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NFL Rumors: Jimmy Garoppolo, Draft, Dolphins, Eagles

Jimmy Garoppolo

  • According to Mike Freeman, NFL teams still believe the Patriots will trade backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo, despite some reports that they plan to keep him.
  • In fact, Freeman says that his sources believe the Browns are still the most likely landing spot for Garoppolo, but the possibility diminishes with each passing day.
  • Freeman has confirmed that the Patriots are looking for two first-round picks, which had been previously reported.
  • However, Freeman says that most around the NFL believe the Patriots’ asking price will eventually come down and there’s still a “solid chance” of a trade happening.

Draft

  • Dan Graziano report that Source says Western Michigan WR Corey Davis, who’s still recovering from ankle surgery, will not work out at all at his Pro Day on Wednesday. According to Graziano, Davis’ recovery timetable still puts him on track to be ready in time for minicamps.
  • The Jets were on hand to take a look at Wisconsin RBs Corey Clement and Dare Ogunbowale. (Josina Anderson)
  • The Saints, Dolphins, Vikings and Lions have all shown interest in Kansas State DE Jordan Willis. (Herbie Teope)
  • The Buccaneers will meet with Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson the week after his Pro Day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Penn State WR Chris Godwin will make a pre-draft visit to the Steelers. (Jeremy Fowler)
  • Richmond WR Brian Brown met with the Dolphins and Jaguars after his Pro Day. (NFL Draft Diamonds)

Dolphins

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins want to sign free agent DT Dontari Poe, who was visiting the team on Wednesday, and he wants to sign with Miami, but they will want him at their number.
  • Salguero guesses that Poe is looking for something around $8 million per year, but the Dolphins may only come in at around $3-$4 million on a one-year deal.
  • One other option for the Dolphins, according to Salguero, could be free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Eagles

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported a few days ago that the Eagles offered the Saints veteran S Malcolm Jenkins, a third-round pick, and a fourth-round pick for WR Brandin Cooks. However, the Saints wanted Jenkins and a second-round pick instead.

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter explained that the Saints asked for Jenkins, but the Eagles never really wanted to part with him.

“Let me explain to you what happened there,” Schefter told 97.5 The Fanatic, via BleedingGreenNation.com. “The Saints wanted Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles did not want to give up Malcolm Jenkins, OK? So did his name comes up in those talks? Yes, it did. It came up driven from the Saints. The Eagles did not want to part with Malcolm Jenkins.”

“Now, if a trade eventually got worked out, which it never did, for Philadelphia’s standpoint . . . any Brandin Cooks deal in Philadelphia was going to have to involve Malcolm Jenkins. And Philly just wasn’t willing to go to where it was to offer enough to get Brandin Cooks. They just did not want to part with Malcolm Jenkins. But yes, New Orleans wanted him, that’s correct.”

Florio spoke to a league source who explained Schefter’s suggestion that Jenkins wasn’t offered to the Saints is likely due to the Eagles now wanting to create the impression Jenkins wasn’t offered in the deal to minimize any potential frustration or confusion from Jenkins and the rest of the team.