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Talks on a possible settlement between Tom Brady (suspension) and the NFL continued Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The case is expected to be resolved within the next day or two, with Brady hoping for a seemingly unlikely reduction or elimination of his four-game suspension. If the suspension is upheld, he's expected to go to federal court and seek an injunction that would allow him to play while the case is worked out. More information should be available at some point this week.

Ryan Williams was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Impact

According to Archer, Williams underwent knee surgery after June minicamp. The former second-round pick has a troublesome injury history and was a long shot to make the Cowboys' final roster. He now seems unlikely to find a home for the 2015 season. Meanwhile, the Cowboys signed RB Gus Johnson to take on some of the reps that Williams would have received in camp.

Le'Veon Bell (suspension) is negotiating a settlement with the NFL to reduce his suspension to one or two games, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

Impact

In addition to being fantastic news for the Steelers, such a settlement would have a major impact on fantasy drafts. Bell is still widely viewed as a first-round pick, but if not for the three-week suspension, he'd likely be the top overall selection in most leagues. Should the NFL reduce that suspension to one or two games, Bell will suddenly be much more appealing as a top-three pick, though Pittsburgh does face tough front sevens in Weeks 2 (San Francisco) and 3 (St. Louis). Bell was largely unaffected by difficult matchups last season, often making up his lost rushing yards through the air.

Gus Johnson signed with the Cowboys on Monday, the Longview News-Journal reports.

Impact

After a standout career at Stephen F. Austin University, Johnson got a surprise invite to the combine, but a poor 4.70 40-yard time caused him to go undrafted. He isn't likely to win a spot on the Cowboys' 53-man roster, but a good performance in training camp could land him on the practice squad.

Casey Hayward (foot) has the green light for the start of training camp, Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

Impact

A foot injury limited Hayward during the offseason program, but it was never believed to be an overly serious issue. With Tramon Williams off to Cleveland, Hayward is a heavy favorite to fill the starting cornerback spot across from Sam Shields. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins also figure to compete for snaps, but Randall will likely serve as the nickelback and Rollins may just provide depth as a rookie.

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said Victor Cruz (knee) looks like he has gotten faster since suffering a torn patellar tendon, NJ.com reports. "I trained with Cruz for one day down in Arizona ] and he just came in for a day because he was in town ] and I'm telling you, this guy looked fab," said Amukamara. "Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before."

Impact

This one comes with more than a grain of salt, as Amukamara's interview was overly optimistic across the board – he predicted that he'd finish the season with double-digit interceptions and a championship. Cruz expects to be ready for the start of training camp later this week, but it remains to be seen how/if his explosiveness has been affected by the major knee injury. He'll also have to adjust to playing second fiddle to Odell Beckham after mostly serving as Eli Manning's primary target to this point in his career. Cruz did not participate in team drills at OTAs or minicamp.

In addition to working out of the slot, Rashad Greene hopes to return punts this season, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

The Jaguars recently released Ace Sanders, hinting at some level of comfort with Greene's work in the slot. Greene may also replace Sanders as the primary punt returner, but Tandon Doss and Bryan Walters will compete for the role. Though it seems he has a good chance to be involved in the offense as a rookie, Greene will still have plenty of competition for touches and targets, as the Jaguars have a trio of promising second-year receivers in Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee (knee).

Matthew Tucker was released by the Eagles because he suffered a torn quadriceps while playing basketball during the offseason, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Impact

Even if he were healthy, Tucker would've faced an uphill battle to make the final roster, as the Eagles revamped their backfield in the offseason. Tucker is expected to miss the entire 2015 season, but he may show up on a roster for 2016.

Josh Freeman was re-signed by the Dolphins on Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

Freeman was released Friday and is still a long shot to make the final roster. Though the Dolphins might keep just two quarterbacks - Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore - Freeman and McLeod Bethel-Thompson will compete for the third spot on the depth chart.

Sio Moore (hip) was placed on the Raiders' physically unable to perform list Monday, Steve Corkran of RaiderBeat.com reports.

