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However, I received a suggestion to post all of the latest rumors in a daily format for those interested in multiple teams. That's what I've done on this new NFL Rumors page. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Rumors Updates.



NFL Rumors - May 3 Updates:
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Sam Darnold will be Cleveland's No. 1 pick. - Benjamin Allbright, 104.7 FM Denver
It's unclear why Allbright is so confident that this will be the case, especially when reliable reporters have said that it's down to either Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen. -Walter








NFL Rumors - May 2 Updates:
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Arden Key is a sleeper no one is talking about for the Titans at 25. - Matt Miller, Bleacher Report
Wow, that would be much earlier than Key's expected third- or fourth-round range. -Walter






NFL Rumors - April 27 Updates:
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Joshua Jackson, Braden Smith, Will Hernandez and James Daniels are second-round options for the Dolphins. - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Jackson is one of the best players available, and he'd be a great steal in the 40s. The other three are logical fits, as the Dolphins must improve their offensive line. -Walter




The Chargers may trade up for Mason Rudolph. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
We have the Chargers selecting Rudolph in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft, but a trade up would make sense, given that he's considered to be the top quarterback on the board. -Walter




The Cowboys plan to select Courtland Sutton in the second round. - Jordan Schultz, Yahoo!
The problem is that Sutton may not be available by the 50th pick, but if he is, it makes a lot of sense for Dallas to find a No. 1 receiver. -Walter






NFL Rumors - April 26 Updates:
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The Broncos are trying to trade up to No. 2. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
If Sam Darnold is not the top pick, I imagine Denver will be very eager to move up for him before the Jets can take him. However, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has never traded down. He has to decide if he wants to risk losing Saquon Barkley. -Walter




The Vikings, Patriots and Eagles are already taking calls for picks 30-32. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
In fact, Schefter says that six teams have called Minnesota already. This is understandable, as teams want the fifth-year option available for first-round picks. -Walter




The Ravens will focus on Kolton Miller if Mike McGlinchey isn't available. - Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
It'll be a surprise if McGlinchey is available, so it sounds like Baltimore will consider finding its next right tackle. -Walter




The Broncos and Seahawks want to trade down. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Seattle is not a surprise. Denver could move down and grab Denzel Ward at Nos. 11 or 12. The Broncos may want to do that if Bradley Chubb is off the board. -Walter




The Patriots have been "all over" Frank Ragnow. - Jeff Howe, The Athletic
Ragnow certainly has the measureables New England looks for in interior offensive linemen. The problem is that he may not be available at No. 23; we have Ragnow going 21st in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


"I believe the Browns will draft Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall tonight and that it's not a smokescreen." - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland.com
Cabot has been all over the Browns taking either Mayfield or Josh Allen, and with Allen's controversial tweets surfacing, it's easy to connect the dots to Mayfield. It'll be a surprise at this point if Mayfield isn't the top pick. -Walter


"It's my feeling, barring any unexpected new info or proposals surfacing and based off multiple conversations I've had on and off the record up through the crack of dawn this AM, that the Browns have settled on Baker Mayfield for the No. 1 pick." - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Yet another media member connecting Baker Mayfield to the Browns. Meanwhile, Mayfield has become the betting favorite to be the No. 1 pick on gambling sites. -Walter


"One league source told cleveland.com that rumblings inside the Browns facility among staffers are that Baker Mayfield will be the pick because the Oklahoma quarterback has all of the qualities GM John Dorsey is looking for." - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland.com
Cabot reported yesterday that the Browns were down to Mayfield or Josh Allen, so it appears as though Mayfield has won. Cabot also mentioned that the Browns are trying to trade down. -Walter


The Cowboys and Seahawks are discussing a trade for Earl Thomas, centered around the No. 50 pick. - Dan Graziano, ESPN
Reports indicate that the only thing holding this trade up is Dallas needing assurance that it can sign Thomas to a long-term deal. Considering Thomas begged the Dallas coaching staff to acquire him after the penultimate game of the year, the Cowboys should feel pretty confident they can get a contract done. -Walter


There have been whispers about the Colts trading up for Bradley Chubb. - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
The Colts would have to swap picks with the Browns to get Chubb, as they'll have to leap Denver to get him. It may sound silly that the Colts would trade up after moving down, but remember that they got an unbelievable deal from the Jets that they could not turn down. They might be able to move up to No. 4 at a cheaper rate, as Cleveland might be desperate with no logical choices if Saquon Barkley is off the board. -Walter


Baker Mayfield to the Browns "is happening." - Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
I was already thinking about switching over to Mayfield in my final 2018 NFL Mock Draft, and with the offensive tweets that surfaced, I'm even more likely to do so. We're still gathering some last-second information, but the updated mock should be posted around 3 p.m. -Walter


The Saints have made plenty of calls to make a big leap up in the draft. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Presumably for Lamar Jackson, as they've spent more time on Louisville's campus over the past year than any other team. New Orleans wanted Patrick Mahomes last year, but missed out on him. The front office could be more proactive in trying to get a franchise quarterback this time. -Walter


Offensive tweets from Josh Allen's past have surfaced. -
Yahoo! did some sleuthing and uncovered stuff from Allen's high school days. Allen posted tweets containing the N-word, and one of his posts said "if it ain't white, it ain't right." Allen has apologized for these, saying he was "young and dumb," but if the Browns knew about this - with all the research teams do, how could they not? - it might be a reason they'd stay away from him, especially if it was a close call between him and Baker Mayfield. I'm thinking about switching my top pick to Mayfield in the final update, which will be posted between 2-4 p.m. -Walter


There is a "mounting belief" among league executives and coaches that the Browns will select Baker Mayfield first overall. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Both Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Patrick have reported that the Browns are deciding between Mayfield and Josh Allen, and with some racist tweets from the past surfacing from Allen's accounts (more on that in a bit), Cleveland could opt for Mayfield, whom Scot McCloughan has been touting this whole time. -Walter


Bob McGinn of BobMcGinnFootball.com has the Browns selecting Baker Mayfield first overall. -
McGinn has been one of the most accurate mock drafters in the business over the years. He didn't do so well in 2017, but he has an extensive track record of doing well in his mocks, so this is worth noting. Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Patrick both reported recently that the Browns were deciding between Mayfield and Josh Allen. -Walter


"The Jets are making a late push for Josh Allen." - Matt Miller, Bleacher Report
This is the first time we're hearing the Jets being linked to Allen. -Walter


"The name I hear over and over and over again for the Colts is Roquan Smith." - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
Jeremiah said he'd be surprised if the Colts remained at No. 6 and didn't take Smith. The Georgia product could definitely be the pick if Bradley Chubb is off the board. -Walter


One NFL executive insisted the Bears are set to take Denzel Ward. - Bob McGinn, BobMcGinnFootball.com
This is just one person's opinion, so don't take it as fact, or anything. Still, the Bears have been linked to Ward before, so he could end up being Chicago's choice. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 25 Updates:
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The Broncos are "in love" with Denzel Ward. - Michael Lombardi, The Ringer
If Denver can't land Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb, it appears as though Ward will be the choice. -Walter


The Browns are shopping the No. 4 overall pick and could get a 2019 first-round choice in return. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
It seems as though Saquon Barkley probably won't be available at No. 4. If so, the Browns can't really make a pick that makes sense for them, both from a needs and financial perspective. Trading down with a team like the Bills or Cardinals aiming to move up for a quarterback is the logical play, especially if Cleveland can get a 2019 first-rounder in return. -Walter


"If Frank Ragnow is on the board [for the Panthers], he's the selection." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld
Ryan Kalil said he's going to retire after this season, so Ragnow makes sense from a needs perspective. The problem is that Ragnow may not be available, as he's coming off the board at No. 21 in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


"If Leighton Vander Esch is on the board at No. 19, I don't think the Cowboys are passing. Dallas likes him quite a bit." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
We've had Vander Esch slotted to the Cowboys in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft for several weeks now. The only question, as Brugler points out, is if Vander Esch will even be available at that spot. -Walter


There's a late push for Josh Rosen in the Jets' war room. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Perhaps there is, and if so, having Rosen hang around Manhattan seems like a terrible idea. This could also be a ruse by the Jets to get someone to trade up to No. 2 overall. Either way, Pauline still believes Mayfield will be the Jets' choice. -Walter


If the Seahawks trade down, Isaiah Oliver will be on their list of targets. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
I suspect their list of targets looks like this: Maurice Hurst; Billy Price; Christian Kirk; Ronnie Harrison; Justin Reid; Isaiah Oliver; Dallas Goedert. Those are the top seven prospects who visited Seattle's facility. Trading down for any one of them makes sense. -Walter


The Packers would consider trading up for Denzel Ward or Derwin James. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Green Bay might have to move up to No. 6 for James, so that could be too rich for them. Ward, on the other hand, could be available in the 8-12 range if the Colts pass on him at No. 6, so the Packers could move up a bit for the top cornerback in the class. -Walter


NFL Network's Peter Schrager has mocked Bradley Chubb to the Giants at No. 2 overall. -
This seems newsworthy for multiple reasons. Not only is Schrager one of the best NFL reporters on TV, he also was the first to report that Christian McCaffrey would be a top-10 pick last year. The link there is that the man who selected McCaffrey, Dave Gettleman, is now the general manager of the Giants. Also, recall that 12 years ago, everyone thought the Texans were taking a running back (Reggie Bush) atop the draft, yet they surprised everyone by selecting an N.C. State defensive end (Mario Williams.) Perhaps history will repeat itself with the Giants shocking everyone with Chubb over Saquon Barkley. -Walter


The Patriots' interest in Lamar Jackson is "legit." - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Jackson has met with New England on multiple occasions this offseason, so I'm sure Bill Belichick is intrigued by Jackson's abilities. The problem is, when have the Patriots made their intentions public? I can't remember the last time they selected a player in the draft they were widely linked to. This might just be a ruse to get teams to trade ahead of them for Jackson so a better player falls to them at No. 23. -Walter


The Browns are down to Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield, and they've "cooled off" on Sam Darnold in the past few days. - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland Plain-Dealer
If you'd rather pay attention to the national media than Cabot, remember last year, when Cabot had Cleveland selecting Myles Garrett all along, while the two ESPN mock drafters thought the Browns would go with Mitchell Trubisky. Cabot is one of the top NFL team reporters, and I believe her report to be true. We've been told to mock Allen to the Browns, and that's why we've slotted him there for a while in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. Allen is a perfect quarterback for Todd Haley's system, but Mayfield remains a possibility because Scot McCloughan's camp believes the Oklahoma product is the top quarterback in this class. McCloughan, prior to even being hired by the Browns, called Mayfield a "shorter Brett Favre." I still think Allen will be the pick, but Mayfield shouldn't be counted out. -Walter


"The Eagles are likely to trade out of No. 32 unless Derrius Guice is on the board." - Jon Ledyard, NDT Scouting
If the Eagles take Guice, it will be quite the shock, given that the LSU product was engaged in a shouting match with Howie Roseman. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 24 Updates:
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Keep an eye on Tennessee RB John Kelly for the Chiefs. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie points out in his NFL Draft Week Rumor Mill that the Chiefs are looking for a mid-round running back in the wake of Spencer Ware's injury. Kelly, according to Charlie, is someone Kansas City could target in the middle rounds. -Walter


Harold Landry is in play for the Steelers. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Pittsburgh took T.J. Watt last year, but the team apparently won't pass on a talented edge rusher if all of the first-round linebackers are off the board. Charlie has the Steelers taking Landry at No. 28 in his newest mock. -Walter


"For weeks, I've had San Francisco taking Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in my mock draft. Sources say that the 49ers have loved Fitzpatrick for months and remains a finalist for the pick. However, the meltdown of 2017 first-round pick Reuben Foster has the 49ers inclined to take Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, according to sources." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
It's a shame that the whole Foster situation has caused the 49ers to completely alter their draft plans. Unless they receive some 11th-hour news about Foster, it seems as though Smith will be a 49er come Thursday. -Walter


The Chargers are "internally high" on Rashaan Evans. - Thor Nystrom, Rotoworld
Several teams in the 20s might love to take Evans, so they'll be disappointed if he's chosen at 17. Evans would fill a big need in the Chargers' sub-par linebacking corps. -Walter


"Vikings interest in Dallas Goedert is genuine." - Darren Wolfson, 1500ESPN
Minnesota will have to take Goedert at 30 (or trade down a few spots for him) because he won't be available at No. 62. Wolfson admits he doesn't know where Goedert is ranked among the Vikings' other potential first-round prospects. -Walter


The order of players the Cowboys are considering are: Vita Vea, Leighton Vander Esch and D.J. Moore. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Dallas' top player, Vea, won't be available at No. 19, but it sounds like Vander Esch and Moore will be. We have the Cowboys taking Vander Esch in our updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Tremaine Edmunds is the player the 49ers covet. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
We're hearing differently, but Edmunds makes sense for San Francisco, as he would fill a need that has been created in the wake of Reuben Foster's legal problems. -Walter


Da'Ron Payne is in the conversation for Baltimore's pick. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Ravens fans yelled at me when I mocked Payne to their team a couple of months ago, but the pick makes sense because Brandon Williams is owed a ton of money in the near future. -Walter


Baker Mayfield is "definitely" in the conversation to be the first-overall pick. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
I've said it a billion times, and I'll say it again: If the Browns are really considering taking one of three quarterbacks first overall - and this is something that's been widely reported this entire time - then it makes absolutely no sense to pass on Saquon Barkley first overall, given that it's a guarantee that at least one of their preferred three quarterbacks will be available at No. 4. In fact, it's likely that two will be available if the reports of the Giants passing on quarterbacks is true. -Walter


The Jets would take Sam Darnold if he were available at No. 3 overall. - Todd McShay, ESPN
Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com said that a source told him that Baker Mayfield to the Jets is a "done deal," but McShay disagrees. It's a close call; the Jets knew Mayfield would be available when moving up to the third pick, and I'm sure they didn't anticipate the chance to draft Darnold, so would they take Darnold over the player they've been linked to this entire time? -Walter


"The only way the Dolphins move up as of today is if either Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds drop to within a couple of picks." - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Everyone and their evil stepsister has the Dolphins trading up for a quarterback, but Salguero has constantly said that this will not happen. The Dolphins apparently will only make the move to obtain a stud linebacker. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 23 Updates:
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The Cowboys are "not in love" with Calvin Ridley. - Lance Zierlein, NFL Network
Ridley was one of my "not" picks for the Cowboys, so I'm not surprised to hear this. Zierlein went on to say that the Cowboys are prioritizing defensive line and linebacker over receiver anyway. I have Leighton Vander Esch slotted to Dallas at No. 19 overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


"Sources say some of the top candidates for Tennessee include Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, Boston College defensive end Harold Landry, and Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Of those three Hubbard is most likely to be available. Charlie noted that the Titans want a safe pick, and Hubbard would be able to start in 2019 once Brian Orakpo hits free agency. -Walter


"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins like Nick Chubb and Rashaad Penny." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie notes that the preferred targets would be Derrius Guice and Sony Michel, and that these are alternatives if both are off the board. Charlie also added that Ronald Jones is in the mix for Washington.  -Walter


"From what I'm hearing, the Cleveland Browns are going to take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 1 overall pick. Right now, that is the pick I'm hearing will lead off Thursday night at this time." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie added that there could be more news forthcoming about whether the pick would be Allen or Sam Darnold by Wednesday night, so stay tuned for that. -Walter


The Browns are choosing between Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. - Dan Patrick, The Dan Patrick Show
Whoa, no Sam Darnold! Per Patrick's source, Darnold and Josh Rosen are "off the board." If this is true, it's further proof that the Browns should just select Saquon Barkley first overall, since there's an extremely high chance of either Allen or Mayfield being available at No. 4 overall. Then again, this could all be a giant smokescreen. General manager John Dorsey will reportedly tell the owner whom he'll be picking Wednesday night, so hopefully something trickles out Thursday morning. -Walter


Julio Jones unfollowed everyone from the Falcons organization on Twitter, made his account private and deleted all Falcons pictures from his profile. -
Somewhere out there, LeSean McCoy is thinking, "wow." This may not mean anything, but it could also mean Jones was traded somewhere, so stay tuned. If you do a search of "Julio Jones" on Twitter, you'll see a fake Ian Rapoport account saying Jones has been traded to the Packers, so make sure you look for that all-important blue check mark. -Walter


"The Giants are interested in Josh Sweat and met with him. Could be an option at 34." - Matt Lombardo, NJ.com
Sweat has a troubling injury history, so No. 34 seems a bit early for Sweat. However, the Giants could target him in the third round if they like him enough. -Walter


The Jets are expected to pick between Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
I imagine Cimini assumes that Sam Darnold will be the first pick, otherwise he'd be in the conversation as well. Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com said that a source told him that Mayfield to the Jets is a "done deal." -Walter


The Cowboys envision Leighton Vander Esch as "Brian Urlacher 2.0." - Jane Slater, NFL Network
An NFC team medically flunked Vander Esch, but it wasn't the Cowboys, as I've had them taking the Boise State linebacker for several weeks now in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. The Cowboys have a bulging need at linebacker in the wake of Anthony Hitchens' departure, and Vander Esch makes sense at No. 19. -Walter


