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  Saints | Drew Brees not retiring anytime soon    Wed Mar 29, 10:12 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees plans on playing two to four more years, according to head coach Sean Payton.

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  Saints | New Orleans adding Chase Daniel    Wed Mar 29, 03:41 PM

Free-agent QB Chase Daniel (Eagles) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 29, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Daniel is back with the team to resume his role as the backup to Drew Brees. We'll see how Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson now fit in on the roster with Daniel back in the Big Easy.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh talks with Brad Kaaya    Wed Mar 29, 02:03 PM

Miami (Fla.) QB Brad Kaaya met with representatives from the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, March 28.

Footballguys view: The Steelers could use a young QB to groom behind Ben Roethlisberger. Kaaya has operated under center as a three year starter for the Miami Hurricanes. His arm strength and pass placement needs work before he'll be ready for a pro game.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater update    Wed Mar 29, 10:58 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is running on land and focusing his rehab on strength, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Nobody knows if Bridgewater will play in 2017, but reports indicate that he's on a positive track. The Vikings will have an interesting decision on his future after this season. Sam Bradford is a free agent in 2018, and Bridgewater could be as well if the team doesn't pick up his fifth-year option. They'll have to do that perhaps without the knowledge of whether he can ever get back to where he was before this horrific leg injury.

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  NFL | SF, Colin Kaepernick haven't spoken    Wed Mar 29, 02:39 AM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and the San Francisco 49ers have not had any contact since general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with him on Feb. 22.

Footballguys view: That means the team doesn't want him anymore. Some feel Kaepernick has been blackballed by the league for his political stances, while others feel like he's not yet been signed because he's not of starting caliber anymore. Whatever the answer is, Kaepernick is going to have to continue to wait for a new opportunity. He may have to settle for a backup position, and at most he'll be added by a team where he can compete for the top job.

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  Saints | Saints have no interest in Johnny Manziel    Tue Mar 28, 10:48 PM

The New Orleans Saints have 'no interest' in signing free-agent QB Johnny Manziel (Browns), according to a team source.

Footballguys view: The internet was ablaze when reports revealed that Saints coach Sean Payton had talked with Manziel some time around the Super Bowl. The Saints do need to think about a QB of the future when Drew Brees is done, but it doesn't seem like Manziel is that guy.

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  Cowboys | Training camp signifies Tony Romo deadline    Tue Mar 28, 08:12 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will know his fate by training camp at the latest, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said he has talked to Romo in the last couple of days, saying the veteran quarterback 'has options.'

Footballguys view: Rumors are circulating that the relationship between Jones and Romo is fractured, and there would be good reason for that with the way Jones went back on his 'do right deal' with the veteran quarterback. It sounds like the Broncos are out of the Romo sweepstakes, leaving only the Texans as the team most likely to sign him if/when released.

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  NFL | Jay Cutler to sit out?    Tue Mar 28, 11:45 AM

Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) has given NFL owners a strong belief that he's not going to play in 2017, according to sources.

Footballguys view: We could see Cutler just walking away from the game. That could be a permanent retirement or it could be for just a season. Either way, the market is not hot for his services right now but in this QB desperate league that could change with an injury or two in training camp.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger expected to play    Tue Mar 28, 10:57 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play in 2017, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin said he hasn't asked him directly, but he expects him to play.

Footballguys view: Of course Roethlisberger is going to play...but how long he keeps playing is a real question. The Steelers don't have an heir apparent behind him, so they should try to add a QB at some point in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Colts | Andrew Luck may miss OTAs?    Tue Mar 28, 08:39 AM

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) won't be rushed back, according to owner Jim Irsay, who was mum when asked if Luck would be ready for offseason workouts and organized team activities. 'We are not going to be rushing him,' Irsay said. 'We are going to make sure, obviously, that the shoulder has to be ready and the doctors are going to give full approval before he starts putting real reps on it and that sort of thing. We really feel that he's going to be completely healed for the season and he's going to have a great season.'

