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Danny Amendola (knee/ankle) underwent a pair of procedures early in the offseason that could impact the start of his 2016 campaign, the Boston Herald reports.

Impact

At this stage, a timetable for when the wideout might return to full strength has yet to be outlined, though the report suggests there's hope that he might be ready to participate in training camp. One procedure that Amendola underwent addressed a left knee issue, while the other was performed to remove a bone spur in his ankle. Given that he recently restructured his contract with the Patriots, Amendola's roster spot appears secure, but if he's forced to miss any time out of the gate, the likes of Chris Hogan, Nate Washington and rookie Malcolm Mitchell could see added opportunities behind Julian Edelman, who is currently bouncing back from foot woes.

Mark Sanchez underwent minor surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb Saturday and will likely miss the beginning of the Broncos' OTAs.

Impact

Sanchez injured his non-throwing hand while working in the Broncos' weight room last week during the team's strength and conditioning program. Although his surgery was minor, Sanchez is still likely to be sidelined when Denver begins OTAs next week. His expected short-term absence leaves rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch and second-year player Trevor Siemian as the only healthy quarterbacks on the Broncos' roster. Even though Lynch should benefit from seeing extra practice reps, Denver will also be eager to have the veteran Sanchez back available to continue his on-field adjustment to a new offense.

Shaq Lawson will undergo preemptive surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday.

Impact

Lawson's labrum issue was initially flagged during the pre-draft process as a concern, and although he and his representatives believed no surgery would be necessary until next offseason, "an occurrence of the condition" last week resulted in the Bills' medical staff determining that preemptive surgery would best serve his long-term health. So although Lawson could have continued through the offseason program, he'll instead take care of his shoulder problem as soon as possible. At the moment, a timetable for Lawson's return is being mapped out, but a sideline stint of 4-to-6 months was previously suggested. If that outlook prevails, Lawson will likely begin his rookie season on the PUP list. Projected as one of Buffalo's starting outside linebackers, Lawson's absence could represent a considerable blow to the defense, and if he were to miss time, Manny Lawson should see more snaps opposite Jerry Hughes (upper body).

Doug Baldwin is calm over his current contract situation, despite his desire for a lucrative long-term deal, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Baldwin heads into this season slated to earn $4 million in the final year of the three-year, $13 million extension he signed in 2014, but he's far outperformed that value, having registered career highs in catches (78), yards (1,069) and touchdowns (14) last season. Although he remains in search of a considerable raise, his contract situation is not expected to become a distraction, as the Seahawks want to secure his future as well. While talks between the parties lie ahead, Baldwin understands his role and is determined to continue to prove his worth in the upcoming campaign, when his fantasy stock also sits at its highest since entering the league in 2011.

Connor Cook is expected to compete with Matt McGloin to be the Raiders' second-string quarterback this season, SFGate.com reports.

Impact

Cook was taken in the fourth round of last month's draft after a highly successful four-year college career at Michigan State, but with Derek Carr clearly Oakland's long-term answer at quarterback, Cook was selected primarily to bolster the Raiders' backup options. Although Cook understandably had some hiccups during the Raiders' rookie camp last week, head coach Jack del Rio reportedly walked away impressed by his approach and mentality, which figures to help him as he vies for an increased snap count once OTAs begin.

Cody Kessler has made a good first impression on head coach Hue Jackson, but it's too soon to tell where he'll stand after the Browns' upcoming quarterback competition, Cleveland.com reports.

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Kessler was drafted in the third round of last month's draft and will compete with fellow quarterbacks Robert Griffin and Josh McCown for pegging on the Browns' depth chart. The former USC standout reportedly impressed with his accuracy and footwork during rookie practices last week, but Jackson deemed it too soon to project whether Kessler can or can't win Cleveland's starting job. Rather, the Browns' upcoming OTAs and subsequent training camp is expected to sort out their competition at the position. In any case, Kessler has helped himself by showing well in his chances thus far.

Robert Griffin is a candidate to win the Browns' starting quarterback position, but head coach Hue Jackson says "it's too soon" to name the team's starter at this point, Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

Griffin was brought to Cleveland this offseason on a two-year deal, despite being demoted to the Redskins' third-string option and taking zero regular season snaps last year. However, given the Browns' dire need for a quarterback, Griffin is thought to have an early lead on rookie third-rounder Cody Kessler and veteran Josh McCown in Cleveland's upcoming competition for the starting job. Although Jackson says he doesn't have a timeline to name a starter, the Browns' OTAs and training camp are expected to help sort out the position, giving Griffin a chance to revive his career by impressing his new coach.

Matt Cassel is the clear favorite to back up Marcus Mariota after the Titans waived fellow quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Monday.

Impact

Cassel brings veteran experience in the locker room, and has proved capable of holding his own at the NFL level in the past. The soon-to-be 34-year-old got a nice early birthday present with Mettenberger's departure, especially since Mariota did miss four games last year due to injury.

Jason Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Jones' deal is reportedly worth more than $1.5 million, and although he's recovering from offseason knee surgery, the veteran will help Miami's options while Cameron Wake comes back from his Achilles tear. A starter in 31 of 32 games for the Lions the past two years, Jones posted 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season.

