Bears' plans for No. 3 WR 

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The Chicago Bears released No. 3 wide receiver Earl Bennett this offseason, which is particularly notable because they used three-receiver sets on 44 percent of their offensive snaps last season, per Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Why Melo is not a max player? 

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Carmelo Anthony, should he exercise his ETO (Early Termination Option) by late June, is eligible to sign for up to five years and $129,135,806 with the New York Knicks and $95,897,372 over four years with another team as a 2014 free agent. Anthony and his agent will be seeking those amounts, however they are likely going to be turned down by the teams that interest them. In fact, Knicks president Phil Jackson made his opinion known on Wednesday that Anthony needs to accept a lot less money if he wants to stay with New York.

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Otto Porter: I belong in this league 

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The Washington Wizards had the No. 3 selection in the 2013 NBA draft and chose Otto Porter Jr. His season was limited to just 37 regular season games due to injuries and the depth the team has at small forward. Porter Jr. probably won't see any action in the playoffs unless a game turns into a blowout. Despite the difficult season, his teammates see a lot of potential in the youngster.

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The Seattle Seahawks got 12 starts out of guard James Carpenter last season, including the Super Bowl. Pro Football Focus graded him out 34th among 81 guards in pass blocking, but he was far worse in run blocking, where he graded out at No. 72.

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Grueling summer ahead for Jared Sullinger 

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Forward/center Jared Sullinger had his season-ending meeting with head coach Brad Stevens last week and will have a very busy summer spending most of it in the gym improving his conditioning.

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Jeff Green on the block? 

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The Boston Celtics just finished the first year of their rebuild and this offseason will keep president of basketball operations Danny Ainge very busy as he sets up the roster moving forward. Plenty of the players won't return and one who might be shopped is forward Jeff Green.

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Patrick Beverley's right knee 

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Patrick Beverley's right knee is not completely healthy after he sprained it on Sunday, however there is no structural damage and he can't hurt it more than what it is, according to his agent.

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Whether Ryan Broyles ever lives up to the expectations the Detroit Lions had when they drafted him in the second round in 2012 remains to be seen, because he hasn't been able to stay healthy. Coming off of a torn ACL at Oklahoma, he tore his other ACL during his rookie campaign and ruptured his Achilles last season, so the odds may be stacked against him.

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Pacers downplay reported altercation 

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Reports, including one from ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Wednesday, claimed Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the day before Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. There was an incident, however all parties tried to downplay the the altercation.

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Will Jazz look at Quinn Snyder? 

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The search for a new head coach has begun in Utah and many names have already been mentioned as possible candidates for the job. Wednesday, ESPN.com's Marc Stein added another name to the list.

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Flip won't coach Wolves 

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There has been some speculation that Flip Saunders might decide to take over the head coach duties, but on Wednesday the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations pretty much ruled out that move.

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Tyrann Mathieu tore two knee ligaments in a late season Week 14 game against St. Louis, but the second-year defensive back remains optimistic about being ready for the start of training camp. Meanwhile, Arizona coach Bruce Arians is less hopeful.

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The Denver Broncos have yet to officially pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Von Miller, who is coming off an ACL injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely. Where do the Broncos stand on Miller's option year?

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The Indianapolis Colts have gone 11-5 in each of their two seasons with Andrew Luck under center, and there's reason to believe that Indy could improve upon its one playoff win from last season when it takes the field in 2014.

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