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NFL Transactions for April 25th, 2017; Draft News

NFL Transactions for April 25th, 2017

Free Agent

  • Jay Cutler does not plan on retiring, according to his agent Bus Cook

Atlanta Falcons

  • #Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve officially exercised OT Jake Matthews‘ fifth-year option

Cincinnati Bengals

  • #Bengals want a first round pick for QB AJ McCarron, per Ian Rapoport.

Detroit Lions

  • Lions announced that they’ve signed P Kasey Redfern to a contract on Tuesday

Kansas City Chiefs

  • #Chiefs have re-signed WR Albert Wilson

New Orleans Saints

  • Adrian Peterson and the #Saints have agreed on a 2 year deal worth 7 million, per Josina Anderson

New York Giants

  • #Giants and RB LeGarrette Blount have mutual interest, according to Ian Rapoport.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • #Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said the team still does not know if suspended WR Martavis Bryant will be reinstated
  • #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by NFL

Seattle Seahawks

  • #Seahawks GM John Schneider said the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch are “still talking.”

Tennessee Titans

  • Titans have picked up LT Taylor Lewan‘s fifth-year option

Draft News

  • #Chiefs #Jets #Seahawks all hosted QB Davis Webb for a visit; #49ers worked him out, per Pro Football Talk
  • #Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has met with Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon twice, and if they cannot land Marshawn Lynch do not be surprised if they pull the trigger on Mixon.
  • #Jets #Patriots and #Falcons do not have Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon on their big board
  • Adam Schefter reported today on ESPN that there are teams with concerns that Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers didn’t play in his bowl game. Those teams apparently worry that by sitting out Michigan’s Orange Bowl contest against Florida State, he showed a lack of commitment to his team
  • 30 players out of the 254 who will be drafted in the NFL Draft this week have been arrested. If they all get drafted that means 1 out of every 7 have an arrest history.
  • Ja’Boree Poole the LB from Southern Miss has interest from #Jets #Bills & #Packers. #Jets have shown the most interest. Poole had an amazing pro day benching 225, 27 times and running a 4.68 forty at 6’1, 245.
  • Texas Tech LB Malik Jenkins has interest from the #Bills #Rams and #Patriots
  • Eagles are “very interested” in Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media
  • #Bears are big fans of Stanford EDGE/DL Solomon Thomas, according to Peter King.
  • Anonymous NFL first round prospect is reportedly under investigation for sexual assault in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • UCF CB Shaquill Griffin Says He Had Pre-Draft Visit With #Steelers
  • #Eagles were the only team to request the initial police report from the Cleveland Police Department on Garreon Conley
  • Dr. Robert Anderson gave Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles’) a 4-6 month recovery timetable.
  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson warned teams against taking UNC’s Mitchell Trubisky ahead of him in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • OLB Ryan Watson Air Force has most interest from Texans. Browns, Vikings, Lions, Cardinals and Packers
  • DT Casey Sayles, Ohio has interest from Bengals, Colts, Cardinals, Jaguars and Browns
  • Ohio State CB Gareon Conley will not be in Philly for the draft
  • #Broncos have inquired recently about New Mexico DT Nik D’Avanzo
  • #Jets and #Cardinals recently inquired about Guy Stallworth the S from Grambling State

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