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|SF - Jonathan Goodwin restructures -|
The San Francisco 49ers restructured C Jonathan Goodwin's contract, reducing his base salary from $3.7 million to $2 million. They guaranteed $1 million of the deal in exchange.
|NE - Julian Edelman's deal revised -|
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman signed a one-year deal earlier in the offseason with a $50,000 roster bonus, but $40,000 of that offseason workout bonus has been converted to a roster bonus for being on the 53-man roster for Week 1, according to a league source. In addition, the financial amounts tied to his receptions incentives have been slightly altered, but the maximum value of the contract remains $1.015 million, the source said.
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|NO - Roman Harper update -|
Updating an earlier report New Orleans Saints S Roman Harper will make $4 million guaranteed in the first year of his newly restructured deal.
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|NYJ - Mike Goodson to return to practice -|
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson will return to practice Tuesday, May 25.
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|CIN - Shawn Williams signs -|
The Cincinnati Bengals signed third-round pick S Shawn Williams to a four-year deal.
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|GB - Tramon Williams healing -|
Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams' (shoulder) nerve damage in his shoulder has drastically healed due to a workout regimen that includes yoga and jump ropes.
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|NO - Joe Morgan working on route running -|
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan said he'll have to work on his intermediate route running to win the No. 3 receiver spot. Six of his 10 receptions last season were for over 30 yards, so defenses will game-plan on him being their deep threat.
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|NO - Roman Harper restructures -|
The New Orleans Saints restructured S Roman Harper's contract. Terms of the new deal aren't known, but he was set to make $5.25 million with a $7.1 cap number.
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|CAR - Greg Hardy drops weight -|
Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy dropped 15 pounds in the offseason hoping to improve his speed rush. Hardy broke out with 11 sacks in 2012 after having seven combined in his first two years.
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|- Charles Sims may enter supplemental draft -|
University of Houston RB Charles Sims may enter the 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft later this year instead of playing out his final year of collegiate eligibility.
|- Mike X. Williams signs -|
Free-agent WR Mike X. Williams (Seahawks) is attempting another comeback after signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
|WAS - Pierre Garcon had shoulder surgery -|
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, foot) underwent minor labrum surgery in January. He has recovered from the surgery and should be ready for training camp.
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|NYJ - Chris Ivory has strong lead for featured work -|
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory impressed in practice Wednesday, May 22, and is lining up to be the feature back. Mike Goodson's legal troubles are jeopardizing his future with the team. Joe McKnight doesn't appear long for the club. Bilal Powell is the only true competition for touches.
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|SD - Danario Alexander's health helping early workouts -|
San Diego Chargers WR Danario Alexander looked fluid in making back-shoulder catches in practice Monday, May 20. He claims he's at full speed, a contrast to his injured May practices last year with the St. Louis Rams.
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|SD - Danny Woodhead picking things up -|
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looked comfortable in practice Monday, May 20, seeming to grasp the new system while appearing quick and decisive.
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|SD - Robert Meachem could be trade bait -|
If San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem has a strong preseason, the club could see if there's an active trade market for him. His $6.875 million cap number, however, may make that a difficult task.
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|MIN - Jared Allen healthy, pondering future -|
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (knee, shoulder), who's a free agent after this year, has 'absolutely no idea' where he'll wind up in 2014. 'Best-case scenario would have been that we would have never gotten to this point,' Allen said. 'Best-case scenario would have been the organization would have gotten something done (on an extension) a few years back. ... Well ya know what? That's not the case. And I understand it. ... I'm just happy I'm in a spot where both sides are honoring the contract.' Allen is slated to make more than $14.2 million in 2013 and continues to recover from surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a meniscus issue in his right knee. When the latter occurred, he said he was too stubborn to get it checked out and instead played through it. With the labrum injury, he had to alter his training regimen and didn't have full range of motion.
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|WAS - Brandon Meriweather expected to be ready for camp -|
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he expects FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) to be a full participant once training camp begins.
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|WAS - London Fletcher thinks he can take part in OTAs -|
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he told LB London Fletcher (elbow, ankle) that he could sit out the rest of the organized team activities, but Fletcher told him he believes he could take part in some of the workouts.
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|WAS - Pierre Garcon likely to sit out until camp -|
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Pierre Garcon (foot) is about 90 percent recovered from his foot surgery and that he expects Davis to sit out until training camp.
Footballguys view: Garcon struggled with injury last year and the team wants to be careful with him this offseason so he can get back to full strength. He's one of the fastest players on the team and should be the leading receiver if he stays healthy in 2013.
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|WAS - Fred Davis close to 100 percent -|
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said TE Fred Davis (Achilles') is about 90 percent recovered from his Achilles' tendon injury and that he expects Davis to sit out until training camp.
