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Julio Jones, who is recovering from foot surgery, continues to progress as he works with the Falcons' training staff, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Julio is participating with our athletic performance department,"coach Mike Smith noted Tuesday. "With (trainer) Marty Lauzon and his group. He will be able to get out on the field and do some walkthrough stuff with us when we start going."

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Meanwhile, the continued focus is ensuring that the star wideout is good to go to start the regular season and things seem to be trending in the right direction on that front. "He's progressing well," Smith added, without immediately detailing Jones' projected preseason activity. "We're not going to do anything to hinder his time-frame in terms of getting back to work with us."

EJ Manuel, who underwent a knee procedure in January, was a full participant Tuesday as the Bills opened their offseason workouts, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

While the voluntary workouts are limited to strength and conditioning work, the important thing to note here is that Manuel appears past his knee issue. "No limitations," said Manuel, who missed the final two games of the 2013 season with a sprained LCL. "I feel great." Looking ahead to the coming season, Manuel will have an intriguing new wideout target to throw to in former Buc Mike Williams, plus there's a solid chance that the team will also upgrade at tight end in next month's NFL draft.

Russell Allen, who suffered a stroke during a game this past December, will not play football again, ESPN.com reports.

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The 27-year-old linebacker was released by the Jaguars last week, based on a failed physical, with Tuesday's report clarifying the reason that Allen was let go by the team. Allen, who joined the Jaguars in 2009, thus finishes up his NFL career with 331 tackles in 78 games, including a career-high 131 stops in 2012.

Phil Costa has decided to retire, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Costa retires at age 26 after playing in just six games the past two seasons. The Colts had just signed him to a two-year deal in March, so this will increase the Colts' need for a center in the draft.

Will Hill, who reportedly failed a recent drug test, is said to be facing NFL discipline for the third straight year, the Daily News reports.

Impact

While the report indicates that Hill plans to appeal the results of the test, the safety's career with the Giants could well be done. Hill recorded 77 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games (including 10 starts) with the Giants in 2013.

Cam Newton indicated Tuesday that his ankle is feeling great, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

"We're moving at a rapid pace," said Newton, who is still sporting a walking boot on his surgically-repaired ankle. While the quarterback is obviously not ready to participate in the team's offseason workouts, the expectation is that Newton – who underwent a procedure last month to tighten the ligaments in his left ankle – will be ready for training camp.

Kyle Orton was not present for the first day of the Cowboys' offseason workout program, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

The workouts are voluntary, but given that Orton was previously reported to be mulling retirement, his absence is of some note. If Orton does rejoin the Cowboys, he would be in line to compete with Brandon Weeden for the team's No. 2 QB job behind Tony Romo.

Ryan Tannehill has been working on his deep ball this off-season, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Impact

Tannehill had an up and down sophomore season but his biggest problem could have been his inability to connect with speedster Mike Wallace on long bombs. Tannehill and Wallace haven't been working out together yet but that is suppose to change in the near future. It would seem imperative for both the team, Tannehill, and Wallace that they all get on the same page.

Ndamukong Suh won't attend voluntary camp this week, Larry Lage of the AP reports.

Impact

Earlier in April, teammate Reggie Bush said Suh's absence from voluntary workouts was due to "a contract thing." It's no secret that the stud defensive tackle wants an extension as he enters the final season of his rookie contract, and the Lions almost certainly want to work things out with their clear-cut top defensive player. However, Suh is somewhat controversial due to his history of on-field conflict, and as a former No. 2 overall draft pick who was selected before the rookie wage scale was implemented, he's already signed one huge contract. Public opinion wouldn't be in Suh's favor in the event of a holdout, if it all comes to that. As is typically the case in these situations, the player in question will very likely be playing for his current team come Week 1. Whether Suh will happily be playing for the Lions is quite a bit more questionable.

