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Quarterback

Running Back

Wide Receiver

Tight End

Kicker

Offensive Line

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Defensive End

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Cornerback

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Quarterback

*** Friday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) said he skipped the Pro Bowl because of a wrist injury he dealt with during the final game of the regular season. Ryan said his wrist is no longer a concern.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Lamar Jackson (BAL) will "throw a lot" this offseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh, who expects Jackson to "come back a better quarterback skill-wise than when he left." Harbaugh told The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec that Jackson will ultimately decide who he will work with but suggested he'll be working with a throwing coach.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) said he's greatly increased his range of motion in his throwing arm since undergoing surgery a week ago. He expressed his relief in his bothersome shoulder ailment being fixed. Newton is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) said his surgically repaired shoulder is feeling good.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) is hopeful be back to throwing by organized team activities and ready for training camp. There was an initial fear or concern that Newton would need to miss the entire 2019 season. After his surgery (a minor procedure), the reports are much more positive.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, Jan. 24.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Andy Dalton (CIN) has a "number of years" left, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin, and Tobin said the team is "comfortable" with Dalton as the starting quarterback.

*** Friday Update *** QB Baker Mayfield (CLE) said he believes in head coach Freddie Kitchens and is excited to have offensive continuity. "We had something special and I want to build on it," Mayfield said.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (DEN) is expected to part ways with the Ravens this offseason, and ideally, the Ravens would like to find a trade partner to acquire the veteran quarterback. To that end, head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco's "value is high" in a news conference Friday, Jan. 26, and added he can be "one of the best" in the league if he's protected well and playing with suitable weapons on offense.

*** Monday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (DEN) could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Josh Johnson (FA) is one of the players the team is trying to re-sign, according to team president Bruce Allen.

QB Josh McCown (FA) will not re-sign with the Jets this offseason, in the opinion of NJ.com's Darryl Slater.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) was named the 2018 Comeback Player of the Year Saturday, February 2, becoming the first player in franchise history to earn the honor.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Nick Foles (JAX) Foles' $20 million option for 2019 is expected to be picked up by the Eagles this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Foles is expected to be involved in trade talks after the Eagles pick up his option. The Oakland Raiders are a potential fit, in the opinion of 94WIP Radio's Elliott Shorr-Parks. New general manager Mike Mayock has already said Foles is a franchise quarterback, although Derek Carr is in the midst of a five-year, $125 million contract.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Nick Foles (JAX) is likely to part ways with the team this offseason, and some current teammates are concerned about some of his potential landing spots. "I would hate to see him with the Giants just because I hate playing my friends, and if I end up back in Philly I'd have to play him twice a year," Eagles defensive end Chris Long told NJ Advance Media. "But I think whoever gets him is going to be very lucky. He's a leader. He's a franchise-type quarterback. The tough thing is we have another franchise quarterback, a guy who is homegrown and is going to be a great player for a long time to come."

QB Nick Foles (JAX) is expected to be released this offseason as there is not enough salary cap space for a franchise tag or a trade. Foles carries a cap hit of over $20 million. If Foles is released, the Eagles would be compensated with a third-round draft pick in 2020.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Nick Foles (JAX) would be eligible to be franchise or transition tagged and then traded if the team decides not to pick up his option, which ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes is a possibility as doing so would allow the Eagles to influence Foles' destination.

*** Monday Update *** QB Nick Foles (JAX) could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Patrick Mahomes (KC) was announced as the 2019 NFL's Most Valuable Player Saturday, Feb. 2.

*** Monday Update *** QB Patrick Mahomes (KC) will be able to sign a contract extension after the 2019 season and could become the first NFL player to receive a $200 million contract.

*** Saturday Update *** QB Philip Rivers (LAC) is taking a "year-by-year" mentality to his playing future but believes he has a "handful" of seasons left, according to comments he made during a recent interview with XTRA 1360 San Diego.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) could have his contract extended after the season, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Brady would currently count $27 million against the cap in 2019.

QB Tom Brady (NE) is 16-1 when facing a postseason opponent he did not play earlier that season. The one, of course, is the Eagles last year.

*** Monday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) said Sunday, Jan. 27, there is "zero" chance Super Bowl LIII will be his last game.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) is scheduled to count $33.5 million against the salary cap in 2019, which is $4 million more than any other player in the NFL. General manager Mickey Loomis said the team has options to reduce the number if they need to this offseason.

*** Monday Update *** QB Drew Brees (NO) indicated during his post-game comments Sunday, Jan. 20, that he plans on returning for the 2019 season and "making another run" at a Super Bowl with the Saints.

QB Teddy Bridgewater (NO) said he is not sure how things will play out during free agency this offseason but believes he is where he wants to be in his career after his major knee injury.

*** Monday Update *** QB Eli Manning (NYG) is likely to return for another season and help groom his successor, likely a high-round rookie draft pick, according to New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

QB Eli Manning (NYG) is expected to return to the Giants next season, according to his agent Tom Condon. Condon said he has not had any talks with the Giants about the possibility of them releasing Manning.

*** Friday Update *** QB Sam Darnold (NYJ) said he is "excited" to work with head coach Adam Gase and believes Gase can make him a better quarterback. "I think he's going to help me with everything, mechanics, but mainly how to play the position in the NFL," Darnold said.

*** Monday Update *** QB Carson Wentz (PHI) is expected to be healthy enough to be a full participant when offseason workouts start in April.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) has started contract extension talks with the Steelers, according to owner Art Rooney II. Roethlisberger is signed through the 2019 season. He's got a cap hit of $23.2 million in 2019 with $6.2 million remaining in dead money. Rooney said he believes Roethlisberger could play for several more seasons.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) hopefully will be able to participate in organized team activities this offseason, according to general manager John Lynch.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) was throwing passes to Jerick McKinnon recently, 49ers general manager John Lynch said Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an interview. That's good news for both players.

*** Friday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (TEN) is expected to be released during the offseason, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, who believes the chances of the team finding a trading partner for Tannehill are "not great" due to his contract.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (TEN) could face a contract restructure in the form of a pay cut this offseason, but the Dolphins still face $13.4 million in dead cap with Tannehill, according to Spotrac.com.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Case Keenum (WAS) has a chance to play well in the team's new offensive system, according to offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Alex Smith (WAS) is making improvements but is not looking too far ahead in his rehab, according to team president Bruce Allen. Allen denied a recent report that stated the Redskins are preparing for Smith to miss the entire 2019 season.

*** Monday Update *** QB Alex Smith (WAS) is tentatively not in the team's 2019 plans as the general feeling in the organization is that he'll miss the season with complications resulting from a broken leg this past fall, sources said Sunday, Jan. 27, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

QB Alex Smith (WAS) was seen wearing a special leg brace Monday, Jan. 21. Smith underwent multiple surgeries on a broken fibula and tibia in addition to dealing with infections as a result of complications from the surgeries.

Running Back

*** Friday Update *** RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) return from injury can help lead a turnaround in 2019, according to owner Arthur Blank.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) believes he and the Bills will bounce back after a personally and collectively trying season. McCoy had his worst season as a professional football player, he was the subject of accusation in an alleged domestic incident, and he was benched in Week 16.

*** Friday Update *** RB Dontrell Hilliard (CLE) could be a part of head coach Freddie Kitchens' three-back sets next season, according to Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com.

RB Kareem Hunt (CLE) is unlikely to be of interest to the New York Jets, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

*** Monday Update *** RB Kareem Hunt (CLE) Although there is no official deadline, multiple sources believe that the NFL will wrap up their investigations into three incidents involving free-agent Kareem Hunt before the start of free agency in March. Multiple teams are reportedly interested in Hunt.

RB Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) may consider skipping offseason workouts if he does not receive a contract extension this offseason, according to sources.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Phillip Lindsay (DEN) said he expects to participate in some of the workouts this offseason. General manager John Elway said Lindsay is on track to take part in organized team activities and the June minicamp.

RB C.J. Anderson (DET) said Tuesday, Jan. 29, he is now playing at 235 pounds -- up from his previous playing weight of 225.

*** Monday Update *** RB Jay Ajayi (FA) Ajayi's history of knee injuries will likely cause the Eagles to part ways with him this offseason and target a running back in the 2019 NFL Draft, in the opinion of Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Marshawn Lynch (FA) hasn't announced whether he plans on playing in 2019, but if he does, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday, Jan. 22, that "we'd love to have him back."

*** Saturday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (FA) Stewart's two-year contract must be exercised by the third day of the waiver period, which begins Feb. 4. He is scheduled to receive a $2.35 million salary in 2019, but the Giants wouldn't take on any dead money and could recoup a cap credit of $250,000 from 2018 if they don't exercise his option, making it "a complete no-brainer" he will be released, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic.

*** Friday Update *** RB Aaron Jones (GB) led the league with his average of 5.5 rushing yards per attempt during the regular season. "I've always felt like I've belonged in the conversation as one of the top backs," Jones said Friday, Feb. 1, in an interview with NFL Network.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Lamar Miller (HOU) has only $1 million of guaranteed money left on his contract, and the team could elect to release him, according to Spotrac. The move would save more than $6 million in cap room.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Carlos Hyde (KC) could be released this offseason because the team would save $4.75 million in salary cap space if Hyde is let go.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Melvin Gordon (LAC) said he wants to wait until free-agent Le'Veon Bell signs a new contract this offseason before he considers signing a contract extension with the Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (LAR) is expected to have a big role in the offense against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.

RB Todd Gurley (LAR) will be a big part of game plan in the Super Bowl, according to head coach Sean McVay.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (LAR) will bounce back with a strong game in Super Bowl LIII after rushing for 10 yards and a TD on four carries and catching one pass for three yards in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, in the opinion of Jared Goff. "I expect him to have a big game," Goff said Thursday, Jan. 24. "He's going to go out there and do everything he normally does. For whatever (reason) -- last week wasn't his and it happens. It's not the end of the world. I think he knows that and approaches it like a pro." Gurley claimed that his knee is not injured and that his lack of involvement in the offense during the NFC Championship Game was based on a lackluster performance.

