NFL Notes: Draft, Texans, Titans


  • Albert Breer hears that the Jets want to trade down from No. 3 overall and the Raiders and Buccaneers are also “very open” to trading back if possible. 
  • Adam Schefter reports that Kentucky DE/OLB Josh Allen is wrapping up his two-day private visit today with the 49ers on Wednesday. From there, Allen will visit with the Lions, and then meet with the Bengals, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Bills, Giants, Jets and Raiders
  • Rutgers CB Blessuan Austin had another workout attended by the Giants, Seahawks, 49ers and Chargers. (Tony Pauline)
  • Washington State RB James Williams met with the Saints and Bills before his pro day. (Omar Ruiz)
  • Texas A&M DT Kingsley Keke will visit with the Texans, Patriots, Lions, Cowboys and Broncos and has private workouts with the Bills, Saints and Titans. (Aaron Wilson)


Former Texans S Andre Hal said his father passing away in October influenced his decision to retire this offseason.

I had been thinking about it and how my dad first put the ball in my hands when I was growing up,” Hal said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “When he passed, the love for football passed with him. Going through that experience and the cancer experience, I had some time to think about it. I had to make sure I was making the right decision.”

Hal added that he is comfortable with his decision and did not want to continue playing since he no longer loved football. 

I feel good about my decision. I didn’t want to play the game and not love it. You have to love the game to play at a high level. I didn’t want to not be at my best for me, for my teammates, for my coaches. I couldn’t do that. I can’t just be collecting a check. I’m not that type of guy.”


  • Kansas State running back Alex Barnes has a private workout with the Titans. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Alabama State OL Tytus Howard is visiting the Titans on Thursday. (Josh Norris)

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