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Cardinals Criticized For Inexplicably Waiting To Shop Josh Rosen

Apr 30, 2019 4:28 PM

The Arizona Cardinals were not proactive in determining the trade market of Josh Rosen in advance of draft weekend.

The Cardinals waited until they had selected Kyler Murray to initiate at least some teams in talks.

Some teams that would have been otherwise interested in Rosen didn't receive a call until after Murray was traded.

"I can't think of anyone who could have played this worse," said one of the executives. "EVERYONE knew they were taking Murray and you're drafting first overall. You have nothing to hide from anyone. They could have been quietly shopping Rosen for weeks at least."

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Exec: No Other Team Would Have Selected Daniel Jones In Top-17

Apr 30, 2019 1:53 PM

The New York Giants selected Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall as Dave Gettleman fell in love with the Duke quarterback.

Gettleman wanted to control the draft process and limit knowledge of his draft plans internally as the franchise has been known for leaks. The Giants instead leaked to multiple media members that they liked Dwayne Haskins, but also wanted to draft defensive players with their first two picks.

There's a belief the Giants panicked and selected Jones at No. 6 because they feared he wouldn't be available at No. 17.

"There is no way he was going anywhere else in the top 17 picks," said one plugged-in executive for an AFC team. "We run mock drafts and run through the scenarios and I hadn't heard of one team that wanted Jones other than them." 

The Giants missed out on one of the premier defensive players that would available at No. 6 and instead selected Dexter Lawrence at No. 17.

"The smart move is draft a pass-rusher [at No. 6] and then try to trade back up for the quarterback if you have to, but I still don't think they would have had to," said the same executive.

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Tags: New York Giants, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Kyle Shanahan Reportedly Not Trusting John Lynch's Decision-Making

Apr 30, 2019 1:46 PM

The scouting and coaching departments of the San Francisco 49ers reportedly have friction over the vision of the offseason.

Kyle Shanahan reportedly does not trust the decision-making of John Lynch. Shanahan wants to scheme and develop players while not being bothered by the player evaluation process.

Shanahan and Lynch signed six-year contracts before the 2017 season. There are four years remaining on both their deals, which could lead to a power struggle.

Matt Miller/Bleacher Report

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Colts Sign Spencer Ware

Apr 30, 2019 12:31 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Spencer Ware.

The Colts didn't select a running back in the NFL draft.

Ware joins a backfield led by Marlon Mack. The Colts also have Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams on the depth chart.


Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Browns Interested In Trading For Gerald McCoy

Apr 30, 2019 9:15 AM

The Cleveland Browns have "ongoing interest" in trading for Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

McCoy has been available for much of the current offseason.

McCoy is due to earn $13 million in 2019, $12.5 million in 2020, and nearly $13 million in the final year of his contract.

Steve Doerschuk/Canton Repository (via PFT)

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Ezekiel Ansah Meets With Seahawks

Apr 30, 2019 8:34 AM

The Seattle Seahawks hosted Ezekiel Ansah for a free-agent visit on Monday, according to a report.

Since hitting free agency, the defensive lineman has visited with the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills.

The Seahawks could use Ansah as a partial replacement for Frank Clark, who they traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mike Garafolo/NFL Network

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eagles Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On Carson Wentz

Apr 30, 2019 8:30 AM

As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles have exercised the fifth-year option on Carson Wentz's rookie contract.

Wentz is set to earn $8.5 million this coming season. He'll make more than $20 million in 2020, the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.

The Eagles drafted the quarterback second overall in 2016.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Josh Rosen Believes He Can Be Miami's Franchise QB

Apr 30, 2019 8:27 AM

Josh Rosen, a first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals last year, believes he can be the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins.

"Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression," Rosen said. "It felt like I got drafted twice."

The Cardinals moved Rosen after taking Kyler Murray first overall last Thursday.

"I think I'm a really good teammate. What I've tried to do is not say or do anything extra, just kind of be me and keep my head down, and eventually the story will straighten out," Rosen said. "I think it has for the most part. Time and consistency are the best medicine to cure the narrative."

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

Vegas Predicts Browns Will Miss Playoffs

Apr 30, 2019 8:23 AM

Expectations are high for the Cleveland Browns, but one Las Vegas sportsbook doesn't have them favored to quality for the playoffs.

The SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas opened odds on all teams to make (or miss) the postseason on Sunday afternoon, with the Browns a -120 favorite to miss the playoffs (EVEN to make).

Cleveland hasn't made the postseason since 2002 and finished 7-8-1 last year (and 1-31 the previous two seasons).

Ben Fawkes/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

Kliff Kingsbury Denies Insisting On Cardinals Selecting Kyler Murray

Apr 29, 2019 12:21 PM

Kliff Kingsbury was prepared to work with Josh Rosen had the Arizona Cardinals decided to draft Nick Bosa at No. 1 instead of Kyler Murray.

