The start of the 2017 NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and that's where NFL teams are focusing most of their attention. But there are a few notable free agents still unsigned. There should be plenty of NFL rumors and news until after the draft, so here are all the latest you need to know.
Johnathan Hankins Update
The Giants have a standing offer for Hankins, but he has yet to accept that deal. It appears another team is in the mix.
All quiet although I heard over past week or so there was another team in mix. Not sure what to make of that https://t.co/hL3oVxlI63— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 7, 2017
Raanan doesn't report which team it is, but there are a few potential contenders. The Dolphins and Colts both had interest in Dontari Poe, so they could try to add Hankins on a similar deal. If the Giants lose Hankins, it would affect their draft plan since there isn't an obvious replacement on the roster.
Bills Love Deshaun Watson?
The Bills re-structured the contract of QB Tyrod Taylor, allowing them to keep last year's starter. However, they don't appear fully committed. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report says he's been told by a player personnel director that the Bills love Deshaun Watson.
The wild card, he said, is Buffalo at No. 10 overall if general manager Doug Whaley is "as in love with [Deshaun] Watson as we hear he is."
The Bills taking a QB at No. 10 would certainly be a surprise, given their needs elsewhere. But even with Taylor and Cardale Jones on the roster, it appears the Bills are still looking for a QB.
LeGarrette Blount Has Offer From Pats
The Patriots added RB Rex Burkhead this offseason, but they are trying to bring back LeGarrette Blount. In fact, there's an offer on the table.
Can confirm there is an offer on the table for Blount from the Patriots. They would like a return. He would like a return. $$ matters— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) April 7, 2017
Giardi also thinks the deal comes in under $2.5 million, but with incentives. Blount played great for the Patriots last year, but there isn't much interest in giving a big deal to a 30-year-old RB who has struggled away from New England.
Teez Tabor Injury
The Florida corner struggled at both the Combine and his pro day, posting terrible 40 times. Tabor has now revealed to Ian Rapoport that he was battling a hamstring injury.
"Teams have been shocked that I ran that slow, because they know I don't play slow -- they watch the film," Tabor told Rapoport. "It's ridiculous. I just want to let everyone know what was going on."
Tabor said he pulled his hamstring just before the Combine, but wanted to compete and run through the injury anyway. He then re-injured it before his Pro Day, making the injury even worse.
"I'm not the type to make excuses," Tabor said. "I just wanted to show teams what I'm about. I probably went about it the wrong way, trying to be a knucklehead. I was trying to be a tough guy because that's how I am. I was afraid if I didn't run, people would think I'm soft. Then I went out during a workout with the Lions and pulled it even worse. They're the only team that really knows. It's still bad now. I probably won't even start running against for three weeks."
Tabor's stock took a big hit because of his terrible 40 times. In a loaded corner class, Tabor has gone from a potential first rounder to a player who might fall to the third round.
Desmond Trufant Extended
The Falcons aren't letting Trufant go anywhere. The two sides have agreed to a five-year extension, worth $69 million. Of that money, $42 million is guaranteed. It's a huge deal for Trufant, one of the better corners in the NFL. The contract makes him one of the highest paid players at the corner position, although he still trails Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson and Joe Haden in terms of guaranteed money.