NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Buccaneers, Texans


  • Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott told me he will have his pre-draft visit with the Dolphins next week. (James Walker)
  • Clemson LB B.J. Goodson has visited with six teams including the Broncos, Dolphins, and Jaguars over the past two weeks. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Jets are hosting Stony Brook DE/OLB Victor Ochi and Temple DT Matt Ioannidis for visits on Friday. (Dom Consentino)


  • Jeff Dickerson of ESPN believes WR Eddie Royal must have a good year for the Bears in 2016 after totaling just 37 receptions last season.
  • Dickerson can see the Bears using one of their nine draft picks on a receiver.
  • Dickerson believes G Matt Slauson could be expendable not that they’ve signed Ted Larsen. Chicago could either look to trade him, release him, or ask him to take a pay cut, according to Dickerson.


  • Toledo QB Phillip Ely is working out at Buccaneers’ local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Florida LB Anthony Harrell is also working out at the Buccaneers’ at their local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Illinois WR Geronimo Allison is among those working out at Buccaneers’ local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)


  • The Texans paid backup QB Brandon Weeden a $450,000 roster bonus on April 8 as part of his two-year, $4 million deal. (Aaron Wilson)

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