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NFL Notes: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Browns, Raiders & Ravens

Ryan Fitzpatrick

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Jets should call free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s bluff that he’s willing to play for another team, even if it requires him accepting a reduced salary.
  • Florio mentions that both the Jets and Fitzpatrick deserve blame for how this situation has played out. However, it doesn’t change the fact that the market for Fitzpatrick is what it is, and no one is lining up to pay him more than what the Jets are currently offering him — $24 million over the course of three years.

Browns

The Cleveland Browns announced six promotions within their player personnel department on Tuesday, including:

  • Ken Kovash – Vice President, Player Personnel
  • Mike Cetta – Director of Scouting
  • Kevin Meers – Director of Research and Strategy
  • Chisom Opara – Director of Player Personnel
  • Dan Saganey – Director of Scouting
  • Bobby Vega – Director of Scouting

Raiders 

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the current thinking in league circles is that there aren’t and won’t be enough “no” votes to keep the Raiders out of Las Vegas for gambling reasons.
  • The NFL would need nine votes against a move to Las Vegas to prevent the Raiders from departing for Las Vegas, However, Florio says it’s hard to see more than four owners opposing it as of now.
  • Although, Florio admits that an offer from the city of Oakland or financing issues in regards to a Las Vegas stadium could still complicate the situation.

Ravens

  • Jeff Zrebiec mentions that Ravens second-round pick Kamalei Correa got some work in at inside linebacker last week.
  • While the Ravens have salary cap room to work with, Zrebiec isn’t sure there’s a free agent inside linebacker that makes much sense for them.
  • Zrebiec considers the hamstring injury RB Trent Richardson has been dealing with to be more damaging to his roster chances than Michael Campanaro’s calf strain is to his.
  • According to Zrebiec, Richardson could be competing with Terrance West and Lorenzo Taliaferro possible for a single roster spot.
  • However, Campanaro could have the edge on his receiver competition due to his return ability and familiarity with Joe Flacco and the offense.