*** Monday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (LAR) rushed four times for 10 yards and a touchdown and he added a three-yard catch in the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints, while C.J. Anderson handled the majority of the workload with 17 total touches. Gurley's lack of involvement in the offense was because of the "flow" of the game, according to head coach Sean McVay.

*** Monday Update *** RB Sony Michel (NE) has received some advice for playing in his first Super Bowl from two-time champion and Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis. "Try not to make this game any different than the ones you played," David relayed to Michel via TMZ Sports. "A lot of times, what happens is players assume, 'It's a Super Bowl, so I gotta do something different. I gotta prepare more, I gotta do something that I'm not used to doing. And, that's when they get in trouble."

RB Sony Michel (NE) is the first rookie running ever to run for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in a championship game.

*** Friday Update *** RB Latavius Murray (NO) could be a free-agent target of the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt, who believes Murray's abilities as a receiver and reasonable price tag could make him part of a timeshare with holdover Josh Adams.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Saquon Barkley (NYG) was named the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 2.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Saquon Barkley (NYG) has been named the 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as decided by an online vote of fans.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Saquon Barkley (NYG) said he left "so many" big plays on the field in 2018. "You're going to leave plays on the field, but you can learn from it and you can get better," Barkley said.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (NYJ) is of interest to the New York Jets, but they won't break the bank to get him, in the opinion of beat writer Manish Mehta.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Trenton Cannon (NYJ) needs to slow down and avoid "getting ahead of his blocks," according to Elijah McGuire.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Elijah McGuire (NYJ) said he used the time he missed with a foot injury at the start of the 2018 season to log "mental reps" in the film room, which helped him become a better blocker and better understand what opposing defenses are trying to do.

*** Monday Update *** RB Josh Adams (PHI) Adams' lack of involvement during the postseason is a sign that he has "fallen out of favor" with the coaching staff, according to Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com, and Kulp expects the Eagles to part ways with Adams this offseason.

*** Saturday Update *** RB Corey Clement (PHI) still hasn't revealed the exact nature of his knee injury, but Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com believes the injury could force him to miss the start of the 2019 season.

RB Tevin Coleman (SF) may not re-sign with the Falcons this offseason since the Falcons have Devonta Freeman under contract through the 2022 season, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (SF) is reportedly "six weeks ahead in terms of time frame" as he continues to make his way back from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during the preseason, according to general manager John Lynch.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jerick McKinnon (SF) was recently seen catching passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, general manager John Lynch said Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an interview.

Wide Receiver

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) needs 23 receptions to reach 1,326 receptions and pass former tight end Tony Gonzalez for second place on the all-time receptions list. Former wide receiver Jerry Rice tops the list at 1,549 catches. For a loftier goal, Fitzgerald needs 13 touchdowns to reach 129 career receiving touchdowns and pass former wide receiver Marvin Harrison for fifth on the all-time receiving touchdowns list.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) announced Wednesday, Jan. 23, that he'll return for the 2019 season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Christian Kirk (ARI) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury.

WR Christian Kirk (ARI) said he is looking forward to playing in the offensive scheme that head coach Kliff Kingsbury will bring to the team.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) led all receivers with 24 receptions for first downs on 30 third-down targets this past season.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Cole Beasley (BUF) could be a possible free-agent target for the Green Bay Packers, in the opinion of the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, assuming the team does not retain WR Randall Cobb, who is also a free agent.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Cole Beasley (BUF) claimed Tuesday, Jan. 22, that the Dallas front office encourages the coaching staff to get the football to certain players. "I haven't been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change but I'm not sure," Beasley said.

WR John Brown (BUF) caught only eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in seven games when Lamar Jackson took over the starting job. Brown recorded 34 catches for 601 yards and four touchdowns in nine games with Joe Flacco. Brown said he is open to returning to the Ravens but would expect things to change if he re-signed.

*** Saturday Update *** WR John Brown (BUF) remains open to re-signing with Baltimore, but he said he would like to be in an offense that takes more shots downfield.

WR A.J. Green (CIN) said Tuesday, Jan. 29, that he hopes to be out of his walking boot in a week as he recovers from his December toe surgery. Green's recovery was estimated to be at least a four-month process when he had surgery, and he said he'll be ready when it counts. "Whenever the first game is I'll be 100 percent," he said. "The first regular season game."

*** Friday Update *** WR Rashard Higgins (CLE) said he wants to re-sign with the Browns this offseason and hopes to agree to a long-term deal before the start of free agency.

*** Friday Update *** WR Derrick Willies (CLE) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Marvin Jones (DET) could be "expendable" this offseason because of the emergence of WR Kenny Golladay, according to Nate Atkins of MLive.com. Jones has a cap hit of $9.1 million in 2019 and there is still $5.3 million remaining in dead money.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (FA) is likely to be released in the offseason, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pierre Garcon (FA) is expected to be released this offseason. He is scheduled to make $6 million in 2019.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (FA) could re-sign with the Steelers this offseason, in the opinion of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

*** Sunday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (FA) was arrested Saturday on suspicion of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession, according to the Allen County Sheriff's Office. Thomas has been released from Allen County Jail on bond

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deon Cain (IND) indicated he's unlikely to do anything until August in hopes of making sure he's at 100 percent.

