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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Eagles, Lions, Ravens, Texans, & Vikings

Chiefs Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Chiefs are expected to franchise OLB Justin Houston two-week window that opens on Monday. According to Florio, Houston is likely to  immediately sign the franchise tender. Eagles Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com doesn’t see the Eagles re-signing either CB Bradley Fletcher or S Nate Allen in the coming weeks. Lions Lions GM Martin Mayhew and ...

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NFL OTA Notes: Thursday 5/29

  Here’s a running list of notes from Thursday’s OTA practices. We’ll have updates added through the day, so be sure to check back. 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh mentioned that he’s “seeing really good things” from veteran WR Brandon Lloyd so far. (Matt Maiocco) Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is sitting out OTAs with an undisclosed injury. (Geoff Hobson) Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is currently ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Saturday 10/19

NFLTR Top 50 – 2014 NFL Prospects 49ers WR Jon Baldwin is listed as questionable for Week 7. (Sacramento Bee) 49ers activated NT Quinton Dial to the 53 man roster. (Eric Branch) Broncos Broncos activated LB Von Miller from suspension. Broncos waive WR Tavarres King. Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano put in a limited practice on Friday. Cowboys Cowboys released OT Ray Dominguez ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 7/26

49ers 49ers FS Dashon Goldson signed his franchise tender worth $6.212 million. (NFLTR) 49ers sign veteran G Leonard Davis. Bears Bears trade a late round draft pick to the Buccaneers for DT Brian Price. (Adam Schefter) WR Coach Darryll Drake thinks WR Devin Hester wasn’t utilized well in former OC Mike Martz’s system (ESPN Chicago) Bills Donald Jones is expected to start training ...

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Vikings Sign First-Round Pick Matt Kalil

The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with first-round pick LT Matt Kalil on a four-year contract that’s worth $19.77 million. Kalil has the potential to be a top-five tackle in the league for the next decade, while providing some protection for Christian Ponder. It’s hard to say that he’s already the Vikings best offensive lineman, but it would certainly ...

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Trade Talk For Vikings #3 Pick “Heating Up”

According to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, trade talks for the #3 overall pick has been “heating up” as the draft nears. “We’re going to be very open to the trade scenario,” Spielman said, per Adam Schefter. “Just to give you an update, that front has really heated up over the last 24 hours and I’m sure it’ll continue to heat ...

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CB Morris Claiborne Could Be Targeted By Rams With Sixth Pick Overall

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch takes an in-depth look at LSU CB Morris Claiborne.  Thomas feels that Claiborne is a natural fit for the Rams at the 6 spot in Thursday’s draft. LSU has a history of draft busts, but it will take more than that to drop Claiborne of the top 10 picks.  Last year’s #5 overall ...

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Buccaneers An Option For OT Matt Kalil If The Vikings Pass On Him?

Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that there has been some “strong suggestions in NFL circles” that the Minnesota Vikings could end up passing on USC OT Matt Kalil, which could shaking things up for the Buccaneers, considering that several draft experts have them taking LSU CB Morris Claiborne with #5 overall pick. Holder adds that “insiders” have mentioned that Claiborne and Oklahoma ...

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USC OT Matt Kalil Not A Top 10 Player?

NFL Films Greg Cosell also mentions that he doesn’t have USC OT Matt Kalil being taken in the first ten picks of his upcoming mock draft. Cosell has brought up the value of the offensive tackle position several times in recent chats, specifically in relation to the fact that Super Bowl winning teams have been able to accomplish the ultimate goal ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Brandon Weeden, Alfonzo Dennard, Vikings, Titans, Rueben Randle, Cowboys

Brandon Weeden Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden “gets the vibe the Browns like him” and would “relish” the opportunity to compete with Colt McCoy. “I know Colt had a good year last year, and he’s a good football player,” Weeden said. “But I’m a competitor, and I want to play as soon as possible. ...

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Vikings Down To Three Options For The #3 Pick

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman has reportedly narrowed their consideration down to three players, should they keep the #3 overall pick Spielman has his staff evaluating game tape on USC LT Matt Kalil, LSU CB Morris Claiborne, and Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon, which is by no means a surprise considering that many have had those three players as the teams’ best options. ...

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Vikings Not Sold On OT Matt Kalil

ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned that the Minnesota Vikings are not sold on taking USC LT Matt Kalil “by any stretch.” “In talking to people around the league, I don’t think Kalil is a lock to Minnesota at No. 3 by any stretch,” said Schefter. Schefter added that there teams are “sniffing around” in regards to possibly trading up to the #3 spot, but ...

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Draft Trade Between Vikings And Dolphins A Possibility?

ESPN analyst Bill Polian suggests that the Miami Dolphins should trade for the Minnesota Vikings #3 overall pick in the upcoming draft and select QB Ryan Tannehill. Polian points to the fact that the Vikings have made it clear that they’re open to trading out of the #3 spot, and believes that the Dolphins would be “gambling” on Tannehill being available to them ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Lions, Browns, Vikings, Packers, Redskins, Colts, Bills, Stephen Hill

Lions Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that a team source refers to the Lions chances of taking North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins as being “slim.” Several mock drafts have had Jenkins going to Detroit at #23 overall, but there are plenty of concerns regarding his character that will almost certainly have an impact on where he goes in the upcoming ...

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Browns Leaning Towards Trading Down From #4 Overall?

The Canton Repository reports that “sources familiar” with Browns GM Tom Heckert have informed them that he’s “leaning toward” trading out of the #4 overall spot. There’s been a lot of talk about the Vikings wanting to move down from #3, but doing so would require a better than expected market for Ryan Tannehill or Matt Kalil. The fact that the new CBA ...

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NFL Draft Rumors: Mychal Kendricks, Dontari Poe, Shea McClellin, Brandon Boykin, David Wilson

Mychal Kendricks Most mock drafts do not include Cal LB Mychal Kendricks in the first round but Russ Lande of Sporting News suggests otherwise, ranking Kendricks behind RB David Wilson at #24 overall and insisting that Kendricks is “likely” to be selected in the first round with potential interests coming from the Patriots and Ravens.  He also led all linebackers  in the ...

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Vikings Still Open To Trading The #3 Overall Pick

Tom Pelissero ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that the Minnesota Vikings are still willing to trade #3 overall pick but Pelissero mentions that it would require a team to give up a 2013 first-round pick to do so. At this point, it’s hard to say that there are any prospects worth making the move up for as Matt Kalil figures to be best ...

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Scouting Combine Notes

Here’s a look at some of the standout players from today. Cordy Glenn – posted a ridiculous 40 time of 4.96. The guy weighs over 340 pounds and moves as well as any lineman in this years draft. Projected G but should get a shot to prove that he can play OT Riley Reiff – Looks very athletic but has ...

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Ravens Director of Scouting talks Combine

According to the team’s twitter account, director of scouting Joe Hortiz talked about which lineman and tight ends in the combine he liked. Horitz said that Matt Kalil out of USC and Kelechi Osemele of Iowa State were two lineman that looked “good”. Dwayne Allen out of Clemson and Georgia’s Orson Charles were the two tight ends Horitz liked.

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