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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have added Ken Amato as a defensive staff assistant, which moves the team closer to finalizing Jason Garrett's staff. Amato worked with the Cowboys' special teams last year through minority coaching fellowship program. He spent nine seasons (2003-11) with the Tennessee Titans as a long snapper. He replaces Turner West, who took a job at Austin Peay.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants re-signed veteran OL John Greco. He's a veteran lineman with a connection to new coach Pat Shurmur. Greco was signed by the Giants late last year and played sparingly, even when the line was ravaged by injury.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gotten to know Stephen Nicholas from USF, both as a player and as a coach. He approaches coaching with the same energy he did playing. He has a bright future in that realm.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have hired former Atlanta Falcons and USF linebacker Stephen Nicholas as their defensive quality control coach. Nicholas played under Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter in Atlanta and had spent some time working with the Bucs last offseason.

Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR

Anything is possible, especially when crazy money is involved, but I still believe the clubhouse leader to get Kirk Cousins is Minnesota.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Panthers COO Tina Becker on Marty Hurney being named general manager: "We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season. Marty's guidance and vision helped build the foundation for this team, and his work this season was instrumental in returning the team to the playoffs. We believe he will continue to craft a roster that will win games and contend for a championship."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Marty Hurney officially named the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, the team announced.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts are working on a one-year contract with kicker Adam Vinatieri, according to a source. The deal will hopefully be done by Thursday, according to a source. Vinatieri, who will be heading into his 23rd NFL season, is only 58 points shy of passing Morten Andersen (2,544 points) on the NFL's all-time scoring list. Vinatieri has scored at least 58 points in every season of his career with the exception of 2009 when he only played in nine games. He has spent his entire career playing with New England and the Colts. The news was first reported by WTHR.com.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told that Bucs cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah has been cleared by his surgeon to return to football. He'll be ready to participate in OTAs. He spent all of last year recovering from a patellar fracture in his right knee. Depth was an issue at corner for the Bucs last year, and him playing outside and nickel certainly helps.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A former colleague of new Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Buckner called him a "home-run hire" who relates to players. Also used the words "high-character" and "fantastic individual."