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AFC Rumors: Browns, Chiefs, Dolphins
- Mary Kay Cabot believes the Browns should still use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback prospect, even if they sign a free agent quarterback this offseason.
- Cabot says that the ideal scenario for Cleveland would be to get their quarterback at No. 1 overall and then have their pick of Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick at No. 4 overall.
- According to Cabot, Josh McCown, A.J. McCarron, Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford are all likely to be on the Browns’ radar this offseason as potential options at quarterback.
- According to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, the Browns are not presently enamored with any of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class.
- The Chiefs traded CB Marcus Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Rams for a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 2nd-round pick. (NFLTR)
- Ian Rapoport explains that the two parties viewed this as a “mutual parting” with the Chiefs planning to move on from Peters for the past two months.
- According to Rapoport, there was a limited market for Peters that consisted of two teams and the Chiefs ultimately took the best offer they had for him.
- Even though Peters has ties to Colts GM Chris Ballard and Browns GM John Dorsey, Rapoport says that neither was seriously involved.
- Adam Caplan reports that David Amerson‘s new one-year deal with the Chiefs includes $500,000 fully guaranteed and paid out in the form of a signing bonus, a $1 million base salary, $625,000 in per-game roster bonuses, and $125,000 in workout bonuses.
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have “strongly considered” releasing RT Ja’Wuan James and this option remains in play.
- However, Jackson points out that there’s a weak tackle market this year, which means it’s unlikely they would be able to re-sign James if they release him.
- Jackson adds that Miami doesn’t appear to be comfortable paying him the $9.3 million he would earn under his fifth-year option.
- Beyond that, Jackson says that the Dolphins don’t believe their offensive tackle play suffered after James was lost for the season due to a hamstring injury.
- Miami reportedly believes Jesse Davis can start at guard or tackle for them.
- Jackson adds that if the Dolphins don’t keep James or sign a free agent such as Justin Pugh or Cameron Fleming, they will probably need to draft an offensive tackle.
Tags A.J. McCarron Cameron Fleming Case Keenum David Amerson Ja'Wuan James Jesse Davis Josh McCown Justin Pugh Marcus Peters Minkah Fitzpatrick Nick Foles Sam Bradford Saquon Barkley