Footballguys view: Getting Davis back on the field will be huge for the Redskins. He should be a favorite of QB Robert Griffin III because he can get open consistently and is a good red zone target.
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|WAS - Two defensive players able to practice -|
Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo (pectoral) and DT Chris Neild (knee) were able to fully participate in organized team activities Thursday, May 23.
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|CLE - Travis Benjamin top choice as punt returner -|
Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said WR Travis Benjamin is the leading candidate for the punt returner job at this point.
Footballguys view: Benjamin will be the team's replacement for Josh Cribbs who moved on to Oakland in free agency. The second-year WR has plenty of speed to be a dangerous return man.
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|CLE - Two seeing reps at kickoff returner -|
Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said the team is giving CB Buster Skrine and S Johnson Bademosi reps as kick returners during organized team activities. Tabor said RB Dion Lewis is also an option as a kick returner.
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|CLE - John Greco hopes to start -|
Cleveland Browns OG John Greco said he hopes to win a starting job along the offensive line this season. Greco played left guard last season and practiced at right guard during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.
|CLE - Jabaal Sheard thinks four OLBs can have impact -|
Cleveland Browns LB Jabaal Sheard said he believes he can be part of an impactful outside linebacker rotation with LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Paul Kruger and LB Quentin Groves this season. 'It's a long game, and you're going to need a rotation throughout, and it's a long season as well,' Sheard said. 'So definitely we're going to need to share snaps and split it up amongst the four of us. You've got to stay healthy throughout the whole season, so I think that's going to play a big part in how our rotation works.'
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|STL - Sam Bradford working with rookie WRs -|
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has been working on routes and throws with WRs Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey during offseason workouts.
Footballguys view: Austin and Bailey were teammates in college at West Virginia and combined for 1,607 yards after the catch in 2012. Austin should be the focal point of the passing game and reminds many of Randall Cobb (Packers) because of his speed and elusiveness. Bailey is a deep target who can track the ball easily on long passes.
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|STL - Brian Quick limited during workout -|
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick (hamstring) was limited during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of a tight hamstring.
Footballguys view: Quick may be passed on the depth chart if he doesn't stay healthy and prove that he can be a better route runner. He's got size but doesn't use his frame effectively to box out defenders.
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|STL - Thomas Brown switching positions -|
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team will be moving DL Thomas Brown to offensive tackle because they believe that is the best position for him. Fisher said Brown weighed in at 403 pounds even though he was listed as 385 pounds.
|DAL - Matt Johnson thinks he knows what caused injuries -|
Dallas Cowboys FS Matt Johnson said he believes he suffered hamstring injuries last season because he was using too much weight while doing squats in the weight room and is now doing more specialized workouts. 'We've done more hamstring work instead of putting on 400 pounds and squatting,' Johnson said. 'When I was in college, I did that some. When you get to the pros, and playing at safety, I don't need to squat 500 pounds. We did more position specific and more dynamic work. You don't need to be a bodybuilder to play football. I was big enough.'
|JAX - Roy Miller limited -|
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Roy Miller (knee) was limited to individual drills during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because of knee tendonitis.
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|ATL - Talking with Richard Seymour -|
The Atlanta Falcons are in contract talks with free-agent DT Richard Seymour (Raiders).
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|ARI - Tyrann Mathieu in drug program -|
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu is in the NFL's drug testing program and could be tested as many as 10 times per month.
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|IND - Roster moves -|
The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent LB Caesar Rayford (Arena League) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23, and waived LB Jake Killeen in a corresponding move.
|KC - Tony Moeaki won't return until July -|
Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (knee) is unlikely to be on the practice field until training camp in July. Moeaki has been watching from the sidelines during organized team activities this week.
Footballguys view: Moeaki just can't stay healthy. His injury history reads like War and Peace. It's long, storied, and goes back to his days in college. This opens the door for rookie TE Travis Kelce. A favorite of Matt Waldman, Kelce has smooth acceleration and gets into his route quickly. He does a good job of coming back to the football and boxing out smaller defenders away from the football.
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|KC - Two injured -|
Kansas City Chiefs FS Neiko Thorpe (knee) and LB Mike Catapano (hamstring) suffered minor injuries during organized team activities Thursday, May 23.
|KC - Sanders Commings signs -|
The Kansas City Chiefs signed CB Sanders Commings, their fifth-round draft pick, to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23.
|DAL - Josh Brent has court date -|
Dallas Cowboys DT Joshua Brent will have a court hearing Friday, May 24, to determine if he violated the conditions of his bail. Brent's alcohol monitoring device detected alcohol, and the district attorney's office is seeking to have Brent's bond revoked because he didn't meet the conditions of his release. Brent's representatives are claiming he didn't use any alcoholic beverages, and they think he may have gotten alcohol into his system from using mouthwash or eating a certain kind of food.
