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Rishard Matthews hopes to be traded or released by the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

While Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are no longer in the team's wideout mix, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings have been cycled in to work along with returnee Jarvis Landry. As is stands, Matthews slots in as the Dolphins' No. 5 option at the position, an assignment that doesn't carry a ton of field time with it. Matthews – who caught 41 passes in 2013 – recorded just 12 catches for 135 yards and a TD in 14 games in 2014.

Stevan Ridley (knee) took part in positional drills during the Jets' OTAs Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Impact

Ridley was reportedly moving well Wednesday, which is certainly a positive sign for a player coming off knee surgery. He remains on track to be ready to go when training camp begins in July.

Bills running back coach Anthony Lynn said he'd like to see Jackson's workload cut roughly in half this season, The Buffalo News reports. Said Lynn, "I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season. If we could take half of that off his plate, I think you're going to see a fresher Fred Jackson and a more explosive Fred Jackson."

Impact

Jackson had 548 snaps last season, much of that due to the C.J. Spiller injury. He also averaged a career-low 3.72 yards per carry. But with Jackson being 34 this season and with LeSean McCoy prepared to be the feature back, he's not going to be nearly as big in the offense unless McCoy gets hurt. Right now it sounds like the Bills see Jackson as a versatile veteran and possible third-down back.

Ronald Darby, the team's second-round pick, signed his rookie contract Tuesday, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Impact

Darby probably won't start as a rookie with the team already having a nice cornerbacks corps with Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin, and Corey Graham in the mix, but Darby has world class speed and is used to dealing with top receivers coming out of Florida State, so his long-term future appears bright.

Derek Carr is dealing with an injury to his right ring finger, which may require surgery, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports.

Impact

Carr sat out Tuesday's OTA's with what the team initially called an undisclosed injury, but it now appears to be something that could cause him to miss significant offseason time. If he undergoes surgery, Carr could sit out the rest of OTA's, but the team is reportedly optimistic that he'd be ready for the start of training camp. In Carr's absence Tuesday, Christian Ponder worked with the first-team offense.

Sean Weatherspoon made all the defensive calls during the Cardinals' first OTA on Tuesday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Impact

Weatherspoon's injury-laden career culminated in a torn Achilles last June, which erased the entire 2014 campaign, but shortly after signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals in March, he relayed that the most recent ailment was "completely healed." In the previous two offseasons, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim inked Karlos Dansby and Antonio Cromartie to such prove-it deals, which they were able to parlay into significant paydays after productive seasons. Only 27 years old and a 2010 first-round pick, Weatherspoon's background indicates that his best years could be in front of him, if he avoids the injury bug.

Carson Palmer (knee) participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills during the Cardinals' first OTA on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Impact

Palmer told Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that he felt "rusty" but moved well considering he's sixth months and two days removed from the procedure to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. While Palmer remains two months away from receiving the all-clear, coach Bruce Arians relayed that the quarterback could ease into 11-on-11 work during next month's minicamp. Expect Palmer to be a full participant once training camp commences in late July.

Devin Gardner signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, Jim Wexell of Scout.com reports.

Impact

The converted quarterback was waived by the Patriots, and he'll come to Pittsburgh hoping to earn a roster spot in 2015.

Chimdi Chekwa has signed with the Raiders, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Chekwa, who had signed with the Patriots in March, returns for another stint with Oakland, where he notched 16 tackles in 10 games in a backup cornerback role with the Raiders.

L'Damian Washington was waived by the Steelers on Tuesday, Jim Wexell of Scout.com reports.

Impact

The team made the move to clear a roster spot for former Michigan quarterback-turned-receiver Devin Gardner, who signed with Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Washington spent last season bouncing around on three different practice squads.

With the Saints releasing Shayne Graham, Zach Hocker is expected to compete with Dustin Hopkins for the starting kicking position.

