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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.

Mike Pouncey signed a five-year extension worth close to $50 million with the Dolphins on Monday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Impact

Pouncey's deal reportedly includes $22 million guaranteed and makes him one of the league's highest paid centers.The 2011 first-rounder has made the Pro Bowl in consecutive seasons and even showed the ability to play right guard last season.

Joe Mays officially signed with the Jets on Monday, NJ.com reports.

Impact

Mays missed the early half of last season with the Chiefs due to a wrist injury, limiting him to just 20 tackles through eight games played. Now with the Jets, Mays will be on his fifth team since being drafted in 2008. Furthermore, with New York inking fellow reserve inside linebackers Jamari Lattimore and Erin Henderson recently, Mays is expected to join them in competing for snaps behind starters David Harris and Demario Davis this season.

George Johnson's three-year, $9 million offer sheet signed with the Buccaneers is being disputed by the Lions, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Johnson's future employer hangs in the balance while an independent arbitrator reviews the offer sheet he signed last Tuesday with the Buccaneers and identifies all the terms the Lions would be required to match, should they decide to do so. The arbitrator's ruling is expected within 10 days, at which point the Lions would then have two days to match the offer. Johnson began his career in Tampa Bay, but made his biggest impact in Detroit last season, posting a personal best 29 tackles and six sacks in 2014.

John Kuhn signed a one-year contract Monday to remain with the Packers this season, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Kuhn's deal is reportedly worth the veteran's minimum, with incentives potential raising his salary. Regardless, the Green Bay fan favorite will be back for a ninth season with the Packers. Although he played less than a quarter of the team's offensive snaps last season, Kuhn was still named to his second Pro Bowl and earned The Associated Press' All-Pro selection at fullback. While those accomplishments reflect Kuhn's overall value, his totals of 24 carries for 85 rushing yards and one touchdown last season make Kuhn a player with minimal fantasy value for himself.

The Packers have matched the one-year, $2.55 million offer sheet that Sean Richardson signed with the Raiders last week, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Now that he'll being staying with the Packers, Richardson – who recorded 25 tackles in 16 games for Green Bay this past season – slots in as the team's No. 3 safety behind starters Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Moreover, Richardson is in line to reprise his key special teams role with the team.

Daryl Washington will apply for reinstatement from his suspension "within the next week or so," the Arizona Republic reports.

Impact

The step would be the first in Washington's quest to learn his availability for the 2015 campaign. His suspension last season resulted from a repeat violation of the league's substance abuse policy, and in order to be reinstated, he must provide all "pertinent information" related to his treatment from his year away from football. The NFL will then have 60 days to review and make a decision on his eligibility. Since no violation has been reported during his ban, Washington seems like a safe bet to receive clearance from the league. However, he still has potential punishment hanging over his head from a domestic violence conviction for a May of 2013 incident, which will likely be taken seriously due to recent high-profile cases from across the NFL.

Greg Jennings (elbow) is visiting the Jaguars on Monday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

While it's unclear if the Jaguars will land Jennings, if the 31-year-old wideout does join the team, he'll provide a veteran complement to second-year pass-catchers Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee. Jennings is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six TDs for the Vikings.

Kendall Hunter continues to progress in his recovery from an ACL injury, NFL.com reports.

Impact

The report notes that a video on the 49ers' official site shows Hunter running well during the team's offseason workouts. Assuming his health, Hunter will look to carve out a role in the 49ers' post-Frank Gore backfield, which is on track to be headed by Carlos Hyde and Reggie Bush.

ESPN.com's Rich Cimini relays that barring any setbacks, Stevan Ridley (knee) is expected to be ready when training camp opens.

Impact

Ridley, who signed a one-year deal with the Jets, tore his ACL while with the Patriots back on Oct. 12. Once he re-proves his health, look for him to jostle with Bilal Powell for work in the Jets' backfield along with projected starter Chris Ivory.

Allen Robinson (foot) threw out the first pitch in the Detroit Tigers home opener, the Oakland Press reports.

Impact

Robinson, a native of nearby Southfield, is coming off a successful rookie season with Jacksonville that was cut short by a fracture in his right foot. He benefitted from additional playing time when other wideouts were injured and then developed some rapport with rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. With Cecil Shorts having moved on, it appears a healthy Robinson will gain a larger share of targets.

NaVorro Bowman is expected to be ready for on-field team activities at the end of April, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Bowman spent the entire 2014 season rehabbing from a gruesome knee injury in the 2013 NFC Championship game, but it appears as though he is finally ready to make his comeback to the field. Coach Jim Tomsula said that he expects Bowman to participate in 49ers' mini-camp at the end of the month. With both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retiring this offseason, Bowman will be asked to be the team's defensive leader from the middle linebacker position this season.

James Casey agreed to a one-year deal with the Broncos on Saturday.

Impact

Casey was a disappointing and not particularly cheap free agent bust in Philadelphia, but the former Rice star has a lot of versatility both on offense and special teams, and he should provide cheap utility behind Owen Daniels and Virgil Green.

Johnny Manziel was released from the rehabilitation facility he entered in January, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Impact

The exact nature of Manziel's treatment isn't clear, but reporting on his 2014 behavior revealed a clear need to change the way he managed his life off the field. Hopefully his treatment gave him the means of making more productive choices going onward, and hopefully that will allow him to realize whatever NFL potential he might have. The Browns expected Manziel to be available when offseason training began April 20, and it appears that expectation was correct.

The Jets will pick up the fifth-year option on Quinton Coples' rookie contract for 2016, the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Coples has always been a player more about potential than results, and that hasn't really changed in his three NFL seasons. He reached a career-high 6.5 sacks in 2014, but the Jets likely had finer results in mind when they selected him 16th overall in the 2012 draft. Still, Coples is an uncommon athletic talent and won't be 25 until June, so the Jets have reason to give him another year.

Will Allen re-signed with the Steelers on Friday, ESPN reports.

Impact

Allen's return to Pittsburgh comes after former teammate and safety Troy Polamalu announced his retirement this week. Although his role will likely be a reserve one, Allen provides nice veteran experience to the Steelers' secondary.

Victor Butler will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

This won't help Butler's odds of making the final roster, following a two-season stretch in which he only played in two games. Even if he does manage to stick, Butler is unlikely to have a starting role.

Anthony Spencer signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Friday.

Impact

Spencer had a down season for the Cowboys in 2014, after missing nearly all of 2013 to undergo microfracture knee surgery. The former first-round draft pick is still only 31 years old, and he should provide the Saints with some added depth, at the very least. If he can somehow get back to his top form from his 2012 breakout season, Spencer could be one of the biggest steals of the free-agency period. He doesn't yet warrant IDP consideration.

Troy Polamalu has decided to retire from the NFL after 12 seasons, the Herald-Standard reports.

Impact

Polamalu has had a highly-decorated career for the Steelers, making eight Pro Bowls and earning four first-team All-Pro honors, playing in 158 games over the course of his career. In addition to that, he accumulated 710 tackles, 35 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and won three Super Bowls. The Steelers will have a tough time replacing the veteran safety's presence and leadership defensively, but they will now have to do so.

Charles Tillman (triceps) signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Impact

Tillman may have the most recognizable name in the Carolina secondary, but the Panthers' young defensive backs came on strong at the end of the 2014 season. The 34-year-old corner will likely just be third or fourth on the depth chart entering training camp, with Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere seemingly locked into the top two spots. Tillman should have plenty of time to recover from the torn triceps that cost him nearly all of the 2015 season.