NFL News & Rumors: Monday 4/8

NFL Draft

  • LSU DE Barkevious Mingo has worked out for: Chiefs, Browns and Falcons. He also visited with the Titans, Jaguars, Bills, Browns and Panthers. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Alabama CB Dee Milliner is no longer sporting a sling following his recent shoulder surgery and is “feeling good.” (Dave Birkett)
  • USC QB Matt Barkley will visit with the Browns tomorrow and the Bills on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • QBs Ryan Nassib and E.J. Manuel are being considered for late first-round draft picks. (NFLTR)
  • Alabama OL D.J. Fluker is rising up draft boards. (NFLTR)
  • An anonymous NFL GM expects that quarterbacks in the Draft to “fall like logs“. (Adam Schefter)
  • Georgia DE/LB Jarvis Jones may end up being a mid first-round pick. (Ian Rapoport)
  • WR Denard Robinson‘s nerve issue could significantly drop his draft stock if he does not check out medically. (Bob McGinn)
  • Wisconsin RB Montee Ball is visiting with the Buccaneers. (Adam Schefter)
  • West Virginia QB Geno Smith has a private workout with the Browns and a visit scheduled with the Jets. (Ian Rapoport)


  • Free agent QB JaMarcus Russell has canceled his April 10 Pro Day workout. (Vic Tafur)
  • QB Max Hall signed with the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Mike Wilkening)



  • The Bengals are poised to move on without OL Andre Smith. (NFLTR)
  • Free agent RB Felix Jones had a tryout in with the Bengals. (Bryan Broaddus)
  • Free agent FB/TE Alex Smith will visit the Bengals this week. (Adam Caplan)


  • General Manager Buddy Nix stated that QB Kevin Kolb is a “strong candidate” to start for the Bills in 2013. (Bills)


  • RB Lance Ball signed his RFA tender. 




  • Cardinals signed P Will Batson, (Aaron Wilson)


  • Chargers signed CB Cornelius Brown, WR Deon Butler, and WR Dan DePalma


  • Dolphins agree to terms with LS Patrick Scales.
  • Drew Rosenhaus is “hearing” that the Dolphins will use their first round pick on an offensive tackle. (NFLTR)
  • The Dolphins “really like” OL Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, but “have questions” about OL Lane Johnson. (Armando Salguero)
  • Tony Pauline states that OL D.J. Fluker is an option for the Dolphins at No. 12.


  • The Eagles will likely draft OL Eric Fisher if he is still available at No. 4 in the NFL Draft. (Jeff McLane)


  • Giants re-signed restricted free agent C Jim Cordle.



  • Lions released WR Brian Robiskie. (Adam Caplan)
  • The Lions guaranteed $1 million of WR Mike Thomas 2013 base salary. (Dave Birkett)



  • Patriots reach an agreement with free agent DT Tommy Kelly on a two-year contract. (NFLTR)
  • Speculation regarding TE Rob Gronkowski missing week 1 is “way off” and a decision hasn’t been made about a fourth surgery. (Ben Volin)


  • The Raiders “badly” wanted to re-sign DL Desmond Bryant. (Peter King)
  • The Raiders have not ruled out taking a quarterback No. 3 overall in the NFL Draft. (Peter King)
  • Raiders released OT Jason Slowey.





  • Head coach Leslie Frazier has been kept in contact with DB Antoine Winfield. (Ben Goessling)
  • Head coach Leslie Frazier suggested that the Vikings will draft a middle-linebacker in the first round. (Ben Goessling)

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