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NFL Notes: Marshawn Lynch, Draft, Browns, Texans

Marshawn Lynch

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Raiders need Marshawn Lynch more than he needs the Raiders. With this in mind, Florio believes Oakland had better pay him accordingly.

“He’ll be an elixir that makes fans in Oakland not focus on the not-too-distant future and instead the 2017 Raiders,” writes Florio. “With Marshawn in silver and black, who cares about 2020 or 2019 or even 2018, any of which could become the first year of the team’s second non-Oakland stint?

“The potential move already is capturing the imagination of one Raiders fan with a unique connection to Marshawn.”

Lynch stands to make $9 million for the 2017 season as part of his current contract, which is far more than this year’s free agent market has been willing to pay running backs.

The Raiders may not need to trade a draft pick to Seattle to get him, given that the Seahawks have a tight cap situation, but it will be interesting to see how much Lynch is willing to play for in 2017 if he ends up being released.

Draft

  • Ohio State CB Gareon Conley has visits lined up with the Browns, Cowboys, Titans, Bengals, and Jets. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu is taking a pre-draft visit today with the Redskins after meeting with the Browns on Friday. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Ohio State WR Dontre Wilson, Texas WR Kendall Sanders and Sam Houston St. OL Curtis Riser worked out at the Cowboys’ local prospects day. (Brandon George)
  • South Carolina OL Mason Zandi impressed the Panthers during a workout and spent a lot of time with OL coach Ray Brown. (Aaron Wilson)
  • American International DL Omari Manhertz worked out well for the Giants and Jets. (Aaron Wilson)

Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer takes a look at 12 of the Browns’ pre-draft visitors including:

  1. Ohio State CB Gareon Conley
  2. Western Michigan WR Corey Davis
  3. Ohio State Safety Malik Hooker
  4. Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer
  5. Florida State RB Dalvin Cook
  6. Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes
  7. UCLA LB Takkarist McKinley
  8. Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon
  9. Miami TE David Njoku
  10. Washington WR John Ross
  11. North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky
  12. Clemson WR Mike Williams

Texans

  • The Texans are working out Texas RB D’Onta Foreman on Saturday at their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Alabama LB Ryan Anderson had a private workout on Friday for the Texans. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Texas Southern K Eric Medina is participating in the Texans’ local workout along with WR Derrick Griffin. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Indiana OT Dimitric Camiel is working out for the Texans at their local prospect day today. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Utah CB Brian Allen is attending the Texans’ local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Texas Southern DE Damond King worked out for the Texans today at their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Texans worked out Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight during their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Texans worked out SMU QB Matt Davis today at their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)

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