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Jesse James, a tight end from Penn State, ran an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.83 seconds at the Combine.

Impact

The 40 time won't impress anyone, but James posted very good numbers in the vertical and broad jumps, respectively jumping 37.5 and 121 inches. He's one of the draft's best tight end prospects, boasting a red-zone target frame at 6-foot-7, 261 pounds. With size/athleticism dimensions fairly similar to Troy Niklas from last year, James too could find himself selected in the second round.

Jameis Winston (shoulder) said he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Impact

Winston underwent some extra tests on his right shoulder Friday, but the fact that he still plans to throw Saturday indicates the issue isn't serious. Winston remains a candidate to go first overall in April's draft, and there will be no shortage of eyes pointed in his direction Saturday.

Jameis Winston underwent testing at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday to determine why his right shoulder is showing signs of weakness, ESPN reports.

Impact

The testing doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong, as it's fairly common for players to have medical concerns examined closely at the combine. Winston is scheduled to speak to the media Friday afternoon, so there may be another update on his status.

Todd Gurley did not allow doctors to examine his surgically-repaired knee at the Combine, NFL Network's Michael Silver reports.

Impact

Silver referred to Gurley's decision as "highly unusual, if not unprecedented," so it definitely raises a bit of a red flag. With that said, Gurley's injury was reported to be a 'mere' ACL tear, and it's hard to believe a person as young and athletically gifted as Gurley would have trouble returning from an injury that medical technology has made rather manageable in recent years. Still, Gurley will likely need to allow team doctors to inspect his knee at some point before the draft if he's going to have a shot at the first round.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he expects Jeff Janis to take a big step in his second season, ESPN Wisconsin reports.

Impact

Janis is an incredible athlete, but he only caught two passes during his rookie season, after going in the seventh round out of Saginaw Valley State. While there are already rumors that the Packers will replace Randall Cobb with Davante Adams and Janis, it's also quite possible the team will eventually retain Cobb. If Cobb does return, Janis may again find opportunity hard to come by, even if he impresses in training camp.

Jeremy Ross, an exclusive rights free agent, will be back with the Lions in 2015, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Impact

There was little question the Lions would choose to retain Ross, as the cost of keeping an exclusive-rights free agent is far from prohibitive. That doesn't ensure Ross of a spot on the final roster, but he's a pretty good bet to win a job as the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver.

A.J. Hawk underwent surgery immediately after the season to remove bone spurs from his ankle, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Hawk is a potential cap casualty, with one season remaining on his contract at $3.5 million. His stint with the Packers has been a mixed bag, and he generally hasn't lived up to the expectations that come with being a top-five draft pick. Packers coach Mike McCarthy recently refereed to the inside linebacker position as the team's greatest area of need. All that being said, Hawk should be healthy in time for next season, be it in Green Bay or elsewhere.

The Lions announced Thursday that Kellen Moore would not be tendered a contract for 2015, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

As a result, Moore will become an unrestricted free agent. General manager Martin Mayhew did indicate a desire to re-sign Moore, who didn't see any snaps this past season as the Lions' No. 3 quarterback. If the Lions bring him back, Moore could be given the opportunity to compete for the top backup spot behind Matthew Stafford.

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Charles Johnson is "far and away our best receiver" in comments to ESPN Cleveland while at the NFL combine.

Impact

Johnson emerged as one of Teddy Bridgewater's top targets in the second half of last season. Johnson had 19 receptions for 328 yards and two touchdowns in his final six games. With the Vikings possibly cutting Greg Jennings due to his high salary ($8.9 million base salary and $11 million cap hit) and Cordarrelle Patterson having fallen out of favor with the coaching staff last season, it's possible Johnson could emerge with a large role next season.

Adrian Peterson said he's undecided about his future with the Vikings as he's uneasy about how some members of the organization didn't support him when the team worked with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September, ESPN reports. "I'm still uneasy, to be honest with you. I'm still uneasy about a lot of things that took place within the organization," he said.

