Bears re-signed TE Zach Miller to a one-year contract.
Miller, 31 in October, was set to become a free agent. He had a monster preseason opener last summer, reeling in all six of his targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns while working with the starters. He suffered a Lisfranc injury a week later and missed the season. Miller will compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Free agent LB Arthur Moats hopes to be back with the Steelers next season.
Moats is a rare duel threat, receiving positive grades from Pro Football Focus as both a pass rusher and run stopper. Playing primarily as an outside linebacker for the first time in his pro career, Moats finished with four sacks and 23 tackles last season. Given his versatility and Pittsburgh's lack of linebacker depth, a reunion makes sense for both sides.
Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is participating in a rigorous offseason training program in Arizona.
Dobson showed potential as a rookie in 2013, hauling in 519 yards and four touchdowns. Injuries made him a non-factor last season (five targets in four games). A former second-round pick, Dobson could be the deep threat New England has been lacking since Randy Moss left in 2010. He's a player to keep an eye on next season.
PFT's Mike Florio considers the "universe of teams" for Adrian Peterson to be the Vikings, Cardinals, Colts, and Cowboys.
Florio also names the Seahawks if Marshawn Lynch surprisingly decides to hang up the cleats. All of the clubs make sense. Arizona needs to shift Andre Ellington back to a Shane Vereen-type role as a pass catcher, the Colts are likely to move on from Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw also a free agent, and the Cowboys are in danger of losing DeMarco Murray. We'd also add the Bills to the mix. Coach Rex Ryan loves his veteran running backs, and new OC Greg Roman is going to pound the ball on the ground. Peterson shouldn't hurt for a job.
Ravens released DE Chris Canty.
Canty was on the fence about playing next season (though it sounds like he's leaning toward returning), which probably made this decision a lot easier for Baltimore. Canty's departure frees up $2.66 million in cap room for the suddenly cost-obsessed Ravens. The 32-year-old registered 33 tackles during his final season with Baltimore.
Free agent OLB Michael Sam was invited to the veteran combine.
He's also competing in the next season of Dancing With the Stars, though that shouldn't conflict with his combine preparations. Sam is a bit of a tweener: too small to play on the defensive line but not quite fast enough to be effective at linebacker. He might get an invite to training camp, but Sam isn't a difference maker.
With Tuesday's deadline for the franchise tag approaching, the Broncos and free agent Demaryius Thomas are no closer to signing a long-term deal.
Thomas fully expects to receive the franchise tag, which would pay him around $13 million. There's no way Demaryius is leaving Denver after the season he had in 2014 (111 catches, franchise record 1,619 yards). However, his large cap hit could force Peyton Manning to restructure his deal.
Lions signed DE/OLB Phillip Hunt.
Hunt made a name for himself in Canada by leading the CFL in sacks in 2010. That led to a two-year stint with the Eagles and an invite to Colts' training camp last offseason. Even if he makes the Lions' final roster, Hunt probably won't see much playing time next season.