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NFL Rumors: Russell Okung, 49ers, Giants, Saints, & Vikings

Russell Okung

  • Josina Anderson reports that free agent LT Russell Okung is still mulling offers from the Giants, Lions, and Steelers.


  • The University of Illinois announced that they’ve hired 49ers LBs coach Hardy Nickerson as their defensive coordinator.
  • Chip Kelly hired Nickerson just a few months ago before he elected to move on and join Lovie Smith’s staff.


  • According to Jordan Raanan, the Giants have been looking around for cornerbacks, especially those that play in slot.
  • Raanan mentions Patrick Robinson and Jerraud Powers as two names to keep eye on for the Giants.


Saints GM Mickey Loomis wouldn’t provide an update regarding contract talks with QB Drew Brees regarding an extension.

“I’m not going to address that,” Loomis said, via the Advocate. “He’s under contract.”

  • Loomis did say that he plans to have OT Zach Strief back next season. (Mike Triplett)
  • The Saints are meeting with LSU LB Deion Jones for dinner tonight. (Ross Dellenger)


  • Chris Tomasson wonders if the Vikings will have interest in free agent WR Rueben Randle if the Rams don’t sign him to a contract during his visit to L.A.

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