Impact

Team president Mark Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer have all recently said they want Peterson to return to the team in 2015. Vikings management appeared to be testing the waters for his return to see if there was a public backlash. Or they could have been trying to increase his trade value. However, Peterson's comments would appear to sidetrack that campaign. Peterson is due $12.75 million next season and many thought before management's recent comments that the team would ask him to take a pay cut, trade him or release him since he's the highest paid running back in the league and turning 30 next month. Peterson was suspended for the season in November after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for disciplining his child with a switch and can't be reinstated until April 15. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the team doesn't plan to sign a running back in free agency. However, Peterson's comments cloud his future with the team and we'll have to see whether the Vikings now waiver about his return.

Jadeveon Clowney is "doing well" in his recovery from December knee surgery, according to Houston general manager Rick Smith, the Texans' official site reports. "We expect that he would hopefully make a full recovery and be able to help us next year," added Smith.

Impact

Knee problems, beginning in Week 1, limited Clowney to four games played in 2014. Both Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien are optimistic for the linebacker's return for the 2015 season.

Jeremy Lane (arm/knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, in addition to a compound arm fracture, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Lane's knee now appears to be the larger of his two issues, even though the broken wrist is quite serious in its own right. Lane probably won't be ready for the start of the 2015 season, given that he suffered the torn ACL during the Super Bowl.

Junior Galette will not face charges in relation to a recent domestic violence arrest, but a civil lawsuit was filed Thursday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

While the misdemeanor charges against Galette have been dropped, the civil lawsuit is expected to continue. The lack of criminal charges decreases the chance that Galette will face punishment from the NFL, but it doesn't entirely rule out the possibility.

Larry Foote was released by the Cardinals on Thursday to prepare for a coaching gig, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports.

Impact

Foote has apparently decided to retire, opting for a coaching job with the Cardinals over a 14th season as a player. He finishes his career with 804 tackles, 25 sacks and four interceptions in 187 games, having won Super Bowls with the Steelers during the 2005 and 2008 seasons.

Matt Cassel is likely to return next season to the Vikings even though he's due $4.75 million in the final season of his two-year contract and coming back from a season-ending broken foot, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

There was some thought that the Vikings may cut or trade Cassel with Teddy Bridgewater becoming the clear No. 1 QB. It looks like Cassel will return as Bridgewater's backup in 2015 even with a large contract for a backup.

The Eagles have released James Casey, the team's official site reports.

Impact

The move leaves the Eagles with Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and Trey Burton at the tight end position for now, while Casey – who caught just three passes for 59 yards and two TDs this past season – will now look to catch on elsewhere as a depth TE.

The 49ers have begun talking with Frank Gore about a new contract, NFL.com reports.

Impact

While Gore is considered more likely than Michael Crabtree to return, it's far from a sure thing that the veteran running back will stick around. The 49ers may want 2014 second-round selection Carlos Hyde to lead their backfield, so it's possible the team will talk to Gore about accepting a reduced role. Although he'll be 32 by the start of next season, Gore has aged gracefully enough to draw interest in free agency as a potential starter.

The 49ers have begun talking with Michael Crabtree about a new contract, NFL.com reports.

Impact

A recent report from the Sacramento Bee suggested that Crabtree is unlikely to re-sign with the 49ers, but it still makes sense for the two sides to at least touch base. A return to the Bay would seemingly cap Crabtree's upside, as Anquan Boldin is still under contract, and the 49ers will likely emphasize their running game.

Kam Chancellor will not need surgery on the torn MCL he suffered two days before the Super Bowl, the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Chancellor had 10 tackles, seven solo, in the Super Bowl playing on the injured knee. Rest and rehab should have him ready for next season, though he might be limited for the start training camp.

Earl Thomas, who played through a fully torn labrum in the Super Bowl, has yet to have shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of the season, the Seattle Times reports.

Impact

Thomas reportedly will need six to eight months to recover following surgery, but general manager John Schneider said Thursday that he is not concerned about Thomas being ready for the start of the season. Schneider said it's possible that Thomas is not ready for the start of training camp "because we are going to monitor him and make sure we do what's best for the long term." Thomas, who suffered the injury in the NFC championship game, had nine tackles, including eight solo, in the Super Bowl.