Brent Celek TE PHI (4) 3 days ago
Celek agreed to a decrease in his 2017 base salary from $4 million to $3 million, CSN Philly reports.
The move opens up more cap space for the Eagles, and the 32-year-old remains with the only NFL team he has ever known. Although listed as the number-two tight end on the Eagles' depth chart, Celek was surpassed as a receiving option last season by third-year TE Trey Burton, who was targeted 60 times compared to Celek's 19. Barring injury to starter Zach Ertz, Celek's 2017 role should mostly come as a blocker.
QMackensie Alexander DB MIN (6) 3 days ago
Alexander underwent groin surgery during the offseason to repair an injury suffered in 2016, Andrew Krammer of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Alexander saw just 68 snaps in 2016 after being selected in the second round of last year's draft. He wound up on injured reserve due to his groin injury, though the injury wasn't disclosed until recently. He wasn't at all limited during the first few days of the Vikings offseason program and is expected to compete for the nickel corner position in 2017.
Tracy Howard DB JAC (5) 3 days ago
Howard was waived by the Browns on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Howard joined the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2016, playing in 15 games and recording 20 tackles and one pass defensed. He'll become a free agent if he clears waivers.
Trae Elston DB BUF (10) 3 days ago
Elston was waived by the Browns on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Elston joined the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2016, but he never appeared in a regular season game. He'll become a free agent if he clears waivers.
Alvin Bailey CLE (13) 3 days ago
Bailey was released by the Browns on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Bailey played in 14 games for Cleveland in 2016, starting five. He missed two contests after being suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bailey has shown to be a capable backup lineman and could soon find work with another team.
QJon Bostic LB IND (10) 3 days ago
Bostic (foot) signed a contract with the Colts on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Bostic last played in a game while with the Patriots in 2015. He spent 2016 with the Lions but wound up on injured reserve prior to the start of the regular season. He'll compete for a depth linebacker and special teams role with the Colts in 2017.
QWeston Richburg NYG (8) 3 days ago
Richburg had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his snapping hand, Seth Walder of The New York Daily News reports.
Richburg played through the torn ligaments for the duration of the 2016 season. He didn't miss time due to the injury, managing to start all 16 contests. It isn't anticipated that the offseason surgery will cause him to miss any practices or impact him at all once training camp roles around.
QKhalil Mack DL OAK (10) 3 days ago
Mack (back) had the fifth-year option of his contract exercised by the Raiders on Thursday, Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com reports.
This move by the Raiders' front office comes as no surprise, securing Mack as a key focus on the defensive side of the ball through the 2018 season. Although Mack is currently slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, the Raiders now have additional time to work out a long-term deal with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
QJason Pierre-Paul DL NYG (8) 3 days ago
Pierre-Paul underwent offseason surgery on his groin and abdomen to repair multiple injuries, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.
Pierre-Paul is feeling better after recent surgery addressed four lingering injuries, but he remains uncertain about when he'll return to football activities. There's a chance he won't be ready in time for training camp, while the Giants may elect to proceed cautiously with their veteran defensive end since he's played just 20 total games throughout the past two seasons.
QKemal Ishmael DB ATL (11) 3 days ago
Ishmael (shoulder) will play outside linebacker exclusively in the spring, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Ishmael was listed as a free safety on last year's depth chart, but with the Falcons releasing Philip Wheeler and Vic Beasley being more of a pass rusher, they are looking to Ishmael to fill a more traditional strong-side linebacker role. He recorded 52 combined tackles while playing only 27.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps last season, so the Falcons will be hoping he can successfully bring his tackling abilities from safety to linebacker.