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Quarterback

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning signed a "renegotiated" contract, but sources with knowledge of the deal said the new terms don't change his compensation. The contract, according to the source, adds an insurance clause, which reflects that the team has purchased an insurance policy in the event Manning suffers a serious injury. The insurance would both compensate the Broncos and provide a cap credit in the event Manning can't play. Manning will earn $40 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, in $20 million chunks for 2013 and 2014, respectively. The Broncos can avoid the $20 million payment in 2014 only if Manning suffers injury to the same area of his neck that kept him from playing in 2011.

QB | Jim Miller | Retired | Transaction
The Chicago Bears hired former QB Jim Miller to a communications position.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will ask QB Philip Rivers to play a huge role in reducing the learning curve for the rest of the bodies on offense this year. "We're going to throw as much of the offense as Philip can handle," McCoy said. "When he tells us to slow down, we'll slow down." Rivers said the practices with new head coach McCoy have been designed for more intermediate passes than in recent years.

QB | Brian Hoyer | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns signed free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Cardinals) to an undisclosed two-year deal Thursday, May 16.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith verbally blasted New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez Thursday, May 16. "He sucks," Smith reportedly said. "I wouldn't let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich."

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the team likely will continue to use QB Brandon Weeden with the first-team offense and QB Jason Campbell with the second-team offense during organized team activities but it is too early to name a starting quarterback.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has downplayed the fact that owner Jerry Jones said QB Tony Romo will have a significantly larger role in the offense this season. "It's really been similar to every quarterback situation that I've been involved in with every team that I've been involved in," Garrett. "In every place in this organization and in others, you're trying to get that kind of rapport between your starting quarterback and the coaching staff, and we've had it, and we'll continue to have that."


Running Back

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed for 178 yards and one touchdown in the first eight games of the 2012 season but rushed for 424 yards and four touchdowns in the second half of the season.

RB | Spencer Ware | Seattle Seahawks | Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks signed RB Spencer Ware, their sixth-round draft pick, to a multi-year deal Thursday, May 16.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Andre Brown could be poised to start in 2013. "This is my year," Brown said. "I have to go out there and I have to produce. I feel like this is a very important season and I have to go out there and show the world what Andre Brown is made of."

RB | Brandon Jackson | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns re-signed RB Brandon Jackson Thursday, May 16, to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Detroit Lions could give RB Reggie Bush a limited role as a punt returner this season.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight said he is not going to give up his roster spot because the team brought in competition. "I don't care who they bring in, they're going (to have to) kill me to take my spot. You understand that now?" McKnight said in the locker room Thursday. "Just because they bring Goodson and Ivory in they already think I'm gone. They just bringing people in for competition, they ain't bringing nobody in to say, 'Joe is done.'"

RB | Chris Thompson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee) is expected to receive medical clearance before the start of training camp. He has been running and cutting but does not expect to be a full participant during organized team activities and minicamp.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury
The Washington Redskins are hoping RB Roy Helu (toe) will be a full participant once organized team activities start next week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Helu recently had a setback in his recovery from offseason toe surgery.

RB | Denard Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson, who was drafted as a running back, ran some plays at quarterback during organized team activities Wednesday, May 15. Head coach Gus Bradley declined to say which kind of plays Robinson was running, though.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Donte' Stallworth (undisclosed) has been cleared of his injuries from a hot air balloon accident, and there should be a market for him.

WR | Titus Young | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams) may not come within 100 feet of the mother of his 9-month-old child when he is released from jail. She was granted a temporary restraining order after complaining that Young threatened and harassed her.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said WR Josh Gordon is working on route-running. Coach said he's pleased with Gordon's progress.

WR | Donnie Avery | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (ankle) injured his ankle during organized team activities Tuesday, May 14, and has been limited the last few days.

WR | Jonathan Baldwin | Kansas City Chiefs | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin appears to be the favorite for the No. 2 wide receiver job at this point but has not emerged as the dominant offseason player like he was last offseason. WRs Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster and Terrance Copper are also expected to be candidates for the job.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith verbally blasted New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez Thursday, May 16. "He sucks," Smith reportedly said. "I wouldn't let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich."

WR | Chad Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) because he violated several terms of his probation, according to the Broward Sherriff's Office. He failed to meet with probation specialists and failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the "Batterers Intervention Program."

