Draft - Football Wiretap

Browns Sign Myles Garrett To $30.4M Contract

May 22, 2017 8:27 AM

The Cleveland Browns have signed first overall pick Myles Garrett to his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus and includes offset language. As with all first round picks, the contract includes a team option for a fifth year.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Teams Tried To Trade Up For Mitch Trubisky, But Not As High As No. 2

May 3, 2017 8:44 AM

The Chicago Bears weren't the only team that wanted to trade up to select Mitch Trubisky, but they were the only team willing to move all the way up to No. 2.

Jon Robinson, the general manager of the Tennessee Titans, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he fielded calls from teams interested in the fifth pick. When the Bears traded up to the second selection, he said teams stopped calling.

"We had some calls about pick No. 5," Robinson said. "When the trade happened between San Francisco and Chicago, it kinda threw water on anything in that spot."

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

John Lynch, Solomon Thomas Were Classmates At Stanford

May 2, 2017 8:09 AM

The first time John Lynch and Solomon Thomas met, they were classmates at Stanford.

Lynch hadn't finished his degree when he left for the NFL in 1993 and decided to go back in 2014 when Thomas was a freshman. The pair were in the same Management Science and Engineering course and actually worked together on a project.

Three years later, Lynch drafted Thomas was the third overall pick as the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

"He was on top of all the stuff, coming back as an older person, compared to us young people," Thomas said of Lynch. "He was on top of discipline, very studious and diligent."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Misc Rumor

49ers Thought Bears Were Targeting Solomon Thomas

May 1, 2017 10:48 AM

The Chicago Bears refused to tell the San Francisco 49ers who they were targeting at No. 2. The Bears, however, weren't the only team to call the 49ers with serious interest in moving up.

The 49ers had Myles Garrett first on their board, followed by Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. The 49ers assumed it was Thomas.

“We got some good action on the pick,” said Paraag Marathe.

When Garrett went to the Browns at No. 1, John Lynch asked Marathe to call the Bears to get a little bit more.

Marathe called the Bears. “To try to solidify this now,” Marathe said to Pace, “we’re gonna need a little bit more to finish. It wouldn’t have to be much. Like, your four. So let’s say your third, 67 overall, this year, your three next year, and your four this year, 111 overall … I’m not gonna string you along … No … I will do it quickly. Let me get with John and Kyle (Shanahan) and I’ll call you right back.”

The Bears agreed to give up two third round picks and a fourth rounder to move up just one spot.

“Man, who do they want?” Lynch said. “Gotta be Solomon, right?”

“Call me crazy,” Marathe said. “But I think it’s (Mitchell) Trubisky.”

“Then why’d they go get [free-agent quarterback Mike] Glennon?” Lynch said.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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

Browns May Not Keep Sixth-Round Pick Caleb Brantley

May 1, 2017 9:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley with the 185th pick in the draft this weekend, but they may not keep the former Florida defensive tackle.

Brantley is considered one of the nation's top interior defensive line prospects, but his draft stock fell after he was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged physical altercation with a woman earlier this month.


Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor

49ers Were Prepared To Draft Reuben Foster At No. 3

May 1, 2017 9:16 AM

The San Francisco 49ers were prepared to draft Reuben Foster third overall, but were able to take him with the No. 31 pick.

San Francisco didn't know who the Chicago Bears planned to take when they moved up from No. 3 to No. 2. If the Bears had taken Solomon Thomas second overall and the 49ers couldn't trade down, they likely would have pulled the trigger on Foster with the third pick.

The 49ers tracked Foster's stock and tried multiple times to trade up and take him. With the New Orleans Saints prepared to take him 32nd, the 49ers traded with the Seattle Seahawks for the 31st pick.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Misc Rumor