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Panthers | Terrace Marshall on roster bubble (Sun May 19, 11:48 AM)     [jump to this story]

Cowboys | Deuce Vaughn to see increased role? (Sun May 19, 10:43 AM)     [jump to this story]

Texans | Tank Dell progressing well (Sun May 19, 09:50 AM)     [jump to this story]

  Patriots | Drake Maye opens OTAs as QB3    Mon May 20, 02:14 PM

New England Patriots QB Drake Maye worked as the third quarterback on the depth chart to begin OTAs, according to sources Monday, May 20.

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  Eagles | Cooper DeJean signed    Mon May 20, 02:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DB Cooper DeJean, the team's second-round draft choice, signed his rookie contract, the team announced Monday, May 20. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Chiefs | Rashee Rice present at OTAs    Mon May 20, 12:44 PM

Kansas City Chiefs WR Rashee Rice is present at OTAs and will participate in all activities despite legal issues stemming from the offseason, according to sources Monday, May 20.

Footballguys view: Rice had been limited to virtual meetings with the team during the early stages of their offseason program. He faces eight felony charges for his role in a March car crash in Dallas. Police in that city said that Rice is also under investigation for an alleged assault earlier this month. During the draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that the league would let the legal process play out before discussing possible discipline of Rice. The uncertainty has diminished Rice's value. Rookie Xavier Worthy and Marquise Brown have moved ahead of the second-year man in our rankings and in Average Draft Position. 

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  Jaguars | Trevor Lawrence present amid contract talks    Mon May 20, 12:40 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is present at voluntary offseason workouts while a potential contract extension is being negotiated, according to sources Monday, May 20.

Footballguys view: Lawrence is now eligible to sign a contract extension after having accrued three full NFL seasons. The former No. 1 overall pick from the 2021 draft threw for more than 4,000 yards for the second straight season in 2023 but suffered multiple injuries last year, including a knee injury, a high ankle sprain, a concussion, and a sprained right shoulder. We'll continue to monitor the contract situation, but given his talent and potential upside, Lawrence is a strong QB2 candidate for fantasy managers. He's currently our QB14. 

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  Dolphins | Tua Tagovailoa in the house    Mon May 20, 09:14 AM

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa reported to organized team activities Monday, May 20.

Footballguys view: OTAs are voluntary, but Tagovailoa, who had been absent up to this point, had indicated he would report despite his desire for a contract extension. The QB is heading into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. He's guaranteed a base salary of $23.17 million this season. Until the Dolphins and Tagovailoa agree to a long-term deal (the going rate is roughly $50 million per year, there will be questions about his future in Miami. And, as suggested, there will also be continued speculation on how much voluntary work he's willing to do. Contract aside, Tua's fantasy value remains solid. He's at the top of the QB2 list on our rankings.

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  Packers | Jordan Love nearly flawless down the stretch    Sun May 19, 10:53 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Jordan Love threw 18 touchdowns compared to one interception over the final eight games of the regular season.

Footballguys view: This time last year, Love was beginning his first offseason as Green Bay's starting quarterback. He was feeling his way forward with a young, unproven receiving corps. If you believe that late-season run was a sign things started clicking for Love and the Packers offense, you're not alone. Expecting the signal caller to pick up where he left off seems like a bare minimum. Love is currently QB10 on the Footballguys 2024 Draft Rankings. 

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  Raiders | Michael Mayer fully healed    Sun May 19, 09:15 PM

Las Vegas Raiders TE Michael Mayer (toe) said he is completely recovered from the toe injury that sidelined him for the final three games of last season.

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  49ers | Dre Greenlaw to start season on PUP?    Sun May 19, 04:55 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) could start the 2024 season on the physically unable to perform list, general manager John Lynch said on Saturday, May 18.

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  Raiders | TE Mayer has made 'complete' recovery    Sun May 19, 04:00 PM

Vincent Bonsignore, from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, reports Las Vegas Raiders TE Michael Mayer has made a complete recovery from the toe injury that sidelined him for the final three games of 2023.

