Though nothing concrete indicated Marshawn Lynch wouldn't return to the Raiders for next season, some speculated the running back as a potential cut under Jon Gruden given his contract carries no dead money against the cap, among other reasons.
The New England Patriots bolstered their pass rush and backfield depth with the free agent signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill. The Patriots also announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Matt Tobin.
The New York Jets have acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft from the Indianapolis Colts, moving up three spots in a clear sign that they intend to get one of the top quarterbacks available.