Report: Chase Daniel to visit Jets after already visiting Saints

Report: Chase Daniel to visit Jets after already visiting Saints

The Chase Daniel World Tour is underway.

Daniel, the former Eagles backup quarterback, visited the Saints on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan

Now, Daniel is visiting the Jets on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Eagles cut Daniel a week ago after the veteran asked for his release. Here is part of the statement Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman released after the move: 

"After a healthy discussion with Chase, we both felt like it was best to move forward in a different direction as circumstances have changed since he originally signed. We greatly appreciate Chase's time here and wish him well as he continues his football career."

Daniel, 30, reportedly wants a chance to fight for a starting job, which seems slightly more difficult to do in New Orleans, where some guy named Drew Brees is pretty established. In fact, Daniel was Brees' backup from 2010-2012. 

His chances of winning a starting job with the Jets seem much greater. 

And the Eagles will be rooting for Daniel the whole way, specifically for him to get a big contract. Daniel's deal with the Eagles reportedly included offset language, so the bigger the deal he gets elsewhere, the more money the Eagles save in dead money. 

Just last year the Eagles made Daniel the highest paid backup in the league, when they signed him to a three-year, $21 million deal. He was a big help to Carson Wentz during his one year in Philadelphia, but was probably much less necessary in Wentz's Year 2. 

The Eagles brought in Nick Foles to take Daniel's place as Wentz's backup. 

NFL Notes: Darrelle Revis' assault and robbery charges dismissed

NFL Notes: Darrelle Revis' assault and robbery charges dismissed

PITTSBURGH -- A judge has dismissed all charges against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stemming from a fight last month in Pittsburgh.

Revis had been charged with aggravated assault and other counts in a fight Feb. 12 in which two men were punched and knocked out.

A witness testified Wednesday that he came to Revis' aid during the fight and was responsible for the knockout punches.

Police said the incident began when a man started recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it.

The Jets released Revis shortly after the incident and he's yet to sign with another team.

He starred at the University of Pittsburgh before the Jets drafted him 2007.

Patriots: Pro Bowl LB Hightower re-signed
BOSTON -- The Patriots have re-signed Pro Bowl linebacker Dont'a Hightower.

Hightower's agency, SportsTrust Advisors, tweeted the agreement on Wednesday and his agent Pat Dye, Jr confirmed it. The new pact is for four years and $43.5 million.

It brings back one of the Patriots' biggest free agents, who has helped New England win two Super Bowls in his five NFL seasons. He has 372 tackles and 17 sacks since being a first-round pick out of Alabama in 2012.

He also had one of the biggest plays in last month's Super Bowl. He forced a fumble on a sack on Atlanta's Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter, helping swing the momentum New England's way in its comeback 34-28 overtime victory.

Hightower, 27, took free agent visits with both the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, but will return to captain a defense that allowed a league-low 15.6 points per game during the regular-season in 2016.

Steelers: WR Justin Hunter gets 1-year deal
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have added depth at wide receiver, signing free agent Justin Hunter on Wednesday to a one-year deal.

Financial details were not disclosed. The 25-year-old Hunter split time between Buffalo and Miami in 2016, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns. Hunter has 78 receptions for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns while playing for the Titans, the Bills and the Dolphins.

Pittsburgh is searching for quality behind star wide receiver Antonio Brown. The 6-foot-4 Hunter provides a red zone target the Steelers missed last season with Martavis Bryant serving a drug suspension. Pittsburgh is hopeful Bryant will return in 2017. Hunter joins a mix at receiver that includes Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Sammie Coates, Eli Rogers and Demarcus Ayers.

NFL Notes: Jets releasing WR Brandon Marshall

NFL Notes: Jets releasing WR Brandon Marshall

NEW YORK -- Brandon Marshall is on the move again -- and the New York Jets' roster purge of big-name players with big salaries continues.

The Jets are releasing the well-traveled wide receiver and clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap, a person with direct knowledge of the team's decision told The Associated Press on Thursday night.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the move, which was expected to come Friday.

Marshall is the latest star to be cut by the Jets, who have also parted ways with Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Nick Folk and Breno Giacomini this offseason. New York has cleared nearly $46 million in cap space during the past few weeks (see full story).

Jets: Bowles says Revis arrest 'shocking'
INDIANAPOLIS -- Todd Bowles acknowledged that he was stunned when he first heard the news that Darrelle Revis was arrested last month in Pittsburgh.

The New York Jets coach insisted, however, that the legal issues played no role in the team telling the cornerback, one of the franchise's greatest players, on Tuesday that it will be releasing him.

"No, not at all," Bowles told reporters at the NFL combine on Thursday.

Revis, 31, was scheduled to make $15 million, including a $2 million roster bonus, next season. That would have been a lofty salary for an aging player who admittedly had a subpar year, so the move -- which saves the Jets $9.3 million on the salary cap -- was not unexpected (see full story).

Dolphins: Tannehill to be ready for workouts
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Tannehill is expected to be ready for the Miami Dolphins' offseason program after missing the final four games of last season because of a sprained left knee, general manager Chris Grier said Thursday.

Tannehill was able to avoid surgery, had a successful rehabilitation and isn't expected to miss any team workouts.

"Ryan has done a tremendous job working," Grier said at the NFL combine. "He'll be there in April when they start with his teammates. He's fine, he's good. I saw him the other day and he's working out. So he'll be healthy, he's ready to go, and I know he'll be excited for next year."

The Dolphins spent several weeks after the season assessing the extent of their quarterback's ACL and MCL sprains before ruling out surgery, which could have jeopardized his availability for the start of the season (see full story).