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Demetrius Rhaney was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

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It didn't take long for the center to find a new home after he was waived by the Rams on Tuesday. The 2014 seventh-round selection will now compete for a reserve spot on the offensive line.

Matt Breida's quickness stood out during the 49ers' offseason program, Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lynch was quick to point out Breida's lack of size (5-9, 180) as a potential knock, but his speed was impressive enough to warrant a fair amount of praise for an undrafted free agent. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee added that Breida showed strong pass-catching ability as well, which is interesting given that Breida came from an option offense at Georgia State. Even if Breida is on the smaller side, his production in college is impressive. He averaged a whopping 8.3 yards per carry in his first two seasons at Georgia Southern over a span of 374 carries. Breida is no threat to challenge for a starting spot, but he will be a player to watch throughout camp as he looks to ascend the depth chart.

Kam Chancellor (ankles) appeared close to full speed at June's mandatory minicamp, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. "You can tell right now he's got great burst," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He's changing direction, he's really hitting it, so he has made a great recovery."

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Chancellor underwent cleanup procedures early this year to remove bone spurs from both of his ankles, limiting him during the majority of the offseason program. Although the charismatic Carroll generally focuses on the positive, Chancellor's activity level bodes well for full clearance once training camp kicks off in late July. Chancellor's health, along with Earl Thomas' (broken left tibia), will be key to reestablishing the the Legion of Boom, which tumbled out of the NFL's top-two most-staunch pass defenses last season for the first time since 2012.

David Harris is signing a two-year deal with the Patriots, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Released in early June as part of the Jets' offseason purge, the 33-year-old Harris will stay in the AFC East and help his former team's chief rival fill a major need next to Dont'a Hightower in the linebacking corps. Harris had at least 75 tackles in each of his 10 seasons with the Jets, falling shy of the century mark last season (95 in 15 games) for the first time since 2011. His days as a valuable IDP likely are a thing of the past, but he should help the New England run defense while also providing an occasional pass-rushing threat (35.5 career sacks).

The Eagles hope LeGarrette Blount's presence will help them achieve balance on offense, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.

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The 2016 Eagles had a rookie quarterback from a non-FBS school, an above-average defense and a poor group of pass catchers – a trio that typically would beg for a run-heavy approach. Of course, the backfield wasn't all that much better than the receiving group, which led to a middle-of-the-pack ranking in pass-play percentage (16th, 59.4). The team's transactions during the free agency period and draft hinted at the possibility of a pass percentage above 60.0 in 2017, but the mid-May addition of Blount on a one-year, $1.25 million contract suggests the Eagles do still aspire toward some degree of balance. While he presumably won't have the opportunity to match last season's 299 carries, Blount projects as the primary early down runner and top goal-line option in what should be an improved offense. Once Ryan Mathews (neck) is released, Blount will be the team's only running back heavier than 210 pounds with any significant NFL experience.

The Texans expect rookie third-round selection D'Onta Foreman to challenge Alfred Blue for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.

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Blue served as Lamar Miller's top backup last season, taking 100 carries for 420 yards and a touchdown but adding only 12 catches for 40 yards on 16 targets. It was only a matter of time before the Texans sought an upgrade, as Blue doesn't offer much in the passing game and isn't particularly explosive (career 3.6 YPC). Foreman only caught seven passes last season at the University of Texas, but he rushed for over 2,000 yards at a clip of 6.3 per carry, and then ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at 233 pounds at the Combine. Blue could fall all the way off the roster if he doesn't beat out Foreman for the No. 2 job, as the Texans presumably want to keep at least one running back besides Miller that can stay on the field for passing downs. Akeem Hunt, 2016 fourth-rounder Tyler Ervin and undrafted rookie Dare Ogunbowale are in the mix to earn roster spots.

