Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey made headlines a year ago when he talked candidly about a number of opposing quarterbacks. Given the opportunity again this year, the only passer he wanted to talk about was his teammate, QB Nick Foles.
“You want to do this again, huh?” Ramsey said via Adam Schefter. “I’m not going to do this again but, we do play some good quarterbacks this year, of course, but probably the quarterback I’m most excited for is Nick Foles. I don’t have to play against him, of course. He is my teammate. He is a great teammate, the few interactions we’ve had has been great. Great man, great player as well. He has nothing to prove to anybody. He’s a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP. So, I hope he comes out here and he plays free and knows he has the support of everybody.”
- ESPN’s Rich Cimini writes that the timing of the Jets changing general managers worked out, as the additions of assistant GM Rex Hogan, senior advisor Phil Savage and director of player personnel Chad Alexander would not have been possible earlier this year.
- According to Cimini, Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy said Jets third-round OT Chuma Edoga could have been a first-round pick if not for character concerns: “Nothing off the field — it’s not like he’s a bad person or anything — but just kind of commitment to football. But you put on the tape and you’re like, ‘Boy, this guy is really, really talented.’ … Really, if there weren’t some of those questions coming out of the fall about some of the makeup stuff with Chuma, he might have been a first-round pick.”
- Nagy also had high praise for fourth-round TE Trevon Wesco, who has an opportunity to shine with presumed starting TE Chris Herndon facing a two-game suspension: “He was actually one of my favorite players in this year’s draft class. He’s got a lot of Swiss Army knife ability. … At tight end, he’s kind of a dying breed — a guy who can play at the end of the line of scrimmage. He’s big and strong enough. He’s tough. He’ll fight his ass off.”
- The Jets didn’t re-sign K Jason Myers or returner Andre Roberts, both who made the Pro Bowl, but ST coach Brant Boyer is confident K Chandler Catanzaro and either Ty Montgomery, Deontay Burnett or Qadree Henderson can step up: “Is it hard to replace guys like that? Sure it is, but I’m confident somebody will emerge and get that done.”
- According to NBC Sports’ Tom Curran, the Patriots asking price for executive Nick Caserio would likely be a first-round pick given Caserio’s substantial role in the organization.
- Curran writes the Texans aren’t likely to meet that price given Caserio has only one year left on his contract.
- The Patriots could gauge Caserio’s level of irritation with being blocked from interviewing with Houston and potentially lower their asking price to maximize their return and allow the Texans to hire a general manager before training camp.
- Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports that word in scouting circles is that Caserio and college scouting director Monti Ossenfort are up in May 2020 and there’s a “pretty decent chance” that both leave the Patriots.
- This would leave pro scouting director Dave Ziegler as the highest-ranking personnel man under contract through 2020. Breer says that Ziegler’s a “key figure” for the Patriots moving forward.