Impact

Moore is still recovering from the hip surgery he underwent in February, which GM Reggie McKenzie called a "major" operation. Though Moore could conceivably heal up in time to be on the field for the Raiders' regular-season opener Sept. 13, the GM's concerning dialogue regarding the linebacker's injury certainly doesn't seem encouraging. Moore, who recorded an impressive 90 tackles last season despite missing five games, will likely be replaced by Seahawks import Malcolm Smith, holdover Ray-Ray Armstrong, or rookies Ben Heeney or Neiron Bell on the weak side during camp.

Duane Brown has been working to add weight this offseason, the Texans' official site reports.

Impact

Brown has fluctuated between 300 and 320 pounds over his career and feels he's at his best when at the upper end of that range.

Robert Mathis (Achilles) hasn't received clearance to take part in on-field work when training camp opens Sunday, the Indianapolis Star reports. "The good news is Robert is trending in the right direction," owner Jim Irsay said. "We're all very excited and pleased with the progress that he's making. The timetable is unknown. Will it be Oct. 15? Will it be Sept. 15? I really, at this point, no one knows."

Impact

Mathis last suited up in the divisional round of the 2013 playoffs, as a four-game suspension to start last season forced workouts away from the team. In one such workout last September, he tore his Achilles, and his recovery has kept him busy in the meantime. While he had been running with the Colts' training staff at OTAs, he confirmed that he suffered a setback early in the summer, leaving him with an undetermined return timetable. Once healthy, though, it will be interesting to see if the 34-year-old can harken back to his previous pass-rushing prowess.

Rashad Greene worked out with quarterback Blake Bortles in the six weeks between June's minicamp and training camp, which is set to begin Friday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Greene said he and Bortles developed some chemistry during the six-week break. The rookie fourth-round pick out of Florida State is being targeted to play slot initially, but if Marqise Lee (knee) is slow to return, Greene might get some snaps on the outside.

Akeem Dent was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, NFL.com reports.

Impact

There's no word on the exact nature of Dent's injury, but the linebacker is available to be activated at any point during training camp. He was a useful piece on defense, particularly when Brian Cushing (knee) was unavailable.

Jadeveon Clowney has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Clowney, who underwent microfracture surgery last December, can be activated at any point during training camp. The move to the active/PUP list also gives the Texans the first six weeks of the regular season to activate Clowney in the event his knee doesn't respond.

Da'Quan Bowers re-signed with the Buccaneers on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Bowers will get a second chance with the team that originally drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The exact terms of the agreement were not immediately available, but he will play under a one-year deal with no signing bonus or guaranteed money. In four seasons with the team, he has played in 50 games and recorded seven career sacks. He will provide some depth along the defensive line, though it remains to be seen how many snaps he will see in 2015.

Jonathan Martin has elected to retire as an NFL player, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Per the report, Martin, who was claimed off waivers by the Panthers in March, has a back injury that could require surgery, which is presumably a key factor in his decision. Martin had been penciled in as the primary backup to left tackle Michael Oher, so the 25-year-old's retirement will represent a hit to the Panthers' offensive line depth.

Matt Flynn (undisclosed injury) was placed on the Patriots' active/non-football injury list, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The veteran signal-caller can come off the list at any time, and once he does he'll provide the Patriots with depth and experience at QB, a valuable asset to the team, with starter Tom Brady in line to serve a suspension to start the regular season. Assuming Brady's suspension is not overturned, however, Jimmy Garoppolo is in line to fill in as the team's starter rather than Flynn.

Dominique Easley (knee) was among the Patriots placed on the team's Active/Physically Unable to Perform list in advance of training camp, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Easley, who has had knee issues in the past, can come off the list at any time, though his inclusion at this time indicates that he is not yet fully cleared to participate in practice. Assuming his health, the 2014 first-rounder is being counted on by the team to provide an interior pass rushing presence up front, in part to help fill the void created by the departure of Vince Wilfork.

Brandon LaFell (foot) was among eight Patriots players placed on the team's Active/Physically Unable to Perform list in advance of training camp, csnne.com reports.

Impact

As is the case with all players on the team's NFI or preseason PUP list, LaFell counts against the Patriots' 90-man active roster and can begin practicing at any time. At this stage, there is nothing to suggest that the wideout's absence will be an extended one, but it appears as though the team is exercising caution with LaFell, who sported a walking boot on his left foot (which he has since shed) earlier this offseason.