The Bills are unlikely to trade up to No. 2, but will likely move up to Nos. 5 or 6 for a quarterback. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
It's unclear if this is because the Giants are completely unwilling to budge, or if the Bills are confident that they can land the quarterback of their choice at one of those spots. -Walter


"The most likely quarteback of the "top 4" to drop to No. 11, based on what I'm hearing: Josh Rosen UCLA. Injury history is the concern." - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Salguero previously said the Dolphins are unlikely to trade up for a quarterback, but it sounds like they'll take one if a signal-caller falls into their lap. Thus, anyone interested in Rosen - Patriots, Cardinals, Chargers, etc. - need to move ahead of the 11th spot for the UCLA product. -Walter


The Cardinals love Baker Mayfield. - Peter King, MMQB
King suggests that the Cardinals will trade up for Mayfield if he gets past the Jets at No. 3 overall. -Walter


Joe Person predicts the Panthers will select D.J. Moore. -
Person of the Charlotte Observer has handicapped the Panthers' first-round picks perfectly in recent years, and he was the first to connect them to Christian McCaffrey in 2017. -Walter


"Someone I trust, who is very often right and is very well-connected, told me Sunday it’s not Josh Allen." - Peter King, MMQB
King is referring to the Browns' No. 1 overall pick, predicting that Cleveland will take Sam Darnold after all. King posted this hours after Tony Pauline reported that the Browns are now leaning toward Darnold. -Walter


The Cardinals won't trade into the top five for a quarterback, but will in the 6-10 range. They believe Josh Rosen is the quarterback to fall. - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
The media is linking the Cardinals to Lamar Jackson, but Jurecki believes that it's more likely Arizona will move up for Rosen. -Walter


"Based off what I'm hearing, I wouldn't be surprised if Tampa Bay moves up to get Derrius Guice." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The Buccaneers definitely can't count on Guice falling to them at No. 38, as all but two teams in the Nos. 28-37 range could all take running backs. -Walter


"I've heard the Steelers are are high on Lamar Jackson, and sources that were at the Louisville pro day said they brought all of the top decision makers there to watch Jackson." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
I personally have Jackson going to the Saints in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft, but I've slotted him to the Steelers in the past. If I had to guess, I'd say one of Pittsburgh or New Orleans trades up for Jackson. -Walter


"Sources told me that Lions general manager Bob Quinn was at the Florida pro day to watch Taven Bryan." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
It remains to be seen if Quinn likes what he saw, but given that pro days are practically a dog-and-pony show, chances are he did. Bryan would be a logical choice at No. 20, and Charlie has them heading that direction in his updated mock. -Walter


"Per sources with Los Angeles, the Chargers are envisioning a defense-heavy draft. The preferences are for a safety or a defensive tackle." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Both positions make sense, as the Chargers must beef up the middle of their defense. Vita Vea, Da'Ron Payne and Leighton Vander Esch (provided he checks out medically for them) all are logical picks at No. 17. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 22 Updates:
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"I've heard the 49ers love Minkah Fitzpatrick." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie has Fitzpatrick slotted to the 49ers in the first round of his updated mock. Many mocks have Fitzpatrick falling to the teens, but it sounds like San Francisco may just take him at No. 9. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 21 Updates:
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"Recent chatter is that there’s a swell of support for Sam Darnold in the Browns war room." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
This is interesting, as all the hype had been trending in Josh Allen's direction last week. The Browns may not have decided this pick yet, so stay tuned for the latest info all week leading up to the draft. -Walter


"Jaire Alexander is a LEGIT possibility at 11. He was a late private visit to Miami. He's a top 15 player in this draft." - Simon Clancy, Gridiron
The Dolphins would love it if Tremaine Edmunds or Roquan Smith fell to them, but there's a chance both could be off the board. Alexander sounds like a legitimate alternative. -Walter


"If the Raiders do in fact trade down from the 10th overall pick - with someone like New England or Arizona or whoever coming up for a quarterback - look out for UCLA tackle Kolton Miller to be a top target for them." - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Miller would be a fine trade-down target for the Raiders, as there are injury concerns with left tackle Donald Penn. If the Raiders stay put, Mike McGlinchey could be an option, though we have them taking Denzel Ward in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 20 Updates:
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"If you read between the words on what Tom Coughlin and David Caldwell said and didn't way about certain players ... Semi-expansive about Lamar Jackson means they know he won't be there. ... Semi-tight lipped about Hayden Hurst means they hope he's there at 29." - Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-Union
This is O'Halloran reading between the lines of what the two Jaguars' decision-makers were saying about certain players. If O'Halloran is correct, the Jaguars like Hurst, who made a pre-draft visit to Jacksonville. -Walter


"I think Saquon Barkley will be the guy for the Giants if they stay at 2." - Mike Mayock, NFL Network
Mayock is the latest to speculate that the Giants will eschew all the quarterbacks and opt for the top running back in the class with the second-overall selection. Mayock also said that if the Giants trade down, it won't be past No. 6, so if the Bills want to move into the second spot, they'll have to make two deals. -Walter


"My gut tells me the Browns will take Sam Darnold, and the draft starts with the Giants at No. 2." - Mike Mayock, NFL Network
There has been plenty of speculation and reporting that the Browns will select Josh Allen, but Mayock thinks otherwise. It should be a fun ride, as general manager John Dorsey said that he won't even tell the owner who the pick is until the night before the draft. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 19 Updates:
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"The Pats conducted an individual workout with Luke Falk and are said to be very keen on him." - Mike Giardi, NBC Sports Boston
Falk is now the third quarterback the Patriots have been linked to, with the others being Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson. Given that the Patriots never show their cards, it wouldn't be a surprised if they didn't draft any of these quarterbacks. -Walter


"One of the strongest player/team connections I’ve heard over the past two weeks has linked Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds to the 49ers." - Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated
Breer then joked that it means it probably won't happen. Edmunds makes a ton of sense for the 49ers, but you could also say that for the Colts and Bears. There's a good chance Edmunds won't be available at No. 9, but if he is, he'd be a great replacement for the troubled Reuben Foster. -Walter


One source says that Baker Mayfield to the Jets is a 'done deal." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline isn't the only person to report this, but he was the first to confidently link Mayfield to the Jets several weeks ago, so it's nice to see that he's still adamant that the selection will happen. This is yet another reason the Browns should select Saquon Barkley first overall. If this is true, and the Jets covet Mayfield more than anyone else, one of Sam Darnold or Josh Allen will be guaranteed at No. 4 overall. -Walter


The Cowboys do not consider Courtland Sutton a first-round talent. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
This isn't the first team we've heard that dislikes Sutton, as a high-ranking personnel man on another NFC team told us this morning that he views both Sutton and D.J. Moore as second-round prospects. Meanwhile, legendary draft writer Rick Gosselin argued recently that Dallas would not take a receiver in the first round, as the team would opt for a wideout at some point on Day 2 instead. -Walter


Roquan Smith is Miami's top target. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The problem is that Smith might be off the board. The Colts, Bears, 49ers and Raiders could all take the Georgia product, and Todd McShay reported yesterday that Oakland covets Smith. -Walter


"People familiar with the situation" believe the Packers will select either Minkah Fitzpatrick or Joshua Jackson at No. 14. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
It makes sense, as the Packers' secondary is in shambles. They almost have to grab the best defensive back available, though an edge rusher can't be counted out. Pauline goes on to say that the Packers truly covet Denzel Ward, but he's unlikely to be available. -Walter


Giants GM Dave Gettleman told the media that the idea that he has to take a quarterback at No. 2 overall is "hogwash." -
OK, then. If Gettleman doesn't want to select a quarterback he doesn't love, that's perfectly fine. What isn't OK is picking a running back second overall when the option to secure plenty of draft capital is a strong possibility. Gettleman still has seven days to get a deal done, but for now, Barkley is the No. 2 projection in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


John Elway said that he's open to trading the No. 5 pick. -
Elway didn't specify if he wants to move up or down. He did say, however, that he's going to take the best player available if he stays put, which can't be too much of a surprise. If the Broncos want one of the top three quarterbacks, they'll probably have to trade with the Browns at No. 4 to make sure no one else moves into that spot. We have Denver taking Quenton Nelson in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


When asked if he would take Saquon Barkley first overall, GM John Dorsey replied, "Why wouldn't I?" - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Logical begins to prevail. The Browns' best course of action is to select Barkley first overall and then take a quarterback with the fourth pick because they like three of the top four signal-callers in this class. If the Giants can't figure out to trade down, and select Bradley Chubb instead, the Browns will even get their pick between Sam Darnold and Josh Allen at No. 4 - just like they do now with the first choice. At any rate, Dorsey said he would keep the pick secret from the owner until the night before the draft, so it should be an exciting six days of speculation. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 18 Updates:
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The Browns have considered drafting quarterbacks with the first- and fourth-overall picks. - Kevin Clark, The Ringer
Perhaps when they were drinking late at night. Taking two quarterbacks into the 2018 season would make absolutely no sense except for a scenario in which the Browns plan on trading one of them at some point prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. The Browns could pull a Howie Roseman and wait until a team loses a quarterback for the season and is desperate for a player at the position (think the Saints and Drew Brees, for example.) Still, this is unlikely to happen. I actually have Cleveland trading its No. 4 pick in my updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft today. -Walter


"Giants did a lot of work on potential Round 2 and 3 offensive linemen. Geron Christian, Will Hernandez and Tyrell Crosby had known visits. Brian O’Neill and Nevada’s Austin Corbett private workouts. Pick 34 looks like ideal spot to bolster line." - Jordan Raanan, ESPN
Saquon Barkley, if he's the pick, is going to have a difficult time finding running lanes if the Giants don't bolster their blocking. It would make sense to take an offensive lineman atop Round 2. -Walter


Senior Bowl director Phil Savage believes the Browns will select Josh Allen first overall. -
Savage was general manager of the Browns between 2005 and 2008, so he could still have some connections there. Savage is yet another voice who thinks Allen will be chosen first overall. We have Allen No. 1 in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Jets are targeting Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield with the third-overall pick. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
We said as much on the podcast during last week's episode (Episode No. 130), so it's not surprising to see this report. The question is whether they'd take Darnold over their initial target, Mayfield, should Darnold fall out of the top two. -Walter


The Patriots' interest in Josh Rosen is "real." - Doug Kyed, NESN
We'll see if the Patriots do something reported by the media, but Kyed is a great reporter I trust. Kyed suggested that the Patriots would conduct a trade with the 49ers, whom, as Kyed said "owe the Patriots" for Jimmy Garoppolo, since Bill Belichick reportedly turned down a better deal from Cleveland. -Walter


Roquan Smith is "the guy" the Raiders want. - Todd McShay, ESPN
McShay even suggested that the Raiders would trade up for Smith. Taking Smith would be a logical selection, as he would fill a huge need, but Denzel Ward can't be counted out if available either. For the record, McShay nailed the Raiders 2016 pick (Karl Joseph) and got the position right last year, mocking Marlon Humphrey to them. Humphrey was not available for their pick, so Oakland selected cornerback Gareon Conley. -Walter


The Saquon Barkley story about his agents not wanting him to play for the Browns is false. - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Barkley's representation has denied the Sports Illustrated report that they told him to refuse to play for the Browns. -Walter


Saquon Barkley's agents don't want their client to play for the Browns. - Ben Baskin, Sports Illustrated
In fact, Barkley's agents, Roc Nation, told him to refuse to play for the Browns if drafted by them. Barkley has said nothing of this, so Cleveland fans shouldn't be angry at him at the moment. Barkley, however, did don that Giants hoodie recently, so perhaps that's an indication of his preferred destination. -Walter




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It's "inevitable" that the Giants will take Saquon Barkley No. 2 overall. - Todd McShay, ESPN
McShay said that Sam Darnold will be considered, so don't count him out just yet. It definitely sounds like Barkley will be the pick, though as I said in my updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft that this could all be a ruse by the Giants to get the Browns to trade up to No. 2. -Walter


The Cardinals are high on Christian Kirk. - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
Jurecki, the top Cardinals' reporter, suggests that the Cardinals wouldn't take Kirk at 15, but would definitely consider him in the second round. -Walter


It would be a mistake to rule out a quarterback to the Giants. - Ralph Vacchiano, SNY
Vacchiano writes that Saquon Barkley could be the pick, addressing the latest rumors, but he suggests that New York may still opt to select Sam Darnold or even Josh Rosen. -Walter


There is LeSean McCoy trade speculation. -
All of this stemmed from McCoy's tweet at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, which was: "wow." This could mean anything, but there's a history of cryptic tweets from NFL players resulting in trades, most recently with Richard Sherman being released. Major reporters haven't said anything yet, but if you do a "LeSean McCoy" search on Twitter, you can see that people are speculating that he and some picks will be traded to the Giants for the No. 2 overall selection. If anything happens, we'll have analysis in our NFL Trade Grades page. -Walter


The Chargers are looking for a quarterback in the second round. - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
It makes sense to find Philip Rivers' successor, but Jeremiah doesn't believe it'll happen in the first round. Jeremiah pointed out Kyle Lauletta, Mason Rudolph and Luke Falk as possibilities for the Chargers in Round 2. -Walter


The Chiefs are a candidate to trade up for a cornerback. - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
Kansas City doesn't have a first-round pick because of the Patrick Mahomes trade, but it does have two thirds and two fourths. Cornerback is a very likely target in the wake of Marcus Peters leaving. -Walter




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The Colts are looking to trade down again. - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
This shouldn't be too much of a surprise, given how poor their roster is. If Bradley Chubb and Quenton Nelson are both off the board at No. 6, Indianapolis absolutely must trade down, as there won't be any players of value remaining. -Walter


"I have a feeling that there is a strong, strong, strong sentiment within that building for Saquon Barkley, based upon my experience there, if you know what I mean." - Louis Riddick, ESPN
Riddick interviewed for the Giants' general manager job in the past, so he's undoubtedly familiar with some of the people in the front office. Riddick may not definitely know the Giants' plans, but he's not the first to come out and be confident of what the team plans to do at No. 2 overall. -Walter


The Colts like Ronald Jones. - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting
Galko has the Colts moving up into the end of the opening round to select Jones. This could happen, as owner Jim Irsay said he wants to take a running back early in the draft. -Walter


"The Jets' decision-makers have made multiple visits to Oklahoma this year, and they spoke at length with Baker Mayfield at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. Mayfield also has already been introduced to Jets ownership." - Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting
Galko wrote this in his mock draft, tweeting that this selection was "in pen." I mentioned on our podcast last week that we heard the Jets would be taking Mayfield, provided Sam Darnold wasn't available, but Mayfield could still be the pick even if Darnold is available. -Walter


The Broncos are very unlikely to trade up. - Peter King, MMQB
That puts the kibosh on my projected Giants-Broncos NFL Draft Trade. In fact, King says the Broncos love the idea of perhaps trading down and selecting Denzel Ward to replace Aqib Talib. King mentioned that John Elway hasn't given up on Paxton Lynch yet, which is why he believes the Broncos are most likely to stay at No. 5 and select Quenton Nelson. -Walter




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It would be surprising if the Giants traded the No. 2 overall pick. - Peter King, MMQB
New York might be able to auction off the selection, but King argues that the Giants wouldn't deal the pick with two potential franchise players (Saquon Barkley, Bradley Chubb) available. King also pointed out that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman didn't trade any of his first-round picks when he was running things in Carolina. -Walter


"Tyrell Crosby said they showed significant interest at the senior bowl to the point where they talked about drafting him at 42." - Simon Clancy, Gridiron
Keep in mind that a player is saying this, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, it's noteworthy that the Dolphins showed so much interest in him. -Walter


It does not appear likely the Giants will select a quarterback at No. 2 overall. - Paul Schwartz, New York Post
This is piggybacking the Saquon Barkley hoodie story. According to Schwartz, the body of work that Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield put together is not "commensurate" of what they're looking for from a franchise quarterback. The Giants also feel that Barkley is a "can't miss" prospect, so perhaps he'll be the No. 2 overall pick. Of course, the Giants could (and should) trade down, as there are several teams that desperately need a signal-caller. I have the Broncos moving up to No. 2 in my 10-trade mock draft. -Walter


Saquon Barkley was wearing a Giants hoodie to a barber shop. - , TMZ
This hoodie was gifted to Barkley during his visit to New York. This may mean something, but it might also mean nothing. The Giants probably gave out hoodies to every prospect who visited. -Walter


Oklahoma DE Ogbo Okoronkwo was seen wearing a Denver Broncos t-shirt while working out. - Billy Marshall, Cat Scratch Reader
This could mean absolutely nothing, or absolutely everything. Okoronkwo was born in Houston and played college football at Oklahoma, so there are no known ties to the Broncos. It's possible he could have gotten the gear on a trip to Denver. The Broncos want another edge rusher, so Okoronkwo could be a target of theirs on Day 2. -Walter


The Patriots have been "increasingly tied" to Mason Rudolph. - Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout
That probably means they won't be taking him. I can't recall the last time New England selected a player it has been heavily linked to. Kyle Lauletta probably makes more sense on Day 2. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 14 Updates:
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Of the Vikings top-30 team visits, they've met with edge rushers more than any other position. -
Six edge rushers have visited, followed by five wide receivers and four offensive tackles. This is interesting for two reasons. First, the Vikings have two stellar edge rushers in Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter, but they'll need depth there with Brian Robison set to retire soon. Second, the Vikings have selected six players who have visited over the past two drafts. -Walter


The Jaguars could take Mason Rudolph. - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
This is something Albright has said repeatedly on Twitter. Rudolph should be chosen on Day 2, but it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if a quarterback-hungry team like the Jaguars took him at the end of the opening round. -Walter


James Daniels has visited the Bengals. - Rob Howe, Hawkeye Nation
Daniels has been a mainstay of our Bengals selections in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. This is significant because the Bengals tend to draft the prospects they host. Four of their selections from the 2017 NFL Draft were visits. -Walter




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The Titans have canceled their visit with Leighton Vander Esch because they don't expect him to be available at No. 25. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
There are some concerns with Vander Esch, which we'll post Monday, but there's no doubt that his stock has been rising throughout the pre-draft process. Vander Esch is 19th in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The 49ers are doing a lot of work on Arden Key. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Key has some major off-the-field issues, so he's expected to fall to Round 2. The 49ers, of course, are dealing with the Reuben Foster fiasco, so I'm sure they'll be cautious with Key. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 11 Updates:
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The Cowboys plan on releasing Dez Bryant today. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
The team is currently meeting with Bryant right now. Perhaps this meeting is to entice Bryant to re-sign at a cheaper rate. Dallas has to cut Bryant because the team has no money, and Bryant is a declining player whose release will save $12 million in cap space if he's designated as a June 1 cut. -Walter


The Panthers are high on Hayden Hurst. - Joe Person, Charlotte Observer
Hurst visited the Panthers as part of a local workout, but Person states that Carolina likes him. The Panthers will have to take Hurst with their initial pick unless they trade up in the second round. -Walter


"People familiar with the Browns' thinking" expect the Browns to select Josh Allen first overall.

- Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
Jeremiah noted that the people he has spoken to are those who have worked with John Dorsey, or are familiar with Cleveland's draft room. Allen is a better fit for Todd Haley's offense than Sam Darnold is, so it appears as though the Wyoming product will be the first-overall choice, though Cleveland hasn't made its final decision yet. Allen is slotted to the Browns atop our updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


"Several people I’ve spoken with speculated that the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills likely have a blueprint in place for a trade that would allow the Bills to move up to the second spot in the draft." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
It's a very logical deal that could definitely take place, as we've had Buffalo trading up in recent mock drafts. However, the Giants love Sam Darnold and could stay put if the team isn't blown away by any trades. -Walter


The Bears are very high on Colorado CB Isaiah Oliver. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline explains that the team is picking the brain of former Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, who is a close friend of Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Leavitt is giving Oliver "rave reviews," as Pauline put it. Oliver could be a target in a trade down, or in the second round at No. 39 overall. -Walter


The Bears will be in prime position to move down, but the asking price will be high if Quenton Nelson or Denzel Ward is available. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline points out that the Bears are very high on both Nelson and Ward, so it would take more assets for Chicago to move down if both were available. Nelson won't get past Tampa, but Ward should be on the board. -Walter


"I'm putting my money on Baker Mayfield to the Jets for some reasons I can get into after the draft." - Robert Klemko, MMQB
Klemko isn't the first to link Mayfield to the Jets - Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com was - but it's interesting that Klemko is so confident that it'll happen. Again, it seems as though the Jets may pass on Josh Rosen because of his off-the-field concerns. Mayfield is slotted to the Jets in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter




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The Colts love Roquan Smith. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline adds that the Colts would really like to trade down for Smith. It would be too early to take him at No. 6 overall, but Indianapolis could swap selections with the Bills, Cardinals or Dolphins. -Walter


"Keep an eye on Ravens and Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton. Could be a Day 2 option for them. They've shown a lot of interest." - Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly
Even if the Ravens use a first-round pick on Calvin Ridley or another receiver, they could still spend another selection on a wideout. Hamilton makes a lot of sense in the third frame. -Walter


"Eagles have a lot of interest in Natrell Jamerson. No visits or private workouts, but i'm told there have been a ton of phone calls between the parties." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The Eagles don't need a safety for the present, but Jamerson could potentially start by 2019. He's a fourth- or fifth-round prospect. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 9 Updates:
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The Seahawks like Marcus Davenport. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Seattle, however, may not get a chance to select him. First of all, there's a decent chance Davenport won't be available. Second, the Seahawks are likely to trade down because they have just one pick in the top 119 picks. Still, if they stay put, and Davenport is available, he's a very realistic option for them. -Walter


There's "a lot of love" within the Jets organization for Baker Mayfield. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Rapoport isn't the first to report this, as Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com published a story about the Jets selecting Mayfield third overall. Most mocks are projecting Josh Rosen to New York, but the Jets could be scared by his off-the-field concerns. -Walter


"Talking to a few people in the know it wouldn’t be a surprise of the Cardinals do try to move up even though it’s going to cost of a steep price." - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
The Cardinals paid a ton of money for Sam Bradford for some reason, but they would be crazy to go into the 2018 season with him as their sole viable starter. If one of the top four quarterbacks slips out of the top five, it would make a lot of sense for Arizona to move up. -Walter


"The Dolphins would like to trade up for a quarterback and as I reported before the combine, that quarterback seems to be Josh Rosen." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
This is interesting, as the Dolphins have been previously linked to Baker Mayfield. However, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero doesn't believe Miami will trade up for a quarterback, suggesting instead the team will use a later pick on Washington State's Luke Falk, whom the Dolphins have investigated thoroughly. -Walter




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An NFL talent evaluator says the Giants will pick Sam Darnold No. 2 overall if he's available. - Matt Lombardo, NJ.com
The Browns could take Darnold, but it seems as though they like Josh Allen more. That would leave the Giants with Darnold. New York could always auction off the pick, but the team loves Darnold more than any other quarterback in this class, and it may not be in position to obtain a future franchise quarterback. That said, I have the Giants and Bills trading picks, as you can see in the proposed trade via the link. -Walter




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"Buccaneers GM Jason Licht is slobbering over UTEP left guard Will Hernandez." - , JoeBucsFan.com
Hernandez is an interesting name for the Buccaneers in Round 2, but they may have to trade up for him. Hernandez is currently slotted 30th in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Cardinals won't select Mason Rudolph at No. 15; they don't have as much interest in him as the fan base. - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
Some Arizona fans want their team to go after Rudolph at No. 15, but Jurecki, one of the top team beat reporters for the entire NFL, says the Cardinals won't select him. Jurecki has previously said the Cardinals will take the best player on their board if they stay put at No. 15, but a trade down is a possibility. -Walter


"The Miami Dolphins have shown keen interest in Roquan Smith." - Adam Beasley, Miami Herald
Smith had a medical red flag coming out of the combine, but Tony Pauline reported recently that Smith was cleared. Thus, Smith is a very realistic option for the Dolphins at No. 11 overall, as he would fill a huge need for a team that couldn't cover tight ends or pass-catching running backs last year. -Walter


"One of the players Miami has shown the most interest in throughout this draft process is Georgia's Sony Michel." - Simon Clancy, Gridiron
The Dolphins have spent lots of time working out Nick Chubb as well. Either way, it sounds as though Miami will select a running back on Day 2. -Walter




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The Saints have signed WR Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet worth $9.6 million over two years. -
Chicago has five days to match, and it better do so. Meredith is a talented receiver who showed signs that he would have a great 2017 campaign before tearing up his knee in the preseason. Meredith will be a full year removed from that injury by August, so he should be ready to go by Week 1. It's a bit strange that the Saints didn't offer Meredith more money, as the Bears may have been more reluctant to match. If the Saints get Meredith, they'll give Drew Brees two dynamic receivers to throw to on top of having Alvin Kamara leaking out of the backfield. -Walter


The Saints have spent more time in Louisville over the past year than any other. - Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly
For Geron Christian, no doubt. In all seriousness, the Saints are a logical team to move up for Lamar Jackson, which is what we have happening in this potential NFL Draft Trade. The Saints wanted Patrick Mahomes last year, but missed out on him when the Chiefs traded up ahead of them. Perhaps that'll entice them to move up for Jackson. -Walter


The Eagles have shown consistent interest in Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch. - Turron Davenport, USA Today
Vander Esch would be a great addition to the Eagles. The problem is that he could be long gone by the time Philadelphia is on the clock. We have Vander Esch as a top-20 pick in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Titans have shown tons of interest in Josh Sweat. - Jon Ledyard, NDT Scouting
Tennessee could use another edge rusher, as Brian Orakpo will be an impending free agent next March. Harold Landry and Sam Hubbard are options in the first round, but Tennessee could select Sweat at No. 57 overall. -Walter


"I'm told Seahawks had a close eye on RB Derrius Guice at LSU pro day today." - Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly
The Seahawks are drafting 18th overall, so it's not out of the question that they could select Guice at that spot. Given all of their needs, they could trade down into the mid or late 20s and select Guice there. -Walter




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Jordan Howard has deleted all of his Bears pictures from his Instagram account. -
It's a sign that Howard could be traded soon. There was speculation earlier in the offseason that Howard could be dealt, and it seems as though that's coming to fruition. It could also mean that Howard is just being weird with his Instagram account, but he's not a good fit for Matt Nagy's offense, so it makes sense for Chicago to ship him away for something - perhaps a third- or fourth-round pick. I'll have a post on teams that could trade for Howard soon on the NFL Trade Block page. -Walter


The Patriots have interest in Josh Rosen. - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
Rosen and Baker Mayfield are the two most logical players the Patriots could be moving up for. It used to be widely believed that Mayfield would be the fourth quarterback off the board, but Tony Pauline reported that the Jets prefer Baker Mayfield, so Rosen might be the quarterback who could slip out of the top three. Some in the NFL are scared of Rosen because of his lack of love for football, and other various off-the-field issues, but there's no denying his pure talent. It would make sense for New England to make a move if he gets past Denver at No. 5. -Walter


"I'm hearing a lot of buzz that a deal could happen between Buffalo and the Giants at No. 2." - Todd McShay, ESPN
This obviously isn't much of a surprise, given that we've had a potential NFL Draft Trade article about the Bills and Giants swapping picks for nearly a month now. This makes too much sense not to happen; Buffalo didn't move up to No. 12 for nothing, and there were earlier reports about the Giants ideally wanting to auction off the No. 2 overall pick. We actually have the Bills moving up to No. 2 to select Sam Darnold in our 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter




NFL Rumors - April 3 Updates:
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The Patriots' acquisition of the Rams' first-round pick was all about trying to move up for a quarterback. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
It's unclear why the Patriots will want to move up for a quarterback, given that Tom Brady will be playing until he's 90. In all seriousness, New England now has some serious ammo to make a trade, given that it has the Nos. 23 and 31 picks, as well as two second-rounders. With their first-round selections alone, per the NFL Draft Trade Value Chart, they have 1,360 points, which is enough to move up to No. 9 overall (1,350). Perhaps moving up to No. 8 is possible as well if the Patriots throw in a fifth-round pick. Either way, the most logical target is Baker Mayfield, and moving ahead of the Dolphins, Bills and Cardinals is something New England would need to do to secure him. -Walter




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"There are a good number of league insiders who believe the New York Jets will use the third pick of the draft to select quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The stipulation Pauline provides is that Sam Darnold is off the board. Mayfield will be available with the third pick, so taking him would mean that the controversial Josh Rosen would slip out of the top four picks (assuming the Browns don't trade No. 4.) Mayfield isn't the prototypical quarterback general manager Mike Maccagnan has gone after, so you have to wonder if he's turned off by Rosen's off-the-field concerns. -Walter


"The Dolphins are continuing their search to upgrade the running back corps despite the Frank Gore addition." - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Miami apparently wasn't overly impressed with Kenyan Drake's solid finish to his 2017 season. Salguero points out that the Dolphins' brass was at the Georgia pro day "en masse" to observe Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Miami was also looking at Roquan Smith as a potential choice at No. 11 overall. -Walter


An NFL general manager said that the Bills are "trying like hell" to move up for a quarterback. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Buffalo has the Nos. 12 and 22 picks to trade up into the top five. In fact, it's possible that the Bills could move up to the second-overall selection, which is what I have happening in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. Alternatively, Buffalo could move up to No. 5 or 6, and then do another trade up again to No. 2. Either way, it'll be an upset if the Bills don't land one of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield. -Walter


An NFC general manager said that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wants to hold an auction for the No. 2 pick and sell it to the highest bidder. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
The Giants have been linked to Sam Darnold and may take him if they don't get a great deal, but it wouldn't be difficult to imagine them trading down if they get a nice offer. Furthermore, this general manager speculated that a trade could occur with the Broncos. Alternatively, I have a projected Giants-Bills NFL Draft Trade posted here. -Walter


A friend of Browns general manager John Dorsey believes Cleveland will take Josh Allen first overall and then Saquon Barkley fourth overall. - Peter King, MMQB
The friend also believes the Browns will not trade down, which jibes with other reports. Dan Patrick reported about a week ago that the Browns were feigning interest in Sam Darnold to entice the Giants to trade up, and then Chris Mortensen said that the Browns were debating between Darnold and Allen, so it appears as though Allen will be the top pick. Meanwhile, we've said that the Browns want Barkley more than any other prospect, but know there's a better chance he's available at No. 4 than Allen, thanks to the Jets trade. -Walter




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"The Cowboys will cut Dez Bryant, after the draft, but make no mistake - they will cut him." - Jordan Schultz, Yahoo!
It makes sense that Dallas would cut Bryant, as he has an albatross of a cap figure for a team with a dire financial situation. I have the Cowboys taking two receivers in my updated 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Browns are debating between Sam Darnold and Josh Allen with the first-overall pick. - Chris Mortensen, ESPN
Yesterday, Dan Patrick reported that the Browns are attempting to feign interest in Sam Darnold to get the Darnold-smitten Giants to move up to No. 1 overall. It would make sense for the teams to swap picks if the Browns ultimately decide that they want to go with Allen. -Walter




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Three sources say the Browns are feigning love for Sam Darnold to bait the Giants to trade to No. 1 overall. - Dan Patrick, The Dan Patrick Show
If the Browns pull this off, and they manage to land Saquon Barkley and the quarterback of their choice - whether that's Josh Allen or Baker Mayfield - they'll have won the draft. -Walter


"Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert are having dinner with LSU running back Derrius Guice around his pro day next week, per source. The Steelers' first-round intrigue in Guice is real." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
Taking Guice would be interesting, as it would be a concession that Le'Veon Bell won't be around much longer. Guice, slotted third in our 2018 NFL Draft Running Back Prospect Rankings, seemingly has a range of 20-40, so he would make sense at No. 28. -Walter


"One source with knowledge of the Browns' private workout and meeting with Baker Mayfield said the session went 'great' and the Browns' interest seems sincere; Dorsey praises him at meetings, and he's still in the mix." - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland.com
While Sam Darnold is the favorite to be the first player chosen in the 2018 NFL Draft, Mayfield can't be counted out just yet. There's a chance the Browns could change their minds and opt for Mayfield instead. -Walter




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"Sam Darnold is the only quarterback the Giants would take unless David Gettleman disregards his scouts (which I guess is possible)." - Jordan Raanan, ESPN
Many mock drafts have the Giants taking a quarterback, but that apparently is not going to happen, unless the Browns pass on Darnold. It never made much sense for New York to target a quarterback after Pat Shurmur told the media that Eli Manning could play for a couple of seasons. I have the Giants trading down in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Jets are very close to signing Terrelle Pryor. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Despite his lost year, Pryor is still the top player available in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. The Jets will be hoping Pryor bounces back, especially if Robby Anderson isn't allowed to play because of his legal issues. It remains to be seen if Charles Woodson will predict that Pryor will get to 1,800 receiving yards again. -Walter


E.J. Gaines is visiting the Jets and Browns. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Both teams need a cornerback despite acquiring a player at the position this offseason. New York has to find a long-term answer across from Trumaine Johnson, while the Browns dealt Jason McCourty after acquiring Damarious Randall from Green Bay. Gaines is the top player available in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter




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Frank Gore and Brock Osweiler are visiting the Dolphins. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
The Dolphins need backups at both running back and quarterback, so signing both players would make sense. Gore played for the University of Miami, so this would be a homecoming for him. As for Osweiler, he was with Adam Gase in Denver, so there's familiarity with the offense. -Walter


