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  • Von Miller OLB | BUF

    Bills' Von Miller: On road to full recovery

    Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Miller, who suffered an ACL injury in Week 12 last season, is on schedule with his recovery, Grace Heidinger of the Bills' official site reports.

    Said McDermott, "And then you talk about the piece that he's working on, which is getting healthy to play and play well on the field. That's a whole other piece and to this point, it sounds like he's on schedule." Miller had 8.0 sacks in just 11 games last season -- not bad at all for a 33-year-old (now 34) -- so the Bills are certainly looking forward to having him back to lead the pass rush once again in what will be his second campaign with the team.

  • Irv Smith TE | MIN

    Bengals' Irv Smith: Latches on with Bengals

    Smith signed a one-year contract with Cincinnati on Monday, Peter Schrager of Fox Sports reports.

    Smith appeared in eight games a season ago with Minnesota and finished with 25 catches for 182 yards and a pair of scores. He should have a chance to make an immediate impact with the Bengals if he can stay healthy, as he'll join the likes of Devin Asiasi, Tanner Hudson and Nick Bowers in the tight end room.

  • Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins: Has permission to seek trade

    The Cardinals have granted permission to Hopkins' (knee) representatives to discuss trades with other teams, Albert Breer of SI.com reports.

    After missing just two games in the first eight years of his career, Hopkins has been absent for 15 games the past two seasons due to a combination of injuries and a suspension. He's still produced when on the field, though, totaling 106 catches (on 160 targets) for 1,289 yards and 11 touchdowns in 19 appearances during that span. Despite Breer's report, new coach Jonathan Gannon told Steve Wyche of NFL Network at the Annual League Meeting on Sunday that he's "operating that he's a Cardinal right now" when asked about Hopkins. Hopkins' situation may continue to linger due to his 2023 base salary of $19.45 million, his age (he turns 31 in June) and his recent inability to be available to Arizona's offense.

  • Rams' Marquise Copeland: Re-signs with Rams

    The Rams re-signed Copeland on Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Copeland is coming off of the best season of his career, logging 31 tackles (16 solo) and one sack in 15 games. The 2019 undrafted free agent should have ample opportunity to build off of his production from last year and compete for playing time next season as the Rams currently lack depth at defensive end behind Aaron Donald.

  • Isaac Alarcon OT | DAL

    Cowboys' Isaac Alarcon: Switching to defense

    Alarcon will play on the defensive line this season, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    The product of the NFL's International Pathway Program has spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys as an offensive lineman, but the team apparently feels Alarcon will have a better chance of seeing action during the regular season on the other side of the ball.

  • Devin Duvernay WR | BAL

    Ravens' Devin Duvernay: Likely sticking with Baltimore

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects Duvernay (foot) to be with the team for 2023, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Banner reports.

    There's been talk of Duvernay becoming a cap casualty after a second Pro Bowl nod activated a contract escalator that pushes his salary to a non-guaranteed $4.3 million for the fourth and final season of his rookie contract. It's a reasonable number, and arguably even a bargain, given that he's been a top-notch return man on both punts and kickoffs while also manning the slot on offense. There is some question about his health this offseason after Duvernay suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a Dec. 20 practice, though he should have enough time to recover before training camp even if he misses OTAs and minicamp. He finished 2022 with career highs in every major receiving stat, including YPR and YPT, yet still averaged only 3.5 targets per game and thus offered little in the way of fantasy value outside of return-yardage leagues.

  • Broncos' Javonte Williams: Making strides in rehab

    Speaking Monday, Broncos GM George Paton said Williams (knee) is making "great strides" in his rehab, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic.

    When asked if Williams will be ready for the start of the 2023 season, Paton said, "We won't know that for a while." The reports and quotes surrounding Williams' rehab from multiple torn ligaments in his right knee, including his ACL, have made it clear that Williams' Week 1 status is definitely up in the air. The Broncos signed veteran Samaje Perine to a two-year, $7.5 million deal in the opening week of free agency, and there are expectations the team will add more to its backfield in the draft. Williams' recovery will continue to be monitored closely this summer.

  • Joe Gaziano DE | ATL

    Falcons' Joe Gaziano: Signs with Atlanta

    The Falcons signed Gaziano on Monday.

    Gaziano is now set to join Atlanta in 2023 following his three-season stint with the Chargers. The 280-pounder was limited to just five games played last season due to undisclosed injuries, but from Week 11-15, he operated as a rotational defensive lineman and amassed eight tackles and one sack in that span.

  • Sidney Jones CB | CIN

    Bengals' Sidney Jones: Heading to Cincy

    The Bengals signed Jones to a one-year contract Monday, Jordan Schultz of TheScore.com reports.

    Jones, who's heading into his seventh NFL campaign, is now slated to join his fifth different NFL squad following Monday's agreement. Across 10 total games last season as a member of the Raiders and Seahawks, the 26-year-old amassed 12 tackles and one pass defensed while operating as a rotational secondary piece.

  • Taylor Rapp SAF | LAR

    Bills' Taylor Rapp: Catches on with Bills

    Rapp agreed Monday with Buffalo on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Rapp is now in line to suit up for the Bills in 2023 following Monday's agreement. The 25-year-old has served as the Rams' starting strong safety since he was drafted as a second-round selection by Los Angeles in 2019, and he registered 92 tackles, six passes defensed and two interceptions across 16 contests last season. Although the Bills already have two prominent safety options in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde (neck), Rapp is still more than likely to command a rotational role within the team's secondary.

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