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Titans Have Offers For No. 5 Pick, May Move Down

Apr 26, 2017 8:08 AM

The Tennessee Titans have multiple offers for the No. 5 pick and are considering moving down.

The Titans traded the first overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams so they could take Jared Goff last year. They then traded back up with the Cleveland Browns to select Jack Conklin.

In addition to the fifth pick, the Titans have No. 18 and an extra third-rounder. They do not have a second-round selection.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8

Apr 26, 2017 8:19 AM

The Cleveland Browns, who own the No. 1 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

The Browns are in need of a franchise quarterback and are expected to take Myles Garrett first overall. They could use the 12th pick and other assets to improve their second selection in order to take a quarterback.

Michael Silver of the NFL Network speculates that the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers could move a pick to Cleveland.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patriots Likely To Keep Malcolm Butler

Apr 24, 2017 11:52 AM

The New England Patriots are unlikely to trade Malcolm Butler this offseason.

Butler signed a one-year, $3.91 million tender with the Patriots last Wednesday, which means New England has the opportunity to trade him.

Butler visited the New Orleans Saints earlier in the offseason.

If Butler had signed an offer sheet with the Saints and the Patriots didn't match, the Saints would have had to surrender their first-round pick in the 2017 draft (11th overall) to New England.

Butler and the Patriots discussed a long-term extension this offseason.


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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Patriots Won't Trade Jimmy Garoppolo This Offseason

Apr 23, 2017 8:53 PM

The New England Patriots have no plans to trade Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.

With Tom Brady planning to play for several more seasons, the Patriots figured to explore his trade market.

The Patriots haven't come off their asking price for Garoppolo.

New England could conceivably use the franchise tag on Garoppolo next offseason even if he remains their backup quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 PM

The Oakland Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks.

"At some point you'd like to know and prior to the draft is that point," Reggie McKenzie said Friday during a media conference to preview the draft. "Our door is open and we're not shutting the door until that time, pretty much.

"Never going to say never, but the door is still open."

There's the issue of Lynch's rights still being owned by the Seattle Seahawks and Lynch, should he be acquired by Oakland, agreeing to more of an incentive-based contract since his current deal has him due a salary cap number of $9 million in 2017 and a base salary of $7 million in 2018.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Seahawks Don't Expect To Trade Richard Sherman

Apr 21, 2017 9:33 AM

The Seattle Seahawks will continue to listen to offers for Richard Sherman, but they no longer anticipate moving the cornerback.

"Right now, I don't think the odds (of a trade) are very good," John Schneider told KIRO-AM in Seattle. "But if somebody comes cruising along and something happens, and we do something, it happens."

The Seahawks have been in contact with Sherman about the process.

"We have constant communication with him. I talked to him this evening," Schneider said. "So it's cool. Everything's fine. I just think that the only reason we would do it is to basically create some cap room and try to become a younger football team. But that's just one option."

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback

Apr 20, 2017 7:57 AM

The Cleveland Browns have no plans to trade for a veteran quarterback, according to Sashi Brown.

"Could we? In theory? Yes," Brown said. "But are we planning on it or is that the plan? No."

The Browns have been linked to Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots and A.J. McCarron of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cleveland has the No. 1 overall pick in next week's NFL Draft.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers, Bears 'Most Antsy' To Trade Down In First Round

Apr 17, 2017 8:35 AM

The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are the "most antsy" teams looking to trade down in the first round of this month's NFL Draft.

They hold the second and third picks, respectively.

The New York Jets, who have the No. 6 pick, may also be seriously interested in moving down.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Hue Jackson Prefers Myles Garrett For Browns At No. 1

Apr 15, 2017 8:59 PM

Hue Jackson reportedly prefers the Cleveland Browns to select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick rather than a quarterback.

Garrett is widely considered the best prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"It's not even close between Garrett and (Mitchell) Trubisky," an NFL executive told the Plain-Dealer.

The Browns could be creating a smokescreen in order to trade down from No. 1 if they receive an attractive enough package.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Raiders, Seahawks Expected To Work Out Marshawn Lynch Trade

Apr 14, 2017 8:53 AM

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are expected to work out a trade involving Marshawn Lynch, but the running back must first re-work his contract.

According to a report, Lynch's agents have permission from the Seahawks to discuss adjusting his deal with the Raiders. Lynch signed a three-year, $31 million contract in 2015, which would pay approximately $9 million in 2017 if he came out of retirement. Oakland would want to lower that number.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers Receiving Calls About No. 2 Pick, Are 'Open For Business'
John Lynch says the 49ers are "open for business" on a possible trade involving the second overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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Seahawks Have Steep Asking Price For Richard Sherman
The Seahawks are open to trading Richard Sherman, but they have placed a steep asking price on the cornerback.

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Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down
The Browns have been linked to Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky and most recently, Leonard Fournette with the top pick.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Kirk Cousins Doesn't Expect To Be Traded This Season
Kirk Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag this season.

John Keim/ESPN

Richard Sherman Requested Trade From Seahawks
The Seahawks somewhat unusually confirmed that they had discussed a trade involving Richard Sherman.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Seahawks Confirm Richard Sherman Trade Talks
John Schneider said he's spoken to Richard Sherman about the situation.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan To Eagles For Third Round Pick Swap
The Ravens have traded Timmy Jernigan and a third-round compensatory pick to the Eagles in exchange for their third-round pick.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

GMs Given Permission To Meet With Tony Romo
Jerry Jones has notified the general managers of all NFL teams that they can contact Tony Romo or his agent to schedule a workout, visit or physical.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

Richard Sherman Classifies Trade Talks As 'Business'
Richard Sherman is taking recent trade rumors in stride.

Kevin Patra/NFL

CBS Interested In Tony Romo To Replace Phil Simms
Tony Romo will not return to the Cowboys for 2017 but remains in limbo with several teams interested.

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Seahawks Willing To Listen On Richard Sherman Trade Offers
The Patriots were among the teams who contacted the Seahawks on Richard Sherman.

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Browns Won't Trade First Overall Pick
The Browns are widely expected to draft Myles Garrett even though they're publicly non-committal.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return
According to Marshawn Lynch's agent, money won't be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Patriots, Saints Haven't Discussed Malcolm Butler Trade
The Patriots won't negotiate until Malcolm Butler signs his restricted free agency tender.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Sean Payton Explains Why Saints Interested In Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release
The Raiders would have to either acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with the Seahawks or after his release.

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Patriots Believed To Genuinely Want To Keep Jimmy Garoppolo
Some think that the Patriots could even use the franchise tag on Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 and not as a precursor to a trade.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Brandin Cooks Says He Didn't Ask To Be Traded
In his first meeting with the media as a member of the Patriots, Brandin Cooks said that he didn't ask the Saints to trade him.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Ravens Trade Jeremy Zuttah To 49ers
The Ravens had planned to release Jeremy Zuttah.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade
The Browns "aren't expected" to pursue a trade for Kirk Cousins despite rumors that they are interested in the quarterback, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer