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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Last offseason, the Packers let safety Micah Hyde walk in free agency. This year, they're set to lose Morgan Burnett to the Steelers. Throw in the Damarious Randall trade to the Browns and Davon House still unsigned in free agency and there are holes to fill in the secondary — which isn't necessarily a bad thing considering how the defense has struggled but they have work to do.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills linebacker Ramon Humber is expected to sign a one-year, minimum-salary contract to return to Buffalo, a source confirmed. The Houston Chronicle first reported the re-signing. Humber, 30, has been mostly a special-teams player in his career but started nine games last season before yielding his job to rookie Matt Milano. His addition adds another special-teams player to the linebacker room — joining Julian Stanford, Tanner Vallejo and Deon Lacey — but does not necessarily solve the problem of who starts at middle linebacker. The Bills hosted Kevin Minter and Will Compton on free-agent visits Monday after losing Preston Brown to the Bengals.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing official yet but former Packers safety Morgan Burnett is set to sign with the Steelers, per source. The 29-year-old started 102 games for Green Bay since 2010. There's your safety help.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive lineman Terrell McClain's base salary of $3.25 million was set to become fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the league year, but the language of his contract was changed to keep it as guaranteed for injury only. That means if the Redskins cut him, they'd only be on the hook for the prorated amount of the signing bonus -- or $3.75 million. If he's released after June 1, it would be spread over two years.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Adrian Clayborn's two-year contract with the Patriots is worth a base value of $10 million. He gets a $4 million signing bonus and has a $1.5 million base salary in 2018, and a $3.5 million base salary in 2019. In each year, Clayborn can earn $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Nickell Robey-Coleman last week why corners love playing for Wade Phillips so much. Here's what he said ...

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers have history with free agent safety Michael Thomas, who visited the team Monday. They tried to sign him in 2013 as Thomas moved from the 49ers practice squad to the Dolphins. Thomas, who recorded 191 tackles in 4-plus seasons with Miami, could fill the role left by the released Robert Golden as a special teams standout and third safety.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Former Lions' TE Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth a maximum value of $15 million with the Indianapolis Colts, per source.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets announced the signings of DL Xavier Cooper and LB Brandon Copeland, who sat out last season with a torn pectoral muscle after playing for the Lions in 2015-2016. Cooper, a non-tender free agent, filled in for the Jets last season when Mo Wilkerson was benched.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have officially announced their trade of WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson to the Patriots. Oakland will also send a sixth-round choice (No. 210 overall) to New England in return for the Patriots' fifth-round selection (No. 159 overall).

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks' acquisition of cornerback C.J. Smith doesn't affect their 2018 draft picks because the trade compensation included only a 2020 conditional seventh-rounder. As a reminder, the Seahawks have eight selections but will surely try to acquire additional and/or better picks. The eight as of now include none in the second or third round and only one in the top 100. Seattle's picks: Nos. 18 (first), 120 (fourth), 141 (fifth), 146 (fifth), 156 (fifth), 168 (fifth), 226 (seventh) and 248 (seventh).

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Monday signed former Bengals center Russell Bodine to a two-year deal and former Raiders tackle Marshall Newhouse to a one-year deal, the team announced. Both will add depth and possibly compete for starting roles.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Cornerback remains one of the Seahawks' top needs after their trade for C.J. Smith on Monday. Smith's size (5-11, 189), background (zero starts in two seasons) and the minimal compensation Seattle gave up to acquire him (a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick) indicates he's not someone the team views as a candidate to replace Richard Sherman at left cornerback. He projects more as a backup to Justin Coleman in the slot. Seattle now has seven cornerbacks under contract. Behind starting right cornerback Shaquill Griffin and Coleman, the nickelback, there is: Neiko Thorpe, DeAndre Elliott, Akeem King, Mike Tyson and Smith. Byron Maxwell, who played well as a fill-in last season, is still unsigned.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a league source, defensive end Brandon Copeland will not be returning to the Lions.