2024 NFL Rumors





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 – April 19 Updates:

The Broncos have a good amount of interest in Jaylen Wright. – Chris Tomasson, Denver Gazette

Denver doesn’t have a huge need for a running back, but it hosted Wright on a top-30 visit.


Xavier Legette told the media he’s visited with the Panthers four times. –

I don’t know how that’s possible, but if it’s true, the Panthers obviously have huge interest in Legette, who would fill a huge area of need.


The Chiefs are expected to draft a left tackle in the first round. – Pretty Rickey, NFL Insider

Pretty Rickey apparently has made a name for himself on Twitter for breaking free agency news, so we’ll see if he’s right about the draft. Andy Reid is no stranger to drafting blockers, so a left tackle would be a logical choice at No. 32.


The Broncos love J.J. McCarthy, and are real players to trade up for him. – Pretty Rickey, NFL Insider

Pretty Rickey apparently has made a name for himself on Twitter for breaking free agency news, so we’ll see if he’s right about the draft. In this case, it would make sense for Denver to move up for McCarthy.




NFL Rumors – April 18 Updates:

Jayden Daniels is a 100-percent lock at two. – Pretty Rickey, NFL Insider

Pretty Rickey apparently has made a name for himself on Twitter for breaking free agency news, so we’ll see if he’s right about the draft.


The Giants have received lots of interest for their No. 6 pick. – Jordan Raanan, ESPN

The general manager said he was surprised about the high amount of interest in the sixth pick. Of course, he could be lying.




NFL Rumors – April 17 Updates:

The Rams have flown to Happy Valley to have a private meeting with Chop Robinson. – Jordan Schultz, Schultz Report

These late meetings tend to tip the hand. The Rams obviously need pass-rushing help.


The Raiders are strongly considering Michael Penix, a tackle and a cornerback at No. 13. – Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

There’s also a possibility that the Raiders try to trade up from the second round for Penix. Charlie specifically mentions Quinyon Mitchell as a player the Raiders like.


“Sources say if the Bears go pass catcher with the ninth pick, it will come down to Bowers or receiver Rome Odunze.” – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

That’s if the Bears go with a pass catcher.




NFL Rumors – April 16 Updates:

“Keep an eye on Cincinnati” as a spot for Washington WR Jalen McMillan. – Eric Edholm, NFL media

McMillan has taken plenty of visits, one of which was to Cincinnati. The Bengals need receiving help with Tyler Boyd gone and Tee Higgins franchised.


The Patriots want Jayden Daniels the most of all the quarterbacks. – Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

Unfortunately for the Patriots, Daniels could be snatched off the board at No. 2 by the Redskins.


“I’ve consistently heard that the Chargers will draft a tackle or trade down.” – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

So much for the Chargers replacing Keenan Allen and Mike Williams!


The Cardinals prefer Malik Nabers to Marvin Harrison Jr., but wish to trade down. – Mike Jurecki, Arizona Football Daily

The plan is apparently to draft Nabers unless the team can move down, perhaps trading with the Vikings or Broncos.


Antonio Pierce wants to trade up for a quarterback, but GM Tom Telesco wants to stick with Gardner Minshew and Aidan O’Connell. – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

Perhaps the two men can compromise and trade down for a quarterback.


Sean Payton desperately wants to trade up for a quarterback. – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

Denver would be better suited to trading down rather than selecting Christian Ponder or Blaine Gabbert. Sorry, wrong year.


“Speculation from people familiar with the Steelers is that Graham Barton will likely be the pick at 20.” – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

Barton is projected mostly as a guard, but he can also play center, which would fill a huge need for the Steelers.


“People I’ve spoken to believe the Panthers atop round 2 are a possibility for Mike Sainristil.” – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

The Michigan cornerback’s stock is on the rise, and he’s expected to be drafted early on Day 2.


