Rivera noted that he recently met with Newton and that he is as healthy as he has been in a very long time. Newton, No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft, threw for 3,127 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2014.
Lane suffered a broken arm on an interception return in the first quarter of Seattle's Super Bowl loss against New England. Lane torn his ACL on the same play, the Seattle Times reports.
Lane spent the first half of the 2014 season on injured reserve with a groin injury. He was limited to seven games, registering 13 tackles and one fumble recovery.
Smith said that Clowney's first six weeks of rehab were really key, because he wasn't able to apply any pressure on his knee. Now that his rehab is on track, he expects Clowney to make a major impact next season.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, played in just four games, making seven tackles, after dealing with numerous injuries. Coach Bill O'Brien refused to categorize Clowney's rookie campaign as a lost season.
"He wants to be here. We want him here. It's just a matter of [senior vice president of football administration] Pat Moriarty and [agent] Mike McCartney coming to terms on something that Haloti feels great about and the organization feels great about," Harbaugh told WNST at the combine Wednesday.
"I'm real confident we can get that done. I really believe it will get done. I don't have any doubt in my mind it'll get done, but it's got to get done."
A report last week surfaced that the Ravens informed Ngata that he'll need to take a pay cut if he wants to play for the team in 2015. Ngata, 31, is scheduled to make a team-high $16 million in 2015, and a contract extension could clear some cap space for the Ravens.
"We're negotiating right now," Mayhew said. "I feel good about it. He likes the situation in Detroit."
Barring a franchise or transition tag, Suh is set to hit the market when the league year begins on March 10. The Lions will reportedly have a cap charge of $9,737,500 in 2015 for Suh regardless of whether he re-signs with the team, is franchised or moves on to another team.
Suh, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, completed his fifth season in the NFL. He has totaled 181 tackles, 36 sacks and one interception in his career.
Dockett was lost for the season in August with a torn ACL. He has been with the Cardinals since 2004, registering 459 tackles, 40 1/2 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He has one year remaining on his current contract.
"It's disgusting to even be associated with something like this," Allen said. "Just the fact that there's an accusation with my name, about doing something that repulsive.
"The whole time I was sitting there in this holding cell, I'm thinking, 'Football isn't even worth all this.' I don't even like considering myself a celebrity. I hate how people idolize us. Because this is the type of stuff that comes with being idolized.
"This is the stuff that comes from it."
Allen has not been charged with a crime, but the investigation remains ongoing at this time. The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent next month after making $3 million last season for the Eagles. He played 15 games in 2014, registering 62 tackles and four interceptions.
Last season, he racked up 77 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks, his best numbers since his breakout 2011 All-Pro campaign. Pierre-Paul will turn 26 at the end of February.
Jackson, who turned down a deal before the start of the 2014 season, is expected to command the most lucrative contract out of all impending Houston free agents if he hits the market. However, the Texans have not used the tag since 2008, and don't plan on doing so this offseason, per the report.
The five-year starter for the Texans totaled 57 tackles with three interceptions and nine passes defended in 2014.