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Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate is the only tight end who has scored at least 6 touchdowns each of the past three seasons.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Everybody knows the Jets need an edge rusher. Their DEs and OLBs beat their blocks within 2.5 seconds 18% of the time last season, per ESPN's Pass-Rush Win Rate using NFL Next Gen Stats — 23rd among all teams. The Jets haven't had a player with double-digit sacks since Mo Wilkerson in 2015. They can address the need with the third pick (Nick Bosa or Josh Allen). If not there, could they go back to the Seahawks in an attempt to trade for DE Frank Clark (franchise tag)? That seems unlikely under the current circumstances. The Jets don't have enough ammo (no second-round pick) and they couldn't do that trade on the clock because they presumably would want to negotiate a long-term deal. Still an intriguing option, though. The Jets had interest at the start of free agency.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

More from Seahawks GM John Schneider: Doug Baldwin has indeed had surgery for a sports hernia, his third surgery of the offseason. "That's a process we're still working through," Schneider said. "He's recovering from that right now and we'll see where it goes. He's a tough guy though. I mean, if anybody can recover from surgeries like this, it's Doug. He's a stud." ... Schneider wouldn't comment on whether talks have begun on an extension for Bobby Wagner. When asked about Wagner, close friend K.J. Wright gave a response that suggests he won't be giving any sort of a discount. “He's the best linebacker in the NFL," Wright said. "As you saw what those guys got in free agency, it's gonna have to be up there as well, so they've got to make it happen." ... Schneider said the team hasn't made a decision on picking up Germain Ifedi's fifth-year option; the deadline is May 3.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Asked about where things stand with Frank Clark, Seahawks GM John Schneider said trade rumors are common this time of the year -- but he didn't shoot anything down. "He's a franchised player. We love Frank. He's an incredibly effective pass-rusher and we love him. That's where they stand," Schneider said Thursday before an even for his and his wife's charity, Ben's Fund. "I know where you're going. When you're getting close to the trade deadline and you get close to the draft, it's like major speculation, a ton of drama, all the news outlets and everything. I get it. It's what we're doing, it's entertainment. People around the league know that we're in every deal, that the people on my staff, we're always trying to understand the landscape around the National Football League. If we didn't, we wouldn't be doing our job. We can't ever have our head in the sand with anything, but we love Frank. Obviously that's why we franchised him."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of potentially key weight changes for Dolphins players: T.J. McDonald dropped 15 pounds, 215 now, to move better, faster. Excited about Dolphins' DB-heavy defense. Mike Gesicki added 13 pounds, now 253. Much needed for TE with physicality struggles as a rookie.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

In 2019, the Steelers will open on the road for the fifth straight year. The Week 1 matchup with New England on Sunday Night Football is Pittsburgh's third primetime road opener during that span. The Steelers also finish the season with back-to-back road games for the first time since 2015.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The uncertainty over Tyreek Hill's legal issues, last season's injuries to Sammy Watkins and the free-agent loss of Chris Conley leave the Chiefs without a lot to count on at wide receiver. The Chiefs haven't yet added a wide receiver during the offseason other than signing a pair of street free agents, Sammie Coates and Davon Grayson. “I don't know if it changes the priorities,'' general manager Brett Veach said as the Chiefs are concluding their draft preparations. “We have a good group of guys that we really like.'' Coach Andy Reid said this week he expects Demarcus Robinson to replace Conley as the third receiver. Veach mentioned Byron Pringle, who was on the verge of making the team as an undrafted rookie from Kansas State last year before a preseason injury ended his season. “I think he's a guy that can step up and surprise,'' Veach said.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Thursday Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he had Kareem Jackson, one of the team's most significant additions in free agency, work exclusively at safety during this week's three-day minicamp. Fangio added he would have Jackson also work at cornerback as the Broncos move through their offseason work. "He'll be out there somewhere (in the defense),'' Fangio said. "Where? I don't know and I'm being honest with you ... But there's more to learn at safety so that's we started him there.''