Footballguys view: That's the wise move. Luck is the best young franchise QB in the league, and he hasn't won as much as he should because the Colts are failing around him. They need to protect him better and give him better weapons on offense so Luck can deliver on the championship potential he has.

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  NFL | Colin Kaepernick looking for chance to start    Tue Mar 28, 08:19 AM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) is looking for a team with a chance to compete for a starting job and the potential to earn $9-$10 million per year.

Footballguys view: No team wants to take a look at Kaepernick right now, and that may not change in the near future. If NFL teams felt he was a starting option, then he'd already be signed. If/when Kaepernick feels comfortable as a backup, then perhaps some team will bring him on board.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota sheds walking boot    Tue Mar 28, 01:42 AM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has shed the walking boot on his surgically repaired right leg and is back home in Hawaii, where he is running on the beach as part of his rehab from a broken fibula that he suffered Dec. 24. He expects to be ready by training camp.

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  Steelers | Mike Tomlin unfazed by Roethlisberger talk    Mon Mar 27, 10:23 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin think it's a 'very reasonable discussion when you get 35,' referring to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's retirement talk, but ultimately, he feels people 'probably read too much into it' and 'are making more out of than what it is.'

Footballguys view: Tomlin is on the right track here. Roethlisberger has to be considering when his time in the NFL is done, but it's not just yet. The Steelers need to be prepared for life without Big Ben as their only option behind him right now is Landry Jones...and that's not a good option.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr will be ready for workouts    Mon Mar 27, 08:41 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) will be able to fully participate in the offseason workouts, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: He'll be able to fully participate, but the Raiders should still take it easy on him. The point is having him ready for training camp and more importantly the regular season. With a healthy Carr, the Raiders are set to make a playoff run in 2017.

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  Broncos | Denver unlikely to pursue Colin Kaepernick    Mon Mar 27, 08:29 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) likely will not receive interest from the Denver Broncos because the team would look for a quarterback that would fit their offense better if they decide to sign a veteran quarterback, according to general manager John Elway.

Footballguys view: Last year the Broncos wanted Kaepernick, but that was before they moved up in the first round to select QB Paxton Lynch. This year, Lynch will compete with last year's starter Trevor Siemian for the main job.

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  Lions | Detroit not interested in Colin Kaepernick    Mon Mar 27, 08:28 PM

Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) is not an option for the Detroit Lions because he does not if the team's offensive scheme, according to general manager Bob Quinn.

Footballguys view: Kaepernick wouldn't fit with the Lions. There are plenty of other teams where he'd fit as a backup, but Detroit is not one of them.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater running in pool    Mon Mar 27, 07:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been able to run in a pool and take part on other non-weight bearing activities but there is still no timetable for his return, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Nobody knows if Bridgewater will ever be able to play again. The devastating leg injury he suffered has seriously knocked his career off track.

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  Browns | CLE owner open to adding Colin Kaepernick    Mon Mar 27, 07:32 PM

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has not discussed the possibility of signing free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers), but he would be open to pursuing Kaepernick if the front office were interested in him.

Footballguys view: The Browns need to find a starter before they add a backup. Kaepernick is more of a reserve QB at this point in his career. Cleveland wants to trade for Jimmy Garropolo (Patriots) to be their starter, but they may not be able to acquire him.

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  Broncos | Tony Romo unlikely to join Broncos    Mon Mar 27, 06:56 PM

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said it is not the team's intention to pursue Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo even if he is released this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have held strong with their 'we believe in our two young guys' stance. It will be interesting to see if that changes if/when Romo is released by the Cowboys.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo's situation may drag on    Mon Mar 27, 06:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's status with the Cowboys may not be resolved until after the 2017 NFL Draft, in the opinion on NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys don't seem to be in a hurry to release Romo. They're not going to get anything via trade, so releasing him is the only option. The Texans may be his most likely destination at this point.

