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Bills exercise 5th-year option on CB Stephon Gilmore
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3:06 pm ET) The Bills picked up the fifth year on cornerback Stephon Gilmore's contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Gilmore will make $11 million in 2016 as a result of the team exercising the option. In 14 games last season, Gilmore totaled 46 tackles with three interceptions.


Texans' Smith encouraged with progress of Jadeveon Clowney
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2:56 pm ET) As Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney continues his rehab process from knee surgery, general manager Rick Smith said he's been pleased with how Clowney is progressing, according to the team.

"I've been encouraged and impressed," Smith said. "He's doing well. We expect him to be a major contributor this year."

Clowney had his rookie season cut short last year when he required knee surgery. He previously said the rehab was going well and he thinks he can return to being the same player as before the injury.


Bucs LB Lavonte David not concerned about contract status
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2:13 pm ET) With the Buccaneers wanting to wait until after the draft to start discussing a contract extension with linebacker Lavonte David, he said his contract situation does not concern him, according to the team's website.

David said he'll start to focus on the contract once the team and David's agent start discussing an extension.


Report: Eagles discussed trading guard Evan Mathis
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2:06 pm ET) Before Dion Jordan was suspended for the 2015 season, the Eagles reportedly discussed trading guard Evan Mathis in order to obtain Jordan, a source told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mathis has come up in trade rumors and he missed the first day of the team's voluntary workout program last week.


Report: Texans trying to part with safety D.J. Swearinger
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:56 pm ET) The Texans are trying to trade safety D.J. Swearinger, sources told NFL.com.

Swearinger has started 22 games for the Texans over the last two seasons. In 2014, Swearinger totaled 73 tackles and two interceptions.


Report: NFL suspends Dolphins DE Dion Jordan for 2015 season
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:21 pm ET) Dolphins defensive lineman Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entire 2015 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy, sources told ESPN.

Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft, was also suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season after violating the league's performance enhancing drugs policy. 

The 2015 suspension was a result of a diluted sample, which the NFL considers a violation. Jordan will not appeal the season-long suspension. 


Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick says he'll be healthy for training camp
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:46 pm ET) Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said he is on schedule to be healthy to participate in training camp, the team announced.

"I'm on pace right now to be healthy for training camp," he said.

Fitzpatrick's 2014 season ended when he sustained a broken leg in December. He is expected to compete with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback role.


Report: NFL fines Jets $100,000 in Darrelle Revis tampering case
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:26 pm ET) The league has fined the New York Jets $100,000 for tampering in relation to their signing of cornerback Darrelle Revis in March, the New York Daily News reports.

The Jets will not lose any draft picks due to the ruling.

The NFL sent an investigator to the Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J. during the three-day negotiating window that preceded the beginning of free agency to question general manager Mike Maccagnan about his team's pursuit of Revis. Owner Woody Johnson said in late December that he'd "love for Darrelle to come back."

Revis, who spent his first six seasons with the Jets, racked up 47 tackes and two interceptions with the Super Bowl-champion Patriots last season.


Bengals exercise fifth-year options on Kirkpatrick, Zeitler
(11:56 am ET) The Bengals have exercised fifth-year options on cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and guard Kevin Zeitler, a source told CBSSports.com Senior NFL Writer William Brinson. 

Kirkpatrick played in all 16 games (two starts) recorded 23 total tackles in 2014. He was selected by the Bengals as the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Zeitler, the 27th pick in 2012, started 12 games in 2014, having missed four due to a calf injury. He has been a three-year starter for the Bengals.


Report: Teams approach Jets about Muhammad Wilkerson trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:47 am ET) At least two teams have approached the Jets about trading for defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, ESPN reports.

Wilkerson is reportedly seeking a new contract this offseason and skipped new coach Todd Bowles' voluntary workouts. The Jets, who pick No. 6 Thursday, could be in position to land top defensive-line prospect Leonard Williams in the draft. Wilkerson has recorded 24.5 sacks over his first four seasons.


 
 
 
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