NFC Notes: Cardinals, Lions, Saints

Cardinals

  • Mike Jurecki mentions that Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk could be someone worth keeping an eye on for the Cardinals in round two if they pass on a receiver at No. 15 overall.

Lions

  • Michael Rothstein tosses out QB Jake Rudock, RB Ameer Abdullah, RB Theo Riddick and S Miles Killebrew as some players who could be on the trade block for the Lions during the draft.
  • Rothstein mentions defensive tackle, edge rusher and outside linebacker as the biggest needs for the Lions entering the draft.
  • If there end up being a number of notable options available to the Lions at No. 20 overall, Rothstein could see a scenario where LSU RB Derrius Guice could be a consideration for them.
  • Other possibilities for the Lions could be to take a tight end such as Dallas Goedert or Hayden Hurst or a defensive back such as CB Jaire Alexander or S Justin Reid.

Saints

New Saints WR Cameron Meredith admitted that he was a little surprised by the Bears’ decision to not match the Saints’ offer sheet earlier in the week.

“You know, it’s my home city, so you know of course a bit of a disappointment,” Meredith said Friday, via Joel A. Erickson of the Advocate. “So it was a surprise, but at the end of the day I signed that letter agreement with the Saints knowing that was a possibility. I was expecting to be a Saint, but if the Bears matched, it wouldn’t have been bad either.”

As for his knee, Meredith said he hasn’t had any setbacks and his goal is still to be ready for the start of the season.

“I have not had any setbacks along the recovery process. I’m gaining strength day by day,” Meredith said. “The main objective for me is to do as much as I can with the trainers to get ready for the season. My goal is to try and get back to training camp, but as long as there aren’t any setbacks or anything like that, it should not be any problem.

Meredith did not want to offer a theory regarding the Bears’ evaluation of his knee.

“That’s not my place to say,” Meredith said. “From what I know and what I’ve been told, I’m right on schedule, and I haven’t had any setbacks, and I should be ‘A okay,’ at least from the medical standpoint.

  • SMU DE Justin Lawler is scheduled to take a pre-draft visit to New Orleans next week and meet with the Saints. (Nick Underhill)
  • Memphis WR Anthony Miller recently visited with the Saints. (Nick Underhill)
  • Houston WR Steven Dunbar is among the prospects taking part in the Saints’ local pro day. (Nick Underhill)

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