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NFL Notes: Michael Floyd, Bills, Cowboys, Patriots

Michael Floyd

  • Josh Weinfuss spoke with the Scottsdale City Courts, which said that WR Michael Floyd has not filed the required documents to leave the state of Arizona.
  • According to Weinfuss, Floyd is still under house arrest until June 17, which happens to be after most teams will have completed their offseason programs.
  • The Vikings have signed Floyd to a one-year contract. (NFLTR)

Bills

  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Bills have invited former Western State CB Isaiah Jackson to their rookie minicamp.

Cowboys

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Wednesday that LB Jaylon Smith will practice one day on and one day off during OTAs and minicamp but this isn’t the plan for training camp as of now. (Clarence Hill)
  • Jones said he spoke with Dr. Cooper today about Smith: “Very pleased with his progress. Every reason to believe he’ll have a good camp.” (Jon Machota)
  • Meanwhile, Stephen Jones said they view Smith as a “franchise player that will be around for many, many years.” (Jon Machota)
  • According to Jones, they would prefer to play Lael Collins at right tackle with Jonathan Cooper taking over for him at left guard. (Clarence Hill)
  • In regards to suspended DE Randy Gregory, Jones said: “We’re doing everything we can to get him back on the field.” (Jon Machota)
  • Stephen Jones said there’s no guarantee they will keep a running back on their roster to fill Lance Dunbar‘s role and they feel like rookie WR Ryan Switzer can help in some of those areas. (Jon Machota)

Patriots

  • Jason Cole mentions that the Patriots’ decision to retain backup Jimmy Garoppolo with the idea of possibly franchising him next year would give Garoppolo a huge amount of leverage whether they trade him or keep him.
  • By franchising him and then attempting to trade him, Cole says that Garoppolo would have enough leverage to control where he ends up and what the Patriots could ultimately get in return for him based on his contract demands.
  • However, if the Patriots plan to keep Garoppolo, Cole expects his starting point to be the franchise tag value as part of a new contract.

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