NFL Notes: Sheldon Richardson, Texans, Titans


Sheldon Richardson

Connor Hughes of writes that if the Jets receive an offer they deem to be acceptable such as a fourth- or conditional fifth-round pick for DL Sheldon Richardson, they would likely trade him.

Hughes mentions that while it’s possible that the Jets could hold onto Richardson for the 2017 season and possibly collect a third-round compensatory pick in 2019 for him, they could also get nothing in return for him, depending on what happens in free agency next year.

Compensatory picks are determined by a number of factors including the contract and performance of the player they lost as well as the team’s activity in free agents, so it’s not a given that the Jets would receive a third-round comp pick for Richardson.

While Richardson is clearly a talented player, teams haven’t been willing to meet the Jets’ asking price since last season. Some of the concerns for teams interested in trading for Richardson, according to recent reports, include his current salary, prior suspensions, and performance last year.

Beyond that, it’s possible he could be in for less money as a free agent next year than some think unless he puts together an impressive 2017 season.

According to Hughes, it’s possible GM Mike Maccagnan may want to take what he can get for him for now with the current state of the Jets’ roster.


Texans RB Lamar Miller mentioned that it’s good to have third-round RB D’Onta Foreman on the team and feels they’ll compliment each other well.

“It’s good to have (Foreman) on the team,” Miller said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m looking forward to working with him. I think he’ll help this team out a lot, the power that he brings. I think it’s a good addition.

Texans HC Bill O’Brien admitted that they relied too much on Miller last season.

“I think he probably carried it a little bit too much early on,” O’Brien said. “We were very, very dependent on him because he’s that type of player. He’s a guy that shows up every day, he’s in excellent condition, plays through pain. Had an ankle, shoulder, ribs — played through all of it, practiced through all of it. He’s what you’re looking for when you talk about a teammate and a guy in your locker room.

“I think you know, 30 carries in a couple games, things like that, that’s probably a little bit too much. We feel like we have a pretty diverse group of running backs so I think in order to get him at his best in January, we probably need to cut down on that early in the year.”


  • Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site writes to not rule out the team signing another defensive back at some point despite recently acquiring CBs Logan Ryan, Demontre Hurst, and first-round pick Adoree’ Jackson.
  • Wyatt believes sixth-round G Corey Levin and seventh-round OT Brad Seaton will have to perform well through the offseason program in order to make the 53-man roster.
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