Jets owner Woody Johnson said the team will discuss Muhammad Wilkerson's contract situation next week.
Wilkerson is scheduled to make $6.97 million after the Jets exercised his 2015 option. He graded out as a top-five 3-4 end by PFF despite missing three games and is a prime extension candidate. Wilkerson, 25, could command a deal in the range of $12M annually. The Jets have a projected $48.9 million in cap space.
The Bills' website believes free agent ILB Brandon Spikes could return on a one-year deal.
Spikes played limited snaps last year, but had a major role in upgrading Buffalo's run defense. With WLB Kiko Alonso (knee) set to return, he would only have a starting job if the Bills move to a 3-4 scheme. Buffalo could potentially replace Spikes with free agent David Harris, who is a Rex Ryan favorite.
Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Super Bowl XLIX.
Stork has been cleared to play after missing the AFC Championship Game. He practiced on a limited basis the last two weeks and was previously listed as questionable. Stork's return will provide an upgrade to the Patriots' interior line. With Stork healthy, Ryan Wendell will move back to right guard.
49ers hired Clancy Pendergast as ILB coach.
Pendergast has six years of NFL coordinating experience and mostly recently ran USC's defense in 2013. It's one of the few good hires the 49ers have made. Pendergast was connected to the Redskins, LSU, and Utah defensive coordinator jobs this offseason.
Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (probable, knee) participated in Saturday's walkthrough.
Coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor "looked great." Chancellor is reportedly dealing with a bruised knee after leaving late in Friday's practice. He hasn't had any setbacks and remains on track for the Super Bowl.
Free agent LB Larry Foote is considering retirement.
Foote, 34, had 83 tackles and two sacks in 15 starts last year. He graded out as one of the worst inside linebackers in the league and would struggle to get anything more than backup-caliber deals on the open market. Foote could join the Cardinals' coaching staff if he decides to retire.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to re-sign free agent Miles Austin.
Austin is coming off a bounce-back season, posting a 47/568/2 line in 12 games prior to landing on I.R. With Josh Gordon suspended for 2015, he could be brought back as veteran depth. The Browns are likely to be aggressive in upgrading at receiver this offseason.
Browns hired Kevin O'Connell as QBs coach.
A former Patriots third-round pick, O'Connell bounced around the NFL as a backup quarterback from 2008-12. He doesn't have any coaching experience, but worked extensively with Johnny Manziel prior to the 2014 draft. The Browns have also hired ex-Florida OC Kurt Roper as a senior offensive assistant.