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NFL Notes: Baker Mayfield, Eagles, Jets, Titans

Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas early Saturday for allegedly yelling profanities, causing a scene and running from cops after an altercation, according to TMZ.

Mayfield was allegedly trying to break up the altercation and was asked by police to give a statement regarding what happened. According to reports, Mayfield lost it and began cursing and making a scene.

He reportedly attempted to run away from police but was tackled and later refused to cooperate. Mayfield had slurred speech, trouble walking and was covered in food.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that this incident may have blown his shot to attend the Scouting Combine next year with this incident.

Eagles

  • Tim McManus of ESPN writes that Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who could be a cap casualty in the coming weeks, is a name to keep an eye on for the Eagles if he ends up being cut.
  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson spent three seasons as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, so he’s more than familiar with what Charles can do in his system.
  • The overall expectation right now is that Ryan Mathews won’t be back with the Eagles, which would leave them with a need at running back.

Jets

  • Rich Cimini has his “money” on Mike Glennon being the veteran quarterback target for the Jets this offseason. However, Cimini says that the Jets won’t get into a Brock Osweiler-type of bidding war to get Glennon. Cimini mentions that Glennon checks of a number of boxes for the Jets and could give them a bridge quarterback who has a chance to develop into something more.
  • Cimini wouldn’t be surprised if the Jets contacted the Cowboys about veteran QB Tony Romo, but he doesn’t see there being a great fit between the two.
  • Should the Bills decline Tyrod Taylor‘s option, Cimini believes he may be the best fit for New York.
  • While there has been buzz about Jay Cutler possible landing with the Jets, Cimini doesn’t think this is very likely.
  • As for Colin Kaepernick, Cimini points out that his political beliefs could impact the likelihood of him ending up with the Jets. Beyond that, he hasn’t been a great quarterback for a few years now.
  • If the Jets wanted to sign a cheaper quarterback option who could serve as a bridge to a younger quarterback like Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg, Cimini suggests Brian Hoyer as a potential consideration.

Titans

Titans GM Jon Robinson was asked this week about how they weigh taking “best available player vs. position of need” in the draft.

“A lot of that plays off what we do in free agency, and that period starts here in a couple of weeks,’’ Robinson said, via TitansOnline.com.  “We’ve already evaluated those free agent prospects and once we get to the draft there’s really three or four different things you can do. You can trade the pick, which we were able to do last year, you can address a need position.

“Hopefully the best player available and your need kind of meet — that is the perfect storm, which is kind of what happened last year when we took Jack (Conklin) with the first pick. So you take every situation and look at it and make the best decision possible.”

In regards to their approach to free agency, Robinson said: “You have a game plan, sometimes things change. The financial component comes into team building. … We have a game plan together and we are looking forward to it in a couple of weeks when free agency hits and we try to continue to build the team.”