QJulius Thomas TE MIA (8) 12 hours ago
Thomas restructured his contract to eliminate $12.6 million, essentially turning it into a two-year, $12.2 million deal with $7.5 million guaranteed, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Thomas wouldn't have been traded if he wasn't willing to restructure the five-year, $46 million contract he signed with the Jaguars in March of 2015. He was still dealt for a pittance -- a seventh-round pick -- but the willingness to renegotiate at least helped him land with a team that looks like an excellent fit. In addition to having a clear need at tight end, the Dolphins are coached by Adam Gase, who was Thomas' offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2013 and 2014. The 28-year-old tight end had 24 touchdowns in 27 games between those two seasons, highlighted by a 65-788-12 receiving line in 2013 (14 games)
QAdrian Peterson RB MIN (6) 12 hours ago
Peterson (knee) remains unsigned in part because of his hefty contract demands, ESPN.com reports.
Peterson was reportedly asking for more than $8 million in the first year of a contract, which would be in line with the deals given to top running backs the past few years. Considering he's coming off a major injury and just turned 32 years old, he may have to settle for something closer to the deal Eddie Lacy recently signed with Seattle -- a one-year contract worth up to $5.5 million. There are still some potential fits, namely Oakland and Green Bay, but Peterson will first have to accept that teams aren't going to pay him a premium for what he accomplished in the past. Other teams that may be in the market for an early-down runner include the Lions, Patriots, Buccaneers and Giants.
QScott Crichton DL MIN (6) 13 hours ago
Crichton (undisclosed) was released by the Vikings on Friday, the Star Tribune's Matt Vensel reports.
A 2014 third-round selection, Crichton has yet to record a sack in 21 regular-season appearances. He was waived with an injury designation at the end of last preseason, and then placed on injured reserve upon clearing waivers. The 25-year-old will merely be hoping for another chance to compete for a roster spot.
SUSJosh Gordon WR CLE (13) 13 hours ago
Gordon (suspension) is expected to hear about the status of his reinstatement application by late April or early May, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
Gordon applied for reinstatement in early March, eyeing a return to regular-season action for the first time since December 2014. He was conditionally reinstated last summer from an indefinite ban, needing to serve another four-game suspension before playing in a game. He ultimately entered an in-patient rehab facility instead of returning after four weeks -- thereby failing to meet the terms for reinstatement. The league may outline a similar condition this time around, but even if it doesn't, the Browns are expected to part ways with Gordon. Set to turn 26 in April, the talented wideout shouldn't have a hard time finding another team that's willing to give him a shot.
QJordan Poyer DB BUF (10) 14 hours ago
Poyer is fully healthy following a kidney injury that forced him out of the final 10 games last season, BuffaloBills.com reports.
The Bills signed Poyer -- who spent the last three seasons in Cleveland -- to rebuild a secondary that lost some key members this offseason. The way things look today, he'd be a starting safety for new head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier, along with fellow newcomer Micah Hyde.
Terence Garvin LB SEA (5) 15 hours ago
Garvin signed with the Seahawks on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Garvin is the second linebacker the Seahawks have signed in as many days after the club agreed to terms with Michael Wilhoite on Thursday. The 26-year-old Garvin spent last season with the Redskins and was particularly strong on special teams, where he racked up 285 total snaps. Look for Garvin to have a similar role with the Seahawks this season given that Seattle's starting front seven appears to be set for the most part.
Malliciah Goodman DL JAC (5) 15 hours ago
Goodman signed with the Jaguars on Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
The 27-year-old defensive end bounced around between the Falcons and the Seahawks last season and hasn't appeared in more than four games in a single season since the 2014 campaign. He adds some depth to the Jaguars' front, but the club has been so proactive in adding to its edge depth in recent years that it's difficult to imagine Goodman carving out a significant role with them this season.
Kelvin Benjamin WR CAR (7) 15 hours ago
Benjamin will have his fifth-year option picked up by the Panthers, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
This comes as little surprise as Benjamin, when healthy, has been the team's best receiver since landing in Carolina in 2014. He hauled in 63 of 118 targets for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016 and proved to be a reliable threat deep down the field with 10 receptions of 20-or-more yards. According to Person, Benjamin's option figures to be in the $8 million range in 2018.
QArthur Jones DL IND (10) 15 hours ago
Jones (groin) was released by the Colts on Friday.
Jones was due to count over $7 million against the cap this season, which was unpalatable for someone that played in just 17 games over the past three seasons. The 30-year-old will now look to land elsewhere and get healthy ahead of the 2017 campaign.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 16 hours ago
Jones (toe) seemed to be moving around pretty well during a Wednesday appearance at the Georgia State Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Recovering from March 6 surgery to address a bunion, Jones was wearing a boot but didn't need crutches to walk. He said his foot feels good, and while he'll still miss the Falcons' offseason program, the 28-year-old wideout remain on track for training camp. With no crucial offseason additions or losses, the 2017 Atlanta offense should look very similar to the 2016 iteration.