FOOCH'S UPDATE: We've got a new live blog thread.
Day two of NFL free agency is underway, and we're going to try something different for today's coverage. Yesterday, I put together a story stream of coverage, with new posts throughout the day. Conversation flew every which way, but there was no single place for continuous discussion. That made it a bit more difficult to follow conversations.
I have a new plan today. For day two, I'm creating this open thread, in which I'll post tweets, news and other updates as it happens. I will still be posting new stuff, but that new stuff will focus on individual stories, rather than an attempt to cover a few things at once. I don't know how it will work out, but I figure it's one way to get things going. This will be pinned to the top of the front page in the Four-Up format. You'll see new stories below it, and if you have comments about those specific stories, you can drop in and join that specific discussion.
1:05 p.m. - Reggie Bush is going to be starting in Detroit, Shonn Greene signed to back-up in Tennessee at $3M a year, $4.5M guaranteed. Sure, why not.
12:55 p.m. - This Wes Welker stuff is getting a little crazy. Is this along the lines of Adam Vinatieri joining Peyton and the Colts back in the day? DRAMA!
Broncos deal with Patriots WR Wes Welker "very likely," according to a league source.— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) March 13, 2013
12:25 p.m. - The 49ers sign their first free agent: Glenn Dorsey
And 49ers have reached agreement with former Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
12:05 p.m. - Goldson gone:
Former 49ers S Dashon Goldson agreed to terms on a five-year deal with Tampa Bay. Really. We're sure.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
12:00 p.m. - The 49ers reportedly did not even offer Dashon Goldson a contract (NN post):
Seems #49ers expected to part ways with Dashon Goldson all along. League source says SF never offered him a contract or the framework of one— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) March 13, 2013
11:15 a.m. - The Cardinals recently cut Beanie Wells, and have now replaced him with Rashard Mendenhall. Fitting to replace previously hurt Beanie with Mendenhall, who missed a big chunk of 2012. But for a one year deal, I think it's worth the risk.
And Cardinals reached an agreement in principle on a one-year deal with former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
10:45 a.m. - Dashon Goldson's agent has indicated things have moved into the contract negotiation phase with the Bucs. We'll see if they show him the Eric Weddle $8M money.
FA S Dashon Goldson's visit with the Bucs has moved into the contract negotiating stage, per agent Ben Dogra. A deal may be next— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) March 13, 2013
10:30 a.m. - Here's our LaRon Landry post.
10:20 a.m. - The Lions have agreed to terms with Reggie Bush.
Lions and Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year contract. Press conference set for 1:45.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013
10:05 a.m. - LaRon Landry is visiting with the Colts. If he does not sign a deal with them, he will travel to San Francisco on Thursday. The 49ers are already scheduled to host Charles Woodson today.
Ex-Jets S LaRon Landry visiting #colts today. Heads to San Fran Thursday. Usually, if you want a guy bad enough, don't let him go w/o deal— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 13, 2013
9:45 a.m. - The Ed Reed situation is a pretty random story at this point. Reed was prominently connected to the 49ers during the negotiation period, but that may have been nothing more than a smokescreen to drum up interest. Now, he could still end up back in Baltimore.
Ed Reed is definitely not out of the picture for the Ravens. Nothing imminent and Reed is looking around. Fluid situation— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 13, 2013
9:05 a.m. - One of the interesting tidbits to come out this morning was that Wes Welker got a lower offer from the Patriots than he expected. That whole drama initially seemed overblown, but now it seems like a break-up could be in the works. Welker's decision could be the domino needed to figure out what then happens with Danny Amendola.
Word around the league is the Patriots' offer to Welker came in substantially lower than expected, and he's seriously considering bolting NE— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 13, 2013
8:35 a.m. - Ricky Jean Francois is officially in Philadelphia visiting with the Eagles. Reports have indicated he could head off to Cleveland or Indianapolis if he cannot work a deal with the Eagles. The 49ers are bringing in Glenn Dorsey for a visit, which would provide a utility option if RJF walks.
#Eagles confirm that DL Ricky Jean-Francois is visiting NovaCare Complex now. Jean-Francois enters his fifth NFL season after playing in SF.— Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) March 13, 2013
8:20 a.m. - That five year, $32.5 million contract certainly worked out well for the Jaguars.
#Jaguars have waived WR Laurent Robinson. Passed his physical so no injury settlement.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 13, 2013
8:05 a.m. - The 49ers still need a kicker, and some are starting to come off the market (NN post):
From two days ago:
K Josh Brown is signing with the Giants this morning, per multiple sources. He was in camp with the Jets last year. #nyg— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 13, 2013
The 49ers have been connected to Lawrence Tynes, but continue to hold steady looking for their new kicker. Maybe it'll be free agency, maybe the draft.
Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done... Thank you!— Bernard Pollard Jr (@Crushboy31) March 13, 2013
7:50 a.m. PT - It's already close to 11:00 a.m. on the east coast, so things are getting going in the league. The 49ers are working up some visits today, including safety Charles Woodson and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey. As we hear more on that, updates will show up. Hit refresh to check for new updates, and of course, keep an eye on the front page for posts on the nitty-gritty news.
For a full rundown of day one, check out the comprehensive post I put together last night. That should get you fully update on day one action.