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NFL Draft Notes: Tuesday

NFL Draft Notes: Tuesday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Tuesday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors: The Vikings are not expected to bring UCF QB Blake Bortles in for a visit or a private workout before the NFL Draft. (NFLTR) Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack visited with the Lions on Tuesday. (NFLTR) The Bears conducted a private workout with UCLA LB Anthony Barr last month. (Jeff Dickerson) Texas A&M WR Mike Evans, USC [...]

April 22, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Falcons, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Ravens, Texans, Vikings 0

Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack Visited With The Lions Tuesday

Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack Visited With The Lions Tuesday

  Tim Twentyman reports that Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack visited with the Lions on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that Mack was visiting with the Lions, Falcons and Texans this week. Mack mentioned that it’s hard to not get excited about playing next to the Lions’ defensive line talent. “After talking to coaches you can’t help but get excited with Suh, Fairley [...]

April 22, 2014 Nate Bouda Falcons, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews Visiting Falcons & Texans This Week

Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews Visiting Falcons & Texans This Week

  Ian Rapoport reports that Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews is visiting with the Falcons on Wednesday and will later meet with the Texans on Thursday and into Friday. The only other reported visit we’ve heard about for Matthews is with the Bills. Even so, Matthews is widely considered to be one of the top-three offensive tackles [...]

April 22, 2014 Nate Bouda Falcons, NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

NFL Draft Notes: Monday

NFL Draft Notes: Monday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Monday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors: Alabama WR Kevin Norwood mentioned that the Eagles and Panthers have indicated they have “strong interest” in him. (Rand Getli) Liberty CB Walt Aikens is visiting with the Colts on Monday and the Packers and Bengals later in the week. (Aaron Wilson) ——— Alabama LB C.J. Mosley is visiting with the [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Raiders, Rams, Seahawks, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

Auburn OT Greg Robinson Visiting Texans This Week

Auburn OT Greg Robinson Visiting Texans This Week

  Jason La Canfora reports that Auburn OT Greg Robinson is visiting with the Texans on Wednesday and into Thursday. Robinson is considered by many to be the best offensive tackle prospect in this year’s draft class, which could really be saying something given that Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan are also among the available offensive tackle prospects. He [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Visiting With Browns & Texans This Week

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater Visiting With Browns & Texans This Week

  Ian Rapoport reports that Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is visiting with the Browns and will then travel to Houston to meet with the Texans later in the week. Bridgewater has already met with the Jaguars, Browns, Buccaneers and Patriots, so it’s really not surprising to hear that he’ll meet two of the other teams in need of a quarterback. It has [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda Browns, NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney Visiting Texans On Monday

South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney Visiting Texans On Monday

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans are also hosting South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney on Monday. Rapoport previously reported that the Texans were hosting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel on Monday. Clowney is a lock to come off the board in the top-five picks and has already met with the Rams, Jaguars, Raiders and Falcons [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Johnny Manziel Visiting With The Texans Monday

Johnny Manziel Visiting With The Texans Monday

  Ian Rapoport reports that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is visiting with the Texans on Monday. Manziel met with the Browns over the weekend and has previously visited with the Jaguars, Patriots, Buccaneers and Vikings. This will be Manziel’s second meeting with Houston as he previously visited with them early last week. Peter King reported [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Texans Prefer Khalil Mack To Jadeveon Clowney At No. 1 Overall?

Texans Prefer Khalil Mack To Jadeveon Clowney At No. 1 Overall?

  Peter King of MMQB.com spoke with a friend of Texans GM Rick Smith who mentioned that Smith actually prefers Buffalo LB Khalil Mack to South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. King believes the Texans will go with a “more sure thing” at the top of the draft instead of a quarterback. According to King, Auburn OT Greg Robinson could be [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Florida DL Dominique Easley Visiting The Patriots & Cowboys Next Week

Florida DL Dominique Easley Visiting The Patriots & Cowboys Next Week

  Aaron Wilson, citing a league source, reports that Florida DL Dominique Easley is visiting with the Patriots and Cowboys next week.  Wilson adds that the Bears sent three people to Easley’s Pro Day and Rams are “very interested” in him as well. Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com reported that 17 teams including the Texans were on hand to watch Easley’s Pro Day this week. [...]

April 19, 2014 Nate Bouda Bears, Cowboys, NFL Draft Rumors, Patriots, Rams, Seahawks, Texans 0

NFL Draft Notes: Friday

NFL Draft Notes: Friday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Friday regarding prospects visiting with NFL teams: Vikings hosted QBs: Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Tom Savage (Pittsburgh), Bryn Renner (UNC) and Keith Wenning (Ball State) this week. (Albert Breer) Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandijo has visited or worked out for 7 teams including the Buccaneers and Panthers. (Gil Brandt) Rams worked out Clemson WRs Sammy Watkins and Martavis [...]

