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T.J. McDonald was arrested for driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol after hitting parked car Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Times reports. "It wasn't alcohol," said police officer Mike Lopez.

Impact

The substance wasn't defined but McDonald was taken into custody and later released. The team did acknowledge the issue but didn't comment beyond saying "We are aware of the incident involving T.J. McDonald this morning," also noting "We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time." The situation should work itself out in the coming days, with the 25-year-old safety due in court June 3.

Brandon Pettigrew (knee) plans to be ready to go by the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website reports.

Impact

Pettigrew suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the 2015-16 season, landing himself on injured reserve for the second half of the year. Considered the team's main blocking tight end prior to the injury, Pettigrew will have to battle with Eric Ebron and Tim Wright for snaps during the upcoming season. Pettigrew has already seen improvement in his ACL and is targeting the start of training camp for a return date, so look for further updates as camp approaches.

Johnathan Joseph underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason, but running is a part of his regimen as of May 10, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Aside from an ankle injury that contained him to eight games in 2008, Joseph has appeared in 135 of a possible 144 contests. Along the way, he's picked off 26 passes, returned five of those for touchdowns, and earned Pro Bowl bids in both 2011 and 2012. With plenty of time to achieve full health in advance of the upcoming campaign, he's poised to serve as one of the Texans' starting cornerbacks for the sixth year in a row.

Miles Killebrew will compete with Rafael Bush and Tavon Wilson for the Lions' starting strong safety position, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

The Lions set at the free safety position with veteran Glover Quinn (ankle), but the strong safety job looks to be an open and intense competition. Initially there was concern about Killebrew's coverage ability, but he'll be given every chance to prove he can handle coverage at the NFL level, where he'll likely be asked to cover tight ends. Due to the veteran presence of Bush and Wilson, it would be surprising if Killebrew became the team's Week 1 starter, but it is likely that he gets some backup snaps to start the year.

Miles Killebrew will compete with Rafael Bush and Tavon Wilson for the Lions' starting strong safety position, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

The Lions set at the free safety position with veteran Glover Quinn (ankle), but the strong safety job looks to be an open and intense competition. Initially there was concern about Killebrew's coverage ability, but he'll be given every chance to prove he can handle coverage at the NFL level, where he'll likely be asked to cover tight ends. Due to the veteran presence of Bush and Wilson, it would be surprising if Killebrew became the team's Week 1 starter, but it is likely that he gets some backup snaps to start the year.

The Bills claimed Dri Archer off waivers Tuesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 Buffalo reports.

Impact

Jettisoned to waivers by the Jets on Monday, the Bills have swooped in to see if the burner can aid the return game, at the very least. Outside of 23 kick returns at a clip of 22.4 yards per attempt, Archer, a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, struggled to gain a foothold in his first two professional seasons with the Steelers. He'll look to buck the bust label in new climes.

Nick Folk (quadriceps) has resumed kicking, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

Impact

Folk sustained a Grade 1 quadriceps strain during pregame warmups in Week 9, and his fate for the season was sealed just two days later when he landed on injured reserve. In a seven-game sample prior to the injury, his success rate on field goals (13-for-16, or 81.3 percent) was in line with his career mark of 80.6 percent. Of note, though, was a perfect 19-for-19 from the new extra-point distance, which ensures his stature as the Jets' clear-cut kicker, assuming he regains his previous prowess.

While the team loves the potential Cardale Jones brings to the table, it's already clear from rookie minicamp that he has a number of items to work on and has a long way to go before he's ready to quarterback an NFL team, BuffaloBills.com reports. "That's why we're saying this guy is not going to come in and right off the bat know everything like a guy who has been in the league or even a guy who has played three or four years in college," GM Doug Whaley said. "This guy has had 11 starts. So he's a piece of clay we can mold and we think his upside is just untapped."

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Translation: His footwork and throws were all over the place this past weekend. That said, Jones put up some college performances that still have people talking and he'd be as big and strong as any of the league's best starters. He'll almost certainly start the year as a No. 3 project, whereas a more polished college QB could have given EJ Manuel a run for his money at the No. 2 job.

Dri Archer has been released by the Jets, ESPN reports.

Impact

Selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Archer has yet to make good on his sub-4.3 speed, picking up just 63 yards on 17 offensive touches (seven catches). He also hasn't done much in the return game, which could represent his best opportunity to stick around in the NFL. It obviously isn't a good sign that he's already been released by two organizations.

Jerome Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Jets after being released by the Giants, ESPN reports.

Impact

The 24-year-old Cunningham has eight receptions for 59 yards in nine career NFL appearances. He'll merely be competing for a backup role with his new team.

Victor Cruz (calf) said he's been on a "pitch count" during team drills, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports.