“No team I spoke with believes Brock Bowers will get out of the top 10.” – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

The Jets draft at No. 10, and they make so much sense as a team that will draft Bowers.




NFL Rumors – April 13 Updates:

“Wide receiver is an obvious hole, but it is offensive tackle that has continued to come up when speaking to sources about the Chargers.” – Jordan Reid, ESPN

The Chargers are expected to select either Marvin Harrison Jr. or Malik Nabers, but not according to this ESPN report. The suggestion is that the Chargers would either select Joe Alt or trade back for a lesser tackle.




NFL Rumors – April 11 Updates:

“I bet if George Paton had his way Laiatu Latu would be the pick at 12. Pretty certain Sean Payton wants to do something different.” – Cecil Lammey, DenverSports.com

The Broncos are desperate for a pass rusher, and they hosted Latu for a top-30 visit. However, Sean Payton is desperate for a quarterback.


The Redskins have significant interest in Roman Wilson. – Ken Johannsen, Hog Heaven

If so, they’ll have to take him in Round 2. It makes sense, given that Jahan Dotson was a big disappointment last year, while Curtis Samuel signed with the Bills.




NFL Rumors – April 10 Updates:

The Jets are inclined to draft Brock Bowers or Rome Odunze at No. 10. – Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

Tackle is no longer a priority in the wake of the Tyron Smith signing, so the Jets will need to obtain another play-maker for Aaron Rodgers.




NFL Rumors – April 9 Updates:

The Vikings “really, really” like Byron Murphy. – Darren Wolfson, KSTP

The problem is that the Vikings will have to use their first pick on a quarterback, given that they have none.




NFL Rumors – April 6 Updates:

Adam Schefter said he “doesn’t see” the Giants drafting a quarterback at No. 6, but could see them drafting a quarterback early. –

This makes the most sense. The Giants have a horrible roster and aren’t in a position to draft a quarterback who isn’t elite.


The Redskins are going “all in” on a quarterback and are turning down trade offers for the No. 2 pick. – Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

Now it’s just a matter of determining which quarterback the Redskins want. Some speculation is that it’s Jayden Daniels, but it’s anyone’s guess for now.




NFL Rumors – April 4 Updates:

New owner Josh Harris is rumored to prefer J.J. McCarthy, while executives prefer Drake Maye. – , Ballsack Sports

If this is true, we’ll have to see if Harris is as dumb of an owner as David Tepper.




NFL Rumors – April 3 Updates:

Trey Benson is drawing heavy interest from the Giants. – Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

The Giants desperately need a running back to replace Saquon Barkley. They could take him in the second round.


Malik Nabers has been shopping for a house in Los Angeles. –

While this is common practice for high-end draft prospects, it’s a sign that Nabers’ meetings with the Chargers have gone well.




NFL Rumors – March 28 Updates:

Antonio Pierce told the media that he wants a “damn runner” at quarterback. –

This tracks with defensive-minded coaches liking off-schedule quarterbacks, but one has to wonder why the Raiders didn’t make a play for Justin Fields.




NFL Rumors – March 27 Updates:

Seahawks GM John Schneider told the media that the Seahawks have a “lot to figure out” regarding the offensive line. –

Guard and center are huge needs for the Seahawks, so much so that they could draft a player at the position at No. 16.


Jim Harbaugh told the media that he can’t wait to build up the offensive line. –

The Chargers are set at left tackle, but they were very weak at guard and right tackle last year.




NFL Rumors – March 22 Updates:

The picks the Broncos acquired for Jerry Jeudy makes it more likely that they will move up for a quarterback. – Nick Kosmider, The Athletic

Denver didn’t get much, but it makes sense. The Broncos are desperate for a quarterback.


Jordan Morgan won’t get past the Redskins early in the second round.  – Tony Pauline, Sportskeeda

Pauline says the Redskins love Morgan. Pauline also lists the Ravens, Cowboys, and Chiefs as teams that like Morgan.




