G.J. Kinne WR NYG 18 hours ago

Kinne was released by the Giants on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A 2012 UDFA, Kinne has tested his hand at quarterback, wide receiver and safety since leaving college. He's yet to suit up for a regular-season NFL game.

Jordan Reed TE WAS 19 hours ago

Reed was signed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with the Redskins on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 25-year-old tight end enjoyed a massive breakout season in 2015 87 grabs for 952 yards and his 11 touchdowns were tied with Rob Gronkowski for seventh-most in the NFL. With Reed locked in for the next five years, the Redskins will have one of the best young tight ends in the entire league at their disposal for his prime years. Reed is clearly one of quarterback Kirk Cousins' favorite targets and that figures to continue into the 2016 campaign and beyond.

Andre Caldwell WR DET 1 day ago

The Lions and Caldwell agreed to a contract Wednesday, MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since receiving sporadic starts with the Bengals during a four-year stint to kick off his career, Caldwell was lightly used with the Broncos over the past four seasons, totaling 32 catches (on 70 targets) for 337 yards and five touchdowns across 54 games. He took on part-time duty as a kick returner as well, averaging 23.2 YPR on 25 attempts over the last three campaigns, but he merely hauled in his only target while returning a pair of kicks in Denver's Super Bowl victory in February. If he lands on the Lions' 53-man roster out of training camp, he'll serve as depth for a receiving corps that's attempting to weather the loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.

Michael Wilhoite LB SF 1 day ago

Wilhoite (ankle) has signed a one-year deal with the 49ers, The Mercury News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wilhoite found himself in an opportunistic position in 2015, with both Patrick Willis and Chris Borland announcing their retirement prior to the season, and proved to be a serviceable middle linebacker. The fifth-year player finished the 2015 season with 85 combined tackles in 12 games, but forced no fumbles and recorded only one interception, limiting his fantasy value. The 49ers did not go after any middle linebackers in the 2016 NFL Draft, yet Wilhoite will still receive competition from Gerald Hodges for a starting spot beside NaVorro Bowman. Hodges is much younger than Wilhoite and finished the 2015 campaign strong, racking up 32 combined tackles in the 49ers' last three contests.

PColin Kaepernick QB SF 2 days ago

Kaepernick (shoulder/knee/thumb) has resumed throwing a "bit," the Sacramento Bee reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report adds that doctors are expected to medically clear the QB "by the end of the month or soon thereafter." As Kaepernick's health trends in the right direction, he remains with the 49ers, and now that the NFL draft has happened, a potential trade involving him seems less and less likely. At this stage, the 49ers roster five signal-callers -- Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, Thad Lewis, Dylan Thompson and Jeff Driskel -- with the stage set (for now at least) for Kaepernick and Gabbert to battle for the No. 1 job.

DeAndre Washington RB OAK 2 days ago

GM Reggie McKenzie dismisses the notion that the 5-foot-8, 204-pound Washington is strictly a third-down option for the Raiders.

Competitive Edge Analysis

"We think he's a complete back, and when he gets out in space, he can make you look silly." McKenzie noted of Washington, who the Raiders selected in the fifth round (No. 143 overall) of the recent NFL Draft. "He can catch the ball, but he can run between the tackles as well as well as bouncing it outside. We think he's the total package as a runner." At this stage, Latavius Murray remains atop the team's running back depth chart and at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he's well-equipped to continue to handle an every-down role. Still, it's not hard to imagine a scenario in which Washington is able to eventually overtake Taiwan Jones, George Atkinson and Roy Helu in the team's backfield pecking order behind Murray, and if that happens, the rookie could carve out a degree of PPR utility in 2016.

Davante Adams WR GB 2 days ago

While Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb continue to top the Packers' wideout depth chat, Adams is in line to jostle with the likes of Jared Abbrederis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and draftee Trevor Davis for slotting behind the team's top duo, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Ed Williams and Jamel Johnson also in the depth mix, wideout is a crowded position for the Packers at this stage. The fact that Adams was a second-round draft pick in 2014 makes it likely that he'll stick around after last cuts, but either way, between the return to health of Nelson and all the competition at wideout, Adams could be hard-pressed to match the 50-catch output he turned in over 13 games in 2015.

Mike Gillislee RB BUF 2 days ago

Gillislee will have some competition for the No. 3 running back role after the Bills picked Jonathan Williams in the fifth round, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's a big back. He's going to help on special teams," Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos says. "He'll battle with Mike Gillislee."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gillislee came out of nowhere last season and ended up having a key role with the Bills down the stretch, averaging an eye-popping 5.68 yards per carry while popping off three touchdowns in just five games. Williams, however, was a stud at Arkansas and slipped in the draft only because he was injured for much of his senior season. Perhaps there's room for four backs once you consider LeSean McCoy has a lock on the top spot and Karlos Williams a near lock on the top backup role.

Keyarris Garrett WR CAR 2 days ago

Garrett signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Garrett, like fellow wideouts Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess, is the kind of big bodied receiver that the Panthers seems to covet. At 6'3", 220 pounds, Garrett led the FBS with 1,588 receiving yards on 96 receptions, including eight touchdowns, for Tulsa as a senior last season. Given that production and scheme fit with the Panthers, Garrett could be one to monitor during the preseason.

Jeremy Cash DB CAR 2 days ago

Cash signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cash finished his college career at nearby Duke University, where he emerged as a safety/linebacker hybrid for the Blue Devils. In fact, after transferring from Ohio State following his freshman season, Cash totaled at least 100 stops in each of his three seasons in Durham. It's possible that Cash could serve as a training camp understudy to last year's first round pick, Shaq Thompson, given their similar playing styles.