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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran cornerback Corey White and waived/injured wide receiver Brisly Estime.

The team also announced Wednesday that it has signed third-round pick ArDarius Stewart, leaving first-rounder Jamal Adams as the lone unsigned player among the nine draft picks.

The 27-year-old White played in 15 games last season for Buffalo, including four starts, and had two interceptions. He was a fifth-round pick out of Samford by New Orleans in 2012 and played three seasons with the Saints. White also spent time with Dallas and Arizona in 2015, and has six career interceptions.

Stewart, who was a star receiver at Alabama, signed a standard four-year rookie deal worth $3.25 million.

Estime was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Syracuse earlier this month. Both he and agent Brett Tessler wrote on Twitter that Estime tore an Achilles' tendon in practice Wednesday. Estime, who will revert to the Jets' injured reserve list when he clears waivers, was a prime candidate to return punts and kicks.

"He has a pretty good return set, yes," Jets special teams coordinator Brant Boyer said Tuesday about Estime. "He's a tough kid, he's a downhill guy, he's a stretch-and-cut runner and he's a really good kid. I think he has a chance to be a player in this league just like a lot of these kids do here, but just like the other players that we talked about, he has to prove it to do it in this league."


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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed the final member of their 10-player draft class, third-round pick Fabian Moreau.

The team announced the deal Friday.

The cornerback out of UCLA tore a pectoral muscle at his pro day in March. He was projected to be a first- or second-round pick before the injury and went 81st overall to the Redskins.

Moreau says doctors told him it was a five-month recovery, putting him on track to be ready by late in the preseason. The 23-year-old was at Washington's practice facility for rookie minicamp and the first sessions of organized team activities.

Coach Jay Gruden says the team is playing by ear the injury situations of Moreau and fourth-round pick Montae Nicholson and hopes they learn the schemes for the secondary as they rehab.


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had a lot of time on his hands this week while sitting at home on his Kentucky ranch as his team went through optional practices in the Twin Cities.

Zimmer was under strict orders to leave the team and rest his right eye, which has needed eight surgeries to try to repair a detached retina. The lingering issues have led some to wonder if he would be forced to shorten his career.

Zimmer has heard the speculation all week long. The hard-nosed coach said he has reached out to some of those doubters personally this week.

"I'll be back shortly," Zimmer vowed in a conference call with reporters on Friday. "One eye or two, it doesn't matter. I'll be back. We can put that retiring thing to bed quickly."

Zimmer missed one game last season due to the problems with his eye . He tried to work through the issues, but said on Friday that he was told to skip this week's practices and go home to allow his eye to recover.

"It's not much fun," he said. "Usually I love it down here in my place here. But I don't love it too much this week. It was kind of a forced situation. But for the long run it's the best thing for me."

He has still kept close tabs on the operations at Vikings headquarters. He has the practice video sent to his iPad and has held an afternoon conference call every day with his coaches to go over what he sees. Longtime confidant Andre Patterson, the Vikings defensive line coach, is serving as Zimmer's personal messenger this week.

"The coaches have done a great job relaying the message from one practice to another about things I think we have to get better at, things we have to do better in all three phases. That part really has not been that bad," Zimmer said. "I do miss being in the meetings with the players and I miss especially being out on the field where I can give immediate feedback to technique and things like that."

Running back Jerick McKinnon joked earlier this week that the practices have been quieter without the fiery Zimmer around. But the coach said he has texted players often to deliver messages about what to improve on. If all goes well, Zimmer plans on returning to Minnesota on June 4 and meeting with doctors the following day.

So he will be back for OTAs on June 5-8 and for minicamp June 13-15, provided he is cleared by doctors.

"Hopefully at that point we're good to go," Zimmer said.

Zimmer met with an eye doctor in Cincinnati who told him things are progressing well. There is a gas bubble in his right eye to hold the retina in place, but it also severely limits the coach's vision.

Once the bubble dissolves, Zimmer will find out if the retina can stay in place on its own. He said he has had conversations with doctors about the possibility of losing vision in that eye, but so far has been told that his condition seems to be improving enough that blindness could be avoided.

"Obviously I've thought about it, but this is not going to keep me from coaching one way or another," Zimmer said.


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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Adrian Peterson is learning what it's like to play in an offense that won't feature him.