Terrelle Pryor was traded from the Raiders to the Seahawks on Monday, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

Details of Oakland's compensation were not initially reported, and the Raiders will likely just get a late-round draft pick, possibly one that's conditional based on Pryor making the Seahawks' final roster. The fit looks pretty good here, as the Seahawks already run an offense for a speedy quarterback, although Pryor's skill set is quite a bit different than Russell Wilson's, both as a runner and passer. Pryor is far from a lock to make the roster, as incumbent backup and Pete Carroll favorite Tarvaris Jackson re-signed with the 'Hawks in March. As Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR points out, Jackson has a fully guaranteed contract that very likely means he'll be the backup. The Pryor trade may make for a good headline outside of the fantasy world, but we're talking about a guy who will probably spend training camp battling B.J. Daniels for the No. 3 quarterback spot. Pryor still offers some promise in dynasty leagues, but his 2014 prospects don't really improve with this trade.

Colt Anderson signed with the Colts on Monday, Kevin Bowen of the team's official site reports.

Impact

Anderson led the Eagles in special teams tackles last season and appeared in 48 games over the last four seasons, including six starts.

The Saints exercised a fifth-year team option of Cameron Jordan, keeping him under contract through the 2015 season, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Impact

While the option doesn't affect the 2014 salary cap figure, it means that Jordan won't be hitting the free-agent market after the 2014 season, where he likely would have cost at least double the $6.969 million base salary he'll make in 2015. Last season, Jordan, only 24 years old, picked up 12.5 sacks (sixth in the NFL) en route to his first Pro Bowl, and he's expected to be one of the top linemen off the board in IDP drafts this offseason.

Kyle Williams (knee) signed with the Chiefs on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Last year, Williams' season ended with a torn ACL for the second straight season, but he'll be back in the fold for the Chiefs in the fall. The receiver recorded 12 catches for 113 yards with the 49ers in 2013 before getting injured.

Michael Wilhoite signed a one-year EFA contract with the 49ers on Monday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Wilhoite will likely get an opportunity to start at inside linebacker to begin the season, since NaVorro Bowman (knee) is expected to be on the physically unable to perform list coming out of training camp. During two starts last season when Patrick Willis was injured, Wilhoite recorded a combined 20 tackles (19 solo) and three tackles-for-loss against the Rams and Texans.

The Bengals have exercised their fifth-year contract option on A.J. Green, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Not that there was any doubt that they would do so, but Green is now under contract with the Bengals through 2015. The 25-year-old is coming off a stellar 2013 campaign in which he caught 98 passes for 1,426 yards and 11 TDs, guaranteeing his place as one of the top fantasy options at his position heading into the coming season.

Coch Rex Ryan suggests that Chris Johnson's role with the Jets has yet to be determined, ESPN.com reports.

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While Ryan is enthusiastic about the team's depth at running back, with Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Mike Goodson (for now) in the fold, he notes that the distribution of carries has yet to be plotted out. "Nothing was ever promised that, 'You're going to get X amount of carries,'" Ryan indicated. "We're going to have to compete for roles. No role has been determined for anybody on this football team." With that in mind, a continuing theme in our evaluation of Johnson in his new uniform is that he's unlikely to match the workload he saw during his tenure with the Titans.

The Bears have signed Josh Morgan to a one-year deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

Morgan, who recorded 20 catches for 214 yards and no touchdowns in 14 games for the Redskins in 2013, will presumably compete with the likes of Marquess Wilson for the Bears' No. 3 wideout job this coming season. It's an assignment that doesn't carry a ton of fantasy reliability with it, as long as top options Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery remain healthy.

Patrick Peterson's fifth-year option was officially exercised Monday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Thus, the ballhawk that is Peterson is locked up through the 2015 season. In 48 career games, he's picked off 12 passes, despite opponents avoiding throwing his way after tallying three interceptions combined in Weeks 4 and 5 last fall. In any case, the Cardinals now have ample time to discuss a contract extension, which will surely come to pass at some point.

Though the Jets added Michael Vick in free agency, Geno Smith still believes that he'll emerge as the team's starting QB this season, the Daily News reports.

Impact

It's an outcome that ESPN's Rich Cimini suggests is quite plausible, but there's little doubt that Smith and Vick will compete for the job in the coming months, presumably under a media microscope. Cimini suggests that "all things being equal," he sees Smith getting the job, but things could change on that front, if Vick has a strong preseason.

Eric Fisher, who is bouncing back from offseason shoulder and sports hernia procedures, is recovering well, NFL.com reports.

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Fisher, who has added five pounds of "good weight" since last season according to coach Andy Reid, is in line to take over left tackle for the Chiefs in the wake of Branden Albert's departure.