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Jarvis Jenkins agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

A former second-round draft pick, Jenkins recorded 75 tackles and two sacks in three seasons with the Redskins. The Bears are still hurting for defensive talent, but Jenkins is unlikely to earn a starting job.

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that Jadeveon Clowney's rehab from knee surgery hit a high point last week, Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com reports.

Impact

The December procedure came with a nine-month timetable, leaving Clowney questionable to be ready for Week 1. He's still a candidate to break out in year two, as the serious nature of his knee issue goes a long way in explaining why his rookie season was so underwhelming.

Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said Monday that his client doesn't want to play for the Vikings. "I don't think it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota. Why would it be?" Ben Dogra told ESPN.

Impact

The Peterson drama takes another turn, but the overall dynamics haven't changed. Peterson is reluctant to return to the Vikings after he felt that some in the organization were not supporting him when the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September. However, the Vikings maintain they want him to play for the team in 2015 and will not release him. He could be trying to force a trade or obtain a contract extension. Peterson is under contract for $13 million in 2015 and doesn't have any guaranteed money beyond 2015. The Vikings may be playing coy in order to trade Peterson before the NFL Draft, so the drama could continue into April. Peterson remains on the restricted list from his suspension in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch. His suspension was overturned by a federal judge in February who asked the NFL to rework his suspension to follow previous protocol for personal conduct punishment, but the NFL hasn't issued a new ruling. Peterson is eligible for reinstatement from his suspension on Apr. 15, but that deadline isn't an obstacle for the Vikings to make any transaction for him in the offseason.

J.J. Watt has agreed to a restructured contract, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Impact

Most of Watt's 2015 base salary will convert into a signing bonus, creating cap space for the Texans this season at the expense of cap space over the following few seasons. Watt should be in for another huge season, and he's a perpetual favorite for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Deveron Carr signed with the Colts on Monday, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports reports.

Impact

Carr earned a spot on the roster after impressing the Colts during the inaugural Veteran's Combine. However, he is slated for an ancillary role during the 2015 season and is better left untouched as a result.

Nathan Slaughter has signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Slaughter caught the eye of the Cardinals at the recent NFL Veterans Combine by reportedly turning in sub-4.4 times in the 40-yard dash. The 5-foot-9, 184-pounder will now look to crack the team's roster as a depth wideout/returner, but he's a few breaks away from fantasy consideration.

Robert Mathis may not be ready to "re-emerge" from a torn Achilles injury until November, Colts owner Jim Irsay told the team's official web site.

Impact

Mathis missed all of last season due to a torn Achilles. He had said he hoped to be ready for spring practices, but this statement sounds like he won't be ready until later this year. At age 34 and coming off a major injury, it's possible his career could be over due to the ailment.

Greg Jennings (elbow) visited the Panthers on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Though Jennings – who was released by the Vikings earlier this month – wasn't immediately signed by the Panthers, if he ends up doing so, he'd be a solid addition to a Carolina receiving corps that could use some added depth beyond the likes of Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery.

Alan Ball has yet to finalize a deal with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Previous reports suggested that Ball had agreed to a one-year deal with Carolina, but such a deal has yet to be closed, with the report suggesting that at least one other team could be interested in pursuing the cornerback, who recorded 22 tackles and a pick in seven starts for the Jaguars in 2014.

James Harrison signed a two-year contract with the Steelers on Sunday.

Impact

Harrison recorded 45 tackles (29 solo) and 5.5 sacks in 11 games this past season for the Steelers. Harrison, who will turn 37 in May, is thus slated return to the Pittsburgh defense in 2015 to bolster the team's outside linebacking depth and to continue to fortify the team's pass rush.

Lions GM Martin Mayhew feels Brandon Pettigrew can play a bigger role in the passing game in 2015, detroitlions.com reports.

Impact

Pettigrew caught just 10 passes for 70 yards in 14 games last season. Both totals are the lowest of his career as he was asked to be more of a blocker in 2014. Mayhew says that the team is figuring out ways to utilize the tight end position as a whole, so while Pettigrew won't all of sudden return to his days of catching 70 to 80 passes he could see a slight uptick in production in 2015.

Adrian Peterson's return to the Vikings for 2015 remains murky as while Peterson's agent told media outlets the Vikings have said they won't release his client, Peterson's agent also declined an invitation to meet with GM Rick Spielman, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Impact

The Vikings have maintained they want Peterson to play for the Vikings in 2015, but Peterson has said he's hesitant to return to the team. Peterson could be trying to force a trade or obtain a contract extension (the Yahoo! Sports report says he's seeking a three-year deal guaranteeing $25 million). The Yahoo! Sports report also says the Cardinals would be willing to trade a second-round pick for Peterson. Despite all the drama, the Vikings hold all the cards as Peterson is under contract for $13 million in 2015 and doesn't have any guaranteed money beyond 2015. The Vikings may be playing coy in order to trade Peterson before the NFL Draft, so the drama will continue into April. Peterson remains on the restricted list from his suspension in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch. His suspension was overturned by a Federal judge in February who asked the NFL to re-work his suspension to follow previous protocol for personal conduct punishment, but the NFL hasn't issued a new ruling. Peterson is eligible for reinstatement from his suspension on April 15, but that deadline isn't an obstacle for the Vikings to make any transaction for him in the offseason.

