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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers Jeff Janis the Packers' No. 4 receiver.

Janis' breakout potential took a hit when the Packers re-signed Randall Cobb, relegating Davante Adams to third-receiver duties and Janis to No. 4. Still, the paper slots him ahead of Jared Abbrederis and third-round pick Ty Montgomery. With Jordy Nelson coming off hip surgery, we wouldn't totally rule out Janis making some 2015 noise if he keeps the fourth-receiver job into Week 1.
May 5 - 11:01 PM

Seahawks re-signed restricted free agent WR Jermaine Kearse to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

About time. Kearse was slapped with the second-round tender in March and was one of the last RFAs to sign his deal. He wasn't going anywhere at the cost of a second-round pick. Kearse will fill the deep-threat role again in 2015.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel considers B.J. Raji the Packers' starting nose tackle.

He's listed ahead of Letroy Guion, who manned the nose for Green Bay last season while Raji was on I.R. with a torn right bicep. Both Raji and Guion were brought back on one-year deals. Raji hasn't put any good play on film since early in his career. The middle of the Packers' defense remains its weakness.
May 5 - 9:57 PM

Bears signed No. 106 overall pick RB Jeremy Langford to a four-year contract.

Langford ran 4.42 at the Combine, but doesn't play that fast on film. He also lacks tackle-breaking ability at an angular 6-foot, 208. Langford does have soft hands and is an able pass protector, and should have the inside track on Bears No. 2 back duties over holdover Ka'Deem Carey and street-FA type Jacquizz Rodgers. Contract-year starter Matt Forte turns 30 later this year.
May 5 - 7:42 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano said on NFL Insiders the Giants believe they can "build" No. 9 overall pick Ereck Flowers into a "franchise left tackle."

Flowers will play right tackle as a rookie, where the Giants see him as an instant impact player in the running game. Long term, the team ostensibly believes Flowers can become a top-shelf blindside protector. In order to become even a passable pass blocker in the pros, Flower will have to improve his balance, technique, and hand use while cutting way down on penalties.
May 5 - 7:24 PM

Bears signed No. 142 overall pick DB Adrian Amos to a four-year, $2.512 million contract.

Amos played all over the field at Penn State, spending time outside, in the slot and at safety. It's at safety he appears poised to begin his Bears career, though coach John Fox is undoubtedly planning to take advantage of Amos' versatility. As is the case with all fifth-round picks, it's quite possible Amos' biggest rookie contributions come on special teams.
May 5 - 7:15 PM

Ex-Lions WR Titus Young has been sentenced to five years probation.

Young was facing assault charges in two separate California counties. He must also spend one year in a substance abuse rehab center and mental health facility. Young's life spiraled out of control in his final NFL season (2012) and the subsequent years after. Hopefully he's on the right track.
May 5 - 6:43 PM

Bears signed No. 183 overall pick OG Tayo Fabuluje to a four-year contract.

Although he stands in at 6-foot-6, 353 pounds, Fabuluje will likely have to redshirt his rookie season. Various circumstances have sidelined Fabuluje for the majority of three of the past five seasons, while he could muster only 16 reps on the bench at the Combine. He has the size, and feet, to become an effective NFL guard, but his learning process will be long.
May 5 - 6:36 PM

The Redskins have dropped out of the hunt for free agent Pierre Thomas.

The Skins seem to envision third-round pick Matt Jones as their new third-down back behind Alfred Morris. They also have Silas Reed, a good pass blocker whom the coaching staff apparently likes. Washington showed interest in Thomas in early April. The 30-year-old should be available for the vet minimum.
May 5 - 6:31 PM

Shelley Smith is penciled in as the Broncos' starting left guard.

Smith couldn't start in Miami last season, before signing a two-year, $5.65 million deal in Denver. From left to right, the Broncos' offensive line currently reads LT Ryan Clady, LG Smith, C Gino Gradkowski/Max Garcia, RG Louis Vasquez, RT Ty Sambrailo. It's the most suspect line Peyton Manning has had in Denver.
May 5 - 6:15 PM

Based on his own tape study, NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Jaguars second-round pick T.J. Yeldon "is a laterally quicker and more explosive inside runner than Melvin Gordon."

Cosell also praised Yeldon's fondness for "attack(ing) downhill with conviction" and an "ability to work effectively between the tackles." The Jaguars fired OC Jedd Fisch because he asked too much of Blake Bortles as a rookie. Under new OC Greg Olson, the Jags intend to be a ball-control team with a solid defense and high-volume run game featuring three-down back Yeldon.
May 5 - 6:12 PM

Bears claimed OT Paul Cornick off waivers from the Broncos.

Cornick was somewhat surprisingly waived by Denver. A 2012 undrafted free agent, he appeared in 12 games last season, making six starts. He provides depth for one of the league's weakest tackle corps.
May 5 - 6:00 PM

Dolphins waived K Zach Hocker, CB T.J. Heath and CB Lowell Rose.

The Redskins made Hocker the No. 228 overall pick of last year's draft, but he lost a camp battle to Kai Forbath.
May 5 - 5:54 PM

Raiders waived/failed physical TE Nick Kasa.

LB Bojay Filimoeatu, CB Jansen Watson and LB Justin Jackson were also cut loose. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Kasa is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last August. A former defensive end, Kasa was converted to tight end late in his college career. He has (had) 4.71 wheels to go along with his 6-foot-6, 265-pound frame, but caught only one pass in 16 games as a rookie. He'll have to prove he's healthy before getting a second chance elsewhere.
May 5 - 5:48 PM

Ravens signed East Carolina WR Cam Worthy to a three-year contract.

Worthy (6'2/211) bookended Justin Hardy at ECU, amassing 74 catches for 1,311 yards (17.7 YPR) and six TDs in two seasons after transferring from JUCO. Worthy's special teams experience gives him a good shot at landing a roster spot, and plus athleticism makes him an intriguing long-term prospect.
May 5 - 4:57 PM



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