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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Willie Snead signed his exclusive rights free agent tender Monday (a one-year, $615,000 deal), so he will fully participate in training camp as promised. Snead was hoping for a long-term contract extension after a terrific start to his career as an undrafted rookie in 2014 (who was cut by the Browns and Panthers before landing in New Orleans). But his leverage was limited since he has only two years of service time. He is scheduled to become a restricted free agent next year.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After the Broncos and John Elway agreed to a five-year contract extension -- through the 2021 season -- Broncos president Joe Ellis said, in a statement, that "John's clearly established himself as one of the best general managers in all of sports. He's demonstrated impressive football instincts, a strong business acumen and a consistent ability to build competitive teams." And in the statement Elway said: "I appreciate the trust and confidence that Joe has shown in me ... This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me. While there's still a lot of work to be done, I'm excited about the future of this team and this organization."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

In a small twist, Minnesota signed OT Arturo Uzdavinis on Monday, a little over a month after he was waived by the Lions. Uzdavinis was with Detroit for about a month this spring -- enough time to learn the playbook and early thoughts of what the Lions are trying to do. Minnesota, meanwhile, continues to try and fix its offensive line.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Saints offensive linemen Terron Armstead (shoulder) and Max Unger (foot) were placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list with players scheduled to report to training camp on Wednesday. LB Dannell Ellerbe and OL Senio Kelemete were also placed on the PUP list with unspecified ailments. Players can be removed from the list at any time. The Saints are hoping to have Unger back in time for Week 1, while Armstead is expected to miss at least half the season. ... Also, Saints rookie WR Travis Dural passed his physical, so he will be removed from the non-football injury list.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones, brother of mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones, offers his prediction for Saturday's Jones/Cormier II at UFC 214 in Anaheim: "I want Jon to win by submission. Hopefully in the 1st or 2nd round. I want Jon to submit him."

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Starting camp on PUP: Vikings RB Latavius Murray, Saints C Max Unger & OT Terron Armstead, Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower & DT Alan Branch.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Longtime Panthers pro personnel director Mark Koncz on Monday was relieved of his duties the day before players report to training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, team representative Steven Drummond confirmed. Koncz was promoted to director of player personnel by former general manager Dave Gettleman in May. Gettleman was fired a week ago and replaced by interim GM Marty Hurney, who made the decision to fire Koncz. The Charlotte Observer first reported this.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Flowers, the former San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback who ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Monday will visit the Cardinals on Wednesday, played in six games last season because of multiple concussions that eventually landed him on injured reserve. The 31-year-old had one interception last season, which he returned for a touchdown. He has 22 career interceptions but last played in all 16 games was 2011 with Kansas City.

Field Yates @FieldYates

On the eve of training camp, Saints WR Willie Snead has signed his ERFA tender, per source. A bargain at $615,000 for 2017.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Source: Patriots DT Alan Branch and LB Dont'a Hightower will begin training camp on the PUP list.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran special teams standout Bryan Braman worked out with the Saints, according to his agent, Sean Stellato. Braman, 30, spent the past three years with the Eagles and three years with the Texans before that. The 6-foot-5, 241-pounder was a core special teams player in both spots.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Opening statements concluded in the misdemeanor domestic violence trial of Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis. The crux of the opening statements differed as to whether the actions committed during the March incident will constitute domestic violence. Lewis' attorney, John Shea (pictured right), says no and that his client was trying to leave the apartment. Lou Danner (pictured left) argued Lewis' actions with pillows and after along with the subsequent 911 call the victim made will show his guilt. The trial continues Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. in Michigan's 15th District Court.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

The Eagles have signed rugby star Adam Zaruba to a three-year contract. Zaruba (6-foot-5, 265 pounds), a former member of the Canadian national team, will play tight end.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

There's definitely a pecking order on the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that if a fight breaks out during training camp, he'll decide on a punishment depending on who's involved. His first inkling was to throw the players off the field after the fight. "If it's the wrong guys, I'll cut them," he said. "Rank has privilege. I don't think any of our rank guys are going to fight."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's a "little concerned" about the retractable field inside University of Phoenix Stadium after it rained in Glendale, Arizona all morning. It remained outside after the rain stopped because it would dry better than if it was rolled in. But Arians won't alter practice if players begin to slip, he said. "You better learn how to play on it," he said. "Hopefully it'll dry out and we'll have a decent surface to practice on, don't tear it up too bad."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers on Monday signed wide receiver Trevor Graham. A third-round pick by Buffalo in 2012, the Raleigh, N.C., native fills the roster spot left open when tackle Michael Oher was released last week. Graham (5-11, 188) is the 14th receiver on the Carolina roster as players are set to report to training camp on Tuesday.