- Eric Branch reports that the 49ers met with Oregon QB Vernon Adams at Combine a few weeks ago.
John Mullin of CSN Chicago runs down a number of free agents who could make sense for the Bears in the coming weeks. Mullin’s article focuses on seven positions of need including: ILB, OLB, G, DL, CB, TE and S.
- While the Bears like ILB Shea McClellin, Mullin could see them target some notable inside linebackers such as Brandon Marshall, Jerrell Freeman, and/or Danny Trevathan.
- At defensive line, Mullin suggests Chiefs’ Jaye Howard, Patriots Akiem Hicks, and Broncos’ Malik Jackson, but wonders if Chicago would be willing to get into a bidding war for Jackson, who is among the best available free agents.
- Mullin lists Rams CB Janoris Jenkins, Chiefs CB Sean Smith, Packers CB Casey Hayward, Browns S Tashaun Gipson, Bengals S George Iloka and Rams S Rodney McLeod as potential secondary upgrades.
There are other free agent suggestions from Mullin in his article, so it’s worth taking a look if you’re interested in what the Bears could do.
- Rand Getlin reports that the Broncos will tender ERFA OL Sam Brenner.
Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com put together a list of free agents under 30 years old at positions of need for the Browns who also have ties to their coaching staff. Here are some notes from his article:
- Urlich expects Cleveland to draft either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff At No. 2 overall.
- In regards to linebackers, Ulrich can see the Browns signing someone in free agency and drafting an edge rusher.
- The Browns have some notable free agent offensive line to address, but Ulrich believes they’re keep one of Alex Mack and Mitchel Schwartz and sign a free agent to replace the other with Stefen Wisniewski and Joe Barksdale being some names to watch.
- At receiver, Ulrich anticipates Travis Benjamin departing in free agency and the Browns replacing him in the draft.
Ulrich covers other positions and offers more names who could be targets for the Browns if you’re interested.
Roddy White‘s agent, Jonathan Feinsod, made it clear that Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is the reason his client isn’t back in Atlanta.
“There is one reason Roddy is no longer with the Falcons and it is Kyle Shanahan,” Feinsod said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Kyle forced the Falcons to choose between him or Roddy. This was not Roddy’s choice. Over the last 11 years Roddy has played for four different head coaches. Four different offensive coordinators. Three different wide receiver coaches and one incredible owner. Their opinions of Roddy and his opinion of them would all be consistently positive. Roddy has had and continues to have an incredible professional and personal relationship with them all.”