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  Jaguars | Malik Jackson enjoying new role    Sat May 28, 12:40 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Malik Jackson said he is enjoying the freedom he has in head coach Gus Bradley's defense that relies on the three-technique tackle providing constant interior pressure.

Footballguys view: After paying Jackson a $85 million contract, the Jaguars are going to let him loose against the passer. He was a strong edge rusher for the Broncos last year, but his six sacks in 2015 could be doubled this year with his new team.

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  Dolphins | Reshad Jones, others absent    Fri May 27, 02:12 PM

Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones is not at organized team activities this week because of his unhappiness with his contract. DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') and LB Spencer Paysinger are also not in attendance. Paysinger is getting married this weekend. Head coach Adam Gase is confident Wake will be ready for the start of training camp.

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Reshad Jones player page
Spencer Paysinger player page


  Patriots | Multitude of Patriots miss practice    Thu May 26, 06:26 PM

New England Patriots CBs Malcolm Butler (knee), Logan Ryan (knee), Duron Harmon (knee) and Nate Ebner, LS Joe Cardona, OG Tre Jackson (knee), OL Josh Kline (biceps), OL Shaquille Mason (biceps), DE Frank Kearse (biceps) and OT Sebastian Vollmer (biceps) OT Nate Solder (biceps) and Alan Branch (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 26. Cardona is currently with the Navy, while Ebner is out of country for the World Rugby Sevens Series.

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Duron Harmon player page
Malcolm Butler player page


  Raiders | Mario Edwards participates in OTAs    Tue May 24, 07:35 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Mario Edwards Jr. (neck) is participating in organized team activities Tuesday, May 24, after being medically cleared for football activities earlier this month.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Raiders here. Edwards found out he was dealing with a genetic condition in his neck and a late-season injury last year put his future in the NFL in doubt. Neck injuries are nothing to take lightly, but now Edwards looks like he's ready to rock. The Raiders have the makings of a team who could surprise in 2016.

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  Cowboys | Zach Wood signed    Tue May 24, 06:23 PM

Undrafted free-agent DE Zach Wood (Southern Methodist) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, May 24.


  Bills | Marcell Dareus not at workouts    Tue May 24, 12:49 PM

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (foot) is not present for the start of organized team activities Tuesday, May 24, but head coach Rex Ryan is not concerned.

Footballguys view: We learned earlier this year that Dareus had undergone surgery on his broken foot, but he was supposed to be cleared in time for OTAs. Ryan said Dareus has taken part in roughly '90%' of offseason activities and has been a 'fixture.'

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  Texans | J.J. Watt not practicing    Mon May 23, 03:48 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) did not practice for the first day of organized team activities Monday, May 23, as he continues to recover from offseason groin surgery.

Footballguys view: Watt's a pro's pro. He doesn't need every offseason rep, but we're sure that as soon as he's ready he's going to be out there on the field.

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  Saints | Cameron Jordan awaiting clearance    Sun May 22, 10:28 PM

New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan (back) recently got back into shape following arthroscopic back surgery, but he is still awaiting full clearance to take part in organized team activities.

Footballguys view: The surgery was considered minor, and Jordan reportedly played through this injury late last season and in the Pro Bowl. After having 10 sacks last year, the Saints want to see what Jordan can do for an encore. We imagine he'll be limited (or out) of OTAs and minicamp with a target of returning at full strength for training camp later this summer.

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  Dolphins | Cameron Wake ahead of schedule     Fri May 20, 09:42 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') has exceeded expectations in terms of where doctors thought he would be at in his recovery, executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said Friday, May 20.

Footballguys view: Earlier this month, the Dolphins gave Wake a two-year, $15 million extension and that was a big sign of what they think of his recovery. He'll be a situational player for the Dolphins at this point of his career.

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  Falcons | Vic Beasley's shoulder a non-issue    Thu May 19, 01:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley's (shoulder) torn labrum in his shoulder is a non-issue this offseason. He was able to take part in practice and received snaps in the regular season last year while playing through it. Beasley said his shoulder is now at full health, and he's also added some upper-body weight in the last few months with the help of a nutritionist.

