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NFL Notes: Joe Mixon, Browns, Giants, Jaguars

Joe Mixon

  • While Emily Kaplan of TheMMQB.com spoke to teams at the Senior Bowl that won’t have Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon their draft boards, she says there was a “stronger sentiment” that Mixon could end being picked later on in the draft like Tyreek Hill was by Kansas City.
  • In fact, Kaplan mentions that she got a strong indication that Mixon might not plummet that far, and be picked up by the third or fourth round.

Browns

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky mentioned that he “roots for Cleveland everything” and still believes in the Browns.

“I root for Cleveland everything. I love where I’m from,” Trubisky said, via TheMMQB.com. “No matter what, everyone still believes in the Browns and that’s so cool. It’s different being from there. Nobody knows why we love Cleveland so much unless you’re from there.”

Giants

James Kratch of NJ.com takes a look at some Giants who could be cap casualties in the coming days. Kratch’s list includes:

  1. WR Victor Cruz ($7.5 million savings)
  2. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie ($5 million savings)
  3. RB Shane Vereen ($3.7 million savings)
  4. LB J.T. Thomas ($3 million savings)
  5. RB Rashad Jennings ($2.5 million savings)

Jaguars

  • Michael DiRocco of ESPN writes that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Jaguars sign a free agent quarterback as Brian Hoyer or Mike Glennon this offseason.
  • However, the expectation is still that Blake Bortles will enter the 2017 season as the team’s starting quarterback. According to DiRocco, Jacksonville is likely to pick up his fifth-year option.
  • DiRocco considers CB Prince Amukamara and LT Kelvin Beachum to be the Jaguars top free agent priorities to address.
  • In regards to Amukamara, DiRocco believes it could cost them around $11 million – $13 million per year to re-sign him this offseason.
  • DiRocco believes the Jaguars’ best move would be to pick up Beachum’s four-year option that will add another $13 million of guaranteed salary.
  • DiRocco points out that the Jaguars will need to decide whether to keep high-priced veterans such as TE Julius Thomas and DE Jared Odrick. $7 million of Thomas’ 2017 salary is guaranteed on March 13 and $6.5 million salary plus a $2 million roster bonus for Odrick are guaranteed on the same day.

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