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Washington signed wide receiver Brian Quick, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams, to a one-year contract. What It Means: Quick was selected by the Rams with the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 draft out of small-school Appalachian State, making him the earliest-selected player in school history. He's failed to live up to that billing through his first four years in the NFL, but he does own a stron ...

The Carolina Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year extension through 2018. What It Means: The Panthers would have saved $6.25 million by releasing Stewart this offseason, causing some to believe they would part ways with the nine-year veteran. Instead, he'll be back in Carolina for his age-30 campaign. Stewart averaged a career-low 3.8 yards per carry (minimum 100 attemp ...

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with quarterback Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, as the backup to Mike Glennon. What It Means: After failing to win the Denver Broncos starting quarterback job last season, Sanchez signed with Dallas, but made just 18 pass attempts as the backup to rookie Dak Prescott. He'll now settle in as Mike Glennon's replacement in Chicago. Among the ...

The Green Bay Packers signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois, formerly of the Washington Redskins, to a one-year, $3 million contract. What It Means: Jean-Francois hasn't missed a game since 2013 and he should prove to be a solid add for a Green Bay defensive front that trailed off after a hot start last season. Turning 31 in November, Jean-Francois recorded a career-high 32 tackles for ...

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Quinton Patton, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers. What It Means: Patton will reunite with wide receivers coach John Morton, who he spent the first two years of his career with in San Francisco. Over 14 games last season, Patton set career highs with 37 catches and 408 receiving yards. He'll likely compete to be the third or fourth receiver on the Jets ...

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (foot surgery) is expected to be "full strength" for the start of training camp, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. What It Means: Jones was previously considered questionable for the start of camp, but the Falcons are likely going to take an extremely conservative approach throughout the offseason to guarantee his status for Week 1. Don ...

Free agent defensive back Darrelle Revis signing with the New England Patriots is becoming "increasing likely," according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. What It Means: Per "numerous league sources," La Canfora reports Revis really doesn't have any other options. This comes four days after the Boston Globe said not to "discount" the possibility of Revis return ...

Chicago Bulls forward/center Joffrey Lauvergne started on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points (7-of-13 shooting), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 three-pointer in 28 minutes. What It Means: With Robin Lopez (suspension) and Cristiano Felicio (back) out of commission, the Bulls plugged the hole at center with a whole lot of Lauvergne. It's hard to recommend him after one big game in a blo ...

The Minnesota Vikings have interest in free agent wide receiver Rod Streater. What It Means: The Vikings haven't visited with Streater but are in the market for a speed receiver to replace Cordarrelle Patterson. The Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers are also in the mix. Streater earned 21.02 Reception Net Expected Points on 27 targets in 2016, ...

Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday. What It Means: Murray dealt with ankle issues in the second half of last season, but didn't miss any time. The Vikings were aware he needed surgery before signing him to a three-year deal. It sounds like this is a minor procedure. Murray will likely miss all of OTA's, but is expected to be ready for trai ...

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed tight end Mychal Rivera to a two-year, $6.75 million contract. What It Means: The second year of the deal is a team option. Jacksonville is a solid landing spot after moving on from free agent bust Julius Thomas. Rivera could open the season as the Jaguars' top receiving tight end, but is unlikely to have much of a fantasy impact. Rivera earned 18.32 Reception ...

The Green Bay Packers re-signed running back Christine Michael. What It Means: The Packers were the only team to show interest in Michael. He'll return for another year after getting claimed off waivers last November. Michael should have a better grasp of Green Bay's scheme with a full offseason to prepare. With 2016 starter Eddie Lacy gone, he'll be in the mix for a committee role ...

Free agent running back Christine Michael visited the Green Bay Packers. What It Means: It's his first known interest since the start of free agency. Michael played nine games (including playoffs) with the Packers last year after getting claimed off waivers. With Eddie Lacy gone, he could be brought back to compete for a committee role. Among the 42 running backs to top 100 carries in 2016, M ...

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams is expected to start in 2017. What It Means: He'll replace Lawrence Timmons, who left to sign with the Miami Dolphins. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Williams will have a good chance at 100 tackles. The Steelers ranked 19th in opponent-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points per play in 2016. Source: Rotoworld.com ...

The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive back Bradley McDougald, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to a one-year contract. What It Means: McDougald also visited with the Cleveland Browns, where he likely would have been a starter, but wound up signing with the Seahawks as the third safety on the roster behind Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Still just 26, McDougald showed some promise as a 16-gam ...

New Orleans Saints defensive back Sterling Moore was re-signed to a one-year contract. What It Means: Moore was picked up by the Saints just before Week 1 last season primarily to provide depth, but he wound up being a regular member of a depleted unit. If New Orleans' secondary can stay healthy in 2017, look for Moore to be the fourth corner on the roster. He joins a rather middling group of ...

The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Kiko Alonso to a four-year, $28.8 million contract that reportedly includes $18.5 million guaranteed. What It Means: It's not clear why the Dolphins made Alonso a priority signing this offseason, but kudos for achieving their goals. He continued to battle injuries last year, but did play in 15 games, compared to 11 total in the previous two seasons combine ...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson is undergoing back surgery, and will miss the entire offseason program. What It Means: Johnson will be ready for training camp, according to the Panthers' official website. Considering the 10-year veteran was just signed to a new two-year, $9.5 million contract only two weeks ago, the injury can't be too much of a concern. This is the first ...

Seattle Seahawks retired running back Marshawn Lynch's agent said he hasn't talked to his client yet about any potential comeback plans. What It Means: "Well in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada," the representative said. "I’m due to see him this week. ... He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mi ...

Indianapolis Colts newly signed wide receiver Kamar Aiken said during a Wednesday conference call, that general manager Chris Ballard told him he'll be given an opportunity to win the team's third receiver job. What It Means: Aiken will be competing with Phillip Dorsett for the job, but he hasn't done much of anything since Indianapolis' former regime selected him in the first ...

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to re-sign free agent running back DeAngelo Williams. What It Means: Williams has been fantastic as Le'Veon Bell insurance over the past two seasons, but Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that "ship has sailed." Turning 34 next month, Williams' days of fantasy relevance are likely over. The Steelers signed 25-year-old ...

New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg will make starts in 2017, expects ESPN New York. What It Means: Despite being unwilling to even give Hackenberg practice reps during his rookie campaign, reporter Rich Cimini believes the Jets want to see what they have in the former second-round pick. It's a noble idea, but there doesn't seem to be much hope for Hack, with an anonymous Jets ...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder to repair a "partially torn rotator cuff," and is questionable for the start of training camp. What It Means: Newton initially injured his shoulder in Week 14. The team believed rest would heal the injury, but Newton will go under the knife on March 30 to fix the injury. He will not throw for three mon ...

The New York Jets "are very intrigued" by University of North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, reports ESPN's Rich Cimini. What It Means: The Jets are sending a squadron to Trubisky's Pro Day on Tuesday, suggesting they may be looking to use their first-round pick -- 6th overall -- to identify the team's quarterback of the future. Gang Green signed Josh McCown on Mo ...

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (ACL) said he expects to be ready for training camp. What It Means: Allen cautioned that he won't "kill" himself by overdoing it during the offseason, but he shouldn't be too limited when training camp opens up. Expect the 24-year-old receiver (25 in April) to be 100 percent well before Week 1. Injuries have limited Allen to nine to ...

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