Impact

Hocker was selected by Washington in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft but failed to make the team. He signed a futures contract with the Miami Dolphins before again being released. Among a handful of kickers at the Saints rookie minicamp last week, Hocker was the only one to receive a contract offer. If he wins the kicking competition in training camp, Hocker, backed by a Drew Brees-led offense, would have value in most fantasy leagues.

With the Saints releasing Shayne Graham, Dustin Hopkins is expected to compete with Zach Hocker for the starting kicking position.

Impact

Hopkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft, but he spent most of his rookie season on the injured reserve and was released by the Bills last August. If he wins the kicking competition in training camp, Hopkins, backed by a Drew Brees-led offense, would have value in most fantasy leagues.

Bryce Brown has been absent from the Bills' voluntary workouts, apparently due to a personal issue, The Buffalo News reports. Said running backs coach Anthony Lynn, "Bryce is doing what he has to do right now, taking care of his family in the offseason, but yes, it will set him back. I mean, he's five, six weeks behind everyone else. Once he gets here, it's going to be hard to slow down and catch him up. That's one of my biggest concerns, but, you know, he's got the playbook. Hopefully he's taking care of his business and hopefully he'll come in in great shape and we'll see what happens."

Impact

The new coaching staff hasn't sounded exactly thrilled with Brown so far, as coach Rex Ryan has already mentioned Browns' fumbling issues. And all that's after the Eagles didn't seem particularly interested in keeping Brown following the 2013 season. With the Bills adding Karlos Williams in the draft, and LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, and Anthony Dixon already on board, Brown may have some ground to make up to be part of the team's plans.

Lance Lewis signed with the Saints on Tuesday.

Impact

Lewis, undrafted out of East Carolina in 2012, spent all of last season on the 49ers' practice squad, and he'll fight for a roster spot with the Saints during camp. The 26-year-old has appeared in three career NFL games, each with the Redskins in 2013, but has not recorded any statistics.

Shayne Graham was released by the Saints on Tuesday.

Impact

The 37-year-old converted 19-of-22 field goal attempts last season, finishing as the Saints' leading scorer. Nonetheless, it looks like the franchise will go in another direction, with younger options Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker competing for the starting gig.

With the news of Justin Smith retiring Monday, Arik Armstead is in the mix for starting at left defensive end this season, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Impact

The 49ers used their first-round pick in this year's draft on the physical lineman in anticipation of Smith retiring. While Armstead is considered "raw" at this point, he could earn a starting spot in training camp if he can outplay Quinton Dial and Tony Jerod-Eddie.

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said David Cobb appears to be a little bit out of shape, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Cobb weighed in at 232 pounds, up from 229 at the NFL scouting combine. He wants to be around 225 at the start of the season, and he shouldn't have much trouble getting there. While he dropped to the fifth round of the NFL Draft, Cobb did manage to land in an ideal situation for making an impact as a rookie. Last year's second-round pick Bishop Sankey was unimpressive last season, while the plodding Shonn Greene may not even make the final roster.

Kendrick Lewis is expected to start at free safety in 2015, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Lewis has started 66 games through five NFL seasons, and while he won't be mistaken for a superstar, he should be a big help to the Baltimore secondary. With Lewis all but assured of the starting job at free safety, Will Hill is transitioning to strong safety, making him the more attractive IDP option.

Will Hill is expected to shift from free safety to strong safety in 2015, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Hill will compete with former first-round draft pick Matt Elam for the starting job, but it would be a major upset if Elam actually emerges victorious. Hill was the most reliable member of the Baltimore secondary by the end of last season, and a shift to strong safety should lead to some added tackle opportunities. Offseason acquisition Kendrick Lewis is the favorite to start at free safety.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh hopes to reduce Steve Smith's snaps in 2015, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The 36-year-old Smith is still expected to be a big part of the Baltimore offense, and while he'll likely hold onto a starting role, he may not play upwards of 75 percent of the offensive snaps again. It's possible the Ravens could change their minds by the time the season begins, as the team otherwise lacks other proven targets for Joe Flacco. As of right now, the Ravens are hoping some combination of Breshad Perriman, Marlon Brown, Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken can ease Smith's burden.