“I’d have said, ‘Let’s go to work,’ “ Kingsbury said. “That’s why I signed on here. I knew I was coming here to try and improve the offense. We were last in everything. Try to help Josh become a better player, more comfortable in the system, continue to build him. That was my job. If that was what we were going to do, that’s what I signed up for in the first place.”

Kingsburg was asked what was the biggest misconception about his role in Arizona's draft process.

“That I rolled here and was just like, ‘We’re taking Kyler Murray,’“ Kingsbury said. “First off … I don’t have that type of juice coming in the door. That wasn’t how it went down at all.”

Steve Keim was asked if he seriously considered keeping Rosen and not selecting the player Kingsbury preferred. 

“Absolutely,” Keim said. “That’s my job. All spring, your mind races with the different scenarios. At the end of the day, you had to look and say again, ‘What is really going to catapult us into being different?’ I’ve always been a visual guy and I’ve always had success evaluating quarterbacks when I trusted my instincts and my gut. I’ve missed on the guys that looked the part, smelled the part, you tried to invent and because all the things were connecting the dots. You scouted them and said, ‘Okay, they’re going to be a player because they look like this. I’m not saying that’s Josh Rosen. I’m saying I had my real success, guys I’ve loved that have been great NFL players, based on instinct.

“When I closed my eyes and I visualized Kyler Murray running around State Farm Stadium in red and white, for whatever reason, all I saw was just fireworks, excitement, a must-see [environment] where fans have to go and show up and see this thing. Him being the architect was a phenomenal fit for me.”

Peter King/NBC Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Won't Rule Out Taking QB In 2020 Draft Despite Josh Rosen
Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are the probable best quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Albert Breer/Sports Illustrated

Freddie Kitchens Unfazed By Duke Johnson's Trade Request
Duke Johnson didn't report to offseason workouts with the Browns last month and has reportedly requested a trade.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

NFL May Put Tyreek Hill On Exempt List This Week
Tyreek Hill has been suspended from all team-related activities in the wake of the audio that surfaced Thursday in which he discusses abusing his son.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Sebastian Janikowski Retiring After 19 Seasons
Sebastian Janikowski is retiring from the NFL at the age of 41 after 19 seasons.


Dave Gettleman: Two Teams Would Have Taken Daniel Jones By No. 17
Dave Gettleman insists there were at least two teams that intended to draft Daniel Jones if the Giants had waited until the 17th pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Doug Baldwin Considering Retirement Due To Injuries
Doug Baldwin has undergone surgery on his groin and a shoulder this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Dolphins Acquire Josh Rosen From Cardinals For No. 62
Josh Rosen became expendable after the Cardinals drafted Kyler Murray with the first overall pick.


Dabo Swinney Signs 10-Year, $93M Extension With Clemson
Dabo Swinney's deal is the largest coaching deal in college football history.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Dolphins, Cardinals Continue To Discuss Josh Rosen Trade
Miami has been doing background work on Josh Rosen for weeks, but the Cardinals still aren't prepared to give him away.

Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero/NFL.com

Depth Of Draft Made It Easy For Colts To Trade Out Of First Round
The Colts have three second-round picks to use on Friday night after trading out of the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

Indianapolis Star

Chiefs Ban Tyreek Hill From All Team Activities
The Chiefs have banned Tyreek Hill from all team activities until more is known about an audio recording in which the wide receiver's fiancee accused him of abusing their 3-year-old son.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Won't OK Robbie Gould's Trade Request
Earlier this week, Robbie Gould and his agent told the 49ers that the kicker wants to be traded back closer to his Chicago home.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Washington Trades Up To Use No. 26 Pick On Montez Sweat
The Colts acquired the 46th overall pick and a second-rounder in 2020 from the Redskins.

RealGM Staff Report

Eagles Acquire No. 22 Pick From Ravens, Pick Andre Dillard
To acquire the 22nd pick, the Eagles sent the 25th, 125th and 197th picks to the Ravens.

RealGM Staff Report

Packers Draft Darnell Savage With Pick Acquired From Seahawks
In the deal, the Seahawks acquired the 30th pick and two fourth-round picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Steelers Trade Up To Draft Devin Bush At No. 10
Pittsburgh acquired the pick in a draft-night trade with the Broncos.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Audio Emerges Of Tyreek Hill, Fiancee Discussing Alleged Child Abuse
The Johnson County DA has obtained a copy of the audio.

Laura Bauer, Luke Nozicka/Kansas City Star

Giants Discussing Josh Rosen Trade With Cardinals
The Giants own 12 picks in the draft, including No. 37 overall in Round 2.

Matt Lombardo/Newark Star Ledger

Jets Expected To Trade Down From No. 3
The Jets could target an edge rusher or an offensive lineman if they trade down.

Rich Cimini/ESPN