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.
Broncos Willing To Pay Kaepernick $7 Million
The Broncos and 49ers trade for QB Colin Kaepernick is being held up by the difference between what the Broncos want to pay Kaepernick and what Kaepernick wants to make in 2016. Kaepernick wants to make all of his $11.9 million base salary, but the Broncos are only willing to pay $7 million of it, reports Adam Schefter. The two sides want the 49ers to pay the remaining $4.9 million, something the 49ers are refusing to do. Until that $4.9 million difference is resolved, a trade will not happen. The Broncos and 49ers are in agreement on the draft pick compensation, and the trade would be completed quickly once an agreement is reached.
Ezekiel Elliott Visiting Cowboys
The Cowboys are in the process of setting up their pre-draft visits with prospects, and one of those is Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2016
Elliott is the draft's top running back and could be a top 10 pick. The Cowboys' interest in him is curious, given that the team has Darren McFadden, brought back Lance Dunbar and added Alfred Morris in free agency.
Bears, Falcons Among Those Interested In Reggie Ragland?
Ragland is one of the top linebackers in the NFL Draft, and the Alabama product will likely be a first round draft pick. But just how high he goes is up in the air. Several teams picking in the middle of the first are interested in Ragland.
The Bears likely have lessened their interest after signing Jerrell Freeman and Danny Trevathan this offseason. Teams like the Bills and Jets are logical fits for Ragland as well.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu And The Rams?
The Browns released CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Saturday, a move that indicated to many that Ekpre-Olomu was not fully recovered from his nasty knee injury. It resulted in Ekpre-Olomu falling from a first round pick to a seventh rounder. However, Pro Football Talk reports that Ekpre-Olomu feels fine. Ekpre-Olomu will visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the first surgery. If ElAttrache gives Ekpre-Olomu a clean bill of health, the Los Angeles Rams could be one of the teams interested. ElAttrache is a consultant to the Rams and they need CB help.
Lions To Draft A QB?
The Lions have Matt Stafford entrenched as the team's franchise QB and haven't drafted a QB since taking Stafford. However, that might change this year. New general manager Bob Quinn thinks taking a QB is a wise decision.
"I think it’s really good football business to acquire a young quarterback every year or every other year," Quinn told the Detroit Free Press. "There’s such a value in the position and nowadays in college football there’s a lot of spread offenses, which means it’s a lot different than pro football. So it takes these young quarterbacks time to develop. So if you can add a young quarterback every year or every other year to your roster, it’s good football business in my mind. So you have time to develop them, either on the practice squad or as a backup, before eventually them having to play in a game."
If the Lions do take a QB, it will likely be a late round draft pick.Back to the NFL Newsfeed