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NFL Notes: Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Jets, Saints

Broncos

  • Broncos unsigned third-round WR Carlos Henderson is participating in the team’s rookie minicamp. (Mike Klis)

Eagles

  • Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice believes fifth-round LB Nathan Gerry could have a hard time making the final roster since he is converting from safety and is undersized as a linebacker.

Jaguars

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said he has yet to speak with LT Branden Albert, who is not participating in the voluntary offseason program. (John Oehser)

“No. Still. None,” Marrone said Saturday, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “Probably don’t expect him to [reach out] now.

Marrone explained that he would just like to hear from Albert about what he plans to do.

I just want to know so when you ask me, I can answer it or when [Coughlin or Caldwell] asks, I can answer them,” Marrone said. “They ask me, ‘Have you talked to him? Is he going to come? Is he going to play?’ I don’t know.

“I’ve been in situations where I’ve had a player on the [franchise] tag and they would say, ‘Hey, I’m not signing the tag, I’m not going to [show up], but I’m going to be working out and training.’ … You just want to know where everyone is at and that’s all I was expecting [from Albert].”

 

Jets

  • Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media believes a three-game losing streak would be enough for QB Christian Hackenberg to become the starter.
  • Hughes could see Hackenberg starting by Week 4 or Week 5 if the season gets off to a poor start. Although, Hughes adds that Week 9 or 10 could be another starting point for Hackenberg if the team decides to continue starting Josh McCown.
  • Hughes expects second-year LB Darron Lee to be the Jets’ most improved player in 2017.
  • Hughes does not think the Jets will sign a veteran free agent quarterback like Jay Cutler or Colin Kaepernick.

Saints

The Saints are working out 55 players at their rookie minicamp. The full list includes:

  1. Justin Adekoya/OL/Eastern Kentucky
  2. Austin Albrecht/OL/Utah State
  3. Dan Arnold/WR/Wisconsin-Platteville
  4. Drew Bauer/QB/Minnesota Duluth
  5. Miles Bergner/P/South Dakota
  6. Marvin Bracy/WR/Florida State
  7. Travis Britz/DL/Kansas State
  8. Thomas Brown/LB/Wake Forrest
  9. Dejuan Butler/DB/Hawaii
  10. Josh Clemons/RB/Jacksonville State
  11. Shaquille Cooper/RB/Fort Hays State
  12. D.J. Dean/DB/Boise State
  13. Corey Demease/DB/Louisiana College
  14. Jonathan Dorsey/TE/Alabama A&M
  15. Trey Edmunds/RB/Maryland
  16. Sam Ficken/K/Penn State
  17. Billy Freeman/TE/San Jose State
  18. Ben Grogan/K/Oklahoma State
  19. Max Halpin/OL/Western Kentucky
  20. Bryce Harris/OT/Fresno State
  21. Drew Iddings/DL/South Dakota
  22. Zack Johnson/OL/North Dakota State
  23. Ricky Jones/WR/Indiana
  24. Kyle Kelley/DL/San Diego State
  25. Royce LaFrance/DL/Tulane
  26. Jake Maulhardt/TE/Wyoming
  27. Brock Miller/P/Southern Utah
  28. Darion Monroe/DB/Tulane
  29. Jet Moreland/LB/South Dakota
  30. Leo Musso/DB/Wisconsin
  31. Jacob Onyechi/DB/Air Force
  32. Quinton Powell/DB/USC
  33. Jewell Ratliff/LB/Tuskegee
  34. Nathan Ricketts/LB/Central Michigan
  35. Austin Roberts/DL/Oklahoma
  36. Seth Russell/QB/Baylor
  37. Jeremy Salmon/LS/Maine
  38. Caleb Saulo/LB/Oregon State
  39. Mike Sharp/WR/Southern Utah
  40. Jamar Simpkins/DL/Valdosta State
  41. Gage Steele/LB/James Madison
  42. Austin Stephens/OL/Utah State
  43. Austin Stewart/WR/Central Michigan
  44. Cody Walker/FB/Arkansas
  45. Brad Wilcox/OL/BYU
  46. Jhavon Williams/DB/Connecticut
  47. Darius Victor/RB/Towson
  48. Matt Wyman/K/Kansas
  49. Bruce Thompson/WR/Langston
  50. Justin Thomas/DB/Utah
  51. Ben Weaver/LB/Boise State

New Orleans also worked out veteran players, including:

  1. OT Khalif Barnes
  2. WR Louis Murphy
  3. TE Clay Harbor
  4. QB Matt Simms