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Bears re-signed CB Sherrick McManis to a one-year contract.

McManis, 27, will return as a core special teamer. He was limited to 46 defensive snaps last year, and projects for similar usage under new coach John Fox.
Sam Acho - LB - Bears

Bears signed OLB Sam Acho, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Acho, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a highly-ineffective pass rusher across four seasons, generating just two sacks the past two seasons, but he did receive positive marks from PFF for his run defense in 2014. The Bears are transitioning to the 3-4 defense and need capable bodies to bring to camp.

Bengals re-signed KR/WR Brandon Tate.

Tate was extremely ineffective both on kick and punt returns last season and doesn't bring a whole lot to the table as a receiver. The Bengals are fully expected to address both areas in the draft. Tate isn't a roster lock.

Cowboys re-signed MLB Rolando McClain to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Another $1 million is available through incentives. McClain, the former No. 8 overall pick and twice-retired 25-year-old, had a big season for the Cowboys in 2014. He graded out as PFF's No. 8 inside linebacker, showing well both against the run and in pass coverage. McClain will man the middle for Dallas this season, allowing Sean Lee to kick outside to the WILL spot.

Broncos acquired C Gino Gradkowski and a 2016 fifth-round pick from the Ravens in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round pick.

Gradkowski, the 98th pick in the 2012 draft, started all 16 games for the Ravens in 2013 but was PFF's worst center. He played just 10 snaps last season after losing his job to Jeremy Zuttah. Ex-Ravens OC Gary Kubiak -- now Denver's head coach -- must have liked what he saw from Gradkowski in practice. He's the leader in the clubhouse to take over as the Broncos' starting center.

Texans signed WR Nate Washington, formerly of the Titans.

Washington, 32 in August, posted a 40-647-2 line for the Titans last season, operating as the No. 2/3 receiver. The Texans' depth chart is unsettled behind unquestioned No. 1 wideout DeAndre Hopkins, with Cecil Shorts the early favorite for No. 2 duties, but it's a position Houston will likely address in the draft. If he makes the team, Washington should fill a situational deep threat role.

Vikings signed QB Mike Kafka.

Kafka, 27, spent last season behind Josh McCown and Mike Glennon in Tampa. He should compete with Pat Devlin to be the Vikings' third-string quarterback. Kafka hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2011. He recently worked out at the NFL's Veteran Combine, where Kafka and Tyler Wilson were reportedly the most impressive quarterbacks in attendance.

Steelers re-signed DE Clifton Geathers to a one-year contract.

Geathers was signed in December but played zero snaps for Pittsburgh. He'll compete for a backup job behind starters Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt.

Seahawks re-signed FB/DT Will Tukuafu.

Tukuafu played 218 snaps as a deep reserve two-way player for the Seahawks last season. He'll compete for a job in training camp this summer.


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