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Miami Dolphins:  Ndamukong Suh will not be participating in any of the Dolphins’ voluntary workouts this offseason. After signing a huge contract, the Dolphins want Suh happy and healthy. Mark this down as a potential Murphy’s Law candidate. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have agreed to terms on a contract extension with quarterback Ryan Tannehill through 2020.

The Patriots may be willing to accept their team punishment, but Tom Brady isn’t quite ready to give in on his four game suspension. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots:  The Patriots signed linebacker Brandon Spikes and waived defensive back Chimdi Chekwa. Spikes played for the Bills last year, but has history with the Patriots. He was considered one of the top remaining free agents. Meanwhile, the Patriots have decided to accept the team punishment for Deflategate, though that will not affect Tom Brady’s individual appeal.

  • Chiefs’ take: There were many who thought that Spikes would be a good target for the Chiefs. He would have been a clear upgrade at the ILB spot next to Derrick Johnson from what we saw in 2014.

New Orleans Saints:  The Saints have signed veteran offensive guard Mike McGlynn.

  • Chiefs take: Hahahahahahahahhahahahhahaha!!!!!!!!

New York Giants:  The Giants have lost left tackle Will Beaty. He will undergo surgery on his pectoral muscle and is expected to miss up to six months. With the amount of money tied into Eli Manning, it is important that the Giants keep him healthy. That just got a lot harder.

Mo Wilkerson may be the prize of the 2016 NFL free agency class. Could you imagine those two guys in the same jersey? Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets:  2013 All Pro defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson, is holding out of Jets’ offseason activities. Wilkerson wants a new contract, but the Jets’ recent addition of Leonard Williams in the first round makes it unlikely the Jets will offer what he’s looking for. Wilkerson was the subject of trade rumors prior to the 2o15 NFL Draft. Wilkerson is currently slated to be a free agent in 2016.

  • Chiefs’ take: The Chiefs aren’t hurting for talent on the defensive line, but there is little doubt that the addition of Wilkerson would give another boost to the unit. Wilkerson would be costly for a defensive end, but the Chiefs have plenty of cap space over the next few years, and Wilkerson would absolutely fit the defensive system of Bob Sutton.

Oakland Raiders:  Second-year quarterback David Carr will miss OTAs with an injury to his right finger. The injury does require surgery. He is expected to be back for minicamp however. His agent is now claiming no surgery is required, and that it isn’t even worthy of being called an injury. The Raiders also signed Chimdi Chekwa.

  • Chiefs’ take:  Any time a quarterback has an injury issue, it’s a big deal for the team. This is especially true when the injury is on the throwing hand. The Raiders have shown faith in Carr as the future of the franchise. However, battling an injury bug would derail that plan. His agent coming out and making noise about Carr’s need for surgery or not is puzzling. Carr is nowhere near a negotiating point, so whether or not he has surgery means nothing there. If he doesn’t need surgery…then just don’t have surgery. Who cares? Chekwa’s large frame made him a decent target for the Chiefs as a depth player.

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