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QB | Tim Tebow | Free Agent | Free Agents
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick "hates" free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) as a player, according to a source. Another source was asked if Tebow had a chance to join the Patriots as a backup. "No chance. Plus they wouldn't like the circus that comes with it," the source said.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes indicated he believes QB Mark Sanchez should be the team's starting quarterback at this point. "Right now, it's Sanchez, and that's who we're going with, and we're going to continue on this road until time permits," Holmes said.

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he is doing great and his knee issue feels fine. "I'm doing great. Knee feels fine. It's about taking it slow. Each day is a better day," Griffin said.

Running Back

RB | Felix Jones | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots are meeting with free-agent RB Felix Jones (Cowboys) Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9. Jones is expected to work out for the team during the visit.

RB | Quentin Hines | New England Patriots | Injury, Transaction
New England Patriots RB Quentin Hines (undisclosed) was placed on Injured Reserve after he was not claimed off waivers.

RB | Jalen Parmele | Tennessee Titans | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans have signed free-agent RB Jalen Parmele (Jaguars). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit
Denver Broncos RBs Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, Mario Fannin and C.J. Anderson are expected to compete for the No. 4 running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee likely will compete for one roster spot during training camp because the team probably will not keep both. Moreno could have an edge for the No. 3 running back job because he is younger, less expensive and a better receiver than McGahee.

RB | Jamie Harper | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans have released RB Jamie Harper.


FB | Corey McIntyre | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent FB Corey McIntyre (Bills) was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. He allegedly was in his bathtub when he was arguing with a woman about information on his cell phone, according to the arrest affidavit. When the woman tried to throw his phone in the bath water, McIntyre told officers he attempted to get out of the tub and pulled the shower curtain, causing the rod to strike the woman. He chased after the woman and grabbed her shirt, ripping it as she was trying to leave, the affidavit states.

Wide Receiver

WR | Lavelle Hawkins | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots signed free-agent WR Lavelle Hawkins (Titans) to a two-year deal.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin made changes to his offseason workouts to try and prevent a recurrence of the hamstring injuries that have dogged him in recent years. "I'm definitely strengthening my hamstrings a lot more than I have been, just doing a different routine, a couple of extra exercises on our leg days," Austin said. "I'm just running hard and trying to compete at a high level. That way, it doesn't shock your muscles when you actually do it for real."

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Giants are visiting with free-agent WR Joshua Cribbs (Browns) Thursday, May 9.

WR | Brandon Lloyd | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Jets could express interest in free-agent WR Brandon Lloyd (Patriots) this offseason.

WR | Braylon Edwards | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets have expressed interest in free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Jets) and WR Ramses Barden (Giants).

WR | Ramses Barden | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets have expressed interest in free-agent WR Braylon Edwards (Jets) and WR Ramses Barden (Giants).

WR | Corey Fuller | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions signed WR Corey Fuller to a four-year, $2.28 million contract that includes a $123,100 signing bonus.

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson could compete for the No. 2 wide receiver job during offseason workouts and training camp. Dobson could also be a factor in the red zone because of his size and excellent body control.

Tight End

TE | Tyler Eifert | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he believes TE Tyler Eifert can be a difference-maker for the team if he becomes more of a blocker. Gruden said the team will see what kind of blocker Eifert is during their rookie minicamp and work with him from there.

TE | Jermaine Gresham | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden indicated the team could use two-tight end sets more often this season with TEs Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert. Gruden said the team will still be using three-receiver sets like they did last season.

TE | Michael Williams | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions TE Michael Williams contract is expected to pay $2.22 million and includes a $65,148 bonus.

Offensive Tackle

OT | Orlando Franklin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos OT Orlando Franklin (toe, shoulder, eyes) had three different operations during the offseason. He had surgery to implant contact lenses under his eyes because he was too nearsighted to have LASIK surgery. He said his toe and eyes are 100 percent, but his shoulder is about 85 percent.

OT | Max Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) said he has had conversations with several teams this offseason and expects to agree to a deal before offseason workouts begin. Starks said he does not expect to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

OT | Rashad Butler | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns signed OL Rashad Butler Thursday, May 8. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Lamar Holmes | Atlanta Falcons | Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons OT Lamar Holmes is believed to be the leading candidate for the starting right tackle job this season.

Offensive Line

OL | Ricky Wagner | Baltimore Ravens | Draft
Baltimore Ravens OG Ricky Wagner expects to have a versatile role with the team in 2013. "Right now, I can play left tackle, right tackle, both guard spots," said Wagner, who met with the Ravens at the Senior Bowl and during the NFL scouting combine. "I'm going to be preparing for that this upcoming month to get ready for the season. The minicamp went pretty good. It was a great experience. I didn't know what to expect coming in here, but I thought we all improved."

Defensive Line

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Da'Quan Bowers apologized for an off the field issue that resulted in his arrest, before charges were reduced. "There is no right way to make a mistake," he said. "I just apologize to the fans and the organization that I put in that (position). I apologize to my family. … That's not what I'm about. That's not the type of person that I am. I appreciate (general manager) Mark (Dominik) and the Glazers and Coach (Greg) Schiano for being with me through this whole situation."


LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) said he's participating in OTAs and ready to go after a toe injury last season. He said he has some soreness after practice, but he's 100 percent.

LB | Karlos Dansby | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Karlos Dansby is looking for more than a one-year deal. Dansby is visiting the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, May 8.

LB | LeRoy Hill | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB LeRoy Hill (Seahawks) won't face a felony charge for his January arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. It is still possible he face a misdemeanor charge.


CB | Logan Ryan | New England Patriots | Depth Chart Tidbit
New England Patriots CB Logan Ryan is expected to be the No. 4 cornerback in defensive subpackages this season.


S | John Boyett | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with sixth-round draft choice S John Boyett. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Free Safety

FS | Ronde Barber | Retired | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent FS Ronde Barber (Buccaneers) has decided to retire from professional football.


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