Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.6.19
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Rumor: Jon Gruden All Over Kyler Murray
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is "all over" Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray. This comes on the heels of Charlie Casserly's negative comments per his sources at the NFL Combine. It's tough to know what to believe in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft bu Gruden is no stranger to making big moves.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens Likely Landing Spots for Tyrann Mathieu
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bucs and Ravens have "serious interest" in signing Tyrann Mathieu. He added the Houston Texans "badly want to keep" Mathieu. The NFL free agent pool for safeties is quickly getting filled up as Mathieu, Landon Collins, Earl Thomas and Eric Weddle are all expected to sign with new teams. Tampa Bay would make a lot of sense considering Bruce Arians' familiarity with "The Honey Badger" from Arians' time in Arizona.
Cleveland Browns Release Jamie Collins Sr.
The Cleveland Browns announced they have released LB Jamie Collins Sr. The move clears over $9 million against the salary cap. It was a move expected by NFL insiders as it was believed the Browns were attempting to trade Collins in recent weeks but apparently, found no trade partners. Collins was traded to the Browns in 2016 for a third-round pick and signed a large contract extension with the team. But his play had dropped in recent years and it'll be interesting to see where the former Patriots lands.
Former Top 5 Pick Ezekiel Ansah Not Likely to Re-sign with Detroit Lions
ESPN's Michael Rothstein believes the chances of Ezekiel Ansah re-signing with the Detroit Lions to be at "five percent." Ansah is a former No. 5 draft pick and spent the past six seasons with the Lions. He was one of the league's premier pass rushers but has struggled to stay healthy in recent years. Still, Ansah's chances at getting a big money deal are solid considering the free agent class of pass rushers and the premium NFL teams have placed on them.
Arizona Cardinals Didn't Give Indication of Moving Josh Rosen
With all the pre-draft talk of the Arizona Cardinals taking Kyler Murray with the first overall pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals did not give any indication that they're trading last year's first-round pick, Josh Rosen. Schefter said multiple teams approached the Cardinals about Rosen's availability but the Cardinals evidently didn't show any interest in moving him. There is plenty of reason to believe both sides of the Murray to Cardinals story but as with all NFL Draft talk, take it with a grain of salt.
(Cover Photo Courtesy of Kyler Murray's Twitter)