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NFL Transactions for April 17th, 2017; Draft Visits

NFL Transactions for April 17th, 2017

Carolina Panthers

  • #Panthers signed DT Kawann Short to a monster deal worth 80 million over 5 years.
  • #Panthers re-signed RFA G Andrew Norwell, and ERFA’s C Tyler Larsen and P Michael Palardy

Chicago Bears

  • Bears re-signed WR Josh Bellamy and DB Bryce Callahan

Cleveland Browns

  • #Browns re-signed CB Marcus Burley & RB George Atkinson

Detroit Lions

  • #Lions re-signed restricted free agent OT Cornelius Lucas, per Dave Birkett.
  • #Lions re-signed Kerry Hyder, Brandon Copeland and T.J. Jones

Houston Texans

  • #Texans will sign WR Andre Johnson so he can retire with the team that drafted him

Indianapolis Colts

  • #Colts signed ERFA wide receiver Quan Bray and tight end Erik Swoope

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • #Jaguars LT Branden Albert was not present for the team’s first meeting and is holding out for a new deal, per Ian Rapoport.
  • #Jaguars signed FB Tommy Bohanon and WR Larry Pinkard

Miami Dolphins

  • #Dolphins re-signed defensive back Michael Thomas
  • #Dolphins re-signed Mike Hull and Anthony Steen

New York Jets

  • #Jets have re-signed LB Julian Stanford
  • #Jets CB Marcus Williams signed his tender

Oakland Raiders

  • #Raiders re-signed WR Seth Roberts and DL Denico Autry
  • #Raiders also re-signed TE Gabe Holmes and OL Denver Kirkland 

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • #Steelers have signed CB Ross Cockrell

San Francisco 49ers

  • #Seahawks OL Garry Gilliam Signs One-Year, $2.2M Offer Sheet With #49ers, #Seahawks Have 5 Days To Match 

Seattle Seahawks

  • #Seahawks signed LB Kache Palacio
  • #Seahawks OL Garry Gilliam signed a One-Year, $2.2M Offer Sheet With #49ers, #Seahawks Have 5 Days To Match 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • #Buccaneers re-signed ERFA TE Cameron Brate, WR Adam Humphries, DB Jude Adjei-Barimah, LB Adarius Glanton and WR Freddie Martino, per Greg Auman
  • #Buccaneers re-signed QB Ryan Griffin per Greg Auman
  • #Buccaneers picked up WR Mike Evans fifth year option, per Jason Licht

Draft Visits

  • Miami TE David Njoku Cancels Visit With #Giants, per Jordan Raanan
  • James Madison DB Taylor Reynolds had a pre-draft visit last week with #Falcons
  • James Madison DB Taylor Reynolds has a private workout this week with the #Eagles
  • GVSU DL Sydney Omameh has interest from #Colts #Lions #Vikings #Jets #Ravens #Texans & #Falcons
  • Kutztown OL Jordan Morgan had private workouts recently with #Raiders #Patriots and #Texans
  • Tennessee DE Derek Barnett is visiting with the #Eagles, per Ian Rapoport 
  • California QB Davis Webb will visit with the #Chiefs on Monday and the #Jets later this week, per Adam Caplan
  • Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell is in Seattle today taking a pre-draft visit with #Seahawks, per Ian Rapoport
  • Randall Goforth DB from UCLA has had private workouts w/ #Titans and #Rams
  • Temple LB Haason Reddick is visiting with the #Jaguars, per Ian Rapoport
  • Princeton DB Dorian Williams will attend #Eagles local day
  • VCU’s basketball starMo Alie-Cox  will visit the #Colts & #Seahawks this week, per Rob Demovsky.
  • #Panthers hosted RB Alvin Kamara, RB Curtis Samuel OLB Tanner Vallejo & WR Fred Ross for a pre-draft visit, per Albert Breer
  • #Texans are hosting Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, per
  • #Eagles have a pre-draft visit lined up with USC DB Adoree Jackson, per
  • Houston LB Tyus Bowser is visiting with #Raiders, per Adam Caplan 

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