A source tells ESPN that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is on the short list of the players the Bucs are considering at No. 7 overall.
Despite the signing of Josh McCown and presence of Mike Glennon, recent rumors out of Tampa have tied them strongly to a quarterback. It's not as crazy as it sounds. The Bucs have a solid roster and can afford to take a shot at quarterback -- especially if the new Lovie Smith regime believes Manziel is a long-term difference-maker. We know McCown and Glennon are stop-gap options. ESPN's source did not disclose any other players on the "short list" or how many prospects are on it.
Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in Lions offseason workouts.
Broyles has torn both of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon through just two seasons in the NFL. He indicated that he's feeling some pressure for his roster spot. "You feel like you have a deadline because there's guys counting on you," said Broyles. "I feel like I have to go in there and prove something and maybe I did that a little bit before my body was ready (last year)." The Lions won't be counting on Broyles for a major 2014 role, though those plans could change with a productive offseason. He's proven to be an amazingly quick healer.