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“(v) Carrying Over Room. A Club may “carry over” Room from one League Year to the following League Year by submitting notice in writing signed by the owner to the NFL no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the new League Year indicating the maximum amount of Room that the Club wishes to carry over. The NFL shall promptly provide a copy of any such notice to the NFLPA. The amount of Room carried over will be adjusted downward based on the final Room available after the year-end reconciliation.”

Nose tackle. The Chiefs lack a run-stuffing defender in the middle of their defensive line. Kelly Gregg did an adequate job last season but doesn’t have a contract for next season, and because he’s 35, he might not be worth re-signing. A free agent such as Miami’s Paul Soliai might make sense. Soliai is 28 and could plug the middle of the line for years to come. The Chiefs drafted Jerrell Powe in the sixth-round last year, but he was little more than a developmental prospect as a rookie. He projects to be nothing more than a rotational player.

Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland is looking under those rocks again.

Earlier this week the Dolphins signed CFL standout Jerome Messam, adding depth to the team’s tailback unit. On Thursday the team announced the signing of defensive back Quinton Lawrence, whom the Kansas City Chiefs selected in the sixth-round of the 2009 draft.

McClain, 27, is about to become an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2011 season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Although Williams announced his retirement, the buzzing around the Ravens is that there is still a possibility Williams could return.

But if that doesn’t happen by the time free agency begins March 13, the Ravens and McClain’s agent should begin talking about a deal to bring him back to the Charm City.

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“I think the bottom line is, Mike was comfortable that’s who he wanted to come in,” Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It may be fair to say that when he started the discussions and Todd’s name was on his original list, I don’t think he expected that Todd was the guy he was going to wind up hiring. But as he had more conversations with him, he became more comfortable that he was the right guy for the job.”

According to Rooney, Tomlin had all of the initial talks with the offensive coordinator candidates on the phone before bringing in Haley and Jim Caldwell for interviews. Rooney said he spoke with Haley and Caldwell, describing it more as conversations than actual interviews.

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