NFL Notes: Bengals, Eagles, Giants, Jets, & Rams


According to Jim Owczarski, the Bengals have signed the following four players after their tryouts:

  1. Louisville K Jonathan Brown
  2. Marshall CB Corey Tindal
  3. Utah LB Gionni Paul
  4. Florida OL Trip Thurman


  • Geoff Mosher reports it’s a “done deal” for the Eagles signing Bears scout Joe Douglas to be their next head of personnel and an announcement of his addition should come within the next week.
  • Jimmy Kempski of the Philadelphia Voice believes there’s still a possibility for first-round QB Carson Wentz to start as a rookie, since there are low expectations for him this year.
  • Although the Eagles have stated they want to take thing slow with Wentz, Kempski writes that these low expectations could lessen the level of criticism against him should he play and not succeed.
  • Between Sam Bradford, Chase Daniels and Wentz, Kempski views Wentz as the most physically gifted quarterback due to his arm strength and mobility.


  • Jordan Raanan hears the Giants will sign a quarterback soon and have tried out James Madison QB Vad Lee and former Texans QB B.J. Daniels.
  • According to Raanan, the Giants are signing Lafayette CB Matt Smalley after he tried out for the team this weekend.


  • Jets GM Mike Maccagnan said the team looked into signing Rams LB/S Mark Barron as a free agent, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.
  • Jets HC Todd Bowles said he has not ruled out re-signing veterans LB Calvin Pace or CB Antonio Cromartie, per Cimini.
  • A quarterback ranking system called QBASE predicts Jets’ second-round QB Christain Hackenburg to be a bust at the NFL level.
  • ESPN’s Todd McShay believes Hackenburg has a higher ceiling than Geno Smith and second-year QB Bryce Petty, saying: “I think [Petty] has a lower ceiling than Hackenberg. Ultimately, Hackenberg, from a pro-style system and his skill set, has the greatest upside of that group. But he’s the furthest away in terms of accuracy of those three,” via Cimini.


Rams HC Jeff Fisher said first-round QB Jared Goff is doing a “great job” picking up the team’s offense.

He’s doing a great job picking up our offense,” Fisher said, via Myles Simmons of the Rams’ official site. “We’ve given him a lot more information than we did at the private workout and then that we did here at our meeting, and he’s handled it without any problem. And that’s the impressive thing.”

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