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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 Ricardo Lockette, WR Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.

Analysis: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin 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 Quinton Patton, WR 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: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin 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 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.
4/9/2014 Adrian Peterson, RB Peterson is still working his way back from offseason groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team's offseason program once his body is ready.

Analysis: Peterson played in 14 games last season and rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns. But he injured his groin in November and Peterson says that contributed to a foot injury that slowed him toward the end of the season. The Vikings opened their offseason conditioning program under new coach Mike Zimmer on Monday. Peterson has not been present because he is still rehabbing in Texas.
4/9/2014 Alex Mack, C Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't concerned about Mack missing the team's offseason program as he tests free agency.

Analysis: Mack recently visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have not yet offered him a contract. The Browns would have five days to match any offer to Mack, who was tagged as Cleveland's transition player before free agency began. Mack can play next season in Cleveland for $10 million. Pettine calls Mack's situation "fluid" and says there's some optimism the Browns may hold onto the Pro Bowler because "nothing has happened so far."
4/9/2014 Jake Dombrowski, P The Bills have signed Dombrowski.

Analysis: Dombrowski has been a free agent since completing his four-year career at Harvard in 2012. He will be given a shot to compete for the punting job held by veteran Brian Moorman, who was re-signed to a one-year contract in January. Dombrowski appeared in 31 games with the Crimson. He earned first-team Ivy League honors as a senior.
4/9/2014 Colin Cole, DT The Panthers officially announced they've re-signed Cole - an unrestricted free agent - to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not released Wednesday.

Analysis: The return of Cole means the Panthers have kept their entire defensive line rotation from last season intact. Cole started 13 games last season for the Panthers second-ranked defense in 2014 and helped the team to the NFC South championship. Cole, whose role is primarily to take up blocks up front, had 15 tackles, one sack and three quarterback pressures. He missed all of the 2011 and 2012 seasons with an ankle injury.
4/8/2014 Josh Wilson, CB Atlanta signed Wilson on Tuesday.

Analysis: Wilson, a second-round pick by Seattle in 2006, has started in 81 of his 102 career games with the Seahawks, Baltimore and Washington. He started all 16 games with the Redskins last season and set a career high with 93 tackles. He has 14 career interceptions, including one last season.
4/8/2014 Dwight Lowery, S Atlanta signed Lowery on Tuesday.

Analysis: Lowery has 41 career starts with the Jets and Jaguars. He started three games with Jacksonville in 2013 before sustaining a concussion on the first play at Seattle on Sept. 22. He later was placed on injured reserve and released. Lowery, a fourth-round pick by the Jets in 2008, has 10 career interceptions.
4/8/2014 Lestar Jean, WR Minnesota signed Jean, announcing the deal Tuesday.

Analysis: Jean is entering his fourth season. He joins a receiving corps that appears pretty well stocked with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright. The 6-foot-3 receiver spent his rookie season in 2011 on injured reserve. He caught 10 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown in 27 games for the Texans over the last two seasons.
4/8/2014 Jarius Wynn, DE Buffalo has signed Wynn, who split last season between San Diego and Dallas.

Analysis: Listed at 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, Wynn broke into the NFL in 2009 when the Georgia product was drafted in the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers. He spent three seasons in Green Bay and then played the 2012 season with the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys signed Wynn last October after he was released by the Chargers. Overall, Wynn has 8 1/2 sacks in 58 career games.
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