Free-agent WR DeAndre Smelter (49ers) signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's (hand) 'hand should be OK,' a source told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. It could affect him 'slightly' but the belief is that he should be good overall for the Conference Championship game Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville has joined the Miami Dolphins in the same role. Studesville and head coach Adam Gase were on the same staff in Denver under former head coaches Josh McDaniels and John Fox.
New Orleans Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) has been cleared to participate in all football-related activities Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew the contract of offensive coordinator Todd Haley, according to sources. Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is believed to be the favorite to replace Haley.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota led all quarterbacks in passer rating on play action passes during the 2017 regular season, finishing with a 122.8 mark. Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (118.7) and Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (117.4) finished second and third, respectively.
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher is still a candidate for the team's head coaching vacancy. Since he's been with the Cardinals for five years, a second interview won't be necessary.
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney is expected to 'ultimately' land a new deal that could make him the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL. He's due a fifth-year team option salary of $13.846 million in 2018 and general manager Brian Gaine said a contract extension is 'certainly on the horizon.'
Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is expected to receive a second interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching position. The second meeting is expected to occur at some point this week.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is expected to be a candidate for the New York Jets vacant offensive coordinator position.
The Dallas Cowboys are scheduled to talk with former Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator John Pagano and former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton about positions on their coaching staff.
The Dallas Cowboys have hired Indianapolis Colts wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal as their new wide receivers coach, according to sources.