Impact

Cruz's participation in offseason workouts, albeit in a limited capacity, bodes well for his availability for OTAs and training camp. Giants GM Jerry Reese said in April that he expects Cruz to be ready for camp, but it's unclear what the veteran wideout will bring to the table, having last played in October of 2014. Cruz will compete for playing time alongside Odell Beckham in a wideout group that also includes second-round rookie Sterling Shepard.

Tony Romo (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant when the Cowboys start OTAs in late May, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

Romo has reportedly recovered from his March surgery a bit faster than expected, allowing him to take part in offseason workouts the past couple weeks. Meanwhile, Dez Bryant (foot) may not be ready for OTAs or June minicamp, but there's been no indication that he's behind schedule. Assuming Bryant avoids any major setbacks, Romo will have an excellent supporting cast in what figures to be a balanced Dallas offense.

The Falcons don't think Austin Hooper needs to put on any weight, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Impact

Hooper, the 81st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash at 6-4, 254 pounds at the scouting combine. He's not a standout athlete and didn't put up huge numbers at Stanford, but the 21-year-old has a well-rounded skillset that could allow him to succeed as both a blocker and receiver. While the Falcons likely view Hooper as a future starter, his age and position will make it tough to have a major impact as a rookie. The learning curve is typically steep for tight ends, though it is worth noting that the Falcons don't exactly have strong competition at the position. Hooper could challenge Jacob Tamme and Levine Toilolo for a leading role out of the gate.

Despite having microfracture surgery Jan. 5, Melvin Gordon (knee) is targeting a full return by June minicamp, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Microfracture surgery often requires an extended absence with possible complications, but Gordon's procedure reportedly wasn't too invasive. He's already taking part in some offseason workouts, and he said he has no doubt that he'll be a full participant at the start of training camp. Assuming no setbacks, Gordon has a clear path to the lead-back role in San Diego, following a rookie season in which he averaged just 3.5 yards per carry behind an injury-ravaged offensive line. Danny Woodhead also figures to have a significant role, particularly in obvious passing situations.

Tyrone Crawford says his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery is going well, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "It's extremely helpful to just have the strength back that I didn't have last year," Crawford said Friday. "I'm back up to almost where I was before the injury. I'm feeling real good. I'm feeling confident about it as well."

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He also said he's prepared to move to defensive end for the first month of the season to cover for suspensions to Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence, a position he has played in the past before moving to the three-technique DT spot in coordinator Rod Marinelli's defense. "I'm going to do what I have to do. It's definitely a possibility if needed," Crawford said. "We can't have guys taking on such a big role they haven't taken on before, so it's all of us working together helping each other out." If Crawford does see significant snaps at DE over the first four weeks, he could be sneaky source of sacks in deep IDP leagues.

Josh Boyd was released by the Packers on Monday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Boyd was limited to just two games last season by an ankle injury, but it was thought that he would have a role on the Packers' defensive line in 2016 after appearing in 15 games and starting four the year before. It's not clear where he stands health-wise, but there's a good chance he hooks on with another team in the near future.

The Patriots have traded Jon Bostic to the Lions in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2017, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Bostic ended up being the odd man out after New England signed Shea McClellin and then drafted Kamu Grugier-Hill and Elandon Roberts. He'll bolster the Lions' depth at linebacker, with his capabilities well-understood by GM Bob Quinn, formerly the Patriots' director of pro personnel.

Melvin Gordon says he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from January knee surgery and expects to be ready for training camp, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

Gordon had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, but has taken part in the Chargers' offseason workouts thus far. While that suggests Gordon's recovery has gone well, he confirmed that notion Monday, adding that he isn't worried about being ready once training camp rolls around. After a disappointing rookie season, a healthy Gordon will aim to make a more meaningful impact in 2016, when San Diego's recent signing of offensive lineman Matt Slauson should help clear more lanes in the running game.

Lorenzo Mauldin is expected to be the starting weakside linebacker this season, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Mauldin was a solid pass-rusher in 2015, but the Jets will need him to develop into a three-down player after they let Quinton Coples go last November and were forced to use defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on the weak side. With Damon Harrison off to the Giants, the Jets will need their linebackers to step up in their run defense, which could generate plenty of tackles for Mauldin.

Jordan Jenkins is penciled in to start at strongside linebacker this season, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The Jets are in a bit of a transition period with their linebackers, as Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples, who started last year, are both gone, leaving plenty of opportunities for a number of young players. With Lorenzo Mauldin expected to play on the weak side, there's a big opportunity for Jenkins, who could get a lot of tackle opportunities in run defense after the Jets were unable to re-sign dominant nose tackle Damon Harrison.