*** Monday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (IND) likely will not re-sign with the Panthers this offseason because of D.J. Moore's performance during the second half of the season.

*** Monday Update *** WR Tyreek Hill (KC) The Kansas City Chiefs will attempt to work out a contract extension with Tyreek Hill during the offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Monday Update *** WR Tyreek Hill (KC) averaged 4.1 yards per route against press coverage - best in a season by any player since 2016 (minimum 100 routes).

*** Monday Update *** WR Keenan Allen (LAC) suffered a bruised knee during the Pro Bowl.

*** Friday Update *** WR Cooper Kupp (LAR) said he has not experienced any setbacks as he rehabs from knee surgery.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (MIA) is on schedule with his recovery from an October hip injury that landed him on IR and could be at full speed when the team's offseason workout program begins in April.

*** Friday Update *** WR Bruce Ellington (NE) said he hopes to remain with the team in 2019.

WR Josh Gordon (NE) remains at an inpatient drug treatment facility, according to a source. The Patriots are paying for Gordon's treatment while the NFL's Players Association is working with Gordon to help treat his addiction. Gordon is serving an indefinite suspension for diluted drug test samples - a violation of his reinstatement.

WR Demaryius Thomas (NE) is a candidate to be released this offseason since the Texans would save $14 million in salary cap space if he is released, according to Spotrac.com.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) is eligible for a contract extension and could be in line for money in the "Odell Beckham neighborhood," according to MMQB's Albert Breer. Thomas is set to earn $1.148 million in 2019 before becoming a free agent in 2020.

*** Monday Update *** WR Golden Tate (NYG) could be brought back if the team moves on from Nelson Agholor, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, though Kempski believes Tate signing elsewhere to be the more likely outcome.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (OAK) said his priorities are on winning during a video interview Friday, Feb. 1, at the Super Bowl in Atlanta. "I just want to win," Brown told USA Today. "I just want to win, play with a team that's gonna win. That's all I want. Doesn't matter where."

*** Thursday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (OAK) can still settle his differences with the team, former Steelers coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher said Wednesday, Jan. 30. "I'm hopeful that at some point, in my opinion, that coach Mike Tomlin, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger will get in a room, shut the door and air their differences, and talk about where they are and see if there's any way they can get aligned moving forward," Cowher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "... This is not a one- or two-year relationship. This is a period of time with all three of these guys. They've done some really special things. You just hate to see something get misinterpreted. If it's something irreconcilable, then you move on."

WR Antonio Brown (OAK) has not been granted permission to seek a trade, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Monday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (OAK) remains the subject of exploratory trade talks by the team, but Brown hasn't closed the door entirely on returning and has "maintained a steady dialogue" with some he's close to in the Steelers organization to further that cause, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Saturday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (OAK) has admitted to former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens that he would like to move on from the Steelers.

*** Friday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (OAK) is a player that the team would like to re-sign, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said it might not be "realistic" to bring him back.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Tyrell Williams (OAK) said he believes he is a No. 1 receiver in the league. He said he will work on improving his route running and blocking.

*** Monday Update *** WR Nelson Agholor (PHI) could be made available in a trade, according to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, who cites Agholor's high salary ($9.387 million) and the team's limited cap space as reasons the Eagles would consider trading Agholor.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) mentioned Wednesday, Jan. 30, that he desires to play for the Los Angeles Rams, although he is under contract with the Buccaneers for one more season. Jackson played for the Washington Redskins while Rams head coach Sean McVay was the offensive coordinator there.

*** Monday Update *** WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) will not return to the Buccaneers next season even though head coach Bruce Arians hopes he stays on the roster, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo

*** Friday Update *** WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) Smith-Schuster's 617 yards after catch were the sixth-most in the NFL in 2018, and he was the only wide receiver ranked in the Top 10 in the category.

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) is reportedly fine after suffering a knee injury during the Pro Bowl.

*** Monday Update *** WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) suffered a knee contusion during the 2019 Pro Bowl.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Evans (TB) said he is excited about playing in the offensive scheme that head coach Bruce Arians will bring to the team.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Adam Humphries (TEN) The Dallas Cowboys could be interested in Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries if Cole Beasley departs in free agency, according to the Dallas Morning News' John Owning, who believes Humphries could fill the slot role at a reasonable price.

Tight End

TE Chris Manhertz (CAR) agreed to a two-year deal, according to agent Sean Stellato.

TE Jimmy Graham (GB) is expected to stay in Green Bay in 2019, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Graham is due a $5 million roster bonus by March 15. It was previously reported that the Packers could release Graham to save the money.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Jimmy Graham (GB) could be released during the offseason, in the opinion of the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, a move that would save the team $5.3 million in cap space.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jack Doyle (IND) may need to undergo surgery this offseason on the hip injury he suffered during the regular season.

