NFL Rumors: Dee Ford, Antonio Brown, Free Agency

     

Dee Ford

  • Albert Breer hears that the Chiefs would like to secure a second-round pick in a trade for OLB Dee Ford. 
  • According to Breer, the Packers and 49ers remain in the mix, but both want to wait until after the first wave of free agency is complete, so they can take a look at pass rushers there before getting more serious about Ford. 

Antonio Brown

Drew Rosenhaus, agent for Raiders WR Antonio Brown, says his client wasn’t the one who vetoed a potential trade to the Buffalo Bills that emerged last week.  

“You know what, I don’t know that there was ever an option for us, quite frankly,” Rosenhaus said via Pro Football Talk. “We never got in that position. It really wasn’t something that was up to us to decide. I don’t think the Steelers and the Bills were able to work something out.” 

Brown’s desire for a new contract to become the NFL’s highest-paid receiver was seen as the main reason the deal didn’t get done with Buffalo, and Rosenhaus says the Bills ultimately decided Brown wasn’t a great fit.  

NFL Free Agency

  • ESPN’s Dan Graziano thinks RB Tevin Coleman will be a top target for teams that need a running back but don’t want to shell out big bucks for Le’Veon Bell
  • Coleman could sign a deal worth around $30 million similar to what 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon signed for last year.  
  • Graziano lists the Ravens and Panthers as some obvious fits for free agent QB Tyrod Taylor
  • Jason La Canfora hears that the Colts, Raiders, 49ers and Jets are among the teams interested in Ravens OLB Za’Darius Smith

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