The Tennessee Titans still are looking to replace CB Alterraun Verner, which is why ESPN NFL Insider Mel Kiper Jr. said during a conference call that he thinks they should address that position in the first round of the draft -- even though Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson could make a push to replace Verner and many prognosticators have tied the Titans to OLB Anthony Barr.

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2013 was a mess of a campaign for WR Stevie Johnson, who battled injuries and mustered just 52 catches for 597 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games. His role, and even status, with the Bills is uncertain for 2014. At least it appears that he has rededicated himself to being prepared for the upcoming campaign.

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The New England Patriots began their offseason workouts this week. Although Rob Gronkowski is in attendance, he isn't taking part in drills with his teammates, because he still is rehabbing from reconstructive knee surgery.

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With LeSean McCoy running wild for 1,607 yards on 314 carries (5.1 YPC) last season, backups Bryce Brown and Chris Polk were left battling for the scraps. Brown took most of the remaining carries (75) and sported an OK YPC of 4.2, while Polk racked up just 11 carries, though he maxed them out for 98 yards.

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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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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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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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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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Bills trading up for Watkins? 

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It remains unclear whether Buffalo will be willing to trade up on draft day in order to land Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, a dynamic player who'd instantly provide the Bills with an additional deep threat.

But this much is clear -- the Bills are interested in Watkins.

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As David Wilson continues to recover from neck surgery, the running back said he still has no pain. However, in order for Wilson to gain medical clearance so he can hit the field again, doctors will have to see via X-rays and MRIs that his spinal cord has properly fused.

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With Chris Johnson gone and coach Ken Whisenhunt in, the Tennessee Titans are going to have a new look to their backfield in 2014. Whisenhunt has said that he intends to use Dexter McCluster, Shonn Greene, Leon Washington and Jackie Battle in some form of a running back by committee. However, he also said the Titans could add another running back via the draft.

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Options for Ravens at No. 17 

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The Baltimore Ravens hold the 17th overall pick in the draft, which puts them in an interesting position. The consensus elite players should be off of the board by then, so that could allow them to trade down from the middle towards the end of the first round, where they still could land a player they like.

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Latest buzz on Texans at No. 1 

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About all that we know right now about the No. 1 overall pick in May's draft is that the Houston Texans still have it. How they will use that pick remains unclear, though. Cases can be made that they should take a quarterback or Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack or Greg Robinson, or even trade the pick.

As for Clowney and Mack, ESPN's Merril Hoge said Monday that he would take take Mack over Clowney "in a heartbeat."

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