NFL Notes: Dez Bryant, Adrian Peterson, Senior Bowl

     

Dez Bryant

  • Tom Pelissero of NFL Media spoke to a high-ranking NFL scout who said at this point in his career, Dez Bryant is a physical, possession type of receiver who doesn’t scare anyone in terms of being a deep threat.
  • The scout added that while Bryant will compete for 50-50 catches, but not at the rate he used to.
  • As for Bryant’s recent comment on Instagram about wanting to play for the 49ers (NFLTR), Pelissero says his understanding regarding San Francisco is that they love their current group of receivers and it’s unlikely they would be willing to sign him to a contract.
  • We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Adrian Peterson

  • Tom Pelissero of NFL Media spoke with free agent RB Adrian Peterson in recent weeks who said he knows teams are concerned about the injuries he’s dealt with in recent years. However, Peterson says that he’s been cleared by three doctors regarding the neck injury he dealt with last year.
  • According to Pelissero, Peterson may have to wait for an injury to occur and it’s more likely he’ll have to wait for an opportunity to surface at some point in August before catching on with another team.
  • For what it’s worth, Peterson listed off a number of teams he thinks could be fits for him including the Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins, and Rams duringa recent appearance on ESPN’s “NFL Live.” (NFLTR)

Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl announced Tuesday that they’ve hired Seahawks scout Jim Nagy as their new executive director, replacing Phil Savage.

“Jim has excellent interpersonal skills required to establish trusted contacts at universities and across the agent community and has a strong team, goal and action-oriented approach he developed at the most competitive level of football,” Angus Cooper, Chairman of the Mobile Arts & Sports Association, said in a statement. “Jim is a proven and respected 18-year NFL scouting veteran with long-standing relationships across the league, among college coaches nationwide, and with certified player agents. His positive leadership skills acquired under legendary coaches like Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll will be a huge asset to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.”

I am extremely humbled to be the new Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” Nagy said. “I view this position as a stewardship to the City of Mobile, my family’s home the past 11 years, and the National Football League and I will bring great passion to both roles.

“The Reese’s Senior Bowl has been the preeminent college all-star game for the past 68 years and our staff will strive to improve the event for the National Football League and the local Mobile community on a yearly basis.

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