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NFL Notes: Draft, Falcons, Jaguars, Seahawks

Draft

  • Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has scheduled 12 pre-draft visits with NFL teams up to this point including the Bengals, which was previously reported by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Pelissero adds that it wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see that number grow in the coming weeks.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Panthers worked out Florida CB Jalen Tabor and S Marcus Maye on Monday.
  • According to Greg Auman, the Buccaneers are expected to have a private workout with Colorado S Tedric Thompson in the coming weeks.

Falcons

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff referred to the talk of them possibly trading RB Devonta Freeman as “ridiculous.”

“(That’s) ridiculous, asserting that we would trade Freeman,” Dimitroff told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The speculation stems from Luther Campbell, who happens to be the husband of Freeman’s agent, Kristen Campbell.

Jaguars

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell mentioned that they’re still looking for potential offensive line upgrades but they still feel pretty good about their current unit.

I think we are always looking to upgrade,” Caldwell said, via ESPN.com. “We added a two-time Pro Bowler at left tackle [Albert], Brandon Linder at center, a young A.J. Cann who is still ascending, [and] Jermey Parnell played well towards the end of the season when he was healthy. We have great competition at left guard right now and guys that have played.

“We went from Year 1 giving up 70-plus sacks [73 in 2014] and last year we gave up 34 sacks. We are always looking to upgrade, but we can line up tomorrow.”

Seahawks

Free agent G T.J. Lang said Monday that he was “99% sure” he was signing with the Seahawks before the Lions came back with a counter offer.

“I didn’t know Detroit was coming back with a counter offer,” Lang said in an interview with 97.1-FM today, via the Detroit Free Press. “When I left Seattle I was about 99% sure I was flying back there to sign a contract and Detroit stepped up and things changed pretty quick.”