Coach Rex Ryan said on WGR Radio 550 on Friday that it will be an open competition between Cassel (foot) and the other Buffalo quarterbacks, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the new coach. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there. We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens. You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel. He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having (quarterbacks coach) David Lee here. I love the fact that he's a gym rat and he's smart. With our offense being multiple we'll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that."

Impact

The Bills also have Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel in the mix, plus they might bring in one more guy, but presumably the real competition will be between Cassel and EJ Manuel. While neither player is the next coming of Jim Kelly or anywhere close, this will possibly be the biggest tossup in the league this summer as far as starting quarterbacks go. Manuel has the bigger upside, but he hasn't proven much of anything in limited appearances yet, while the Bills could side with Cassel if they feel they have a strong enough team elsewhere (the defense should be one of the league's better units) and decide to take the safer, veteran route.

Coach Rex Ryan said on WGR Radio 550 on Friday that it will be an open competition between EJ Manuel and the other Buffalo quarterbacks, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said the new coach. "It's a competition and whoever earns the job will be the guy that's out there. We have some talented guys and we'll see what happens. You bring in a veteran like Matt Cassel. He's done some pretty good things in this league. He's got that veteran presence about him. With EJ back there just going into his third year I really believe EJ is going to improve with his fundamentals having (quarterbacks coach) David Lee here. I love the fact that he's a gym rat and he's smart. With our offense being multiple we'll be able to get out of bad plays, so the mental part of it all of the quarterbacks we have should be able to handle that."

Impact

The Bills also have Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel in the mix, plus they might bring in one more guy, but presumably the real competition will be between Manuel and veteran Matt Cassel, whom the Bills just traded for. While neither player is the next coming of Jim Kelly or anywhere close, this will possibly be the biggest tossup in the league this summer as far as starting quarterbacks go.

Kevin Vickerson signed a one-year contract with the Jets on Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Vickerson spent 15 games with the Chiefs in 2014, accumulating 12 tackles while defensing one pass. He'll serve as a run-stopping depth option along the Jets' defensive line.

Matt Moore re-signed with the Dolphins on Friday.

Impact

Moore has spent the past four seasons in Miami, where he'll continue to serve as the Dolphins' second-string to starter Ryan Tannehill at quarterback this upcoming season.

Louis Delmas (knee), who re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year contract Friday, said he is confident that he'll be ready for Week 1, ESPN's James Walker reports.

Impact

While Delmas is reportedly ahead of schedule in the rehab process, he's still just three months removed from suffering a torn ACL. He'll be nine months removed from the injury by Week 1, making him highly questionable to be ready for the start of the season. If healthy, he'll likely start at free safety, as he did for the majority of 2014.

Trent Richardson's two-year, $3.45 million contract with the Raiders includes $600,000 guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Impact

Richardson's agent did well to get a significant guarantee, given that the former first-round draft pick has shown little to no promise through his first three NFL seasons. While the guaranteed money doesn't ensure that Richardson will make the final roster, it certainly helps his chances to do so. Latavius Murray should still be viewed as the favorite to lead Oakland's backfield in 2015, but Richardson's contract makes it quite clear that the former Colt will have every opportunity to earn a significant role.

AJ McCarron will likely serve as the top backup to Andy Dalton in 2015, according to the Bengals' official website.

Impact

McCarron dealt with a shoulder injury for much of his rookie season, but it didn't make much of a difference, as the Bengals had Jason Campbell to serve as Andy Dalton's top backup. While Campbell remains unsigned, the Bengals' website suggests the organization won't do much more spending this offseason, which is interesting to hear for a team with such a favorable cap situation. It's thus hard to tell whether McCarron's ascension to the top backup role would be the result of confidence in his abilities or a desire to save money. Either way, Dalton is the unquestioned starter and has yet to miss a game through four seasons.

Louis Delmas (knee) re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year contract Friday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Delmas was a nice addition for the Dolphins in 2014, until his injury woes resurfaced in a major way. He suffered a torn right ACL in early December, leaving him unlikely to be ready for Week 1 of the 2015 campaign. Delmas is a solid starter when healthy, but he averaged just 13 games over his first six NFL seasons. Still only 27 years old, he could re-emerge as a starter at some point in 2015.