WR | Randy Moss | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent WR Randy Moss (49ers) is still undecided if he will play football this season. There was reportedly interest in Moss a few months ago, although nothing has transpired since. Moss had only 434 yards last season.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip), PK Robbie Gould (calf) and WR Marcus Rucker (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 15.

WR | Joe Webb | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be given an opportunity to earn a starting wide receiver spot across from WR Greg Jennings this year, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. WR Joe Webb will be insurance in case Patterson doesn't pan out.

WR | Cordarrelle Patterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be given an opportunity to earn a starting wide receiver spot across from WR Greg Jennings this year, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. WR Joe Webb will be insurance in case Patterson doesn't pan out.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday, May 20. He underwent X-rays on his forearm Wednesday, May 15, and had his forearm examined. Doctors will see if the infection is still in Gronkowski's forearm. The team expects Gronkowski to be ready for training camp.


Place Kicker

PK | Robbie Gould | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (hip), PK Robbie Gould (calf) and WR Marcus Rucker (undisclosed) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 15.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Charles Brown | New Orleans Saints | Depth Chart Tidbit
New Orleans Saints OT Charles Brown is expected to receive the first opportunity to win the starting left tackle job but is expected to compete with OTs Jason Smith and Terron Armstead for the job.

OT | Doug Free | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free took a $3.5 million pay cut Thursday, May 16, and will stay with the team in 2013.

OT | Max Starks | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) is considering many teams, according to his agent. The Arizona Cardinals are in that mix.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (shoulder) said he is not sure if he will be a full participant during organized team activities but does think he will be able to do more than he did last offseason. Bernadeau said he wants to take things slow this offseason in order to be ready for the start of training camp.


Offensive Line

OL | Jason Pinkston | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns OG Jason Pinkston (lung) is participating in organized team activities Thursday, May 16. It is the first time practicing since he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung in October. He is working with the second-team offense.


Defensive Line

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Dallas Cowboys | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Hargrove agreed to terms on a one-year contract that is scheduled to pay him the veteran minimum $840,000 in 2013.

DL | Kyle Love | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed Kyle Love (Patriots) off waivers Thursday, May 16.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) would love a chance to play for the New York Giants, according to his father. The Giants would likely look to sign him to a veteran-minimum deal, and Freeney would seem to fit that former DL Osi Umenyiora occupied. However, the Giants have plenty of other options for the defensive line at this point.

DL | Henry Melton | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have had no progress with DT Henry Melton on a long term contract extension after Melton signed his franchise tender. "I'm not going to really think too much about it," Melton said. "It's a decision that comes from within and upstairs if they want to keep me long term. We're just kind of talking through some things. Everyone is getting set up and getting the drafted guys done. Hopefully we can sit down and get something done."

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley said he and DT Ndamukong Suh are the most dangerous defensive tackle tandem in the league heading into 2013. "Of course," Fairley said. "We're going to give guys trouble, man. It's like pick your poison this year with our defensive line. You cannot come in and double-team Ndamukong and you can't come in and double-team me."


Linebacker

LB | Jamie Collins | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots signed second-round pick LB Jamie Collins to a four-year deal.

LB | Quinton Coples | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples said he has responded to the coaches' criticism by giving more effort in the weight room.

LB | Thomas Keiser | San Diego Chargers | Transaction
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Thomas Keiser (Panthers) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 16.

LB | Trevardo Williams | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans signed LB Trevardo Williams Thursday, May 16. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | Aaron Curry | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants LB Aaron Curry thinks he can be an impact linebacker on the team's defense. "I really believe I have the ability to be an impact linebacker on this defense," Curry said. "I feel like I can affect each play that I'm in the game. I'm looking forward to just putting it all out there and emptying my tank every day at practice and taking it to the game just to have fun and win some football games."

LB | Jabaal Sheard | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit
Cleveland Browns LB Jabaal Sheard worked with the first-team defense at right outside linebacker during organized team activities Thursday, May 16. LB Barkevious Mingo worked at the position with the second-team defense.


Cornerback

CB | C.J. Bailey | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Tennessee Titans will work out undrafted free-agent CB C.J. Bailey (Southern Mississippi).

CB | Charles Woodson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos made free-agent CB Charles Woodson (Packers) an offer.

CB | Conroy Black | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released CB Conroy Black.

CB | Logan Ryan | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots signed CB Logan Ryan to a four-year contract Thursday, May 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.



 


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