- Cincinnati GM Duke Tobin said he will talk to TE Tyler Eifert about re-signing with the Bengals. (Geoff Hobson)
- Cleveland HC Freddie Kitchens says he hopes the team can re-sign WR Breshad Perriman. (Scott Petrak)
- Kitchens says there are no plans to switch RB Duke Johnson to receiver with RB Kareem Hunt joining the team. (Mary Kay Cabot)
- Ravens HC John Harbaugh says the team plans to bring in competition for current starting RB Gus Edwards. (Jeff Zrebiec)
- The Ravens also believe G Marshal Yanda will return. (Zrebiec)
- Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said he will meet with LB C.J. Mosley‘s team this week for ongoing contract negotiations. (Zrebiec)
- DeCosta also confirmed the team wants to bring back LB Terrell Suggs. (Zrebiec)
- Per DeCosta, the team will look to build around QB Lamar Jackson: “We’ve got to add playmakers.” (Zrebiec)
- DeCosta said he’ll spend half the week meeting with agents when asked if he’d spoken with CB Jimmy Smith or S Eric Weddle about contract alterations. (Zrebiec)
- Veteran CB Brandon Carr is expected to be back with the Ravens. (Zrebiec)
- The Ravens would also like to bring back WR John Brown. (Zrebiec)
Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says that while the team is looking into trading WR Antonio Brown, they won’t give him away.
“Antonio Brown is one of the best players in the National Football League,” Colbert said via George Bremer. “We’d like to have him on our team.”
Per Mike Jones, Colbert said he’s confident that HC Mike Tomlin would be able to smooth things over if the Steelers can’t find a trade partner for Brown. He reiterated a deal would have to be good for both sides.
“If there’s something that benefits both sides, then great,” Colbert said via Albert Breer. “If not then we’ll deal with that.”
On Friday, Colbert said three teams reached out with interest in Brown. At the Combine Wednesday, he said that interest has increased, according to Ray Fittipaldo.
“Interest has grown.” Colbert said via Ian Rapoport. “Ideally you’ll like to trade him to someone you’d never play. But if a team comes through with the best compensation you have to weigh that.”
- According to Pro Football Talk, Colbert also did not rule out paying Antonio Brown’s $2.5 million roster bonus due on March 17 and trading him later.
- The Steelers made the decision not to transition tag RB Le’Veon Bell only after being informed it would cost $14.54 million, per Pro Football Talk.
- Colbert stressed that they won’t close the door on possibly re-signing Bell: “We are never going to close the door on a player. Sometimes they say things that maybe they mean, maybe they don’t. But we know who they were, what they have done, and what they can potentially do for us.” (Aditi Kinkhabwala)
- Colbert said the Steelers are looking to re-sign LB L.J. Fort. (Mark Kaboly)