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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of days after signing his $41 million contract extension with the Chiefs, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was back home in Montreal seeing patients at a local hospital as part of his medical school responsibilities. Duvernay-Tardif was in the middle of doing a geriatrics rotation when he took a break to answer some questions from the Kansas City media. Duvernay-Tardif said he still plans to graduate from medical school next year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams CB Trumaine Johnson was given the franchise tag for a second straight season, which means he'll remain with the team on a one-year contract that is expected to pay him about $16.7M in 2017. Both sides have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal, but unless the annual salary offers a significant savings, there's some thought within the Rams that a one-year deal makes sense, even though the price is so high. It allows them to see if Johnson truly is a fit in Wade Phillips' system before committing long term.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey: "I know now how Jon Robinson and I play off each other" in prospect interviews and beyond.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Franchise tagged: * Le'Veon Bell * Kirk Cousins * Melvin Ingram * Trumaine Johnson * Chandler Jones * Jason Pierre-Paul * Kawann Short

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

With today's franchise tag, Rams CB Trumaine Johnson is now scheduled to be NFL's highest-paid CB at $16 million.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Robinson said while Titans will talk through scenarios, a trade of the fifth pick is more likely to come when four players are chosen and he's on the clock.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Rams placed franchise tag on CB Trumaine Johnson, per source. Another player tagged before today's 4 pm deadline.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Robinson: Happy our own pick Is not the first one like last year, we made some progress. His Titans pick 18th and own the Rams pick at No. 5.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals GM Steve Keim: "The best time to take a young quarterback is when you have a guy like Carson (Palmer) who can help develop him."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke Tobin said the Bengals are disappointed in Adam Jones, but they're not going to rush to any sort of decision or judgment on him

Michele Steele ESPN Reporter 

?Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he can't think of another year where the draft class at RB has been this deep - good year to draft one? "If you need one"?

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Falcons WR Julio Jones is scheduled to meet in next week with Dr. Anderson in Charlotte to determine if he needs to remove bunion on foot.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox said the team needs more "playmakers" on both sides of the ball. Understandable on offense with the uncertainty surrounding the QB position and WR Alshon Jeffery hitting the free agent market. However, the Bears also have a major need on defense when addressing the secondary. Chicago must upgrade both cornerback positions and find impact players at safety. Would expect the Bears to use free agency and the draft to improve their physicality and ball production in the secondary.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ted Thompson said he didn't take Aaron Rodgers' "all-in" comment after the NFC title game as a plea for the Packers GM to be more active in free agency.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals player personnel director Duke Tobin on backup QB AJ McCarron: "If someone wants to call and ask, we'll listen, but I think they're going to find we value him very highly."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke Tobin on a potential QB AJ McCarron trade: "The phones in our office work." Tobin said Bengals find McCarron very valuable, but they'll always listen.