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NFL Notes: Jalen Ramsey, Draft, Dolphins, & Panthers

Jalen Ramsey

FSU DB Jalen Ramsey said he’d like to play for his hometown team — the Titans — like LeBron James.

Everyone nowadays wants to go back home,” Ramsey said, via TitansOnline.com. “LeBron [James] kind of made that popular. And why wouldn’t you want to go back home and play in front of your family and your friends and just the home crowd, the home team? And also being the No. 1 draft pick — that’s huge.

Ramsey added that he’s hoping he left a lasting impression on the Titans during his recent visit.

“I feel like this is one of the last impressions that I’ll be able to make on them,’’ Ramsey said. “I feel like I’ve done everything in my power leading up to now, and I just have to finish it off strong and that is what I am here to do.

“I don’t feel like I have to really sell them on anything. It’s just the person I am, the player I am. I am an open book. Any questions they have, I can answer them.”


Peter Schrager reports that Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee was arrested Sunday morning for a late night altercation.

Higbee is pleading not guilty and contends that other guy involved in the incident put his hands on his girlfriend and he was just defended himself and his girlfriend, according to Schrager. Other guy’s been booked 5 times since 2014.

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is visiting the Eagles on Tuesday and has previously met with the Cowboys.
  • Mississippi State CB Taveze Calhoun has visits lined up with the Patriots and Dolphins and private workouts for the Cowboys, Lions, Jaguars, 49ers and Buccaneers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Texas Tech P Taylor Symmank worked out for the Jets and Cowboys, and is meeting with the Lions Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)


According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are looking at WR Griff Whalen as an under-the-radar addition, who could have a legitimate chance to win the No. 4 receiver job. 

However, there’s still a chance Miami will add some more competition at receiver in the coming weeks.

[Offensive coordinator] Clyde [Christensen] has experience with him in Indy,” Gase said. “He’s a guy who benefits from what we do as far as that slot position. He can play special teams. Him understanding coverages is the first step if you’re a slot player.

“He has the flexibility to go outside, but his big thing was third downs in Indy. This was an opportunity for us to bring in a guy who we thought was a good player who plays special teams, has done some returning in the past.”


  • According to David Newton of ESPN, the Panthers are more likely to trade out of the first round than they are to move up in round one, especially if they’re able to get an additional second-round pick.

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