The "overwhelming sense" at the USC pro day is that Sam Darnold will be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. - Jeff Darlington, ESPN
The Browns had their entire contingency at the USC pro day, including owner Jimmy Haslam, who sat with Darnold's parents in the stands. I have the Browns taking Darnold and then Saquon Barkley with the first and fourth picks in the 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Ndamukong Suh has canceled his visit with the Raiders and is now deciding between the Rams, Saints and Titans. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
All three teams obviously make sense for Suh, but he would probably be most fun to watch with the Rams, as he, Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers would form a ridiculous trio. Per Rapoport, the Rams left a strong impression on Suh, so they're probably the favorites right now. -Walter


"Verbatim with 100-percent certainty the Chargers are targeting Uchenna Nwosu with the 48th pick in Round 2. Says he fits the scheme. They are looking for help at linebacker. Anthony Lynn and Gus Bradley among large contingent on site." - , RosterWatch.com
The Chargers found a center in Mike Pouncey, so they can focus on their defense, which needs help at both nose tackle and linebacker. Both positions could be addressed early in the 2018 NFL Draft. -Walter


Pernell McPhee is visiting the Falcons. - Jordan Schultz, Yahoo!
Atlanta needs help on its front line after being pushed around by the Eagles in a playoff loss. McPhee hasn't been able to stay healthy consistently, but he's been a solid player when on the field. -Walter


Johnathan Hankins is visiting the Lions. - Field Yates, ESPN
Alan Branch is as well, but Hankins is the big name. Hankins is the second-best player available in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings, and he would be a replacement (and an upgrade) for Philadelphia-bound Haloti Ngata. -Walter


Willie Snead is visiting the Ravens. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Snead is a restricted free agent, so New Orleans will have the option to match the offer. Despite the Ravens signing Michael Crabtree and John Brown, they are still looking for help at wideout. -Walter




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"Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht appeared to pay especially close attention to  Derwin James [at his pro day], positioning himself nearby where James tested in the three-cone and short shuttle drills, events the Florida State defender skipped at the Combine last month." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
Charlie Campbell reported that teams in the top 10 rate James over Minkah Fitzpatrick, so James makes a lot of sense for Tampa at No. 7 overall. In fact, I have the Buccaneers taking James in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Eric Decker is visiting the Raiders. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Oakland already signed a washed-up receiver, so why not add another? Decker. despite his regression, is actually the third-highest player available in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings page. -Walter


Allen Hurns will visit the Cowboys. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Dallas needs at least one receiver this offseason, though I'm not sure Hurns qualifies because he's not that good. Hurns is 22nd in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. -Walter


The Buccaneers have interest in Josh Sweat. - , Pewter Report
Tampa had the worst sack total in 2017, so even though Vinny Curry was added, the Buccaneers could spend a second-day pick on an edge rusher. -Walter


"My understanding is, and who knows what's going to happen over the next five weeks, but I think the Jets are operating under the assumption that Sam Darnold will be the No. 1 pick." - Manish Mehta, New York Daily News
This could mean a couple of things. First of all, perhaps the Jets know the Browns love Sam Darnold, which would mean that moving up to No. 3 overall was a safer move - though I still question it because the Giants could trade out of No. 2, as I've mentioned in the NFL Trade Grades page. Second, Mehta might also know that the Jets don't like Darnold very much, which might make sense. Charlie Campbell has mentioned that Josh Allen fits the prototype of quarterbacks general manager Mike Maccagnan has pursued, so perhaps the Jets will swap selections with the Giants to ensure themselves of Allen, much like the Bears did last year with Mitchell Trubisky.  -Walter


Ndamukong Suh will visit the Raiders on Wednesday. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Suh is the dominant interior disruptor the Raiders have been pining for, and it would be difficult to pay too much attention to him with Khalil Mack rushing from the edge. The only question is if Suh would cause problems in the locker room, as he did in Miami, but there's a good chance he would respect Jon Gruden and Derek Carr's leadership.  -Walter


Cameron Meredith visited the Colts. - Field Yates, ESPN
Meredith looked like he was going to have a great year, but suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason. He's a restricted free agent, so the Bears will be able to match any offer the Colts, or any other team, gives him. Indianapolis would greatly benefit from obtaining Meredith, and the team has a great amount of cap space, so it can make the Bears feel uncomfortable in re-signing the injured wideout. -Walter


Nose tackle Bennie Logan and cornerback Dontae Johnson are visiting the Seahawks. - Field Yates, ESPN
Logan is the 61st-rated player in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings, so he would be a nice signing, provided the Seahawks don't spend too much. Johnson, meanwhile, would help an ailing secondary. -Walter


Blaine Gabbert visited the Titans. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Gabbert would be a poor choice as a No. 2 quarterback, yet he'd still be an upgrade over last year's backup, the dreadful Matt Cassel. -Walter


Allen Hurns is visiting the Jets. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Hurns had 1,031 yards in 2015, but that was a byproduct of Blake Bortles' garbage time and Greg Olson's excellent coaching. Hurns is unlikely to match those stats again, but the Jets are starved for receiving talent, especially if Robby Anderson is suspended. -Walter




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The Bills have not contacted the Browns about a trade. - Sal Capaccio, WGR550
You gotta love the NFL Draft season! Dan Patrick reported this morning that the Bills contacted the Browns about trading up to No. 1 overall, but Bills sources told Capaccio that they haven't. This could be true, as the Browns could have spread fake news to increase interest for the top pick, but it could also be the Bills leaking false information so that they can maintain their leverage in a possible trade. In summary, it would be shocking if the Bills didn't trade up, given their huge need for a quarterback and the fact that they have so many resources at their disposal. I have them trading up with the Giants in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Bills have called the Browns about trading up to the No. 1 overall pick. - Dan Patrick, The Dan Patrick Show
It's unclear what the Browns want, or what the Bills are willing to surrender. Per the trade-value chart, all of Buffalo's first- and second-round picks would be enough to match the value of No. 1 overall. This development isn't surprising in the slightest. Buffalo already moved up to No. 12, and with five picks in the top 65, the team is poised to trade up. I have the Bills going up to No. 2 overall in this potential 2018 NFL Draft Trade. -Walter


Ndamukong Suh is visiting the Rams. - Jordan Schultz, Yahoo!
Wow, that would be something. The Rams already have the best secondary in the NFL, and their defensive line would feature Suh, Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. They'd still need a couple of edge rushers, but Suh would certainly take their defense to another level. -Walter


Pernell McPhee is visiting the Redskins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
McPhee was released this offseason, as the talented edge rusher wasn't able to stay healthy for Chicago. Maybe that'll change in Washington, where he could take the departed Trent Murphy's place. -Walter




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Russell Bodine is visiting the Bills. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Bodine is 10th in the NFL Free Agent Center Rankings, so even though Buffalo has a need for a center after losing Eric Wood for retirement, signing Bodine wouldn't do much for them. -Walter


Former Patriots OT Cameron Fleming is visiting the Cowboys. - Todd Archer, ESPN
Dallas has two holes on the offensive line - left guard and right tackle - but it can kill two stones with one bird, as a former Cowboy once said, by signing the promising Fleming and moving La'El Collins to guard. -Walter




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The Panthers and Rams are very interested in Chandon Sullivan. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The Georgia State cornerback is an early third-day prospect who impressed at his pro day with an 11-2 broad jump. I don't know what the Rams would do with another corner, but Carolina makes sense. -Walter


Ryan Grant is visiting the Raiders. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
I doubt Oakland will give him anything close to the $29 million deal he received from Baltimore that was eventually nullified. Despite that contract, Grant is rated 30th in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. -Walter


Johnathan Hankins and Orlando Scandrick will visit the Redskins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Both teams are listed as strong options on the NFL Trade Block page. Check out the other options for these players via the link. -Walter




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DeMarco Murray will visit the Dolphins. - Joe Schad, ESPN
Kenyan Drake had a strong finish last season, so Murray will play second fiddle to the former Alabama prospect. Still, Murray would be a nice addition as a pass-catching back on third downs. -Walter


Mike Pouncey is visiting the Chargers. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
It would make for a nice signing, as the Chargers had some poor play at center last year. Pouncey is rated 77th overall in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings. -Walter


The Packers have offered a multi-year offer sheet to Bears CB Kyle Fuller. - Brad Biggs, Chicago Trubine
Chicago transition tagged Fuller, so it can match the offer the Packers gave him. However, there's a chance Green Bay puts a sort of poison pill into the deal, making it impossible for the Bears to retain him. If so, the Packers would get Fuller, and Chicago would get zero compensation for him. Fuller, a former first-round pick, has been inconsistent throughout his career, but played well in 2017. He'd be a big upgrade for the Packers. -Walter


Thomas Rawls is visiting the Chiefs. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Kansas City already has Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware, so this fit is questionable. That said, Ware is the fifth-best player available in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings. -Walter




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Sheldon Richardson is visiting the Vikings. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Richardson wants $15 million per season, and the Seahawks are willing to give him $11 million. The Vikings have $25 million in cap space available. -Walter


Ndamukong Suh will visit the Titans. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Tennessee could use another body up front, and Suh, assuming he tries his hardest, would be a nice player to have against Deshaun Watson. The Saints also have interest in Suh. -Walter


Jeremy Hill is visiting the Patriots. - Field Yates, ESPN
New England lost Dion Lewis in free agency, so Hill would be a replacement. He wouldn't be a particularly good replacement, but he can play the position. Hill is actually the third-best-available player in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings. -Walter


There's a holdup in the physical of new Ravens WR Ryan Grant, which could invalidate the contract. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
We're hearing that the concern in Grant's physical is "severe lack of talent." Grant signed an absurd $29 million contract with the Ravens, but he may not end up playing for them after all. I'd say this is a blessing in disguise, but there's not really any sort of disguise here. -Walter


Michael Crabtree is visiting the Ravens. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Baltimore is listed as one of the teams that could sign Michael Crabtree. He'd be an excellent red-zone presence for Joe Flacco, who is desperate for receiving help. -Walter


The Cowboys are "out" on Ndamukong Suh. - Jane Slater, NFL Network
Some would say that the Cowboys had a "bulging" need for an interior pass-rusher, but Suh might be out of Dallas' price range. -Walter


The Raiders have no plans to part ways with Marshawn Lynch. - Michael Silver, NFL Network
Speculation was that the Raiders might cut Lynch after signing Doug Martin, but that didn't necessarily have to be the case. There's room for both on the roster. Both carry a certain amount of risk, so it makes sense to keep both on the team. Besides, there's no guarantee that Martin will even make the 53-man roster. -Walter


The Saints are making a strong push to sign Jordy Nelson. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Adam Schefter reported earlier that Nelson would sign with Oakland, but the Saints are making an 11th-hour push to get him. Nelson makes sense for the Saints, as they could use a sure-handed No. 2 receiver across from Michael Thomas. -Walter


The Giants and Redskins are interested in former Rams C John Sullivan. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
I listed both as teams that could sign Mike Pouncey, but Sullivan has to look more appealing because he doesn't have glaring injury concerns. -Walter


The Seahawks have offered Sheldon Richardson a contract worth $11 million per year. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Richardson, however, wants $15 million annually. Losing Richardson would really hurt the Seahawks, as they've said goodbye to several talented defenders this offseason. -Walter


The Saints are trying to schedule a visit with Ndamukong Suh. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
New Orleans lost Nick Fairley to a heart condition, so the team is definitely in the market for a defensive tackle. Suh would be a terrific addition to the team, as he would definitely put forth full effort in a strong locker room. -Walter


Austin Seferian-Jenkins is visiting the Jaguars. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Seferian-Jenkins left Seattle without a contract. He would be a nice addition for the Jaguars, who have a big hole at tight end, though Jacksonville shouldn't be forced into spending a lot for him. -Walter


Jordy Nelson is set to sign with the Raiders. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
There were reports elsewhere that the Raiders would cut Michael Crabtree if they signed Jordy Nelson, so we'll see if that happens. Nelson's hands will be a welcome addition to a team that dropped the ball a lot last year, but it remains to be seen if he can still separate after struggling to do so in 2017. -Walter




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The Bills have deliberately made it known about their interest in Josh Allen. - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
Buffalo is going to make another trade into the top three. Here's the potential 2018 NFL Draft trade between the Giants and Bills. -Walter


The Lions are close to a deal with Frank Gore. - Mike Jones, Washington Post
At this rate, Gore will never retire. I can't see the Lions going into the year with Gore as their starter, but he would be a solid reserve. I would still have Detroit selecting Sony Michel 20th overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Justin Pugh is visiting the Cardinals. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Pugh is the best offensive lineman available on the market. He can play right tackle, but is best at guard. The desperate Cardinals could use him in both spots. -Walter


The Browns, Rams and 49ers are interested in Terrelle Pryor. - Michael Silver, NFL Network
Pryor is the top player available in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. Pryor, of course, played for the Browns in 2016, eclipsing the 1,000-yard barrier. The Rams need to replace Sammy Watkins, while San Francisco is hunting for a receiver after missing out on Allen Robinson. -Walter


The Texans are very interested in signing Tyrann Mathieu. - John McClain, Houston Chronicle
Arizona inexplicably cut Mathieu today, so plenty of teams are bound to be interested. Here's a link to six other teams that could sign Tyrann Mathieu. Houston, listed there, would have a very dangerous defense with Mathieu if J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilius can stay healthy in 2018. -Walter


The Cowboys and Seahawks are interested in signing Ndamukong Suh. - Dianna Marie Russini, ESPN
Dallas and Seattle are not listed on the NFL Free Agent Signing Block page, but both make sense for Suh. Check the link for other teams that could add the former Dolphin defensive tackle. -Walter


Josh Sitton is visiting the Dolphins. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Miami desperately needs guard help, and Sitton would definitely be a big-time upgrade for the team. -Walter


The Packers and Raiders are both interested in Rashaan Melvin. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Melvin is one of the top players remaining in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings page. Both teams are hurting at cornerback, so it makes sense for both to be interested in him. -Walter


The Vikings have inquired about Sheldon Richardson. - Tom Pelissero, NFL Network
Minnesota may have signed Kirk Cousins, but the team still has other needs. One is defensive tackle, as a replacement for Sharrif Floyd is needed. -Walter


The Vikings are set to trade with the Broncos for Trevor Siemian. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Quarterback controversy!?!? OK, maybe not. The Vikings saw all three of their quarterbacks from 2017 leave, so they needed to find a viable backup behind Kirk Cousins. Siemian failed as a starter, but he should be a decent No. 2 signal-caller in the NFL. -Walter


The Patriots are interested in signing CB Patrick Robinson. - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal
New England lost Malcolm Butler, so the team needs to find a replacement. Robinson is the third-best-available player in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings, so he would be a nice acquisition for the Patriots, though he is probably going to regress after his tremendous 2017 campaign. -Walter


Jordy Nelson will visit the Saints and Seahawks. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Nelson may not be able to separate anymore, but perhaps another year removed from his ACL tear will do the trick. Both teams could use another wideout, especially the Seahawks after losing Paul Richardson. Nelson, despite the downside, is the third-best receiver on the market right now per the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. -Walter


Sebastian Janikowski is visiting the Chargers. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Can the Chargers finally solve their kicking woes? They might as well take a shot with Sebastian Janikowski, should be able to kick well despite his age (40). -Walter


Ryan Jensen is visiting the Buccaneers. - Jenna Laine, ESPN
Jensen is rated seven in the NFL Free Agent Center Rankings. Ali Marpet, one of Tampa's top offensive lineman, starts at center, so the Buccaneers may seen Jensen as a potential upgrade at guard. -Walter




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The Broncos are fielding trade offers for Trevor Simian. - Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post
It's unlikely the Broncos will get anything more than a late-round pick in return, and it might even be conditional. Siemian can be a decent backup in the NFL, but his starting days are over. -Walter


Frank Gore will visit the Lions. - Aditi Kinkhabwala, NFL Network
Hopefully Detroit doesn't make the mistake of overpaying for a running back prior to a draft packed full of talented ones. However, if signed cheaply, Gore could be a nice backup. -Walter


Jordy Nelson will visit the Raiders. - Michael Gehlken, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oakland is one of the teams I listed that would sign Nelson in the NFL Trade and Signing Block page. It remains to be seen if Nelson still has anything in the tank, but at the very least, perhaps he'll teach Amari Cooper how to catch the ball. -Walter


John Elway will be at the Oklahoma and UCLA pro days to look at Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen. - Albert Breer, MMQB
The Broncos signed Case Keenum, but as with the Bears and Mike Glennon last year, Denver could use a top-five selection on a rookie quarterback. -Walter


Arizona is interested in Josh Allen and will consider moving up for him. - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
Albright notes that lots of teams want to move up for Allen, and the Cardinals are just one of them. I have Allen going to the Browns at No. 4 overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Ravens are in deep negotiations with John Brown. - Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
Brown would be a nice upgrade for the Ravens if he can stay healthy. However, that's a major stipulation, as Brown hasn't been 100 percent since 2015. I'll like the move if the Ravens can get Brown cheaply, but a big contract would be a mistake. -Walter


The Vikings are interested in Bears RFA CB Bryce Callahan. - Ben Goessling, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Callahan is a restricted free agent, but the Bears cheaply and foolishly tendered him at an original-level tender, meaning they'll receive no compensation if they don't match Minnesota's offer. Callahan is very talented - he's fourth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings list - and he would make for a nice upgrade in the Vikings' secondary. -Walter


