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NFL Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Rams & Saints

Dolphins

  • James Walker gives sixth-round WR Jakeem Grant a 70-percent chance of making the Dolphins’ 53-man roster.

Jets

Darryl Slater of NJ.com confirms numerous reports that have said that the Jets and franchise DL Muhammad Wilkerson remain far a part in contract talks ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

All indications have been that Wilkerson will end up playing out the 2016 season under the franchise tag and hope to secure a long-term contract as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

However, Slater mentions that the Jets could elect to use their franchise tag on Wilkerson again next year, despite the fact that this would come with a 20 percent raise.

Doing so would cost the Jets around $18.841 million fully guaranteed, which is a fairly substantial salary for a defensive lineman. Slater mentions that this huge figure may not as big of an obstacle as it appears, considering that the salary cap is expected to increase again next year.

As of now, OverTheCap.com projects the Jets to have just over $21 million in available cap space, which could make it hard to justify this kind of salary for Wilkerson.

Rams

  • Ian Rapoport reports that UC Irvine and the Rams have agreed to a three-year deal to have training camp on campus, starting in 2016.
  • Rapoport adds that the camp will be free for fans on UCI’s Crawford Field.

Saints