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NFL Rumors: Russell Okung, Reggie Nelson, Browns, Saints, & Titans

Russell Okung

  • Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports that free agent OT Russell Okung is still deliberating between offers from four teams including the Lions.
  • The other three are likely the Giants, Steelers and Seahawks, seeing has he’s met with all of the team.

Reggie Nelson

  • According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, age appears to be the main reason why free agent S Reggie Nelson still has yet to sign a new contract.
  • Florio writes that NFL teams clearly are reluctant to spend lot of money on players in their 30s at any position outside of quarterback.
  • On top of that, the Bengals have made it clear that they’re looking to get younger at the position, even though Nelson is coming off of a highly productive season.
  • Even Nelson’s former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has yet to show interest in him, despite the Vikings being the market for a safety.

Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer offers some reasons why the Browns trading for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick makes sense for them.

  • Cabot mentions that even though Kaepernick doesn’t want to take a pay cut, his contract is structured so that a team can move on after paying him $11.9 million in 2016.
  • Browns HC Hue Jacksonloves” Kaepernick and believes he has all the tools to succeed in the NFL.
  • The Browns could offer him a much needed change of scenery, which is clearly something he’s looking for after requesting a trade out of San Francisco.
  • Cabot points out that while the Browns could use their No. 2 overall pick on one of this year’s quarterback prospects, rookies are no sure thing in the NFL.

Saints

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune offers some available free agents who could make sense for the Saints and their limited cap space.

  • Some of the notable players who Holder believes they should consider include: RFA LB Brandon Marshall, S David Burton, DT Nick Fairley, G Louis Vasquez, and DE Jason Jones.

Titans

  • Paul Kuharsky reports that all four of the Titans’ recent free-agent visitors — G Louis Vasquez, S Rashad Johnson, CB Antwon Blake and LB Terence Garvin-– have left Nashville without contract.
  • However, Kuharsky mentions that this doesn’t mean that the Titans are no longer contract talks with these players.