Latest rumours from around the league as teams get ready for 9pm.
4pm ET signals the start to the 2013 NFL season, when teams can officially start signing free agents to big money contracts.
We have all the latest buzz from around the league, as we near the start of free agency:
Pro Football Talk are reporting that the Minnesota Vikings could produce a late bid to snatch wide receiver Mike Wallace out of Miami’s hands, after they dealt Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.
Wes Welker is looking over the offer made by New England to stay with the team, albeit the first one they have offered him. NFL.com report that, while the Patriots want Welker to stay, they may have left it too late, as the receiver may already be set on leaving the team.
ESPN reports that San Francisco could become the landing spot of Baltimore Ravens icon Ed Reed. The safety would link-up with former teammate Anquan Boldin, who moved to the 49ers on Monday via a trade between the teams.
The Baltimore Sun’s Adam Kruger has indicated the the Cleveland Browns are on the verge of signing Ravens defensive end Paul Kruger to their already impressive defence. The Super Bowl champion will command a large contract – but that is no worry to the Browns, who have nearly $50m spare in cap space to play with.
The Chicago Bears are finally doing something about their offensive line, which has been one of the worst in the league for seasons. Fox Sports are reporting that the Bears are actively going after Jake Long and Jerome Bushrod, who have both been All-Pro and made multiple trips to the Pro Bowl. If Jay Cutler can stay on his feet, then Chicago have a chance of doing well in the playoffs.
There is sure to be plenty of action Tuesday night as more deals will go through and surprise ones will undoubtedly take place; this is certainly one of the most exciting days of the NFL calendar, stay tuned for all the big moves as they happen…