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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sebastian Janikowski has issued a statement, through the Raiders, in the wake of the team that made him a first-round draft pick in 2000, deciding not to bring by him back next season.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

In his Mock Draft 2.0, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper pegs Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch to the Steelers at No. 28. Vander Esch is 6-4, 240 pounds and can play outside but projects as 3-4 ILB here, with the ability to cover tight ends over the middle and stop the run.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mel Kiper Jr. sees Alabama's Calvin Ridley as the only wide receiver who's guaranteed to go in the first round this year. "It's a bad year for receivers in the first round, a really good year for receivers in the second through fifth round," Kiper said. He mentioned Maryland's D.J. Moore as a potential fit for Ravens in the second round.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Brentson Buckner just said Simeon Rice was as "cool as the other side of the pillow." New D-line coach gets bonus points for the Stuart Scott reference.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

New Bucs and former Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner on playing against Jameis Winston the last two years: "He walks like a 36-year-old Michael Jordan (laughs)." He said Winston's ability to move is deceiving. He also said he'd never seen anybody spin it the way he did at his pro day.

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.