The Buccaneers are interested in Jerick McKinnon. - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
McKinnon, slotted eighth in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings page, would make for a nice receiving option out of the backfield. Tampa could pair him with the running back it selects on Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. -Walter


The Packers are planning a "major pursuit" of Trumaine Johnson. - Evan Massey, The Inquistr
Massey also reports that the Browns are also very interested in Johnson's services. Johnson would be a great acquisition for the Packers, as he's fourth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Broncos will be targeting CB T.J. Carrie. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Denver is familiar with Carrie, having seen him play solid football in Oakland. Carrie has done well for himself after being a seventh-round pick in 2014. He's 11th in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


Mike Glennon is on the Cardinals' radar. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Hopefully, not as a starter. Glennon predictably bombed in Chicago, and his offensive line in Arizona would be much worse than it was with the Bears. If Glennon is the only quarterback the Cardinals sign, they'll certainly try to move up in the 2018 NFL Draft for a signal-caller. -Walter


The Jets will turn their attention toward Teddy Bridgewater after missing out on Kirk Cousins. - Dianne Marie Russini, ESPN
It makes sense, as Bridgewater is one of the top two players remaining in the NFL Free Agent Quarterback Rankings. Bridgewater would make for a nice gamble, as he could be a solid starter if he returns to full strength. Plus, he would be much cheaper than Kirk Cousins, so the Jets could add lots of talent around him. -Walter


The Seahawks and Austin Seferian-Jenkins have mutual interest. - Greg Bell, The News Tribune
Seattle needs a replacement for the departed Jimmy Graham, and Seferian-Jenkins has great upside. Seferian-Jenkins produced with Josh McCown this past season, so he should pair well with Russell Wilson. -Walter


The Browns are making a big push for Nate Solder. - Ben Volin, Boston Globe
Uh oh. Could this mean that the Browns expect Joe Thomas to retire? Thomas hasn't made his intentions for 2018 known yet, so this could be an indication that Cleveland thinks Thomas will call it quits. -Walter


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is visiting the Redskins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Washington lost one of its top cornerbacks in Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade, so replacing him with Rodgers-Cromartie makes sense. It's also nice that the Redskins would get to steal a player from a rival. -Walter


The Vikings and Kirk Cousins have agreed to a 3-year deal with fully guaranteed money. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
This fully guaranteed money could be a slippery slope for other quarterback contracts to come, but the Vikings don't care because they got their man. Cousins will provide a slight upgrade over Case Keenum, which could push Minnesota over the top, or perhaps raise expectations enough that it'll hurt the team. At any rate, once the full details are known, I'll have a grade in my NFL Free Agent Signing Grades page. -Walter


Allen Robinson will sign with the Bears when free agency opens Wednesday. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Robinson is the top player available in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. I'll have a grade for this signing when details are known. In the meantime, I will say that this move is a bit risky, as Robinson has shown lazy tendencies in the recent past, so this is not guaranteed to improve Chicago's chances of reaching the playoffs in 2018. -Walter




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Case Keenum intends to sign with the Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
The Broncos have bowed out of the Kirk Cousins race and have gone with the next-best option. Keenum has shown that he can lead a team with a great defense to a conference-championship appearance, though it remains to be seen whether or not he can catch lightning in a bottle once again. This doesn't mean Denver won't use the fifth-overall pick on a quarterback, though Denver could opt to eschew the signal-callers this year and go with Quenton Nelson instead. -Walter


The Dolphins are the leaders to acquire WR Albert Wilson. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Wilson is just 23rd in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings, so this isn't anything to be excited about. The Dolphins need help at receiver, but Wilson would be a major downgrade from Jarvis Landry. -Walter


Deshawn Shead is visiting the Lions. - Brady Henderson, ESPN
Detroit needs all the help it can get at cornerback. Shead won't provide great assistance, but he wouldn't be a bad addition either. Shead is 40th in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


Andrew Norwell has narrowed down his three finalists to the Giants, 49ers and Colts. - Art Stapleton, USA Today
It's not a coincidence that all three teams have dire needs at guard. If Norwell wants to win right away, he'll go to San Francisco. Indianapolis, meanwhile, can offer him the most money because it has the most cap space ($72 million). Joining the Colts, however, would be risky, as it's unclear what Andrew Luck's status is. -Walter


DeMarco Murray is visiting the Seahawks. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Murray will not help Seattle's poor rushing attack, but he makes sense as an addition because he would provide a solid threat as a receiver out of the backfield. -Walter


The Texans have CB E.J. Gaines on their radar. - Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
If Houston can't get Malcolm Butler, Gaines would be a nice consolation prize. Gaines is second in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings, so he would definitely help the team's ailing secondary. -Walter


The Lions have strong interest in Malcolm Butler. - Michael Giardi, NBC Sports
The connection is obvious, as Matt Patricia coached Butler in New England. If Butler signs with the Lions, we'll know for sure that Patricia didn't have any sort of hand in inexplicably benching Butler in the Super Bowl. -Walter


The 49ers have interest in DE Trent Murphy. - Dave Lombardi, The Athletic
Murphy would be a solid acquisition - he's fourth in the NFL Free Agent Defensive End Rankings despite coming off a torn ACL - and he would fill a need across from Solomon Thomas. -Walter


The Saints have interest in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. - Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com
There's a coaching connection, so this could happen. The Saints' secondary is pretty solid, but could stand to add some depth. Rodgers-Cromartie is 15th in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings page. -Walter


The Bengals are trading for Cordy Glenn. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Wow! Cincinnati usually doesn't get involved in things like this, but perhaps this is what Marvin Lewis was talking about with starting from scratch. Regardless, this is a nice move for the Bengals, provided they didn't give up too much, as Glenn will provide a huge, much-needed upgrade to the offensive line. Once details are known, I'll have grades in the NFL Trade Grades page. Edit: The Bengals and Bills have swapped first-round picks (Nos. 12 and 21) as well as fifth- and sixth-round picks. Grades to be posted shortly. -Walter


The Jaguars are interested in Sammy Watkins. - Mike Kaye, First Coast News
That definitely makes sense, as Allen Robinson seems set to leave via free agency. Both Robinson and Watkins have proven to be unreliable lately for different reasons, but if Jacksonville can have Watkins stay healthy, he would be a potent No. 1 target for them. -Walter


The Vikings have reached out to Drew Brees' agent. - Tom Pelissero, NFL.com
So much for Kirk Cousins! If the Vikings can acquire Brees, they'll forget all about Cousins in a heartbeat. It still remains likely that Brees will stay in New Orleans, but with each passing minute, it's more and more possible that Brees could be a free agent come Wednesday. If so, going to Minnesota would instantly give him a chance to win a Super Bowl. The Vikings, of course, would need a young quarterback as well, so taking one at No. 30 overall wouldn't be out of the question. -Walter


Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Giants. - Tom Pelissero, NFL.com
New York needs a running back, but not Jonathan Stewart, who barely has anything remaining in the tank. He's slotted 15th in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings page for a reason. Running back would still be a big need for the Giants if they were to sign Stewart, though he would provide some decent depth. -Walter


The Lions are heavily interested in TE Trey Burton. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Based on how much money Cameron Brate just received (6 years, $41 million), it's reasonable to expect Burton to get somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 billion. Burton is the top-rated player in the NFL Free Agent Tight End Rankings, and it would make sense for the Lions to upgrade Eric Ebron - just as long as they don't grossly overpay Burton like Tampa did with Brate. -Walter


The Texans have reached out to Malcolm Butler. - Michael Giardi, NBC Sports
Houston has tons of cap space to really attack two areas this offseason: the offensive line and secondary. Both are major areas of weaknesses, but Butler would obviously help shore up the latter. Butler is the top-rated player in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Packers and Bears are interested in Sammy Watkins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Chicago is in desperate need for receiving help, while the Packers make sense as well because Jordy Nelson is slowing down. For more teams that could sign Watkins, check out our NFL Trade and Signing Block Page. -Walter


The Broncos are the frontrunners to sign Nate Solder. - Michael Giardi, NBC Sports
I don't know if the Broncos still think they have a shot to sign Kirk Cousins, but this would be a nice way to entice him to sign. Solder, when healthy, is a skilled blocker. However, it's unclear if he'll play on the blind side or not, given Garett Bolles' presence. Bolles could move to right tackle, but that's not a guarantee. -Walter


The 49ers are making a push for G Andrew Norwell. - Art Stapleton, USA Today
Not only is Norwell the top offensive lineman in free agency, but he's the best-available player on the entire market, as seen here in our Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings. Norwell has been linked to the Giants, with Tony Pauline reporting that it was a "done deal." However, San Francisco has the money to change Norwell's mind. Plus, the 49ers figure to be much more competitive than the Giants this year. -Walter


The Packers have reached out to Jimmy Graham. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Green Bay whiffed on a veteran tight end last year in Martellus Bennett, but perhaps Graham will net better results. Graham, however, didn't seem quite right last year, perhaps because of lingering effects from his torn patellar tendon. The Packers have competition for Graham, as the Saints are interested in him as well. -Walter


The Broncos will attempt to trade C.J. Anderson, but will not release him. - Mike Klis, 9 News Denver
I guess this is one way to get around losing leverage! Anderson rushed for 1,007 yards on a 4.1 YPC last year despite running behind a pedestrian offensive line. However, he hasn't been very reliable over the years because of injuries. He could net a late-round pick in return, as the supply of running backs is very high because of the incoming draft class. Check out the 2018 NFL Draft Running Back Prospect Rankings here. -Walter


The Dolphins are shopping Ja'Wuan James. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
James is their best offensive lineman, but this is something Miami is forced to do because of cap restrictions. Because this is already known, the Dolphins will have no leverage. If they manage to deal James, it'll be for nothing better than a fifth-round pick, in all likelihood. -Walter


The Texans will be all over Nate Solder. - Peter King, MMQB
Signing Solder would make a lot of sense for Houston. He would fill a huge need at left tackle, and Bill O'Brien coached him one in New England. Solder is talented, but has some injury issues. Despite this, however, he's still atop the NFL Free Agent Offensive Tackle Rankings. -Walter


Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Lions. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
All of the old running backs are making their rounds in Detroit, as DeMarco Murray also visited. None of these guys are the solution to the Lions' running back needs. I have Detroit taking Sony Michel at No. 20 overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


The Bills are the team to watch for Sam Bradford. - Tom Pelissero, NFL Network
The move makes sense. Buffalo needs a veteran quarterback to start some games until its rookie is ready to play. The Bills have five picks in the top 65, including Nos. 21 and 22, so they're in a position to move up and acquire whichever quarterback they want. -Walter




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DeMarco Murray is visiting the Lions on Monday. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Murray is fourth in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings, but that doesn't mean that he would be a big upgrade for the Lions. Murray has fallen off lately as a runner, given that he's 30. However, he could still be a valuable pass-catching weapon out of the backfield. -Walter


The Cardinals like Mason Rudolph. - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
Jurecki covers the Cardinals better than anyone, so this is significant news. Here's Jurecki's whole tweet: "They like him, great size, smart, throws a really good deep. Projected 2nd round pick, after Combine and interviews will slide into the first round." -Walter


The Seahawks and Falcons are very interested in Austin Seferian-Jenkins. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Seattle is a logical destination because Jimmy Graham is gone. Atlanta, less so because of Austin Hooper's potential. Hooper didn't quite live up to expectations in his second year, but he's working hard this offseason and has some major potential.  -Walter


The Jets, Titans and Colts are "in play" for Dion Lewis. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Lewis is the top player available in the NFL Free Agent Running Back Rankings. He makes sense for all three teams. He'd start for the Jets and Colts, while Tennessee wants a receiving back to pair with Derrick Henry. -Walter


The 49ers, Bears and Browns will heavily pursue Allen Robinson in free agency. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
It was already reported that San Francisco was very interested in Robinson. The Bears and Browns both make sense as well, even though Cleveland just acquired Jarvis Landry. Robinson would be a nice acquisition, though there is concern with his work ethic after he mailed it in during the 2016 season. -Walter


The Ravens remain focused on signing Donte Moncrief. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
They must not have watched his 2017 film. Baltimore would love to sign Allen Robinson, but doesn't have the cap space to make a push for him. Moncrief makes more sense financially, but he stinks and wouldn't improve the offense very much. -Walter




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Richard Sherman says he's discussing a 3-year deal with the 49ers. - Josina Anderson, ESPN
Keep in mind this is something Sherman told a reporter, but it could still be true. Sherman would theoretically offer a big upgrade in San Francisco's secondary, but not if he's still hampered with an Achilles injury he suffered in early November. -Walter


Richard Sherman has scheduled a meeting with the Lions. - Tom Pelissero, NFL Network
Detroit is in desperate need of a cornerback across from Darius Slay, so the match would make sense. This could be a ploy from Sherman to increase his leverage, but it's worth noting that the 49ers would likely lock Sherman up as quickly as possible with their $70 million in spending money if he were making great progress with his Achilles. -Walter


Richard Sherman's first visit in free agency, to San Francisco, could be his last. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Schefter said that the 49ers want to get a contract done, but only if Sherman's Achilles is healing. Thus, if the 49ers, who have $70 million in cap space, don't sign Sherman, it might be a sign that he's not progressing well from his injury.  -Walter




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Muhammad Wilkerson is visiting the Chiefs on Saturday. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Kansas City has needs all over its defense, and the front line is one area that must improve. Wilkerson would provide a big boost, provided he can stay motivated. Given that Andy Reid has had plenty of positive experiences with troubled players, there's a good chance Wilkerson would thrive with the Chiefs. -Walter


The Packers have acquired DeShone Kizer from the Browns. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Wow, what in the world is going on here!? This is the fourth trade the Browns have made in the past two hours, though I suppose Kizer and Damarious Randall are part of the same deal. Cleveland obviously didn't need Kizer anymore in the wake of the Tyrod Taylor trade, as the team will use one of its top-four picks on a quarterback. The Packers, meanwhile, had to obtain a better backup behind Aaron Rodgers after what transpired last year when Aaron Rodgers got hurt. We'll have grades in the NFL Trade Grades page soon. -Walter


The Browns have traded for Packers CB Damarious Randall. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
John Dorsey is determined to do two things: Trade for every player in the NFL and keep Cleveland sports writers from going home this weekend. In addition to obtaining Jarvis Landry and Tyrod Taylor, the Browns have now gotten cornerback Damarious Randall, who was Green Bay's top cornerback in 2017. That's not saying much, but Randall is young (26 in August) and should provide a solid boost for Cleveland's secondary. As always, check the NFL Trade Grades page for grades once the details come out. -Walter


The Browns have acquired QB Tyrod Taylor from the Bills for a mid-round pick. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Wow, the Browns are not letting anyone go home for the weekend! They've obtained Tyrod Taylor, which makes it unlikely that they'll pursue A.J. McCarron. It also makes it almost certain that Cleveland will select a quarterback at No. 1 or 4 overall, and that Taylor will start some exhibition games (and perhaps some regular-season contests) until the rookie is ready to take the field. As with the Jarvis Landry trade, I'll post grades for both teams in the NFL Trade Grades page once details are known. -Walter


The Browns have acquired WR Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins for two draft picks. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
We're still waiting on which draft picks those are exactly, and once we find out, I'll post grades for both the Browns and Dolphins in the NFL Trade Grades page. In the meantime, I will say this: I love this move for the Browns, provided they didn't give up too much. Landry has some haters among evaluators, but he's a tremendous route runner and a great threat in the slot. Josh Gordon isn't trustworthy, so it's nice that Cleveland finally obtained a viable weapon for whomever its next quarterback will be. Update: Schefter is reporting that neither of the two picks is in the first two rounds, and that one of them will be in the 2019 NFL Draft. It's looking more and more like a steal for Cleveland, but we'll have to wait and see what the details are. -Walter


Doug Martin met with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Marshawn Lynch won't be around much longer, and Martin isn't 30 yet. Martin has slacked off way too often in his career and was terrible in 2017, but has the potential to rebound, especially if he signs a 1-year "prove it" deal. -Walter


Muhammad Wilkerson will visit New Orleans after leaving Green Bay without a contract. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
The Saints need an interior pass-rusher because of Nick Fairley's unfortunate heart condition. Muhammad Wilkerson would be a nice acquisition, as there's a chance he'd play hard in New Orleans' strong locker room. -Walter


The Browns and Ravens have interest in trading for Jarvis Landry. - Adam Beasley, Miami Herald
Both teams have obvious needs at receiver, and Cleveland has all the money in the world to spend. I can't imagine Jarvis Landry being overly excited to play in either city, as both teams have quarterback concerns. -Walter




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The Rams and Broncos have finalized a deal that will move Aqib Talib to the Rams. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Wow. The Rams, of course, recently just acquired Marcus Peters. Now, they'll have Talib, giving them arguably the top cornerback duo in the entire NFL. They also have Kayvon Webster, another talented corner, and two talented safeties, so they have the same sort of secondary the Broncos possessed when Wade Phillips' dominant Denver defense won the Super Bowl. This is perfect for the Rams to combat the 49ers, who will have a strong passing attack because of Jimmy Garoppolo. I'll have grades for this once the details are known in the NFL Trade Grades page. -Walter


