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John Lunsford signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday.

Impact

Lunsford signed a future contract with the Bucs in January but was let go once Tampa Bay agreed to a deal with veteran Nick Folk in March. Now in Seattle, the Liberty product will compete with Blair Walsh for what will likely be one roster spot.

Latavius Murray's ankle surgery was related to bone spurs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Less than a week removed from signing with the Vikings, Murray went under the knife Wednesday for an issue that became known during a mandated physical. He's expected to be healthy in time for training camp, but his absence from the offseason program could put him behind the eight ball as he attempts to build a rapport with quarterback Sam Bradford and the rest of the offense. Throughout three seasons with the Raiders, he averaged 4.2 YPC and gathered in 91 of 119 targets (76.5 percent). Typically, sure hands would indicate that he's poised for a three-down role, but Jerick McKinnon has experience within the system, while the Vikings are a candidate to select a running back in April's draft, two factors that may place a damper on Murray's expectations.

Ndamukong Suh (knee) remains on track to be ready for the Dolphins' offseason workouts in April, The Oregonian reports.

Impact

Suh was unable to attend this year's Pro Bowl after undergoing a cleanup knee procedure in January. Considering the 30-year-old will have had roughly two and a half months to recuperate by the time the Dolphins' offseason program starts up on April 17th, he should have ample time to be back at full strength given the minor nature of his surgery. Thus, his expected availability for the start of offseason workouts is certainly warranted.

Latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, the Vikings' official site reports.

Impact

Per the Vikings, the issue was revealed during Murray's physical prior to signing with the team last week. The extent nor the severity have been revealed, but he's expected to be ready by the start of training camp, thereby wiping away a large portion of the implementation of the offense due to his absence from the offseason program. Nonetheless, Murray isn't expected to be a true workhorse in the vein of the player he's slated to replace – Adrian Peterson – but the 27-year-old boasts steady receiving skills, reeling in 91 of 119 targets during three seasons with the Raiders. With the knowledge of Wednesday's surgery, expect the Vikings to tab another RB in next month's NFL Draft.

The Packers signed Christine Michael on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Impact

After the departure of Eddie Lacy (ankle), the Packers don't have a legitimate three-down option out of the backfield, but Christine Michael will nonetheless serve as a depth option to wide receiver-turned-running back Ty Montgomery (ribs). Of course, the front office may address the position during April's NFL Draft, which could relegate Michael to third on the depth chart. In any case, he's averaged 4.3 YPC and made eight end-zone visits during his four-year career, so he can produce when called upon.

Christine Michael visited the Packers on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Impact

For a 26-year-old, Michael is well-traveled, spending time with the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Packers. In 2016, he notched 469 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns with the Seahawks before he was waived in favor of C.J. Prosise (shoulder) and Thomas Rawls. Quickly snatched up by the Packers, Michael managed 47 carries for 172 yards and one TD across the rest of the way as a late-game alternative to Ty Montgomery. If Michael returns to Green Bay, he'll likely hold down a similar role with Eddie Lacy (ankle) officially out of the picture, depending on how the Packers proceed with the backfield as the offseason unfolds.

Daniel Davie (undisclosed) was waived with a non-football injury designation by the Dolphins on Wednesday.

Impact

It isn't clear what sort of offseason injury Davie endured nor how long he may be out of commission. However, the second-year Nebraska product, who didn't appear in a single game during his rookie season in 2016, could still find a new home in advance of the 2017 campaign if he can prove he's back to full strength.

Avery Young (undisclosed) signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, ESPN's James Walker reports.

Impact

After trading Branden Albert to the Jaguars last month, the Dolphins were in need of depth at offensive tackle behind Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Young, who was waived by the Saints in February, will provide just that.

The Jaguars and Mychal Rivera agreed to a contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Rivera visited some TE-needy teams this offseason (the Jets and Colts) but ultimately settled on the Jaguars, who currently roster six other players at the position. Helping his cause for playing time, though, is his stature as an H-back, from which he hauled in 146 of 230 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Raiders. Depending on how the Jaguars emerge from this year's draft, Rivera's primary competitor for work at the moment is long-time Jag, Marcedes Lewis (calf).

Although a felony charge against Adam Jones for an early-January incident in Cincinnati has been dropped, he still faces three misdemeanor charges, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Among the existing charges are misdemeanors for assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business. Due to his history of brushes with the law, the Bengals are likely bracing for a suspension once the justice system makes a decision. While the team has yet to comment on the matter, the NFL stated that a review "continues under the personal conduct policy, which states that a player may still be subject to potential discipline even if the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction," according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Josh Cribbs has officially announced his retirement, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Impact

Cribbs hasn't played since 2014 but didn't officially hang up the cleats until now. He finishes his career with an NFL-record eight kick-return touchdowns, three punt-return touchdowns, and 11,113 kick return yards, which is good for third all-time.

