NEW YORK -- A person with direct knowledge of the situation says that free agent quarterback Josh McCown is meeting with the New York Jets.
The quarterback-needy Jets have just the inexperienced Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on their roster and McCown would provide a veteran presence who could potentially start and be a mentor to the youngsters.
McCown will meet with the Jets on Friday and Saturday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the visit.
NFL Network first reported McCown's visit with New York.
McCown, who'll turn 38 on July 4, played the last two seasons with Cleveland. He played in 13 games for the Browns, throwing for 3,209 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Giants: QB Geno Smith agrees to a deal
NEW YORK -- A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that quarterback Geno Smith has agreed to terms with the New York Giants.
Like receiver Brandon Marshall last week, Smith is leaving the Jets but remaining in the same stadium. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
The 26-year-old Smith was a second-round draft choice by the Jets in 2013, but his stint with them was marred by injuries and inconsistency. He also lost his starting job in 2015 after a teammate broke Smith's jaw with a punch during training camp.
When Smith did get onto the field last season, it was brief. Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched for poor play, but Smith tore his ACL in the second quarter against Baltimore and was done for the season.
The deal is pending Smith passing a physical.
Seahawks: Willson, Shead agree to deals
RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back two of their own free agents, agreeing to terms on new deals with tight end Luke Willson and cornerback DeShawn Shead.
The team confirmed the agreements Friday. KIRO-AM first reported the deals. Shead's deal is for one year and worth up to $1.5 million with $1 million guaranteed.
Willson and Shead have spent their entire careers with the Seahawks. Willson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2013 and has caught 74 passes and seven touchdowns in 56 career regular-season games.
Shead was an undrafted free agent who developed into a starting cornerback opposite Richard Sherman last season. His value on the free agent market took a hit when he suffered a torn ACL in Seattle's playoff loss to Atlanta and he is not expected to be ready by the start of next season.
NFL: Second female official hired
NEW YORK -- A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that the NFL is adding a second female official, Terri Valenti, to work as an instant replay official next season.
Valenti will join Sarah Thomas, who has been a line judge since 2015. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the hiring.
The instant replay official is the individual in charge of the replay crew at the stadium on game day.
Sporting News first reported Valenti's addition to the NFL's officiating ranks.
Valenti previously worked in college football, the Arena League and the UFL, which no longer is in business. She has also been a Navy engineer and economics professor.
She has experience as a replay communicator from 2012-16 and worked Super Bowl 50.