NFL Notes: Tyrod Taylor, 49ers, Cardinals, Lions

Tyrod Taylor

  • According to Vic Carucci, the Cardinals and Broncos were also interested in trading for QB Tyrod Taylor before the Bills agreed to the deal with the Browns.
  • However, the Browns’ offer of a third-round pick easily trumped what other two teams were offering for Taylor.
  • Mike Garafolo reports that Taylor was absolutely one of the Broncos’ fallback plans, but Cleveland made the trade before the Denver could figure out what would happen in free agency.


The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they’ve named Paraag Marathe President of 49ers Enterprises and he will oversee outside business ventures, advisory efforts, and major investment opportunities for the club.

According to the 49ers, Marathe will continue in his role as the 49ers as Executive Vice President of Football Operations, serving as the team’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, among other football duties.

I am extremely proud of the significant growth our organization has experienced in recent years and the direction we are headed,” said 49ers CEO Jed York. “Paraag has been vital to our success in all facets of our organization for the last 17 years, and it is no surprise that his work towards growing our business and broadening the scope of our brand has been tremendous. I have great confidence in Paraag’s ability to continue to discover and develop valuable new opportunities for the 49ers organization outside of our football interests.”

“The last three years have been very exciting as we have seen significant business development in addition to that of our football team,” said Marathe. “In that time, our outside business interests have branched into a number of areas including consulting, technology development and venture investing. We will continue to seek new opportunities that are strategically aligned and expand the brand of an iconic organization such as the 49ers.


  • The Cardinals were in the mix to trade for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor before the Browns stepped up and offered a third-round pick, according to Vic Carucci.
  • While they may not have acquired Taylor, Mike Garafolo still expects the Cardinals to continue to work the trade market for a quarterback this offseason.


  • Following the news that the Lions have informed TE Eric Ebron that they’re open to trading him in the coming days (NFLTR), Dave Birkett wouldn’t be surprised to see Detroit target Eagles TE Trey Burton in free agency.

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