NFL rumors: Latest off-season news on free agency, trades, draft picks

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

NFL teams are working on signing draft picks and filling their rosters ahead of off-season mini camps. However, some veterans are also being released to make room for various undrafted free agents.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• The Seattle Seahawks have officially placed running back Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list.

• Broncos linebacker Von Miller said he will be in Denver “no matter what” and wants to be a part of the team “for life,” reports The Denver Post’s Cameron Wolfe.

• A judge ruled that Johnny Manziel can have “no contact whatsoever” with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley after in his first court appearance related to a domestic assault charge, reports ESPN. Manziel turned himself in and was released on a $1,500 bond.

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• Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM’s Roy White III that the team will not place second-round pick Jaylon Smith on injured reserve in hopes that he can play in the playoffs. Smith sustained a torn ACL and LCL in Notre Dame’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State.

• San Francisco 49ers players are praising head coach Chip Kelly, calling his offense “genius” and “organized,” reports CBS Sports’ Sean Wagner-McGough.

• The Kansas City Chiefs signed second-round pick Chris Jones on Thursday, making him the highest non-first-round pick to sign with a team, reports the Associated Press.

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• Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to flood relief in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, reports the Associated Press.

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