Offensive lineman Richie Incognito's suspension was lifted by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported.

The Dolphins' move, described by the Herald as administrative in nature, came after text messages between Incognito and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin obtained by USA Today Sports brought new context to the relationship between peers.

Incognito had been suspended since Nov. 3 when allegations of bullying by Martin against Incognito came to light. A report from investigator Ted Wells, who was hired by the NFL, has yet to be released but is expected soon.

The text messages appeared to indicate what might viewed as a typical locker room relationship between the two and genuine concern from Incognito after Martin left the team on Oct. 28. Incognito was shocked after Martin accused him of harassment and bullying.

Martin's reply was, "I got nothing to do with it man I haven't said anything to anyone."

---The Arizona Cardinals and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed on a restructured contract Tuesday that will give the team additional salary cap space.

Financial details were not announced, but Fitzgerald's previous contract was projected to count more than $18 million against the cap in 2014.

"Back in AZ from #SB48 & the 1st order of business this AM was signing a restructured contract to help the @AZCardinals get better for 2014!" Fitzgerald tweeted.

The 30-year-old Fitzgerald played in all 16 regular-season games last season and had 82 receptions for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Cardinals (10-6) fell short of the playoffs.

--- With the sting of their 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII still fresh, the Denver Broncos met for the final time this season at team headquarters on Tuesday before embarking on an offseason that promises to bring significant change to the roster.

"Absolutely not," left guard Zane Beadles said when asked if the sting from Sunday's loss has gone away. "I don't know if it ever will, if it will take time -- I don't know. I've never been in this situation before. We'll see how it goes."

Beadles, a Pro Bowl selection this season, is among a handful of key players set to become free agents next month. While vice president of football operations John Elway attempts to tweak the roster to make the Broncos more competitive against the elite NFC teams, Beadles, wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Knowshon Moreno are left to wonder if they walked out of the team's headquarters for the final time Tuesday.

---Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman boasted this week that the defense knew which plays the Denver Broncos would run before they happened in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Sherman told the mmqb.com that the defense figured out Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's hand signals during the Seahawks' 43-8 victory on Sunday night in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

"We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half," Sherman said. "If Peyton had thrown in some double moves, if he had gone out of character, we could've been exposed."

---Denver Broncos cornerback and 15-year veteran Champ Bailey wants to return next season, even if that means a move to safety.

The 12-time Pro Bowl selection had said before his first Super Bowl -- a painful 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks -- that retirement might be an option. Bailey, who will turn 36 in June, appeared in just five regular-season games last season because of injuries.

"I'm not done playing football," Bailey said, via the Denver Post. "So I feel like I'm going to give myself another shot next year." Relocating to safety is "something I'd definitely look into ... if it makes sense."

---The average audience for Super Bowl XLVIII increased to 112.2 million viewers, up from 111.5 million reported the day before, according to final Nielsen numbers released Tuesday.

The old number was already record-breaking for viewers watching the Seattle Seahawks' dominant 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos. It was the most watched of any television program in U.S. history.

The household rating now stands at 46.7, up from a 46.4 based on fast nationals issued Monday. Super Bowl XLVIII now ranks alone as seventh highest-rated Super Bowl ever. At 46.4, it had been tied for seventh best. The 69 share reported Monday is unchanged.

---The Miami Dolphins only gave new general manager Dennis Hickey a two-year contract, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.

The usual contract length for new NFL general managers ranges between three to five years.

Hickey was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' director of player personnel. He replaced Jeff Ireland, who parted ways with the Dolphins after six years.

---The Washington Redskins on Tuesday named Bradford Banta as assistant special teams coach, Shane Day as assistant offensive line/offensive quality control coach and Jake Peetz as offensive quality control coach.