NFL Rumors: Eric Weddle, Chris Long, Browns, Jaguars, & Jets


Eric Weddle

Newly signed Raiders CB Sean Smith said he has spoken with free agent S Eric Weddle before he signed a big-money deal with Oakland.

I was talking to him before I even came up here,” said Smith. “Look, if we were to add Eric Weddle, it would just be so special. But regardless of who we add, I know (assistant defensive backs coach Rod Woodson) and (secondary coach Marcus Robertson) are going to make it work in the back-end. But Eric Weddle is definitely a special player and I think if we can get him, we’ll be alright.

  • Vic Tafur mentions that he expects some news regarding Weddle’s visit plans at some point today.
  • Scott Bair reports that Weddle is, in fact, a target of the Raiders, but he’s expected to take his time with this process.
  • According to Bill Williamson, the Raiders’ interest in Weddle appears to be more from their newly signed players than the front office.

Chris Long

  • Free agent DE Chris Long mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL that he prefers scheme where he can play nine-technique. (Alex Marvez)


  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Browns’ scouting department actually wanted to draft Teddy Bridgewater over Johnny Manziel a few years ago, but were apparently overruled.
  • In total, Manziel earned $7,707,913 during his time with the Browns and totaled 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. (Darren Rovell)



  • With the news that the Jets are bringing in LT Kelvin Beachum for a visit, Ian Rapoport mentions that the future of LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson and his $14 million cap hit could be in question.
  • Numerous reporters have made this connection, so it’s something to keep an eye on the coming days.
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