TE Travis Kelce (KC) can become just the third tight end in NFL history to achieve four straight seasons of at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards. Former NFL TEs Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten are the other two.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Hunter Henry (LAC) said he still has not fully recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and will take the next few months to continue his rehab.

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) said he is not sure if Super Bowl LIII will be the last game of his career. Gronkowski is the "best tight end in the game -- still," Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib said Tuesday, Jan. 29.

*** Saturday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) could retire after Super Bowl LIII, according to some speculation, and Gronkowski's bother, Chris, said Friday, Jan. 25, that he can't shed any light on the situation. "I think that's a question that I don't think anybody actually knows the answer to at this point," Chris Gronkowski said in a video interview posted by TMZ Sports. "There's so many emotions going throughout a season, throughout an offseason, throughout a game. I think that's probably the last thing on anybody's mind right now. I couldn't tell you. I don't even think at this point that he knows what he's going to do after this season."

TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) was on the field for all 97 offensive snaps during the AFC Championship game.

*** Monday Update *** TE Rob Gronkowski (NE) will mull retirement this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and instead of pursuing a WWE wrestling career, movies/acting would be a likelier choice.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NE) tweeted Thursday, Jan. 24, that he is leaving Jacksonville, meaning the Jaguars have declined his $500,000 team option and he will enter free agency. Team spokesman Tad Dickman, however, stated that the Jaguars have not yet made a decision on picking up Seferian-Jenkins' option or not.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jared Cook (NO) will be re-signed if head coach Jon Gruden has his way, but Gruden admitted that Cook will be a popular name on the free-agent market.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Garrett Griffin (NO) was signed to a three-year contract when he was promoted during the playoffs, according to The Times Picayune's Josh Katzenstein.

*** Monday Update *** TE Zach Ertz (PHI) said he was less than 100 percent down the stretch of the season, but he didn't reveal the exact nature of his injuries.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Celek (SF) underwent thumb surgery after the 2018 season but probably will be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

Kicker

*** Saturday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) agreed to a one-year contract Friday, Jan. 25, to remain with the team for the 2019 season. Vinatieri said he is not sure if 2019 will be his final season. He said he could consider continuing his playing career if he is productive in 2019.

*** Monday Update *** PK Adam Vinatieri (IND) wants to play a 24th NFL season in 2019. Vinatieri is a pending free agent this offseason.

*** Friday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice. Zuerlein did not kick Thursday but is scheduled to kick Friday, Feb. 1.

*** Wednesday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 30. Zuerlein did some kicking and is on track to play in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.

*** Sunday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) injured his left foot during halftime warmups at the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20, according to special teams coach John Fassel. Zuerlein hit a steel plate in the turf but didn't reveal to Fassel that he was still experiencing pain until after the game was over.

*** Saturday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) said he should be good to go after a few more days of treatment on his injured left foot. "It hurt, but not enough to stop me from playing," Zuerlein said.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) was not able to practice Wednesday, Jan. 23, or Thursday, Jan. 24. Zuerlein is dealing with a strain in his plant foot but should be ready to play in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.

*** Thursday Update *** PK Chris Boswell (PIT) is due a $2 million roster bonus in March and is expected back with the team in 2019, according to Steelers president Art Rooney II. Rooney did mention that he expected to bring in someone to compete with Boswell in camp.

Offensive Line

*** Saturday Update *** OL Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Guard Alex Lewis is recovering from shoulder surgery but will be ready for the start of training camp.

*** Sunday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) Tackle Bobby Massie re-signed with the Chicago Bears on Saturday, Jan. 26, agreeing to a four-year contract.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Chicago Bears (CHI) Tackle Bobby Massie signed a four-year contract extension with the Bears Saturday, Jan. 26, that runs through the 2022 season.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Cleveland Browns (CLE) Impending free-agent tackle Greg Robinson's representatives have been talking with the Browns about a new contract, according to general manager John Dorsey.

*** Monday Update *** OL Denver Broncos (DEN) Center Matt Paradis is a player the Broncos want to re-sign this offseason, but he is expected to test the free-agent market.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) Tackle Seantrel Henderson's one-year, $4.5 million contract includes a base salary of $1.5 million, of which only $1 million is guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap. He is due a $500,000 roster bonus on the third day of the new league year and an additional $500,000 if he is on the 46-man active roster for 12 or more games during the 2019 season. Henderson is also slated to receive an extra $2 million roster bonus, to be paid out at $125,000 per game, for every game that he is on the 46-man roster.

*** Monday Update *** OL Houston Texans (HOU) Tackle Seantrel Henderson signed a one-year contract extension with the Texans Saturday, Jan. 19.

OL Indianapolis Colts (IND) Guard Mark Glowinski signed a three-year, $18 million extension Tuesday, Jan. 29.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) Guard A.J. Cann said he would be open to taking a discount in order to re-sign with the Jaguars.

OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) Tackle Ja'Wuan James said he is looking forward to free agency this offseason.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) Tackle Jermon Bushrod underwent successful surgery on his injured thumb Tuesday, Jan. 29.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) Guard James Carpenter is not expected to re-sign with the Jets this offseason.

