San Francisco Chronicle
Seattle beefs up D-line with Reed’s return
RENTON, Wash. — Two days into free agency and all the focus for the Seattle Seahawks has been on the defensive line.
Seattle brought back a familiar face on Tuesday agreeing to a two-year deal with defensive tackle Jarran Reed, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because deals can't be announced until the new league year begins on Wednesday. The deal is worth up to $10.8 million. NFL Network first reported the agreement.
Reed, 30, is reuniting with the team he spent the first five seasons with after being drafted in the second round in 2016 by the Seahawks. Reed was released by Seattle after the 2020 season and spent 2021 with Kansas City and last season in Green Bay. Reed had a career-high 52 tackles with the Packers starting 14 of 17 games last season.
Dolphins set to keep backfield duo in fold
The Miami Dolphins are bringing back former 49ers running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., agreeing on twoyear contracts for both players.
Mostert's agent Brett Tessler reported the deal Tuesday afternoon. A person familiar with the deal confirmed Wilson's intention to re-sign with Miami on a deal worth up to $8.2 million.
The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because signings can't be announced until the official start of free agency.
The Dolphins brought in Mostert as a free agent last year after he spent the previous five seasons with San Francisco. He led Miami's rushers in 2022 in yards (891) and carries (181), both of which were career highs.
Colts save cap space by cutting QB Ryan
The Indianapolis Colts will release longtime NFL quarterback Matt Ryan in a cost-cutting move Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
By releasing the 37-year-old quarterback, it will save Indy about $17.2 million in salary cap charges next season and allowing it to open free agency with about $30 million of cap space.
Indy holds the No. 4 overall pick in next month's NFL draft and most analysts expect it to select one of four quarterbacks — 2021 Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year C.J. Stroud, strong-armed Will Levis or Anthony Richardson.
Odds and ends
The Raiders traded tight end Darren Waller to the Giants, who will send Las Vegas a 2023 thirdround draft pick. ... The Cowboys acquired cornerback Stephon Gilmore from the Colts for a fifth-round draft pick. ... The Vikings reached an agreement with quarterback Kirk Cousins to change bonus language in his existing contract that cleared $16 million from their salary cap for 2023. ... The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Taylor Heinicke on a two-year contract. ... The Panthers agreed to a twoyear deal with veteran quarterback Andy Dalton.