Coach Adam Gase believes sophomore Laremy Tunsil is "an elite left tackle."
"We felt like we have a special player there," Gase said. "When we watch him practice at left tackle, it looks different. His confidence when he goes to left tackle, it changes. You can tell he knows that’s where he belongs. It was time for us to get Laremy out to that left tackle spot." Trading LT Branden Albert to the Jaguars opened up the job for Tunsil. Though the Dolphins still have question marks at guard, Tunsil and C Mike Pouncey are cornerstones up front.
Former first-rounder Cameron Erving will head into Browns offseason practices as a right tackle.
Erving, the 19th overall pick in 2015, has bounced all over the offensive line early in his career, getting reps at center, guard, and right tackle. He started the first 15 weeks at center last season before manning right tackle in the finale. Erving figures to compete with Shon Coleman on the right side. Last year's starting right tackle Austin Pasztor remains unsigned as a free agent.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Saints have "no interest" in free agent Johnny Manziel.
Manziel and coach Sean Payton met during Super Bowl week, but nothing came of the sit-down. The former first-round bust of the Browns has said he's re-committed himself to the sport in hopes of getting another chance, but it's hard to see a team taking the plunge, even though Manziel is still only 24.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said his deadline for a Tony Romo decision is training camp.
Jones is trying to increase Romo's trade leverage by making it appear the team is in no hurry. Were the deadline actually camp, Romo would be extremely far behind with whatever team he ends up with. For all involved, the Cowboys need to bring the situation to a head no later than draft week. For what it's worth, when asked if Romo was considering retirement, Jones said the quarterback "has options." Romo has reportedly drawn broadcasting interest from FOX and CBS.
New Chargers coach Anthony Lynn believes the team needs to draft a young quarterback.
"I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus," was Lynn's exact quote. "We need to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks, and both of them are long in the tooth." It's a blunt, correct assessment, one echoed by GM Tom Telesco earlier this month. Philip Rivers, who has made a habit of second half fades the past few seasons, turned 35 in December.
49ers GM John Lynch says the team hasn't talked with free agent Colin Kaepernick since Feb. 22.
In other words, the new GM and coach Kyle Shanahan have zero interest in bringing Kap back. Kap has yet to take so much as a visit in free agency.
Falcons RT Ryan Schraeder (torn ankle ligament) has been cleared to resume running, and will participate in OTAs.
Schraeder's Super Bowl injury did not require surgery. His rehab ended up being the best-case scenario. Schraeder was a 16-game starter each of the past two seasons.
The Giants are open to drafting Eli Manning's successor this year.
"I think we have to start thinking about it," co-owner John Mara said. "I think you always have to look at drafting a quarterback where you can." GM Jerry Reese attended UNC QB Mitch Trubisky's Pro Day, while coach Ben McAdoo has blamed the Giants' 2016 offensive woes on Manning. Quarterback won't be the most likely selection when the Giants are on the clock at No. 23, but they clearly aren't ruling it out. 2017 will be Manning's age-36 season.