NFL News

John Ross    WR  Player

 

 

Washington's John Ross garnered 6-of-16 first-place votes from NFL scouts polled on this year's top wide receiver prospect. He got more first-place votes than Western Michigan's Corey Davis (5 1/2) and Clemson's Mike Williams (4 1/2), although Davis emerged as the No. 1 "points" getter in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's poll, which used scouts' rankings and not just first-place votes. The points system placed East Carolina's Zay Jones at a distant fourth in this year's wideout class, and USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster at fifth. Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp finished sixth, Ohio State's Curtis Samuel seventh, and Texas A&M's Josh Reynolds came in eighth. "It's the worst wide receiver class I've seen in a long time," said one NFC executive.

O.J. Howard    TE  Player

 

 

14-of-16 NFL scouts polled by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel named Alabama's O.J. Howard this year's top draft-eligible tight end. Howard crushed the field, as Miami's David Njoku finished a distant second with just one first-place vote and Ole Miss WR/TE Evan Engram garnered the final first-place vote. The Journal-Sentinel used a "points" system based on the scouts' 1-5 rankings. That "points" system resulted in Howard at No. 1, Njoku at No. 2, Engram at No. 3, South Alabama's Gerald Everett at No. 4, and injured Jake Butt of Michigan at No. 5 among draft-eligible tight ends.

Noah Spence    DL  Buccaneers

 

 

Bucs DE Noah Spence could see time at strong side linebacker. Spence played all his rookie-year snaps at end. The Bucs have a need on the strong side and could get him some time there in base sets. Spence is coming off labrum surgery, but projects for a big role after rotating behind William Gholston and Robert Ayers.

Pewter Report

Apr 22 - 8:20 PM

Noah Spence    DL  Buccaneers

 

 

Bucs DE Noah Spence could see time at strong side linebacker. Spence played all his rookie-year snaps at end. The Bucs have a need on the strong side and could get him some time there in base sets. Spence has injury questions coming off labrum surgery, but projects for a bigger second-year role after rotating behind William Gholston and Robert Ayers.

Pewter Report

Apr 22 - 8:20 PM

Brandon Bostick    TE  Free Agent

 

 

NFL suspended free agent TE Brandon Bostick the first four games of 2017. The reason for the suspension isn't yet clear. The Jets non-tendered Bostick after he appeared in 16 games (seven starts) last year. Bostick hasn't been linked to any teams this offseason.

Charles Tapper    DL  Cowboys

 

 

Cowboys DE Charles Tapper (back) is on track for OTAs. Tapper was cleared back in January after spending his rookie year on IR. He’ll likely be moved slowly but should get in some work this offseason. Tapper has potential to be a major part of the Cowboys’ defensive line rotation.

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Apr 22 - 4:06 PM

Taylor Gabriel    WR  Falcons

 

 

Gabriel signed his contract tender with the Falcons on Saturday, Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

RotoWire

Apr 22 - 2:37 PM

Jaye Howard    DL  Free Agent

 

 

Chiefs released DT Jaye Howard. Howard missed most of 2016 with a hip injury after signing a two-year extension last offseason. The Chiefs owe Howard $2.5 million but are hoping to offset some of his guaranteed money if he signs with another team. With Howard gone, Allen Bailey should see a bigger role in base sets.

Apr 22 - 2:14 PM

Jaye Howard    DL  Free Agent

 

 

Chiefs released DT Jaye Howard. Howard missed most of 2016 with a hip injury after signing a two-year extension last offseason. The Chiefs owe Howard $2.5 million but are hoping to offset some of his guaranteed money if he signs with another team. With Howard gone, Allen Bailey will see a bigger role in base sets.

Apr 22 - 2:14 PM

Taylor Gabriel    WR  Falcons

 

 

Falcons re-signed WR Taylor Gabriel to a one-year, $2.81 million contract. He had been a restricted free agent. Cut by the Browns at the end of training camp last summer, Gabriel resurfaced as a big-play threat in Atlanta with seven touchdowns on only 39 touches. The 26-year-old should again be a key cog in the Falcons high-octane offense.