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New coach Rex Ryan failed to mention Bryce Brown's name when discussing the Bills' running back situation at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix this week until prompted, ESPN.com reports. Said Ryan, "With us, when we made the LeSean McCoy trade, with Fred Jackson and Boobie Dixon and, uh, the fast dude. Brown is it? I'm not gonna learn his name until he holds on to the football."

Impact

While many of Ryan's comments can be taking at a grain of salt outside of comedic purposes, fumbling issues have cropped up in Brown's brief NFL career, and he lost one last season that really cost the Bills in the playoff chase. With Fred Jackson being brought back and LeSean McCoy serving as the bell cow back, at best Brown will win the No. 3 running back job, and from the sound of things he may enter camp sitting fourth behind Dixon, who offers more versatility.

Coach Tom Coughlin relayed Wednesday that he saw Victor Cruz (knee) do some running recently, noting that the wideout looks lighter and in shape, Newsday reports.

Impact

While Coughlin remains optimistic that Cruz will bounce back well from his torn patellar tendon, a firm timetable for the wideout's return to game action has yet to be solidified. "I'd be careful of what I would say there," Coughlin said. "Hopefully it's the first game, but, you know what, if it isn't, we've done that one before. We just went through it." Coughlin was, of course, referring to how Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined for the first few weeks of the 2014 season, before returning to make a significant impact as the season progressed. Either way, the report suggests that the hope continues to be that Cruz will participate in training camp this summer, in some capacity.

Breshad Perriman, a receiver from UCF, was timed between 4.22 and 4.27 seconds in the 40-yard dash Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Perriman is the son of former NFL standout Brett Perriman, and Breshad's pro day performance Tuesday certainly helped raise what were already high expectations. Perriman is a well-built wideout at around 6-foot-2, 212 pounds and showed top-grade big-play potential at UCF, averaging over 20 yards per catch in his final two seasons while posting 50 catches for 1,044 yards (20.9 YPC) and nine touchdowns as a junior. Perriman doesn't have the most reliable hands and his strong 40 time and subsequent rise in draft stock will prompt some unwarranted comparisons to Darrius Heyward-Bey and Troy Williamson, but Perriman is a better player than both. Despite his propensity for drops, Perriman's broader per-target production was top shelf, meaning he was extremely efficient despite his drops. Between his standout production and top-level athleticism, there's reason to believe Perriman's big-play potential will translate to the NFL. It's hard to see him falling out of the first round at this point.

Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that LaMarr Woodley (biceps) will be an every-down linebacker in 2015, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Impact

Woodley's 2014 campaign ended prematurely due to a torn biceps, so there's no guarantee that he'll uphold such an expectation. More likely, his varied skill set indicates that he holds the ability to play in all scenarios, especially in pass-specific situations. Even if he doesn't land a starting gig, the Cardinals' current lack of linebacker depth could afford Woodley a significant workload this coming season.

Larry Foote underwent offseason knee surgery, and while he's currently fulfilling a coaching gig for the Cardinals, he may decide to play in 2015, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Coach Bruce Arians would like Foote to make a decision prior to training camp. If Foote returns, he could hold down a starting spot at inside linebacker after playing all but one snap in the first 15 games of last year, with a DNP logged in the season finale. He responded with 83 tackles (61 solo), six tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery. The call could be easier to make if Daryl Washington's suspension for a domestic violence-related charge is lengthy.

The Dolphins haven't ruled out the possibility of bringing Knowshon Moreno (knee) back, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

"His rehab is going well," Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey said of Moreno, who tore his ACL last year. "We're always keeping our options open." In any case, if Miami does end up re-signing Moreno, it would be in a complementary role, with Lamar Miller set to return as the team's starting running back in 2015.

Jordy Nelson, who recently underwent a procedure on his hip, is expected to be fully recovered in six-to-eight weeks, espnwisconsin.com reports.

Impact

While any offseason surgical procedure is notable when it comes to key skill players like Nelson, coach Mike McCarthy has downplayed his receiver's hip issue. "He had some postseason work done," McCarthy said of Nelson. "He'll be fine in a couple weeks. I've seen him. [I think] it's 6 to 8 weeks [recovery time], but really he should answer that. But it's nothing serious." McCarthy further noted that the issue Nelson had addressed was something that was "kind of hindering him after the Pro Bowl and something he felt he needed to get cleaned up." The wideout is coming off a career-high 98-catch season that resulted in a Packers' single-season franchise record 1,519 yards, to go along with 13 touchdowns.

Kellen Davis has signed a one-year deal with the Jets, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Impact

Davis, who did not catch a pass in six games with the Lions this past season, is now in line compete with Zach Sudfeld and Chris Pantale for depth TE slotting for the Jets behind Jace Amaro and Jeff Cumberland.

