2013 NFL Free Agency: Arizona Cardinals news and NFL Day 1 rundown of free agent moves

Joe Sargent

Links to start your Wednesday and catch you up on what happened in football free agency on its first day.

Day 1 of free agency began with a whole lot of moves, as was expected. The Arizona Cardinals lost Greg Toler, but has several players on their radar and Day 2 could bring some actual signings.

In the meantime, here is the rundown of what happened for the Cardinals and the rest of the league.

Cardinals:

Marvez: Arizona Cardinals close to deals with Josh Cribbs and Lorenzo Alexander - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
A source tells FOXSports.com that Cleveland wide receiver Josh Cribbs and Washington linebacker Lorenzo Alexander are leaning toward signing as free agents with Arizona.

Free Agency Gets Underway
After handful of roster cuts, Cards have some room to add some pieces

Word From the Birds Blog | Rashad Johnson comes back
"Rashad was a guy last year who I felt really improved," Keim said. "His cover skills, his consistency in the alley, coming to balance as a tackler, we felt he really, really improved. Where as in years past I felt like Rashad would fill the alley a little out of control a little bit and he learned to play with a little more patience, which I think served him well."

Word From the Birds Blog | Toler headed to Indy and FA chatter
The Cardinals wanted to keep cornerback Greg Toler, but that didn’t happen. Toler agreed to a deal with the Colts Tuesday within 90 minutes of free agency, taking away a possible starter for the Cards and leaving them low at the position after cutting William Gay and with the team not expected to bring Michael Adams back. Only 2012 rookies Jamell Fleming and Justin Bethel joing Patrick Peterson on the roster for now.

Word From the Birds Blog | Winning free agency
"Winning" March doesn’t mean you will win later. Can it help? Sure. But there’s no way to know now and certainly no reason to grade it out, good or bad, right now.

Cardinals' needs, options as free agency begins
As free agency begins, a look at Cardinals' pressing needs and how they can -- or can't -- address them.

Vikes, Bucs, Cards could be after Cassel | ProFootballTalk
Now that the Chiefs have traded for quarterback Alex Smith and signed quarterback Chase Daniel, they'll need to dump Matt Cassel. But there's no rush, as long as the Chiefs are willing to carry his $7.5 million base salary on the books.

Bengals looking at Beanie Wells, Mike Goodson | ProFootballTalk
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has said that the team's cap surplus will be used on the current players. But that doesn't mean newcomers won't be welcome. According to Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, former Cardinals running back Beanie Wells visited the Bengals on Tuesday.

NFL (free agency roundup):

Sam Baker re-signs with Falcons according to report - SBNation.com
Atlanta wouldn't let its franchise left tackle get away that easily.

Kevin Burnett released by Dolphins - SBNation.com
Burnett, who started every game over the last two seasons for Miami, is reportedly being released.

Erin Henderson re-signs with Vikings, per report - SBNation.com
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed in principle to re-sign linebacker Erin Henderson to a two-year contract, according to a report.

Desmond Bryant signs with Browns, according to report - SBNation.com
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, according to reports.

Darius Butler signed by Colts, per report - SBNation.com
Butler will reportedly remain in Indianapolis for two more years.

Broncos re-sign Kevin Vickerson, according to report - SBNation.com
The Denver Broncos have re-signed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson to a two-year contract.

NFL free agent tracker: Desmond Bryant, Jared Cook, Isaac Sopoaga among those finding new teams - SBNation.com
Some big names have signed with new teams as the first day of the 2013 NFL free agency period winds down.

Bradley Fletcher signed by Eagles, according to report - SBNation.com
Defensive back Bradley Fretcher has reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles, according a report.

Eagles sign Isaac Sopoaga, Jason Phillips - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and linebacker/special teams player Jason Phillips.

Warren Sapp drops F-bomb on a hot mic - SBNation.com
The NFL Network host got caught with a hot mic on Tuesday afternoon, expressing some hot takes on the programming.

Jerome Felton re-signed by Vikings, per report - SBNation.com
The Vikings locked up a key cog to their offense on Tuesday, signing fullback Jerome Felton to a three-year deal.

Glover Quin, Jason Jones visiting Lions, according to reports - SBNation.com
Free agents Glover Quin and Jason Jones will visit with the Lions -- and Detroit is reportedly "very interested" in Quin.

Glenn Dorsey visiting the 49ers, according to report - SBNation.com
Coming off a season-ending injury, Glenn Dorsey will take a free agent visit to San Francisco. The former No. 5 overall pick could be a bargain for the NFC Champions.

Mike DeVito signed by Chiefs, according to report - SBNation.com
The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Jets defensive lineman Mike DeVito on Tuesday, according to The Kansas City Star.

Jared Cook signs with St. Louis, according to report - SBNation.com
Free agent tight end Jared Cook agreed to a deal with St. Louis, choosing the Rams over interest from Miami and Cleveland.

Louis Delmas rumors: Rams targeting safety - SBNation.com
The St. Louis Rams are pursuing former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas

NFL free agency rumors: Aaron Ross to sign with New York Giants - SBNation.com
Aaron Ross is returning to the New York Giants, according to a USA Today report.

NFL free agent tracker: Mike Wallace, Paul Kruger headline wild start - SBNation.com
NFL free agency got off to a fast start with several big names signing contracts within the first few hours.

Dannell Ellerbe agrees to deal with Dolphins, according to report - SBNation.com
The Dolphins made their second major move of the first day of free agency, agreeing to a deal with former Raven linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

Chargers sign King Dunlap, according to report - SBNation.com
San Diego lost Louis Vasquez on Tuesday, but added to its offensive line by signing former Eagle King Dunlap.

Chiefs sign Chase Daniel, according to report - SBNation.com
NFL teams can never have enough quarterback depth and the Chiefs added a solid backup on Tuesday, agreeing to a deal with Chase Daniel.

Delanie Walker signed by Titans, according to report - SBNation.com
The Tennessee Titans and free-agent tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a four-year deal.

Colts sign Gosder Cherilus, according to report - SBNation.com
The Colts bolstered their offensive line on the first day of free agency, agreeing to a deal with right tackle Gosder Cherilus.

Broncos sign Louis Vasquez, according to report - SBNation.com
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with former San Diego Chargers guard Louis Vasquez.

Titans sign Andy Levitre, according to report - SBNation.com
The Tennessee Titans added a major piece on Tuesday, signing arguably the best guard on the free agent market.

NFL free agency: Cleveland Browns sign Paul Kruger - SBNation.com
Paul Kruger is on his way to Cleveland, where he will play a pivotal role as a pass-rusher in Ray Horton's 3-4 defense.

Bills release Ryan Fitzpatrick - SBNation.com
Shortly after the start of free agency, the Buffalo Bills released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Seattle Seahawks release Leon Washington - SBNation.com
Leon Washington was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, after three successful years in the Pacific Northwest.

Mike Wallace agrees to deal with Dolphins, according to report - SBNation.com
After months of speculation, the rumors of Mike Wallace heading to Miami proved to be true on Tuesday, as Wallace agreed to a contract with the Dolphins.

Lions sign DeAngelo Hall, according to report - SBNation.com
The Detroit Lions moved fast to shore up their secondary on Tuesday.

Martellus Bennett to sign with Chicago Bears, according to report - SBNation.com
The Chicago Bears will sign free agent tight end Martellus Bennett, instantly improving their passing attack.

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