston would replace Free at starting right tackle for the Cowboys.

If Free agrees, the Cowboys could move Free to the interior line, and allow him to compete for a starting guard position. Free will earn $7 million in 2013, and carries a cap charge of $10 million -- regardless of if the Cowboys release him or not. Dallas could wait until the summer to release Free, allowing the Cowboys to spread out his cap charge over future years.

The Cowboys desperately need to protect Tony Romo if they expect to compete in the highly competitive NFC East, and having both Winston and Free on the roster would be a step in the right direction.

Bengals host Jordan

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday -- and a marriage between Jordan and Cincinnati appears to make plenty of sense.

Jordan contributes on special teams and can play both inside linebacker and outside linebacker. Given his versatility, and likely modest price tag, he is likely attractive to the Bengals, who are attempting to strengthen their linebacker corps this offseason.

Jordan finished the 2012 season with 44 tackles in 14 games, and forced four fumbles.

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