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  • George Iloka DB - CIN
    • Thu, Feb 9, 5:45pm

      Iloka underwent a minor procedure on his shoulder Thursday but is expected to be ready for the Bengals' offseason workout program, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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      Analysis: Iloka's shoulder scope was reportedly an outpatient procedure, so there is little concern from the Bengals that he'll miss much time. The rangy safety had a strong season by IDP standards in the defensive backfield as he racked up 74 tackles and picked off three passes.

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    • Thu, Feb 9, 1:31pm

      Walsh signed a contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: Walsh struggled mightily in 2016, missing four extra points and making 12 of 16 field-goal attempts prior to being released in November. Steven Hauschka, the Seahawks' kicker in 2016, will be a free agent upon the end of the league year, meaning Walsh could be set to handle the kicking duties in Seattle in 2017.

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  • Carson Palmer QB - ARI
    • Thu, Feb 9, 12:19pm

      Palmer has confirmed he will return for the 2017 season after considering retirement, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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      Analysis: Palmer considered retirement after what he described as the most physically grueling season of his career. His numbers dipped from 2015 to 2016 but he was still an above average quarterback in what was his age-36 season. He'll look to rebound in 2017 from his 26-touchdown, 14-interception, 14-fumble performance in 2016.

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  • D'Qwell Jackson LB - IND
    • Thu, Feb 9, 11:30am

      Jackson (concussion) was released by the Colts on Thursday.

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      Analysis: Jackson had a nice season for the Colts before being suspended for its final four games due to a violation of the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy, racking up 78 combined tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles. The veteran inside linebacker would have been owed $5.5 million of non-guaranteed money in 2017 had the Colts kept him, so it is not necessarily surprising to see him released, especially taking the recent suspension into consideration. Jackson is now entering his 11th season, but still appears to have plenty of gas left in the tank and should find himself on an NFL roster come September.

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  • Tyler Gaffney RB - NE
    • Wed, Feb 8, 4:44pm

      Gaffney signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, NESN reports.

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      Analysis: Gaffney, who ended the 2016 season on the Patriots' practice squad, slots in as the sixth running back on the team's offseason depth chart.

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  • Leodis McKelvin DB - PHI
    • Wed, Feb 8, 12:06pm

      McKelvin was released by the Eagles on Wednesday.

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      Analysis: McKelvin signed a two-year, $6 million contract with Philadelphia last offseason. In 13 games with the Eagles in 2016, he recorded 43 tackles and two interceptions, including one pick-six. He saw the field on 57.5 percent of the team's defensive snaps, but routinely struggled in man-to-man coverage. He'll be 32 come the start of the 2017 regular season.

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  • Sam Shields DB - GB
    • Wed, Feb 8, 7:16am

      Shields (concussion) was released by the Packers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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      Analysis: Shields was the first to relay the news of his release via his personal Instagram account, but the transaction had been widely anticipated for a while, as the cornerback is still recovering from a concussion suffered in Week 1 of the season. With Shields' long-term health a significant question mark and the 29-year-old due $8 million and a $500,000 workout bonus for 2017, it was an easy decision for the Packers to make him a cap casualty. Shields has stated that he wants to keep playing, but given his history with concussions, it's unclear if he'll latch on with another team.

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  • Paxton Lynch QB - DEN
    • Tue, Feb 7, 3:55pm

      Head coach Vance Joseph is committed to a quarterback competition between Lynch and Trevor Siemian (shoulder) in the offseason, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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      Analysis: Pressed into duty on three occasions as a rookie, Lynch didn't express comfort in an offense in which he was under center more often than not. Unsurprisingly, he completed just 49 of 83 passes (59 percent) for 497 yards and two touchdowns versus one interception. A product of the spread offense as a collegian at Memphis, Lynch could thrive under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who has propped up the likes of Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, and Philip Rivers in his last three stops. Meanwhile, Lynch will be working against the more traditional and risk-averse Siemian as the offseason unfolds.

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  • Trevor Siemian QB - DEN
    • Tue, Feb 7, 3:46pm

      Head coach Vance Joseph is committed to a quarterback competition between Siemian (shoulder) and Paxton Lynch in the offseason, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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      Analysis: During a press conference Tuesday, Joseph called the upcoming QB battle "my vision going forward" with Siemian and Lynch. After earning the starting gig in the preseason, Siemian took advantage of the weapons afforded him through his first four games, completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 824 yards and six touchdowns versus three interceptions. However, in the latter contest, he suffered an injury to his left non-throwing shoulder, starting a downward spiral of sorts. Missing another game along the way due to a left foot sprain, he ended the campaign with 3,401 yards on 59 percent passing to go with an 18:10 TD:INT ratio. As the Broncos gear up for the 2017 season, both Siemian and Lynch will be vying to land the top signal-caller gig under the watchful eyes of new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave.

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  • Tevin Coleman RB - ATL
    • Tue, Feb 7, 3:34pm

      Coleman isn't expected to require offseason surgery on his left ankle, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Head coach Dan Quinn said as much Tuesday, all but clarifying the severity of the injury sustained by Coleman in Super Bowl LI. No matter, Coleman will likely focus on rehab in the coming weeks and perhaps months with the aim of working in tandem with Devonta Freeman out of the Falcons' backfield once again.

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