Footballguys view: Mayer is a complete tight end, and he flashed as a rookie in 2023. This year, Mayer's targets and snaps will get cut into by 2024 first-round pick Brock Bowers. We'll see how these snaps get divided in training camp, but we imagine Bowers will be the lead at the position - and he's got the skill to be a pass-catching weapon from day one. That means Mayer is best left on the waiver wire in most all fantasy leagues.

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  Cardinals | Elijah Jones contract details    Sun May 19, 03:19 PM

Arizona Cardinals CB Elijah Jones, the team's third-round selection, signed his four-year rookie contract. The deal is worth $5.69 million and includes a $954,920 signing bonus.

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  NFL | David Johnson retires    Sun May 19, 02:03 PM

Free-agent RB David Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, May 19.

Footballguys view: A third-round pick out of Northern Iowa in 2015 (Cardinals), Johnson was one of the best in the league when he was at his peak earlier in his career. That happened back in 2016, and Johnson never captured those numbers again (over 1,000 yards rushing, and over 850 yards receiving). Johnson was out of football in 2023, and he only briefly played with the Saints in 2022.

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  Panthers | Terrace Marshall on roster bubble    Sun May 19, 11:48 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Terrace Marshall Jr. appears to be in jeopardy of not making the team's roster after struggling to adjust to the pro level, according to Joseph Person of The Athletic. He had requested a trade last year due to limited playing time but there appeared to be little interest in his services from other teams.

Footballguys view: There is no doubt about this. Marshall has always had physical talent, but the former second-round pick (2021) has never played up to his potential. When the Panthers selected Xavier Legette in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft, guys like Marshall got pushed down the depth chart. A fresh start for Marshall might be best.

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  Cowboys | Deuce Vaughn to see increased role?    Sun May 19, 10:43 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Deuce Vaughn could see more offensive snaps out of the slot in the 2024 season, in order to take advantage of his speed, agility and ability to change directions, in the opinion of CowboysWire's Reid Hanson.

Footballguys view: We've heard this report before, so let's see if things come to fruition when the Cowboys get to training camp, the preseason, and (of course) the regular season. Vaughn barely saw the field as a rookie in 2023, but the second-year back has a different skill set than others in the Dallas backfield. Ezekiel Elliott is there to make Jerry Jones happy (and plunge up the middle of the line) with Rico Dowdle being a solid backup. Vaughn is a perfect change-of-pace from those two, but right now his fantasy ceiling seems to be limited.

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  Saints | Taliese Fuaga practicing at left tackle    Sun May 19, 09:50 AM

New Orleans Saints OT Taliese Fuaga worked out at left tackle during the team's rookie minicamp and will continue working at the position for now, according to head coach Dennis Allen. However, he could shift back to right tackle, his primary position in college, if OT Ryan Ramczyk (knee) is unable to suit up or forced to retire.

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  Colts | Josh Downs not the same after injury    Sun May 19, 09:50 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Josh Downs had at least four receptions and at least six targets in six of his first eight games, but after suffering a knee injury in Week 9, he had three or fewer receptions in six of his final eight games and had three targets or less five times in that span.

Footballguys view: Downs can be a playmaker when he's healthy. The Colts added Adonai Mitchell in the second round of the 2024 NFL draft, so Downs could see a split amongst targets that don't go to Michael Pittman. We like Downs as a WR5 with upside in fantasy leagues.

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  Texans | Tank Dell progressing well    Sun May 19, 09:50 AM

Houston Texans WR Tank Dell (leg) is going through a speedy recovery from the gunshot wound that went through his leg, according to sources Saturday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Do yourself a favor and find the videos of Dell sprinting down the field in recent videos posted to social networking sites. Dell looks awesome! Now, that's running in a straight line in May, but we have a strong feeling Dell will be able to showcase his talent in practice this offseason. The Texans may limit him in OTAs and minicamp, but Dell should be good to go for training camp (at the latest). We love Dell as a WR2/flex option who could easily be a regular starter for your fantasy team.

