NFL free agency is still active, although most of the big names are off the market. However, there are several quality players left on the market that could turn out to be bargains for teams, and several players who could be traded. With the NFL Draft less than a month away, there will continue to be plenty of NFL free agency and NFL Draft rumors, news and speculation in the coming days. Check out the latest and greatest of those offseason rumors below.
Fitzpatrick Re-Signing With Jets?
The Jets could soon have a new deal with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, thanks in large part to the retirement of OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Now that the money is free, look for the #Jets and Fitzpatrick to get that deal done soon.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 8, 2016
While the loss of Ferguson will hurt on the field, it does clear up at least $9 million in cap space. The Jets and Fitzpatrick haven't been able to agree on a salary yet, but the added money means the Jets will be able to increase their offer.
Jets Looking Into Moving Up?
According To Tony Pauline of DraftInsiders.net, the Jets have looked into moving up to the No. 1 overall pick. The Jets could be targeting a QB, or maybe Laremy Tunsil to help replace the retired Ferguson. However, Pauline reports those around the league don't think the Jets have enough to move up. It would take a massive deal for the Titans to be willing to drop 20 spots in the NFL Draft.
Eagles, Dolphins Meeting With Ezekiel Elliott
The Ohio State product is by far the top running back in this year's class, and will be a first round draft pick. Several teams have shown interest in him, including the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles. Elliott told NFL.com that he will meet with both teams before the draft. Both make sense as landing spots for Elliott, as the Eagles traded away DeMarco Murray and the Dolphins lost Lamar Miller in free agency. The Bears are also meeting with Elliott, although they do have Jeremy Langford. He should promise when Matt Forte was hurt last year.
Braxton Miller And Michael Thomas Getting Interest
The pair of Ohio State WRs are generating interest from teams draft near the end of the first round and start of the second round.
The Titans' interest is a bit surprising since they have several WRs already. The Bengals need WR help after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu. They signed Brandon LaFell, but still need to draft at least one WR this year. The Ravens are getting an extra year out of Steve Smith, but Kamar Aiken is not a No. 1 option and last year's first round pick Breshad Perriman didn't play. Thomas and Miller should be off the board by the end of the second round, and likely much earlierBack to the NFL Newsfeed