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NFL Rumors: Draft, Bills, Falcons, & Jets

Draft

  • Tony Pauline reports that USC’s Su’a Cravens took part in both linebacker and defensive back drills and reportedly looked “fantastic.”
  • Pauline adds that most NFL teams have Cravens graded as a safety, and he’s met with the Lions, Browns, and Chargers while the Panthers have “scary interest” in him.
  • Minnesota LB De’Vondre Campbell has pre-draft visits scheduled with the Vikings.(Darren Wolfson)
  • Notre Dame S Elijah Shumate worked out for the Patriots and Buccaneers privately. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Illinois State RB Marshaun Coprich spoke with the Colts and Bears on Wednesday following his Pro Day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Buffalo OT John Kling worked out for the Chargers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Troy Renck mentions that South Dakota DL Drew Iddings is worth keeping an eye on in regards to the Broncos after they met with him at his pro day.

Bills

Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that commissioner Roger Goodell, executives at the league office and owners of other NFL teams all believe it’s “imperative” that the Bills have a new stadium.

According to Carucci, the league thinks it’s vital to the Bills’ ability to compete with other teams who are benefiting from newer facilities that generate larger revenue sources.

A source tell Carucci that they view Ralph Wilson Stadium as one of the “three worst stadiums in the league.

As for a potential time frame for when the league would like the Bills have a new facility, Carucci mentions that the NFL is hoping for them to get something done in the next five years or so.

Falcons

  • Falcons HC Dan Quinn reiterated that they’re still interested in re-signing free agent OLB O’Brien Schofield.
  • Vaughn McClure mentions that the Falcons have offered Schofield a contract, but he’s still weighing his options and has interest from other teams.
  • McClure reports that Ohio State LB Darron Lee is working out for the Falcons on Thursday.

Jets

  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes that Jets LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson has not been contacted by anyone on the team’s coaching staff or front office since the end of last season.
  • Mehta believes Ferguson would likely need to accept a pay cut in order to return to the team in 2016 or be released.
  • However, the team has reportedly yet to approach him about a restructured deal.