Then again, this is exactly what arguably the greatest running back of his generation signed up for when he agreed to play with the New Orleans Saints and prolific passer Drew Brees.

"I think he's looking forward to that," Saints fullback John Kuhn said after Thursday's voluntary offseason practice, the first with veterans that has been open to media this offseason. "Not to put words in his mouth, but everybody in here, especially on the offensive side, realizes that the more weapons that we have, the more explosive we can be.

"It's a situation, I think, where we all look around and say, 'If we all have success as a group, we'll all have success individually,'" Kuhn continued. "That can prolong careers. That can create accolades. That can do all kinds of different things for everybody."

While players were in shorts and there was no tackling, Peterson appeared to be fit and largely recovered from knee and abductor injuries that sidelined him most of last season. He participated vigorously in the entirety of Thursday's non-contact practice. Other than a fumbled a handoff exchange with backup quarterback Chase Daniel, he had few missteps and saw perhaps more action that he otherwise might have because incumbent starting running back Mark Ingram was held out for unspecified reasons.

The Saints seem inclined to explore whether Peterson might be more of a factor as a receiver out of the backfield than he has been during his first 10 NFL seasons. He caught several passes at practice — not just screens, but a few balls thrown farther downfield, along the sideline.

Just how serious coach Sean Payton is about making Peterson a regular receiving threat isn't clear, but the Saints do have a history of running backs contributing regularly in the passing game in Payton's offense, starting with Reggie Bush in 2006 and continuing with Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Ingram.

Payton said Peterson looks "comfortable catching the ball in space ... much the same way you'd expect Mark or any of those backs to have a variety of things that they can do."

"Now, as we get closer into the season, you begin to hone in on how you want to deploy certain people," Payton continued. "But he made a few catches today that looked pretty good."

Peterson did not speak with reporters. He was one of a several players, including Brees, who did not appear in the locker room after players were excused for Memorial Day weekend.

However, Peterson said in a conference call after signing with New Orleans last month that he liked the vision Payton had for him in an offensive scheme that has rarely featured a single workhorse running back.

"I know what type of offense New Orleans runs," Peterson said then. "I knew what I was getting myself into and I am comfortable with that."

Payton didn't sound concerned about finding ways for Peterson and Ingram to co-exist and also alluded to the fact that running backs play a position that is relatively prone to injury.

"We'll figure it out," Payton said. "That trait of wanting the ball is obviously a healthy one. And we'll make sure each week we put a plan together and utilize the strengths of what those guys do well. And look, it's a long season."

It remains to be seen how effectively Peterson, at 32, can summon the form of his prime, when his combination of power, speed, agility and instincts seemed to set him apart.

But Peterson has said that does not believe it's fair to lower expectations for him simply because conventional wisdom that running backs tend to decline sharply after 30, particularly if they've had a couple significant injuries.

Payton appears ready to give Peterson the benefit of the doubt. After all, Peterson not only has compiled seven seasons with 1,000-plus yards rushing, but also rushed for more than 2,000 yards in 2012, one season after reconstructive surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

"He would be the one guy that you would say already has really gone against conventional wisdom," Payton said. "So I would agree with him, not only (because of) his skill set, but his physical ability and the way he trains and his athleticism."

Kuhn has seen Peterson up close many times, having played eight years for Green Bay. Peterson spent all of his previous seasons with Minnesota, in same division as the Packers.

"He looks the same way he looked when I was watching him from the other sideline," Kuhn said. "I'm just excited to see him in the same team colors."

Notes: The Saints practiced with black No. 96 decals on their gold helmets to honor Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, who died earlier this week. Kennedy had a close relationship with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and served in an unofficial advisory role to the club. "He was just here for the draft weekend. All of us are devastated, that would be the way to describe it," Payton said. ... Outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha, who is trying to come back from a third tear of his left anterior crucial ligament, participated in drills.


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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has a little extra spring in his step in these offseason workouts.

That's what a healthy hip will do. Same with having back his old offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, who will feature a more uptempo, receiver-friendly style in his second go-around with the Denver Broncos.

Thomas definitely likes the sound of that. He's also playing a role in bringing rookie receivers Carlos Henderson and Isaiah McKenzie up to speed. At the moment, they're sinking in all the terminology — a feeling Thomas knows all too well.

