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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman on signing running back Jonathan Stewart, 30, to an extension through 2018: "He can still flat play. He's like a fine wine right now. It has nothing to do with cap relief." Gettleman also still will take a back in the draft. Didn't rule out first round at No. 8.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said the team will pick up wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin's fifth year option for 2018. No surprise.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said tackle Michael Oher remains in the concussion protocol. When I asked him about his level of concern regarding Oher being ready for the season, he said: "Michael is doing NFL workouts. His workouts are not for the feint of heart."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the Lions contingent at Michigan Pro Day are GM Bob Quinn, DL coach Kris Kocurek and WR coach Robert Prince. Taco Charlton, Chris Wormley, Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson prospects at those spots.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are showing interest in the draft's top quarterback prospects -- hardly a surprise. They've already held a private workout with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, a source confirmed, and they're planning a workout with North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. No word yet on Clemson's DeShaun Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have released Arthur Jones. The Colts clear $5.15 million cap space by releasing the defensive lineman. There were a lot of high hopes for Jones when the Colts signed him to a five-year, $33 million contract in the spring of 2014. Jones played a total of 17 regular-season games because of constant injury problems, including missing all of the 2015 season with an ankle injury. He took a pay cut in the spring of 2016 and then ended up getting a four-game suspension during the offseason for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles, continuing his scouting tour of the Big Ten Conference, is attending the Michigan pro day on Friday. Talent evaluators say the Wolverines could have as many as 12 players drafted, including DE Taco Charlton and S Jabrill Peppers -- potential first rounders. Yesterday, Bowles scouted Ohio State, another school loaded with defensive talent. Detect a trend?

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

This what Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart told the team website about Carolina adding a running back in the draft: "I mean, it's a good thing. You always want fresh legs. Fresh legs mean a lot, especially in the fourth quarter. Having somebody potentially come in here … there are a lot of good running backs in this draft class, a lot of talent. Definitely open arms to get somebody in here that wants to win and understands that. We're better as a fist than we are as an open hand."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants have 71 players signed and are $9,389,876 under the salary cap, per NFLPA records. For what? Hmm. There is a defensive tackle on the market they wouldn't mind re-signing.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

As activity in free agency slows to a crawl across the NFL, the Bills have $10.129 million in remaining salary-cap space, according to NFLPA records. That number is expected to increase by about $4 million on June 2, when former safety Aaron Williams' contract comes off the books. The Bills have only 61 players under contract; with a league-low six draft picks, that gives them as many as 23 spots on their 90-man roster to fill after the draft between undrafted rookies and veteran free agents.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers signed running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. Stewart is now under contract through the 2018 season. This shows the Panthers believe at 30 Stewart still can be productive. General manager Dave Gettleman already has said Carolina will draft a running back at some point this year. Much speculation has the Panthers taking LSU's Leonard Fournette at No. 8.