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Eli Rogers (knee), who underwent surgery Jan. 17 to repair the ACL and meniscus in his right knee, remains on crutches but is expected to recover within 4-to-6 months, Dave Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Ben Ijalana will become a free agent after the Jets declined to exercise his team option for the 2018 season, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Julius Peppers (shoulder) is "leaning toward" playing in 2018 but isn't thought to have interest in signing with a team other than Carolina, Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Junior Galette said last week in a radio appearance with 106.7 The Fan Washington that he doesn't expect the Redskins to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent at the start of the new league year, Scott Allen of The Washington Post reports."I haven't spoken to [the Washington front office] personally," Galette said. "But speaking to my agent, Drew Rosenhaus…he just basically said they're pretty much gonna let me test free agency, because I'm pretty sure that if it was the other way around, I think they would have offered me a deal and nothing has been offered. There's nothing else left for me to believe but they want me to test free agency."

Jeff Driskel underwent surgery to repair the broken left arm he suffered in late December and isn't expected to miss time when the Bengals begin their offseason workout program in April, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Cowboys will use their franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence before the 3 p.m. EST deadline on March 6, but plan to continue negotiating with the defensive end through mid-July on a long-term contract, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that Andrew Luck (shoulder) has yet to begin a throwing program, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn said after the team's Week 17 win over the Packers that Eric Ebron would be retained in 2018, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Jets view Bilal Powell as a "complementary" running back, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Brian Cushing has been informed that he will be released by the Texans prior to the start of the new league year March 14, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Derrick Johnson, who will become an unrestricted free agent March 14, said Wednesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he would like to play "a couple more years."

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that Ryan Shazier, who underwent spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 14, has been working out at the team's facility on a daily basis, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "He does some physical workouts in the morning and he either sits in with the coaches or he sits in with [the front office]. He's learning some personnel stuff, just to keep him involved with us, then he goes and does his rehab at a rehab facility."

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that the team prefers to ink Le'Veon Bell to a long-term contract extension this offseason rather than applying the franchise tag on the running back, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "We never will discount the use of the tag because that's collectively bargained," Colbert said Thursday. "But again, our goal is to have something done on a long-term basis.

There hasn't been any indication that Derek Rivers (knee) has experienced any snags in his recovery from August surgery to repair a torn ACL, putting him on track to enter the 2018 season at full strength, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Jason Spriggs (kneecap) may not be available for the start of training camp in the summer, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

David Amerson (foot) agreed to a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Joshua Garnett indicated in November that he has fully recovered from the knee procedure he required in August, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Mark Barron recently underwent shoulder surgery, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Kayvon Webster had shoulder surgery recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ishaq Williams (undisclosed) was released by the Giants after failing a physical, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.