NFL Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Draft, Dolphins, Falcons

Le’Veon Bell

A Jets’ fan told Steelers free agent RB Le’Veon Bell they could pay him $60 million if he signed with New York this offseason. However, Bell says it would take even more money than that for him to consider the Jets.

  • The Steelers have already presented Bell with an extension offer and they are “a lot closer” now than they were last year. (NFLTR)
  • We have Bell him featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.


  • According to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst, Nevada OL Austin Corbett has boosted his draft stock enough to be a second-day prospect after a dominant weekend at the 2018 Senior Bowl.
  • Though Army OL Brett Toth impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl, Pauline reports that much of his draft grade will depend on whether his service in the Army is deferred by the Department of Defense, which is “unlikely” to happen.
  • Pauline writes that Southern Miss WR Korey Robertson is rated as early as a third-round pick, while the Redskins and Colts grade him as a second-day pick.
  • Washington State QB Luke Falk reportedly impressed scouts with his “confidence and a lot of football knowledge.”
  • As for UT-San Antonio DE Marcus Davenport, Pauline writes that some teams were disappointed with him after he appeared “insecure and very unsure of himself.


  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins CB Tony Lippett (Achilles) is expected to be ready for the team’s offseason program this spring and well in advance of training camp.
  • According to Jackson, the Dolphins have a number of free agents that have yet to be told whether the team wants them back or not. Miami is reportedly still mulling over these decisions and will begin speaking to agents at the Combine later this month.
  • As of now, Dolphins veteran TE Anthony Fasano still hasn’t decided if he wants to return for the 2018 season.
  • Jackson says that the Dolphins taking a quarterback at No. 11 overall “cannot entirely be ruled out if they fill their pressing needs (starting linebacker, starting tight end, at least one starting offensive lineman) in free agency.”


  • According to Vaughn McClure, Falcons DE Takk McKinley is undergoing a “minor” surgical procedure on Thursday, but the team didn’t reveal any specifics about the surgery.
  • McClure points out that the only known issues McKinley dealt with last year had to do with his shoulder, but you can’t just assume that’s the issue.

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