Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.18.19
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Cincinnati Bengals Release Vontaze Burfict
The Bengals are moving on from former defensive standout Vontaze Burfict per Dianna Russini. Burfict was among the most feared defenders in the game but injuries and concussions have limited him to just 43 games over the past five seasons. Burfict is only 28 but given his injury history and reputation, his time in the NFL may be drawing to a close.
Haloti Ngata Announces Retirement
Former Baltimore Ravens star Haloti Ngata has announced his retirement from the NFL. The Ravens selected Ngata with the 12th-overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and the DT went on to have a stellar career with the Ravens, including capturing a Super Bowl ring in 2012. Ngata finished his NFL career by playing 3 years for the Detroit Lions and a one-year stint with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years. I’m retiring on top. I might be finished playing football, but I’m holding tight to the friendships, memories and wisdom I’ve gained along the way. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” Walking away with no regrets, just peace in knowing I gave it my all and had a helluva lot of fun doing it. 💪🏽 #kissestotheskyformomanddad @ravens @detroitlionsnfl @philadelphiaeagles
Randall Cobb Reportedly Visiting with Dallas Cowboys
Todd Archer reports Randall Cobb is visiting with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Cobb has battled injuries the past few seasons but has shown he still has the talent when healthy. Cobb would be a replacement (or upgrade depending on who you talk to) on the departed Cole Beasley in the slot for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys are hosting free-agent wide receiver Randall Cobb at The Star today, according to a source. With the departure of Cole Beasley, the Cowboys are looking for help at slot receiver and Cobb can also play on the outside. In eight years in Green Bay, he had 470 catches...— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 18, 2019
Jordy Nelson Drawing Interest from Multiple Teams
Recently cut WR Jordy Nelson is drawing interest from multiple teams and is meeting with the Seattle Seahawks, per Adam Schefter. Interestingly, the Raiders were mentioned as a team who are interested in Nelson, despite cutting him last week. Nelson isn't the player he once was but would be a solid No. 3 WR for a contending team.
Former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, per source. They were interested in Nelson last year; GM John Schneider loves Nelson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Other interested teams at this point include: Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders.
Montez Sweat's Heart Condition Unlikely to Cause a Fall in NFL Draft Stock
Dane Brugler of The Athletic reports Montez Sweat's heart condition is unlikely to make the former Mississippi State star fall down NFL team's draft boards. The heart condition was found during the medical evaluations at the NFL Scouting Combine but Sweat was cleared to participate in the Combine. Sweat ran a blazing 4.41 40-yard dash time and measured in at 6-foot-6, 260 pounds.
"It is something to monitor, but it wouldn’t stop us from drafting Sweat," an NFL team source told Brugler.
Miss State - Edge - Montez Sweat— Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider) March 15, 2019
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