- New Bills S Robert Blanton tells Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News that he was told he’d be given an opportunity to compete for a starting job this summer.
- Blanton will have to compete with Aaron Williams and Corey Graham, but it’s worth mentioning that Williams is coming off of a serious neck injury and he’ll have to see how it holds up to contact in training camp.
- Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com writes that Greg Salas is a “bona fide candidate” to replace Chris Hogan, who signed with the Patriots.
- Brown adds that Greg Little and Jarret Boykin are likely to compete for the job as well.
- Mike Klis of 9News writes that while trade talks between the Broncos and 49ers regarding QB Colin Kaepernick have cooled off in recent days, the possibility exists that they could be rekindled at the upcoming owners meeting.
- San Francisco is reportedly seeking a second-round pick in return for Kaepernick, which is considered to be too high for the Broncos’ liking.
- Klis does, however, admit that Denver could wait and see what the 49ers elect to do on April 1 when $11.9 million of Kaepernick’s salary becomes fully guaranteed.
- The Broncos have considered other available options since they acquired Mark Sanchez in a trade with the Eagles including Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he’s seeking $15 million per a year, which has prevented him from gaining any traction with Denver or the Jets.
- Another option for the Broncos could be free agent QB Robert Griffin III, but Klis mentions that the Broncos don’t have much interest in him at this point in time.
Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Cowboys have scheduled a private workout with Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News confirms the report and adds that the workout will take place on Monday. George points out that this will be the third time in three months Cowboys QBs coach Wade Wilson will work face-to-face with Prescott.
Prescott said previously that Dallas made him aware of what their plan would be for him in the event they draft him.
“Coach Wilson just [talked] about what they expect me to do if I come in there, if it’s to be in the backup role behind Tony Romo, how do I plan on approaching it and then just talking ball,” Prescott said at the combine about the meeting. “They’ve been productive meetings. He told me their picks and told me that they’re thinking about getting a quarterback with one of those picks. He was saying that if I work hard, things maybe could work out.”
- Mike Triplett of ESPN believes the Saints should and most likely will draft a defensive player in round one.
- However, he admits that if Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell is still on the board, it could be difficult to pass up taking him.
- Triplett could see New Orleans taking any number of positions with their first pick including defensive end, defensive tackle, outside linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver, guard, safety and inside linebacker.
- In regards to trading back, Triplett considers it a “realistic possibility.“