Solomon Thomas could be an exceptional defensive tackle or edge rusher, depending on what his NFL team needs.
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Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan remembers his interview for the job in 2015 when Ron Wolf, the former Packers GM who helped owner Woody Johnson with the search, asked him about his philosophy when it comes to drafting quarterbacks. “I went very technical in terms of things we do, I do, in terms of thoroughness and all the different levels of analyzing the quarterbacks,” Maccagnan said Monday. “Ron was kind of quiet.” A few days later, the two went to dinner after Maccagnan’s second interview for the job. “I had this burning question for Ron,” Maccagnan recalled. “‘You asked me that question, so what is your philosophy?’ Ron, in the middle of dinner, kind of looked at me and Ron is extremely
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The people at Livability were curious to determine which cities in the United States contained the most NFL-loving residents, so they enlisted the help of Experian Marketing Services and its Simmons National Consumer Study. If the average index score is 100, then each point above that number represents the percentage that residents of a particular city are “very” enthusiastic about the National Football League. The Detroit Lions have fans who are more than just grammatical wizards, they’re also among the most passionate in the NFL.
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The latest on the Seahawks Sherman Saga is that general manager John Schneider doesn’t expect Seattle’s star cornerback to be wearing anything other than Seahawks’ colors in 2017. Speaking earlier today, Schneider said, “Right now we’ve kind of moved past it and if somebody calls and goes crazy with something, then we’ll discuss it again,” Schneider said.
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Dolphins center Mike Pouncey continues to have trouble with his hip, as evidenced by one obvious fact: He attended the funeral of former college teammate Aaron Hernandez on Monday while using a crutch. According to multiple reports, Pouncey had a stem-cell procedure on the injured hip in an effort to accelerate its healing. Pouncey reportedly has had no setbacks. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the procedure was a normal part of the rehab process. The Dolphins have said Pouncey will be ready by Week One of the 2017 regular season. How far in advance of that he’ll be ready to go remains to be seen. Pouncey missed 11 regular-season games and a postseason context in 2016. He last appeared
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Standout defensive end Joey Bosa joined the Chargers for workouts Monday after being away the first two weeks of the voluntary offseason program to work out with a personal trainer in Florida, general manager Tom Telesco confirmed during a predraft news conference at StubHub Center. But first-year coach Anthony Lynn will have to wait to see Bosa and fellow edge rusher Melvin Ingram on the field at the same time. Ingram, who hasn’t signed his franchise tag so technically is not under contract although he is a member of the Chargers, was not at the team’s San Diego complex Monday and is not expected to participate in this week’s minicamp. “I’m looking forward to both Melvin and Joey in this defense,”
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Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has helped kick off NFL draft week by taking to the air and skydiving. Strunk took part in a tandem dive Monday morning with the Army’s Golden Knights after an invitation from Brig. Gen. Scott Brower of the 101st Airborne Division at nearby Fort Campbell at the Tennessee-Kentucky border. ”It was a way to support our friends in the Army, in the 101st.
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Alex Smith has seen the young quarterbacks walking through the doors of the Chiefs’ facility the last few weeks, each wanting nothing more than to one day take his job. The veteran quarterback is firmly entrenched as the starter in Kansas City, despite constant debate over whether he can lead his team to the Super Bowl. General manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid are firmly in his corner, and ultimately those voices are the only ones that matter.
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CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Defensive end Joey Bosa is working out at the Los Angeles Chargers’ training complex after spending the first two weeks of their voluntary offseason program back home in Florida. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Monday that Bosa is with his teammates this week in San Diego, where the team will remain through June. After an outstanding rookie season that started late due to a contract dispute, Bosa skipped the start of the Chargers’ offseason workouts this spring to work with a personal trainer. Telesco says Bosa is currently at Chargers Park. Bosa missed the Chargers’ offseason program and training camp during his rookie season. After he finally signed, Bosa
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jon Robinson has made it very clear he is willing to trade NFL draft picks, a philosophy the Titans general manager demonstrated when he swapped the top overall selection a year ago. That deal is why the Titans go into the general manager’s second draft stocked with two selections in the first round: No. 5 overall from that trade with the Los Angeles Rams a year ago and No. 18 overall earned when the Titans tripled their win total in 2016 by going 9-7. Now they hope to use those picks to fill out a couple holes in the roster. “We’re not averse to just staying and picking, Robinson said, adding, “if there’s somebody that we know could come in and help our football team.”
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San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch spoke to reporters inside the John McVay draft room on Monday and continued to balance his guarded approach with transparency. He reiterated his team is looking to upgrade every position with 10 selections in the NFL draft this week, including quarterback, and has fielded calls to trade back from the second-overall pick. Here are five things Lynch said in the half-hour session with reporters that got our attention: Lynch on floating rumors about the 49ers’ draft plans: I think the discipline out of this building’s been excellent. I think that’s what they are, they’re assumptions rather than . . . I don’t know who those sources are because there’s
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Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager/head honcho Jerry Jones held his customary pre-draft press conference on Monday, and much of the talk focused not on the future, but on the recent past…specifically, one rather well-known guy who’s no longer with the team. It’s impossible to look at Dallas right now and not think about where this team was at this time a year ago. Tony Romo was the presumptive quarterback, expecting to play another four or five years.
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As has often been the case for the past month, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider had to address the latest Monday about star cornerback Richard Sherman and his future. From Schneider’s position, nothing the Seahawks have heard thus far leads him to believe that Sherman will be traded. ”Right now we’ve kind of moved past it and if somebody calls and goes crazy with something then we’ll discuss it again,” Schneider said.
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The Dolphins expect Mike Pouncey to be their starting center in Week 1. But it’s probably a good thing the season is still another five months off. Pictures taken by photographers outside of Aaron Hernandez’s private memorial service show Pouncey back on crutches. Pouncey, the Pro Bowl center who hasn’t been able to stay healthy the last three seasons, missed all but five games in 2016 with a recurring hip injury. He’s needed surgery on both hips in recent years. However, the team was neither surprised nor alarmed by the development. Pouncey did not need an additional surgery and did not suffer a setback. Pouncey on crutches, even five months since the last time he took a snap, is part of his
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Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron is looking at another year of barely getting on the field, and maybe longer. With the draft a few days away, Cincinnati has given no indication it’s willing to trade him to a team that would give him a bigger role. It’s a challenging situation for McCarron, who proved he could lead a team into the playoffs in 2015 if given the opportunity.
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The Buffalo Bills lost another player to the New England Patriots on Monday as they declined to match the offer sheet extended to restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee. Buffalo’s poor salary cap situation handicapped them, as the Patriots offered him a two-year deal worth $6.4 million, but $4 million was to be paid in 2017. The Bills gave Gillislee a fifth-round tender that would have paid him $1.979 million for the 2017 season so New England will send Buffalo the 163rd overall pick in the NFL draft. The Bills lost Chris Hogan to the Patriots last year in a similar situation, as they weren’t able to match the offer sheet New England extended. Gillislee was outstanding as a complement
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