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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Eagles, Jaguars, & Saints
- According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the Eagles turned down a chance to trade first-round picks with the Broncos because they really wanted to come away with USC WR Nelson Agholor.
- Michael DiRocco of ESPN hears that the Jaguars like QB Stephen Morris “significantly” more than QB Jake Waters, making him the most likely No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart.
- Waters is believed to be a camp arm with a slight chance on making the practice squad.
- DiRocco considers CB Nick Marshall to be the most likely undrafted free agent to make the Jaguars active roster.
- Of other undrafted free agents, DiRocco mentions RB Corey Grant as someone to keep an eye on.
- DiRocco also expects linebackers Thurston Armbrister, Matt Robinson and Todd Thomas to compete for one roster spot.
- DiRocco liked what he saw from second-round rookie RB T.J. Yeldon, and first-round pick DE Dante Fowler Jr. prior to his ACL injury.
- Jaguars DB coach Dewayne Walker said that SS Johnathan Cyprien must take the “next step” in his progression in 2015. With this in mind, DiRocco could see Jacksonville looking for a new strong safety for 2016 if Cyprien does not improve.
- DiRocco expects the Jaguars’ first six draft picks to make the active roster, while seventh-round rookies WR Neal Sterling and TE Ben Koyack remain unknown commodities.
- Fifth-round rookie WR Rashad Greene will compete for punt return duties with WR Ace Sanders and WR Tandon Doss.
- HC Gus Bradley said he has been “really impressed” with that Sanders’ consistency through the offseason program.
- Saints HC Sean Payton has been speaking highly on TE Josh Hill this offseason, and says the team is unlikely to pursue any veteran tight end options. (Around The NFL)
- Payton said first-round pick OT Andrus Peat has split time at both tackle spots during the last two days of practice, though he envisions Peat as a right tackle. (Larry Holder)
Tags Ace Sanders Andrus Peat Ben Koyack Doug Martin Jake Waters Johnathan Cyprien Josh Hill Lamar Miller Matt Forte Neal Sterling Nelson Agholor Nick Marshall Rashad Greene Stephen Morris Tandon Doss