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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the NFL draft, the Vikings' odds of winning their first Super Bowl in 2016 improved to 18/1, according to the Westgate Las Vegas sports book. The Vikings are a 9/1 pick to win the NFC, making them the sixth-most likely choice to win the conference. Westgate current gives the Vikings 5/2 odds of repeating as NFC North champs, putting them behind the Green Bay Packers at 5/8.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool experience joining ESPN's best football and fantasy minds at this week's Fantasy Rankings Summit. Saints TE Coby Fleener's breakout potential was a hot topic on Day 1.

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Former NYG/OAK DE Justin Tuck to sign ceremonial 1-day contract & retire a Giant on Friday. (via Dan Graziano)

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Two fun outings by Panthers players in Charlotte today. Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen will tee off in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am at 1:27 p.m. with Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly serving as his caddie. Yes, the player that had shoulder surgery in February will tote a golf bag for 18 holes. At Charlotte Motor Speedway around 2 p.m. kicker Graham Gano and Sprint Cup driver Austin Dillon will kick field goals and take a ride around the track.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement several weeks ago after two seasons in Oakland. He's a surefire Giants Ring of Honor inductee.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills and Chargers have scheduled a free-agent visit with former Bears guard Matt Slauson. I'm told the Bills are looking at Slauson as a right tackle.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed second-year long snapper Chris Highland to compete with longtime starter Justin Drescher. Highland was in camp with the Saints last summer while Drescher was out with an injury.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Cowden, previously assistant director of college scouting for the Panthers, is the Titans's new director of player personnel.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins seventh-round pick and tight end Thomas Duarte had an interesting answer recently when ask who he compares his game to. "Definitely Jordan Reed," Duarte said. "I got a lot of comparisons to him and I definitely watched a lot of his games this year."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers assistant college scouting director Ryan Cowden has taken a front office job with the Tennessee Titans as director of player personnel. He had been with Carolina since 2000.