Muhammad Wilkerson visiting Packers Thursday
Plans for Muhammad Wilkerson to visit the Packers were reported before Wilkerson was officially cut by the Jets on Monday and that visit is now taking place.
Word earlier this week was that the visit was scheduled for Wednesday and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that is when Wilkerson arrived in Green Bay. He was set for dinner with Packers coaches before moving on to a formal visit at the team’s facility on Thursday.
Cassel joined the Titans in 2016 and spent the last two seasons backing up Marcus Mariota. He started one game in each season and completed 55-of-93 passes for 446 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Brandon Weeden is set for free agency and the Titans also have Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson on the roster. They may be in the market for another experienced backup to Mariota once free agency opens next week.
Weems saw most of his time on special teams during his one season with the Titans. He caught one pass, returned two punts and two kickoffs.
Cassel’s release clears $2.5 million in cap space while dispatching Weems opens another $1.35 million. Along with the space gained by cutting Murray and Searcy, the Titans have created over $13 million in space this week.
Price partially tore a pectoral muscle during the bench press Thursday. Now comes word that Lewis has the flu.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports the flu is spreading around the combine and could keep Lewis from participating in Sunday’s defensive line drills.
Lewis started 36 of his 55 games played, making 112 tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks. His sack total ranks fifth in school history.
Assuming Bell stays healthy, the Steelers won’t be able to justify franchising him for a third time at a rate of nearly $21 million in 2019. The former second-round pick will either hit free agency or sign an extension with the Steelers, which should easily top McCoy’s $27.3 million figure. The interesting question is whether Bell will set a running back record. Seven of the eight largest running back deals are dead and buried, led by the three-year, $42 million deal Adrian Peterson negotiated as part of a restructure from the six-year, $86.3 million contract he agreed on with the Vikings before 2011. They remain the only two deals to top $31 million over three seasons and did so by a considerable margin, topping $40 million.