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Devin Hester said his role in the Falcons' new offense is up in the air, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Hester was surprisingly useful in his first year with the Falcons last season, catching 38-of-59 targets for 504 yards and two touchdowns, with a touchdown on a rush and another on a punt return. His role under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is still highly uncertain, as the Falcons added fourth-round pick Justin Hardy and veteran Leonard Hankerson to a receiving corps that's still led by Julio Jones and Roddy White.

Brandon LaFell has been wearing a boot on his left foot, Boston Globe writer Shalise Manza Young reports.

Impact

The Patriots haven't provided any details, but LaFell was listed on the injury report with shoulder and toe issues during the team's playoff run, and it's possible this is related to the latter. Although there's been no indication the issue is serious, LaFell's training camp participation will be worth keeping an eye on.

Eric Weddle continues to skip OTAs due to frustration with contract talks, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.

Impact

Weddle enters 2015 set to make the third-highest salary ($7.5 million) among safeties, but is in the last year of a five-year, $40 million dollar contract. It appears both sides are interested in extending his stay in San Diego, but the numbers remain far apart. As a result, Weddle continues to skip the team's OTA's and time that could be spent gelling with the other expected starter at safety, Jahleel Addae. However, the veteran should remain a solid IDP option after collecting 114 tackles (91 solo), one interception and two forced fumbles in 2014.

O'Shaugnessy worked with the No. 1 offense at the end of Thursday's practice, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Impact

O'Shaugnessy, a fifth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, admitted to being surprised he was with the first group, but appears to have filled in well in the absence of Demetrius Harris (foot). While Harris would seem to be the favorite to slot in behind Kelce, O'Shaugnessy could make himself a dark horse. However, the team has yet to wear pads, so it will be interesting to see how the rookie tight end adjusts to the physicality of the pro game.

Todd Gurley (knee) signed his rookie contract with the Rams on Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Despite the torn ACL in his left knee sustained on Nov. 15, the Rams tabbed Gurley with the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft with the hope that he'll return to his dynamic collegiate self. The organization is taking a cautious approach with the preparation for his rookie season, which opens the door for Tre Mason and, to a lesser extent, Benny Cunningham to earn reps out of the backfield early on the upcoming campaign. No matter, Gurley is expected to take on most of RB workload by season's end.

Doug Martin has rid himself of some body fat in the offseason, the Buccaneers' official site reports. "What you're not seeing that makes me look a little slimmer is my body fat," he said. "I got my body fat down by like four or five percent so I'm in great shape. I feel good and I'm ready to go."

Impact

Martin still rings in in the 200-225-pound range, but his offseason workout regimen has honed his body, as he prepares to battle Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey for the starting running back job in training camp. After a breakout rookie season in 2012 – 1,454 rushing yards, 472 receiving yards, and 12 total touchdowns – Martin has been hampered by injuries and ineffectiveness the past two years, making 17 appearances in all. Nonetheless, if his commitment to stay in tip-top shape continues, a bounce-back campaign could be in his future.

Carson Palmer (knee) looked unhindered during the Cardinals' minicamp this week, the team's official site reports.

Impact

Fulfilling his goal of participation in 11-on-11 work in minicamp, Palmer moved well and made all the requisite throws, according to the Arizona Republic. Considering his rapid recovery from a torn left ACL suffered on Nov. 9, he's in great condition with a month and a half remaining before training camp.

Brandon Mebane (hamstring) will be ready for the Seahawks' first day of training camp.

Impact

Mebane suffered a season-ending torn hamstring in November, but has since left the Seahawks' athletic trainers "thrilled" with his recovery. Although the nose tackle has been limited to individual rehab during the entirety of Seattle's OTAs, Mebane assures that he'll be ready for training camp in late July, when he'll likely reclaim his starting position in the Seahawks' accomplished front-seven.

Kevin Williams signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Friday.

Impact

Williams joins the Saints ahead of the 13th season of his NFL career, spent primarily in Minnesota before a year-long stint last season in Seattle, where he posted 30 tackles and three sacks. In heading to New Orleans, Williams figures to beef up the Saints' front-seven, but it remains to be seen how the six-time Pro Bowl selection will adjust to playing in a 3-4 scheme like defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's.

Tim Wright was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on Friday.

Impact

Wright rejoins the Buccaneers just under a year after Tampa Bay traded him to New England, who released the tight end on Thursday. In his lone season with the Patriots, Wright managed 26 catches for 259 yards and six touchdowns. That production mostly dipped from his 2013 rookie totals of 54 catches for 571 yards and five touchdowns with the Bucs, where he'll hope to earn a significant role once again, despite the presence of fellow tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers this time around.