NFL Rumors – March 21 Updates:

Jordan Morgan has been one of the players most commonly associated with the Cowboys throughout the pre-draft process. – Daniel Flick, Cowboys Country

Tyron Smith is gone, so a tackle like Morgan would make a lot of sense.




NFL Rumors – March 19 Updates:

The Cardinals have announced that they are open for business for the No. 4 overall pick. –

There are rumors floating around that the Giants want to draft a quarterback, so the Vikings are a likely team to move up that much.




NFL Rumors – March 16 Updates:

The Dolphins have met extensively with Laiatu Latu. Don’t be shocked if he’s the pick at No. 21. – Simon Clancy, Dolphins reporter

Charlie Campbell reported that Latu has some medical issues that could drop him to Round 2, but if the Dolphins are comfortable with his health, then they could certainly draft him at No. 21.




NFL Rumors – March 15 Updates:

There’s talk that the Giants will draft J.J. McCarthy at No. 6. – Connor Hughes, SNY

If so, they haven’t learned their lesson from the Daniel Jones debacle.


The Chargers appear to be in the business of drafting a receiver. – Jeff Miller, LA Times

I would think so after they cut Mike Williams and traded Keenan Allen. Malik Nabers seems like the obvious choice, but perhaps the Chargers like Rome Odunze more.




NFL Rumors – March 12 Updates:

The Vikings are aiming to trade up for Drake Maye. – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network

To do so, they’ll need the Redskins to pass on him and the Patriots to be dumb enough to eschew landing a franchise quarterback.




NFL Rumors – March 11 Updates:

The Eagles could target a running back in the NFL Draft. – Sal Paolantonio, Pat McAfee Show

Hopefully not too highly because the Eagles signed Saquon Barkley to a big-money contract, but a mid-round pick would make sense.


The Ravens have interest in Derrick Henry. – Josina Anderson, CBS Sports

Henry would be a nice fit in Baltimore’s run-first offense, especially with Gus Edwards gone.


The Raiders and Redskins have interest in Austin Ekeler. – Josina Anderson, CBS Sports

Ekeler is coming off a down year in which he got hurt in Week 1 and never fully recovered. He’d be a nice fit for the Raiders in the wake of Josh Jacobs’ departure. 


The Giants have interest in trading for Brian Burns. – Connor Hughes, SNY

New York better not give up too much because it has tons of needs. Burns would be a huge upgrade in the pass-rushing department, however.


Christian Wilkins is a top target for the Browns, Lions, Texans, and Vikings. – Dianna Marie Russini, The Athletic

The Lions are the closest team to a Super Bowl win, so it would be nice to see Wilkins go there. However, Texas is a tax-free state, so Houston might be Wilkins’ preferred destination.


The Texans and Eagles are making major pushes for Saquon Barkley. – Connor Hughes, SNY

Both teams are Super Bowl contenders, so they can afford to make a move like this.




NFL Rumors – March 10 Updates:

The Jaguars haven’t given Justin Fields strong consideration. – Adam Schefter, ESPN

Atlanta passed on Fields for Kyle Pitts, so we know how they operate.


The Ravens, Bears and Chargers are serious suitors for Saquon Barkley. – Jordan Raanan, ESPN

The Chargers and Ravens have huge holes at running back. The Bears have some decent players at the position such as Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson, so they don’t need a running back all that much. However, Chicago has a ton of cap space, so it can afford a luxury signing like Barkley.




NFL Rumors – March 9 Updates:

The Falcons are a major contender for Kirk Cousins. – Jordan Schultz, Bleacher Report

It’s an obvious fit. The Falcons have $37 million in cap space and have a huge need at quarterback.


Mitch Morse visited the Steelers. – Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Pittsburgh’s in dire need of a center, and Morse needs a job after getting cut by the cap-strapped Bills. This would be a nice fit.


The Bears hosted Kevin Byard. – Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

Chicago may have a nice buy-low opportunity with Byard, who is coming off a down year.


