NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Browns, Ravens, & Steelers



  • Former referee Jim Daopoulos said that he expects at least one female official on the field as part of a crew next season. (Alex Marvez)


  • Oregon OT Terron Armstead has announced that he’s entering the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Auburn OL Patrick Miller has declared for the 2015 NFL draft.


  • Matt Barrows reports that 49ers GM Trent Baalke is expected to fly back to California tonight without Broncos OC Adam Gase.
  • Gase is now meeting with the Broncos.
  • Barrows adds that this does not mean that 49ers won’t offer Gase their head-coaching job, but more that it’s not expected to agreed to tonight.



  • Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has encouraged WR Steve Smith to “take three weeks to decide how he feels” about returning next year.

“Steve was brimming with enthusiasm the last time I talked to him to come back and play a role, whatever role that might be,” HC John Harbaugh said, via “It doesn’t have to be a role where he is playing every snap. He still looks like he has plenty left in the tank to me.”


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