Thursday March 31st, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

Most of the focus across the NFL has shifted to next month's draft, but there are still some notable free agents available on the open market. The Cincinnati Bengals made use of that availability on Wednesday, signing wide receiver Brandon LaFell.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• Wide receiver Percy Harvin “definitely” plans to play in 2016 after contemplating retirement, reports Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. Florio also reports that the Buffalo Bills are interested in re-signing Harvin.

• Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will not have any role with the team this season, he told Mike Francesa and Chris Russo during their radio show on Wednesday night.

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• Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown says he expects to compete with Robert Griffin III for the starting job despite rumors that he will be traded or released, reports Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith.

• San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly “alienated scouts and totally took over the draft during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports’s Matt Lombardo.

• The Chicago Bears signed offensive lineman Manny Ramirez to a one-year deal, the team announced.

• Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack said the San Diego Chargers plan to move him to safety if they draft him, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gelhken.

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The New York Times announced they will not retract their story that outlined issues with concussion research conducted by the NFL.

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