OL New York Jets (NYJ) Center Spencer Long and tackle Kelvin Beachum are candidates to be released this offseason, in the opinion of NJ.com's Darryl Slater.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) Guard Stefen Wisniewski had surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament Friday, Jan. 25.

*** Saturday Update *** OL Seattle Seahawks (SEA) Restricted free-agent tackle George Fant likely will receive a tender offer this offseason, in the opinion of The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. Also, guards D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy are two players that the Seahawks want to re-sign this offseason.

*** Thursday Update *** OL San Francisco 49ers (SF) Center Weston Richburg is expected to be ready for training camp after under undergoing knee and quadriceps surgery following the 2018 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Washington Redskins (WAS) Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh was demoted to senior offensive assistant Wednesday, Jan. 29, in light of new offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell being promoted.

Defensive Tackle

DT Grady Jarrett (ATL) will be a top priority for the team in terms of re-signing players this offseason, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Earl Mitchell (FA) Mitchell's contract will not be picked up, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Monday Update *** DT Chris Jones (KC) The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to work out a long-term contract extension with Chris Jones during the offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jones was third in the league with 15.5 sacks in 2018 and is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

*** Friday Update *** DT Malcom Brown (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Malcom Brown (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Malcom Brown (NO) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Defensive End

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Efe Obada (CAR) signed a one-year contract Wednesday, Jan. 23.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Taco Charlton (DAL) is having surgery Thursday, Jan. 24, to repair a minor labrum tear in his shoulder. He should be ready for offseason workouts.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) is a top priority for the Cowboys this offseason, and owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team wants to sign a long-term deal with Lawrence.

DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) may consider skipping offseason workouts and training camp if he receives the franchise tag again this season, according to sources.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) said will undergo shoulder surgery at some point this offseason.

DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL) could receive the franchise tag this offseason if he is not able to agree to a long-term contract with the Cowboys.

*** Friday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (FA) announced his retirement Friday, Feb. 1. He finishes fourth on the NFL's all-time sack list.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE ZaDarius Smith (GB) is a player that the Ravens are interested in re-signing this offseason, but general manager Eric DeCosta said Smith's future with the team will depend on the offers he receives in free agency.

*** Saturday Update *** DE ZaDarius Smith (GB) is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery following the team's AFC Wild Card game loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** DE Justin Houston (IND) is due to count a team-high $21.1 million against the cap in 2019, making him a prime candidate to get released this offseason, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Calais Campbell (JAX) is willing to restructure his contract to create more salary cap space heading into free agency. Ideally, more cap space would give the Jaguars a better shot at signing Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles. Campbell said talks have commenced regarding a contract restructure.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Frank Clark (KC) may be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason, in the opinion of The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta. Clark likely will look for a long-term contract this offseason.

*** Saturday Update *** DE Aaron Donald (LAR) was named the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 2, becoming just the third player to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Donald led the league with 20.5 sacks.

*** Monday Update *** DE Danielle Hunter (MIN) led all defensive linemen with 72 tackles in 2018, and his 14.5 sacks ranked fourth in the NFL.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Dee Ford (SF) wants to stay with the Chiefs and he said he wouldn't mind receiving the franchise tag this offseason.

*** Monday Update *** DE Dee Ford (SF) The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly considering giving the franchise tag to Dee Ford, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Inside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Manti Teo (FA) is not expected to re-sign with the Saints this offseason.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Jake Ryan (JAX) said he is remaining patient with his rehab from knee surgery but is unsure if he will be re-signed by the Packers.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB C.J. Mosley (NYJ) could receive some interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers if he hits the free-agent market, but the Steelers may not be able to afford him, in the opinion of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB C.J. Mosley (NYJ) could receive the franchise tag as general manager Eric DeCosta said: "everything is on the table to make sure he's back on the team."

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Paul Worrilow (PHI) agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

*** Friday Update *** ILB Ryan Shazier (PIT) said he wants to re-sign with the Steelers, but the two sides have not reached an agreement at this point. Shazier said he believes he will play again and has a timeframe in mind but has not told anyone his plan yet.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Ryan Shazier (PIT) has resumed jogging, according to Steelers president Art Rooney II. The Steelers have interest in re-signing him so he can continue to rehabilitate.

Outside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** OLB Aaron Lynch (CHI) said his elbow injury will not require offseason surgery.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Derrick Morgan (FA) said he plans to test the free-agent market this offseason before signing with a team.

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Darius Leonard (IND) was named the 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 2.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Dante Fowler (LAR) revealed Thursday, Jan. 31, that he informed Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell that he needed a fresh start before the Jaguars traded him to the Rams.

*** Monday Update *** OLB Dante Fowler (LAR) likely will receive interest from the New York Jets when free agency begins, in the opinion of SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

*** Sunday Update *** OLB Anthony Barr (MIN) could be headed to the free-agent market this offseason if the team doesn't apply the franchise tag, but he said last week that he's ready for all possibilities. "I'm not sure there really is a plan," Barr said during Pro Bowl practice. "I think it kind of dictates itself. I've done what I've done and what's going to happen is kind of out of my control. Obviously, I'll have a choice, hopefully, as to where I want to go but I can't control much more than what I'm doing now."

