Elsewhere, the opposite is taking place for the New York Jets, as center Ryan Kalil is coming out of retirement to join the Jets, which was announced on Thursday. Kalil agreed to a one-year deal with his new team, which is worth $8.4 million. The center retired as a member of the Carolina Panthers, where he made $7.5 million a season ago. The 34-year-old had his physical done at the Jets' facility on Friday, and will now be protecting second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, along with star running back Le'Veon Bell.
And the Denver Broncos added to their backfield behind new quarterback Joe Flacco, agreeing to a deal with running back Theo Riddick. The move comes just one week after the Detroit Lions parted ways with Riddick, doing so to make room for Mike Daniels, whom they signed just days prior. The 28-year-old Riddick also visited the New Orleans Saints in his short time as a free agent. He is entering his sixth season out of Notre Dame, with his first five all coming in Detroit. He has a total of 285 catches out of the backfield, including a career-high 80 in the 2015 season. His career numbers see him at 1,023 yards on the ground with five touchdowns, and 2,238 receiving yards with 14 scores.