Brandon Boykin has been cut by the Panthers, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Boykin joined the Panthers in March following a down year in Pittsburgh that included only 25 tackles and one interception last season. Although he was initially projected as someone that could potentially earn Carolina's nickel role, the Panthers drafting James Bradberry, Daryl Worley and Zack Sanchez within the first five rounds of last month's draft marginalized Boykin on the team's roster. With four complete seasons under his belt, Boykin will now look to sign elsewhere and compete for a roster spot during training camp.

Tyrann Mathieu (knee) and his representatives are deep in discussions with the Cardinals over a long-term contract extension, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Mathieu is coming off his second ACL tear in three years since entering the league, but has proven to be one of the most unique defensive weapons during his time in Arizona. Prior to his injury late last season, Mathieu registered 89 tackles, five interceptions and one defensive touchdown, emerging as a Defensive Player of the Year candidate along the way. With his latest rehabilitation said to be progressing quite well, Mathieu's upcoming extension reportedly could make him the NFL's highest-paid safety, evidencing the remarkable impression he's made since dropping to the third round in 2013.

Zach Mettenberger has been waived by the Titans, The Tennessean reports.

Impact

Mettenberger started 10 games across his two seasons in Tennessee, combining for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but the Titans sought a more experienced backup to quarterback Marcus Mariota, thus signing veteran Matt Cassel earlier this offseason. With Cassel joining the Titans, Mettenberger's path to reps was even more crowded, so now the 24-year-old will get the opportunity to go through OTAs and training camp elsewhere. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, Mettenberger's size and arm strength should make him an intriguing option for teams in the market for a reserve signal-caller.

Dorial Green-Beckham is dealing with the same hamstring injury that bothered him last offseason, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.

Impact

This is an unfortunate setback for Green-Beckham, who could use all the practice reps he can get after playing a limited role last season. The Titans have high hopes for the athletic 2015 second-rounder, but it'll be tough for him to climb up the depth chart at wide receiver if he continues to sit out due to injury.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey indicated Friday that Dexter McCluster's roster spot is safe despite the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry at the running back position, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.

Impact

McCluster's receiving ability and elusiveness out of the backfield differentiate him from more traditional options like David Cobb or Antonio Andrews. While Murray and Henry will likely get the lion's share of touches, the diminutive running back should still see the field in a change-of-pace role similar to the one he played in 2015.

Chip Kelly stated that he has "no idea" who will start at quarterback at this time, The Mercury News reports.

Impact

Colin Kaepernick never got traded and Gabbert is taking first-team reps during San Francisco's offseason program. The former is still not cleared to participate fully in physical activities, so the depth chart isn't telling at all. Kelly mentioned that when Kaepernick is at 100 percent, then the team will have a competition in camp leading up to the season. This is definitely a situation to monitor, as Kelly has made the likes of Mark Sanchez useful in fantasy with his up-tempo offense.

When asked about the quarterback controversy in San Francisco, head coach Chip Kelly said he has "no idea" who will start this season, The Mercury News reports.

Impact

That is actually a fair response from Kelly, because Kaepernick is still rehabbing from thumb, shoulder and knee injuries and he hasn't had a chance to see what both quarterbacks can offer at full strength. Kelly also mentioned that Kaepernick has been at every meeting and practice "doing what he can." From the sounds of it, Kaepernick may be finally over the whole offseason fiasco that almost had him playing for a different team leading up to the draft. For now, it seems as though he will still call San Francisco home. Once he is fully healed from his injuries (the target date is still early-June), we will be able to see a true quarterback competition between he and Blaine Gabbert.

Jarryd Hayne announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Hayne's brief NFL career has come to an end. He was asked to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens for the upcoming Olympic games, and it was an opportunity he could not pass up. While he never was a big contributor, Hayne can say that he suited up for an NFL team despite having little to no experience playing the sport. That is no easy task.

The Patriots have re-signed Joey Iosefa.

Impact

Iosefa had been waived when the Patriots needed to make some roster room for thier draft picks and undrafted free agents, but he's back with the team now, where his RB/FB versatility is an assert in terms of providing backfield depth.

As he participated in the Browns' rookie camp practices, Corey Coleman acknowledged that he's quite not in top shape in terms of conditioning at this stage, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Impact

The No. 15 overall pick in last month's draft cites breaks in his routine related to the pre-draft process as a reason that he's not yet in top shape. With that in mind, the report relays that the rookie wideout plans to train harder between now and training camp and isn't concerned about being up to speed by then. Assuming that's the case, Coleman will then turn his focus to claiming a key role in Cleveland's passing game. It's something he's equipped to handle, with coach Hue Jackson noting that despite the wideout's current conditioning blip, Coleman "is explosive and he can catch the ball. He's extremely talented and gifted."

New offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains sees Jordan Howard as a change-of-back back, the Bears website reports.

Impact

Loggains realizes that Howard and Jeremy Langford have different skill sets and will be used as such in the offense, but with Howard starting out in a change-of-pace role. He also suggested that the player with the hot hand could get carries based on how each game plays out. In his interview about the offense, Loggains left Ka'Deem Carey out of the discussion, which indicates that Howard could be behind only Langford when the preseason depth chart is set.