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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.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Joe Williams looks much better than he did last season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "I think [Williams] has a different mindset - understands a little bit more the standard of the NFL and difference," Shanahan said Tuesday. "Joe's come a long way. I think his body looks a lot better than it did last year. He put on a lot of muscle mass and he took advantage of the year of not playing."

Lamar Jackson took all the quarterback reps on the final day of minicamp, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

Jones signed his rookie contract Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The Raiders fear Martavis Bryant may be the subject of NFL discipline and are awaiting final word on the situation, which they believe to involve the league's substance-abuse policy, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Benardrick McKinney signed a five-year, $50 million contract extension that includes $21 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Aaron Davis (undisclosed) was waived Thursday with an injury settlement according to the NFL's official transaction log.

J.D. Moore was waived by the Chiefs on Thursday.