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Rolando McClain said that he is retiring from football, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

McClain (the No. 8 overall pick in the 2010 draft) was reinstated from the Ravens' reserve-retired list last week, but the 24-year-old – who hasn't played in an NFL game since late in the 2012 season – has evidently elected not to pursue his football career.

The 49ers plan to place NaVorro Bowman (knee) on the PUP list at the start of training camp, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Moreover, the report adds that Bowman – who is bouncing back from a torn ACL that he sustained in the NFC Championship game – is not expected to be cleared for the start of the regular season. Bowman, who has topped the 140-tackle mark in each of the last three seasons, will thus see his IDP value restricted to that of a potential in-season addition.

LaMichael James will train on his own in Texas, as the 49ers start their voluntary offseason conditioning program, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

While the workouts are voluntary, James' absence does nothing to dispel the notion that he would welcome a fresh start with a new team, after being used sparingly by the 49ers since being made a second-round draft choice in 2012.

Sam Bradford, who is bouncing back from a torn ACL that he suffered back on Oct. 20, will be limited as the Rams' offseason conditioning program opens Monday, the St. Louis Dispatch reports. "Sam's in a very good place considering what happened last year," coach Jeff Fisher noted. "I thought he was off to a great start. Had he stayed healthy his projected numbers could've been quite impressive. He's worked hard through the process, and I would expect him at some point to be throwing in OTAs."

Impact

Based on that estimate, Bradford would be on track to throw during the Rams' OTAs, which take place over the first three weeks of June. Assuming no setbacks, he's in line to reprise his starting role with the team in the fall, with the Rams thought to be considering adding quarterback depth in next month's NFL draft.

Tony Romo, who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back this past December, was with his teammates as the Cowboys' organized team activities opened Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

The early stage of the team's OTAs will focus on strength and conditioning, but the fact that Romo – who turned 34 on Monday – is cleared to participate at this stage provides further evidence that his rehab/recovery is going well, as had been previously indicated by the Cowboys.

Marcus Lattimore (knee), who has not experienced any setbacks in the course of his offseason workouts, is slated to be present for the opening of the 49ers' offseason program on Monday, csnbayarea.com reports.

Impact

Lattimore, who finished the 2013 season on the team's non-football injury list, is in line to be a full participant in all of the 49ers' upcoming conditioning and football activities. With Anthony Dixon having signed with the Bills and LaMichael James a candidate to be moved by the team, Lattimore – assuming his health – figures to have a chance to make a splash with the 49ers in 2014, working in tandem with veteran Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

The lawsuit associated with Henry Melton's December arrest for assault has been dropped, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

The assault charge itself is only a misdemeanor, but given that the bar owner is no longer pursuing a civil suit, there's a good chance the criminal charge will go away as well. This shouldn't be an issue for Melton as he begins his tenure with the Cowboys.

Brandon Gibson (knee), who has been doing light jogging as he recovers from a torn patella tendon, said that he will definitely be ready to play by Week 1, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports.

Impact

Having suffered the injury in October, Gibson will likely be ready by Week 1, but he still shouldn't be taken at his word. It sounds as if he still has a ways to go in the recovery process, and Week 1 is less than five months away. Health permitting, Gibson figures to serve as Miami's No. 3 receiver, a role he took kindly to before the injury last season.

Brandon Lloyd's one-year, $1.005 million contract with the 49ers does not include any guaranteed money, CSNBayArea.com reports.

Impact

Lloyd figures to compete for the No. 3 wideout role behind presumed starters Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, but as the entirely non-guaranteed deal indicates, the 32-year-old is no lock to make the final roster. Quinton Patton appears to be Lloyd's top competition for that No. 3 role.

Bears GM Phil Emery said he is comfortable with Jordan Palmer as the team's backup quarterback, but Emery also noted that the Bears are interested in drafting a signal-caller to develop, ESPN Chicago reports.

Impact

Palmer didn't make the Chicago roster out of training camp last season, but he was signed to back up Josh McCown after Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury in October. Cutler isn't known as one of the NFL's more durable starting QBs, so the Bears would be wise to explore better options than Palmer, who has attempted just 14 passes in his career, none since 2010. The Bears' backup – whomever that may be – should be draftable in some deeper two-QB leagues, as Chicago has the kind of offensive weapons that can make a lousy signal-caller look decent.

The Raiders are expected to release Terrelle Pryor if they are unable to trade him by Monday, FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports.

