Results matching “fitzpatrick”

John Dorsey “very confident” with where Browns are in draft process

Anyone looking for concrete hints about which players will be joining the Browns in the first round of the draft next week didn’t get them from General Manager John Dorsey on Thursday. Dorsey held a pre-draft press conference and dismissed any reports about what the team is going to do because he’s gone “dark” in [more]

Browns bring Lamar Jackson in for a visit

The Browns haven’t scheduled visits with several of the candidates for the No. 4 overall pick, but they brought another quarterback in to Cleveland. The team announced that Louisville’s Lamar Jackson was among the prospects visiting today. Since they also pick first, the Browns can take any quarterback they want, and the conventional wisdom is [more]

Browns didn’t bring Minkah Fitzpatrick in for a visit either

The Browns are doing a good job of masking their intentions with the fourth overall pick, or else they’re just cheap. We mentioned yesterday that they hadn’t scheduled visits with either Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb, but they’re not the only top prospects not making their way to Cleveland. According to Mary Kay Cabot of [more]

For some teams drafting a quarterback high, disaster is inevitable

With possibly four quarterbacks taken in the first five picks and five (maybe six) quarterbacks taken in the first 32 selections, each of the teams that writes the name of a quarterback on a first-round draft card will believe that they are getting a franchise-changing guy. In the end, up to half (or more) could [more]

Bucs could end up getting a great player at No. 7

With the Buccaneers sitting at No. 7 in the first round of the draft and a widespread expectation that as many as four quarterbacks could be taken in the top five picks, the Bucs could end up getting a great player. So who will it be? Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, coach [more]

Nick Saban touts Minkah Fitzpatrick as a top-five pick

A week after former UCLA coach Jim Mora was far less effusive than he arguably should have been when praising former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, Alabama coach Nick Saban has said all the right things about former Crimson Tide defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. “As a player, is he a top-five pick? Yeah,” Saban recently told [more]

22 players will attend the draft

Baker Mayfield won’t be at the draft. Twenty-two other players will be. The NFL has announced the list of players who will attend the festivities, which begin three weeks from tonight in Arlington, Texas. Here’s the full list: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville; Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming; Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State; Taven Bryan, DT, Florida; [more]

Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills LS Reid Ferguson wrote a column about a visit to the prison in Angola, Louisiana. Is CB Minkah Fitzpatrick a player the Dolphins should target in the draft? Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski brightened the day of an ailing fan. The Jets made an addition at tight end. A call for the Ravens to make [more]

Hue Jackson has dreams of what to do with No. 4

The Browns are past the point of lying about what they intend to do with the first overall pick. What they intend to do with the fourth one is enough to get coach Hue Jackson excited, as well. “Obviously, as you guys have already pegged it, we’re taking a quarterback, and then here comes the [more]

Bucs support Jameis Winston, hopeful NFL’s investigation clears him

Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer threw his support behind quarterback Jameis Winston. “Yeah, Jameis has been nothing but a great person since he’s been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Glazer told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “And he’s done everything we’ve asked of him. He’s been a great leader. He’s been unbelievable in the [more]

Dirk Koetter: Pace of Winston investigation “frustrating”

The NFL has been investigating Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for almost six months, and there’s no indication when it will end. That’s leaving Bucs coach Dirk Koetter wondering what is coming next, though he’s trying to remain optimistic about a process he has no control over. “To be honest, it is a little frustrating,” Koetter [more]

E.J. Gaines agrees to terms with Browns

It took longer than he probably expected, but cornerback E.J. Gaines finally has a new home. Gaines agreed to terms with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. It reunites him with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who coached Gaines from 2014-16 with the Rams. Gaines, 26, also visited the Jets and [more]

Friday morning one-liners

Bills RB Travaris Cadet is making his way back from a serious ankle injury. Former Dolphins share their thoughts on the team’s plans for WR Jarvis Landry. The Patriots linebacking corps struggled after Dont'a Hightower‘s injury. The Jets are doing their homework on QB Baker Mayfield. A look at the financial terms of Ravens DE [more]

Ryan Fitzpatrick set to return to Bucs

When the Bears announced that quarterback Mike Glennon will be released once the new league year starts on March 14, some people wondered if he might return to his former gig as Jameis Winston‘s backup in Tampa. It doesn’t look like that is how things will play out, however. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick thinks he can fix Browns culture

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has already declared that if anyone can fix the Cleveland Browns, he’s the man for the task. But the Browns have more than one first-rounder, and more than one guy who isn’t scared of a big job. Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick said he’d bring the kind of championship experience he [more]