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NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Cowboys, Raiders & Vikings

Draft

Cowboys

Browns

  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that spoke to a former NFL executive who was highly critical of the NFL and the NFLPA for allowing the Browns to create a situation that has led to an 0-12 season and what he believes is a danger for the players.
  • The executive explained that tanking put players at risk.
  • Cole adds that the exec pointed to the fact that rookie QB Cody Kessler has suffered three concussions just this year.

Raiders

  • According to Phil Matier and Andy Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland stadium deal being discussed to keep the Raiders in the Bay Area would call for $600 million in private money, $200 million in public money from Oakland and Alameda County, $200 million from the NFL and $300 million from team owner Mark Davis.

Vikings

  • The Vikings ruled out C Joe Berger (concussion) for Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys.
  • The Vikings have WR Stefan Diggs (knee) and CB Terence Newman (neck) both listed as questionable for Thursday.