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|Cowboys part ways with Ben Malena||05-06-2016|
|Ben Malena RB DAL|
Cowboys released RB Ben Malena.
Aaron Wilson on Twitter
|The Cowboys let him go to make room for their rookie class. Malena was among the Cowboys' last training camp cuts in 2015 but joined the team later as a practice squad player. He's never played an NFL snap.|
|Niners part ways with Dylan Thompson||05-06-2016|
|Dylan Thompson QB SF|
49ers waived QB Dylan Thompson.
San Francisco Chronicle
|He became expendable when the Niners selected Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel in the sixth round of last week's draft. Thompson was promoted to the active roster late last season but never saw the field.|
|Niners waive RB Kendall Gaskins||05-06-2016|
|Kendall Gaskins RB SF|
49ers waived RB Kendall Gaskins.
San Francisco Chronicle
|The Niners cut Gaskins, Corey Acosta, Jordan Devey and Dylan Thompson Friday to make room for their rookie class. Gaskins appeared in nine games last season, rushing 16 times for 38 yards. Carlos Hyde, who missed the final nine games with a stress fracture, will open 2016 as the Niners' bellcow.|
|Preston Brown to be Bills' main signal caller||05-06-2016|
|Preston Brown LB BUF|
Bills coach Rex Ryan said ILB Preston Brown will continue to be the main signal caller on defense.
Mike Rodak on Twitter
|Second-round pick Reggie Ragland has been calling the plays at rookie minicamp this week. Those two will compete for the starting middle linebacker job, though Brown appears to have the early edge. The Bills struggled in Ryan's scheme last year, forcing him to simplify the playbook this offseason.|
|Raiders DE/OLB Edwards said he's been cleared||05-06-2016|
|Mario Edwards Jr. DE OAK|
Raiders DE/OLB Mario Edwards (neck) said he's been medically cleared to return to football.
Mario Edwards on Instagram
|Edwards tweeted the news, but the Raiders have yet to confirm. Edwards was diagnosed with a genetic condition in December, and his career was in serious question for the past half year. The 2015 second-rounder was a pleasant surprise, playing well both as a pass rusher and run defender.|
|49ers waive OG Devey and K Acosta||05-06-2016|
|Jordan Devey T SF|
|49ers waived OG Jordan Devey and K Corey Acosta.|
|Amendola takes another pay cut to keep job||05-06-2016|
|Danny Amendola WR NE|
Danny Amendola has agreed to take another pay cut to remain with the Patriots.
Mike Garafolo on Twitter
|Amendola took a pay cut at this time last year, but outplayed his $1.5 million salary. The Patriots have again forced his hand. Amendola is signing a new two-year, $7.35 million deal with another $750K available in bonuses and incentives. He was initially scheduled to make $12 million over the next two seasons. Amendola faces competition after the Patriots signed Chris Hogan in March.|
|Trae Waynes to open season as No. 5 corner?||05-06-2016|
|Trae Waynes CB MIN|
Second-year CB Trae Waynes may open the season as the Vikings' No. 5 corner.
|Waynes was initially projected to start opposite Xavier Rhodes, but the Vikings opted to re-sign 38-year-old Terence Newman and select Mackensie Alexander in the second round of last weekend's draft. Rhodes and Newman are expected to start outside, with Captain Munnerlyn in the slot and Alexander as the dime back. Waynes didn't show well across 215 rookie-year snaps after being the 11th overall pick. He may have to wait until 2017 for a chance to start.|