Pre-draft News thread

Phicinfan

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Time to get a new thread going....

Jets are actively looking to trade down for more picks in this draft

Miami is claiming they are not tanking - wink, wink

Evidently JuJu LOVES him some Big Ben - about the only Wr that does.....

Mr. Romo is talking about walking away from broadcasting - he is coming to the end of his deal - but is he just posturing for more $$$$$?

Browns trying to get an exception for Hunt to allow him to be near team while on suspension

Eagles working on extension for Carson Wentz

GM for Miami is saying don't be shocked if they draft a Qb this and next year.....

Arthur Blank sold off 10% of hit team to minor investors....

Raiders to decide on what to do about Marshawn post the draft

HC Jon Gruden has stated emphatically that Derek Carr is his Qb, this year. So drafting for future???

Buc's expected to sign Blaine Gabbert as back up Qb

Game #1 this year will be Green Bay AT Chicago - starting out with two very old and valued franchises...

NFL has approved lease with Oakland and Raiders
 

Walter34

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Its the NFL's 100th season as you likely know. The Bears (Decatur Staleys) and the Cardinals are the two original franchises, hence the Bears got the opening game. Green Bay joined the NFL in 1921.

George Halas bought the Bears for $5000 in 1920 when he started the league.
 

mudloggerone

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Did the Packers sign him first? That happens a lot and hope they did.

It doesn't appear to have happened.
 

Phicinfan

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NFL makes new rule for replay for PI - it can be requested to review on offensive or defensive PI, whether call was made, or if call was not made and team thought it should have - this directly addresses what happened in NFC championship game
 

mudloggerone

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The coaches get to ask for the replay except in the last two minutes of each half when the call must be made from upstairs as I understand it.

Yep, it should have solved the highway robbery in the Big Easy.
 

Phicinfan

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Per PFT - three teams are majorly interested in Josh Rosen from Arizona - those teams are New England, Giants and Chargers. and one of those three have offered up a 2nd round pick for him - most experts thought a 3rd round pick was best they would get
Rb Cameron Artis-Payne has re-signed with Carolina
HC Zac Taylor feels Andy Dalton will be fine in his system, but Bengals are not sure and have stated there will be no contract extension until they see how he fits.....
Kitchens is saying Duke Johnson Rb has a role in his offense - wonder if this is just trying to drum up the price to trade him....
Bills cut Rb Chris Ivory
Former Denver LB Brandon Marshall is visiting the Raiders today
Bears will entertain trade offers for Rb Jordan Howard - but they feel fine at Rb - wink, wink
 

mudloggerone

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Duke Johnson Rb has a role in his offense - wonder if this is just trying to drum up the price to trade him....
He went on to say that when Hunt becomes active he'd put the three of them out there in the Wishbone formation. Yeah, he's flapping his lips.
 

Phicinfan

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Dallas has trade in place to get Robert Quinn DE from Miami
 

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The bears have traded running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 6th round pick that could conditionally become a 5th
 

Walter34

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

That is a very poor return for a decent player still on a rookie deal. It also forces them to draft a RB
 

Phicinfan

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The bears have traded running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 6th round pick that could conditionally become a 5th
Well this officially kills the value of Howard. Don't get me wrong, this was a brilliant move by Philly, he will be the Blount/Ajayi early down run back, to pair with Sproles(assuming resigned) or Clement. But it will stay a Rb share, and none will really garner enough to be more than #3 or bye covers.

Still, LOVE the trade for Philly though.
 

Phicinfan

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In other news:
Raiders have signed Lb Brandon Marshall formerly of Denver
Dallas reworked the contract for Quinn so that trade is a go
For some reason Houston was looking at maybe going to old Oilers colors for throw back look, but the Titans told them to go jump
Chiefs are talking with DE Chris Jones on an extension
Rb Isaiah Crowell signs a one year deal with Raiders
N.E. Qb Tom Brady expected to skip voluntary workouts again this year....oh my......
Greg Schiano DC for N.E. has left the team - he has to work on his faith and family life he says....yeah you know something is about to be released on this....
 

Walter34

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Well this officially kills the value of Howard. Don't get me wrong, this was a brilliant move by Philly, he will be the Blount/Ajayi early down run back, to pair with Sproles(assuming resigned) or Clement. But it will stay a Rb share, and none will really garner enough to be more than #3 or bye covers.

Still, LOVE the trade for Philly though.
Hard to say, he had a diminishing role on the Bears and had 900 yds, 9 TDs but with a 3.7 ypc. I could see a similar role \ production on Philly. He was already kind of an RB3 and will likely remain so is my point.
 

Phicinfan

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Latest updates.....
Jags are having some vet backs come in to try out to be Fournette's back up. Alfred Blue and Bennie Cunningham are coming for visits
Rumors abound that Giants won't take a QB at #6 but instead are looking to add a pass rusher - I have also seen one story that they are talking a one year extension with Manning, to get them to 2020 so they can draft a Qb in that draft
Regardless of rumors - no talks have taken place yet between Dallas and Dak Prescott or Amari Cooper on any extensions.....
Qb Drew Lock Missouri is getting rave reviews, and his arm talent is the big reason, he has a cannon and is showing it off for teams....he will be the 3rd Qb taken in round one this year
Raiders sign Luke Wilson TE to a one year deal
 
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