Around the League: NFL News & Notes 4.2.19
Russell Wilson Gives Deadline to Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Times is reporting that star QB Russell Wilson has given the Seattle Seahawks a deadline of April 15 regarding a contract extension. That is the first day of the Seahawks' offseason program begins. The two sides have reportedly been in negotiations but at this time, a new deal hasn't been finalized. It'll be interesting to see if the Seahawks feel compelled to get a deal done by then and if not, what Wilson does following the April 15 date.
DEVELOPING NOW: 710 ESPN Seattle's @jtheaps9 is hearing that contract negotiations are starting to become 'more active' between Russell Wilson & the Seahawks.— 710 ESPN Seattle (@710ESPNSeattle) April 2, 2019
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Alliance of American Football in Danger of Folding
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the Alliance of American Football League will suspend all football operations today. Florio points out the league isn't folding entirely, but it certainly looks headed in that direction. Majority owner Tom Dundon called out the NFL Player's Association earlier this week about the AAF not being able to feature young players. While the league started with a bang, it appears they're heading towards closing their doors before even making it through a single season.
Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Not at the First Day of Their Offseason Program
NFL Network's James Palmer reported the star corner back will not report to the Denver Broncos as they begin their offseason program. Harris is looking for a new deal as he enters the final year of his contract. The Broncos are open to a contract extension but would like to wait until after the NFL Draft, per Palmer. Although he might not be as well known among the casual fans due to Denver's recent struggles, Harris is among the elite corner backs in the NFL.
Chris Harris Jr. allowed the lowest passer rating on throws into his coverage out of ALL defenders in the AFC West. pic.twitter.com/BKzlxrD15M— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 2, 2019
Washington Redskins Looking Into Josh Rosen
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Redskins are "doing genuine due diligence" on Arizona QB Josh Rosen. The Redskins currently have Alex Smith and Colt McCoy on their way back from devastating leg injuries along with trading for Case Keenum this offseason. Rosen is expected to be traded if/when the Arizona Cardinals draft Kyler Murray.
Dwayne Haskins Gets Compared to Jacoby Brissett
Former NFL head coach and offensive coordinator Todd Haley compared former Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins to Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett. Haskins is widely considered one of, if not the top QB prospect heading into the NFL Draft. However, Haley doesn't seem impressed.
"I believe the jump to the NFL will be a big one for him and he will be game manager-type early. I just didn’t see enough NFL throws on tape." (via SI.com)
The other two members of the panel, Joey Clinkscales & Bruce Gradkowski, compared Haskins to Daunte Culpepper and Jared Goff respectively.
Does Dwayne Haskins get the 'franchise QB' stamp? Our expert QB Panel—veteran front-office evaluator (Joey Clinkscales), former head coach and coordinator (Todd Haley) and long-time NFL QB (Bruce Gradkowski)—weighs inhttps://t.co/b2bpMZB7o0 pic.twitter.com/1Li1qieloC— The MMQB (@theMMQB) April 2, 2019
(Cover Photo via Russell Wilson's IG)