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  Falcons | Bralen Trice contract details    Sat May 18, 07:41 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons LB Bralen Trice signed a four-year deal worth $5.9 million, including a $1.1 million signing bonus.

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  NFL | Dalvin Cook taking calls    Sat May 18, 02:55 PM

Free-agent RB Dalvin Cook (Ravens) has been 'taking calls' from teams, although he didn't say which ones specifically, he said on Saturday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Cook is not the same player he used to be, but he could provide veteran depth for some team in need. Last year, Cook played for the Jets but was released after the season. The Ravens ended up signing him to the practice squad early in 2024, and he was active for the team's Divisional Round win over the Texans (eight carries, 23 yards). Cook is a seasoned veteran who will be ready when he gets the call, but that might not come until training camp and the preseason in August.

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  Rams | QB Stafford Looking for New Deal    Sat May 18, 02:38 PM

Mike Florio, from, reports Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford is looking for a new contract.

Footballguys view: With OTAs set to begin on Monday, many wonder whether Stafford will be there. He's been at voluntary workouts, but this contract issue has been reported before. Stafford is seeking an adjustment to his contract that would provide him with more guaranteed money beyond 2024, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. We'll see if this 'lingering offseason issue' comes to a close with more guaranteed money for Stafford or not.

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  Titans | 3 Titans on the chopping block?    Sat May 18, 12:07 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Kyle Philips, CB Caleb Farley and QB Malik Willis are cut candidates this offseason, in the opinion of Bryce Lazenby of Titans Wire.

Footballguys view: The Titans added Mason Rudolph, and he should win the primary backup job behind starter Will Levis. That means Malik Willis could be on the outside looking in. He's got a cannon for an arm, and Willis can be a threat as a runner. At best, he's a Tyler Huntley-like quarterback...but he's nowhere near Huntley at this time. We'll see if Willis can show strides this offseason so the team decides to keep him around as a no.3 - perhaps even gadget - quarterback.

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  Dolphins | Salvon Ahmed in danger of not making roster    Sat May 18, 11:04 AM

Miami Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed appears to be 'at serious risk' of being cut during the preseason, after the team drafted RB Jaylen Wright, in the opinion of Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins have a jam-packed running back room. Wright brings more speed to the fastest backfield in the NFL. The rookie is not quite Alvin Kamara, but the former Tennessee back can be dangerous as a runner and receiver in space. With Raheem Mostert and De'Von Achane at the top of the depth chart, the Dolphins have three backs who can take it to the house at any given time. Ahmed will compete with guys like Jeff Wilson and Chris Brooks to see if he can make the team.

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  Patriots | Antonio Gibson expected to be pass catcher    Sat May 18, 07:45 AM

New England Patriots RB Antonio Gibson probably will be used mostly as a pass catcher out of the backfield this upcoming season, in the opinion of PatriotsWire's Jordy McElroy.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Rhamondre Stevenson is there to soften up the defense as a battering ram between the tackles. He can be a pass-catcher out of the backfield as well, but Gibson (a former wide receiver in college) can line up all over the formation in addition to catching passes in the flat. We like Stevenson as a low-end RB2/flex play, and Gibson is more of a RB3/deep flex option in PPR formats.

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  Chiefs | La'Mical Perine gets the ax    Sat May 18, 07:45 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB La'Mical Perine was released on Friday, May 17.

Footballguys view: There just wasn't much room for Perine on the depth chart - even before minicmap and OTAs. The Chiefs have Isiah Pacheco as the lead back, and guys like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Keontay Ingram (who will still hold out hope for in deep dynasty formats) will compete for reserve touches. Super sleeper Deneric Prince is there to possibly turn heads as well. The Chiefs are a dynasty, and they've got no shortage of talented backs.

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  49ers | Dre Greenlaw out of boot    Fri May 17, 09:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers LB Dre Greenlaw (Achilles) said he is no longer wearing a walking boot as he continues to recover from a torn Achilles.

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  Vikings | Two DBs may be on bubble    Fri May 17, 08:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Andrew Booth Jr. and S Lewis Cine are candidates to be released before the start of the 2024 season, in the opinion of The Pioneer Press' Charley Walters.