It's likely that the Broncos will trade Aqib Talib. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
As with the Seahawks and Michael Bennett, the Broncos won't get full value for Talib because teams know that Talib could be cut if there are no partners. Talib is the same age as Bennett, so it seems reasonable that the Broncos would get the same sort of compensation for him. An early third-day pick should get it done. -Walter


Trumaine Johnson is likely to sign with the 49ers. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline reports that both the Cowboys and Raiders are interested, but they don't have nearly as much cap space as the 49ers do. Johnson would be a nice signing, as he's fifth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


Jonathan Stewart is visiting the Seahawks today. - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
Seattle is dealing away all of its defensive players, but is looking to add players on offense. Unfortunately, Stewart isn't much of an option, as he's an old, plodding running back. -Walter


Andrew Norwell to the Giants is a "done deal." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
This is the exact type of signing New York needs to be relevant again. The team was bound to fail in 2017 because it didn't upgrade its poor offensive line. The Giants are taking a huge step to rectify that. Norwell is the best-available player in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings. -Walter


The Saints are very high on Alabama defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Hand is projected as a mid-second- to early-third-round pick. The Saints don't have a second-round pick at the moment, so they'll have to trade up from No. 91, move down from No. 27, or pray he gets to them in the third. -Walter




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The Seahawks will release Richard Sherman in the next two days. They are also "open for business" regarding a trade for Earl Thomas. - Michael Silver, NFL Network
Wow, Seattle is blowing everything up. The Sherman release and potential Thomas trade were both speculated, but it sounds like both could be off the Seahawks in the very near future. I've listed seven teams that could sign Richard Sherman here. As for Thomas, he'll definitely draw a ton of interest as one of the top players at his position. He should command some sort of second-day pick. -Walter


Richard Sherman has said goodbye to his teammates over the past 24 hours, telling them that he won't be on the team. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Nothing is official yet, but Jeremy Lane's tweet, "That text message got my heart hurting ... damn 25 was my Dawg #WhatsNext" indicates that this report is legitimate. If so, Sherman will be a risky free-agent signing, as he's a 30-year-old coming off a recent Achilles tear. -Walter


The Broncos are interested in Case Keenum. - Mike Klis, 9 News Denver
The Vikings reportedly plan to give Kirk Cousins an insane $91 million fully guaranteed, and the Broncos would be foolish to attempt to outbid that. Keenum would make sense for a short-term deal, and Denver could still take a quarterback at No. 5 overall. -Walter




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The 49ers are going to make a big push for Allen Robinson in free agency. - Vincent Frank, FOX Sports
According to Frank, the 49ers are prepared to give Robinson "top-three wide receiver money." Robinson would be a huge addition to a pedestrian receiving corps, and it would make Jimmy Garoppolo so much more dangerous. Robinson played just one game in 2017 and slacked off in 2016, but that was because the lethargic Blake Bortles rubbed off on him. He will likely have more energy with Garoppolo. -Walter


The Dolphins really like Hayden Hurst. - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Miami has a big need at tight end and could take one in the second round. The Dolphins will be able to choose between Hurst, Mike Gesicki, Mark Andrews and several other tight ends. -Walter


"Hearing that Courtland Sutton made some major noise within the 49ers organization during the combine. Don't be surprised if Sutton is pick at No. 9 or in trade down. The 49ers like Harold Landry, too." - Vincent Frank, FOX Sports
I actually moved Sutton up to No. 16 in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft update today, so it's not a surprise to hear that the 49ers like him after his very impressive combine. -Walter


The Vikings are set to offer Kirk Cousins a 3-year deal with $91 million fully guaranteed. - , KFAN Minneapolis
Yes, $91 million FULLY guaranteed. That would be absolutely insane, and yet not terrible for the Vikings, who wouldn't be locking themselves into a long-term pact with Cousins, should he fail in Minnesota. Still, it seems like way too much money for him, and I wonder if signing Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater to 1-year deals and then taking a quarterback at No. 30 overall would be the better option.  -Walter




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Sam Shields is visiting the Browns and Rams. - Michael Cohen, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Shields has played just one game in the past two years because of concussions, but he's very talented. If healthy, he'd be a huge upgrade for the Browns. The Rams also need another cornerback despite acquiring Marcus Peters. Shields is 19th in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Jets are considering signing Teddy Bridgewater. - Ralph Vacchiano, SNY
I'd love this move for the Jets. Bridgewater is a great buy-low opportunity, as he could be a solid starting quarterback for a team if he can recover from his devastating knee injury. He'll likely be obtained cheaply, so there won't be much risk attached to him. The Jets could still draft a quarterback even if they sign Bridgewater. -Walter


Jimmy Graham and the Seahawks are expected to part ways in free agency. - Tom Pelissero, NFL Network
Graham scored 10 times in 2017, but has regressed overall, thanks to age (32 in November) and injury (torn patellar tendon a couple of seasons ago). Still, he'll draw significant interest on the open market. Graham is second in the NFL Free Agent Tight End Rankings. -Walter


"After listening to the Giants brass speak and talking to people around the league, the pendulum is swinging away from them taking a quarterback." - Jordan Raanan, ESPN
There's still time for the Giants to fall in love with one of the quarterbacks, but the consensus from the combine is that as an entire group, the quarterbacks were underwhelming. The Giants seem fine with Eli Manning playing for them for another year or two, so they can wait until 2019 or 2020 to take a quarterback. The top three projected picks in our 2020 NFL Mock Draft are all quarterbacks. -Walter


The Eagles have been offered a second-round pick for Nick Foles. - Geoff Mosher, FanRag
It's not enough. The Eagles received more for Sam Bradford, and Foles is better and healthier. Bill Polian said Philadelphia could get two first-round picks for Foles, which would be too much for a team to surrender, but it's closer to what the Eagles will receive for Foles, should they deal him. Either way, we know general manager Howie Roseman will be extremely patient. -Walter


Muhammad Wilkerson will visit the Packers. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Green Bay desperately needs help in the secondary, but Wilkerson's pressure will help the defensive backfield for sure. Wilkerson is 17th in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings. -Walter


"Multiple Broncos sources feel Kirk Cousins is likely headed to Minnesota." - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
If this is true, the Broncos would be favored to acquire Case Keenum. They would also likely spend the fifth-overall pick on a quarterback, perhaps Josh Rosen, whom John Elway has been linked to in the NFL Draft Rumors page. -Walter


The Giants are interested in Patrick Robinson. - Eliot Shorr-Parks, NJ.com
The team is moving Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to safety, so this makes sense. However, the Giants may overpay for Robinson, who has been very inconsistent throughout his career. Robinson was great in 2017, but could easily regress. Robinson is sixth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Eagles would love to draft Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, but don't believe he'll be available. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Philadelphia, with very few needs, is in position to take the best player available. That could be Vander Esch, but Pauline has reported that Vander Esch won't make it past the Steelers at No. 28. -Walter


The Dolphins are "looking hard" at quarterbacks and will dine with Baker Mayfield at his pro day. - Peter King, MMQB
This isn't the first rumor linking Miami to a quarterback. The Dolphins may have to trade into the top 10 for Mayfield or the quarterback of their choice. Either way, it sounds like the Dolphins want to move on from Ryan Tannehill. -Walter




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The Bears and Ravens are among the teams talking to the Dolphins to acquire Jarvis Landry. - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
There was a proposed trade between Chicago and Miami earlier involving Jordan Howard and a swap of the eighth- and 11th-overall picks, a deal that greatly favored Chicago. The Ravens, meanwhile, desperately need an upgrade at receiver as well, and Joe Flacco would benefit from Landy's acquisition. -Walter


The Falcons have discussed trading for Michael Bennett. - Vaughn McClure, ESPN
The Seahawks reportedly will trade or cut Bennett soon, so Atlanta shouldn't have to give up too much. The Falcons were pushed around in Philadelphia in the divisional round of the playoffs, so they could really use Bennett. -Walter


The Eagles are expected to cut Vinny Curry. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Philadelphia is cutting Curry because it couldn't afford to pay him $9 million with its current cap situation. Curry's release means that a talented edge rusher will be hitting the market. Curry is proficient as both a pass-rusher and a run defender, though he does turn 30 in June. -Walter


"There is very strong buzz Cleveland likes Baker Mayfield a lot." - Mike Garafolo, NFL Network
It's unclear if the buzz is from what new executive Scot McCloughan said about Mayfield, but it's worth noting. Garafolo believes Mayfield would be the pick at No. 4, with Saquon Barkley going No. 1 overall. -Walter


"Hearing more and more about the Broncos and Case Keenum." - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Kirk Cousins is Denver's top choice, but Keenum will be the fallback option. Keenum won't preclude the Broncos from selecting a quarterback at No. 5 overall. -Walter


The Texans and Chiefs have shown interest in Star Lotulelei. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Lotulelei has been a disappointment as a former first-round pick, and he checks in at 21st in the NFL Free Agent Defensive Tackle Rankings. -Walter


If the Jets can't sign Kirk Cousins, their contingency plan is to sign Sam Bradford. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Cousins would preclude the Jets from drafting a quarterback at No. 6, but Bradford wouldn't. Bradford would start until he gets hurt or the first-round rookie signal-caller is ready to play. -Walter


Bradley Chubb is under "legit consideration" at No. 4 overall for the Browns. - Jeff Risdon, ESPN
Chubb is favored to go to the Colts, but if Indianapolis trades down, Chubb could be available for the Browns at No. 4. If so, Cleveland will likely take him if Saquon Barkley is off the board, as pairing Myles Garrett with Chubb would give the Browns an insane pass rush. -Walter


The Jets are interested in Malcolm Butler and Trumaine Johnson. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
New York is unlikely to land Kirk Cousins, so it'll have a ton of money to spend. Cornerback is a huge need, and Butler and Johnson are first and fifth, respectively, in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Lions, Texans and Patriots are interested in Christian Sam. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Sam weighed in at 6-1, 244. He's viewed as a mid-day-three prospect, so those teams could target him in the fifth round. -Walter


The Packers like Leighton Vander Esch, and he won't last beyond the Steelers. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline is also reporting that Vander Esch has been interviewing extremely well in Indianapolis. His stock is definitely pointing up. -Walter


The Seahawks will look to trade down from No. 18. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Seattle did this last year, and it makes sense to do it again; after 18th overall, the Seahawks don't pick until No. 120. -Walter


The Jets are worried that Kirk Cousins won't accept their deal, no matter how big it is, as long as the Vikings are in the running. - Ralph Vacchiano, SNY
There's an indication that the Jets might be aware that Cousins is definitely heading for Minnesota. The Vikings were already one of the two favorites to land Cousins, along with the Broncos, so this report has to put them ahead. If Denver can't get Cousins, it'll have to focus on obtaining Case Keenum or A.J. McCarron and then spending its first-round pick on a quarterback, perhaps Josh Rosen. -Walter




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The Bears have no desire to trade Jordan Howard at all despite reports of him being dealt to the Dolphins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
NBC Chicago's John Mullin said Howard would be involved in a trade for Jarvis Landry with the Dolphins, but Rapoport is reporting that isn't the case. However, there have been other reports indicating that Chicago's new coaching staff doesn't believe Howard is a good fit for the offense because of his tendency to drop passes. Meanwhile, it seems as though the Dolphins are moving up to perhaps position themselves to trade up again for a quarterback, much like the Eagles did a couple of years ago with Carson Wentz. -Walter


The Bears and Dolphins are in discussion for a trade involving Jarvis Landry and Jordan Howard. - John Mullin, NBC Sports Chicago

The details of this proposed trade would be a swap of No. 8 and 11, a swap of Howard and Landry, and the Dolphins giving Chicago a third-round pick.

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Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White said that the Bills were "one of his better meetings." - Matthew Fairburn, Syracuse.com
The Bills won't be able to land the quarterback they want at 21 or 22, so perhaps they'll use one of their second-day selections on White. -Walter


The Saints will not trade for Jarvis Landry. - Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com
New Orleans has $31 million in cap space, but has decided that Landry would command too much money. -Walter


The Bears, Browns, Ravens and 49ers are all interested in acquiring Jarvis Landry. - Joe Schad, Palm Beach Post
There aren't any surprises in that group, as all four teams are starved for receiving talent. Of those teams, San Francisco would be most intriguing because of Jimmy Garoppolo. -Walter


Jarvis Landry wants to play for the Titans. - Jason Wolf, Nashville Tennessean
Tennessee hasn't called up Miami yet, which seems like a mistake. Landry would be a huge addition for Marcus Mariota. -Walter


The Dolphins like Derrius Guice a lot. - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Miami will have tons of other needs, so taking Guice could be problematic. However, he would be a solid choice for any team in the early stages of the second round. -Walter




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The Dolphins have acquired Robert Quinn from the Rams. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
We're still waiting on compensation, but the move is puzzling considering that the Dolphins don't have cap space. Miami should be rebuilding rather than trying to make a futile push to get back into the playoffs. For the Rams, it would make sense to recoup draft picks after acquiring Marcus Peters. -Walter


The Falcons like Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli. - D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta just released Levine Toilolo, so it would make sense for its front office to target a replacement in the middle rounds, where Fumagalli could be available. -Walter


Kurt Coleman met with the Bengals at the Combine, and he also visited the Saints. - Katherine Terrell, ESPN
Both teams need safeties, so it makes sense. Coleman played very well in 2015, but has struggled since. -Walter


The Patriots may have interest in C.J. Anderson if Denver releases him. - Doug Kyed, NESN
The Broncos are set to cut several players to make cap room for Kirk Cousins, and Anderson would make sense for the Patriots, given that Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead are free agents. -Walter


The Cardinals are interested in Patrick Robinson. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The inconsistent cornerback is coming off a great year, and the Cardinals need to find a viable No. 2 corner. Robinson is sixth in our NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings -Walter


The Broncos are preparing to go "all in" on Kirk Cousins. - Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
Robinson writes that Denver has plans to clear up to $50 million in cap space to get the deal done, negating any advantage the Vikings may have at the moment. If all things are even, Cousins may decide that he wants to play for John Elway, much like Peyton Manning did in 2012. -Walter




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"Told a big focus at the NFL Combine for the Chiefs was to interview numerous offensive lineman. This is a deep position in this draft and that could be a hint as to which direction KC might go in round 2,3 or 4." - , ChiefsInsider
This makes sense, as the Chiefs have to protect their young quarterback. -Walter


"If franchise-worthy, it sounds like it's a quarterback at No. 2 for Giants." - Ralph Vacchiano, SNY
"If he's the right guy, then you do it," said general manager Dave Gettleman. We'll see if the Giants like any of the quarterbacks beyond Sam Darnold, who is expected to go first overall. Head coach Pat Shurmur specifically said he wants an accurate quarterback, which would remove Josh Allen from consideration. So, if Darnold is off the board, that leaves Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield. -Walter


The Dolphins have given Jarvis Landry permission to seek and facilitate a trade. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
As speculated, the Dolphins plan on dealing their talented wideout. Here's a link of a list of seven teams that could trade for Jarvis Landry. -Walter


The Seahawks are shopping Michael Bennett. - Brady Henderson, ESPN
Seattle may not get much for Bennett considering that the team has hinted that they will release the 32-year-old. Bennett is still a talented player, but given the speculation, the Seahawks may just end up cutting him. -Walter


The 49ers will target Trumaine Johnson in free agency. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
San Francisco has had a close look at Johnson, as he was with the rival Rams the past several years. Johnson is fifth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


The Dolphins and Jets are very interested in signing Travis Swanson. - Jeff Howe, Boston Herald
Swanson can be a solid center when healthy, but he's had durability issues over his career. The Dolphins appear to make less sense than the Jets because they have two viable starting centers on the roster, but they can move one of the players (either Swanson or Mike Pouncey) to guard. The Jets, on the other hand, are in desperate need of an upgrade. -Walter


Chiefs GM Brett Veach indicated that his team wants speedy receivers this offseason. -
Veach pointed out that new quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a cannon for an arm, so it would make sense to add some players who can stretch the field. -Walter


There is "rampant speculation" around the NFL that the Vikings are "destined" to sign Kirk Cousins. - Ralph Vacchiano, SNY
The Vikings and Broncos are the two favorites for Cousins, and of the two, Minnesota has more cap space. That could be where the speculation is coming from. The Vikings are probably more likely to land Cousins, but the Broncos can't be counted out just yet. -Walter




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The Giants are confident in Eli Manning and are open to trading the No. 2 overall pick. - Logan Mullen, NESN
This could be smoke, plus the Giants still have two months to fall in love with a quarterback, so nothing can be counted out just yet. -Walter


The Cowboys and Panthers both like Wake Forest safety Jesse Bates. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline notes that Dallas and Carolina could make a move on him in the third round, though it's possible that he could sneak into the second frame. -Walter


