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Allen Hurns (hamstring) will train with Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson next week, The Florida Times-Union reports.


Hurns missed the final five games of last season with a hamstring injury, but there's been no report of surgery and nothing to suggest that the issue will impact his offseason program. With Hurns, Robinson and Bortles all looking to bounce back from massively disappointing 2016 campaigns, this is shaping up as a make-or-break year for the young Jacksonville offense. Fellow wideout Marqise Lee did enjoy a breakout season amidst the chaos, thereby giving Hurns and Robinson more competition for targets than they had back in 2015. There should still be plenty to go around – especially if the Jags don't use a high draft pick on a tight end or a pass-catching back. The team begins its offseason program April 10.

Blake Bortles said he is pleased with his throwing mechanics at the moment, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.


Bortles has spent a significant portion of his offseason at 3DQB – the QB training facility he utilized prior to his solid 2015 campaign. He stayed in Jacksonville last offseason to work with his receivers in preparation for what was ultimately a highly disappointing campaign. It seems he'll get the best of both worlds this time around, as he's already been working with Marqise Lee in California and will soon join Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns in Arizona. Of course, these kinds of reports are a dime a dozen in the offseason, with nearly every player embarking on some type of training regimen between the Super Bowl and the start of OTAs. Bortles still has a ton to prove as he enters the final year of his rookie contract, potentially looking at his last chance to prove he can be Jacksonville's franchise quarterback.

Darren McFadden only received an $80,000 signing bonus on his one-year contract with the Cowboys, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.


McFadden signed a veteran's minimum benefit contract, which means part of his $900,000 base salary will not count against the Cowboys' cap, though he'll still receive the money if he's with the team. While the cap benefit works in his favor, it's still quite telling that he settled for a contract with only $80,000 guaranteed, suggesting his value plummeted in the wake of a season that was mostly lost to a broken elbow. McFadden could still have a shot at the top backup job, as Alfred Morris has a larger contract and less versatility. Of the two, Morris is probably the one who would find his roster spot in jeopardy if the Cowboys were to select a running back or two in the upcoming draft.

Travaris Cadet only received an $80,000 signing bonus on his one-year contract with the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.


The contract suggests Cadet may ultimately have to fight for a roster spot, though he looks like a lock when merely taking the current composition of the team into account. If the Saints do improve their backfield through the upcoming draft, Cadet might be left to compete with 2016 seventh-rounder Daniel Lasco and 2015 seventh-rounder Marcus Murphy for only one or two roster spots. Cadet does have a veteran's minimum cap benefit contract working in his favor – which means part of his salary won't count against the Saints' cap space. Furthermore, the 28-year-old has a track record serving as a useful pass catcher for Drew Brees.

Marcus Gilchrist (knee) may eventually be released, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.


Currently rehabbing from a torn patellar suffered in December, the 28-year-old safety won't be able to pass a physical anytime soon. Once he's able to do so, Gilchrist could be part of the Jets' veteran purge that has already sent WR Brandon Marshall, C Nick Mangold and CB Darrelle Revis out of town.

Eric Decker (shoulder) will be given time to rehab before the Jets evaluate his future, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.


The Jets have already parted ways with some of their top performers from recent years, releasing CB Darrelle Revis and C Nick Mangold, in addition to trading WR Brandon Marshall to the Giants. While this looks to be as close to a full rebuild as one ever sees in the NFL, it shouldn't be assumed the team will release Decker, who carries reasonable cap hits of $8.75 million (2017) and $9 million (2018) for the final two seasons of his contract. He also just celebrated his 30th birthday this past week, whereas Marshall, Mangold and Revis will all be at least 32 before Week 1. Decker is expected to participate in the non-contact portions of OTAs, and while he isn't a lock to be ready for training camp, the team hopes he'll be available Week 1. It is still possible he'll be released after he passes a physical, which he presumably won't be able to do for another few months.

Ben Roethlisberger (Q, Pit)

Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged Friday that he is leaning toward playing another season, the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.


Shortly after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the playoffs, Roethlisberger said it was prudent to make sure he really wants to continue playing. It would still be a huge surprise if the 35-year-old retired, as he was seemingly just trying to say that he's at the point of his career when it makes sense to at least start thinking about the end. Considering he has a sizable contract and a strong supporting cast, Roethlisberger has ample reason to stick around for at least another year or two. He does take more of a beating than the typical quarterback, which could ultimately lead to retirement before the quality of his play drastically declines.

Quinton Patton (foot) visited with the Jets on Saturday, the team's official website reports.


The 2013 fourth-round selection had career-high marks in catches (37), targets (63) and receiving yards (408) last season, despite missing the final two games with a broken foot that required surgery. A return to San Francisco is seemingly out of the question, as the 49ers signed Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson within the first few days of free agency. New York would be a favorable landing spot, potentially giving Patton a chance to compete for a role as the No. 3 or 4 wide receiver behind Eric Decker (shoulder) and Quincy Enunwa. He's never been much of a downfield threat, producing only 12.1 yards per catch on 73 career receptions with a long gain of 45 yards.

Dion Jordan (knee) is not part of Miami's plans for 2017, the Miami Herald reports.


The third overall pick in the 2013 draft, Jordan has three sacks in 26 career games, with his last appearance coming in 2014. Held back by a mixture of suspensions, injuries and conditioning concerns, the 27-year-old defensive end likely will be released by the Dolphins at some point this offseason. He could catch on elsewhere as a reclamation project, though it sounds as if knee injuries have sapped much of his athleticism.

Darrelle Revis might consider a return to New England, the Boston Herald reports.


