After inconsistent play on the offensive line in 2018, the Cincinnati Bengals shored up the unit with an interior player.
The Bengals have signed guard John Miller to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team later made the news official.
Here are other transactions we're monitoring Friday:
- Standout nickelback Bryce Callahan isn't going back to the Bears but he is reuniting with Vic Fangio as he is signing with the Denver Broncos, NFL Network's James Palmer reported. ESPN first reported the news. Callahan, a four-year vet with the Bears, had his best season to date last year when he posted career-highs of 45 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and six passes defended. Rapoport reported that the deal is for three years, $21 million with $10 million guaranteed. The team later announced the signing.
The Broncos are also re-signing tight end Jeff Heuerman to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, NFL Network Insider Rapoport reported, per a source.
- All-Pro and Pro Bowl special teamer Adrian Phillips has re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. Phillips, a safety, showcased his versatility last year as a safety/linebacker with career-highs of 77 tackles and 12 passes defended. He also tallied an NFL-high 19 special teams tackles.
- The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver J.J. Nelson. Nelson spent the last four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, recording 81 receptions for 1,439 yards in 56 career games. Oakland also announced the signing of defensive end Josh Mauro, who played last season for the Giants, tallying 28 tackles in four starts over 12 games. In addition, the Raiders announced two re-signings: exclusive rights free agent linebacker Jason Cabinda (three starts, 21 tackles) and unrestricted free agent guard Chaz Green (one start).
- The San Francisco 49ers released defensive lineman Cassius Marsh, the team announced Friday. Marsh had three starts and 5.5 sacks in 16 games last season.