The Eagles have given Hasson Reddick permission to seek a trade. – Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

It’s unclear why the Eagles would want such a great edge rusher to leave the team, but they have plenty of talent on their defensive line.




NFL Rumors – March 8 Updates:

The Steelers are open to hearing trade offers for Diontae Johnson. – Dianna Marie Russini, ESPN

The cycle of Steeler receivers: They’re drafted in the second round. They have great rookie years. They fall out of favor with the coaching staff. They’re then traded.




NFL Rumors – March 7 Updates:

Russell Wilson has had an exploratory meeting with the Giants. – Adam Schefter, ESPN

We predicted Wilson to go to the Giants because both sides are desperate. This won’t end well.




NFL Rumors – March 6 Updates:

The Steelers have interest in signing Russell Wilson. – Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why?




NFL Rumors – March 5 Updates:

The Redskins are really into Drake Maye. – Mike Sando, The Athletic

This would be perfect for the Patriots, who prefer Jayden Daniels.


Jonnu Smith visited the Dolphins. – Adam Schefter, ESPN

Smith would be a good fit in Miami, as the Dolphins haven’t had much at tight end in years.




NFL Rumors – March 2 Updates:

There are indications that Kirk Cousins will sign with the Falcons. – Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

Florio says they are credible indications, so they must be. Cousins is a great fit for the Falcons, who are really just a quarterback and a pass rusher away from being a Super Bowl contender.




NFL Rumors – March 1 Updates:

Tyron Smith is unlikely to re-sign in Dallas. – Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

Smith is a great talent, but his health hasn’t been the same since his infamous bulging disc. 


All signs point to the Bears drafting a quarterback No. 1 overall. – Adam Jahns, The Athletic

The only question is whether the Bears will be scared off of Caleb Williams after not having access to his medical.




NFL Rumors – Feb 28 Updates:

The Falcons are a dark horse to sign Baker Mayfield. – James Palmer, NFL Network

Mayfield has worked with two Falcons coaches in the past, as Raheem Morris and Zac Robinson coached him while he was with the Rams.




NFL Rumors – Feb 26 Updates:

If the situation presents itself, the Giants will draft a quarterback this April. – Jordan Raanan, ESPN

If so, the Giants will be reaching for a quarterback at No. 6 with the top three signal-callers off the board. This is exactly what happened in 2019, and the Giants have paid the price. Reaching for a quarterback without addressing the offensive line seems foolish.




NFL Rumors – Feb 23 Updates:

The Raiders will be hyperfocused on quarterbacks at the combine. – Vincent Bonsignore, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The problem for the Raiders is that they are not in a position to draft a top-three quarterbacks, so they may have to wait until Round 2 unless they reach.




NFL Rumors – Feb 21 Updates:

Xavien Howard would like to join the Texans. – DJ Bien-Aime, ESPN

Howard will be released soon. The Texans could use another cornerback, but Howard is coming off two down years and will be turning 31 this summer.




NFL Rumors – Feb 20 Updates:

The Ravens will target a running back with pedigree this offseason. – Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs and Austin Ekeler are some of the obvious names that could be signed.


No one around the league expects Russell Wilson to return to Denver. – Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

The writing was on the wall when the Broncos benched Wilson in favor of Jarrett Stidham to finish the season. Wilson was dreadful with the Broncos unless he was playing from way behind in garbage time. Denver needs a new quarterback.


Kevin Zeitler is unlikely to return to the Ravens. – Jeff Zrebiec, The Athletic

The Ravens are barely over the cap, so they’re letting go of a talented guard. Luckily for the Ravens, this upcoming draft class is packed with offensive line talent.


Mike Tomlin is a big fan of Justin Fields. – Adam Schefter, ESPN

The Steelers currently have a quarterback controversy between Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph. There would be no controversy if they traded for Fields, who would be able to present a big upgrade and help nullify the poor pass protection.


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