Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.19.19
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Jacksonville Jaguars Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin Still Believes in Leonard Fournette
After publically ripping Fournette following the regular season finale and attempting to void Fournette's guaranteed money, it's a positive sign that Coughlin (and the Jaguars) are backing their franchise star. The two parties reportedly met in January to "clear the air" which would appear to be the case with Coughlin's public vote of confidence.
"He does have some things he’s got to prove when he comes back about his preparation," Coughlin said. "But he’s a young, young player, he loves football, had an outstanding year, had a very disappointing year, and I think he wants to -- we want him to be a great player and I think he’s in the same mindset." (via ESPN)
Kyler Murray Meeting with Arizona Cardinals GM and Head Coach
Aaron Wilson reports that Heisman Trophy winner and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray is meeting with Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals hold the first pick in the NFL Draft, Kingsbury is a fan and Murray recently signed with the same agent that reps the Cardinals head coach. The pre-NFL Draft speculation of Murray to the Cardinals will only increase from here.
ESPN "Courting" Peyton Manning for Monday Night Football
The Hollywood Reporter indicates ESPN is "courting" former NFL star Peyton Manning to be in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. Manning an ESPN reportedly met last week. ESPN looked to bring Manning in last year but eventually went with Jason Witten. Now, with Witten back on the field, ESPN is trying to get their guy.
Carolina Panthers Sign Bruce Irvin
The Carolina Panthers have signed DE Bruce Irvin to a one-year deal. The Panthers needed to replace the retiring Julius Peppers and departing Wes Horton on the defensive line. Irvin is a solid addition to a team lacking pass rushers. He recorded 6.5 sacks while playing for the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons last season.
Bucky Brooks Projects Rashan Gary to the New York Giants
The NFL.com analyst predicts the New York Giants will take former Michigan Wolverines star Rashan Gary with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft. It's interesting to see this prediction considering most believe the Giants will pick former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins or another QB. But the team has been very supportive of Eli Manning starting until he retires, so perhaps the team will look elsewhere in the NFL Draft.
(Cover photo via Leonard Fournette's Social Media)
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