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Stephone Anthony has signed a four-year contract with the Saints that includes a fifth-year option.

Impact

Anthony will likely transform into a pass-rushing linebacker in Rob Ryan's defense. He's got the athleticism to wreak havoc, now the question is whether or not that will turn into production on the field.

While Corey Graham has been playing cornerback at spring practices, the Bills haven't ruled him out of the safety spot, The Buffalo News reports. Said coach Rex Ryan, "It's something that we will definitely consider. You try to get your best 11 players on the field and I think Corey is a tremendous player. It wouldn't surprise me if he has the talent to do that."

Impact

Graham has the skill set to play either spot, but the Bills are likely deeper at the corner spot - especially after drafting Ronald Darby with their first pick - and Graham likely would be the third man there. At safety, he might be able to start opposite Aaron Williams following the free agent departure of Da'Norris Searcy, though it's possible Graham could be used in a hybrid role if the team decides to give him some safety work. The versatile Graham played both cornerback and safety for the Bills last season when injuries affected the safety depth.

Matt Elam will have to compete with Will Hill, Kendrick Lewis and Terrence Brooks (knee) for playing time in 2015, the Ravens' official website reports.

Impact

Will Hill seems like a near-lock to start, with Kendrick Lewis the favorite to grab the other starting job. Elam, a first-round pick in 2013, regressed badly during his sophomore season, following a solid but unspectacular rookie campaign. He was the weakest link in a shaky secondary, struggling with both his tackling and coverage. Elam reportedly lost eight pounds of body fat in the offseason, but showing up in improved shape won't be enough on its own. Once you throw 2014 third-round pick Terrence Brooks (knee) into the mix, it's pretty clear Elam will need an excellent training camp and preseason to earn a starting spot, despite having the first-round pedigree.

Ryan Mallett said the pectoral muscle injury that ended his 2014 season early has healed and he's "ready to go," the Texans' official site reports.

Impact

Mallett has been throwing passes to his teammates on a daily basis and feels confident he's developing good chemistry with the receivers. He'll be competing with free agent acquisition Brian Hoyer for the starting job, and his familiarity with the system gives him a slight edge, though nothing will be decided until much later this summer.

Michael Campanaro, a 2014 sixth-round draft pick, is a candidate to return punts and kickoffs in 2015, the Ravens' official website reports.

Impact

Campanaro is also a candidate to work as the team's primary slot receiver in three-wide sets, though it wouldn't be surprising to see Steve Smith fill that role. Campanaro had no role in the offense to start his rookie season, but he eventually worked his way to relevance by the time the playoffs came around, after missing much of the year with a hamstring injury. He notably caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in a playoff loss to the Patriots, and while his 5-9, 185-pound frame is small for even a slot receiver, he does have above-average straight-line speed (4.45 40 yard-dash), short-burst quickness and agility. Campanaro's prospects for 2015 looked much more promising before the Ravens selected WR Breshad Perriman in the first round, followed by TE Maxx Williams in the second round. The Williams selection is particularly problematic for Campanaro, as the rookie tight end will likely get a lot of looks from the slot. Furthermore, the Ravens picked up a promising undrafted free agent in DeAndre Carter, who has a similar athletic profile to Campanaro.

Victor Cruz (knee) relayed Tuesday that he was "75-to-80 percent" healthy, Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Impact

Cruz has been testing his knee by cutting and running routes, but he's not yet to the point in his recovery where he can practice his techniques against defensive backs. The 28-year-old wideout is working his way back from a patellar tendon tear and remains optimistic that he'll be ready to go for Week 1.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that Dennis Pitta (hip) "has a chance" at playing in 2015, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Impact

Harbaugh acknowledged that Pitta is currently practicing, and the team is now just seeing how he holds up during those sessions before assessing his ability for the upcoming season. The Ravens drafted Maxx Williams in the second round of the NFL Draft, but adding Pitta back into the tight-end ranks would give the Ravens a needed extra weapon in the passing game after the team lost Torrey Smith in free agency.

Marcel Jensen was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Tuesday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

Impact

The 25-year-old Jensen appeared in one game with the Jaguars last season before being placed on waivers a few days earlier. He'll compete for a depth role at tight end with the Broncos in training camp.

Solomon Patton was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Patton will likely get a chance to compete for a receiver job with the Broncos in training camp, but his chances of cracking the 53-man roster appear remote.

The Bucs have claimed D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Texans, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

The 2013 second-rounder recorded 73 tackles and two picks for the Texans last season and he'll give the Bucs' some needed depth at the safety position.

