Around the League: NFL News & Notes 4.3.19
Report: Arizona Cardinals Still Unsure on Kyler Murray
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Arizona Cardinals are still deciding on whether or not to draft Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. He also indicates the Cardinals are in no rush to get rid of current QB Josh Rosen and could possibly have both on the roster. It's widely believed Murray will be drafted by the Cardinals so it makes sense for the team to throw out conflicting reports to media members in the build-up to the NFL Draft. All indications are the Cardinals will be calling Murray's name with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
From Up to the Minute Live: The #AZCardinals don't view next week as any sort of deadline to trade Josh Rosen (if they even decide to do so) and they could keep 2 QBs for a while if they end up drafting Kyler Murray. pic.twitter.com/Xmh8Id23im— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2019
Marshal Yanda Expected to Return for 2019 NFL Season
One of the NFL's premier offensive lineman, Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda is expected to return for the upcoming season. There was some belief Yanda would be retiring but that doesn't seem to be the case. Yanda suffered a broken ankle in 2017 but was among the best guards in the NFL last year. His return is good news for the run-heavy attack of the Ravens as they develop Lamar Jackson.
Ravens still expect Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda to play this season. There had been recent speculation that Yanda was contemplating retirement. But Ravens fully believe Yanda will be lining up at right guard in 2019.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 2, 2019
Jordy Nelson Admits it Would be Hard to Say No to the Green Bay Packers
Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, recently retired WR Jordy Nelson admitted that if Aaron Rodgers called, it'd be tough to say no. Nelson was linked to the Packers following his release from the Oakland Raiders but opted to step away from the game. The Packers will move forward with their young core of WRs led by Davante Adams but it wouldn't be shocking to see Nelson get a call if there's an injury.
"[If Aaron Rodgers called] it would probably be hard to say no." - Jordy Nelson talking about returning on @dpshow— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) April 3, 2019
Washington Redskins Hosting Visits With Top QB Prospects Except for Kyler Murray
Charlie Campbell's sources indicate the Washington Redskins are visiting with "all of the early-round QBs" except for Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray. Daniel Jones, Ryan Finley and Clayton Thorson are specifically listed by Campbell. Most expect Murray to be off the board by the time the Redskins pick in the NFL Draft so it appears the Redskins won't be making any drastic moves to trade up in the NFL Draft. The Redskins are believed to be looking to upgrade their QB situation as Alex Smith and Colt McCoy return from devastating leg injuries. Case Keenum is currently on the roster as well.
Per sources the Washington Redskins are hosting Duke QB Daniel Jones, Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson, and N.C. State QB Ryan Finley on pre-draft visits. They will host all of the early-round QBs on visits except Kyler Murray. https://t.co/EVVmfo0r52— Charlie Campbell (@DraftCampbell) April 3, 2019
Gerald McCoy Absent from Voluntary Offseason Workouts
Star DT Gerald McCoy was absent today as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began their voluntary offseason workout program per Rick Stroud. The subject of release and trade rumors, McCoy felt it would be best to avoid risking injury. The Bucs have been rumored to be exploring trade options but haven't found any takers yet. Releasing McCoy would save the Buccaneers $13 million in cap space.(Cover Photo via Kyler Murray's Twitter)