Footballguys view: The Falcons could use Beasley at 100% this year, to build on his 20 tackle, four sack rookie season.

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  Rams | Dominique Easley agrees to deal    Tue May 17, 07:39 PM

Free-agent DT Dominique Easley (Patriots) agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday, May 17, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Rams add another first-round pick to the mix on their defensive line. Easley has had knee problems in his pro career, but he can be effective inside if healthy. We should see him work into the rotation behind Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.

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  Rams | Dominique Easley working out    Tue May 17, 05:31 PM

Free-agent DT Dominique Easley is working out for the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday, May 17, according to sources.

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  Colts | Arthur Jones could be ready by camp    Tue May 17, 02:34 PM

There is hope that Indianapolis Colts DT Arthur Jones (ankle) may be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Footballguys view: Getting Jones back is a good thing for the Colts defense. Jones missed all of last season with an ankle injury. Injuries have kept Jones off the field for all but nine games since he signed with the Colts back in 2014.

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  Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson not close to deal    Tue May 17, 11:10 AM

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson isn't close to a new contract and hasn't signed his franchise tender. He may not report until training camp in July.

Footballguys view: The two sides have until July 15th to work out a new long-term contract. Wilkerson wants security for years, but the Jets only seem willing to pay him for one year. We could see Wilkerson play under the franchise tag this year, then move on in free agency in 2017.

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  Bears | Chicago to try out Marquis Jackson    Sun May 15, 03:00 AM

Free-agent DL Marquis Jackson, the brother of Jacksonville Jaguars DT Malik Jackson, is trying out with the Chicago Bears this weekend.

Footballguys view: Marquis Jackson played in the Arena League for the Portland Thunder. He gets off the line quickly and has the hustle to make plays as a pass-rusher. Like Malik, Marquis has a large wingspan that helps him make up ground quickly. He's a longshot, but Bears coach John Fox worked with Malik for years when the two were with the Denver Broncos. Fox will know if he can get the best out of Marquis.

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  Saints | Two free agents to work out    Sun May 15, 02:22 AM

Free-agent K Connor Barth (Buccaneers) and DL C.J. Wilson (Lions) will work out for the New Orleans Saints at rookie minicamp.

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  Bears | Jordan Howard will have role in 2016    Fri May 13, 08:01 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will be used as a change-of-pace back in 2016 since he has a different style of running than RB Kendall Langford, according to offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. 'He's a change-of-pace back. Their skill sets are different. We'll use the skill set the way it needs to be. We won't ask them to both do the same thing, but we'll find out what Howard does well and we'll play to that,' Loggains said.

Footballguys view: Howard might be the most natural runner in this draft class...yes, even above Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys). While Elliot is an instant stud and worthy of a late first-round pick in your fantasy draft, Howard may be a pick in the late rounds that can pay off like a RB2. Watch to see if he can beat out Jeremy Langford to be the top back for the Bears.

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  Dolphins | Miami to sign Jason Jones    Fri May 13, 07:22 PM

Free-agent DE Jason Jones (Lions) will sign with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source.

Footballguys view: New Dolphins DC Vance Joseph should use Jones as a rotational player at end behind Mario Williams and Cameron Wake. Jones could also be shifted inside to create interior pressure.

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  NFL | Greg Hardy devoid of suitors    Fri May 13, 12:09 PM

Free-agent DE Greg Hardy (Cowboys) is having trouble finding a team, and the prevailing opinion from general managers around the league is that no one wants him.

Footballguys view: This is not shocking news. Hardy may be able to rush the passer, but he's a PR nightmare off the field. We'd be surprised if someone picks him up to play in 2016.

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  Raiders | Sign Greg Townsend    Wed May 11, 06:34 PM

Undrafted free-agent DE Greg Townsend (Southern California) signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, May 11.


  Ravens | Bronson Kaufusi might start at DE    Tue May 10, 01:15 AM

Baltimore Ravens DE Bronson Kaufusi has a chance to start at defensive end. The third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft will battle DEs Lawrence Guy and Brent Urban after DE Chris Canty was cut.