Dez Bryant is considering skipping the Cowboys' regular season opener unless he reaches agreement on a long-term contract with Dallas by July 15, ESPN reports.

Impact

Bryant, who led all pass-catchers with 16 touchdowns last season, has until July 15 to sign a long-term contract with the Cowboys. Otherwise, he'll have to agree to Dallas' $12.823 franchise tag or not play this season. Although he's participated in some offseason team activities so far, Bryant is not expected to attend next week's three-day minicamp, as he's technically still not under contract. Furthermore, even if Bryant ultimately inks Dallas' franchise tender, he's reportedly contemplating not showing for their regular season opener. Rather, Bryant is clearly determined to finally secure a long-term contract and considering his three straight seasons of 1,200+ yards and 12+ touchdowns, Dallas should be well-aware of his star value.

Justin Houston probably won't attend the Chiefs' three-day minicamp next week, according to coach Andy Reid, The Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Houston, who led the NFL with 22 sacks last season, remains in search of a long-term contract from the Chiefs; however, with no such deal in place, Houston has been absent from Kansas City's team activities this offseason. That time away figures to continue next week, when Houston is not anticipated to attend a mandatory minicamp for players under contract, which Houston technically is not. At the moment, Houston's reluctance toward moving forward under the Chiefs' franchise tag has been abundantly clear, so unless a long-term extension is struck before the July 15 deadline, the highly productive Houston figures to continue his stance.

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is expected to be ready for Week 1, but his snaps will initially be limited, Tania Ganguli of ESPN reports.

Impact

Clowney was initially given a nine-month timetable after undergoing knee surgery in December, so his rehab appears to be going as planned. Barring a setback, the former No. 1 overall pick should be on the field for Week 1, but he likely won't see a full workload until a few weeks into the season.

Chris Clemons, who skipped all of voluntary OTAs, is expected to show up for next week's mandatory minicamp, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Impact

Clemons isn't holding out for a new contract or voicing any kind of protest; he simply doesn't see the need to attend voluntary workouts as a 33-year-old 10-year veteran. The Jags were hoping No. 3 overall draft pick Dante Fowler (torn ACL) could take some of the pass-rushing pressure off Clemons, but with the rookie now out for the season, Clemons again looks to be the team's top outside pass rusher. He had 36 tackles (27 solo), eight sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed in 16 games last season.

Adrian Peterson isn't expected to get any playing time in the preseason, head coach Mike Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We're talking in June, so you can't hold me to it, but he's carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he's going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He'll get plenty of looks and reps in practice," Zimmer said.

Impact

Peterson hasn't had a carry in the preseason since 2011 and there's no reason for the team to risk the 30-year old's health in a preseason game. However, this shows the team is confident Peterson will be set as the team's starter since he ended any questions about a holdout over his contract after reporting to last week's OTAs. Zimmer has said Peterson looks in top shape in practice, so he's not worried about getting the running back some work in a preseason game despite missing the final 15 games of last season.

Derrick Johnson (knee) appeared to be a full participant in Thursday's practice, the Kansas City Star reports.

Impact

Johnson has missed portions of the Chiefs' offseason program due to an inflamed knee, but his participation Tuesday in individual drills forecast a return to full health. With OTAs wrapping up Friday, the inside linebacker appears good to go for the start of mandatory mincamp this Tuesday.

Matt Flynn signed with the Patriots on Thursday, Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN reports.

Impact

The prospect of Tom Brady's four-game suspension likely spurred the move, no matter the Patriots' confidence in a reduction of the ban. Furthermore, Jimmy Garoppolo may require further study before he's thrown into the fire, meaning Flynn is a wild-card heading into training camp. In 46 career appearances (six starts) with the Packers, Flynn completed 61.1 percent off his passes (192-of-314) for 2,227 yards and 16 touchdowns versus 10 interceptions.

Evan Mathis was released by the Eagles on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

After sitting out the Eagles' entire offseason program to date, the 10-year veteran guard can sign with any other organization immediately. However, Mathis will likely weigh all options before making the final call.

Albert Wilson (hamstring) was limited during Thursday's session, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

Impact

Wilson participated in positional drills early in Thursday's practice, but he was held out of team drills as he continues to work back from a hamstring injury. The team doesn't believe it's anything overly serious, and Wilson will likely be back to full strength for the start of training camp.

Jeremy Maclin was back at practice Thursday.

Impact

Maclin was a full participant at Thursday's session and appears to have moved past the foot inflammation that's plagued him over the last few days.