Impact

There's likely a fair amount of interest in Pryor as a project and novelty athletic quarterback, but the fact that he's not perceived as a potential starter means the Raiders might have trouble getting anything in a trade, especially since everyone knows they'll cut Pryor otherwise. If the Raiders don't select a quarterback high in the draft, they'll likely head into 2014 with Matt Schaub and Matt McGloin as their top two passers.

Loucheiz Purifoy, a cornerback from Florida, was allegedly caught possessing marijuana and bath salts in March and agreed to be an informant for the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force, but a (since quashed) arrest warrant was issued April 4 after Purifoy refused to cooperate with the task force, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Impact

It's not often that this type of thing ends up in a draft prospect's scouting report, but Purifoy managed to pull it off. Although, to be fair, Purifoy evidently didn't cooperate with the police after initially agreeing to. The former Gator was already a Day 3 pick, and this situation figures to push him out of the draft entirely.

Contract talks between the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick are reportedly on hold for now, NFL.com reports.

Impact

The report indicates that the two sides would like to get a deal done before the start of the 2014 regular season, with Matt Maiocco of csnbayarea.com suggesting that the 49ers are inclined to hold off on expediting an extension with the quarterback while police look into what has been described as a "suspicious incident" (allegedly involving Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seattle's Ricardo Lockette) in Miami earlier this month. The 26-year-old Kaepernick finished the 2013 season with 3,197 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 91.6 passer rating in 16 games for the 49ers. He also recorded 524 rushing yards (on 92 carries) with four rushing touchdowns.

Robert Meachem signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Friday.

Impact

After a disappointing season with the Chargers, Meachem returned to the Saints for 2013, where he caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two scores. His utility to the Saints is based largely on his blocking ability as a receiver, leaving him with minimal fantasy value. Meachem is too far down on the Saints' depth chart to warrant much fantasy consideration, although he remains a threat to score any week in an offense led by QB Drew Brees.

The Cowboys have exercised their fifth-year option on Tyron Smith's contract.

Impact

The Pro Bowl left tackle is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and even at the $10 million Smith will now get paid in 2015, he's a bargain for the Cowboys.

Aldon Smith is not expected to have his fifth-year contract option picked up by the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

Smith remains under contract through 2014, but the 49ers have until May 3 to pick up his team option through 2015, and it appears as though they have no intention to do so. In the wake of his most recent arrest, uncertainty surrounds the linebacker's availability for the start of 2014, so it's not overly surprising that the team is not inclined to pick up the option.

The Jets have exercised the fifth-year option on Muhammad Wilkerson's rookie contract at $6.969 million, the NY Daily News reports.

Impact

The fifth-year option is a tough decision in some cases, but it's an obvious choice when you nail a first-round pick to this degree. As one of the better interior defensive linemen in the NFL, Wilkerson is worth far more than the option would pay him. In all likelihood, he and the Jets will agree to a multi-year extension either this offseason (most likely) or next. Wilkerson, along with Houston's J.J. Watt and perhaps a couple others, is one of the few 3-4 linemen who warrants IDP consideration outside of the deepest of leagues.

Rolando McClain was reinstated from the NFL's reserve-retired list on Thursday, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

McClain's rights still belong to the Ravens, who he signed for last offseason before deciding to retire mere months later to get his life in order. Now, apparently ready to play football again, McClain has successfully been re-admitted to the NFL's pool of players. However, following an awful workout with Baltimore earlier this week, it's likely McClain will be released by the team and hit the open market. The eighth overall pick in 2010, McClain is still just 24 years old, but with significant character concerns, any potential suitor would be wise to approach McClain with caution.

Malcom Floyd (neck) seems very optimistic about his chances to play in 2014, though he has not yet been medically cleared to return to 100 percent normal activity, the Chargers' Official Website reports.

Impact

Floyd will be back with his teammates for next week's voluntary workouts, but he will not be able to full participate in all activities. That being said, he sure sounds enthusiastic about the progress he's made saying, "I am more excited for this year than ever before… Now that I'm feeling normal, I feel myself getting into beast mode. I'm ready for the season to start."

Russell Allen (concussion) has been released by the Jaguars, the team's official site reports. Meanwhile, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union indicates that Allen failed a physical with the team before his release.

Impact

Allen, who suited up for 14 games (including 13 starts) for the Jags this past season, finished up the 2013 season on injured reserve with a concussion. Prior to his injury, Allen – who racked up 131 tackles in 2012 – had recorded 64 tackles and a sack.