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Caushaud Lyons signed a contract with the Broncos on Friday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Sidney Jones (undisclosed) is sidelined through minicamp due to a setback, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Eric Berry (Achilles) has returned to full participation in practice, The Athletic reports.

Jason Verrett (knee) was a full participant during the Chargers' minicamp Wednesday, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Drew Davison of the Dallas Star-Telegram reports.

John Simon has moved to a 4-3 defensive end role in minicamp and hasn't received any starting reps, 1070 am Indianapolis reports.

Donald Stephenson was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Nyheim Hines was used in the backfield, in the slot, and out wide in minicamp, which likely indicates that he'll be a significant part of offense coordinator Nick Sirianni's no-huddle, up-tempo offense, the Indianapolis Star reports. "He's just hard to understand defensively, in my mind, how you're going to play him," Sirianni said.

David Irving was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Deon Cain has drawn praise from the coaching staff during this week's minicamp and has put himself in the competition for playing time at wide receiver, the Indianapolis Star reports. "I've seen playmaking ability, I've seen really good body control," said head coach Frank Reich. "Good speed. Good route runner. With a lot of young guys, you just need to fight for the consistency to do it every play."

Erik Swoope suffered a knee injury at the start of OTAs, Mike Chappell of FOX 59 in Indianapolis reports.

Joe Cardona signed a four-year contract extension with the Patriots on Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Chester Rogers missed this week's minicamp with a minor undisclosed injury, Fox 59 Indianapolis reports.

Melvin Gordon said he is working to diversify his route running, ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams reports.

Chris Moore looked good during offseason practices, but he'll likely enter training camp behind Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead on the depth chart, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

Chris Carson has added 10 pounds of muscle since last season, drawing praise from coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider for his improved physique, ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports.

Kendrick Bourne was one of the 49ers' most consistent pass catchers throughout the offseason program, ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner reports.

With Hunter Henry (knee) out for the season, Virgil Green has an opportunity to earn a significant role in the passing game, Jack Wang of The Orange County Register reports.

TJ Jones (shoulder) has been held out of team drills this spring for precautionary reasons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Elijah McGuire may serve as the Jets' third-down back this season, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.