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NFL Notes: Duron Carter, Draft, Browns, & Saints

Duron Carter

Colts WR Duron Carter tells ESPN that this is likely his last chance to have an NFL career after the off-the-field issues he dealt with that led to him playing in the CFL.

Just being immature,” Carter said of his previous problems, via ESPN.com. “Not taking school serious. I always knew I was a football player and I always wanted to be in the NFL. I didn’t really know the route it took to get there. I messed that opportunity up, a few opportunities, really. And for me I’m really on my last chance and making sure I do everything day to day, doing everything right, not making any wrong decisions. Don’t shoot myself in the foot. That’s what I always seem to do before.”


  • Aaron Wilson reports that North Dakota State RB John Crockett has worked out for the Vikings, Texans, Titans, Falcons, and Jaguars.
  • Minnesota S Cedric Thompson visited with the Texans, Patriots, Vikings, Raiders, Dolphins and Giants, according to Darren Wolfson.


Browns GM Ray Farmer mentioned that “nobody is saying anything substantial” about trading up or down right now. Farmer added that he expects trade talks to pick up when the teams are “on the clock.” (Around the NFL)

  • Farmer regarding the possibility that they could trade up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota said: “Sure, why not?” (Around the NFL)
  • Farmer also shot down the rumors that they tried to trade QB Johnny Manziel to the Eagles. (Marc Sessler)


Saints QB Drew Brees said he wasn’t overly concerned about the trade rumors that surfaced earlier in the offseason.

“I would have people come and, ‘So I hear you’re getting traded to Tampa,'” Brees said, via ESPN.com. “Oh, OK, great. And then the next week, it’s like, OK, who is it this week? Buffalo? Or wherever else. So I lost track. But again, I know that if things like that were taking place that I have the type of relationship with our team, our organization, that I would know about those things. So when I hear them second-hand or from a media outlet or whatever, I don’t really pay it much attention.”

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