The Dallas Morning News reports the lawsuit over assault claims against Cowboys DT Henry Melton has been dropped.
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Melton was being sued for more than $1 million from his public intoxication and assault arrest on December 23. He still faces a misdemeanor charge as a result of the incident. A hearing for the criminal case is scheduled for next week.
ESPN Boston expects the Patriots to remove OLB Dont'a Hightower in all sub-packages this season.
Hightower was one of the worst cover linebackers in the league last year, so the Patriots are limiting him to more of a two-down role. Jamie Collins projects to get the majority of snaps opposite Jerod Mayo in nickel packages.
The Colts are expected to exercise LT Anthony Castonzo's fifth-year club option of $7.4 million in 2015.
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The move will keep Castonzo signed for a total of $8.9 million over the next two seasons. Castonzo graded out as a top-20 left tackle by Pro Football Focus, but has struggled in pass protection -- allowing 39 quarterback hurries in 2013. The deadline for teams to exercise fifth-year options is May 3.