Footballguys view: Kaufusi is tall (6'6") has a large wingspan and is incredibly athletic. He is one of our favorite pass-rushing DEs in this draft class. It's no surprise the Ravens would scoop him up with a value pick.

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  Cowboys | Charles Tapper could play immediately    Tue May 10, 01:09 AM

Dallas Cowboys DE Charles Tapper might get a chance to play more than most Day 3 draft picks, as DEs Randy Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence are facing penalties for off-field indiscretions.

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Randy Gregory player page


  Raiders | Damontre Moore signs    Mon May 9, 07:11 PM

Free-agent DE Damontre Moore (Dolphins) signed with the Oakland Raiders Monday, May 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Three players released    Mon May 9, 05:08 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Vick Ballard, DE Phillip Hunt and FB Toben Opurum were released Monday, May 9.

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  Buccaneers | Sign three players     Mon May 9, 04:11 PM

Undrafted free-agents TE Tim Brown (West Chester), LB Tyson Coleman (Oregon) and DT Jontavius Morris (Western Kentucky) signed undisclosed deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.

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  Bengals | Dominique Easley working out    Mon May 9, 01:38 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DT Dominique Easley (Patriots) is working out for the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, May 9, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Easley can be a productive player if healthy. There were some rumblings about him being an issue in the locker room with the Patriots, but the Bengals are a team who normally overlooks personality issues. The Falcons also have interest in the talented D-tackle.

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  Redskins | Five Redskins rookies sign    Mon May 9, 10:33 AM

Washington Redskins QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Keith Marshall, S Su'a Cravens, DT Matt Ioannidis and LB Steven Daniels signed their rookie deals Monday, May 9.

Footballguys view: We love Marshall's upside and ability. If healthy, he's easily got the ability to be a quality starter. Marshall is fast, instinctive and able to pick up yards after contact. A major knee injury caused him to miss about a year and a half in college, and that's why his draft stock was so low. Sudfeld is a big, tall pocket passer with a rocket arm.

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  Falcons | Three UDFAs added    Sun May 8, 02:54 AM

The Atlanta Falcons signed Temple OL Shahbaz Ahmed, Oklahoma State WR David Glidden and Southern Illinois DE Brandon Williams as undrafted free agents on Saturday, May 7.

Footballguys view: Glidden was seen as an unsung hero for the OSU Cowboys as a senior. He had a team-high 57 receptions for 866 yards and three touchdowns. Glidden led the Cowboys with 40 receptions for first downs and 382 yards after catch.

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  Dolphins | Cameron Wake signs extension    Sat May 7, 07:53 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake signed a two-year, $15 million extension with $10 million guaranteed Saturday, May 7, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This move was done to lower Wake's cap number for 2016. He was on the books for $8.4 million in 2016, and now he'll have a lower number. This move also shows the team believes that Wake's Achilles' injury is going to recover properly. At 34-years old, Wake is set to be a part-time pass-rusher over the next two seasons.

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  Dolphins | Cameron Wake should be ready     Sat May 7, 01:18 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') is expected to be ready to play by Week 1, according to defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

Footballguys view: Achilles' injuries aren't quite as devastating as they used to be. However, at age 34 we should see Wake limited to a part-time role as a pass-rusher for the Dolphins defense. There's a chance the veteran could be ready sometime during training camp.

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  Bengals | Dominique Easley works out    Sat May 7, 09:17 AM

Free-agent DT Dominique Easley (Patriots) recently worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source. Easley has also worked out for other teams.

Footballguys view: Easley is still only 24 years old, and if he's healthy there's no question that he can be a force on the defensive line. The Falcons have shown interest in Easley as well, and there's no question that he'll find a new home before training camp.

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  Packers | Three rookies sign pacts with Pack    Fri May 6, 11:09 PM

The Green Bay Packers and LB Blake Martinez agreed to a four-year contract Friday, May 6. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft, No. 131 overall. The team also agreed to terms with DE Dean Lowry, a fourth-round pick, and OT Kyle Murphy, a sixth-round selection.

Footballguys view: Measuring in at 6'6" Lowry is a lunch-pail guy who plays with a lot of heart and hustle. Martinez is a physical defender who loves contact and arrives at the ball-carrier with nasty intentions.

