NFL Notes: Hall of Fame Game, Browns, Patriots, Seahawks, & Titans

Hall of Fame Game

  • ESPN Adam Schefter reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 Hall of Fame game on Sunday, August 9.


  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam didn’t rule out the possibility of trading up for a quarterback this year.

We’ve said we would do what’s necessary to solve the quarterback situation,” Haslem said, per Nate Ulrich.

  • According to Haslam, they’ve “move on” from WR Josh Gordon, but haven’t made a decision to cut him yet. (Nate Ulrich)
  • On the subject of draft Johnny Manziel, despite the concerns that many had leading up to the draft, Haslem said: “I don’t know how much of Johnny’s personal life was known by everybody then.” (Nate Ulrich)
  • Haslem did say that they “absolutely” believe Manziel can be an NFL starter and it’s “way too early” to give up on him. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Haslem doesn’t believe the report that said TE Jordan Cameron isn’t interested in re-signing is accurate. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Haslam said he thinks they’ll be less involved in free agency this year. (Nate Ulrich)


Tom Curran of mentioned that it’s “absolutely imperative” that the Patriots retain S Devin McCourty this offseason.

“He is almost a must-have because every positional group needs it’s big toe, and for the secondary it’s absolutely Devin McCourty,” said Curran. “I think Devin McCourty is absolutely imperative to keep, however, finances as always will involve themselves and the safety market has gone through the roof in the last couple of years.”

According to Curran, the franchise tag is “something the Patriots will have to consider” in regards to McCourty.

Right now the tag is going to be something the Patriots will have to consider,” said Curran. “The tag has to be applied really before free agency starts. Otherwise, he’s out on the market and someone else can make him a sweetheart offer.


Seahawks GM John Schneider said that they are going to do “whatever we can” to re-signing free agent CB Bryon Maxwell.

“Based on what the landscape looks like from our eyes, he would be very highly sought after,” Schneider said on 950 KJR, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “Now, are we going to give it a good ride and try to do what we feel is appropriate for our organization and try to keep him? Absolutely. Is it going to be good enough? I can’t answer that. I really don’t know … Where his market goes, I think should be extremely high. Whether or not we’ll be able to keep him, I’m not sure. But we’re going to do whatever we can to try to do that.”


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