Said Bills DE Mario Williams on the first day of offseason workouts, “We got our playbooks today, which actually are on iPads now which is neat. I am up for anything. Anything that is going to put us in a better position to go out, be successful, change our defense and get us in the right direction.”
The Dolphins have 11 draft picks, and coach Joe Philbin said, “Ideally, we’d add 11 excellent football players to the roster and create an even more competitive atmosphere than we have right now. Find 11 guys that fit the system and character that we’re looking for.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft referred to the late Chuck Fairbanks as “the Bill Parcells before Bill Parcells.”
The Browns are working out a couple receivers.
Former Steelers WR Hines Ward is training for an Ironman triathlon.
New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley made a strong impression when he met with his players for the first time.
Former Broncos WR Ashley Lelie has been hired as a quality control coach at the University of Nevada.
Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid may prefer drafting for defense.
Said Raiders coach Dennis Allen of trading Carson Palmer, “I think, at the end of the day, when we looked at it both from his standpoint and from our standpoint, we just realized that it was time for us to move on and move forward.”
The Giants have a visit scheduled with former Panthers DE Eric Norwood.
Said Brandon Graham of going back and forth between defensive end and outside linebacker with the Eagles, “I haven’t had a full year of just playing, where I know where I could play. Everything’s always switching.”
The murder trial for the man accused of shooting former Redskins S Sean Taylor has been delayed for the ninth time.
Said Bears OT J’Marcus Webb of his marijuana arrest in February, “It has been all cleared up. I’m young. You make some mistakes sometimes. I’m pretty sure you guys have made some mistakes. You don’t look down on it. You move forward and put things in a positive manner. I’m ready to be back here in Chicago and ready to get to work.”
A legislative panel in Minnesota has delayed action on funding for the Vikings’ new stadium.
Utah DT Star Lotulelei, Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes, Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson and North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams are among the players the Panthers may take in the first round of the draft.
Here’s a look at what the Saints may do in the draft.