NFL.com built a list of its Top 101 players scheduled to hit free agency, which started at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Some players re-signed with teams before hitting the market, and others dived into new deals right away, but 56 of the players on the list entered Friday still testing the waters.
The list was led by New England linebacker Dont'a Hightower at fourth overall, followed by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson at eighth, Cleveland receiver at ninth and Kansas City nose tackle Dontari Poe. Click here for the list, which is updated periodically by NFL.com as players go off the board.
Shurmur to join 2017 Notre Dame Coaches Clinic
According to the University of Notre Dame website, two coaches will represent Minnesota teams at an upcoming event.
Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur and Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck will serve as featured guest speakers at the 2017 University of Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic, to take place March 23-25. They will be joined by Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia, Giants Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan and Hall of Famer Bill Polian in addition to Fighting Irish Head Coach Brian Kelly and his staff.
The following information was given on the clinic:
Coaches and participants interested in receiving advanced football instruction from the Notre Dame coaching staff, featured guest speakers and some of the top high school coaches in the country are welcome to attend.
Chalk-talk sessions will offer attendees an excellent opportunity to become familiar with various coaching techniques as well as offer professional development with other coaches and participants.
Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera (2015), Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis (2013) and Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick (2013) are among NFL names previously featured at the annual event.
Greenway aims to raise $52K for cancer research
Chad Greenway may have walked away from football, but he hasn't walked away from philanthropy.
Just two days after officially announcing his retirement, Greenway made another announcement: he is aiming to raise $52,000 for cancer research. If he reaches his goal, the former linebacker will shave his head.
Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation website posted the following Thursday:
It is no secret that there is a special place in Chad Greenway's heart for people battling cancer. That is why, when Chad Greenway saw 30 people shave their heads and more than $100,000 get raised in Des Moines, IA for cancer research, Chad decided to join the cause.
Chad Greenway is calling on Vikings fans, Hawkeye faithful and the community as a whole to join together to raise $52,000 for St. Baldrick's and for childhood cancer research. When the $52,000 benchmark is hit, Chad Greenway will shave his head* *to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer.
Donations can be made here. According to the foundation's site, all proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation and will become research grants that focus on all major types of childhood cancers.