*** Saturday Update *** OLB Anthony Barr (MIN) probably will not receive the franchise tag this offseason because of the estimated $15 million Barr would receive with the tag, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Donta Hightower (NE) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Donta Hightower (NE) did not practice on Thursday due to illness. Hightower will be reevaluated Friday, Feb. 1, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Barkevious Mingo (SEA) could be on the roster bubble this offseason because the team would save $3.3 million in salary cap space if he is released.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB K.J. Wright (SEA) likely will test the free-agent market this offseason, in the opinion of The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.

Cornerback

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Patrick Peterson (ARI) apologized Wednesday, Jan. 30, for asking to be traded last season, reiterating that he wants to stay in Arizona.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Tavon Young (BAL) is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery following the team's AFC Wild Card game loss versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

*** Friday Update *** CB Dre Kirkpatrick (CIN) revealed that he has been dealing with a foot injury in addition to his shoulder injury.

*** Saturday Update *** CB Denzel Ward (CLE) has been cleared after a week of practice to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 27. Ward will see some playing time, but it could be limited due to a pair of late-season concussions. He was a participant in the skills competition Thursday, Jan. 24, and has also been taking part in practice throughout the week.

*** Friday Update *** CB Blake Countess (LAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Blake Countess (LAR) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Blake Countess (LAR) was held out of practice Wednesday, Jan. 30. Countess will be limited during the early part of the week but should have a chance to play in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Xavien Howard (MIA) said he's not worried about any trade rumors swirling around as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract. "It is what it is," Howard said. "It's a business. Be prepared for it. Wherever I go, it don't matter; I'm still going to be busting my butt." Howard was tied for the league-lead in interceptions in 2018 with seven. If Howard is signed to a long-term extension, he could see at least $14 million per year.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Xavien Howard (MIA) is going into the final year of his rookie contract and awaits a contract extension. The Dolphins could wait for him to play out the year before potentially extending his contract, however, in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Daryl Worley (OAK) is expected to receive a tender offer this offseason.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Daryl Worley (OAK) had successful surgery on his ailing shoulder last week, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Logan Ryan (TEN) is out of the walking boot and should be 100 percent for the start of training camp. Ryan said has been working out in Nashville recently.

Safety

*** Saturday Update *** S Tony Jefferson (BAL) underwent ankle surgery after the season and is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.

*** Friday Update *** S Earl Thomas (BAL) and the Dallas Cowboys were probed by the NFL for possible tampering, but the league found no wrongdoing.

*** Thursday Update *** S Earl Thomas (BAL) likely will not receive the franchise tag this offseason, in the opinion of The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.

*** Monday Update *** S Morgan Burnett (CLE) said he hopes to be released before the start of free agency.

*** Monday Update *** S Eric Berry (FA) will likely undergo surgery once the season is over, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Saturday Update *** S Tashaun Gipson (HOU) is a candidate to be released this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Justin Reid (HOU) underwent surgery on his injured wrist Tuesday, Jan. 22.

*** Monday Update *** S Jarrod Wilson (JAX) signed a contract extension with the Jaguars Saturday, Jan. 19.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Devin McCourty (NE) said he has not thought about whether or not to retire if the Patriots win Super Bowl LIII. McCourty is signed through the 2019 season.

*** Monday Update *** S Antoine Bethea (NYG) Bethea's 120 tackles were the most among defensive backs in 2018, and his 99 solo tackles ranked fourth in the NFL.

*** Friday Update *** S Rodney McLeod (PHI) has agreed to a restructured deal to remain with the Eagles in 2019.

*** Thursday Update *** S D.J. Reed (SF) is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, Jan. 25, to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, but is expected to be ready for training camp this summer with a six-month recovery timetable.

*** Thursday Update *** S Kentrell Brice (TB) may not receive a tender offer this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.

General Team News

*** Friday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) Assistant defensive line coach Chris Achuff on Friday, Feb. 1, was promoted to defensive line coach.

TM Atlanta Falcons (ATL) Former Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant Charlie Jackson was named the new head coach of Kentucky State University Monday, Jan. 28.

TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Quarterbacks coach David Culley was hired Tuesday, Jan. 29, as the Baltimore Ravens' assistant head coach/wide receivers coach and passing coordinator.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Ravens head coach John Harbaugh officially signed a four-year contract extension Thursday, Jan. 24.

TM Buffalo Bills (BUF) Eastern Kentucky associate head coach Terry Heffernan was hired as the assistant offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills Monday, Jan. 28. Heffernan last coached in the NFL for the Detroit Lions in 2015.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) Former Kansas City Chiefs inside linebackers coach Mark DeLeone was hired by the Chicago Bears Tuesday, Jan. 29, for the same position.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Defensive line coach Jacob Burney has retired from the NFL after his contract with the team expired Friday, Feb. 1.

