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NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Cowboys, Texans, & Vikings

Draft

  • Albert Breer reports that FSU CB P.J. Williams was arrested early Friday morning for DUI.
  • Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler Jr. said he has visits lined up with the Jaguars and Titans. (Jenny Vrentas)
  • Kentucky DE/OLB Bud Dupree met with the Falcons and Browns this week. (Jeremy Fowler)

Bills

Adam Caplan points out that six Bills’ players over the past two years have undergone hip surgeries following the news that WR Sammy Watkins had a procedure on his hip.

This could, of course, just be bad luck for the Bills. Even so, six seems like a very large number for a potentially serious injury.

Cowboys

  • Jason Cole reports that Cowboys DE Greg Hardy plans to appeal any suspension handed down from the NFL stemming from his domestic violence case that’s more than two games.

Texans

NFL Media’s Judy Battista spoke to Nicholas DiNubile, the Philadelphia 76ers former team doctor and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney’s microfracture knee surgery and how this will impact him moving forward.

“The real issue is how much regeneration happens,” said DiNubile, who has read up on Clowney’s case but has not examined him. “To even require microfracture is a bad thing at a young age. It means you’ve damaged the joint cushion down to the bone. Even with the best results, it does not fill in with a normal cushion. It fills in with hybrid material — cartilage cells and scar tissue.

“If all goes perfectly and he gets a nice fill in there — it’s almost like people who are bald and are using something … some get nothing, some get peach fuzz and some get everything — if he gets a nice fill and he rehabs well, he should be able to do what he’s done before,” DiNubile said. “If he gets a partial fill, then the knee is going to be cranky and it’s going to act like a knee that has a problem. As far as speed and burst, he should be able to get that. The real question is, how long does it hold up?

Vikings

  • Rand Getlin reports that the Vikings are signing long snapper Kevin McDermott.

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