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NFL Rumors: Veteran Combine, Draft, Broncos, & Titans

Veteran Combine

  • The NFL confirmed in an email to Eric Edholm that there will be no veteran combine this year.
  • 2015 was the first time in which the league held the veteran combine, and a few players did manage to secure jobs after participating in the event.

Draft

  • According to Mike Kaye, Hurricanes DL Ufomba Kamalu and DL Calvin Heurtelou bothe spoke with Jaguars scouts following the pro day.
  • South Carolina RB Brandon Wilds has had meetings with the PatriotsGiants, and Lions, according to Tony Pauline.
  • Michigan QB Jake Rudock said in an interview with The Huge Show that he had a very good meeting with the Lions this week.
  • Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he’s had workouts with the Cowboys, Patriots, Chargers, as well as the Rams and has formal visits scheduled next week with the Cowboys and Panthers.
  • Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue said he has visits scheduled with the Jaguars, Eagles, Titans and Jets. (Daniel Gallen)

Broncos

Jason La Canfora writes that the Broncos and John Elway aren’t going to make a panic move when it comes to finding another quarterback.

According to La Canfora, Denver will likely continue calling the 49ers’ bluff in regards to keeping QB Colin Kaepernick, who has requested to be traded, and they’re unlikely to throw a bunch more money at free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Beyond that, La Canfora doubts the Broncos will be willing to meet the Buccaneers’ asking price in a trade for backup QB Mike Glennon.

However, two options that could be in play for Denver at quarterback including Josh McCown and Brian Hoyer, according to La Canfora, who makes the case that either of them would be an upgrade to what they got from Peyton Manning in 2015.

  • Troy Renck reports that the Broncos RFA LB Brandon Marshall is interested in obtaining a long-term deal.
  • According to Renck, both Marshall and franchise OLB Von Miller could miss some voluntary workouts while they try to secure long-term contracts.
  • Renck adds that the Broncos view Marshall as a potential core player going forward, but Miller and finding a quarterback remain their top priorities right now.

Titans

  • Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com writes that Tennessee may have a difficult time trading their No. 1 overall pick outside of some team falling in love with either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff and making the move up for them.
  • Another point made by McCormick is that they really couldn’t move back that far and still secure one of the top players, which limits their trade options.