*** Friday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Carlos Polk, a coaching intern for the Dallas Cowboys last summer, is joining the Cowboys' staff as an assistant special-team coach, replacing Doug Colman.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Retired quarterback Jon Kitna was hired to join the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff as their quarterbacks coach Tuesday, Jan. 22. Kitna was preparing to serve as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football prior to accepting the Cowboys' offer.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has impressed Denver Broncos general manager John Elway. The "worst kept secret" during the Senior Bowl was Elway's affinity for Lock, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla. Kiszla opined that Elway is "smitten" with the prospect.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) The Denver Broncos could use their first-round pick (10th overall) to select either Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, or Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, according to 9News' Mike Klis, who believes the team would then use quarterback Case Keenum as a bridge for at least a chunk of 2019.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Former Miami Dolphins assistant offensive line coach Chris Kuper was hired by the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Jan. 22, to coach in the same position.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan accepted the same position with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) Detroit Lions running backs coach David Walker announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, that he will step away from coaching.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego was hired as the special teams coordinator for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Jan. 22. He served in the same role with the Lions from 2013 to 2014.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Assistant coaches Jason Simmons and Ryan Downard were promoted to defensive backs coach and assistant defensive backs coach, respectively. Additionally, running backs coach Ben Sirmans was officially retained.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Vanderbilt's Shawn Mennenga has been hired as the Green Bay Packers' new special teams coach, a source said Thursday, Jan. 31.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Colorado State wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted was officially hired by the Green Bay Packers for the same position Wednesday, Jan. 30.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Baltimore Ravens regional and national scout Milt Hendrickson was hired as the director of football operations by the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Atlanta Falcons quality control/assistant offensive line coach Justin Outten was named the new tight ends coach for the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Jan. 21, replacing Brian Angelichio.

TM Houston Texans (HOU) Former New York Jets senior director of football operations Clay Hampton was hired by the Houston Texans Tuesday, Jan. 29, as director of football operations.

TM Houston Texans (HOU) Retired Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing on Tuesday, Jan. 29, was hired as a member of the team's strength and conditioning staff and also will assist the defensive coaching staff.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Former Arizona Cardinals tight ends coach Jason Michael and former Denver Broncos offensive line-tackles coach Chris Strausser were hired by the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, Jan. 29, as tight ends coach and offensive line coach, respectively.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Kansas City Chiefs (KC) Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was fired Tuesday, Jan. 22.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) The Miami Dolphins are high on Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) and Justin Herbert (Oregon), according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, who believes the team will not splurge in free agency or select a quarterback in the early rounds this year while angling for a high pick in the 2020 draft.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Former Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Danny Crossman, former Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach George Godsey and former New York Jets wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell are expected to be hired by the Miami Dolphins, according to a source. Crossman and Dorrell will serve in the same capacity, while Godsey will serve as tight ends coach.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Former Buffalo Bills national scout Marvin Z. Allen officially joined the Miami Dolphins Tuesday, Jan. 29, as assistant general manager. The Dolphins also announced the following promotions: Ron Brockington to senior national scout, J.P. Correia to player personnel scout, Adam Engroff and Anthony Hunt to co-directors of player personnel, Brandon Shore to vice president of football administration and Matt Winston to assistant director of college scouting. They will all report to general manager Chris Grier.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) New York Giants outside linebackers coach Robbie Leonard and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Marion Hobby have reportedly agreed to join prospective new head coach Brian Flores' coaching staff with the Miami Dolphins

*** Thursday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, and Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew are all scheduled to meet with the Miami Dolphins during the Senior Bowl this week.

TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has been granted permission to speak with other teams, according to sources. He's expected to join the New York Jets as offensive coordinator.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) Since Week 11, the New England Patriots are averaging 5.4 yards per rush on 116 carries out of 21-personnel - easily better than the league average of 4.7 yards, according to Sharp Football Stats.

*** Friday Update *** TM New Orleans Saints (NO) Former Miami Dolphins special teams coach and assistant head coach Darren Rizzi has agreed to join the New Orleans Saints as their special-teams coordinator, a source reported Friday, Feb. 1.

*** Saturday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he would love it if the New York Giants selected him in the 2019 NFL Draft because he was a fan of the team growing up.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Former Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was hired by the New York Jets Wednesday, Jan. 23, as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Loggains reunites with head coach Adam Gase.

TM Philadelphia Eagles (PHI) Former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke is expected to join the Philadelphia Eagles as an aide to defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

*** Monday Update *** TM San Francisco 49ers (SF) The San Francisco 49ers are hiring Shane Day as their quarterbacks coach, replacing current Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB) Free-agent Kareem Hunt could be of interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hunt's ongoing investigation by the NFL will be finished soon, according to commissioner Roger Goodell. Hunt is able to sign with a team, but he would not be able to play as long as he's on the commissioner's exempt list.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) Former Buffalo Bills assistant head coach Rob Ryan was hired by Washington Wednesday, Jan. 30, as their inside linebackers coach.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) Washington hired Brian Angelichio as their tight ends coach on Friday, Jan. 25. Angelichio replaces Wesley Phillips.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, and North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley have met with Washington at the Senior Bowl this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Washington Redskins (WAS) Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray is leaving to coach cornerbacks at the University of Florida, it was reported Tuesday, Jan. 22.