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NFL Notes: Draft, Jaguars, Jets

Draft

  • Tony Pauline reports that Michigan OL Eric Magnuson met with the Saints Thursday night.
  • Michigan WR Amara Darboh met with the Titans, Panthers, Patriots and Saints, according to Pauline.
  • New Haven LB Tyler Condit met with the Giants and Colts following his recent workout, per Pauline.
  • Aaron Wilson reports that Virginia S Kelvin Rainey is set to work out for the Texans.

Jaguars

  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union guesses that the Jaguars won’t pick up QB Blake Bortles‘ fifth-year option in the next month.
  • O’Halloran believes C Brandon Linder should be “Priority A” in regards to a contract extension for the Jaguars.
  • Jacksonville will likely want to get WR Allen Robinson locked up long-term by the start of training camp, according to O’Halloran.
  • A league source tells O’Halloran that CB Aaron Colvin will likely want to play out his rookie contract and move on next year to secure a chance of playing outside cornerback.
  • O’Halloran’s guess is that the Jaguars would like to sign LB Telvin Smith to a new deal at some point.
  • As for WR Marqise Lee, O’Halloran could see extension talks taking place during the season, depending on how he opens the season.

Jets

A personnel source tells Rich Cimini that the team’s decision to sign veteran QB Josh McCown just show they’re clueless in regards to addressing the quarterback position.

“People that don’t know what they’re doing sign McCown — and they don’t know what they’re doing,” the personnel source said. “It was 2 o’clock in the morning and they had to go home with someone because they were desperate. It’s going to have a bad ending. To bring him in, knowing he’s going to get hurt and he might not be good enough … I don’t get it. I think he’s done. In Tampa (2013), he really got beat up. The guy was a piñata. He’s a tough kid and, at one time, he had talent. But now it’s probably diminished.”

A separate source believes this is just a precursor to the Jets drafting another quarterback.

“To me, it’s even more indicative of them pursuing a long-term solution in this draft,” said opposing personnel executive. “What they have at least is a veteran who can play the position, who, although not a preferred starter, has started in his career and has been in this kind of situation before as a placeholder. He can be a good influence on a young quarterback. You’re not going to win a lot of games with him, but he can run your offense, manage the line of scrimmage and function as a serviceable pro. By no means does signing McCown eliminate the need to find their guy.