NFL free agency already two weeks old and while most of the big names are already off the market, there are a few notable players still on the market. Trade rumors are also starting to heat up with just over a month until the upcoming NFL Draft. Here are all the latest news and rumors you need to know.
Darrelle Revis to the Patriots?
Many other teams around the league believe that recently released cornerback Darrelle Revis will sign with the New England Patriots, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
A Darrelle Revis return to New England looks increasingly likely. Numerous league sources, including some close to Revis, believe that if the potential future Hall of Fame corner plays anywhere in 2017 it will be for the Patriots.
New England has a definitely need at corner, with Malcom Butler very likely headed to New Orleans via trade and with Logan Ryan gone. Sure, they signed Stephon Gilmore, but once Butler departs they will be thin at corner, and Revis looks like the perfect short-term salve.
Executives from numerous NFL clubs told me they fully expect Revis to end up there.
Revis played for New England in 2014, helping the Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX. He could also sign with the team for cheap, as he is getting paid $6 million by the New York Jets next season despite his release.
Revis just finished his 10th career NFL season and recorded 53 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups last season.
Saints interested in Johnny Manziel comeback
The New Orleans Saints may be interested in Johnny Manziel as he attempts to make his comeback to the NFL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Sources: #Saints coach Sean Payton & Johnny Manziel were spotted together Super Bowl week, at breakfast. They discussed a return to football— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
FA QB Johnny Manziel has kept a low-profile as he trains for a return. #Saints coach Sean Payton appears to have taken an interest in him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
The #Saints still need a backup QB. Payton could make the most of Manziel’s talent. Drew Brees would be a perfect mentor. A lot makes sense.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
Manziel missed the entire 2015 season after being released by the Cleveland Browns, and held a workout for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders last month.
In 2015, Manziel passed for 1,500 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in nine games.
Chargers interested in Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs
Philip Rivers is locked in as the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, but the team is looking to add a backup and a quarterback of the future through the draft. According to ESPN's Eric D. Williams, the Chargers have a lot of interest in Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco recently said that even though the team has franchise quarterback Philip Rivers, the organization will still do its work on this year's draft prospects at the position.
Telesco apparently is staying true to his word. According to a source, the Chargers held a private workout with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in Lubbock, Texas, last week.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn attended the workout, along with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and quarterback coach Shane Steichen. Like Mahomes, Lynn also is a Texas Tech product who played running back for the Red Raiders.
While it seems like Mahomes is their top target, the Chargers have also shown interest in Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
QB Josh Dobbs had private workouts this week for Saints and Chargers. Like Nathan Peterman, had good Senior Bowl week.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 22, 2017
Mahomes led the nation with 5,052 passing yards last year with 41 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions while adding 285 rushing yards and 10 more scores. Dobbs passed for 2,946 yards with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions along with 831 rushing yards and 12 more touchdowns.Back to the NFL Newsfeed