NFL Notes: London, Teez Tabor, Draft, Browns


Patriots owner Robert Kraft mentioned that he could see the NFL having a franchise in London within the next 5-7 years.

“First time we went there, I said that in the next decade, I think there should be a team here,” Kraft said, via “I still think we should have a team there, and then probably on the continent. I don’t know how it’ll work, we’ll have to work the logistics … How would it work? Who would it be? … But I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next five to seven years we have a team there. Maybe sooner.

Teez Tabor

Florida CB Teez Tabor was looking to improve his 4.62-second 40-yard dash at the Gators’ pro day on Tuesday. He, unfortunately, posted even worse times, according to Daniel Jeremiah of

NFL scouts in attendance for the session told Jeremiah that Tabor ran a 4.75 on Tuesday, which is a concerning number for a cornerback.

The magic number for corners is 4.60. Anything above that, and the alarm goes off,” Jeremiah said. “That could have a major impact. People can say the 40 is overrated, but the one position where it matters most is corner. Teams will take his best time, which was at the combine — his magnet on everybody’s board will say 4.62 — but this was a big opportunity to help himself, and he didn’t.”


  • According to Adam Caplan, the Eagles’ decision to sign veteran DE Chris Long is not expected to impact their draft plans and their two biggest needs figure to be cornerback and defensive end.
  • The Cowboys are meeting with UConn S Obi Melifonwu on Tuesday. (Eric Edholm)
  • The Browns will host Ohio State CB Gareon Conley for a pre-draft visit. (Nate Ulrich)
  • South Carolina OL Mason Zandi met with the Browns, Colts, Chargers, Buccaneers and Titans at his Pro Day workout. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Towson FB Dreon Johnson has been invited to the Texans’ local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)


Browns HC Hue Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that they aren’t looking to trade the No. 1 overall pick.

There’s going to be a player that’s going to be very good for our organization at No. 1,’’ Jackson said, via Mark Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I would not like to trade, but if there’s an opportunity to make our team better, I’m sure we’ll discuss anything and everything.’’

Jackson added that he wouldn’t be willing to trade the top pick for a quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo.

No, I can tell you no on that one,’’ Jackson. “Until we have the guy that we feel comfortable with that will be the face of our franchise, and play QB the way we want them top play, we’re going to keep searching. ..There’s the draft that’s coming up. There’s trade opportunities hopefully. We’ll exhaust every opportunity.’’

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