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DeMeco Ryans (Achilles), who agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles in March, said he will definitely be ready for the start of training camp, CSN Philadelphia's Reuben Frank reports.

Impact

Given that Ryans suffered a torn Achilles in November, it would be premature to assume he'll be ready for training camp. Still, his optimism is a good early sign, and it won't be surprising if he's back at full strength by Week 1. Of course, Ryans' days as a useful IDP may be over, as the Eagles now have Mychal Kendricks and Kiko Alonso on the roster. Ryans won't necessarily be a starter, and even if he is, he may come off the field for passing downs.

Paul Posluszny signed a one-year extension with the Jaguars on Thursday, the Jacksonville Sun Times reports.

Impact

The extension, which will keep the productive linebacker in Jacksonville through the 2017 season, will result in a slight pay cut, though Posluszny will receive more guaranteed money. The 30-year-old signed a six-year, $45 million contract with the Jaguars in 2011.

The NFL issued a statement Thursday relaying that effective Friday, Adrian Peterson will be reinstated as an active NFL player.

Impact

Upon his reinstatement, Peterson – who was suspended without pay this past November for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy – will be permitted to participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. Peterson is under contract with the team this coming season for a base salary in the neighborhood of $13 million, but at this stage it remains to be seen if he will remain with the Minnesota organization. While the Vikings have indicated that they would like the running back to play for the team in 2015, Peterson's agent has said his client doesn't want to play for the Vikings. Minnesota has voluntary workouts that begin Monday and OTA's on May 28, but Peterson doesn't need to show up until a June 18 mandatory minicamp. Peterson's decision to return to the Vikings could drag into June if he's not traded before the NFL Draft.

Jaelen Strong (wrist) is on track to go to Indianapolis this weekend, where NFL teams are slated to perform medical re-checks on injured players, philly.com reports.

Impact

While there have been reports suggesting that Strong has a broken bone in his wrist that could require surgery at some point, the 6-2, 217-pound wideout suggests that the wrist injury that he sustained back on Nov. 1, will not require such a procedure. Either way, teams considering Strong in the upcoming NFL draft will have a chance to re-assess his status, but when healthy, he has the size and skill-set to emerge as a red-zone threat in the NFL.

Kai Forbath re-signed with the Redskins on Thursday.

Impact

Forbath had been a restricted free agent, but will stay with the organization for his fourth NFL season. His field goals made total has increased with each year in the league, resulting in a career-best 103 points in 2014. The 27-year-old will be the favorite to win the job once again in 2015, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Washington bring in a little competition during camp.

Coach Rex Ryan does not expect Sammy Watkins, who underwent a hip procedure following the 2014 season, to do much football-related work until August, but the coach expects him to be fully ready for training camp, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said Ryan, "My understanding is Sammy is doing really well. We're not going to see him out there until training camp. But he should be full go when we get to training camp."

Impact

We wouldn't knock Watkins down at all due to the injury. He also should be primed for a strong career after flashing signs of brilliance as a rookie. That said, the Bills still don't know who their quarterback is going to be and there's a lot of talented mouths to feed with Watkins, LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Charles Clay, Percy Harvin, and Robert Woods all in the mix. It's also worth mentioning that Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman say they're committed to being a run-heavy team in 2015.

The Chargers have signed Chris Hairston, San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Hairston, who saw action in 41 games for the Bills over the past four seasons, essentially replaces Willie Smith as the backup at both of the Chargers' offensive tackle slots.

Tevin Coleman (foot) ran the 40-yard dash in times that ranged from the mid-4.3s to the low 4.4s on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

Coleman's jump and agility drill numbers are not yet known, but the 40 time is a nice showing for the former Indiana star. He sat out the Combine due to an offseason foot surgery, so he needed to run like he did Wednesday to relieve recovery concerns. Coleman's agility drills are still of major interest, though, as he appeared a bit stiff on film at times. Coleman figures to go in the second round, in any case.

The Packers have signed Matt Blanchard, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

Impact

Blanchard joins the Packers' depth QB mix, but at this stage of the offseason he slots in as the team's No. 3 option at the position, behind starter Aaron Rodgers and top backup, Scott Tolzien.

Ricardo Lockette has signed his contract tender to remain with the Seahawks, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Impact

His one-year deal with the team is reportedly worth $660,000, with Lockette now set to reprise his depth wideout/special teams role with the Seahawks. The 28-year-old recorded 11 catches for 195 yards and and two touchdowns in 2014, while adding three catches for 59 yards in the Seahawks' Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

The Dolphins are slated to re-sign LaRon Byrd, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Impact

The 6-4 Byrd is in line to compete with the likes of Matt Hazel, Michael Preston and Tyler McDonald for wideout slotting behind the Dolphins' current top options at the position; Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Rishard Matthews.

