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NFL Rumors: Joe Mixon, Raiders, Redskins, Steelers, Vikings

Joe Mixon

  • Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon ran an unofficial 4.43 forty time at his Pro Day on Wednesday. (Adam  Schefter)
  • Albert Breer is told that between yesterday, today and tomorrow, Mixon is set to meet with 24 teams as part of his Pro Day.
  • According to Dane Brugler, Vikings GM Rick Spielman and HC Mike Zimmer were both on hand for Oklahoma’s Pro Day.

Raiders

  • A source tells Adam Caplan that the Raiders’ reported interest in RB Adrian Peterson is coming more from his camp than theirs.
  • that the However, if Peterson is willing to take a discounted deal with the Raiders, things could change. Caplan says that the Raiders would like to add a running back with size.
  • According to Caplan, the Raiders are expected to move on from LB Malcolm Smith, TE Mychal Rivera, and QB Matt McGloin.
  • Caplan mentions that the Raiders are prepared to go with Connor Cook as their backup quarterback.
  • Caplan adds that the Raiders are also not counting out the possibility of re-signing RB Latavius Murray.
  • Overall, Caplan doesn’t expect the Raiders to be all that active in free agency this year.
  • Scott Bair reports that the Raiders have placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent DL Denico Autry.

Redskins

  • The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday that they’ve tendered contracts to restricted free agent RB Chris Thompson and LB Will Compton.

Steelers

  • Jeremy Fowler reports that there has been no real traction between the Steelers and free agent WR Markus Wheaton to regarding a new contract. Fowler expects Wheaton to test the free agent market.

Vikings

  • Josina Anderson is told that the Vikings are expected to express interest in free agent LT Russell Okung at the start of free agency on Thursday.