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  Colts | No timetable for Braden Smith    Fri May 17, 07:06 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts OT Braden Smith (knee) said he is taking things day-by-day in terms of his recovery from offseason surgery and has not said when he expects to return to the practice field.

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  Seahawks | Mike Jerrell under contract    Fri May 17, 06:40 PM

Seattle Seahawks sixth-round draft choice OT Mike Jerrell signed a four-year contract with the Seahawks Friday, May 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Justin Simmons not expected back    Fri May 17, 05:07 PM

Free-agent S Justin Simmons (Broncos) appears unlikely to re-sign with the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Parker Gabriel.

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  Chiefs | Kansas City staging two-man competition at LT    Fri May 17, 04:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs OT Wanya Morris and second-round draft choice OT Kingsley Suamataia (Brigham Young) are expected to battle in training camp for the starting left tackle job.

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  Falcons | Atlanta inks Bralen Trice to rookie deal    Fri May 17, 04:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons third-round draft choice LB Bralen Trice (Washington) signed a four-year contract on Friday, May 17. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Seahawks | Seattle checks out Jett Johnson    Fri May 17, 03:56 PM

Undrafted free-agent LB Jett Johnson worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, May 17.

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  Texans | Calen Bullock financials    Fri May 17, 03:28 PM

Houston Texans third-round draft choice S Calen Bullock (USC) signed a four-year contract worth a reported $5.856 million - including a $1.079 million signing bonus - on Friday, May 17.

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  Dolphins | Tua Tagovailoa not practicing much this spring    Fri May 17, 01:47 PM

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa has been absent for most of the team's voluntary offseason work since the Dolphins reported back on April 15, according to sources.

Footballguys view: These are just voluntary workouts, so not a big deal. The Dolphins have figured out how to best work with Tagavailoa and his training regimen. Fantasy GMs can expect QB1 production in 2024.

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  Texans | Houston gives Kody Russey a closer look    Fri May 17, 01:11 PM

Undrafted free-agent OL Kody Russey worked out for the Houston Texans recently, according to a source.

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  Seahawks | Seattle signs Christian Haynes    Fri May 17, 12:56 PM

Seattle Seahawks OG Christian Haynes signed his four-year rookie contract Friday, May 17.

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  Falcons | Atlanta woking out WRs    Fri May 17, 11:50 AM

Free-agents WR Odieu Hilaire (Bowling Green) and WR Daylen Baldwin (Vikings) will work out for the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, May 21.

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  Steelers | Najee Harris leans out    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris has been 'obsessively clean' with his diet in the offseason and has dropped around 7 pounds, according to his trainer Josh Scott. 'One of the main things he's done, personally, was make some big changes to his eating habits,' Scott said. 'A lot of fish, a lot of vegetables, no processed foods has been the dietary goal.'

Footballguys view: This is the time of year when we regularly hear about players changing their bodies. Sometimes, it works out great and production is high. Other times, players don't play well with their new look. We'll see how this shakes out for Harris in 2024, but we imagine the Steelers are gonna run the heck out of the ball. Harris is an RB2/flex option for Fantasy GMs out there.

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  Cowboys | Jake Ferguson focused on consistency    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jake Ferguson said he wants to prove that his improvement last season wasn't a fluke. 'In this league you can't be complacent,' Ferguson said. 'You've got to just keep going. You've got to keep getting better and that's what I aim to do.'

Footballguys view: Ferguson is consistent in his effort and production. That's why he's a low-end TE1 option in 2024. He did have a surge in production from Week 13 on last year, and perhaps he can carry some of that momentum over to this season.

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  Cowboys | OC not worried about CeeDee Lamb's absence    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb has not been participating in voluntary workouts this offseason because of his contract situation, but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said he is not worried because he believes Lamb will be ready to play when he returns.

Footballguys view: Lamb is one of the best in the game. He's going to be ready as soon as the work in mandatory, and Fantasy GMs should expect top-5 production in 2024.

