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NFL Notes: Draft Trades, Bills, Panthers, Patriots, & Seahawks

Draft Trades

Field Yates of ESPN (Insider) takes a look at the teams that are the most likely to be involved in a draft trade.

  • Yates writes that the Titans essentially hold the key to the draft at No. 2 overall. Interestingly enough, one NFL personnel man tells him: “I did hear Rivers to Tennessee may be more real than most people think.”
  • The Browns have two first-round picks to work with, and given that they’ve been involved in a number of trades in the past, they seem like a team to watch.
  • According to Yates, the level of interest in USC DL Leonard Williams could lead to the Jaguars fielding offers for the No. 3 overall pick.
  • Yates mentions that with all the draft picks the Saints have acquired, it’s hard to rule them out of possibly making a move.
  • The last team in Yates’ list is the Seahawks, due to the fact that they have 11 picks to work with and have had a lot of success picking in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft.

Bills

  • Bills GM Doug Whaley said that he has Baylor’s Bryce Petty, Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson and Oregon State’s Sean Mannion all in the second tier of quarterbacks after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. (Howard WGR)

Panthers

  • Aaron Wilson reports that Panthers offensive line coach John Matsko recently worked out Oklahoma offensive linemen Daryl Williams, Tyrus Thompson and Adam Shead.

Patriots

Patriots LT Nate Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April of 2014.

“I knew nothing about it. It was a complete surprise,” said Solder, via Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. “You Google something like that and it kind of scares you, so I was like, ‘I’m not going to freak out about this.’ Had I not had a routine physical, I probably wouldn’t have checked it, saying, ‘Oh, it’s just in my head, I’m going to be fine.'”

Solder’s cancer was limited to one testicle and had not spread elsewhere, which led to the doctors removing the testicle. Solder was able to return to the field in time for workouts in June.

Seahawks

  • Rand Getlin reports that Idaho OL Jesse Davis has a private workout with the Seahawks later this week.

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