Per Geoff Hobson, Bengals GM Duke Tobin says the team would also like to sign WR A.J. Green to an extension following the new deal for Tyler Boyd: “We’d like to get them both done.”
Despite the sometimes steep dropoff for wide receivers past the age of 30, Bengals owner Mike Brown isn’t concerned about the 31-year-old Green: “The great ones tend to go longer and I think A.J. is that kind of guy. He’s got plenty left.” (Hobson)
According to the Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens FBPatrick Ricard has a good chance at the final roster because of his ability to play defensive line and special teams.
Zrebiec notes Ravens fourth-round RBJustice Hill will need to prove himself in pass protection before the team relies on him as its third-down back.
Ravens OL James Hurst is currently projected to start at left guard, but Zrebiec writes the team would prefer for Hurst to be the team’s sixth offensive lineman.
Kaboly notes that while Steelers CB Mike Hilton would like a new deal, the team has control the next two years as he’s an exclusive rights free agent this year and will be a restricted free agent next year.
He adds the Steelers might view Hilton’s lack of size as a negative toward a longer-term extension.
Kaboly mentions the Steelers could trade K Chris Boswell to the Bears.
Steelers LB Vince Williams will remain one of the starters at inside linebacker despite the addition of free-agent Mark Barron and first-round rookie Devin Bush, though he’ll see fewer snaps on passing downs.
Kaboly says Steelers DC Keith Butler is on the hot seat with the addition of assistant Teryl Austin.
Kaboly writes that Steelers DT Javon Hargrave should receive an extension before the start of the regular season, though Pittsburgh only has around $1 million in space available which will necessitate some restructures.
Kaboly doesn’t think extending CB Joe Haden is a priority for the team.