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NFL Notes: Chad Kelly, Sheldon Richardson, Jets & Vikings

Chad Kelly

  • Ole Miss announced that senior QB Chad Kelly has a torn ACL and lateral meniscus and will undergo season-ending surgery. (Ralph D. Russo)
  • Matt Miller of B/R says that he would be surprised if Kelly is drafted at all considering the injury, character and off-the-field concerns surrounding him.

Sheldon Richardson

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN would be surprised if the Jets do not trade DL Sheldon Richardson before the 2017 draft.
  • Sources tell Cimini that Richardson won’t command the first-round pick the Jets are reportedly looking for but they may be able to get a second-round selection.
  • An AFC executive explained that the Jets will likely have to take a discount for Richardson due to a number of factors: “The suspensions would be an issue for external interest. The combination of that, and the contract you might pay him, may give the buyer a discount. But I could see it being similar to the Jamie Collins situation, where they get what they would’ve gotten in the compensatory market.


  • Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick told reporters after Sunday’s game that he’s undergoing an MRI on his left knee on Monday.


  • Michael Lombardi mentioned earlier in the day that the Vikings didn’t just make the Sam Bradford trade for one season and he expects them to be “Bradford’s team” moving forward.
  • When Teddy Bridgewater is healthy, Lombardi believes he could be a trade consideration for Minnesota.

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