Tony Romo told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that he was actually interested in signing with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent coming out of college and the Cardinals offered him the most money.
“I actually wanted to go to Denver a little bit more, I felt like I had a better chance of making the roster,” Romo said. “The money . . . Arizona, I believe, offered the most, probably around $20,000 or $25,000, which was like being rich at that time. Denver came in and they were like 15 to 20 but they also had Mike Shanahan who I had strong respect for, and obviously the Cowboys came in. It was Mike Shanahan on one side and then Bill Parcells on the other. Sean [Payton] would call in and then eventually he passed the phone to Jerry [Jones], so you went through the whole gamut.”
- Josh Norris reports that Alabama LB Reuben Foster will visit Colts, Bengals, Saints, Lions, Titans and Ravens in addition to the Chiefs and Jaguars.
- Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports hears that LSU RB Leonard Fournette is “increasingly being viewed as a best-of-breed player in this draft” and a “true blue chipper.“
- Some sources have told him that Fournette is even in play for the No. 1 overall pick. Although, he still doesn’t see the Browns using their top pick on him and instead expects them to go with Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett.
- After speaking with scouts, La Canfora says that the signals he’s picking up about FSU RB Dalvin Cook are “less than stellar” given that his character and attitude have raised “major red flags.”
- La Canfora adds that he wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey is the second running back drafted.
- As for Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon, La Canfora would be stunned if he wasn’t a day-two pick.
- Ian Rapoport reports that the new extension signed by Falcons CB Desmond Trufant will leave him among the top-4 highest paid players at his position.
- Trufant receives a five-year, $68.75 million extension and will make an average of $14.75 million over the first three years of the contract.
- Trufant is owed $33 million by March of 2018 and gets $42 million guaranteed.