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  • Gus Edwards RB | BAL

    Ravens' Gus Edwards: Discussing deal with Ravens

    GM Eric DeCosta said Tuesday that the Ravens and Edwards are already discussing a new contract, Clifton Brown and Ryan Mink of the team's official website report.

    Edwards can become a free agent but might end up re-signing before that happens. If so, it wouldn't necessarily prevent the Ravens from signing one of the big-name RBs available in free agency, though it would at least marginally decrease the odds of that happening. The team also has Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (torn ACL) under contract for 2024, though the former mostly played special teams before last season and the latter might not be ready for Week 1. DeCosta also suggested that he'd still have interest in re-signing J.K. Dobbins, who is rehabbing an Achilles' tear after playing only nine games combined the past three seasons.

  • Jalen Virgil WR | DEN

    Broncos' Jalen Virgil: Ready to compete again

    Virgil is fully recovered from surgery to repair a torn meniscus suffered in the Broncos' second preseason game last year and which forced him to miss the 2023 campaign, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Virgil had to spend the entirety of last season on IR after a 2022 rookie campaign that saw him appear in nine games and record two catches on five targets for 75 yards, while also seeing work in the return game on special teams. According to Tomasson, the 25-year-old is eagerly awaiting spring drills in April, where he'll work to start carving out a regular role for himself in Denver.

  • Ravens' Odell Beckham: Wanted back in Baltimore

    Coach John Harbaugh and GM Eric DeCosta both suggested this week that they'd like Beckham to re-sign with the Ravens, Clifton Brown and Ryan Mink of the team's official website report. "[Beckham]'s become a great friend of mine and a friend to the Ravens," DeCosta said Tuesday. "I think we'll just kind of assess and see what happens over the next couple of weeks."

    Beckham presumably would have to accept a major pay cut after signing a one-year, $15 million contract last offseason. He made some big plays but was never a full-time player after the first few games, ultimately finishing with 35 catches for 565 yards and three TDs in the regular season. Harbaugh has already mentioned viewing Rashod Bateman as a starter for 2024, in which Beckham would be coming back as the third/fourth wide receiver. The team recently re-signed Nelson Agholor, ensuring they'll have a veteran presence behind Bateman and Zay Flowers even if Beckham ends up signing elsewhere.

  • J.K. Dobbins RB | BAL

    Ravens' J.K. Dobbins: Posts rehab videos

    Dobbins (Achilles) posted a video Thursday that shows him running on turf and then a treadmill.

    Meanwhile, GM Eric DeCosta told reporters Tuesday that the Ravens plan to discuss new contracts with both Dobbins and Gus Edwards. The former is still rehabbing the Achilles' tear that ended his 2023 campaign after Week 1, while the latter is nearly four years older but just set career highs for carries (198), rushing yards (810) and rushing TDs (13). Edwards also averaged a career low 4.1 YPC, to be fair, after running for 5.0 or better in each of his previous NFL seasons. The rumor mill connects Baltimore with big-name RBs scheduled for agency like Derrick Henry and Saquon Barkley, but DeCosta made sure to mention Dobbins, Edwards, Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (torn ACL), with the latter two still under contract in Baltimore. Re-signing Dobbins or Edwards wouldn't necessarily preclude adding a bigger name, particularly in Dobbins' case given the poor track record of RBs coming back from Achilles injuries and the accompanying likelihood he'll have to settle for a contract without much guaranteed money. The 2020 second-round pick has played nine games since his rookie season, losing all of 2021 to an ACL tear and half of 2022 to ensuing issues with the same knee.

  • Saints' Cameron Jordan: Restructures contract

    Jordan restructured his contract with the Saints on Thursday, which will save the team more than $9 million against the cap this season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Details of Jordan's adjusted contract are still unknown, according to Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football. However, it appears he'll still get his guaranteed $13 million this season while deferring some non-guaranteed money toward next year. The veteran lineman played a career-low 731 defensive snaps in 2023, which also saw him compile a career-low 43 tackles and just two sacks.

  • Mike Evans WR | TB

    Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Teams seem committed to return

    The Buccaneers appear committed to re-signing Evans before the start of free agency, even if there is a financial strain on the team's cap situation, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life. We're working towards that," general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday.

    Licht admitted the team would probably have to "strain a little bit" to reach a deal that's palatable for Evans, who is coming off his 10th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Evans also recorded 13 touchdowns in 2023 -- tying for the league lead.

  • Braden Smith OT | IND

    Colts' Braden Smith: Recovering from knee surgery

    Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Wednesday that Smith underwent knee surgery following the 2023 season, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Smith has played a full 16- or 17-game schedule in just one of his six pro seasons and is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he missed seven contests to knee issues. The Colts' starting right tackle has two years left on his four-year, $70 million contract and is set to collect over $11.6 million in salary next season.

  • Abraham Lucas OT | SEA

    Seahawks' Abraham Lucas: Undergoes knee surgery

    General manager John Schneider said Tuesday that Lucas underwent knee surgery following the 2023 season, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    Lucas started 16 games as a rookie in 2022 but battled persistent knee issues last season and was limited to just six appearances. Based on Schneider's comments, Lucas seemingly had more of a cleanup procedure on his knee, and he should be ready well ahead of Week 1 of the 2024 season.

  • Cal Adomitis LS | CIN

    Bengals' Cal Adomitis: Tendered by Cincinnati

    The Bengals tendered Adomitis a contract Wednesday.

    Adomitis, who was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent, served as the Bengals' long snapper for both of the past two seasons.

  • Khalil Dorsey DB | DET

    Khalil Dorsey: Will hit free agency

    The Lions opted not to tender a contract to Dorsey on Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    Dorsey had been scheduled for exclusive rights free agency this offseason, but he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the Lions chose not to tender him. He appeared in 13 games for the NFC North champions this past season, logging into 76 snaps on defense and 247 on special teams with finishing with 11 tackles (seven solo) and 244 yards on 12 kickoff returns.

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