Mike Pennel signed a contract with the Jets on Wednesday.

Impact

Pennel was claimed by the Jets back in February but the team didn't tender him as a restricted free agent and let him hit the open market. The details of his deal are unclear, but he'll be with the team for at least next season. The four-year veteran had 24 tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble while playing in eight games for the Packers in 2016.

Kamar Aiken was told that there would be open competition for spots at wide receiver, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

T.Y Hilton and Donte Moncrief are locked in at the top, but with 2015 first-rounder Phillip Dorsett shaping up as a disappointment, the rest of the Indianapolis wideout depth chart should be up for grabs. Aiken had to settle for a one-year deal in the wake of a disappointing 2016 season, but he did catch 75 passes for 944 yards in 2015 while serving as Baltimore's No. 1 receiver for much of the year. The Andrew Luck-led Colts could give the 27-year-old a real shot to get his career back on track, as Moncrief's injury history and Dorsett's poor performance leave the team without reliable pass-catching options behind Hilton.

Jarvis Jenkins signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Jenkins played with Kansas City for the final seven games of the 2016 season, recording just five tackles. In what will be his first full season with the club, look for Jenkins to see a slightly increased role as a backup defensive lineman.

Tim Hightower is visiting with the Redskins on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

Impact

Hightower was with the Redskins in 2011 when he suffered a torn ACL that didn't heal properly and subsequently kept him out of the league from 2012 to 2014. After reviving his career in New Orleans the past two seasons, the 30-year-old would seem to be a good fit in Washington's inexperienced backfield, where he might even get a shot to compete for a leading role. While other teams may primarily view him as a passing-down back, the Redskins are already set in that department with Chris Thompson. However, they don't have a clear-cut lead back, meaning that Hightower could be part of a committee at the position. Hightower's last known visit was with the 49ers.

Sidney Jones (Achilles) is confident that he will be able to play in 2017, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports. "The doctor told me I should be right on schedule to play at the beginning of the season and I will definitely be playing this year," said Jones on Tuesday.

Impact

Jones had the misfortune of suffering a ruptured Achilles during a drill at Washington's recent Pro Day, which was ultimately repaired Tuesday. Pelissero does give some credence to Jones' confidence that he'll be able to play in his rookie season, however, citing Terrell Suggs, Cameron Wake, and Steve Smith as examples of players who have come back strong the year after suffering an Achilles injury. Still, NFL teams may have a difficult time justifying taking Jones in the top-15 range where he had been projected after the combine. In any case, Jones' fluid stock will be one of the more interesting story lines of the top rounds in the upcoming draft because his offseason participation will undoubtedly be affected, but there is still a chance he'll be available for the bulk of his rookie season. For context, it was close to a guarantee heading into the 2016 draft that Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith would miss at least the entirety of his rookie season , but Dallas still spent a high pick (34th overall) on him. With that, there's hope that Jones' stock won't take the spill that some had anticipated after he initially suffered the injury.

Koa Misi (neck) restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

Misi's contract was originally set to have a cap hit of $6.5 million but the restructured deal is undoubtedly less. The veteran linebacker played in just three games last season and has yet to be cleared to return to full activity. When healthy, he'll be one of the team's top reserve linebackers behind starters Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Neville Hewitt.

Bryan Stork announced Tuesday via his personal Twitter account that he would step away from professional football.

Impact

Stork, 26, declined to officially label his decision as a retirement, but for at least the time being, it sounds like he has no intention of playing after having suffered from multiple concussions during his career. The former fourth-round pick played two seasons with the Patriots before being released from the team last August. He started 17 of the 21 career games in which he played.

Mark Sanchez is slated to visit the Bears on Thursday, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Impact

With new starter Mike Glennon and Connor Shaw currently the only QBs the Bears have under contract, the team's interest in Sanchez makes some sense. The fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft is veteran backup material these days and is coming off a 2016 season in which he made two appearances for the Cowboys, completing 10 of 18 passes for 93 yards and two picks in the process.

The Jets believe Christian Hackenberg has a higher ceiling than Bryce Petty (shoulder), the NY Daily News reports.

Impact

The recent signing of Josh McCown puts another obstacle in Hackenberg's path, following a rookie season in which the second-round draft pick didn't attempt any passes even though the Jets' quarterback corps was decimated by injuries. While Hackenberg's struggles in practice kept him behind Petty on the depth chart, the Jets apparently still believe the former has a higher long-term ceiling than the latter. Hackenberg may well be headed for another season as the No. 3 quarterback, but that doesn't mean he won't have a shot to compete with McCown and Petty for the starting job in training camp. It sounds as if Hackenberg would be a long shot in such a competition, unless he is drastically improved from what the Jets saw in practice last year.