A source who "actively worked the phones" on the first day of the NFL's free-agency negotiating period Saturday noted to Profootballtalk.com that "there's currently no market for running backs."
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This really shouldn't be a surprise because running back is a replaceable position in the NFL, and the only above-replacement-level talents in this year's class are Ben Tate and Darren McFadden. Both have checkered injury track records. If Knowshon Moreno's price stays low enough, we could see him staying in Denver. It'd be a concern for Montee Ball's 2014 fantasy outlook.
The Chicago Tribune reports the Buccaneers are making a "hard push" to sign free agent DE Michael Johnson.
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Johnson would be a big addition to the Bucs, bookending Adrian Clayborn in front of a secondary of Darrelle Revis, Johnthan Banks, Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron. Defensive end has been a major weakness in Tampa for years. New Bucs coach Lovie Smith and DC Leslie Frazier's defense is reliant on pressure from the front four. Johnson is an excellent rusher and run defender.