NFL Notes: Browns, Jaguars, & Jets



  • Mary Kay Cabot of mentions that new Browns HC Hue Jackson came away impressed with Ohio State WR Braxton Miller at the Senior Bowl.
  • Cabot isn’t ruling out the Browns considering him in this year’s draft, possibly at No. 32 overall, should he be available to them at that point.
  • According to Cabot, there’s a good chance veteran WR Dwayne Bowe isn’t back with the team in 2016.
  • Cabot isn’t sure if they’ll consider moving on from former first-round pick CB Justin Gilbert, considering that he’d count $7,583,433 against the cap next season if they were to release him.
  • In regards to free agent targets, Cabot suggests Bengals WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, who played for Jackson in Cincinnati.
  • Cabot thinks the Browns should focus on re-signing their own free agents like RT Mitchell Schwartz,¬†WR Travis Benjamin, and S Tashaun Gipson before considering quarterback options such as Sam Bradford or Brock Osweiler.


  • According to Ryan O’Halloran, the Jaguars are committed to RT Jermey Parnell and LT Luke Joeckel being their starting tackles.
  • With this in mind, O’Halloran doesn’t see them landing a “starter-quality” free agent at the position.


Seth Walder of the New York Daily News ranks the Jets’ impending free agents by priority for the team to re-sign.

  • No. 1 on the list is QB Ryan Fitzpatick, whom Walder expects to be back with the Jets next year. Walder suggests Nick FolesNick Foles, who received about $13.8 million in guarantees on a two-year extension that included $13.8 million in guarantees.
  • Walder has DE Muhammad Wilkerson No. 2 on the list, and expects him to be franchised in the coming weeks.
  • According to Walder, DT Damon Harrison appears to be a personal favorite of HC Todd Bowles. Walder believes Harrison could be retained at around $4.5 million per year.
  • Walder has RB Chris Ivory as the highest-priority free agent likely to be playing elsewhere in 2016.
  • Conversely, Walder expects RB Bilal Powell to be the most likely of their current running backs to return.

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