"I couldn't even line up the first time running this offense," Thomas said of his rookie season in 2010. "It will take some time, but they're picking it up quick."

When McCoy was around the first time, Thomas started to flourish. He caught 94 passes for 1,434 yards and 10 TDs in 2012 — McCoy's last season, before he left to become the head coach with the now Los Angeles Chargers. Fired by the Chargers after last season, McCoy was brought back to revamp the offense under first-year Broncos coach Vance Joseph.

"Of course, I'm a receiver, so I want to catch the ball," said Thomas, who had similar catches (90) in Gary Kubiak's run-oriented offense last season, but only five TDs. "It was more run with the Kubiak offense. I'm excited about having our old offense back."

That and being healthy. Thomas said he hurt his hip against Carolina in the season opener and wasn't the same the rest of the year. Running certain routes was even difficult.

"It's the best I've felt," Thomas said after Thursday's workout. "There's more joy. I'm having a lot more fun."

McCoy hasn't catered the playbook to the individual strengths of quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. This week, it's all about installing the formations and concepts.

"By the time we leave for vacation, we'll have a good feel for what they like," McCoy said. "There will be plenty of things we'll add come training camp. We're learning about ourselves as an offense right now, both coaches and players, trying to figure out what do we do best."

The QBs are splitting reps — right down the middle.

"They're excited and want to learn everything," McCoy said. "They see it on paper, see the success we've had in this system, going way back in years, not just my time in San Diego but before that and all the other thievery we've taken from around the league."

So far, McCoy likes what he sees out of Lynch, the first-round pick a season ago who backed up Siemian. But there's a long way to go.

"The No. 1 thing he has to work on is really learning our system and executing our system," McCoy said. "He's a very talented player. He can make every throw we're asking him to make, or you need him to make to win a football game and move the ball up and down the field.

"And you love his size, with his ability to sit in the pocket and see the whole field. He's just poised in the pocket and throw those comebacks, those out-routes effortlessly."

Thomas has been staying after the workouts to catch passes from Siemian and Lynch, just to strengthen their rapport.

"It gets better and better every day," Thomas said. "Trying to get the timing down, doing whatever we can to get that timing down."

This helps, too: Going against Denver's "No Fly Zone" secondary. It's a solid test — especially of his patience. The defensive backs do like to yap.

"The trash talk isn't too bad," Thomas said. "Going out there and getting your feet wet against what's considered the best secondary in league. ... It's not easy. You look forward to it.

"It's good to go up against those guys."


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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davon House left Green Bay for two years, but his loyalties never strayed too far from the Packers.

Now he can dust off all the green-and-gold gear that he kept stowed away while playing in Jacksonville.

House has returned to Green Bay after two seasons with the Jaguars, one of the reinforcements being brought in to buttress the secondary.

"I mean people might look at me like I'm weird, but I kept all my Packers stuff after I left here," House said. "Rooted for (the Packers) except when we played (them) in Jacksonville. ... I felt like I was a still a Packer deep down inside."

The last time that House was in Green Bay, he was looking up to older players Tramon Williams and Sam Shields. The Packers drafted House in the fourth round in 2011 out of New Mexico State.

Now House is the veteran who hopes to serve as a mentor to a young cornerback group.

Being able "to pick his brain about the things he knows, the things he sees in the game is beneficial," said Quinten Rollins, who is entering his third year in the league.

The cornerback position was a problem area last year for the Packers. Shields went down in the season opener at Jacksonville with a concussion and never returned to the field. The most experienced cornerback on the 2016 Packers was cut in the offseason.

Shields' injury left more responsibilities for younger players. Rollins and Damarious Randall, who were both drafted in 2015, had injury-plagued seasons. LaDarius Gunter, a former undrafted free agent in his second year, took on the lead cornerback role down the stretch to mixed results.

Rollins and Randall are healthy again for offseason work. Gunter should benefit from more experience. Green Bay drafted 6-foot-3 Kevin King from Washington in the second round last month, giving them much-needed length and a potential opening-day starter at one cornerback position.

House could be a starter on the other side. He started all 16 games for the Jaguars in 2015, recording 23 pass deflections and four interceptions, but had just four starts last season.

"So now I'm in role where I'm going out there every time, they call the 1s, I'm the first one out doing the reps and the drills," House said. "I'm leading by example, I guess you could say."

