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Day four of free agency is at end, which means it is time for another live blog. We'll keep an eye on events around the NFL as free agency settles into more of a slow and steady pace.
NFL free agency continues to move along, but we are in a bit more of a slow and steady pace on day four. Deals are going to happen and visits will be scheduled, but now we have more of a sort of game of chicken as teams and players stare each other down. I think smart teams are playing the long con and looking to force players into a position to sign slightly less desirable deals.
4:14 p.m. - Wow, this is big.
Greg Jennings reached agreement with...the Vikings.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
3:34 p.m. - The 49ers are hosting Craig Dahl (NN story)
OL Chris Williams visits Carolina; safety Craig Dahl visits San Francisco— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) March 15, 2013
2:58 p.m. - The Dolphins hosted Brent Grimes today. They are just not stopping.
The team had an official free agent visit with CB Brent Grimes today.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 15, 2013
2:57 p.m. - Hey now! The Ravens signed somebody other than Joe Flacco.
Defensive end Marcus Spears in last stages of completing his two-year contract with the Ravens, league source confirms— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
1:37 p.m. - The Dolphins are loading up on receivers.
Free-agent WR Brandon Gibson is getting ready to sign with the Dolphins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
1:20 p.m. - Apparently Dumervil actually has been released. Reports indicating the contract was not faxed back in time for some 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time deadline.
Hold on, contract not filed in time. Elvis Dumervil has been officially released— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2013
Broncos didn't get fax with Elvis Dumervil signature on contract until 2:07 p.m. -- 7 minutes and 1 second past the deadline!— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2013
Broncos could still sign Elvis Dumervil but there are salary cap implications. Not that simple.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 15, 2013
12:58 p.m. - There were reports Dumervil was just about out of town. This is pretty big for the Broncos defense.
Elvis Dumervil agreed to salary reduction, smartly. Remains in Denver.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
11:46 a.m. - This is certainly interesting
Our folks at @nflnetwork tell us Ed Reed left the building in Houston w/o a deal. Nothing expected today.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) March 15, 2013
11:07 a.m. - All about The U, right?
Andre Johnson said today he thinks the Texans "will get a deal done" with Ed Reed. "it's all positive," he said.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 15, 2013
Johnson had dinner with Reed Thursday night before parting at Pub Fiction, popular midtown club.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 15, 2013
10:45 a.m. - The Chiefs added Geoff Schwartz. They are signing all sorts of people in free agency. Crazy stuff.
Geoff Schwartz's Chiefs deal is for one year, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
Tony Gonzalez contract was 2-years, $14 million with $7 million guaranteed. Cap number for 2013 = $5.25 million— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) March 15, 2013
After spending parts of 3 days in St. Louis league sources say Jake Long scheduled to leave town his afternoon. At this point still no deal.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) March 15, 2013
8:33 a.m. - It is not particularly surprising, but worth noting that Kevin Kolb is likely heading to the market.
QB Kevin Kolb rejected the Cardinals contract restructuring and will be released by 4:00 PM ET, source confirmed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 15, 2013
Texans announce via Twitter that Ed Reed is back in their offices this morning, continuing his free agent visit— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
Source says "Everything has been positive," regarding Ed Reed visit, going well so far, developing well so far— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
The Texans were close to getting a deal done yesterday. Reed is still in town, and he's not here to see the Rodeo.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 15, 2013
This is another one that isn't huge news, but is worth noting regarding Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta
We'll be here all day with updates as they come in. There is not a lot of juicy details for now, but there is still content to be found. Keep checking back throughout the day. I'll post updates in the live blog, and also pull out more 49ers-specific content into their own posts, as we've done the last two days.