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Report: Four teams interested in Andre Johnson
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Four teams have expressed interest in trading for disgruntled Texans wideout Andre Johnson, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Johnson is unhappy with the direction of the Texans and has told them he wants to play for another team, but Houston is resistant, the report said.

Johnson stayed away from the team's offseason program, forfeiting $1 million in bonuses. He wanted to earn it back but the team said no, causing another rift, according to Rapoport.

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Jed Collins expected to beat out Montell Owens
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Jed Collins should beat out Montell Owens in the Lions' training camp battle at fullback, reports MLive.com. The website favors Collins "based on his frame and his familiarity with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi."

Collins (6-1, 255) spent the last three seasons in New Orleans with Lombardi.

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Levine Toilolo bulks up
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo "added a lot of muscle in the offseason, especially to his upper body," reports the team's website. The 6-8 Toilolo played at 265 pounds last year. The website did not say how much Toilolo weighs now.

Toilolo figures to start now that Tony Gonzalez has retired. He won't get nearly as many passes thrown his way, but could become a red-zone factor. Toilolo caught 11 balls for 55 yards and two touchdowns last season while appearing in every game.

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Andre Johnson hints at Texans return
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Disgruntled wide receiver Andre Johnson told NFL.com that he will "hopefully" be at Texans training camp. 

"We'll see what happens," Johnson said. "Camp is three weeks away." 

Johnson held out of the Texans' offseason program after expressing disappointment with the direction of the team, though he never formally asked for a trade. Johnson will be 33 when the season starts and has played in four postseason games in 11 seasons. 

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'Possibilities are endless' with Dwayne Allen's return
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Colts tight end Dwayne Allen played just 32 snaps last season before suffering a season-ending hip injury. His loss took a lot of unique formations out of Indianapolis' playbook as they intended to use a lot of two-tight end sets and feature Allen, the official team website reports.

However, with Allen healed and ready to start training camp, the site says the "possibilities are endless" in how the Colts use Allen and teammate Coby Fleener this season. 

"It makes us a better football team," tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts said of a healthy Allen. "Getting him back is like getting a brand new player."

The Colts expect to be more creative on offense with Allen back in the fold.

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LaRon Landry dealing with 'soft-tissue' injury
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Colts safety LaRon Landry missed voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp with what the team called a "soft-tissue" injury, reports ESPN.com. He's coming off a disappointing first season in Indianapolis in which he made 87 tackles and no interceptions.

The website said the Colts need a big year from Landry after the departure of fellow safety Antoine Bethea.

"The thing with LaRon is and I know [coach] Chuck (Pagano) alluded to it, he's a guy that his throttle is always full-bore," general manager Ryan Grigson told the website. "He's out there in parts unknown working out. We trust him in the fact that we know he's going to go harder than anyone."

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Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Two months after the NFL reinstated him, Redskins safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. Jackson has not played in a regular-season game since 2011, and his latest suspension could end his career.

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Marquise Goodwin ticketed for change-of-pace role
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Bills view speedy receiver Marquise Goodwin as a change-of-pace option behind Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Mike Williams, according to WGR550.com. A former track star, Goodwin averaged 23.6 yards on his 17 receptions last year, scoring three touchdowns.

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Mike Williams expected to be No. 3 receiver
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods are projected as the Bills' top two receivers, with Mike Williams expected to see the field in three-receiver sets, reports WGR550.com. Still, coaches view Williams "as a potential instant contributor and someone who could help EJ Manuel in both the red zone and as a player with high-pointing ability on all areas of the field," the report said.

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Kendall Wright working out with Robert Griffin III
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Titans receiver Kendall Wright returned to Baylor to work out with his former college quarterback, the Redskins' Robert Griffin III, reports the Tennessean. Wright posted a picture of himself with Griffin and another former Baylor wideout, the Cowboys' Terrance Williams.

"Good grind session with my bros … where it all started at BU," wrote Wright, who caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards and two touchdowns last season.

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