- Troy Renck mentions that the NFL owner meetings will offer a chance to advance the Tony Romo talks.
- While recent reports have said that it’s likely the Texans or retirement for Romo (NFLTR), Renck says this could all change if the Cowboys release Romo.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians explained that the most important part of Pro Day workouts for quarterback prospects is seeing how quickly they can learn and how much information he can retain.
“I think it’s huge on guys you don’t have a real good feel for,” Arians said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “You want to get them on the blackboard, see them answer questions, recite information.”
In total, Arians believes there are five or six quality quarterback prospects in this year’s draft class.
“I think there are five or six really good arms in this draft,” Arians said. “Whether there are five or six quarterbacks, that’s what we have to find out. I’m feeling more and more there are a couple of sleepers who, because of their offenses, didn’t show as much as they are capable of.”
- Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers signed RB Christine Michael to a one-year, $800,000 deal that includes $25,000 signing bonus. Michael will carry a cap figure of $640,000 for the 2017 season.
Last week, Michael Lombardi of The Ringer mentioned on “The NFL Show” that he’s heard the Ravens are discussing the possibility of trading DL Timmy Jernigan now that they’ve signed Brandon Williams to a big-money extension. (NFLTR)
Jamison Hensley of ESPN writes that “all signs point to this being Jernigan’s last season with the Ravens.”
Hensley mentions that it would be prohibitive for the Ravens to re-sign Jernigan after making Williams the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL. However, he considers a trade unlikely as of now, given that teams could be reluctant to part with more than a mid-round pick for him.
Hensley adds that it wouldn’t make any sense for the Ravens to trade Jernigan for anything less than a four-round pick because they should be able to get a fifth- or sixth-round compensatory pick for him once he signs elsewhere next year.
Another factor worth considering is that Jernigan has every incentive to play his best football in 2017, as a big season would improve the kind of contract he receives as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
The Ravens figure to have a long-term extension for LB C.J. Mosley at the top of their priority list.