According to Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders, he’s well on his way to recovering fully from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in December.
“Stronger more confident everyday,” Sanders wrote on Twitter, via Pro Football Talk. “Wayyy ahead of schedule according to the trainers.”
- According to NBC Sports’ Scott Bair, the trade for WR Antonio Brown won’t change the team’s draft plans.
- Oakland still holds its top-four draft picks, including three first-round picks, and Bair says the team will still look to add impact defensive players.
- The Raiders could also still draft a wide receiver, though they’ll focus more on complementary pieces like a slot receiver or bigger-bodied possession type.
- Bair also says the trade doesn’t drastically impact the Raiders’ long-term plans, as Brown’s contract ends in 2021 before any of the rookies they’ll draft this year will need new deals.
- The Raiders will not continue to pursue WR Tyrell Williams in free agency following the trade. (Michael Gehlken)
- Upcoming free agent OL Jon Feliciano is viewed as an NFL starter around the league, and could replace G Kelechi Osemele who was traded to the Jets on Sunday if the Raiders re-sign him. (Bair)
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk mentions that rumors of the Raiders possibly signing free agent RB Le’Veon Bell have “percolated for months.“
- According to NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein, the Texans are looking to trade back in April’s draft and pick up more picks.