April 18, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Browns, Buccaneers, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

Report: Teddy Bridgewater Also Visiting With The Texans Next Week

Report: Teddy Bridgewater Also Visiting With The Texans Next Week

  Update: Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com reports that Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is scheduled to visit the Texans next week. ———- Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Jaguars will meet with and workout Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater for a second time on Saturday. Bridgewater has already met with the Vikings, Texans, Browns, Buccaneers and Patriots. It has been interesting to see how [...]

April 18, 2014 Nate Bouda Jaguars, NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Report: Texans Exercise J.J. Watt’s Fifth-Year Option

Report: Texans Exercise J.J. Watt’s Fifth-Year Option

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Houston Texans have officially exercised DE J.J. Watt‘s fifth-year option. This should come as no surprise given that Watt has quickly developed into one of the best defensive ends in the game. Watt, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make $1,907,385 for the 2014 [...]

April 17, 2014 Nate Bouda Texans 0

Texans Sign DL Ricardo Mathews

Texans Sign DL Ricardo Mathews

The Houston Texans have signed former Colts DL Ricardo Mathews, per the NFL transaction release. Mathews, 26, spent the previous four years with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in all 32 games in the 2012-2013 seasons, but only making six starts. The Texans defensive line is in need of additional depth, as they lost DT Earl [...]

April 15, 2014 Steven Haskos Colts, NFL Rumors, Texans 0

Free Agent QB David Carr An Option For The Ravens?

Free Agent QB David Carr An Option For The Ravens?

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun writes that free agent QB David Carr could be a potential backup quarterback option for the Ravens. Wilson cites Carr’s knowledge of new Ravens OC Gary Kubiak‘s system as one of key factors that could make him a decent fit. Wilson adds that Baltimore could also wait to see if the Texans [...]

April 15, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux Ravens, Texans 0

NFL Draft Visits: Tuesday

NFL Draft Visits: Tuesday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Tuesday regarding prospects visiting with NFL teams: Colorado State C Weston Richburg visited with the Cardinals on Monday. (Mike Klis) Stanford OT Cameron Fleming visited the Redskins Tuesday. (Mike Jones) Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence is expected to visit the Redskins next week. (John Keim) The Falcons worked out Tennessee RB Rajion Neal and Georgia Tech S Jemea Thomas. (D. Orlando Ledbetter) [...]

April 15, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Cowboys, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, Jets, NFL Draft Rumors, Packers, Panthers, Patriots, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

NFL Draft Visits: Monday

NFL Draft Visits: Monday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Monday regarding prospects visiting with NFL teams: Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert announced Monday night that he’s visiting with the Saints. (Justin Gilbert) The Steelers hosted CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (Boston College) and LB Carl Bradford (Arizona State ) for pre-draft visits last week. (Bob [...]

April 14, 2014 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bengals, Bills, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0

Report: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack Visiting Vikings & Texans

Report: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack Visiting Vikings & Texans

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Buffalo LB Khalil Mack has a visit scheduled with the Vikings for this Thursday. Rapoport adds that Mack is also expected to visit with the Texans at some point next week. Mack recently worked out for the Jaguars and Falcons, so it appears as though he’ll likely come off [...]

April 14, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans, Vikings 0

Rams QB Sam Bradford Could “Fetch A Strong Return” On The Trading Block?

Rams QB Sam Bradford Could “Fetch A Strong Return” On The Trading Block?

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports spoke with “several front office executives” who believe the Rams could “fetch a strong return” for QB Sam Bradford if they were to place him on the trading block. La Canfora’s sources mentioned that some of the GMs selecting towards the top of the draft could prefer to gamble on Bradford over [...]

April 14, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux Bills, Browns, Jaguars, Rams, Texans, Vikings 0

Texans Hosting QBs Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater & DE Clowney In Coming Weeks

Texans Hosting QBs Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater & DE Clowney In Coming Weeks

  John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will be hosting the consensus top-three quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater this week or next. McClain adds that Houston will also bring in South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney as well. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that all of these [...]

April 14, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Bengals Officially Sign DE Sam Montgomery

Bengals Officially Sign DE Sam Montgomery

  Update: NEWS: #Bengals sign DE Sam Montgomery (LSU) pic.twitter.com/P6PRm59lez — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 11, 2014   ——— Aaron Wilson, citing a league source, reports that the Bengals have signed DE Sam Montgomery. Montgomery, a former third-round pick, was waived by the Texans last season after he and a few teammates were caught smoking pot in [...]

April 11, 2014 Nate Bouda Bengals, Texans 0