Jeremy Maclin said he played through a torn groin last season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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The severity of the groin injury helps explain Maclin's slow finish to last season, though he only averaged 4.3 catches for 54 yards per game even before suffering the injury in the first quarter of a Week 9 contest against Jacksonville. He sat out Weeks 10-13 and averaged only 3.2 catches for 38 yards in Kansas City's final five games (including playoffs). The poor finish, in combination with Tyreek Hill's emergence, led the cap-strapped Chiefs to release Maclin after just two seasons of a five-year contract. The Ravens jumped on the opportunity to reunite Maclin with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who previously worked with the 29-year-old wideout in Philadelphia from 2009 to 2012. Maclin should draw a steady diet of targets while manning the slot in three-wide formations, and he also figures to get plenty of snaps even when the team only has two receivers on the field. Maclin, Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman all project for key roles, as the Ravens no longer have Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken and TE Dennis Pitta (hip) – a trio that combined for 185 catches and 272 targets last season.

Vince Mayle has been moved to tight end, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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The former Cleveland Brown was picked up by the Ravens on waivers toward the end of last season and will now try to crack the roster at a new position. Physically, Mayle's better suited at tight end at the NFL level after running a 4.67 40-yard dash at the Combine, but he's still undersized and has shown a penchant for drops in the past. He'll need to make waves during training camp in order to latch on with the practice squad considering the amount of money the Ravens have tied up in their tight end group.

Keenan Reynolds remains a long shot to make the Ravens' 53-man roster, but he showed major improvements both as a returner and as a receiver during minicamp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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The former Navy quarterback struggled to pick up on the nuances of his new positions last summer, but Zrebiec notes that he looked faster, smoother, and more confident overall last week. He showed improved hands in the passing game and had a more natural feel in the return game as well. With Baltimore's recent addition of Jeremy Maclin, an already crowded receiving group got even more jam-packed. With that, Reynolds will likely need to shine on special teams in order to break camp with the active roster.

Moore is closing in on locking up the No. 4 receiver spot in the Ravens' offense, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports. "We have a lot of confidence in Chris Moore to be our fourth wideout and let the competition begin with the fifth and sixth wideout," said owner Steve Bisciotti on a recent conference call.

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Bisciotti's vote of confidence shows that the Ravens will give Moore every opportunity to step into a much bigger role this season even with the addition of Jeremy Maclin to the mix. What's interesting here is that Bisciotti mentioned Moore ahead of Michael Campanaro, who had generated considerably more buzz than the University of Cincinnati product earlier in the offseason. Moore (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) does have a significant size advantage over the diminutive Campanaro, and Campanaro's lengthy injury history appears to be wearing thin on the Ravens' coaching staff. A healthy and productive camp from Campanaro could vault him over Moore to be the team's No. 4, but Moore certainly has the edge heading into training camp.

Kentrell Brice could be in for a larger role on defense in 2017, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Impact

In limited opportunities last season, Brice proved to be one of the heaviest hitters on Green Bay's defense, a notion he'll look to make more well-known in Year 2. "I just try to set the tone, to let opposing offenses know that someone's on the field that likes to hit," the 22-year-old said. Brice is growing on the field physically and verbally, as the safety has taken on more of a voice in the secondary. "Be loud, be commanding and be assertive," safeties coach Darren Perry preached. "We ask all those guys to do that. … But he's improving, and we're going to keep asking him to be more of a vocal leader for us." With Micah Hyde's departure this offseason, the Packers are left with a void at safety that will have to be filled by a youngster, and Brice believes he's the man for the job. "Someone has to step up," he said. "We'll all compete in camp, and it's going to take our game to another level. Someone will step up."

Justin Gilbert was suspended for the entire 2017 season on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

The 2014 first-rounder was originally suspended for the first four games of the season, but he'll now be sidelined for the entire year. That doesn't bode well for Gilbert's chances of finding a new NFL home, as the cornerback was released by the Steelers this offseason. In all likelihood, if Gilbert does get another opportunity on an NFL roster, it probably won't come until next season.

Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Impact

Thornton will be eligible to return to the active roster Oct. 16, which happens to be the beginning of the Lions' bye week. The reserve defensive lineman took 307 snaps on defense last season, racking up 19 tackles and one sack through 13 contests. With Thornton sidelined, the Lions may opt to bring in another defensive tackle to bolster the depth chart behind starters Haloti Ngata and A'Shawn Robinson. Thornton is allowed to take part in offseason practices and preseason games.

