Miller was with the Falcons' practice squad in 2014. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars in 2012.Analysis:
Coach John Fox said that he expected Bennett to still be on the Bears' roster when the draft ended on Saturday, per ChicagoFootball.com.
Despite that vote of confidence, Fox made it clear he wasn't happy with Bennett's decision to sit out the camp.
"You know, again, I've talked to him, I know where he is, and like I said yesterday, with anyone who isn't here, I'd prefer they be here, but he's part of our football team and we'll leave it at that," Fox said.
When asked if he considered Bennett a part of Chicago's long-term plans, Fox said, "That's a tough question to answer on anybody. I don't know yet. We're just evaulating practice ... and this is our first opportunity this week."Analysis:
Crabtree played with the Packers from 2009 to 2012, winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2010. He played for the Bucs in 2013 and Saints in 2014.
Crabtree retires with 22 career receptions for 323 yards and five touchdowns.Analysis:
Pitta has undergone surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated hip in each of the last two years.
"We still have some time to be able to assess where I'm at," Pitta told the Baltimore Sun. "I sure hope that I'll be on the field next year. That's my hope; that's my goal. We'll just see if I can get there."
Pitta has played in just seven games in the last two seasons combined.Analysis:
In 2014, Pascoe caught two receptions for three yards and one touchdown while playing for the Falcons.Analysis:
Niklas was placed on injured reserve after undergoing ankle surgery last season.Analysis:
Harkey had eight catches for 55 yards and a touchdown last season while McLeod totaled 72 tackles with two interceptions in 16 games.Analysis:
Lewis did not receive an extension. This year will be the last year of his contract. The restructuring should reduce his cap number, which is currently $8.2 million.Analysis:
Supernaw was mostly a reserve in 2014 and had two catches for 27 yards. Trawick is a backup safety that plays on special teams coverage units. Melvin was signed off of the Dolphins' practice squad after injuries decimated the cornerbacks. Jensen was a 2013 draft pick that ended up spending the majority of 2014 on the practice squad.
Gates played 787 snaps in 2014, which ranked 17th at his position and proved far more than many younger tight ends. He was also more productive than nearly all of them with 69 catches for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, the second-highest total of his career. But while promoting a boxing match in Detroit, he told Monday Morning Quarterback that he would like to scale it back in 2015.
"With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season," he said. "I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway."
His plan would give young, athletic Ladarius Green a chance to emerge as the primary tight end for the Chargers. Green took a step back last year with just 19 receptions for 226 yards and no scores after racking up 376 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.Analysis: