NFL Notes: Jeremy Maclin, Giants, Vikings

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  • James Kratch of writes that it’s not out of the question that the Giants could keep four or possibly even five tight ends of their roster this year, depending on how things go this summer.
  • Kratch considers Rhett Ellison and first-round pick Evan Engram to be locks to make the team, which leaves Jerell Adams, Matt LaCosse, Colin Thompson and Will Tye competing for roster spots. Kratch says that Adams likely has the upper hand, given that he was a recent draft pick.
  • It’s possible that playing some fullback could help one of these guy’s odds of making the team, writes Kratch.
  • Kratch doesn’t rule out the Giants trading one of their tight ends, but admits it’s unlikely.
  • In regards to possible extensions, Kratch says that if the Giants sign anyone to a new deal before the season, C Weston Richburg is the most likely candidate.
  • According to Kratch, Mykkele Thompson has a “pretty good chance” of making the 53-man roster at cornerback.
  • Kratch says it’s possible the team could consider adding a veteran cornerback at some point, but they may see what they have with Valentino Blake, Donte Deayon, Michael Hunter, and Thompson first.
  • Kratch believes undrafted OT Chad Wheeler has the best chance of making the 53-man roster among their rookie free agents this year.
  • As for the middle linebacker position, Kratch considers it B.J. Goodson’s job to lose.


Vikings WR Jarius Wright mentioned that he wasn’t happy with how the season played out last year and is looking to push himself to get better.

“I wasn’t exactly happy with the way things went last year, but with my personality I’m always going to continue to push forward and be the best I can be,” Wright said, via the Star-Tribune.

Wright added that he expects them to be “totally different” on offense this year.

“I think we’ll definitely be a totally different offense this year. You know, we’re kind of simplifying things where we can make it easier to just play fast,” Wright said. “That’s one of the big things on offense is just being able to feel comfortable and play fast.”

Beyond that, Wright expects Sam Bradford to take more shots down the field and have a great season.

“I think he will. Like I said, he’s comfortable with the system now,” Wright said. “I know it was hard for him coming into a new system last year and just understanding everything. We got some more guys in here to protect him and added some weapons to the offense, so I think it’ll be a great season for Sam Bradford.”

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