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1. OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai’s contract was restructured by the Lions.
Vaitai reduced his base salary from $9.4 million to $3 million in order to stay in Detroit. He will count $1.2 million toward the cap for 2023. As part of the arrangement, the Lions converted Vaitai’s $9.4 million contract for 2024 into an empty year. Due to injuries, Vaitai hasn’t played since 2021 and probably would have been released if he hadn’t agreed to a revised deal. The restructuring frees up $7 million for Detroit altogether.
2. Luke Gentry Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, TE
Gentry, the team’s No. 2 tight end, remains in Pittsburgh after starting three of the previous four seasons. With a 50% snap share the previous year, Gentry’s return eliminates any possibility of Pat Freiermuth playing every down, but it makes little difference for Freiermuth’s targets. Gentry’s renewal most certainly prevents the Steelers from selecting a tight end in the draft.
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3. According to The Miami Herald, the Dolphins are not interested in signing free agent RT Brandon Shell.
Although they haven’t made an offer, the Dolphins are open to Shell coming back. A seven-year veteran with 72 career starts, Shell did well starting for Austin Jackson last year, allowing two sacks in 13 games.
4. Calais Campbell, a free agent DL, is anticipated to visit the Jets and Bills the following week.
Since being released by the Ravens earlier this month, Campbell has traveled to Jacksonville and Atlanta but came away empty-handed. In 2022, the six-time Pro Bowler was still productive, recording 5.5 sacks, 4 TFLs, and 2 forced fumbles in 14 games.
5. In exchange for a conditional 2025 draft pick, the Panthers traded K Zane Gonzalez to the 49ers.
Gonzalez, who missed the entirety of 2022 due to injury, was anticipated to be released by the Panthers. Gonzalez will take the place of Robbie Gould, who was not re-signed by the 49ers this offseason since they were in need of a kicker. Gonzalez, a 27-year-old coming off a season-ending injury, could have competition from the 49ers, but if healthy, he will probably be on the roster for Week 1.
6. Foley Fatukasi’s contract with the Jaguars was reworked.
Jacksonville used $5.9 million in 2023 cap space by converting $7.4 million in basic pay into a signing bonus. To help Fatukasi, who was owed $12.7 million, stretch out the cap impacts, the Jaguars added three vacant years to the contract.
7. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this offseason, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The operation will assist in treating Wilson’s injury, which has bothered him the past several seasons. After never skipping a start, Wilson has missed five games in the last two seasons due to hamstring and concussion injuries. Wilson has been given the go-ahead by the Broncos to resume throwing, and they anticipate him to be completely healed by 2023.
8. OL Le’Raven Clark was given a one-year deal by the Steelers.
The Titans’ backup quarterback, Clark, 29, played in 13 games for them last season. With the Colts, Eagles, and Titans over the course of six seasons, the swing lineman has made 18 starts. Isaac Seumalo, a free agent, improved Pittsburgh’s inside line.