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  Vikings | T.J. Hockenson does not have timetable    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) said he does not have a timetable for his return but has been making good progress in his recovery.

Footballguys view: We'll keep getting updates on Hockenson as the summer months get here. With a torn ACL and MCL in Week 16 last year, there's a good chance Hockenson will be on the PUP list to begin the 2024 regular season. The Vikings just signed Robert Tonyan to go with guys like Josh Oliver and Johnny Mundt.

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  Chargers | LAC remains high on Quentin Johnston    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Quentin Johnston is a 'great worker' and a player that the team believes is 'going to launch' in 2024, according to general manager Joe Hortiz on The Up & Adams podcast on Wednesday, May 15.'Quentin was a player we liked in Baltimore as well last year - a player that I liked. When you look at him, when he was coming out of college, he was an elite size/speed athlete. And you saw some rawness to his game, but you also saw the ability, for as big as he is, (6-foot-3), I think, and 220 pounds, you watch him drop his weight, getting in and out of breaks, come to balance at the top of the route, get out quickly. He can do some rare things for a player his size. (Coach) Jim (Harbaugh) was on the other sideline in one of his better games (in college), and so we've all seen it. We believe in it. He's a great kid, he's a great worker. Everyone here has a high opinion of him. I believe he's really going to launch. I really do. His skill set is great. We're (going to) work with him, make him better and better,' Hortiz told Adams.

Footballguys view: Johnston has a ton of speed, and he's dangerous after the catch. However, we haven't quite seen his full potential in the pros. The Chargers moved on from both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams this offseason, so there's going to be more pressure on Johnston to perform.

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  Patriots | Tyquan Thornton adding bulk    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

New England Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton, who looks 'noticeably bigger' according to Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald, is attempting to add muscle this offseason and hopes to play at least five pounds heavier than his listed weight of 185 pounds during the 2024 season.

Footballguys view: Thornton can absolutely fly down the field, but his build was always slender. With more weight to his frame perhaps he can stand up to the NFL punishment and maximize yards after the catch/contact. The Patriots' passing game is not full of fantasy potential, so Thornton is just a player who will be on the waiver wire in most leagues.

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  Vikings | Robert Tonyan taking his talents to Minnesota    Fri May 17, 10:07 AM

Free-agent TE Robert Tonyan (Bears) signed an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, May 16. LB Donovan Manuel was waived to make room for him on the roster.

Footballguys view: With TJ Hockenson (ACL, MCL) coming back from a late-season knee injury, the Vikings needed more depth in the tight end room. Hockenson will compete with guys like Josh Oliver and Johnny Mundt while Hockenson continues on his road to recovery.

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  Lions | Jared Goff gets NFL record signing bonus    Fri May 17, 12:26 AM

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff officially signed his four-year extension on Thursday, May 16, which included an NFL record $73 million signing bonus, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Texans | Kody Russey works out for Houston    Thu May 16, 10:40 PM

Free-agent C Kody Russey (Patriots) worked out for the Houston Texans Thursday, May 16, according to a league source.

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  Texans | Dylan Horton hopes to continue playing    Thu May 16, 07:23 PM

Houston Texans DE Dylan Horton (illness) has completed his treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma and hopes to continue his playing career.

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  Titans | Colton Dowell a PUP candidate    Thu May 16, 06:43 PM

Tennessee Titans WR Colton Dowell (knee) is a candidate to start the 2024 regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, in the opinion of's Jim Wyatt.

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  Bears | Austin Booker signs rookie deal    Thu May 16, 05:57 PM

Chicago Bears fifth-round draft choice DE Austin Booker signed a four-year contract with the Bears Thursday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Steelers | Cameron Heyward not close to retirement    Thu May 16, 05:27 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron Heyward plans to play several more seasons and has recovered from his core muscle injury, a source told's Jeremy Fowler.

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  Falcons | Daylen Baldwin to work out    Thu May 16, 05:27 PM

Free-agent WR Daylen Baldwin (Vikings) is scheduled to work out for the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, May 21, according to a source.

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