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NFL Notes: Tony Romo, Draft, Falcons, Rams

Tony Romo

Albert Breer spoke with one Dallas staff member who said that Tony Romo was able to make all the throws last year while working on the scout team and overall looked like pretty good.

“It was clear he could make all the throws he’d made in the past,” said the staffer. “He was very aggressive, made some decisions I’m sure he wouldn’t have in a game, but it was scout team, so there was little consequence. He had some pocket collapsing situations with the backup OL vs. the first DL, and his accuracy, arm strength, and vision all looked up to his standard. There was some rush, working with some receivers he hadn’t before, but the elements were there.”

According to Breer, Romo didn’t show up to training camp in the best shape the past few years, which was viewed by the team as a sign that “his desire to play was beginning to wane.” Breer adds that this was one of the reasons why the team took Romo’s flirtation with the TV networks seriously from the start.

Draft

  • Youngstown State DE Derek Rivers is visiting with the Broncos and Steelers this week and is scheduled to meet with the Bills, Patriots and Saints after that. Rivers also has private workouts lined up with the Patriots and Cowboys. (Jeremy Fowler)
  • Villanova OT Brad Seaton is working out for Jets on Thursday at their local prospect day, and has worked out for the Texans, Patriots, and Bills. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Grambling WR Chad Williams is visiting the Rams on Thursday and previously met with the Seahawks and Bills. (Ian Rapoport)

Falcons

  • The Falcons will host Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp for a pre-draft workout next week. (Vaughn McClure)
  • Atlanta worked out Utah offensive linemen Garett Bolles and Isaac Asiata last week. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)
  • The Falcons are scheduled to work out Ohio defensive end Tarell Basham next week. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)
  • The Falcons reportedly spent “extensive time” with Alabama TE Brandon Greene following yesterday’s local pro day. (Vaughn McClure)

Rams

  • According to the Sports Business Journal (per Alden Gonzalez), the Rams were the NFL’s top contributor to the ticket revenue pool at $27 million.
  • NFL teams contribute one-third of their ticket revenue to the shared pool, which means the Rams’ generated roughly $81 million in 2017 from ticket sales.