Virginia safety Quin Blanding is a New England Patriots-type player. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline added a "wink, wink," implying that the Patriots like Blanding, whom he pegged as a third- or fourth-round prospect. -Walter


The Browns spoke to Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown about Baker Mayfield. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie reported the meeting between the Browns and Brown, who could be the team's 33rd-overall pick if he lasts that long. It's significant, however, that they asked Brown about Mayfield, who could end up being Cleveland's choice at No. 4 overall. -Walter


The Giants will meet with Saquon Barkley at the combine Thursday night. - , DraftTek.com
We're not going to list many of the team meetings on the rumors page, but this one is noteworthy because the Giants could easily select Barkley if the Browns don't at No. 1 overall. A full list of 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Meetings can be found here. -Walter


The Broncos and Redskins are discussing a trade that would involve Su'a Cravens. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Cravens was a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he played well as a rookie. However, he missed all of 2017 because of knee surgery and multiple concussions. The latter has been such a big issue that Cravens has even contemplated retirement. Cravens, if healthy, could provide a boost for the Broncos at inside linebacker, and he could probably be acquired for a conditional third-day pick. -Walter


Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said he wouldn't rule out taking a quarterback at No. 28 overall. - Aditi Kinkhabwala, NFL Network
Ben Roethlisberger said he wants to play for three more years, but he could always change his mind again, so it makes sense for the Steelers to keep their options open. I have them taking Lamar Jackson in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Mike Glennon has been informed that he'll be released prior to March 14. -
The Bears wasted $18.5 million on just four games of Glennon. It's unreasonable to expect Glennon to get a starting job for 2018, but he should be able to settle for a premium backup job. -Walter


Speculation is that Josh Rosen is Miami's "signal-caller of choice." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
There's been talk recently that the Dolphins want to move up for a quarterback, specifically Baker Mayfield. Pauline mentions Rosen as a possibility. Either way, it's reasonable to expect that Jarvis Landry would be part of the deal. -Walter




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"One league source told me Orlando Brown is the type of blocker Baltimore likes as a big-bodied player with length." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
The pick makes sense for the Ravens, and I'm glad to hear Tony's report, as I have Brown slotted to Baltimore in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said the team will trade or release Orlando Scandrick. -
It'll be hard to get full value for Scandrick in the wake of those comments. Oops! Scandrick is talented, but recently turned 31, and he hasn't played a full season since 2013. -Walter


"I’m told there’s a good chance the Seattle Seahawks dangle either Richard Sherman or Earl Thomas in trade talks this week." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Pauline points out that Thomas will be easier to trade Thomas, who is cheaper. Sherman, meanwhile, is coming off a torn Achilles. -Walter


The Raiders' top free agent target is cornerback Trumaine Johnson. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Johnson is fifth in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. He's expected to leave Los Angeles after the Rams acquired Marcus Peters from the Chiefs. He'd be a nice upgrade for the Raiders' poor secondary. -Walter


The Giants will make a "concerted effort" to sign Andrew Norwell. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Norwell is one of the top players available in the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings. He would be a huge boon for the Giants and their atrocious blocking. -Walter


There are extensive talks between the Jets and Weston Richburg. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
New York is desperate for a center, so it makes sense. Richburg is slotted third in the NFL Free Agent Center Rankings. -Walter


The Patriots have interest in Preston Brown. - Jeff Howe, Boston Herald
Brown is only 14th in the NFL Free Agent Inside Linebacker Rankings, but the Patriots are desperate for linebacking help. -Walter


"The Dolphins like Baker Mayfield's skill set and privately have spoken highly about how he came across in their interview with him at the Senior Bowl." - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Jackson writes that the Dolphins remain committed to Ryan Tannehill, but there are some in the front office who want to take a quarterback at No. 11. That said, there's a chance Mayfield may not even be available at that selection. -Walter


"I'm told the Steelers already have started doing their draft due diligence on Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch, whom analysts are pegging to the Steelers at No. 28 overall." - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
Vander Esch is a late first-round prospect, so he would make sense for the Steelers at No. 28, as Pittsburgh needs to fill Ryan Shazier's void.  -Walter


Chris Ivory visited the Bills on Monday and the Browns on Tuesday. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Ivory was overpaid to be Jacksonville's starter a couple of seasons ago, but he makes a lot more sense as a backup. Both Buffalo and Cleveland need No. 2 running backs, so adding him cheaply would be a nice move. -Walter




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The Vikings will be in "very heavy" for Kirk Cousins. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
It appears as though it'll be a two-horse race between the Vikings and Broncos. Minnesota might have the edge because it has more cap space, but Mike Mayock recently said that he thinks Denver will land Cousins. -Walter


Multiple sources believe the Dolphins are trying to trade Jarvis Landry. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
This has been the consensus thus far. Here are seven teams that could trade for Jarvis Landry. -Walter


"Redskins’ president Bruce Allen is a Richmond guy. Said to be very familiar with Kyle Lauletta." - Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
It makes sense for the Redskins to use a second-day pick on a quarterback to develop behind Alex Smith, who turns 34 in May. -Walter


"I was told at the Senior Bowl that the Broncos and John Elway prefer Josh Rosen." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Of course, this is moot if the Broncos sign Kirk Cousins. During the Mike Mayock teleconference, Mayock said he believes Denver will be the team that obtains Cousins. -Walter


"I learned at the Senior Bowl that the Browns are not presently enamored with any of the top quarterbacks." - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
This might be the case now, but keep in mind that there are still two months for the Browns to fall in love with one of the top quarterbacks. Also remember that new front-office personnel man Scot McCloughan is on record for saying that he believes Baker Mayfield will be the next Brett Favre. If the Browns opt for Mayfield, he should be available at No. 4, allowing them to select Saquon Barkley first overall, as Pauline predicts. -Walter


The Panthers are expected to select a tight end in the 2018 NFL Draft. - David Newton, ESPN
This makes sense, as Greg Olsen turns 33 in March. The Panthers could treat their new tight end (Round 2-4 pick, likely) as the Chargers did with Hunter Henry. -Walter


Kirk Cousins and the Vikings have mutual interest. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Denver and Minnesota appear to be the two favorites for Cousins because he can win with either right away. The Vikings have $49 million in cap space to make the move happen. -Walter


Danny Woodhead is a potential salary cap cut. - Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
Woodhead was a disappointment last year, getting hurt and then barely doing anything upon his return. Cutting him would save $1.8 million, and Baltimore has just $10 million in cap space. -Walter




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"Considering the money that Cousins is expected to get I don’t think the Cardinals were truly in the sweepstakes. They’ll bring in couple veteran quarterback’s and draft one. Need to get the Oline figured out." - Mike Jurecki, Arizona 98.7
The Cardinals currently have $22 million in cap space, and Cousins may not think that he can win with them, like he could with Denver and Minnesota. -Walter


The Texans could cut Lamar Miller. - Sarah Barshop, ESPN
Houston has plenty of cap space ($63 million), but needs all of the money it can get its hands on to add offensive linemen and defensive backs in free agency. The Texans could save nearly $6 million by cutting Miller, who lost lots of carries to Alfred Blue down the stretch. D'Onta Foreman will also be back from his torn Achilles to take touches away from Miller. -Walter


Trey Burton turned down a contract from the Eagles. - Matt Lombardo, NJ.com
Burton apparently didn't think it was a serious enough offer. The cap-strapped Eagles are unlikely to retain Burton, who could command a big contract on the open market as a high-upside, athletic tight end. -Walter




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The Bills tried to trade for Martavis Bryant last season. - Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
Fowler believes that the Bills could acquire Bryant for a second- or third-round pick, which seems like way too much compensation for a player who has never done anything in his career. Bryant has so much potential, but isn't worth anything more than a fourth-rounder, and even that seems like it's stretching it. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 23 Updates:
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The Jaguars are exploring their options at quarterback this offseason. - , PFT
The problem is, thanks to stupidity last year, Blake Bortles is still on the roster, and he'll be owed $19 million in 2018 when he fails his physical. The Jaguars desperately need an upgrade at quarterback, but it'll be tough to make a big move. I have them getting Sam Bradford in the NFL Offseason Quarterback Predictions article. -Walter


The Panthers are expected to cut Charles Johnson. - Joseph Person, Charlotte Observer
Johnson didn't have a sack last year, and cutting him would save about $3 million in cap space.  -Walter


It would be a stunner if the Dolphins didn't trade Jarvis Landry in the next few weeks. - Adam Beasley, Miami Herald
There's already been speculation about this, but now it's confirmation that Landry will probably move on somewhere. Here are seven teams that could trade for Jarvis Landry. -Walter


The Chiefs tried to acquire Robert Quinn from the Rams. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
They wanted this to be the compensation for dealing Marcus Peters to the Rams. Apparently, they've moved on from that idea and will now acquire some draft picks, as they need to make up for their missing first-rounder. We'll have grades for both teams once the details of the trade are known. -Walter


The Chiefs and Rams are in the final stages of a trade involving Marcus Peters. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
It's unclear what the details are, but the Rams' secondary will obviously get a huge boost. The Chiefs have the third-worst cap situation in the NFL, so they need relief. They should be able to get some sort of a second-day pick for Peters, but we'll see. Stay tuned for grades! -Walter


The Steelers are listening to potential trades for Martavis Bryant. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
It makes sense, as Bryant is entering his contract year, and JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the No. 2 receiver. Unfortunately for the Steelers, they won't get much for Bryant, who appears to be more trouble than he's worth. -Walter


Vontae Davis is visiting the Dolphins today. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
If Davis signs with Miami, he would be going home to the team that drafted him in 2009. The Dolphins are desperate for cornerback help, but also happen to be in pretty rough shape, as they are over the salary cap with tons of holes on their roster. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 22 Updates:
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The Dolphins will release Julius Thomas and Lawrence Timmons by the start of free agency. - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
The front office has some work to do. Besides the Eagles, the Dolphins are the only team currently over the salary cap. Cutting Thomas and Timmons will save them a substantial amount of money, but Miami could move on from Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh and Ja'Wuan James as well. -Walter


The Eagles are expected to allow Patrick Robinson to leave via free agency. - Jimmy Kempski, Philly Voice
Robinson was terrific for the Eagles last year, but it seems like the most logical decision. Robinson turns 31 in September and has been inconsistent throughout his career. The Eagles have no cap space right now and can't afford to sign Robinson to a long-term deal. -Walter




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The Dolphins quickly franchising Jarvis Landry is interpreted as a desire to trade him. - , PFT
Teams usually wait until mid-March to franchise their players, but the Dolphins did this on the first day available, indicating that they're not particularly interested in a long-term deal with their dynamic slot receiver. Miami will likely be shopping Landry. -Walter


The Broncos are expected to make Trevor Siemian available via trade this spring. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
For what, though? The Broncos won't get much for Siemian, who projects as a decent, long-term backup in the NFL. No team acquiring Siemian will do so with the intention of having him compete for the starting job. -Walter


Vontae Davis is visiting the Raiders today. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
The Raiders needed help at cornerback even before the David Amerson release. Davis would be an upgrade if he manages to stay healthy for once. -Walter




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Justin Pugh has moved and relocated his family to Florida. -
This doesn't necessarily mean that he'll sign with one of the three Florida teams, but it certainly could. All three of the Dolphins, Buccaneers and Jaguars would love to have Pugh as an upgrade in the interior of their putrid offensive lines. Of the three, perhaps Jacksonville has the edge, as Tom Coughlin drafted Pugh with the Giants. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 19 Updates:
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Marcus Peters "may not be long" for Kansas City. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
La Canfora speculated that Peters could be gone after this season. It could be possible that the Chiefs will trade Peters in the near future because of their cap situation. -Walter


It wouldn't be surprising if the Dolphins showed interest in C.J. Anderson. - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Anderson isn't a free agent right now, but he could be in the near future. Cutting him would free up $5 million, which the Broncos would use to pursue Kirk Cousins. -Walter


The Jets are willing to pay whatever it takes to obtain Kirk Cousins. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
New York has more than $70 million in cap space, thanks to general manager Mike Maccagnan's ability to clear room. The Jets can offer Cousins whatever he wants, but Cousins has made it clear that he wants to win right away. With a poor offensive line and a receiving corps that happens to be highly questionable in the wake of Robby Anderson's recent arrest, the Jets don't look very appealing for short-term success. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 18 Updates:
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A.J. McCarron is drawing interest from the Broncos, Browns, Jets, Vikings and Cardinals. - Charley Walters, St. Paul Pioneer Press
None of those teams should be surprising, especially the Browns, who almost traded for him on Halloween. As for the Vikings, Walters is reporting that while Minnesota is expected to consider McCarron, Case Keenum remains the favorite to be the team's starter. -Walter


The 49ers are high on Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Ateman (6-4, 216) could be a great end-zone target for Jimmy Garoppolo, and he likely would be available at the end of the second round. Ateman is currently 11th in our 2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Prospect Rankings, but could rise with an expected strong showing at the combine. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 17 Updates:
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The Bills have been calling around to pursue trade partners into the top 10. - Benjamin Albright, 104.7 FM Denver
The 21st and 22nd picks are worth 1,580 combined points, according to the NFL Draft Trade Value Chart, which would fall between the sixth (1,600) and seventh (1,500) picks. Buffalo could throw in Cordy Glenn as well to sweeten the deal, making it possible to move all the way up to No. 3. They'd land one of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen with that choice. -Walter




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Vontae Davis is visiting the Browns today. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Cleveland is desperate for cornerback help, and Davis would provide that if he can stay healthy for once. -Walter


The Eagles are expected to move on from Torrey Smith this offseason. - Geoff Mosher, FanRag
Smith made some big catches this past season, but he also dropped numerous balls as well. Smith was a disappointment, playing very inconsistently.  -Walter


Cornerback Kyle Fuller won't be back with the Bears next year. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Former Bears scouting director Greg Gabriel isn't buying this story: "Bears fans you can breath easy, @JasonLaCanfora says Kyle Fuller won’t be back. That means he most likely will be back. LaConfora hasn’t been right on any Bears news in years." If Gabriel is right, this is good news, as Fuller performed well last year. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 15 Updates:
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Vontae Davis visited the Bills today. - Mike Rodak, ESPN
Buffalo could use another cornerback, depending on what happens with their free agents. Davis has thrived in the past, but has dealt with injuries the past couple of years. Davis is 18th in the NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 14 Updates:
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The Vikings could seek to trade Laquon Treadwell this offseason. - Courtney Cronin, ESPN
Treadwell has logged a grand total of 21 catches and zero touchdowns through two seasons. The 2016 first-rounder has been a major bust thus far, but has the ability to turn his career around. He's not needed in Minnesota with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen dominating the targets, so it makes sense to trade him. -Walter


It's believed that the Broncos will retain Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
It was previously speculated that the declining Thomas would be cut, but apparently his presence, as well as Sanders', makes Denver an attractive destination for Kirk Cousins. -Walter


Those close to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross say that Ross is ready to move on from Ndamukong Suh. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Suh is owed more than $26 million in 2018, so Miami could release him. Suh has played extremely well for the Dolphins, yet has not really done anything to change the franchise, so it makes sense to move on. -Walter




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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Brandon Marshall are candidates to be cut this offseason. - Paul Schwartz, New York Post
Marshall is a no-brainer, as he's finished as an NFL player. Rodgers-Cromartie's status with the team depends on how he interacts with the new coaching staff. He was suspended one game last year for storming out of practice, but perhaps he and Pat Shurmur will get along better. -Walter




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The 49ers have interest in David Amerson. - Matt Barrows, Sacramento Bee
Amerson has visited the Bears and Texans. San Francisco could sign the underachiever to potentially bolster a poor cornerback group. -Walter


The Cowboys have interest in Kenny Vaccaro. - Nick Underhill, New Orleans Advocate
The Saints were shopping Vaccaro last offseason, and Dallas was apparently interested. Vaccaro is now a free agent - he's fourth in the NFL Free Agent Safety Rankings - so the Cowboys could make it a priority to sign him. -Walter


David Amerson is visiting the Texans today. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Amerson struggled in Oakland, but has talent and could be a nice reclamation project for Romeo Crennel. The Texans are hurting in the secondary, so this fit makes sense. -Walter


The Eagles are expected to prioritize re-signing Nigel Bradham. - Zach Berman, Philly.com
A key member of their defense, Bradham is the top-rated player in the 2018 NFL Free Agent Outside Linebacker Rankings. -Walter


It's looking like Dion Lewis won't be on the Patriots' roster in 2018. - Jeff Howe, Boston Herald
Lewis, per Howe, is looking for more money than the Patriots are willing to offer. Lewis was New England's best running back in 2017, but the Patriots are very deep at the position. -Walter


The Lions aren't expected to re-sign Travis Swanson. - Dave Birkett, Detroit Free-Press
Swanson is good when healthy - he's fourth in the NFL Free Agent Center Rankings - but he has a poor history of concussions that could force him into early retirement. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Feb 9 Updates:
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The Seahawks and Packers are showing heavy interest in Wake Forest safety Jesse Bates. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Bates is a second-day prospect, so either team could take him in the second or third round. -Walter


