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    • Thu, Apr 19, 1:53pm

      Bradford made some throws during the open portion of Thursday's minicamp practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: The Cardinals are proceeding slowly with Bradford in an effort to ensure he's fresh for the regular season. Coach Steve Wilks confirmed as much Thursday, telling Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic that the quarterback's limitations are intended to reduce wear and tear on his body. Bradford joined the organization in March after a campaign in which he made only two appearances for the Vikings due to a left knee injury and subsequent surgery, his third as a professional. Although the knee is healthy, according to Wilks, Bradford will continue to have a cap on his workload throughout the offseason program.

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    • Thu, Apr 19, 1:15pm

      Hall's knee is back to full health, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports. "My knee feels real good right now," says Hall. "Everything feels stable, strong."

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      Analysis: Hall, a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, played only nine snaps for the Panthers in his rookie season before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury. The 6-foot-5 defensive end has recovered in time to participate in OTAs with no restrictions, and will enter the 2018 season with the benefit of a full offseason of practice.

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    • Thu, Apr 19, 12:41pm

      Beckwith will miss OTAs and is questionable for training camp after fracturing his ankle in a single-car accident Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official website reports.

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      Analysis: Beckwith, a passenger in the car, underwent same-day surgery on his ankle. The second-year linebacker played in all 16 games of the 2017 season, recording 846 snaps, 73 tackles and two sacks. The timetable for Beckwith's return is uncertain.

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    • Thu, Apr 19, 11:46am

      The Giants released Marshall (ankle) on Thursday due to a failed physical, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com reports.

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      Analysis: During his brief tenure with the Giants, Marshall gathered in 18 of 33 passes for 154 yards and no touchdowns before spraining his left ankle Week 5. The injury was one of many to beset the receiving corps -- also, Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard -- but Marshall required season-ending surgery to get on the path to full health. Because he was closing in on running without restrictions in late December and participated in Eli Manning's annual passing camp at Duke University in early April, Marshall's release seems to fly in the face that his recovery was complete. In the end, the Giants likely saw this transaction as the easiest way to free up the cap space required for the recently jettisoned Dez Bryant. Marshall still has a place in the league, as evidenced by 7.2 YPT and 25 TDs in 49 games over the last four seasons with the Bears, Jets and Giants. Consequently, he should garner interest on the open market, assuming he can pass a physical.

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  • Jimmy Smith DB - BAL
    • Wed, Apr 18, 6:28pm

      Head coach John Harbaugh said Smith (Achilles) is on schedule in his recovery and could possibly be ready for the start of training camp,Sarah Ellison of the Ravens' official site reports.

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      Analysis: Smith dealt with Achilles soreness for most of the 2017 season before the Achilles finally ruptured in December. Reports on his recovery continue to be encouraging, but it seems a little optimistic for Harbaugh to think Smith will be full-go for training camp in late July or early August considering the cornerback will only be about seven months removed from surgery at that point. While a return for Week 1 seems more realistic, even that notion isn't a guarantee. However, even if Smith isn't ready for the season opener, the Ravens will still have Brandon Carr and 2017 first-rounder Marlon Humphrey at cornerback -- a duo that's still better than other starting tandems across the league.

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  • Tom Brady QB - NE
    • Wed, Apr 18, 4:27pm

      Brady is expected to play the 2018 season, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. However, Brady and his representation would like to look into a new contract. "It's not a pressing issue," Mike Garafolo of NFL Network said Wednesday. "It's not anything that is contentious right now."

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      Analysis: The Patriots kicked off the offseason program earlier this week, but Brady wasn't present for the first time since 2010. The action added fuel to the fire that there may be discord between the quarterback and coach Bill Belichick, perhaps stemming from Brady's relationship with body coach Alex Guerrero. With a commitment to continue his career, though, Brady may be extending an olive branch as he seeks an upgrade in his contract, which has routinely been below market value. Until he reports to New England, the storyline likely will continue to be at the forefront of the NFL.

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    • Wed, Apr 18, 3:54pm

      Coleman will re-sign with the Saints, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Coleman opened the offseason as a restricted free agent but was made an unrestricted free agent after the Saints declined to extend him a qualifying offer. However, it turns out that Coleman won't be going anywhere, and he'll rejoin a New Orleans depth chart that recently added Cameron Meredith (knee) to slot in as the No. 3 wideout behind starters Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn. That means Coleman is likely set to compete with the likes of Willie Snead and Tommylee Lewis for one of the final roster spots at receiver, though Coleman figures to have a leg up given his effectiveness as a blocker in the run game.

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  • Jordan Hicks LB - PHI
    • Wed, Apr 18, 3:22pm

      Hicks (Achilles) remains ahead of schedule in his recovery, Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice reports. "It has been a very good rehab," the linebacker said. "It feels like since Day 1, I've been ahead of schedule. Doctors and training staff are pleased with where I'm at, just progressing every day, constantly trying to get stronger, trying to get my explosion back.

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      Analysis: Hicks ruptured his right Achilles last October and wound up missing the final nine games of the 2017 season. While the 2015 third-rounder has been a productive asset when healthy, Hicks has been unavailable for at least half of the schedule in two of the past three years. Fortunately, there have only been positive reports on his recovery thus far and Hicks seems on track to start the 2018 season off on the right foot, as the linebacker is expected to be nearing full strength in time for training camp this summer.

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  • Aaron Lynch LB - SF
    • Wed, Apr 18, 3:19pm

      Lynch suffered a left ankle injury on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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      Analysis: One of Chicago's best pass rushers, there was reason for concern once Lynch went down Wednesday. However, early reports indicate the injury might not be that severe. Circle back later this week for a more comprehensive update.

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  • Chris Harris DB - DEN
    • Wed, Apr 18, 2:02pm

      Harris has a chance to increase his salary by $3 million if he hits certain thresholds during the 2018 season, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

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      Analysis: If Harris earns every incentive, he'll receive $10.4 million, which would place him 12th among NFL cornerbacks. That ranking is a bit above his grade from Pro Football Focus in 2017 -- 83.5, which made him the 29th-ranked cornerback -- but his passer rating when thrown at was just 76.6. In the post Aqib Talib-era in Denver, Harris should surpass his tackle total (40) from a year ago due to his previous standard (he ranged from 55 to 65 tackles in his first six seasons) and ability to stay on the field (only one missed game in his career).

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