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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Up-to-date Raiders free agency recap...after TE Mychal Rivera left for the Jaguars on Wednesday. Arrivals: OL Marshall Newhouse (Giants), WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings), TE Jared Cook (Packers), QB EJ Manuel (Bills), LB Jelani Jenkins (Dolphins) Departures: CB DJ Hayden (Lions), OT Menelik Watson (Broncos), S Nate Allen (Dolphins), DT Stacey McGee (Washington), LB Malcolm Smith (49ers), LB Darren Bates (Titans), safety Brynden Trawick (Titans), RB Latavius Murray (Vikings), WR Andre Holmes (Bills), TE Mychal Rivera (Jaguars) Raiders UFA re-signed: LS Jon Condo Raiders UFAs still unsigned: LB Perry Riley, Jr., QB Matt McGloin Raiders linked to: RB Marshawn Lynch (retired/Seahawks), RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings), LB Zach Brown (Bills)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams RB Lance Dunbar said Sean McVay "had me going" when they sat down to talk about his role on the team. "He had me ready to play. ... They just looked at me the same way I looked at myself." Dunbar, who brings speed and an ability to catch passes out of the backfield, will probably be used similarly to the way Chris Thompson was used with the Redskins. He thinks he can complement Todd Gurley. "We have two different styles," Dunbar said. "If you mix my style with his style, it brings a lot to the table."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Conor Barwin said his free agency pretty much came down to the Rams and Bengals. "Ultimately," he said, "I thought it was the better opportunity for me to be in LA, be in a defense I had success with." Re-joining defensive coordinator Wade Phillips certainly factored into that. Barwin struggled when the Eagles went to a 4-3 last year, but said the tough part was moving to the right side of the field; not necessarily acting as a down lineman. With the Rams, he'll stay on the left side and act as a Sam linebacker. On nickel packages -- which are implemented most of the time in today's NFL -- he'll be a left defensive end (Robert Quinn will remain on the right). "I'll bring a lot of versatility," Barwin said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson grew up near East St. Louis and still rooted for the Rams in their first year in Los Angeles (except when they played the Bills, who had some notable former Trojans). On the possibility of getting drafted by them: "I would just tell people -- they probably won't know -- I played for the St. Louis Rams. ... It wouldn't be bittersweet. I'd be excited. It would be a little bummer, because I'm not back home where I grew up, but I'd still be playing for my favorite team. Wherever they go, I'm there."

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced running back Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the team last week, had ankle surgery in Charlotte on Wednesday and is expected to be fully ready for training camp. In their statement, the Vikings said they knew about Murray's need for surgery before they signed him last Thursday.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Vikings announced RB Latavius Murray has undergone successful ankle surgery. Team knew he needed it before signing him.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, on partying, God, and simulating his career through Madden. ...

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Redskins running back Tim Hightower visited Washington today, but no deal is in the works as of now, per a source. Hightower played with the Redskins in 2011, before injuring his knee and missing the next three seasons. He spent the last two years with New Orleans. The Redskins have five running backs under contract. They could add another back in the draft or as an undrafted free agent. The Redskins have used this period to meet with veteran backs before, notably Pierre Thomas two years ago. In much the same way, Hightower likely would be viewed as an insurance option down the road.