The Patriots have signed Dekoda Watson, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Watson, who recorded 14 tackles in 10 games last season, will bolster the Patriots' outside linebacker depth, but he's a break or two from IDP relevance.

Phillip Supernaw was released by the Ravens on Tuesday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

Impact

Supernaw was active for eight games last season, making two appearances with the Chiefs and another six with the Ravens. The 2012 UDFA would have been a long shot to make Baltimore's final roster, after the team selected two tight ends in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Coach John Fox suggested Monday that Matt Forte could be in line for a reduction in snaps this season, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports. "It's a positive that [Forte] has had a number of carries and the production he's had, both catching the ball and running the ball," Fox said. "We've always been believers in kind of a one-two punch and rolling guys through there…a wave of those guys to stay fresh. I've always had [that approach] with running backs."

Impact

Despite his team's overall struggles, Forte was fantasy gold under Marc Trestman the past two seasons, ranking fourth among all NFL running backs in carries (555) and first in receptions (176) during that span. Forte still profiles as a dual-threat lead back in Fox's system, but it appears safe to bet that he won't be on the field for 92 percent of the Bears' offensive snaps again, as was the case last season. With the Bears adding Jacquizz Rodgers in free agency and fourth-rounder Jeremy Langford through the draft, Fox has ample bodies at his disposal to relieve Forte, who has subtly indicated his dissatisfaction with the prospect of decreased playing time, especially with his contract expiring after the season. While the situation likely won't result in Forte holding out for a new deal, it's not clear if the Bears' new brass has any intention of re-signing the running back, who will turn 30 in December. If it becomes increasingly apparent as the season wears on that Forte will not receive a new deal, expect the likes of Rodgers, Langford, and second-year back Ka'Deem Carey to cut further into his snaps.

Keith Wenning was released by the Ravens on Tuesday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

Impact

With Matt Schaub signing a contract that included $1 million in guaranteed money, Wenning was going to be a long shot for the final roster in 2015. He spent 2014 on the Ravens' practice squad, after being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Lance Moore signed a one-year deal with the Lions on Tuesday, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.

Impact

Moore will likely have to compete for a roster spot, after catching just 14-of-27 targets for the Steelers in 2014. He'll turn 32 in August, but he does have the Lions' lack of depth at his position working in his favor.

Orlando Scandrick is in Dallas to meet with the Cowboys about his contract situation, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Impact

Scandrick has been working out on his own in California, as he's displeased with his current contract situation. He's slated for a base salary of just $1.5 million in 2015, following a 2014 campaign in which he was the Cowboys' most reliable cornerback. Assuming an in-season holdout is avoided, Scandrick figures to enter Week 1 as a starter, even after the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones in the first round.

Chris Pantale was claimed off waivers by the Bears on Monday, ESPN Chicago reports.

Impact

He'll likely serve as a depth body in training camp, as he looks to be one of the more expendable members of the Bears' 90-man roster.

Pat Devlin signed with the Bears on Monday, ESPN Chicago reports.

Impact

Devlin's would only have a shot at making the Bears' roster out of training camp if coach John Fox decides to keep three quarterbacks. With 2014 sixth-rounder David Fales and undrafted rookie Shane Carden around to challenge Devlin for those duties, even coming away with a No. 3 job might be a tall order.

Austen Lane's vested contract was terminated by the Bears on Monday, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Impact

With the Bears transitioning from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defensive scheme this season under new coordinator Vic Fangio, Lane, a holdover of the previous regime, was deemed a poor fit. The 27-year-old was only on the roster for the Bears' Week 17 game against the Vikings in 2014, but wasn't active for the contest.

Tom Brady will appeal the four-game suspension handed to him by the NFL on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

Impact

Monday's ruling relayed that Brady is in line to be suspended for the first four games of the coming season "for violations of the NFL Policy on Integrity of the Game and Enforcement of Competitive Rules relating to the use of under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game." While Brady has yet to publicly comment on the NFL's decision, his agent, Don Yee, has ripped the ruling, suggesting that if his client's appeal is heard by a neutral party, the Wells report "will be exposed as an incredibly frail exercise in fact-finding and logic." In any case, a timetable for a ruling on Brady's appeal has not yet been established, but a reduction of his suspension could be a plausible outcome. For the time being though, backup Jimmy Garoppolo is penciled in to start at QB for the first quarter of the Patriots' 2015 regular season schedule.