– Jaguars: the franchise tag for Evan Engram
[podcast] Draft: Safety, versatility to spare
Jalen Carter back at Scouting Combine
After a detour to Georgia to report to the police, Jalen Carter (DT) finally decided to return to the Scouting Combine. According to ESPN, he returned to Indianapolis on Thursday for franchise interviews and measurements. He will not participate in the physical workshops, since the defensive linemen passed Thursday.
Chicago and Arizona ready to drop their 1st round?
According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears and the Cardinals would be open to a trade involving the 3rd choice of the Draft. It’s no wonder for the Bears where there would be significant interest. Ryan Poles also said he will trade the pick for what he feels is “fair” compensation.
For the Cardinals, it might seem more surprising because the franchise could choose a talented player. But that pick could be used by another team on a quarterback, a position Arizona doesn’t need. Case to follow.
Rashod Bateman responds to his general manager
Are the Ravens struggling to draft receivers? Eric DeCosta does not hide it. How to do better?
“If I had the answer, that would mean I would have better receivers. We will keep trying,” the manager told the press on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Combine.
An answer that did not at all please Rashod Bateman, one of the receivers in question.
“What if you start playing to your players strengths and stop pointing fingers at us and #8 (Lamar Jackson),” Bateman replied on Twitter. “Blame those you let do this. We are constantly blamed. And keep us healthy, take care and watch what happens. But no promises. Tired of you lying and falling on the players for nothing. »
Messages that Bateman ended up removing.
Aaron Rodgers targeted by the Panthers?
According to ESPN, the Panthers have contacted the Packers regarding the availability of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Information denied by FOX Charlotte.
Recently out of hibernation, the quarterback should announce a decision in the coming days regarding the rest of his career.
The Panthers are also reportedly scheduled to meet Derek Carr next week for a second interview.
– According to Bill Huber of SI.com, Eric Stokes (CB, Packers) “is on time” in his rehabilitation, he should be present on the first day of his team’s training camp at the end of July. As a reminder, the Packers player suffered from a ruptured cruciate ligaments during the 2022 season.
– Selon The Athletic, Chris Jones (DT, Chiefs) would seek to be the second highest paid player in his position behind Aaron Donald, who will receive 32 million in 2023. Indeed, in 2023, the player will enter his last year of contract where he will receive 19 million dollars. His teammate Frank Clark is also in the Chiefs’ small papers for an extension.
– The Jaguars will try to trade Shaquill Griffin (CB), according to ESPN. And if they don’t, the player could be cut. His departure would save $13.15 million in payroll.
The main signatures of the day:Jon Weeks (LS, Texans)
The main cuts of the day: Cameron Brate (TE, Buccaneers)
Saquon Barkley’s future linked to Daniel Jones?
According to NFL Network, negotiations continue between the Giants and Daniel Jones. The quarterback is the Giants’ priority for multi-year overtime. According to the same source, if an agreement were to be reached, this would have consequences for the future of Saquon Barkley, who could receive the franchise tag.
Alvin Kamara pleads not guilty
Involved in a fight in February 2022 in a nightclub in Las Vegas, Alvin Kamara (RB, Saints) decided to plead not guilty in this case according to NewOrleans.Football.
According to the same source, the rest of the case will take place in court, the trial of which should begin on July 31.
– News fromAntonio Brown. The former Steelers and Buccanneers star receiver becomes one of the owners of the Albany Empire indoor football team. (CBS 6 News)
– Former owner of Panthers until the 2018 season, Jerry Richardson died on Wednesday. He was 86 years old. He had sold the franchise after accusations of sexual harassment and racism against him.
– Au NFL Combine, John Harbaugh (HC, Ravens) said his brother Jim, coach at the University of Michigan, will not be returning to the NFL anytime soon and that he is tied to the university for life. As a reminder, rumors had circulated that he would take up a coaching position in the NFL during the offseason.
– After 19 years in the NFL, the referee Jerome Boger decided to retire. He refereed the Super Bowl between the Ravens and 49ers in 2013.
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