NFL Notes: Draft, Broncos, Eagles, Jets, & Patriots


According to Rand GetlinCarson Wentz and Jared Goff both graded out higher for a number of NFL teams than Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston did last year.

  • Memphis QB Paxton Lynch still has multiple visits scheduled including one next week with the Bears. (Rand Getlin)
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller (knee) received positive news at medical rechecks Friday, and the belief is that he’ll be ready for training camp and possibly sooner.
  • Bowling Green WR Ryan Burbring is drawing interest from Buccaneers, Chargers, Chiefs, and Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Connecticut S Junior Lee has worked out privately for the Jets, Colts and Giants. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard has worked out for Texans privately and had visits or workouts with the Panthers, Steelers, and Cowboys. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Iowa TE Henry Krieger-Coble is visiting with the Rams on Friday. (Aaron Wilson)
  • BYU WR Mitch Mathews visited with the Packers on Friday. (Brett Tessler)
  • Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington, Cincinnati WR Chris Moore and Ohio State WR Jalin Marshall are expected to work out for the Bengals at their local prospect day on Tuesday. (Coley Harvey)


  • Broncos DT Sylvester Williams hasn’t been told whether the team will pick up his fifth-year option. (Troy Renck)
  • Williams did, however, say that he plans to have his best season in 2015: “Still waiting but either way this will be my best year yet.” (Troy Renck)


  • According to Benjamin Allbright, the Eagles were proposed offer to the Titans for the No. 1 overall pick including their 2016 first- and third-round picks to go along with their 2017 first-, second-, and fifth-round selections. (Josh Innes)


  • Tom Pelissero reports that Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Noah Spence has a visit scheduled next week with the Jets.
  • Georgia DE/LB Jordan Jenkins worked out for the Jets in recent days. (Darren Wolfson)


  • Ben Volin mentions that the Patriots’ decision to cut DT Chris Jones may have been related to the fact that the proven performance escalator from 2015 pushed his salary up to $1.671 million, which is more than they’re willing to pay for him.
  • Volin adds that the Patriots could bring him back in the coming days at a more reasonable salary.

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