Roundup: Orlando Scandrick requests Cowboys release

  • By Edward Lewis
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Adrian Peterson's time in the desert could be coming to a close.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Arizona Cardinals are expected to release the future Hall of Famer after he rushed for 448 yards and two scores in six games for them this past season.

The impending move is hardly a surprising one. Due a $750,000 roster bonus on March 16, it was always unlikely the tailback saw that incentive. With David Johnson expected to make a full recovery from wrist surgery in time for the 2018 season, and given Peterson's 3.5 yards per carry and the $0 cap hit the team would incur to release him, the move makes sense.

The door will likely be open for a possible return. Whether Peterson wants to return as a backup remains to be seen.

Here are other free agency moves we're monitoring Monday:

1. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the team, a source informed of the situation told Rapoport.

Former Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa is visiting the New York Jets, Rapoport reported. He'll also visit the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, with trips to Seattle and Indianapolis on deck if he doesn't sign with the Jets or 'Skins.

2. With Tyrod Taylor expected to be shipped off to Cleveland this week, the Buffalo Bills have interest in free-agent quarterback Sam Bradford, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

3. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed tight end Cameron Brate to a six-year, $41 million deal that includes $18 million in guarantees, a source told Pelissero.

4. Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is set to visit the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and then head to Seattle to meet with the Seahawks, per Rapoport.

5. The Miami Dolphins are the front-runner to land free-agent wide receiver Albert Wilson, but his situation is still fluid, Rapoport reported. Miami is also releasing linebacker Lawrence Timmons, Rapoport reported.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is expected to be released by the Steelers on Wednesday, a source informed of the situation told Pelissero.

7. The Washington Redskins announced they re-signed kicker Dustin Hopkins. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

8. The Philadelphia Eagles are attempting to retain cornerback Patrick Robinson, Rapoport reported.

9. The Chicago Bears announced they have re-signed offensive lineman Bradley Sowell to a two-year contract.

10. Safety Bradley McDougald has agreed to terms on a three-year, $13.95 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. He stepped into a starting role after Kam Chancellor went down with injury.

More defensive back news: Rapoport reported, per a source, that Seattle has extended a second-round restricted free agent tender to cornerback Justin Coleman.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that impending free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham is receiving interest from the Green Bay Packers. The Saints also are interested in a reunion.

11. The Oakland Raiders released cornerback Sean Smith and tackle Marshall Newhouse. The Raiders also added some wide receiver depth by signing former Ravens wideout Griff Whalen.

12. The Denver Broncos have placed a second-round tender on restricted free-agent center Matt Paradis, a source told NFL Network's James Palmer.

12. The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing veteran safety Ron Parker and linebacker Tamba Hali.

13. The Houston Texans are the favorites to sign former Chiefs OL Zach Fulton to a multi-year deal worth more than $7 million per year, Rapoport reported per a source.

14. Veteran safety Lardarius Webb and the Baltimore Ravens have parted ways, the defensive back announced on Twitter.

The Ravens have also re-signed offensive lineman James Hurst to a four-year deal worth $17.5 million, a source told Rapoport. He will receive $8 million guaranteed, Rapoport added.

16. The Minnesota Vikings have placed a second-round tender on offensive lineman Nick Easton, Pelissero reported.

17. The Atlanta Falcons have placed second-round tenders on safety Ricardo Allen and guard Ben Garland.

18. The New York Giants have re-signed linebacker Mark Herzlich and guard Jon Halapio, the team announced.

19. The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed a second-round tender on running back Corey Grant.

20. The San Francisco 49ers signed punter Jeff Locke.


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