ESPN's Ed Werder stated on NFL Insiders Thursday that the Texans hope to trade down from No. 1 overall, and the Falcons are their "most likely partner."
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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora chimed in on Twitter, reporting "there are no shortage of execs" around the NFL who believe the Texans' "best odds" of moving down is "with Atlanta to get (Jadeveon) Clowney." Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff is working with 10 draft picks, including six selections in the top 150, and has a history of trading up. Where there is smoke there is often fire. And the smoke is thickening on the Falcons-Texans trade possibility.
The Miami Herald reports Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is "still in limbo" about a potential suspension.
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The league has moved excruciatingly slow with all things "Bullygate," though if Pouncey were to draw a ban, it's hard to envision it being more than a game. Commissioner Roger Goodell has already revealed that Pouncey will have to undergo a mental-health evaluation before returning to action.
ESPN's Ed Werder reported on NFL Insiders Thursday that the Buccaneers "would strongly consider" drafting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel if he's available at the No. 7 overall pick.
Per Werder, new OC Jeff Tedford hopes to incorporate "read-option elements" into Tampa Bay's offense, and there is a feeling inside the Buccaneers' building that Manziel has "rare" tools. It's entirely possible the Bucs are leaking this rumor in order to inject life into a quarterback class that has seemingly been "falling" since the Combine. In that scenario, a quarterback going in the top six would increase Tampa's chances of landing a player it is truly targeting at No. 7. We would ultimately bet against Manziel going to the Bucs, who only have six picks in May's draft, and needs to address elsewhere.