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NFL Notes: Draft, Bengals, Titans, Vikings

Draft

Matt Barrows reports that there is “a lot of talk” about the Panthers, who hold the No. 8 selection, trying to obtain the 49ers‘ No. 2 overall pick. However, Barrows mentions that no trade is being worked on at this point in time.

  • Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network reports that every GM and scout he has spoken to says that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon will be a second-round pick.
  • According to Brian Costello, the Jets are hosting North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky for a private workout on Thursday.
  • Ole Miss TE Evan Engram has scheduled visits with the Panthers, Rams and Bears. (Chase Goodbread)
  • American International DE Omari Manhertz has been invited to the Jets‘ and Giants‘ local prospect days. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Dolphins have invited Utah CB John Green to their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Stephen Holder reports that the Colts are meeting with Jackson St. LB Javancy Jones and have a private workout scheduled with him.
  • The Buccaneers have invited South Florida S Nate Godwin and Western Kentucky S Branden Leston to their local prospect day. (Greg Auman)

Bengals

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown would not comment on a possible extension for HC Marvin Lewisbut said there is no reason for alarm. In fact, Brown said he is planning to have dinner with Lewis at his house tonight. (Geoff Hobson)
  • Brown mentioned the Bengals would have a higher asking price in regards to trading QB A.J. McCarron or anyone else to the Browns since they are a divisional opponent: “Trading within the division that is included in the calculation of the price.” (Paul Dehner Jr.)
  • Brown went on to say that he is “not looking” to trade McCarron but he will listen to offers. Although, any trade for McCarron would come at a “steep” price. (Geoff Hobson)
  • Browns pledged his full support of CB Adam Jones, who is facing three misdemeanor charges for assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business: “Maybe I am overly tolerant. If so, so be it.” (Paul Dehner Jr.)

Titans

Titans GM Jon Robinson said the team is always willing to listen to trade offers and that they will move around in the 2017 NFL Draft if a suitable option presents itself.

With what we did last year, moving around in the draft, I think teams view us as an organization that is willing to position itself and move around in the draft,’’ Robinson said. “We are not a team that is opposed to listening and having conversations about trying to put ourselves in a position to better the team.

Although Robinson said he is willing to trade around in the draft, he also indicated that the Titans could stay put at No. 5 and No. 18 in the first round.

We are just looking to put ourselves in a position to help the team. If that means moving around in the draft, if it means sticking and picking, we are going to do what is best,” said Robinson.

Vikings

  • Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Vikings S Harrison Smith underwent surgery this offseason to repair a high ankle sprain. (Ben Goessling)

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