Marquez North was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

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North was one of four Rams released Tuesday, as the current roster now holds 86 players. The wideout spent all of last season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury and will now have to look to continue his career elsewhere.

DeForest Buckner will take fewer snaps this season under new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "When you look at a guy like Buckner last year having played almost 1,000 snaps – in my mind, that's criminal," Saleh said. "Ideally, all of them are working about 500, 600 snaps and trying to utilize everything they've got every snap that they're on the football field."

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As a rookie, Buckner played a whopping 1,005 defensive snaps, good for 87 percent of the 49ers' total defensive snaps. The new administration would rather utilize the first-round pick (2016) to the best of his ability, instead of having him on the field at all times. This style makes sense for the 49ers considering the team's selection of Solomon Thomas and the signing of Elvis Dumervil – which gives the defense more capable linemen than starting positions. Buckner is welcome to the change of pace as he'll finally get a chance to catch his breath on Sundays. "There were times last year where I was dead tired and they wouldn't take me out," the 23-year-old said. "I feel like I'm hurting the team more staying out there not be able to, you know, live up to my full potential when I'm out there. And if I'm going hard and the coach pulls me out for a play or two to catch my breath so I can get back out there and be more efficient, I'll definitely take that."

Demetrius Rhaney was released by the Rams on Tuesday, Christina Phillips of Precision Sports Management announced.

Impact

Rhaney spent three seasons with the Rams as a backup center after being drafted by the team in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Rams now have Austin Blythe and Jake Eldrenkamp as backup center options to starter John Sullivan.

Marquess Wilson (foot) signed a contract with the Jets on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Given the departure of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, the Jets now have a massive void at wide receiver heading into training camp. As a result, it appears they'll be open to plenty of competition with a roster that currently holds 14 wideouts – all of whom have four years or less experience in the league. Previously with the Bears, Wilson recorded 56 receptions and three touchdowns over four seasons, but he failed to make a lasting impact in the team's offensive game plan. The 6-foot-4 Wilson – selected by Chicago in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft - suited up in just three games in 2016 and ended his campaign on IR with a broken foot. He'll now get a fresh start with a team that definitely has some job openings at his position.

The Patriots kept Malcolm Mitchell (undisclosed) on the sidelines during spring practices, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

It's unclear what, if anything, was ailing the second-year receiver, with the report suggesting that Mitchell's injury history (which includes knee surgeries) played a part in the team's management of his offseason workload. We'll revisit his status once training camp opens up, but there's nothing to suggest that Mitchell won't be ready to go at that time. From a fantasy perspective, his upside in 2017 is hampered by the presence of fellow wideouts Julian Edelman and Brandin Cooks, who both figure to gobble up plenty of targets in the Patriots' passing offense. Mitchell thus figures to compete with Chris Hogan for the team's WR3 snaps, with Danny Amendola and Andrew Hawkins in reserve.

Tavon Austin (wrist) is slated to be ready for training camp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

Impact

Austin underwent wrist surgery in early May, but that hasn't stopped him from putting in work during minicamp. The wideout has been running routes and catching tennis balls on the sidelines, but he's itching to get back onto the field without restrictions. "I still run routes - I'm getting my routes in with the boys when I try to watch them towards the end of [of the field]," Austin said. "So it's definitely frustrating, just because I don't know what happened to my wrist in the first place." There are plenty of questions surrounding the role Austin will play in new head coach Sean McVay's offense, but those questions will be sidelined until the 26-year-old returns. "I think we have ideas of the way we want to utilize him," McVay noted. "I think he's done a lot of great things on tape, but until you're actually able to get out on the grass with him, watch him do some of the things that we're asking him to do, it does make it a little bit more difficult." Austin will look to build upon his 2016 numbers – 668 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns – as the speedster continues to emerge as a deep-ball threat.

Danielle Hunter will start at left defensive end this season, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Hunter had a breakout campaign last season, racking up 12.5 sacks as a reserve lineman. Veteran Brian Robison noted the 22-year-old's success, giving his starting spot on the depth chart to Hunter. He is expected to play in at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps this season after only playing in 57 percent of the snaps last season. His new role makes Hunter an intriguing option in IDP formats, but he'll have to prove his numbers last season were no fluke.