NFL Notes: Franchise Tags, Underclassmen Combine & Ra’Zahn Howard


Franchise Tags

  • Adam Schefter mentioned in an interview with 97.1 The Fan the most likely franchise players to sign before the deadline are Ravens K Justin Tucker, Chiefs S Eric Berry and Broncos OLB Von Miller.
  • In regards to Miller possibly holding out, Schefter questions whether he would really go through with it.
  • Outside of these three players, Schefter doesn’t expect any other players to sign extensions before the deadline.

Underclassmen Combine

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer says he would be favor of holding a combine-like event for underclassmen to help them determine if they should turn pro or return to school.

We’re going to try to get something where there’s a time those [scouts] can actually come in and they can work out the juniors,” Meyer said, via Pro Football Talk. “Because information is good. [The players] are getting their information somewhere, so why not get it from the experts — the scouts, the general managers, people who have the right information? They’re getting it from agents and they’re getting it from wannabes, and that’s not good information.

Ra’Zahn Howard

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports that supplemental prospect DT Ra’Zahn Howard has been arrested twice this year.

According to Auman, Howard’s first arrest occurred on Jan. 31, when he was arrested for public intoxication.

A few months later, Howard was arrested again and this time charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to stop after an accident causing damage and false reporting. Auman adds that Howard entered into a “deferral agreement” with prosecutors for these charges and has a meeting scheduled in December.

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