NFL Notes: Tony Romo, Draft, Raiders, Texans

Tony Romo

  • According to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, the Cowboys have no plans to ask QB Tony Romo for any signing bonus money back if he decides to retire.
  • Hill also reports that the Broncos would have “great interest” in Romo if he’s released by the Cowboys. However, the team has no plans to trade for Romo because they’re hoping to get him without having to give up compensation.


  • Aaron Wilson reports that Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey will visit with the Texans, Bengals, Titans, Packers, Seahawks and Chargers and work out for the Titans and Patriots. According to Wilson, Yancey has already met with the Ravens.
  • According to Aaron Wilson, Cincinnati LB Eric Wilson has visits lined up with the Packers and Colts, and has worked out for the Patriots and met with the Buccaneers.


  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said they plan to discuss contract extensions for QB Derek Carr, OLB Khalil Mack and G Gabe Jackson. (Scot Bair)
  • Raiders HC Jack Del Rio wouldn’t offer any details about the possibility of signing free agent RB Adrian Peterson or trying to lure Marshawn Lynch of or retirement, but said: “There’s a strong likelihood we’ll (get) a guy that can give us some power runs.” (Vic Tafur)
  • Regarding suspended OLB Aldon Smith, Del Rio mentioned that he’s very “frustrated to not be a part of the process” and believes he could help Smith if allowed to do so. (Vic Tafur)
  • Del Rio said that right tackle will be an open competition this summer, but admitted that Marshall Newhouse is in pole position. (Scot Bair)
  • Del Rio admitted that they could still add someone to their defense line. (Vic Tafur)


Texans owner Bob McNair said they plan to discuss an extension with HC Bill O’Brien after the 2017 season,.hich will be the fourth of the five-year deal he signed when he took over the team.

“We’ll talk to him about it at the end of this year,” McNair said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “That’s typically when we do that sort of thing.

“We’ll sit down and see what he’s [O’Brien] happy with and if he wants to be extended and see how we feel.


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