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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he doesn't regret saying Justin Bethel was a "failure in progress." The Saturday after Arians made those comments on Dec. 12 at a press conference, Bethel's father was at Cardinals' practice. "It's funny because his father came to practice that Saturday and grabbed me and said, ‘You trying to motivate my son?' I said, ‘Yeah,'" Arians said. "He said, ‘I think it's working.'"

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have waived DE Scott Crichton after he failed a physical. Buffalo claimed Crichton off waivers Monday from the Vikings.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

While it "appears" that Cardinals offensive lineman Jared Veldheer will move from left tackle to right tackle next season, it's not signed, sealed and delivered, coach Bruce Arians said: "I haven't been completely sold on it. I want to see him at that position first."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said second-year offensive lineman Even Boehm will start at right guard. Arians felt Boehm proved he could play guard at the NFL level during Arizona's final three games of the season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals CB Adam Jones has the full support of Mike Brown, Brown told reporters at the owners meetings. Jones was arrested in January but the felony charge was dropped, leaving only misdemeanor charges that he plans to plead not guilty.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has intensified his knee rehab by running in a pool and working on land, coach Mike Zimmer said. A timetable for Bridgewater's return from a torn ACL and dislocated left knee, however, doesn't exist. "I honestly have no idea," said Zimmer when asked whether Bridgewater can play in 2017. "I saw Teddy in the training room a week or so ago. He's in great spirits, working hard, doing all the things necessary. There's no timetable. I keep getting asked these questions but when he's ready, he's ready."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has developed a friendship with Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon over the years. Arians said during the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday that he not only loves Maddon's t-shirt line, but he learns a lot from just watching Maddon. "Just such a great dude, man," Arians said. "He's so smart. His leadership skills are fantastic and we're both from central Pennsylvania so we hit it off pretty good."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was in mid-season form during the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday. While discussing cornerback depth on his roster, Arians said corner isn't a position where players need two or three years to learn bump-and-run man-to-man coverage, which the Cardinals mainly play: "That's your dude. It's dude coverage. You got your dude, go get him."

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Four years ago today, Dallas signed Tony Romo to an extension through 2019. Romo remains in the headlines, but his future is murky, for now.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral surgery) won't participate in OTAs, Falcons coach Dan Quinn told the media Wednesday morning. Trufant is expected to be fine for training camp.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn told the media gathered for the NFC coaches breakfast this morning he reviewed three years of tape on new defensive tackle Dontari Poe at Kansas City. Quinn said he liked the football intelligence Poe showed playing up front. Quinn said Poe's pass-rush ability will be about how Poe contributes to the four-man rush. Quinn likes the idea of Poe and emerging Grady Jarrett working in unison.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya (center) is making some good throws early during his Pro Day session.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton told the New Orleans Advocate that the Saints plan to bring in Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon for a pre-draft visit – although at least one team, the Patriots, has removed Mixon from its draft board because of the 2014 incident in which he punched a woman at a bar. "Our evaluation is incomplete yet because we haven't brought him in," Payton told The Advocate. "I'm sure we'll bring him in. We haven't had the discussion to say, ‘Here's our grade.' That all takes place next week. We'll bring him in and try to get a feel for what this guy's like, our thoughts on it, and then make the decision."