Free-agent DL Malik McDowell (Seahawks) has been cleared by independent doctors - according to his agent - and is confident he will be able to play in 2019.
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins OG Chris Reed signed a two-year contract worth $2.975 million with $500,000 guaranteed on Monday, March 18.
Free-agent DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) remains unsigned in part due to the fact potentially interested teams are waiting for more information on his surgically repaired shoulder. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, 'the plan' is to wait until his four-month appointment in mid-April to 'help determine his readiness.'
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is reportedly 'much leaner' than he was during his first two NFL seasons and is currently 'a few pounds shy' of the 235-pound weight at which he was listed on the roster in 2018.
San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon (knee) will remain on the roster past April 1 and 'fits' into the team's plan for the 2019 season, according to general manager John Lynch.
Free-agent TE Neal Sterling (Jets) and LB Brandon Copeland (Jets) were re-signed by the New York Jets Monday, March 25, on undisclosed deals.
Free-agent CB E.J. Gaines (Browns) agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Buffalo Bills Monday, March 25.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Monday, March 25, that if Patriots QB Tom Brady called Gronk and said the team needed him at some point next year, he could come back to play a few games.
Free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman (Colts) will visit the Detroit Lions Monday, March 25.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York indicated Sunday, March 24 that the leash might be longer for head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch than for their predecessors. 'We're probably not going to get it all right in the first year, first two years, but this is something we're going to try to build, and I believe we have a very good foundation. I think the future is bright for us,' York said.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's contract talks are 'still ongoing,' according to general manager Kevin Colbert. 'This is probably his last contract as an NFL player, so it's significant,' Colbert said.
New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder said he is excited to play in head coach Adam Gase's offense because of how it utilizes slot receivers.