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    • Thu, Feb 21, 10:45am

      Parms signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday, Bryan Strickland of the team's official site reports.

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      Analysis: Parms, an exclusive-rights free agent, is re-upping with Carolina after spending the 2018 campaign on injured reserve with a shoulder injury he picked up during the preseason. The FAU product has yet to appear in an NFL game since entering the league four seasons ago.

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    • Thu, Feb 21, 10:06am

      Hill (concussion) could be in play for the starting tight end spot entering the 2019 season, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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      Analysis: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Benjamin Watson (appendicitis) has openly contemplated retiring following the team's NFC Championship loss to the Rams. Without a first-round pick this season as a result of a draft-day trade last year with the Packers, it seems likely the Saints will opt to use what remaining draft capital it has on improving other areas of need. The emergence of Dan Arnold and Garrett Griffin as potential depth options certainly will dissuade the Saints from investing premium resources on another tight end, but it's worth pointing out that despite playing the most offensive snaps of his six-year career, Hill only managed to record 16 receptions, 185 yards and a touchdown. Those figures would rise should he lock down a starting role, but it's difficult to project a substantial jump in production even with the No. 1 role all too himself as the Saints have been diligent about spreading the ball around to a variety of different targets in recent years.

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    • Thu, Feb 21, 8:33am

      Young (sports hernia) signed a one-year contract extension Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

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      Analysis: Young is now is set to stick with Baltimore through the 2020 season at an undisclosed rate. Head coach John Harbaugh said in January that the timeline for the cornerback's recovery from offseason sports hernia surgery was 4-to-6 weeks, so Young should be healthy well before the start of OTAs this spring.

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    • Thu, Feb 21, 8:19am

      General manager Kevin Colbert indicated that Boswell (groin) will have competition for his position ahead of the upcoming season, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

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      Analysis: Boswell is due a $2 million roster bonus in March, so if he sticks around through the offseason to actually "have competition," he'd probably have a long leash entering the preseason. The hope is that Boswell can return to his 2017 Pro Bowl form.

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    • Thu, Feb 21, 7:30am

      Callaway had the marijuana-related charge from last August dismissed this offseason as part of a plea agreement, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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      Analysis: Callaway could still be disciplined by the NFL under the league's policy on substances of abuse. The 22-year-old has a long history of off-field issues dating back to his time at the University of Florida, and he started his pro career in the substance abuse program after turning in a diluted sample at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

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    • Thu, Feb 21, 7:22am

      Lacey signed a one-year contract with Buffalo on Thursday.

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      Analysis: Lacey, who was an exclusive-rights free agent, comes cheap and will contribute at a high level on special teams.

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    • Wed, Feb 20, 3:24pm

      Alexander (knee) is expected to resume jogging next week, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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      Analysis: This is another positive step in Alexander's recovery from the torn ACL that ended his season in November. Continued progress will only help Alexander's market value as he approaches free agency in March.

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    • Wed, Feb 20, 2:08pm

      The Cardinals released Armbrister on Wednesday.

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      Analysis: Armbrister joined the Cardinals last November but only appeared in one regular-season game with the team before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring issue. He'll now get a head start on finding a new team ahead of the 2019 campaign.

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    • Wed, Feb 20, 11:58am

      Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert mentioned Samuels as a factor in why the team is comfortable letting Le'Veon Bell leave in free agency this offseason, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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      Analysis: James Conner is also a big part of the equation, not to mention the financial aspect and Bell's fractured relationship with the team. There was never a realistic scenario for Bell to rejoin the Steelers after sitting out an entire season, especially after the team saw what Conner and Samuels are capable of doing in heightened roles. Conner should enter training camp unchallenged as a starter, while Samuels made a strong case to log most of the action on passing downs after hauling in 26 of 29 targets for 199 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. Conner was also productive in the passing game, but he doesn't have comparable receiving upside to Samuels, who often lined up as a tight end and H-back at North Carolina State.

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    • Wed, Feb 20, 11:53am

      Mayo underwent sports hernia surgery after the season and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of training camp, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

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      Analysis: Mayo never missed a game in 2018, but his name popped up on the injury report prior to Week 10 with an unspecified groin issue. Sports hernia surgeries typically don't carry timetables of more than two months, so Mayo may even be ready for OTAs. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in March, but both he and the Panthers will likely have some interest in a reunion.

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