Ravens restricted free agent Ed Dickson has signed an offseason participation agreement to participate in OTAs.
It's a sign Dickson will soon ink his tender, or perhaps sign off on a multi-year deal. Assistant GM Eric DeCosta recently singled out Dickson as a player the Ravens expect to "take a step forward this season." Dickson has yet to be a consistent fantasy threat in his three-year career, and that won't change in 2013.
Jaguars waived DT Jeris Pendleton.
A 2012 seventh-rounder, Pendleton was one of former GM Gene Smith's small-school passion projects. Already a Weeden-esque 29 years old, Pendleton played just 33 snaps as a rookie. His NFL future isn't bright.
Jaguars agreed to terms with WR Jeremy Ebert, formerly of the Patriots.
The war will be won with former Patriots. Ebert is the third former Pat to arrive in Jacksonville in the past eight days. A 2012 seventh-round pick, Ebert spent his rookie year on the practice squad. Ebert is undersized at 5-foot-10, 194 pounds, but has sub-4.40 wheels. He'll attempt to make the Jags as a slot man/special teamer.
The Jets don't expect Santonio Holmes (foot) to participate in June's mandatory minicamp.
It's not a surprise, as Holmes is still considered iffy for the beginning of training camp after going down last September. Holmes' injury was serious, but he doesn't seem to be rehabbing with a sense of urgency, instead taking classes at Ohio State. This is a marriage both sides appear keen to end. They almost certainly will in 2014.
Lions FS Louis Delmas (knees) isn't taking part in OTAs.
"He's not here right now but there's nothing he can get out of this because he can't physically do the stuff we're doing," coach Jim Schwartz said. "The biggest thing with Lou is going to be his health and that's what he's working on." Delmas was limited to just eight games in 2012 after undergoing an August knee procedure. It's unclear if he went under-the-knife again after the season. Thanks to his injury history, the majority of Delmas' 2013 salary is tied up in per-game roster bonuses.
Mikel Leshoure is being held out of team drills at Lions OTAs with an undisclosed injury.
"He's battling some stuff," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He can do some individual stuff but he's not ready to do any team work." There are no indications that the injury is serious, but it's worrisome news for a player who's had trouble staying healthy since being the No. 57 overall pick of the 2011 draft. Leshoure can ill-afford any more leg ailments after plodding through 2012. For now, Leshoure remains penciled in as the Lions' short-yardage "specialist" despite his anemic 3.71 yards per carry last season.
Ex-Bears MLB Brian Urlacher says there's "no scenario" in which he'd un-retire.
"I'm tired of working out," Urlacher said in a Wednesday radio interview. Urlacher also admitted his troublesome knee will never be the same. "I won't be able to move like I want to." Hanging up his cleats with 1,229 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions and 12 forced fumbles to his name, Urlacher is the living embodiment of a Hall-of-Famer.
Bengals agreed to terms with No. 53 overall pick DE Margus Hunt.
One of the draft's most unique prospects, Hunt is a native of Estonia going on 26 years of age. The SMU product didn't light up the stat-sheet in college, but tore up the Combine, running a 4.60 40-yard dash and 1.62 ten-yard split. A mountainous 6-foot-8, 277 pounds, Hunt managed an eye-popping 38 bench-press reps. Bengals.com believes Hunt could be a frequent inactive as he learns the NFL game as a rookie, but his upside is definitely off the charts. It's just a matter of harnessing it, which is never easy.