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Will the Carolina Panthers pay a roster bonus to one of their key players?...Will the Minnesota Vikings re-sign Matt Birk?...Have the Philadelphia Eagles made a final decision on L.J. Smith's future with the team?...Will Bo Scaife re-sign with the Titans?..Which Indianapolis Colt was able to void the final year of his rookie contract?..Details and more inside..

Baltimore Ravens - Demetrius Williams, who had surgery for a bone spur last season, began running recently, a league source told Scout.com.

The talented receiver has missed 16 games the last two seasons due to injury. Williams is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of February.


Carolina Panthers - Despite struggling mightily in the second round of the playoffs, a league source said the team is expected to pay Jake Delhomme his $1 million roster bonus which is believed to be due by the start of free agency in late February.

The veteran signal caller, who enters 2009 on the final year of his contract, has a salary cap number just over $11 million.


Indianapolis Colts - Third-year WLB Freddy Keiaho met playing time incentives that will enable him to void the final season of his rookie deal, Scout.com has confirmed.

Keiaho, who will become a restricted free agent, was selected in the third round of the 2006 draft.


Jacksonville Jaguars - Starting OLT Khalif Barnes is not expected to be re-signed, league sources told Scout.com.

A source said that the team offered Barnes a one-year deal, but the former second-round pick will look for find long-term security elsewhere.


Minnesota Vikings - Leagues sources believe the team will not offer Matt Birk a contract.

While some members of the team's personnel department want Birk back, the ultimate decision is up to head coach Brad Childress, who has final say on personnel decisions.

A league source said owner Ziggy Wilf called Birk recently to congratulate him on his nomination for the NFL's Man of the Year Award, but Wilf never brought up Birk's contractual situation.

The veteran center's eight-year contract will expire at the end of February.


Philadelphia Eagles - TE L.J. Smith will not be offered a contract, Scout.com has learned. The former second-round pick out of the 2003 missed three games due to injury this season and parts of others and missed nine games over the last two seasons.

Smith, however, should receive a decent amount of interest elsewhere since there are few talented tight ends projected to make it to free agency.


Tennessee Titans - TE Bo Scaife is not expected to re-sign with the team, a league source told Scout.com.

The source adds both teams remain far apart on a new deal and unless the team uses their franchise tag on him, Scaife will shop his services elsewhere.


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