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  • 4/20, 6:10 pm
    • Wilson announced his retirement from the...

      Wilson announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

      Analysis: Wilson signed a one-day contract with the Cardinals, the team that drafted him in 2001 and with whom he spent 12 of his 14 NFL seasons. The hard-hitting safety earned five Pro Bowl selections while recording 27 interceptions and 25.5 sacks over his career, with the latter number the fourth-highest total for a defensive back in NFL history. He didn't appear in any games over the last two seasons after being placed on injured reserve by the Patriots in 2013 and getting cut by the Bears during training camp in 2014.

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  • 4/20, 3:39 pm
    • Johnson (Achilles) indicated Monday that he...

      Johnson (Achilles) indicated Monday that he has no limitations heading into offseason workouts, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

      Analysis: Johnson entered the offseason as a potential candidate for release, but he will rejoin the Chiefs for the 2015 season. The 32-year-old linebacker tore his Achilles in the first week of last season, finishing the campaign with four solo tackles. He should slot back in at inside linebacker this fall, barring another injury.

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  • 4/20, 2:42 pm
    • Eifert (elbow) is one of a...

      Eifert (elbow) is one of a few tight ends on the Bengals' current roster, which could change following next week's NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

      Analysis: Eifert, who played merely eight snaps last season due to elbow and shoulder complications, is currently the unquestioned starting tight end on the Bengals' roster. However, given his trouble staying healthy, as well as little depth behind him, Cincinnati is expected to target tight ends sometime in the upcoming NFL Draft. Still, with long-time Bengal Jermaine Gresham unlikely to be re-signed, it appears Eifert will assume vastly increased responsibilities this season, should he keep a clean bill of health.

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  • 4/20, 2:28 pm
    • Fauria did not require offseason ankle...

      Fauria did not require offseason ankle surgery, the Detroit Free Press reports.

      Analysis: Fauria landed on injured reserve in December due to an ankle injury, but apparently the issue wasn't severe enough to require surgery. Now healthy, he will hope for a bounce-back third season, although the presence of fellow tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Eric Ebron may still cloud Fauria's weekly outlook.

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  • 4/20, 2:19 pm
    • Smith (spleen) has been cleared for...

      Smith (spleen) has been cleared for football activities, reports.

      Analysis: Smith missed the Chiefs' regular season finale due to a lacerated spleen, but after a few months off, the signal caller has been given the green light to resume playing. As a result, he was able to throw to receivers during Monday's opening voluntary offseason workout and should be fine heading into the upcoming campaign.

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