Matt Cassel was signed to a one-year, $4 million contract last week, but Frazier said it was with the clear understanding that the veteran was brought in as "insurance" in case of injury to Ponder.
--Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has accepted his one-year franchise tender of $9,828,000 and will sign it soon, according to USA Today's Mike Garafolo.
--Garafolo also reported safety Kenny Phillips' one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles to be for $1.85 million.
--Tight end Benjamin Watson signed a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, who also re-signed Ramon Humber.
--Right tackle Tyler Polumbus announced via Twitter that he has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Washington Redskins after visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. "Well Jacksonville was tempting...but I couldn't leave these Coaches and Teammates. 2 more years!" he wrote.
Punter Sav Rocca also re-signed with the Redskins. Terms were not disclosed.
--Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes tweeted he will sign with the New York Jets.
--Linebacker Ernie Sims re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Sims joined the team midseason in 2012 and started six of the 10 games he played in, recording 44 tackles and a sack.
--Restricted free agent cornerback Cassius Vaughn signed his qualifying offer with the Colts.
--The Oakland Raiders signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Vance Walker.
--Tight end Matt Spaeth signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Financial terms were not disclosed.