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4/15/2014 Chris Johnson, RB A person familiar with the situation says that Johnson is visiting the New York Jets, who are looking to add a playmaker to their backfield.

Analysis: Johnson was released by the Titans last Monday. The former 2,000-yard rusher is meeting with the team at its facility Tuesday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Jets don't make player visits public. The Jets would like Johnson to team with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to form a potentially potent trio. Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons.
4/14/2014 Ndamukong Suh, DT The Detroit Lions have been negotiating with Suh in the hopes of signing him to a long-year deal before he potentially becomes a free agent next year.

Analysis: Lions president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that talks were "civil and productive" with Suh. The defensive tackle has not been attending the team's voluntary workouts that began last week.
4/14/2014 Von Miller, LB Miller has shed 20 pounds as he works his way back from a torn right ACL and says his goal is to "play every game" in 2014.

Analysis: Miller bulked up to 270 pounds last season, 24 more than when he was the second overall pick out of Texas A+M in 2011. Miller is hoping to bounce back from a rough season that began with a six-game drug suspension and ended with a blown out knee on Dec. 22.
4/14/2014 Kurt Coleman, S The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman's agent, Blake Baratz, said Monday the deal was done. The Vikings have not yet made an announcement.

Analysis: Coleman visited the Vikings last Friday. The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four seasons for Philadelphia, starting 29 games, though none of those came last year. Coleman's best season was 2011, when he had four interceptions, five passes defended and one forced fumble. Harrison Smith is entrenched as a starter at one safety spot, with Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo the leading returning candidates for the lineup at the other position.
4/14/2014 DeSean Jackson, WR Jackson has reported for the Washington Redskins' voluntary offseason workout program after skipping the first week to take a vacation. The Redskins tweeted a photo of their biggest offseason acquisition working out in the weight room Monday, and the three-time Pro Bowl receiver tweeted a photo of his No. 11 jersey in his locker.

Analysis: Jackson wore No. 10 with the Philadelphia Eagles and had said he would try to see if franchise player Robert Griffin III - the Redskins' current No. 10 - would be willing to switch. Griffin quickly nixed the idea. Jackson signed with Washington on April 2, less than a week after getting released by the Eagles. The Redskins started their workouts the following week, but Jackson went ahead with his vacation.
4/14/2014 Chris Pressley, RB The Browns have signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker to open holes for new running back Ben Tate. Cleveland's offense will have a different look this season under new coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and the Browns need someone to clear a path for Tate, who signed a two-year, $7 million free agent deal with them in March.

Analysis: Pressley missed all of last season with Cincinnati because of a knee injury. The 5-foot-10, 249-pounder has made 20 career starts in the NFL for the Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2012, he helped Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis lead the league by converting 14 of 15 times on 3rd-and-1 plays. The Browns did not have a traditional fullback on their roster last season, using Chris Ogbonnaya and some reserve tight ends. Pressley was a teammate of Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas at Wisconsin.
4/14/2014 Chris Culliver, CB Culliver has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles. His case is among a string of recent legal problems for 49ers players, including the arrest Sunday of linebacker Aldon Smith.

Analysis: Culliver was arrested on March 28 after San Jose police say he struck a bicyclist, then rammed a witness' vehicle that was blocking him from leaving until officers arrived. The San Jose Mercury News reports that he entered his plea on Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2013, Culliver created controversy by expressing anti-gay sentiments in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. He has since undergone sensitivity training and done outreach work with an organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
4/14/2014 Alex Mack, C The confusing whirlwind of free agency behind him, Pro Bowl center Alex Mack says he's excited about staying with the Browns. Mack remained with Cleveland after the team quickly matched the five-year, $42 million offer sheet he signed from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. The deal makes Mack the NFL's highest-paid center and allows him to test free agency again after two seasons.

Analysis: For now, though, Mack is with the Browns and he said Monday that's looking forward to helping turn around a franchise that has endured six straight seasons of at least 11 losses. Mack disputed reports that he wanted out of Cleveland, saying "there's a business side of football, it's positioning." Mack would like to see more stability with the Browns, who fired coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season. Mike Pettine will be Mack's fourth coach in six seasons.
4/14/2014 Kourtnei Brown, DE The Detroit Lions claimed Brown off waivers Monday.

Analysis: The defensive end was released by the Buffalo Bills last week. The former Clemson player was not drafted in 2012 and was cut last year by the Bills before the regular season. Buffalo re-signed Brown in January to a reserve-future contract.
4/13/2014 Aldon Smith, LB Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. With the arrest, Smith is involved in three pending criminal cases.

