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Date Player
2/13/2016 Shiloh Keo, Den, S
Keo faces a charge of driving under the influence in Idaho.

Analysis: An Idaho State Police dispatcher says the 28-year-old Keo was taken into custody just after 2 a.m. Saturday and booked into the Ada County Jail. He wasn't on the jail roster later in the morning, indicating he had posted bail. Jail officials didn't have additional information. Keo recovered the New England Patriots' onside kick in the waning minutes of the AFC championship game to help the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl.
2/12/2016 Brice McCain, Mia, CB
McCain's contract has been terminated by the Miami Dolphins.

Analysis: McCain, a seven-year veteran, spent one season with Miami and started 11 games in 2015.
2/12/2016 Quinton Coples, Mia, DE
Coples' contract has been terminated by the Miami Dolphins.

Analysis: Coples, a former first-round draft pick, was acquired off waivers from the New York Jets in November and played in six games as a reserve.
2/12/2016 B.J. Raji, GB, DT
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of Raji.

Analysis: Raji is due to become a free agent. The 6-foot-4 Guion had 20 tackles in 13 games in the 2015 season, starting four games.
2/12/2016 Letroy Guion, GB, DT
The Green Bay Packers have re-signed Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that Guion agreed to a three-year deal worth $11.25 million.

Analysis: The 6-foot-4 Guion had 20 tackles in 13 games in the 2015 season, starting four games. Guion was suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He returned to become a key member of a line rotation on the Packers' solid defense. Raji is also due to become a free agent.
2/12/2016 Greg Warren, Pit, C
The Steelers announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016.

Analysis: Warren is one of four Steelers remaining from the team that won the franchise's fifth Super Bowl title after the 2005 season. Warren hasn't missed a game in six straight years and served as the long snapper this season for kicker Chris Boswell, who set a club record for field goals made by a first-year player when he made 29 of 32 attempts.
2/12/2016 Josh Johnson, SD, CB
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Johnson to a free-agent contract, making him part of the team's 90-man offseason roster.

Analysis: The 5-foot-10 Johnson most recently played for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. Over the past two seasons, Johnson totaled 100 tackles and three interceptions in 34 games. After going undrafted in 2013, Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers before being released prior to the regular season.
2/12/2016 Matt Forte, Chi, RB
Forte won't be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season. The two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday morning that the team informed him this week it will not offer him a contract for next season. The team confirmed it, calling him one of the "all-time great Bears."

Analysis: Forte will be an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team beginning March 9. Forte, whose 12,178 rushing yards and 487 receptions with the Bears ranks only behind Walter Payton on the club's all-time list, hits the open market at age 30 and off a career-low 898 rushing yards in 13 games last season. The two-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire eight-year career with Chicago, having been taken by the Bears in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
2/11/2016 Jerry Franklin, Det, LB
The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Franklin.

Analysis: Franklin adds depth for Detroit and has a shot to play in an NFL game for the first time since 2014.
2/11/2016 Nate Allen, Oak, S
The Oakland Raiders re-signed safety Nate Allen on Thursday, two days after they released him.

Analysis: Terms of the new deal weren't disclosed. Allen's initial $4.9 million salary for next season would have been guaranteed if he was on the roster Wednesday. Allen was limited to five games last season because of knee injuries. He had 14 tackles, an interception and two passes defensed.
2/10/2016 Armonty Bryant, Cle, LB
Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges. Bryant and former teammate De'Ante Saunders were arrested on Christmas following a traffic stop. Police say they found marijuana, prescription drugs and a loaded handgun in Saunders' car. He also was cited for drunken driving. The Browns later released him from their practice squad.

Analysis: Bryant was suspended by former general manager Ray Farmer for Cleveland's final two games. The 25-year-old remains on the Browns' roster.
2/10/2016 Jon Beason, NYG, LB
Beason has retired.

Analysis: Beason was terrific with Carolina before his stint with New York was plagued by injuries.
2/10/2016 Geoff Schwartz, NYG, G
Schwartz has been released.

Analysis: Schwartz played 13 games in two seasons with the Giants and was plagued by injuries.
2/10/2016 Will Beatty, NYG, T
Beatty has been released.

Analysis: Beatty missed all of the 2015 season with a torn pectoral.
2/9/2016 Johnny Manziel, Cle, QB
The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.

Analysis: The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report that they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice. The league's in-house network reported citing an unnamed Browns player that the team "lied" to try and protect Manziel, who is being investigated by Dallas police on allegations of domestic violence.
2/9/2016 Nate Allen, Oak, S
The Raiders have terminated Allen's contract.

Analysis: Signed to a four-year, $23 million contract by Oakland last March, Allen played in just five games due to a pair of knee injuries. The six-year veteran was due a $4.9 million salary for next season, though none of the money was guaranteed.
2/9/2016 Michael Griffin, Ten, S
The Tennessee Titans have released Griffin after nine seasons in their first step toward improving their secondary.

Analysis: A first-round draft pick in 2007 at No. 19 overall out of Texas, Griffin was a two-time Pro Bowl pick in 2008 and 2010 whose 141 games played tied Corey Graham of Buffalo for most games played by a safety between 2007 and 2015. Griffin had 25 interceptions and also became the fifth player in franchise history with 900 career tackles and the most by a safety.
2/9/2016 Cam Newton, Car, QB
Newton said Tuesday that he's a "sore loser," but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Analysis: The league NFL MVP didn't apologize for walking out of a brief three-minute interview on Sunday night in which he sulked and answered most questions in one- and two-word answers. Newton looked terrible while throwing an interception, fumbling twice and failing to throw a TD in the big game.
2/8/2016 Riley Cooper, Phi, WR
The Philadelphia Eagles say they have released Cooper after six seasons.

Analysis: Cooper's best season came in 2013, when he had 47 catches for 835 yards and eight touchdowns. He played in half his team's offensive snaps this past season. Cooper was perhaps best known for his troublesome training camp in 2013, when he left camp for three days to deal with fallout after a video surfaced of him using a racial slur at an African-American security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert.
2/8/2016 LeSean McCoy, Buf, RB
McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

Analysis: Defense attorney Larry Krasner says authorities told him a decision won't be made until at least Wednesday. The 27-year-old McCoy is one of four men under investigation in the Sunday fight over a bottle of champagne. Police say the off-duty officers were kicked and punched, leaving one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.
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