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NFL Notes: Bills, NFL Draft, Redskins, Steelers & Seahawks

Draft

  • An NFC executive told Daniel Jeremiah that in his eyes, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is: “A bigger, more explosive version of Tyrann Mathieu.
  • Jeremiah adds: “Peppers is a defensive coordinator’s dream. You can line him up at multiple spots and he finds a way to affect the game.
  • Regarding Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, one AFC executive tells Bucky Brooks: “I know it’s early, but I’m a little disappointed in Watson’s throwing. He’s missed the mark a bit because he is guiding and aiming the ball instead of letting it rip.”   

Bills

  • Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle appeared to confirm a rumor a few days ago that the Bills owners met with former Giants HC Tom Coughlin regarding an executive rule, but he says that he isn’t sure if it was a consult or a job interview.
  • However, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that “[the] meeting did not happen.
  • Coughlin’s agent, Sandy Montag, also denied that a meeting took place by telling Florio: “I do confirm that a meeting did not occur.

Redskins

  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden told reporters today that it is “tempting” to keep Trent Williams at guard. (JP Finlay)

Seahawks

  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that he’d be surprised if QB Russell Wilson (ankle) does not play in Sunday’s game against the Jets. (Gregg Bell)

Steelers

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger mentioned that they plan to get both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Le’Veon Bell involved in their offense moving forward.

“Listen, we’re not going to put [Bell] at wide receiver and DeAngelo at running back,” Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “But we will have them both on the field and move them out of the backfield. We’re not going to take RB off the front of [Bell’s] name and put WR. But I definitely think he is one of our best receivers.”