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  • Saints' Cameron Jordan: Restructures contract

    Jordan restructured his contract with the Saints on Thursday, which will save the team more than $9 million against the cap this season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

    Details of Jordan's adjusted contract are still unknown, according to Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football. However, it appears he'll still get his guaranteed $13 million this season while deferring some non-guaranteed money toward next year. The veteran lineman played a career-low 731 defensive snaps in 2023, which also saw him compile a career-low 43 tackles and just two sacks. The lowest total since his rookie campaign in 2011.

  • Mike Evans WR | TB

    Buccaneers' Mike Evans: Teams seem committed to return

    The Buccaneers appear committed to re-signing Evans before the start of free agency, even if there is a financial strain on the team's cap situation, Jenna Laine of reports. "He's an unprecedented player. We want him to be a Buc for life. We're working towards that," general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday.

    Licht admitted the team would probably have to "strain a little bit" to reach a deal that's palatable for Evans, who is coming off his 10th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Evans also recorded 13 touchdowns in 2023 -- tying for the league lead.

  • Braden Smith OT | IND

    Colts' Braden Smith: Recovering from knee surgery

    Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Wednesday that Smith underwent knee surgery following the 2023 season, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Smith has played a full 16- or 17-game schedule in just one of his six pro seasons and is coming off a 2023 campaign in which he missed seven contests to knee issues. The Colts' starting right tackle has two years left on his four-year, $70 million contract and is set to collect over $11.6 million in salary next season.

  • Abraham Lucas OT | SEA

    Seahawks' Abraham Lucas: Undergoes knee surgery

    General manager John Schneider said Tuesday that Lucas underwent knee surgery following the 2023 season, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

    Lucas started 16 games as a rookie in 2022 but battled persistent knee issues last season and was limited to just six appearances. Based on Schneider's comments, Lucas seemingly had more of a cleanup procedure on his knee, and he should be ready well ahead of Week 1 of the 2024 season.

  • Cal Adomitis LS | CIN

    Bengals' Cal Adomitis: Tendered by Cincinnati

    The Bengals tendered Adomitis a contract Wednesday.

    Adomitis, who was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent, served as the Bengals' long snapper for both of the past two seasons.

  • Khalil Dorsey DB | DET

    Khalil Dorsey: Will hit free agency

    The Lions opted not to tender a contract to Dorsey on Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

    Dorsey had been scheduled for exclusive rights free agency this offseason, but he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the Lions chose not to tender him. He appeared in 13 games for the NFC North champions this past season, logging into 76 snaps on defense and 247 on special teams with finishing with 11 tackles (seven solo) and 244 yards on 12 kickoff returns.

  • Preston Smith OLB | GB

    Packers' Preston Smith: Restructures deal for cap purposes

    Smith and the Packers agreed to a restructured contract Wednesday, creating $2.4 million in cap room, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Smith has three years left on a four-year, $52 million extension he signed in 2022. The veteran edge rusher has at least eight sacks in four of his five seasons with Green Bay and started all 17 games in 2023 on his way to 48 tackles (28 solo), eight sacks and two forced fumbles.

  • Jake Browning QB | CIN

    Bengals' Jake Browning: Tendered by Cincinnati

    The Bengals tendered an offer Wednesday to Browning, an exclusive rights free agent.

    Undrafted out of Washington in 2019, Browning made the first nine appearances of his NFL career last season, starting seven games following Joe Burrow's season-ending injury. Browning had the Bengals in playoff contention right up until the end of the season and finished with a league-best 70.4 percent completion rate for 1,936 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions while adding 127 yards and three scores on the ground. He's the favorite to open 2024 as Burrow's top backup.

  • Denzel Ward CB | CLE

    Browns' Denzel Ward: Restructures deal for cap space

    Ward and the Browns agreed to a restructured contract Wednesday, clearing $11.36 million in cap space, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    The transaction involves a simple conversion of salary into a bonus to give Cleveland additional cap space. Ward has four years left on a five-year, $100.5 million extension he signed in 2022. Ward appeared in 13 games in 2023, recording a career-low 34 tackles (30 solo), 11 pass breakups and two interceptions.

  • Tyler Higbee TE | LAR

    Rams' Tyler Higbee: Undergoes surgery

    Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed Wednesday that Higbee (knee) has had surgery to address a torn ACL and MCL, but a timetable for his return is still uncertain, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Higbee suffered ligament damage to his right knee during the Rams' wild-card playoff loss to the Lions on Jan. 14, after taking a low hit on the offense's final drive. The timing of his injury puts his status for Week 1 of the 2024 season in serious doubt, and likewise makes him an unlikely candidate to be cleared for the start of training camp in late July. Behind the 31-year-old veteran on the depth chart are Davis Allen, Hunter Long (knee) and Brycen Hopkins, all of whom now look like candidates to begin the 2024 season in expanded roles, barring other additions to the tight-end room.

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