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NFL Notes: Dolphins, Jaguars, Packers, & Patriots


Deryk Gilmore, the agent for La’el Collins, tells Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he thought his client would be playing for the Dolphins at one point last week.

“I thought I would be coming to Miami for games this season,” Gilmore said. “…He felt great about playing between Mike Pouncey and Branden Albert.The Dolphins should be commended for how hard they fought. Miami was pulling out all the stops.

Ultimately, Collins was sold after meeting with the Cowboys and discussing how he fit their current roster.


Jaguars first-round pick DE Dante Fowler is staying positive about his NFL future, even after he sustained a season-ending ACL injury during his first practice.

“I’m the guy that’s really thankful about things,” Fowler said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I cherish a lot of things. … I love this game so much. I don’t care about the injury, because I know what this game comes with. I know every play, I’m risking myself. I put myself in this situation. I signed my name on that dotted line. I knew what I was getting myself into. It’s just one of those unfortunate things right now. In the future, a year from now, we’ll be all smiling again and talking about me sacking people.


The Packers put undrafted Alabama QB Blake Sims through non-quarterback drills on Saturday.

That’s something that’s been thrown around,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “The evaluation process doesn’t end today. But it’s nice to have video. We did some post-practice work with guys we may want to look at different positions. We did a lot more open-space drill work and tried to put these guys in football drills to make sure the personnel department is getting everything they needed.


  • Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that the Patriots could consider signing another quarterback such as former Packers backup Matt Flynn to a contract in the event Tom Brady receives a suspension.
  • As of now, the Patriots have just two quarterbacks on their roster — Jimmy Garoppolo and Garrett Gilbert, who was a sixth-round selection last year.
  • Even though the Patriots were glad to come away from the first round with Texas DT Malcom Brown, Reiss believes they would have dealt the pick if some one was interested in moving up for the pick. According to Reiss, New England was likely looking for a high third-round pick in return for their No. 32 overall selection.

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