Following the free agent departure of Ryan Mathews, Branden Oliver is a candidate the head the Chargers' backfield this coming season, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

"Ryan was very unique," coach Mike McCoy acknowledged with regard to Mathews. "He's different than what we have now. But as that physical guy, yes, you can say Branden is that physical guy we have now." With that in mind, as the team's running back depth chart stands, Oliver slots in as the top option, with Danny Woodhead slated to return in a change-of-pace role and Donald Brown on hand to work in a complementary role. That said, it wouldn't surprise us if the Chargers continued to add depth at the position, either in free agency or through the upcoming NFL draft.

The Chargers have no plans to deal Philip Rivers (back), NFL.com reports.

Impact

Rivers, who is slated to enter the final year of his contract, plans to play out his current deal, but the Chargers have no plans to deal the 33-year-old signal-caller. "It's not even on our radar," GM Tom Telesco insisted on Monday. This coming season, Rivers – who is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he racked up 4,286 passing yards to go along with 31 TDs and 18 picks – is in line to helm a San Diego passing offense that bid adieu to slot man Eddie Royal, but added Stevie Johnson in free agency. Meanwhile, the team's RB corps remains a work in progress, following the free agent departure of Ryan Mathews.

Brandon Magee was waived by the Buccaneers on Wednesday.

Impact

Magee spent most of 2014 as a contributor on special teams, making nine tackles with just one on defense. His season ended in Week 14, following a pectoral issue. In the wake of being let go by the Bucs, it appears as though Magee plans to pursue a baseball career in the Boston Red Sox system.

Casey Matthews agreed to terms with the Vikings on Tuesday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Matthews played 16 total games in each of his first four seasons in the league and racked up a career-best 53 combined tackles in 2014. He'll compete for a starting gig in an already-formidable group of Minnesota linebackers.

Letroy Guion will avoid criminal charges stemming from his Feb. 3 arrest, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

Impact

Guion's case originally included felony possession of marijuana charges, but these will be dropped following a no-contest plea agreement with local authorities. The defensive tackle remains unsigned for 2015, but should still see an opportunity to earn a role with a team, though a potential personal-conduct-policy suspension may hurt his chances. Signing with the Packers (who he played for in 2014) remains a possibility.

Mason Foster signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Tuesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Foster spent his first four seasons with the Buccaneers, where he accumulated a total of 343 combined tackles and six sacks. He was limited to just 10 games in 2014 due to an Achilles injury, which is primarily responsible for his career-low tackle totals. Foster, now presumably healthy, should make an immediate bid to earn a starting linebacker gig in Chicago.

Taylor Mays agreed to a one-year contract with Minnesota, ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cities reports.

Impact

Mays played for head coach Mike Zimmer when Zimmer was defensive coordinator of the Bengals from 2011 to 2013. He could start next to Harrison Smith at safety.

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made comments indicating that the team expects Frank Gore to handle a heavy workload in 2015, CSN Bay Area reports. "He's a tough, hard-nosed, every-down back. He can play all three downs," Pagano said of Gore. "I don't think we would've gone after him and made the investment and made the decision to bring him in if we didn't feel that way."

Impact

While it's no secret that the Colts plan to use Gore as their primary back for early downs, it's somewhat less clear how the passing-down work will be split up. Gore has an excellent reputation as a pass blocker, but he didn't catch many balls over his final few seasons in San Francisco, while Dan Herron did nice work for the Colts in that department during the team's playoff run.

Dolphins general manager John Hickey said Louis Delmas (knee) may be ready for full participation by June minicamp, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Despite suffering a torn ACL in early December, Delmas received a one-year, $3.5 million contract from the Dolphins. The team is clearly confident that the veteran safety will be ready by Week 1, with that sentiment echoed by Delmas himself. Still, it's best not to assume he will be ready, given that he'll be just 10 months removed from the injury. If healthy, he figures to start at free safety again.

Akeem Dent re-signed with the Texans on Tuesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

While Dent has started 27 games over the last three years, he has never recorded more than 42 tackles or 1.5 sacks in a single season. He'll provide depth at inside linebacker but probably won't enter training camp as a projected starter.

Lavelle Hawkins signed with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL on Tuesday, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports.

Impact

Hawkins was out of the NFL in 2014 after working mostly as a special teamer with the Chargers in 2013. He has 71 career receptions for just 771 yards and one touchdown, with most of that production coming for the Titans back in 2011. Now 28 years old, Hawkins is unlikely to resurface in the NFL.

Charles Clay said he will be an every-down player in 2015.

Impact

This borders on being too obvious to mention, as the Bills lack other attractive options at tight end, and they just gave Clay a five-year, $38 million contract. It's only worth passing along because Clay doesn't have a great reputation as a run blocker, which is a pretty important skill on a team that lacks talent at quarterback. That reputation is probably overblown, as it's pretty clear that the threat of Clay's receiving is more important than whatever additional blocking chops the team's backup tight ends would bring to the table on early downs. Clay will have a big role in the offense, but the Bills may struggle to move the ball while deploying lousy quarterbacks behind a shaky offensive line, despite having a skill-position group that features LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods, in addition to Clay.