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NFL Notes: Joe Mixon, Jaguars, Packers, Patriots

Joe Mixon

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there’s “palpable buzz” Oklahoma RB Joe Mixoncould linger much longer than expected” in this year’s draft.

According to Florio, “multiple league sources who have investigated the situation believe that Mixon may be waiting beyond round two or three.” Florio added that a separate source suggested Mixon “possibly won’t be drafted at all.”

The recent buzz has been that Mixon could end up coming off of the board in the early portion of round two. However, it appears as though that talk may have been a little optimistic.

We have him being selected by the Bengals in the Second Round of our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.

Jaguars

  • Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny told reporters on Tuesday that he will be moving to strong side linebacker next year to allow 2016 second-round pick Myles Jack to take over as their middle linebacker. (Mark Long)
  • Jacksonville OLB Justin Horton is attending the Jaguars’ local prospect workout on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson)

Packers

The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that LB A.J. Hawk is retiring as a member of the organization.

“The first thing that needs to be said about A.J. Hawk is that he is a good man,” GM Ted Thompson said. “He was a terrific teammate and a true professional during his career, and we were lucky to have him. A.J. will always be a Packer. We wish the best to him and the entire Hawk family, and thank them for all that they gave to the team and the city of Green Bay.

“We were fortunate to make A.J. my first pick as head coach in 2006, and he spent the next nine years giving everything he had to the Green Bay community and the Packers,” HC Mike McCarthy said. “His leadership and toughness were instrumental in all of our success, and we thank him for all that he did for the organization and the community. We wish A.J., Laura and the rest of the Hawk family all the best, and I am confident that whatever the future holds, he will be successful.”

Patriots

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn’t anticipate them making any roster moves leading up to the draft.

I don’t anticipate that many transactions here between now and next Thursday or Friday,” Caserio said, via the Boston Herald. “Could that change? Look, it’s the National Football League. Things can change in a heartbeat. Our focus is on getting ready for the draft and putting together the best team possible.”

  • The Patriots’ offensive line coach worked out North Dakota C Michael Coe. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Patriots hosted Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk, Cal WR Chad Hansen, and EWU DT Samson Ebukam for pre-draft visits on Tuesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis was also in New England for a visit with the Patriots. (Doug Kyed)