NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Lions


Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said that after they agreed to terms with DT Beau Allen, he received a better offer from another team that included more money, but he opted to stick to his agreement with Tampa Bay.

“After we had agreed to terms with him, he had another team come in and offer him more money. They let us know that, but they let us know that Beau said he would never renege on a deal,” Licht said, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “A deal’s a deal. So, as soon as he landed, I had one of our guys meet him at the airport and had him sign his contract the minute he walked into the hotel to make sure we had him.”


  • According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins hosted Miami TE Chris Herndon for an official visit on Friday.
  • Jackson mentions Herndon as a mid-round possibility for the Dolphins if they do not select a tight end earlier in this year’s draft.
  • Although UCLA QB Josh Rosen is unlikely to be available at the Dolphins at No. 11 overall, Jackson says they’ve spoken “highly” about the quarterback and will meet with Miami within the next 10 days.
  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is also scheduled to take an official visit with the Dolphins at the team’s headquarters.
  • According to Jackson, the Dolphins are “thoroughly studying” Ohio State CB Denzel Ward for the No. 11 pick and could draft him if their targets at linebacker and defensive tackle are not available.
  • The Dolphins also spent time speaking with Ohio State S Damon Webb and DT Michael Hill at their Pro Day on Thursday and they could be potential late-round or undrafted prospects for Miami.


  • After the Lions made the decision to sign Sylvester Williams last week, Michael Rothstein says Johnathan Hankins coming to Detroit is “unlikely at best.
  • Rothstein says that most players on the Lions’ roster could end up traded if the right deal came along. As for RB Theo Riddick possibly being a trade candidate, Rothstein isn’t so sure Detroit would want to move him, considering that he has had a valuable role in their offense and offers a pretty dynamic skill set.
  • If/when the Lions add another running back, Rothstein says that Ameer Abdullah, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington and Tion Green should not feel comfortable about their status with the team.
  • Rothstein suggests Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Rashaad Penny as some possible targets for the Lions in round two of this year’s draft.

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