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  Raiders | Mario Edwards cleared    Fri May 6, 01:37 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. (neck) posted on social media that he has been medically cleared to return to football Friday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Edwards broke out last year and then came down with this neck issue that seemed to threaten his availability indefinitely. This is great news for a Raiders team that has had a great offseason.

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  Ravens | Five Ravens sign rookie deals    Fri May 6, 11:39 AM

Baltimore Ravens LB Kamalei Correa, OT Alex Lewis, WR Chris Moore, DT Willie Henry and DE Matt Judon signed their rookie deals Friday, May 6.

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  Lions | Ziggy Ansah's option will top $12 million    Tue May 3, 11:18 AM

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah's fifth-year option in 2017 will be worth $12.374 million.

Footballguys view: It's an easy price to pay for a pass-rusher like Ansah. The Lions get him at a bargain price (for one year) before he gets a huge contract as a free agent.

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  Lions | Detroit add several UDFAs    Tue May 3, 02:59 AM

Undrafted free-agents CB Adairius Barnes (Louisiana Tech), WR Jace Billingsley (Eastern Oregon), WR Quinshad Davis (North Carolina), DL James DeLoach (Georgia), DE Deonte Gibson (Northwestern), WR Jay Lee (Baylor), CB Charles Washington (Fresno State), CB Ian Wells (Ohio), TE Cole Wick (Incarnate Word) and OL Andrew Zeller (Maryland) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 2. WR Simms McElfresh (Appalachian State), LB Tyler Roberts (Troy) and DL Roger Stewart (Hillsdale) will also be with the team during rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Lee is the player to highlight here. He's got long arms and can snare passes away from his frame regularly. His game is comparable to that of Chris Chambers, former Dolphins standout wide receiver. In super deep dynasty leagues, we'll be keeping an eye on Lee.

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  Bills | Jarius Wynn released    Mon May 2, 07:10 PM

Buffalo Bills DE Jarius Wynn was released Monday, May 2.

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  Dolphins | Waive Damontre Moore    Mon May 2, 04:03 PM

Miami Dolphins DE Damontre Moore was waived Monday, May 2.

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  Jets | Sheldon Richardson's option exercised    Mon May 2, 10:47 AM

New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: A great move for the Jets here. Richardson is one of the best at his position, and the fifth-year option pays him just over $8 million in 2017. The option is guaranteed for injury only.

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  Lions | Ziggy Ansah's option exercised    Mon May 2, 10:44 AM

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: This was a no-brainer decision for the Lions. With 30.5 sacks over the last three seasons, Ansah is one of the league's best pass-rushers. The option pays him 12.7 million in 2017 which is an incredibly affordable price with the current market for players like him. We'll see if the Lions can lock him down with a long-term deal as reports indicate they have no plans of doing so.

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  Vikings | Sharrif Floyd has option exercised    Mon May 2, 10:43 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.

Footballguys view: Floyd has not put together a 16-game season over the last two years, but when healthy he can be an impact player. He's huge and tough to move as a run-stuffer. The option is worth $6.7 million in 2017.

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  49ers | Niners add several UDFAs    Mon May 2, 02:42 AM

Undrafted free-agents LB Kevin X. Anderson (Stanford), LB Alex Balducci (Oregon), S Jered Bell (Colorado), DT Demetrius Cherry (Arizona), LB Lenny Jones (Nevada), DT Darren Lake (Alabama), OG Blake Muir (Baylor) and WR Bryce Treggs (California) agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, May 1.

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  Browns | Cleveland inks several UDFAs    Mon May 2, 02:15 AM

Undrafted free-agents LB Dominique Alexander (Oklahoma), CB Kenya Dennis (Missouri), TE J.P. Holtz (Pittsburgh), RB Paul James (Rutgers) and DT Kyle Rose (West Virginia) agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns Sunday, May 1.

