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NFL Notes: Draft, Tony Romo, Chargers, Giants & Packers

Draft

  • According to Rand Getlin, Baylor WR Corey Coleman won’t run the 40-yard dash at NFL combine this week, but should be fully recovered from sports hernia surgery in time for his Pro Day.
  • Ian Rapoport notes that the top two quarterback prospects in North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz and California QB Jared Goff are set to throw during the NFL Combine, while Memphis’ Paxton Lynch, Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones will also perform.

Tony Romo

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys QB Tony Romo is “leaning” towards undergoing a Mumford procedure on his left clavicle rather than attaching a plate to his collarbone.

Romo had been considering whether to undergo the procedure for the past three weeks or so, but it appears as though he believes the Mumford procedure is his best option long term.

According to George, the Mumford procedure involves a portion of the distal clavicle being shaved off or removed.

Both the Mumford procedure and attaching the plate would require a six- to eight-week recovery period, so his status for Week 1 wouldn’t be in jeopardy.

Chargers

The San Diego Chargers announced that they will focus their efforts on building a new stadium in downtown San Diego.

At the same time, we have considered the potential benefits to both the greater San Diego region and the Chargers of a multi-use stadium/convention center facility downtown. The multi-use facility, when combined with Petco Park, the existing Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, and a revitalized East Village, would create an unparalleled entertainment and sports district that will host Super Bowls and will ideally be a permanent home for Comic-Con and a Comic-Con museum. All of our research demonstrates that voters are more likely to approve a multi-use facility that would generate economic activity on hundreds of days per year, including by attracting major sporting and convention events that San Diego cannot now host. The downtown multi-use facility would also free up the existing Mission Valley site for potential use by educational institutions such as San Diego State and UCSD, as well as for a large riverfront park,” via the Chargers’ official site.

The Chargers will seek voter approval for this proposal in November 2016.

We will provide more information regarding the Chargers and their new stadium as the news becomes available.

Giants

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com polled five league sources regarding the type of contract Giants WR Victor Cruz could receive after reworking his deal to be back with the team.

The average deal suggested by Raanan’s sources wound up being a one-year, $4 million — likely with some incentives added.

Interestingly enough, one source said that he wouldn’t offer Cruz a deal because he believes he’ll never play again.

Cruz is set to make a $8 million for the 2016 and the overall expectation has been that the Giants will ask him to take a pay cut this offseason.

Packers

Packers free agent S Sean Richardson says he wants to continue his NFL career, even after he underwent a second cervical fusion surgery.

“You just said the key word: I’m healthy,” Richardson said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Why quit if I’m healthy? My thing is I still have love for the game, I still want to play and I feel healthy. I told my family if my neck gives me problems, I was going to hang it up. I wasn’t going to give it a shot.

“But if I felt normal and felt I’m not at a greater risk than anyone else or at a higher risk to have a catastrophic injury or be paralyzed, then I’m going to give it a shot.

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