Mike Rothstein of ESPN does not envision the Lions pursuing impending free agent RB Chris Ivory because of his price tag, and could instead see them using that money on the offensive line, defensive line, secondary, linebacker or a wide receiver.
Rothstein can only see Detroit adding a veteran running back if they let go of RB Joique Bell.
While the Lions could pursue a center to replace Travis Swanson, Rothstein views offensive tackle, defensive tackle, safety, linebacker, receiver and the cornerback position as larger priorities to address. Regardless, Rothstein is not ready to dismiss Swanson just yet.
According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, it does not appear imminent for the Rams to re-sign any impending free agents at this point in time.
However, Wagoner expects negotiations with CB Janoris Jenkins to take place during the three-day negotiating period prior to opening of free agency.
While Jamison Hensley gets the sense that the Ravens will refrain from trading down from the No. 6 overall pick, he could see quarterback-needy teams making a push to acquire Memphis’ Paxton Lynch or even North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz at sixth overall.
Hensley does not expect impending free agent OLB Courtney Upshaw to command a large contract on the open market. Hensley adds that the Ravens still value him enough to retain him.
Hensley does not believe the Ravens will use their No. 6 overall pick on Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell after they selected WR Breshad Perriman in the first round last year.