Reports: Ladarius Green headed to Steelers - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Once again, he'll work with an elite quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger. Also, the Steelers boast several other playmakers, notably receivers Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, who should be able to create space for him.
Bolts Beef Up D-Line with NT Brandon Mebane - Ricky Henne
A true anchor in the middle, Mebane has been one of the most consistent defensive linemen since being drafted by the Seahawks in the third round (85th overall) in 2007. He has recorded 349 tackles and 15.5 sacks in 131 career games, and has started the last 126 games he has played. The 6-1, 311-pound DT posted 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games last season. Mebane twice posted 56 tackles in a single season (2011-12), and had a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2008. He helped Seattle win Super Bowl XLVIII with three solo stops from the interior against the Denver Broncos.
Travis Benjamin was put on Earth to tear the tops off defenses - Stephen White
I will never forget the first time I noticed Cleveland Browns receiver Travis Benjamin in an NFL game. The Browns were playing the Baltimore Ravens on a rainy night in 2012, Benjamin's rookie season. This was when the Ravens still had future Hall of Famer Ed Reed patrolling the back end of their defense, and few quarterbacks were willing to push the ball down the field.
Why Travis Benjamin Wanted to be a Bolt - Ricky Henne
"I'm proud to say Travis Benjamin is a San Diego Charger," he said moments after agreeing on a four-year contract. "I promise I'm going to be all I can be. I’ve got an opportunity and I don’t want to look back. I always said when I get my opportunity, I won’t ever give my job away. This was the best situation for me to show off my talent with the way I play."
Chargers Land Veteran Safety Dwight Lowery - Ricky Henne
Lowery ranked third on the Colts last season with 83 tackles and secured a career-high four interceptions, highlighted by a 69-yard pick six. Including the postseason, he’s recorded 399 tackles, 60 passes defensed, 16 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, and 5.0 sacks over his career.
Barnwell grades free-agent deals - Bill Barnwell
Benjamin will likely take over the Malcom Floyd role in San Diego's offense, and while it makes sense to see the Chargers target a veteran to fill that spot, this is a lot of money for a receiver who may very well be fifth in line for targets behind Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Stevie Johnson and Danny Woodhead. Benjamin has enough upside to make the deal comprehensible from San Diego's perspective, but this is money the Chargers really needed to throw at their offensive line or 28th-ranked defense.