Analysis: Smith finished with 8 1/2 sacks and 34 tackles in 11 games last season, making eight starts. He missed the first five games of the season after taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse.
4/11/2014 Sam Montgomery, DE The Bengals added to their defensive line depth on Friday by signing free agent Sam Montgomery, an end who was Houston's third-round pick last year.

Analysis: Montgomery was listed as a linebacker by the Texans. He was inactive for the first seven games and was waived on Oct. 22. Oakland signed him to the practice squad in December. The 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman played three seasons at LSU, getting 19 sacks during his career. He helped the Tigers reach the 2011 national title game, won by Alabama.
4/11/2014 Dwayne Bowe, WR An attorney for Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has filed a motion to suppress evidence related to his arrest for possessing marijuana. Bowe is scheduled to appear Wednesday on a misdemeanor drug charge in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside, where he was pulled over Nov. 10 for speeding. During the stop, an officer detected a strong marijuana odor in the car.

Analysis: Bowe was arrested after an officer found a black bag with his wallet, driver's license and two containers of what the officer suspected to be pot. Bowe told a local radio station he thought he had been racially profiled, but he took that back Friday in a statement to The Kansas City Star and said he said he was treated with respect during the stop.
4/11/2014 Colin Kaepernick, QB Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there.

Analysis: Referring to some media reports on the situation, Kaepernick said: "I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up." He told fans their faith in him is not misplaced. Police say Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were with the woman earlier this month at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives. The police say it's too early to determine whether a crime was committed.
4/11/2014 Damian Williams, WR Williams has signed an $800,000, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins after spending the past four years with the Tennessee Titans.

Analysis: The addition of Williams on Friday provides more depth for the Dolphins at receiver, where Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns are coming off knee injuries. Williams played in 54 games for the Titans, including 17 as a starter. He has 106 career catches for 1,313 yards and five touchdowns, and has experience as a punt and kick returner. Last year Williams made 15 catches for 178 yards. He was a third-round pick by the Titans in 2010.
4/11/2014 Alex Mack, C Cleveland Pro Bowl center Alex Mack signed an offer sheet with Jacksonville on Friday, the Jaguars said. The Browns have five days to match and are expected to do so. Cleveland secured that right after placing a $10 million transition tag on Mack before free agency opened. Based on reports, it's a five-year, $42 million offer.

Analysis: The team entered free agency with re-signing Mack as a top priority. On Tuesday night, owner Jimmy Haslam said he was optimistic "Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time." Mack has played 4,998 consecutive snaps since he was drafted by Cleveland in 2009. He made his second Pro Bowl last season.
4/11/2014 Thomas DeCoud, S The Carolina Panthers signed DeCoud to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not released Thursday.

Analysis: The 6-foot-2, 190-pound DeCoud spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and went to the Pro Bowl in 2012. He started 15 games in 2013 and had 83 tackles and returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown. Earlier Thursday, the team signed free-agent tight end Ed Dickson from the Baltimore Ravens.
4/10/2014 Colin Kaepernick, QB Detectives in Miami say three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel, though no one has been charged with a crime.

Analysis: Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, were with the woman at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives, according to the Miami Police Department report. Police stressed that the report contained only unproven allegations at this point.
4/10/2014 Ed Dickson, TE The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent tight end Ed Dickson to a one-year contract. Carolina announced the move Thursday, but financial terms were not released.

Analysis: Panthers coach Ron Rivera says in a release Dickson "provides experienced depth at the tight end position" behind starter Greg Olsen. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Dickson started 44 games and played in 60 during his four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. He has 111 career receptions for 1,178 yards and seven touchdowns. Dickson played in eight playoff games with five starts and helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl two years ago. Last season, Dickson started 14 games and caught 25 catches for 273 yards and one touchdown.
4/10/2014 Kourtnei Brown, DE The Buffalo Bills have released defensive end Kourtnei Brown. The move was announced by the team on Thursday. It was made two days after the Bills signed free-agent defensive lineman Jarius Wynn.

Analysis: Brown initially signed with the Bills a year ago, before being cut by the team ahead of the regular season. The Bills then re-signed Brown in January to a reserve-future contract.
4/10/2014 Eli Manning, QB Manning is going to start the offseason training program with a surgically repaired left ankle.

Analysis: The Giants announced that Manning had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle he sprained in the regular-season finale against Washington.
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