NFL Rumors: Draft, Colts, Dolphins, Eagles & Vikings
- Tony Pauline reports that Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins has official visits scheduled with the Cowboys, Buccaneers and Bills.
- According to Pauline, Florida S Keanu Neal is still in the conversation as the first-round pick for the Steelers, and he recently worked out for the Falcons.
- Luke Rodgers reports that Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant has a private workout today with the Colts, and visits lined up with the Cowboys and Dolphins next month.
- Colts owner Jim Irsay told reports that they’re meeting with free agents this week and those decisions remain fluid. (Stephen Holder)
- Dolphins executive VP Mike Tannenbaum didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback: “If the right opportunity in the draft for a quarterback comes up we won’t rule it out.” (Andrew Abramson)
- Tannenbaum added that they want to have as much flexibility as possible entering the draft. (James Walker)
- Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves said he’s the best cornerback in the draft and added that the Dolphins have shown “heavy interest” in him. Hargreaves has a meeting with the Dolphins later today. (Jesse Re Simonton)
- Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the plan was always for Howie Roseman to be responsible for the team’s personnel this offseason. (Jeff McLane)
- Lurie added that they’ll wait until May to hire a head of player personnel. (Jeff McLane)
- Lurie mentioned that he wants to get back to drafting a quarterback every year or every other year like they did in the past.
- However, Lurie did say that he’s confident in their current group of quarterbacks and made it clear that Sam Bradford is their No. 1 option. (Zach Berman)
- Vikings HC Mike Zimmer told Pro Football Talk that veteran LB Chad Greenway returning to Minnesota is a possibility: “I think so. They still have to work out the contract negotiations and all those things.’’ (Chris Tomasson)
- Zimmer said WR Cordarrelle Patterson can help make up for loss of Mike Wallace next year: “We’re hoping Cordarrelle Patterson gets it on the right track.’’ (Chris Tomasson)
Tags Chad Greenway Cordarrelle Patterson Howie Roseman Jakeem Grant Jim Irsay Keanu Neal Mike Zimmer Sam Bradford Sheldon Rankins Vernon Hargreaves