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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears named running back Jordan Howard and wide receiver Josh Bellamy as this year's Brian Piccolo Award winners. The Piccolo Award is voted on by Bears players only who reward one rookie and one veteran player they feel best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Brian Piccolo.

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

On #Patriots RB James White's 3-yr contract extension: It's really a 1-year structure ($4.69m in first year fully gtd). 2nd yr gte inj only.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Panthers offensive lineman Travelle Wharton, now a coaching intern for the team, will be in Philadelphia to announce Carolina's two second-round picks (40 and 64). Wharton was a third-round pick in the 2004 draft.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting note from ESPN Stats & Information: only four defensive backs have been picked in top 3 in common draft era (Shawn Springs '97, Eric Turner '91, Bruce Pickens '91 and Bennie Blades '88). Still, the Bears only had eight interceptions last year, tied for 2nd fewest in NFL. If the Bears cannot trade the 3rd overall pick and Stanford DE Solomon Thomas is off the board, the Bears could strongly consider LSU safety Jamal Adams, Ohio State safety Malik Hooker or Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed punter Kasey Redfern on Tuesday. Redfern is likely a camp leg to take reps off kicker Matt Prater and punter Sam Martin. Neither Prater nor Martin should be in jeopardy after having successful 2016 season that led to a Pro Bowl berth for Prater and a Lions punting record for Martin.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Only thing puzzling to me about Adrian Peterson signing is Inrgram a physical runner off best season. Saints lacking receiver from backfield

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU LB Duke Riley visited Atlanta during the pre-draft process and also had private workout with Falcons, according to source. Riley (6-0, 232) ran 4.58 in 40. Similar college path as former teammate and current Atlanta Falcon starter Deion Jones. Riley started at outside LB as senior after being a reserve/special teamer first three years.

ESPN Chalk @ESPN_Chalk

Westgate changes for Peterson deal. Saints: Win Super Bowl LII: 80-1 to 60-1 Win NFC: 40-1 to 30-1 Week 1: New Orleans +4 (at MIN) to +3.5

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson signing causes some big shifts at Westgate SuperBook for Saints. Win Super Bowl LII: 80-1 to 60-1 Win NFC: 40-1 to 30-1 Week 1: New Orleans +4 (at MIN) to +3.5

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Want some encouraging Bears' draft news? Members of the Bears 2016 draft class -- Cody Whitehair, Leonard Floyd and Jordan Howard -- all started at least 12 games last year.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Most picks in 2017 NFL draft: Cleveland, Cincinnati: 11 San Francisco, Washington, Denver, Kansas City: 10 Fewest: New England, Atlanta: 6