Coming off an ugly season in which he looked nothing like his former self, Revis was involved in a February incident that initially led to four felony charges. Subsequently released by the Jets, the 31-year-old cornerback was cleared of all charges Wednesday, and he now intends to resume his career. He said he's already lost 10 pounds while working with a new trainer – essentially acknowledging that he was overweight last season. With his value at its lowest point ever, Revis could be a low-cost replacement for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler, who's been the subject of constant trade rumors this offseason. The Steelers could also be a fit for the Pennsylvania native and former Pitt Panther, offering a competitive roster that's a bit shaky at cornerback.

It is still unclear where Doug Martin (suspension) fits into the Buccaneers' plans for 2017, the Tampa Bay Times reports.


Martin played just eight games in the first season of his five-year, $35.75 contract, first missing an extended stretch with a hamstring injury, and then sitting out Week 17 due to a four-game suspension stemming from a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The suspension voids more than $7 million in guarantees from his contract, allowing the Bucs to easily move on from a deal that already looks like a mistake. Martin has a pair of 1,400-yard rushing seasons (2012, 2015) to his name, but he's only played 57 of a possible 80 games through five years, and he managed just 144 carries for 421 yards (2.9 YPC) in 2016. Although he is said to be doing well after completing a stay at a rehab center in February, the 28-year-old running back will still be unavailable for Weeks 1-3. Given his injury history, salary and track record of inconsistency, Martin is in serious danger of being released before the season. His fate might be sealed in late April if the Bucs use a high draft pick on a running back. The team re-signed Jacquizz Rodgers and will also return both Charles Sims and Peyton Barber.

Sean Spence has agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Colts, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.


A 2012 third-round selection, Spence has started 19 of his 46 regular-season games, recording 144 tackles (100 solo) and five sacks. He's never locked down a role as an every-week starter, but he could get that opportunity with an Indianapolis team that has a clear weakness at inside linebacker.

Danny Amendola projects as the No. 4 or 5 receiver if he stays with the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.


Scheduled for a 2017 base salary of $6 million, Amendola needs to take a significant pay cut to avoid being released. The Patriots traded for Brandin Cooks to join a receiving corps that already had Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, leaving Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell as the likely No. 4 and 5 receivers, in some order. Amendola accepted a pay cut the past two offseasons, but he'll probably be asked to take an even larger reduction this time around.

Morris Claiborne (ribs) signed his contract with the Jets on Saturday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.


The 27-year-old Claiborne agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million Friday. He'll look to revive his career in New York after five injury-filled seasons with Dallas.

Ladarius Green (W, Pit)

Ladarius Green (concussion) is aiming to return in time for the offseason program, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. "I expect to come back," Green said recently.


Green's debut with the Steelers didn't take place until Week 10 last season due to an elongated recovery from offseason ankle surgery. Boasting three catches for 30 yards after two games, he came to life over the next four outings, recording one 100-yard performance and averaging a whopping 18.3 YPC on his 15 receptions. However, yet another concussion kept him on the sideline for the final five contests, including the entirety of Pittsburgh's three-game postseason push. Considering his recent comments, Green is confident that he'll be a participant in the offseason program, but his progression through the NFL's protocol for head injuries will determine his upcoming workload.

Anquan Boldin isn't expected to ink a contract until close to training camp, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.


Boldin has already committed to a 15th NFL season, but the waiting game will likely extend well into summer, as he didn't land in Detroit last year until the cusp of training camp. Depending on how the Lions proceed through the remnants of free agency and April's draft, they may enter the offseason program with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones entrenched at the top of the depth chart, with sparse experienced WR options behind the duo. If so, another season with the NFC North runners up could be in the offing. As a slot man and key red-zone option for Matthew Stafford in 2016, Boldin reeled in 67 of 95 passes for 584 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns.

Kevin Minter signed a one-year contract with the Bengals on Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.


Minter was a reliable cog in the Cardinals' linebacking corps for the first four years of his career and played at least 88 percent of the defensive snaps for them in each of the last two years. He's a sound tackler that'll be a welcome addition to the Begals' linebacking corps. It will be worth monitoring how Minter's addition affects the Bengals' approach in the draft, as many experts alluded to the possibility of Cincinnati targeting a linebacker in the early rounds.

Andre Holmes has signed with the Bills, the team's official site reports.


The signing was lingering all week and the Bills finally landed the four-year Raider on Saturday. It seems likely the Bills will take a wideout in the first or second round of the upcoming draft in an effort to land a guy to slot in opposite Sammy Watkins as a starting wideout, while such a scenario will leave Holmes and a host of other journeymen or unproven youngsters for the No. 3 and depth wideout spots. The Bills have now added four receivers to the roster this week alone, though Holmes has the size and experience the team might be looking for to fill a mildly important role – without breaking the bank.

Jermon Bushrod re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year contract Thursday, The Miami Herald reports.


For the second season in a row, Miami convinced Bushrod to forego retirement and the soon to be 33-year-old is now set to return as the Dolphins' starter at right guard.

Tyler Lockett (leg) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery and should be ready to go for Week 1, ESPN's Mike Clay reports.


There's been plenty of optimism that Lockett, who's on the mend from a compound fracture to his left fibula suffered in late January, will be ready to go for the start of the 2017 campaign, and this report only reinforces that notion. However, there doesn't seem to be virtually any certainty in regard to the soonest he might return. Seattle enters the offseason program with the starting job opposite Doug Baldwin "wide open" according to Seahawks beat writer Sheil Kapadia, but Lockett likely won't even have a shot if he's out of commission most of the summer. Thus, the third-year wideout has plenty of incentive to return to the field as quick as possible in order to join Paul Richardson, Jermaine Kearse and potentially a draft pick or two for what could evolve into a heated competition for the title as the team's No. 2 wide receiver.