NFL Notes: Andre Johnson, Darnell Dockett, Draft, 49ers, & Jaguars

Andre Johnson

  • Andre Johnson thanked Texans’ fans and the city of Houston Monday night after reports surfaced that he’ll either be traded or released. (Andre Johnson)

Darnell Dockett

  • Mike Jurecki is hearing that former Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett will prioritize visits this week and sign a new contract by Saturday.


  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Steelers, Eagles and Chargers displayed the most interest in Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson during Monday’s Pro Day.
  • According to Aaron Wilson, the Ravens were in attendance for Minnesota TE Maxx Williams‘ Pro Day.
  • Tony Pauline reports that a number of teams view Maxx Williams as a first-round-caliber tight end. According to Pauline, the Ravens, Broncos, Packers and Seahawks will all consider taking Williams with their first-round pick.


49ers veteran DL Justin Smith said he could meet with new HC Jim Tomsula on Wednesday about his future, per Matt Barrows.

  • Michael Chammas of the Sydney Morning Herald reports that 49ers have emerged as “frontrunners” to sign Rugby star Jarryd Hayne.
  • Chammas adds that Hayne is believed to be weighing offers from the Lions and Seahawks as well.


  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Jaguars will be in the market for a running back, as they’re expected to move Toby Gerhart to a hybrid role as a running back/H-back next season.

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