Cowboys' Randy Gregory: Fails seventh drug test
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(4/29/2017) Gregory (suspension) tested positive for marijuana on a drug test administered back in February, K.D. Drummond of USA Today reports.

This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.

Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Will participate in rookie minicamp
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(4/29/2017) Smith (knee) is expected to take part in the Cowboys' rookie minicamp in a couple of weeks, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

The linebacker missed his entire rookie season after being drafted in the second round last year while recovering from nerve damage in his left knee, and while Smith has been a full participant in the team's offseason workout program, the May rookie minicamp should provide a window into how much progress he's actually made. A healthy Smith would compete for the starting MLB spot this season, but as yet there's still no guarantee he'll ever be 100 percent again.

Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Bengals pick up fifth-year option
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(4/28/2017) The Bengals picked up Dennard's fifth-year option Friday, Albert Breer of The reports.

This move comes as a slight surprise given Dennard's injury history and underwhelming on-field performance since entering the league as a first-round pick back in 2014. However, starting cornerback Adam Jones is 33 years old and the Bengals still have no idea what they have in William Jackson III, their 2016 first-rounder who missed his entire rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle, so gambling on Denard's potential improvement could have been more out of necessity than anything else.

Ravens' C.J. Mosley: Ravens officially exercise fifth-year option
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(4/28/2017) The Ravens officially picked up Mosley's fifth-year option on Friday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

This move is more of a formality than anything else considering there was never any doubt the Ravens' would pick up the fifth-year option of a player who has averaged over 114 tackles per season since entering the league in 2014. Not only that, but Mosley has also made the Pro Bowl twice in three years and is growing into the leader of the Baltimore defense. Now that he's locked in through the 2018 season, both Mosley and the team have plenty of time to work out a long-term contract.

Colts' David Parry: Reaches plea deal
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(4/27/2017) Parry (pectoral) has reached a plea agreement for a February arrest in which he was charged with one felony and one misdemeanor, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Parry plead guilty to one count of attempted unlawful means of transportation and one count of disorderly conduct, avoiding jail time in the process. Having said that, he's scheduled for sentencing on May 31, when the terms of his probation will be determined. In addition to the aforementioned charges, he still faces a DUI charge in Scottsdale, Ari. City Court, potentially augmenting his legal woes. Once the process has played itself out, Parry will likely be subject to a fine and/or suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Kenny Anunike: Waived by Jets
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(4/27/2017) Anunike was waived by the Jets on Thursday.

Anunike will subsequently leave the New York after only signing a reserve/future contract with them back in January. Releasing the defensive end on the same day as the NFL Draft suggests that the Jets may be eyeing a defensive lineman with one or multiple of their picks. Anunike will look to join a different NFL roster before training camp begins this summer.

Falcons' Adrian Clayborn: Expected back for training camp
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(4/26/2017) Clayborn (biceps) is expected to be recovered in time for training camp, Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Clayborn tore his biceps during the Falcons' divisional-round matchup with the Seahawks and needed over four months of rehab this offseason. Considering the timing of his injury was in mid-January, a return for training camp always seemed more likely than not anyway.

Falcons' Derrick Shelby: Eyeing training camp return
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(4/26/2017) Shelby (calf) is expected to be recovered in time for training camp, Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Shelby ended the 2016 season on injured reserve due to a calf injury. Unfortunately for him, he may return to a reserve role at defensive tackle with offseason acquisition Dontari Poe now in town.

49ers' Ronald Blair: Rolling with first-team defense
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(4/26/2017) Blair ran with the 49ers first-team defense during Wednesday's mincamp practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

Though just a minicamp practice in April, Blair looks to have the early edge on Aaron Lynch for the "Leo" linebacker role in the 49ers' new 4-3 defense. However, the possibility of team management selecting an edge rusher early in this weekend's draft could change things quickly.

49ers' Rashard Robinson: Running with the 1's
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(4/26/2017) Robinson lined up with the first-team defense during Wednesday's minicamp practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

Showing no signs of the ankle injury he suffered in the 49ers' 2016 season finale, Robinson reportedly made a leaping interception of a deep pass from Brian Hoyer during 7-on-7 drills. He rolled with the first-string unit because Jimmie Ward (collarbone) wasn't able to participate in full, but if Ward switches to safety ahead of the 2017 campaign as previously reported, Robinson would likely become a mainstay in the starting lineup.

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