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News: general

Malcolm Butler may not land with Saints

Monday, April 24, 2017 9:17 AM EDT
New England Patriots restricted free-agent CB Malcolm Butler appears unlikely to be traded to the New Orleans Saints, who are leaning towards keeping their draft picks on top of having to sign Butler to a long-term deal.
MMQB - Peter King

Mitchell Trubisky an option at No. 2

Monday, April 24, 2017 8:09 AM EDT
North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky is a strong consideration for the San Francisco 49ers at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL draft.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

WAS looking to add another RB

Monday, April 24, 2017 4:03 AM EDT
The Washington Redskins are looking to add another running back via the draft or free agency to complement RBs Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. - John Keim

Evan Engram more like a receiver

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:08 PM EDT
Mississippi TE Evan Engram is viewed by personnel executives as more of a big wide receiver than a tight end. Engram has 'outstanding receiving potential' but will never be a 'point-of-attack guy,' according to one NFC executive.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Jake Butt has all-around game

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:03 PM EDT
Michigan TE Jake Butt was compared to retired TE Heath Miller by an AFC personnel man because of his 'all-around' game.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

DeShone Kizer has most upside, most flaws

Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:42 PM EDT
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is a boom-or-bust prospect, according to an AFC scout. 'In terms of arm strength, athleticism, talent, intelligence, he's the highest-end guy,' the scout said. 'At the same time, he's also the one with the most flaws.'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Myles Garrett the draft's best player?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:27 PM EDT
Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett was ranked as the best prospect regardless of position in the 2017 NFL Draft by 11 of the 16 NFL personnel executives polled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Jimmy Garoppolo staying put?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:16 PM EDT
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 'isn't going anywhere,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

No decision on Blake Bortles' option

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:41 PM EDT
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team has not decided if they will pick up QB Blake Bortles' option this offseason.
The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

O.J. Howard a rare talent

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
Alabama TE O.J. Howard was compared to Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis by an AFC personnel executive, and the executive said Howard is a 'difference-maker' who can catch and block and is impressive physically.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Adam Shaheen the next Jason Witten?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
Ashland TE Adam Shaheen has a chance to develop into a player like Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, according to an AFC scout, and the scout believes Shaheen will be selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Bob McGinn

Corey Davis not fully healed

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis (ankle) is not fully recovered from his ankle injury but was able to work out with former NFL wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan Friday, April 21. Sullivan said he thought Davis looked very explosive during the workout and showed really good instincts.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Atlanta eyeing a move up in the draft

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff believes there will be opportunities to move up from the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta has heavily scouted pass rushers. Missouri DE Charles Harris or Tennessee DE Derek Barnett are among those pass rushers who could be available in the 20s.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Paul Perkins wants to be three-down back

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
New York Giants RB Paul Perkins said his goal is to become a three-down running back for the Giants.
Sirius XM NFL Radio

Mike Williams looking to improve

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
Clemson WR Mike Williams said he is looking to get quicker in and out of his routes and has been working on quick movement and explosion drills.
Sirius XM NFL Radio

NYG still interested in veteran running backs

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
The New York Giants are one of several teams continuing to keep close tabs on free-agent RBs LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) and Adrian Peterson (Vikings), in the hopes that their salary demands will go down prior to the draft. - Jason La Canfora

Malcolm Butler trade 'deadline' looming?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is either going to get traded to the New Orleans Saints this week or probably not at all, according to's Mike Reiss, who believes a deal will essentially come down to whether the Saints are willing to trade their late first-round pick (No. 32) or a different package of a high second-rounder (No. 42) combined with another pick. - Mike Reiss

'Long shot' Jimmy Garoppolo gets traded

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo figures to be the target of several last-ditch trade attempts from the Cleveland Browns leading up to the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian considers a potential deal a 'long shot' that would require an 'overwhelming offer'.
Boston Herald - Karen Guregian

Sheldon Richardson at workouts

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:28 PM EDT - updated
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson missed the first day of offseason workouts last week but participated in the rest of the week, according to a source. - Rich Cimini

Coach fine with Dontari Poe's weight

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:15 PM EDT
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he was comfortable with DT Dontari Poe's weight when he reported for offseason workouts this past week but did not disclose the weight. - Vaughn McClure

Obi Melifonwu met with three NFC teams

Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:39 PM EDT
Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu recently met with the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. He has also received steady interest from the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Chris Thompson contract update

Sunday, April 23, 2017 5:28 PM EDT
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed his one-year tender offer worth $2.746 million.
The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Jerry Hughes happy with new defense

Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:57 PM EDT
Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes said he is happy that the team is moving to a 4-3 defensive alignment because it will allow the defensive players to play to their strengths.
The Buffalo News - Jay Skurski

Jamal Adams destined for Gang Green?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:27 PM EDT
LSU S Jamal Adams will likely be the New York Jets' selection with the sixth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft unless someone else is unexpectedly available, according to's Rich Cimini. - Rich Cimini

Several teams interested in Nathan Peterman

Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:33 AM EDT
Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman has made recent visits to the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers. - Mike Florio