Colin Kaepernick QB SF 9 Hrs
Miami police do not believe Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls regarding a woman refusing to leave Kapernick's downtown Miami hotel room.
It is unclear when Kaepernick left the hotel room or if he was even there at all. It is looking more and more like Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, and Ricardo Lockette will walk away without any chargers.
Orlando Scandrick DB DAL 9 Hrs
ESPNDallas' Todd Archer believes CB Orlando Scandrick is the favorite to start over former first-round CB Morris Claiborne.
Claiborne will have to improve dramatically to escape the bust tag hovering over him. Claiborne has started just 22 games and been disastrous in coverage since being selected at pick six in 2012. Scandrick played well after taking the job last season, so Claiborne will need a big training camp to move up the depth chart.
Ryan Mallett QB NE 10 Hrs
ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots will add another quarterback either through free agency or the draft.
Reiss believes the Pats could select a quarterback as early as the third round. With Ryan Mallett likely on his way to bigger and better things after his rookie contract expires next offseason, it makes sense for the Patriots to address the backup quarterback position now. New England has met with at least ten draft eligible quarterbacks this offseason.
Audie Cole LB MIN 10 Hrs
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune belives the Vikings will select at least one linebacker in the NFL Draft.
Despite having eight linebackers on the roster, Minnesota's only sure starter is SLB Chad Greenway. The middle linebacker position will likely be manned by either Audie Cole or Jasper Brinkley, leaving the weakside linebacker position of second-year LB Gerald Hodges as the most likely area for upgrade. The Vikings have eight total picks in next month's draft.
Henry Melton DL DAL 23 Hrs
The Dallas Morning News reports the lawsuit over assault claims against Cowboys DT Henry Melton has been dropped.
Melton was being sued for more than $1 million from his public intoxication and assault arrest on December 23. He still faces a misdemeanor charge as a result of the incident. A hearing for the criminal case is scheduled for next week.
Dont'a Hightower LB NE 23 Hrs
ESPN Boston expects the Patriots to remove OLB Dont'a Hightower in all sub-packages this season.
Hightower was one of the worst cover linebackers in the league last year, so the Patriots are limiting him to more of a two-down role. Jamie Collins projects to get the majority of snaps opposite Jerod Mayo in nickel packages.
Anthony Castonzo IND 1 Day
The Colts are expected to exercise LT Anthony Castonzo's fifth-year club option of $7.4 million in 2015.
The move will keep Castonzo signed for a total of $8.9 million over the next two seasons. Castonzo graded out as a top-20 left tackle by Pro Football Focus, but has struggled in pass protection -- allowing 39 quarterback hurries in 2013. The deadline for teams to exercise fifth-year options is May 3.
Kyle Orton QB DAL 1 Day
ESPN's Todd Archer isn't convinced that Kyle Orton will return this season.
The Cowboys want Orton back even after signing Brandon Weeden, but he's questionable to attend offseason workouts next week and reportedly still considering retirement. Releasing Orton as a post-June 1 cut would allow Dallas to save $3.25 million against the cap this season. Orton is owed $2.25 million in 2015 regardless of whether he's on the roster.
Josh Bynes LB BAL 1 Day
Ravens re-signed exclusive rights free agent ILB Josh Bynes.
Bynes made six starts for the Ravens last season, finishing with 45 tackles and three pass defenses. He's now signed for $480,000 this season. 24-year-old Bynes will return as a situational run stopper opposite Daryl Smith.
Charles Clay TE MIA 1 Day
The Dolphins are considering a contract extension for TE Charles Clay.
Clay is coming off a career-best 69/759/6 line in 2013 and graded out as a top-10 receiving tight end by Pro Football Focus. A former Jeff Ireland sixth-round pick, Clay has no ties to new GM Dennis Hickey, but is expected to be in Miami's long-term plans. The Dolphins have a history of letting players reach free agency, so there's still a good chance Clay plays out his rookie deal without a new contract.