The Lions have resolved their dispute over the offer sheet George Johnson signed with the Buccaneers, making the defensive end an official member of Tampa Bay, ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas reports.

Impact

After the Lions protested the structure of the three-year, $9 million offer sheet the Bucs provided Johnson, the two teams agreed to exchange unspecified late-round draft picks to settle the grievance. The 27-year-old Johnson served as a rotational end for the Lions last season, but with the move to a Bucs organization starved for pass rushing, he could seriously contend for a starting job.

Josh Gordy signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

With neither of the other two safeties currently on the Giants' roster (Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe) possessing NFL experience, Gordy will at least give the team a veteran body in the defensive backfield. Gordy spent the last three seasons with the Colts in a backup capacity, racking up 51 tackles over 43 games. Expect the Giants to address the safety spot in the upcoming NFL Draft, which could prevent Gordy from having much of a chance at claiming a starting gig.

Eben Britton was handed a four-game suspension Tuesday, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Impact

It's unclear what provision Britton violated, but the suspension certainly won't help his chances of finding work ahead of training camp. The free-agent lineman appeared in 10 games for the Bears in 2014.

Jamaal Charles has trained this offseason with a plan to avoid some of the injuries that plagued his 2014 season, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "My body has healed up, rested up," Charles said.

Impact

Charles suffered through a plethora of injuries in 2014, including ankle, foot, back, shoulder, knee and hamstring issues. Despite the problems, he finished the campaign with a respectable 1,033 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games. Injuries are always tough to predict, and the relatively slight frame of Charles tends to lead to problems when taking the constant pounding associated with the running back position. However, if he can avoid or limit the injury issues in 2015, there's no reason to believe he can't top his numbers from last season.

Philip Rivers, who is entering the final year of his contract, is worried that the Chargers may move to Los Angeles in 2016 or 2017, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

The Chargers still hope Rivers will sign a long-term extension, but the 33-year-old quarterback indicated that he's willing to play out the season and hit free agency. While it still seems like speculation at this stage, the Chargers might consider a blockbuster trade involving Rivers rather than risk losing a franchise quarterback for nothing besides draft compensation. Tennessee is mentioned as a possible landing spot, as the Titans own the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and Rivers has family in the area. The Chargers recently met with Marcus Mariota, who figures to come off the board long before San Diego picks at No. 17 overall.

Ike Taylor announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

The 34-year-old Taylor may have struggled in his final few seasons, but he was the Steelers' top cornerback for the majority of his career. While he was never known for his hands and will retire with just 14 interceptions, Taylor was one of the league's better cover corners during his prime. With Troy Polamalu also retiring this offseason, the Pittsburgh secondary will be much younger in 2015. The Steelers figure to target a cornerback within the first few rounds of the upcoming draft, as their current options are underwhelming.

Michael Crabtree signed a one-year deal with the Raiders worth $3 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Impact

Crabtree spent his first six seasons with San Francisco but will head across the Bay to team up with Derek Carr next season. The 27-year-old should line up alongside fellow wide receivers James Jones, Rod Streater, and Andre Holmes, leaving the potential for Crabtree to see a decent amount of passes thrown his way during the 2015-16 campaign.

Hakeem Nicks visited with the Titans on Monday, The Tennessean reports.

Impact

Nicks was released in March by Indianapolis, for whom he caught 38 balls for 405 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (six starts) in 2014. The six-year veteran has also visited with the 49ers during the offseason. Tennessee added veteran wideout Harry Douglas early in free agency to join returnees Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter, but there's certainly room for more.

EJ Manuel is expected to compete with three other quarterbacks in what the team is calling an open quarterback competition, BuffaloBills.com" reports. Said coordinator Greg Roman on Monday, "I think all four are doing a very nice job in our meetings and in communicating … everyone will have a chance to work with the first team and everybody's going to have ample opportunity to put their best foot forward. When we start evaluating then we'll start to play around with things a little bit, who's with the first team the one day, and the next day, and so forth. We'll have a good feel for it as we go."

Impact

This might be just some rah-rah talk from a new coaching staff, as Tyrod Taylor would have to make a great impression to be in the starting mix and Jeff Tuel perhaps an even bigger one. More likely, the true competition is between Manuel and Matt Cassel. The real takeaway from all the offseason talk is that the Bills have made no indication Manuel is in any way going to be handed the job, and some feel it might even be an even race between him and the veteran Cassel.