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  Chargers | San Diego signs more UDFAs    Mon May 2, 01:57 AM

The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents CB Terrell Chestnut (West Virginia), OL Sebastian Johansson (Marshall), LB Chris Landrum (Jacksonville State), OG Mike McQueen (Ohio), S Adrian McDonald (Houston), LB Tyler Marcordes (Georgia Tech), C Spencer Pulley (Vanderbilt), LB Shaq Petteway (West Virginia), OT Zeth Ramsay (Colorado Mesa), WR Deandre Reaves (Marshall), CB Larry Scott (Oregon State), RB Chris Swain (Navy) and DE Carlos Wray (Duke) Sunday, May 1.

Footballguys view: Swain is a big power back who should transition to fullback at the pro level. If he makes the team, he could help blast open holes for Melvin Gordon.

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  Ravens | Baltimore stocks up with UDFAs    Mon May 2, 12:40 AM

Undrafted free-agents OG Jarell Broxton (Baylor), OG Anthony Fabiano (Harvard), WR Donovan Harden (Georgia State), LB Cavellis Luckett (Middle Tennessee), PK Will Lutz (Georgia State), DT O.J. Mau (Gardner Webb), OT Stephane Nembot (Colorado), DL Victor Ochi (Stony Brook), LB Marco Ojemudia (Michigan), SS Patrick Onwuasor (Portland State), FB Trevor Pendleton (Michigan State), DT Michael Pierce (Samford) and C Matt Skura (Duke) agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, May 1.

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  Saints | Several UDFAs added by New Orleans    Mon May 2, 12:16 AM

Undrafted free-agents C Jack Allen (Michigan State), S Michael Caputo (Wisconsin), OG Joseph Cheek (Texas A&M), CB Ken Crawley (Colorado), FS Trae Elston (Mississippi), CB De'Vante Harris (Texas A&M), C Marcus Henry (Boise State), FB Sione Houma (Michigan), LB Dillon Lee (Alabama), WR Tommylee Lewis (Northern Illinois), DE Mitchell Loewen (Arkansas), OL Ryker Mathews (Brigham Young), DL D.J. Pettway (Alabama), LB Jeff Schoettmer (North Carolina), LB Dominique Tovell (Louisiana-Lafayette), OG Landon Turner (North Carolina), WR Jordan Williams (Ball State) and OT Avery Young (Auburn) agreed to terms Sunday, May 1.

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  Redskins | Five UDFAs head to Washington    Mon May 2, 12:14 AM

Undrafted free-agents S Tevin Carter (Utah), DE Shiro Davis (Texas), OT Joe Gore (Clemson), OG Dominik Jackson (Alabama) and DB Geno Matias-Smith (Alabama) agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins Sunday, May 1.

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  Falcons | Atlanta agrees with several UDFAs    Mon May 2, 12:01 AM

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents RB Brandon Wilds, PK Nick Rose, LB Will Ratelle, RB De'Andre Mann, CB Brian Poole, LB Ivan McLennan, DT Chris Mayes, TE Joshua Perkins, DE Brandon Q. Williams, OL Jordan Walsh, FB Adam Cox, OL William McGehee, WR David Richards, CB Trevor X. Williams, WR Daje Johnson, DE Josh Dawson, DL Owen Williams, DB Tarris Batiste and WR J.D. McKissic.

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  Bills | Buffalo adds UDFAs    Sun May 1, 10:04 PM

The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents DE Bryson Albright (Miami), WR Davonte Allen (Marshall), WR Gary Chambers (Arizona State), C Robert Kulger (Purdue), OL Jamison Lalk (Iowa State), QB Joe Licata (Buffalo), PK Marshall Morgan (Georgia), LB Eric Striker (Oklahoma), CB Julian Whigham (Syracuse) and DL Justin Zimmer (Ferris State) Sunday, May 1.

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  Patriots | Seven UDFAs sign with Patriots    Sun May 1, 12:36 PM

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent CB V'Angelo Bentley (Illinois), DT Woodrow Hamilton (Mississippi State), LB CJ Johnson (Mississippi State), CB Jonathan Jones (Auburn), RB Shaquille Powell (Duke), TE Steven Scheu (Vanderbilt) and WR/TE De'Runnya Wilson (Mississippi State) on undisclosed deals.

Footballguys view: Wilson is a huge receiver with bottom of the barrel movement skills. Maybe the Patriots can make him into a viable receiving tight end.

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