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|SEA - Justin Veltung signs -|
The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent WR Justin Veltung (Idaho) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 23.
|PHI - DeSean Jackson could excel in new offense -|
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed that he prefers larger and taller players at most positions on his team, but he's in favor of protecting his smaller players like WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson touched the ball progressively less in each of his five NFL seasons in part because the team worried about keeping him healthy. Jackson only played in five games last year because of fractured ribs and only scored one touchdown. He hopes he can go back to being extremely productive in the team's new offense with larger players creating mismatches for their opponents. 'I'm challenging myself to be able to play every position,' said Jackson, who's been hinting all offseason that he could be lining up in the backfield as well. 'There might be a play or a different position where I normally would not line up or be in, but the leeway of the offense gives us the opportunity to go inside and outside and things like that, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to learn the whole offense and be in different spaces throughout the game.'
Footballguys view: Jackson could be featured in the Kelly system as a big play option on shorter routes. This gets rid of the ball quickly and lets Jackson do his damage with run after the catch ability. His current ADP is WR33 and he's coming off the board at 7.11.
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|ARI - Tyrann Mathieu contract update -|
Updating a previous item, Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu signed a four-year, $3.052 million deal that will come with an initial signing bonus of $265,000. The balance of the $662,500 bonus is spread over Years 2, 3 and 4. He won't receive the full payment if he's dismissed from the team for drug use.
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|BUF - Chris Gragg works with starters -|
Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Thursday, May 23, because TE Lee Smith (undisclosed) did not participate.
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|ARI - Tyrann Mathieu signed -|
The Arizona Cardinals have signed third-round draft choice FS Tyrann Mathieu to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Footballguys view: The 'Honey Badger' is a feisty nickel cornerback with the athleticism to stick with slot receivers underneath or down the field. He plays with an aggressive style and is always looking to make the big play. Mathieu can also make plays as a return man on special teams because of his speed, elusiveness, and quickness.
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|BAL - Arthur Brown signed -|
The Baltimore Ravens have signed second-round draft choice LB Arthur Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Footballguys view: Brown is one of our favorite linebackers in this draft class. He's position versatile and can play any linebacker position (strong, middle, weak) and is known for his incredible work ethic. Brown is extremely smart, can diagnose quickly, and is always around the football.
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|WAS - Pierre Garcon underwent shoulder surgery -|
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder) underwent minor labrum surgery in January but has fully recovered.
Footballguys view: The team held him out of OTAs as a precaution and this doesn't sound like a serious surgery. Garcon can be a top 20 fantasy WR if he stays healthy in 2013. His current ADP is WR24 and he's coming off the board at 6.02.
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|CAR - Kenjon Barner signed -|
The Carolina Panthers have signed sixth-round draft choice RB Kenjon Barner. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Footballguys view: Barner is an exciting change of pace back. He's behind Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams on the depth chart right now and may not get many snaps in 2013. Barner has good straight line speed and accelerates quickly. He doesn't break tackles and isn't creative when the hole isn't there.
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|IND - Pat Angerer could be out until camp -|
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (foot) said his foot is feeling better but is not sure when he will be cleared to practice. Angerer may sit out until the start of training camp.
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|IND - Delone Carter recovering from surgery -|
Indianapolis Colts RB Delone Carter (shoulder) has not been participating in organized team activities because of recent shoulder surgery.
Footballguys view: Carter's spot on the roster isn't guaranteed this year. He needs to get healthy and prove his value as a reserve running back behind Vick Ballard and Donald Brown. Carter will have to beat out guys like rookie Kerwynn Williams (Utah State) and veteran Deji Karim for the third spot on the depth chart.
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|PIT - Justin Brown signed -|
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed sixth-round draft choice WR Justin Brown to a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Footballguys view: Brown (Oklahoma, Penn State transfer) has a good size/speed combination. He's not a lock to make the final roster but could impress in camp enough to earn a spot on the practice squad. With the team's recent track record of drafting quality WRs deep dynasty owners should keep an eye on Brown.
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|GB - QB high on Randall Cobb -|
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he believes WR Randall Cobb can be a receiver that catches at least 100 catches every season. Wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett said Cobb improved last season but still has things to work on to become more productive.
Footballguys view: Cobb is an explosive playmaker who can score anytime he touches the ball. He can fly around the field and make big gains off of short passes. Cobb was the 17th best fantasy WR last year and could finish in the top 15 this year. His current ADP is WR9 and he's coming off the board at 3.09.
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