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I've been posting NFL Free Agent Rumors and NFL Draft Rumors daily on each page. These are listed per team, so click on each link if you're interested in seeing all of the rumors from your favorite team.

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 - March 21 Updates:
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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." - ,
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

NFL Rumors - March 20 Updates:
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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,
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

NFL Rumors - March 19 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 18 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 17 Updates:
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The Panthers and Rams are very interested in Chandon Sullivan. - Tony Pauline,
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

NFL Rumors - March 16 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 15 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 14 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 13 Updates:
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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

NFL Rumors - March 12 Updates:
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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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.


Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White said that the Bills were "one of his better meetings." - Matthew Fairburn,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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. - ,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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

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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

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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

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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

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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,
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

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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

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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

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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,
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

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The Seahawks and Packers are showing heavy interest in Wake Forest safety Jesse Bates. - Tony Pauline,
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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Kirk Cousins told the media that he would love playing for Denver. -
"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,
Both teams have a need for a receiver, so perhaps one of them will take the 6-1 receiver in the third round. -Walter

Von Miller told the media that he wants Kirk Cousins as his quarterback. -
"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

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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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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

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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

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The Raiders love Marcus Davenport and are considering using their first-round pick on him. - Tony Pauline,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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

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The Seahawks were very complimentary of Nevada center Austin Corbett. - Tony Pauline,
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

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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,
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,
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,
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

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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

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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,
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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