The Chiefs are expected to cut Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. - Adam Teicher, ESPN
Hali makes sense, as he had a sack-less 2017 season. Johnson can still play despite the fact that he turns 36 in Thanksgiving. However, he's not worth the $8 million price tag he carries for 2018. -Walter




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David Amerson will visit the Bears tomorrow. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Amerson struggled with the Raiders, but has the talent to rebound. He's 20th in our NFL Free Agent Cornerback Rankings. -Walter


New Browns personnel consultant Scot McCloughan said he would draft Baker Mayfield over Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen. -
McCloughan, former general manager of the Redskins, said this in a radio interview back in October, so it's not smoke. McCloughan compared Mayfield to a "shorter version of Brett Favre." Perhaps Mayfield will be Cleveland's choice at No. 4 overall. -Walter




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The Vikings are "No. 1 with a bullet" on Kirk Cousins' wish list. - Paul Allen, KFAN Minneapolis
Cousins wants to win right away, and Minnesota has a great roster. Signing Cousins would be a mistake for the Vikings, however, as quarterback was not a weakness for them last season, and they can spend much less money on Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater combined than Cousins. -Walter


The Browns are not a serious suitor for Kirk Cousins. - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Cousins apparently wants to win right away, which eliminates Cleveland in his mind. However, what Cousins may not understand is that if the Browns were able to sign him with their $110 million in cap space, and then add Saquon Barkley and Minkah Fitzpatrick in the top four, and perhaps acquire a solid receiver in free agency, they would be a serious contender in the AFC. -Walter




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"Love it if Denver is interested." Is the exact quote. The Broncos would automatically become of the best teams in the AFC if they were to land Cousins. -Walter




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The Bills are not expected to pursue Kirk Cousins. - Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News
It's unclear what the Bills plan on doing at the position, but they don't have nearly as much money as the Jets ($29 million in cap space), nor the promise of contending for the Super Bowl right away like the Broncos. -Walter




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The Redskins and Colts have given Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson a second-day draft grade. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Both teams have a need for a receiver, so perhaps one of them will take the 6-1 receiver in the third round. -Walter


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"Kirk could take us over the edge," Miller said. The Broncos have just $26 million in cap space, but they could find a way to move money around to sign Cousins. If so, they'd instantly become one of the top teams in the AFC. -Walter


The Cardinals are expected to cut Adrian Peterson soon. - Mike Jurecki, FOX Sports
Peterson is no longer needed, and releasing him saves about $3 million in cap space. Save for a couple of games, Peterson did very little for Arizona anyway. -Walter


The Jets are expected to be one of the top suitors for Kirk Cousins. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
It makes sense, as the Jets have the fourth-most cap space ($73 million) in the NFL, thanks to GM Mike Maccagnan ridding the team of bad contracts. New York should be considered one of the favorites to land Cousins. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 28 Updates:
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"After speaking with top evaluators with the Jets, my gut feeling is telling me that Wyoming's Josh Allen is their favorite among the quarterback prospects." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The problem for the Jets is that Allen may not be available, especially following his terrific performance in the second half of the Senior Bowl. New York may have to move up a couple of spots for a quarterback. -Walter


Sources with the Buccaneers believe that Quenton Nelson could become the best guard in the NFL in the near future. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Tampa Bay also loves Bradley Chubb and Saquon Barkley, but both will likely be gone by No. 7 overall. Nelson could be available, and he would make sense as the pick. The Buccaneers need to win in 2018, and to do so, they'll have to prepare Jameis Winston. -Walter


The Redskins love Minkah Fitzpatrick, but don't expect him to get to their pick. They also love the idea of reuniting Da'Ron Payne with Jonathan Allen. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Washington also didn't think Jonathan Allen would fall to them, but he did because of injury concerns. Fitzpatrick is more of a long shot to drop, but Payne would make sense and would fill a huge need. -Walter


The Titans are expected to move on from DeMarco Murray this offseason. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Tennessee believes it's Derrick Henry's team now. The team is expected to draft Henry's backup in the middle rounds. -Walter


The Chargers are going to focus on defense in the 2018 NFL Draft, particularly on defensive tackle and safety. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The Chargers should also upgrade their offensive line, but it would make sense that they'd focus on their stop unit. Perhaps one of Vita Vea or Da'Ron Payne will fall to them. -Walter


The Falcons love both Da'Ron Payne and Vita Vea, but expect both to be gone. Atlanta also likes Taven Bryan. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Atlanta's defense was incredibly soft in the divisional-round loss to the Eagles, so it makes sense that they would pursue a defensive tackle in the opening round. -Walter


Saquon Barkley is in play for the Colts' No. 3 overall pick. - Mike Wells, ESPN
It's more of a question as to whether Barkley will be available rather than if he'll be the pick if he is. Barkley could go first or second overall, and No. 3 seems like his floor. Wells says that Bradley Chubb would be the pick if Barkley weren't available. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 26 Updates:
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There's a fit developing between the Browns and Baker Mayfield. - Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
"I think he’s a strong candidate for the top pick after this week," a league source told Robinson. Mayfield had a strong Senior Bowl week and could certainly be Cleveland's new quarterback. But with all of these signal-callers linked to the Browns, they could almost take Saquon Barkley at No. 1 and grab whichever quarterback is left at No. 4. -Walter


The Browns aren't scared off by Josh Allen's inconsistency at the Senior Bowl. - Mary Kay Cabot , Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"He can still make throws that none of the other guys in this quarterback class can make," a high-ranking Browns executive said. There's so much smoke around the Browns-to-Allen connection that it almost feels like it definitely won't happen. Still, despite Allen's inconsistency, he's still almost certain to be a top-six pick. -Walter


The Redskins are expected to be interested in Bennie Logan. - Rich Tandler, CSN Mid-Atlantic
Washington is in desperate need of a run-stuffing nose tackle, and Logan would be a good solution. The team could also wait until the 2018 NFL Draft to select Vita Vea or Da'Ron Payne. -Walter


The most likely scenario regarding Jarvis Landry is that he leaves via free agency. - Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Jackson cites that there's a sizable difference the contract terms. Teams would be absolutely thrilled if this were to happen, as Landry is the top player in the NFL Free Agent Wide Receiver Rankings. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 25 Updates:
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The Raiders love Marcus Davenport and are considering using their first-round pick on him. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Davenport's stock has been soaring, as Daniel Jeremiah slotted him seventh in his mock. I currently have Davenport going to the Packers at No. 14 overall in my 2018 NFL Mock Draft, but it sounds like he won't be there. Having Davenport across from Khalil Mack would be devastating for opposing AFC West quarterbacks. -Walter


Someone to keep in mind for the Cowboys is Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Per Pauline, Dallas is looking to address linebacker and defensive end this offseason, and Vander Esch would certainly fill the former need. He could be obtained via trading down in the first round or up in the second frame. -Walter


The Colts would be willing to trade out of the No. 3 overall pick. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Indianapolis, per Pauline, want three new linebackers and several upgrades at cornerback. The third-overall pick is too early to take a player at those positions. Perhaps moving down five slots would allow them to select Roquan Smith, Joshua Jackson or Denzel Ward. -Walter


The Jets will pursue Weston Richburg in free agency. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Richburg is a talented center, but missed time last year with an injury. He would fill a huge need for the Jets, who need a replacement for Nick Mangold. -Walter


Speculation is that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman will try to sign Andrew Norwell. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Norwell is a terrific guard, and he happens to be one of the top free agents available. He wouldn't solve all of the Giants' offensive line woes, but bringing him in would be a big step in the right direction. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 24 Updates:
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The Seahawks were very complimentary of Nevada center Austin Corbett. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Seattle praised his durability, versatility and "ability to obliterate defenders." The Seahawks are desperate for offensive line help, and Corbett could be a second-day pick of theirs if they like him enough. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 23 Updates:
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Josh Allen indicated that he would love to play for the Cleveland Browns. - Keith Britton, CBS Cleveland
Yes, it's true. Just take a look at this quote: "The guy that does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland forever ... If I’m fortunate enough to become a Cleveland Brown, you can expect everything from me." Unlike Josh Rosen, who said he'd rather go lower than the draft than be selected by the "wrong team," Allen actually wants to be in Cleveland. -Walter




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The Raiders are the team to watch for Le'Veon Bell, who is expected to go to the highest bidder this offseason. - Peter King, MMQB
The Steelers seem frustrated with Bell, so it wouldn't be surprising if they part ways this offseason. Bell is atop the Top 100 NFL Free Agent Rankings list. -Walter


Sean Payton happens to be "squarely in the camp of Baker Mayfield believers." - Charles Robinson, Yahoo!
The Saints were rumored to be very interested in Patrick Mahomes last year, but the Chiefs moved in front of them. New Orleans needs to find Drew Brees' successor, and Mayfield could sit behind the future Hall of Famer for a year or two. -Walter


The Saints believe they're in position to take the best player available in the first round, outside of running back, offensive line and safety. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
New Orleans has drafted extremely well lately, and grabbing the top prospect on the board will likely ensure that this trend will continue. -Walter


The Jets desire to be active in free agency this offseason, but will acquire young talents. - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
This makes sense, as they now have a good amount of cap space after purging the roster of overpriced veterans. -Walter


Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White is a favorite of Browns GM John Dorsey. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Mike White has good size, accuracy and field vision, but his arm strength is lacking. He looks like a mid-round pick, so perhaps he'll be someone Cleveland will groom behind the veteran the team acquires prior to the draft. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 12 Updates:
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The Broncos requested that Baker Mayfield be put on their roster for the Senior Bowl. - Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated
Denver clearly wants to have a closer look at Mayfield, which makes sense because the team could select him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Then again, this might be a smoke screen, since the Broncos have made this so public. -Walter




NFL Rumors - Jan 1 Updates:
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Jim Irsay told the media that he'd like to spend an early pick on a running back. -
Irsay recalled how Edgerrin James helped Peyton Manning. The obvious choice here is Saquon Barkley, who is a very real option at No. 3 overall - if he's even available. -Walter


"I heard this from a veteran college scout ... on what Cleveland GM John Dorsey might do: 'I believe there is no way Cleveland, at No. 1, will pass on [Wyoming quarterback] Josh Allen. This is Wentz reincarnated. Allen's a perfect Dorsey quarterback. Just watch.'" - Peter King, MMQB
This is the second report this week linking the Browns to Josh Allen. Of course, Cleveland can squash all that speculation by trading for either A.J. McCarron or Alex Smith. -Walter


"NFC personnel guy convinced Browns will take Josh Allen at No. 1, leaving Dave Gettleman (with a Giants loss or Colts win Sunday) to pick Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, or Saquon Barkley." - Ian O'Connor, ESPN
If the Browns don't trade down or pick the ultra-raw Allen over Rosen or Darnold, it would be, well, very Brownsian of them. Still, it would earn an instant F in the draft grades. -Walter


The following scouts were at the Wyoming vs. Iowa game to see Josh Allen, Joshua Jackson and others: Titans, Ravens, Chargers, Steelers, Cardinals, Falcons, Redskins. - Michele Steele, ESPN
The Cardinals and Redskins (if Kirk Cousins leaves) are the most logical spots for Allen among those teams, but the Ravens, Chargers and Steelers could all take Allen as their quarterback of their future. -Walter


Browns general manager John Dorsey mentioned staying away from Josh Rosen before taking the job in Cleveland. - Tony Pauline, DraftAnalyst.com
Dorsey could always change his mind, but it doesn't appear as though Cleveland will be spending the No. 1 overall pick on Rosen, who has expressed a desire to play elsewhere. Perhaps there will be a trade, just as there was with Eli Manning. -Walter


"Denver Broncos GM John Elway and top deputy Matt Russell are in Boise for Friday's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tilt between Wyoming and Central Michigan." - Mike Klis, 9 News Denver
Elway was checking out Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who could be Denver's preferred quarterback. Allen has a ton of upside, but has some mental and mechanical flaws in his game. -Walter


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My 2006 Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 / Round 2/ Round 3
2006 NFL Draft Prospects (UPDATED 4/28)
2006 NFL Draft Grades (Re-graded on 7/3)
My 2007 Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 / Round 2/ Round 3/ Round 4/ Round 5/ Round 6/ Round 7
Other 2007 Mock Drafts:April Fools
2007 NFL Draft Prospects (UPDATED 4/24)/Kenny Ortiz's Top 40 Prospects
2007 NFL Combine and Pro Day Results
2007 NFL Draft Grades
2008 Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 / Round 2/ Round 3/Round 4/Round 5/Round 6/Round 7
Alternative 2008 Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/7): Round 1 /Round 2
2008 NFL Re-Draft - Round 3 (UPDATED 4/27)
2008 NFL Draft Prospects (UPDATED 8/5)
Other 2008 Mock Drafts: Matt McGuire (4/25)/ Craig Smith (4/22)/ Emmitt Smith (4/21)/ Matt McGuire Shocker (4/21)/ Matt McGuire Backwards (4/19)/ Forum Mock (4/15)/ April Fools (4/1)
2009 Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
Other 2009 Mock Drafts: Re-Draft (4/26) /Matt McGuire (4/25) /Reader Mock (4/25) /Hunter Ansley (4/24) /Backward Mock (4/19) /Emmitt Smith (4/16) /Celebrity Mock (4/9) /April Fools (4/1) /Experts (3/30) /KFFL (3/14)
2010 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/22): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2010 NFL Mock Re-Draft Day 3 (4/24): Round 4 (Walt's) / Round 4 (Matt's)
2010 NFL Mock Re-Draft Day 2 (4/23): Round 2 (Walt's) / Round 3 (Walt's) / Round 2 (Matt's) / Round 3 (Matt's)
Other 2010 Mock Drafts: Matt McGuire (4/22) /Backward Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Celebrity Mock (4/8) /Experts (3/17) /Reader (4/13) /Consensus (2/25)
2011 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2011 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 2 /Round 3
Other 2011 Mock Drafts: Free Agency (5/9) /Greg Cox (4/28) /Backward Mock (4/22) /Emmitt Mock (4/21) /Team Big Boards (4/21) /Celebrity Mock (4/13) /Experts (4/7) /Not Mock (4/6) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Greg Cox's 2012 Mock (2/22) /Matt McGuire (1/8)
2012 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2012 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2012 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Pick History (4/23) /Emmitt Mock (4/19) /Not Mock (4/19) /Backward Mock (4/17) /Celebrity (4/15) /Goals (4/10) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Greg Cox (9/9)
2013 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/25): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2013 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2013 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/25) /GM Mock (4/21) /Charlie's Trade Mock (4/20) /Goals (4/19) /Rapid Reader Mock (4/18) /Emmitt Mock (4/14) /Not Mock (4/13) /Pick History (4/5) /Backward Mock (4/4) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/7) /Archived 2013 NFL Mock Drafts
2014 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATE 5/8): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2014 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/10): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2014 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (5/8) /Goals (5/3) /Not Mock (4/27) /Emmitt Mock (4/20) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Celebrity Mock (4/11) /Backward Mock (4/4) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (12/30)
2015 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 5/2): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2015 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/30) /Goals (4/25) /Not Mock (4/19) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/12) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/3) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Free Agent Mock (3/5) /Overreaction Mock (12/29)
2016 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2016 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/30): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2016 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/28) /Combo (5/8) /Goals (4/23) /Not Mock (4/22) /Emmitt Mock (4/17) /Trades Mock (4/16) /Celebrity Mock (4/10) /Backward Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/6) /Overreaction Mock (1/4)
2017 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/27): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2017 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/29): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2017 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/27) /Combo (5/7) /Goals (4/22) /Not Mock (4/21) /Emmitt Mock (4/16) /Backward Mock (4/9) /Celebrity Mock (4/7) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/7) /Overreaction Mock (1/2)
2018 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 4/26): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2 /Round 3 /Round 4 /Round 5 /Round 6 /Round 7
2018 NFL Mock Re-Draft (UPDATED 4/28): Walt Round 4 /Walt Round 5 /Charlie Round 4 /Charlie Round 5 /Walt Round 2 /Walt Round 3 /Charlie Round 2 /Charlie Round 3
Other 2018 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (4/26) /Combo (5/6) /Goals (4/21) /Not Mock (4/20) /Emmitt Mock (4/15) /Trades Mock (4/13) /Backward Mock (4/8) /April Fools Mock (4/1) /Reader Mock /Free Agent Mock (3/11) /Senior Bowl (1/27)
2019 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 6/12): Round 1 /Picks 17-32 /Round 2
Other 2019 Mock Drafts: Charlie Campbell (6/18)
2020 NFL Mock Draft (UPDATED 5/10): Round 1 /Picks 17-32
2013 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2012 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2011 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2010 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2009 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2008 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2007 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2006 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2005 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2004 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2003 NFL Draft Re-Mock / 2002 NFL Draft Re-Mock







2018 NBA Mock Draft - June 21


Fantasy Football Rankings - June 20


2019 NFL Mock Draft - June 12


NFL Power Rankings - June 3


2020 NFL Mock Draft - May 10


NFL Picks - Feb. 4


 

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