ICYMI-News around the NFL, April 8th, 2017

ICYMI: News from around the NFL, April 8th, 2017

Negotiations between the Falcons and cornerback Desmond Trufant picked up at the scouting combine and were completed with a five-year, $69-million contract extension Saturday.

Source: Falcons sign Trufant to extension

 

 

Will the Browns or Texans make a run at Jimmy Garoppolo before the end of the 2017 draft? Will the Patriots change their stance on Tom Brady’s backup? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport weighs in.

Source: Have Browns, Texans given up on Garoppolo trade? – NFL.com

 

 

Bettors in Las Vegas casinos will be able to place bets on the NFL draft for the first time this year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval for betting on the draft this week. Bets on the draft have never been allowed in Nevada before, although some online sports books based overseas have offered…

Source: For the first time, Vegas casinos will take bets on the NFL draft | ProFootballTalk

 

 

Desmond Trufant agreed to a five-year extension worth $69 million with $42 million guaranteed to remain in Atlanta, a source informed told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

Source: Falcons, Desmond Trufant agree to terms on extension – NFL.com

 

 

Beau Allen is considered a valuable rotational player on the Eagles’ defensive line. His availability for the 2017 season now appears in question. The fourth-year veteran reportedly suffered an injury to his chest/pectoral area when working out Thursday. He is expected to undergo surgery, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is an obvious blow…

Source: Eagles lose Beau Allen to injury, likely surgery | ProFootballTalk

 

 

Herm Edwards, whose Chiefs were featured on 'Hard Knocks' in 2007, says the show could make a star out of Jameis Winston. He would be great for them. He's an emotional guy and he's going to say some stuff. Coming out of Florida State, not everybody liked him. But the nation would learn more about the quarterback that they didn't know, and ultimately, I think that could be good for him." (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)TAMPA — It’s looking more and more like this may happen. The Bucs believe they are among the top candidates to be chosen for HBO’s Hard Knocks, the sports documentary produced in conjunction with NFL

Source: Bucs boon? Exposure on ‘Hard Knocks’ not always the negative kind | Tampa Bay Times

 

“I’m a Raven,” Webb said in January. “I’m a Raven for life.” It’s rare that the Ravens bring back a player that they’ve released. But few in Ravens history has shown this type of commitment to remain with the organization.

Source: Lardarius Webb was always committed to being a ‘Raven for life’

 

With the draft closing in, Packers’ fans will be stressing over the potential of their first pick. Take comfort in the fact that with the roster they already have, it’s hard for them to go wrong.

Source: Green Bay Packers: Hard To Go Wrong With First Round Pick | FOX Sports

 

LOOK: Jason Witten says goodbye to former quarterback Tony Romo in touching letter

Source: LOOK: Jason Witten says goodbye to former quarterback Tony Romo in touching letter – CBSSports.com

 

 

Good news for Denver fans, Kapri Bibbs, Bennie Fowler III sign exclusive-rights tenders

Source: Kapri Bibbs, Bennie Fowler III sign exclusive-rights tenders

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