The depth that the Packers have now at cornerback should help in a league in which offenses are becoming increasingly reliant on the passing game.

The defensive coordinator is still Dom Capers, so House is familiar with the scheme. Joe Whitt is the cornerbacks coach, just like when House left a few years ago.

House feels at home in Green Bay.

"I wasn't going to go anywhere else, unless things were just ridiculously different than here," House said. "This is where I needed to be, for me to 'show the world what I can do type-thing.'"


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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York ended their first week of voluntary organized team activities missing two of their biggest stars — wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon.

The workout Thursday was fourth of the week, and Beckham missed them all. The team did not say whether Vernon missed all four, but the veteran who signed an $85 million contract in the offseason last year wasn't there Thursday, the only day workouts were open to the media.

The only other player missing was third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa, who hinted since the end of last season that he may take time away from football.

"It's a time to build fundamentals, communication, chemistry, and trust. So you want all your players here, especially the great ones," coach Ben McAdoo said. "They facilitate a lot of those things for you. But you coach who is here, that's what time of year it is for us."

Beckham, who had led the Giants in receiving in each of his first three seasons and caught 35 touchdowns, isn't breaking any rules by missing the workouts. However, general manager Jerry Reese talked to him after last season and told him he had to mature.

The 24-year-old catalyst of the Giants offense portrayed himself in a bad light by taking a one-day trip to Florida and going out on a boat in the week leading up to the Giants' playoff loss to Green Bay.

Not only did the trip put him under the microscope, it was magnified when Beckham had a bad game in a one-sided loss to the Packers.

Teammates didn't seem concerned with Beckham missing the workouts.

Cornnerback Janoris Jenkins said deciding whether to attending the workouts is an individual choice.

"Those guys are very talented and we know that this is a business and they are out there working and it is not a big concern to the team," Jenkins said. "When they get back they are going to come in here like they always do and we will have fun and continue to practice."

Defensive tackle Damon Harrison emphasized that the workouts are voluntary.

"I'm more than sure OV and OBJ are somewhere working out just as hard or maybe even harder than we are," Harrison said. "So I'm confident that they'll come in and will be ready."

Veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, who left the Jets to sign with the Giants in the offseason, said that Beckham won't have any problem being in shape.

"He is probably the best athlete that I have ever seen," Marshall said. "I mean he can kick a soccer ball, he can kick a football, he can throw a baseball, he can hit a baseball. I am not saying that I am envious, but dang I wish I could be him. He has cool hair, he just signed the biggest shoe deal in football history."

Vernon has a workout clause in his contract so he has the potential to lose $250,000 if he does not show up. Beckham does not have a workout clause.

The Giants will have a mandatory minicamp starting on June 13.


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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says his team coming off a Super Bowl title doesn't matter in terms of building success for this season.

Belichick said Thursday during organized team activities that players are starting over again among a new group.

Belichick says there's no shortcuts. He said: "We've all got to earn each other's trust, and the only way you do it is to go out there and do it."

Belichick said the team's Super Bowl run put the team several weeks behind other teams in preparing for the 2017 season, with the Patriots in the playoffs rather than considering the draft and free agency.

But he says the team is ready for offseason workouts and will be ready for training camp.


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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Back from a season-ending knee injury, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he has healed and feels "totally normal." And that is allowing him to take part in offseason workouts without restrictions.

Tannehill missed last season's final four games, including a playoff loss at Pittsburgh, after spraining the ACL and MCL in his left knee. After surgery was ruled out, Tannehill rehabilitated the partially torn ligaments and underwent stem cell treatments.

Speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since the season ended, Tannehill says he has no remaining hurdles in his recovery.

Tannehill took part in the Dolphins' first organized team activities of the offseason this week. Teammates and coach Adam Gase said Tannehill didn't seem to favor the knee this week.


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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed linebacker Gerald Hodges, who started 12 games for San Francisco last season.

Team officials also said Thursday that cornerback Charles Gaines had been released.

Hodges is going into his fifth season after being drafted in 2013 by the Minnesota Vikings. He played two-plus seasons with Minnesota before joining the 49ers. He had 83 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble last year.

Gaines did not play last season but started four games for Cleveland in 2015.


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