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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Draft, Colts, Jets, Ravens

Adrian Peterson

  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that veteran RB Adrian Peterson is feeling “disrespected by what’s transpired in free agency up to this point.
  • The Vikings moved on from Peterson and signed Latavius Murray while the Raiders are reportedly interested in luring Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.
  • Cole mentions that one of the biggest issues right now for Peterson is the fact that he’s still looking to be paid like a superstar running back, despite the fact that he’s 31 years old and coming off of an injury-filled 2016 season.

Draft

An AFC personnel executive tells Lance Zierlein that this year’s crop of guard prospects is one of the worst he can remember in years.

“This is one of the worst guard drafts that I can remember if you are looking for a starter right now,” the AFC personnel executive said. “Other than (Western Kentucky’s Forrest) Lamp, I’m not excited about any of them. There are some decent guys middle and late, but they aren’t going to be ready this year.

  • Michigan CB Channing Stribling is scheduled to meet with the Saints prior to his Pro Day on Friday and will visit with the Panthers on April 7. (Michael Rothstein)
  • Michigan DL Matt Godin said he will participate in the Lions‘ local prospect day but he has not scheduled any visits with other teams. (Michael Rothstein)

Colts

  • Mike Wells of ESPN does not think the Colts are in a better position than they were a year ago, as they are no longer a clear-cut favorite to win the AFC South.
  • Wells mentions that while the Colts’ offense should be just as good or better in 2017, they must continue their defensive overhaul after moving on from several veterans including LB D’Qwell Jackson, S Mike Adams, OLB Erik Walden and OLB Trent Cole.

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN thinks the Jets will release S Marcus Gilchrist, but veteran WR Eric Decker will get an opportunity to complete his rehab from hip and shoulder injuries.
  • As for the Jets’ plans for the No. 6 overall pick, Cimini would be “surprised” to see New York draft Clemson QB Deshaun Watson that early.
  • Cimini cannot see the Jets pursuing former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a number of reasons.

Ravens

  • Jamison Hensley of ESPN could see free agent OT King Dunlap being an option for the Ravens, who could use a one- or two-year stopgap right tackle.
  • Hensley also mentions former Jets LT Ryan Clady as a possible free agent option for the Ravens’ right tackle spot, but admits he and Dunlap could wait and see if they can find a more lucrative left tackle opening with another team.