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  Broncos | Denver sticking with young quarterbacks    Mon Mar 27, 05:25 PM

Denver Broncos QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch remain the focus of the Broncos' quarterback situation, general manager John Elway reiterated Monday, March 27. Elway said Denver has confidence in both quarterbacks and that they should provide a great competition this offseason. Elway did add that the Broncos will 'see what's available in the draft.'

Footballguys view: The Broncos moved up in the first round last year to draft Lynch. Siemian was the starter in 2016, but the team will want him to compete with Lynch this year for the job. The Tony Romo conversation seems to be done in Denver. Never say never, but the further we get away from the start of free agency the more it seems like the Broncos have moved on.

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  Browns | Cleveland not done with Jimmy Garoppolo    Mon Mar 27, 05:06 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo remains of interest to the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland could continue to pursue a trade this weekend at the NFL owners meetings. As reported previously, Garoppolo is not expected to be traded. Neither side has acknowledged that a possible deal is or is not in the works.

Footballguys view: There's a breaking point for everyone. The Patriots don't want to give up Garoppolo, but a couple of first-round picks could change their mind. The Browns have targeted Garoppolo as a potential franchise quarterback, and they will do what they can to add him via trade if at all possible.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady plans to play a while     Mon Mar 27, 04:12 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady told owner Robert Kraft that he hopes to play for six or seven more years.

Footballguys view: The Patriots were the best in the NFL last year, and they've done nothing but gotten stronger this offseason. Brady should be well protected again, and so long as he's healthy then he can play for at least a few more years.

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  Browns | Mitchell Trubisky to meet with Browns    Mon Mar 27, 12:22 PM

North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky will work out for the Cleveland Browns Friday, March 31.

Footballguys view: The Browns need a franchise QB and they may decide on Trubisky at some point in the 2017 NFL draft. With the 1st and 12th picks, Trubisky is unlikely to go off the board when the Browns are first on the clock. However, the 12th pick might be a sweet spot for the inexperienced passer. With only 13 games starting experience, Trubisky showed talent as a passer and runner. The Tarheels used him out of the shotgun almost all of the time, so footwork will be an issue. He wasn't asked to throw into tight windows in North Carolina's space-based passing attack. Trubisky is a project, but the Browns might decide he's worth the time.

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  Seahawks | Trevone Boykin arrested    Mon Mar 27, 12:16 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin was arrested Monday, March 27, on charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana in Dallas.

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  Steelers | PIT planning for Ben Roethlisberger return    Sun Mar 26, 06:26 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers are proceeding as if QB Ben Roethlisberger will play in 2017.

Footballguys view: The retirement talk was always a little overblown with Roethlisberger. He's going to play this year, but the Steelers do need to start planning a future that doesn't include their future Hall of Fame QB. Landry Jones is not a franchise QB, so the Steelers should be looking to find one through the draft.

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  NFL | Davis Webb meets with multiple teams    Sun Mar 26, 05:34 PM

California QB Davis Webb recently met with the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Footballguys view: Reports indicate that Webb has been told he's got "first-round talent" by double-digit teams. That doesn't mean he'll go in the first, but some may see something in Webb that we don't. On his best day, Webb is a poor version of Nick Foles. He's robotic in his decision making and will tend to lock onto initial targets. Webb transferred from Texas Tech to Cal because he couldn't beat out Patrick Mahomes. We're likely to see Mahomes in the first round, but Webb may not hear his name called until the second round or later.

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  Panthers | 'No concern' Cam Newton ready for opener    Sun Mar 26, 01:39 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will be ready for the season opener 'without a doubt', according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: He should've had shoulder surgery earlier this year, but apparently Newton made a different decision. Newton is set to undergo surgery Thursday, March 30, to repair the partially torn rotator cuff he suffered in Week 14.

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  Browns | Brock Osweiler sticking on roster for now    Sun Mar 26, 01:20 PM

Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will remain a Brown 'until he's not', according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Footballguys view: The Browns may want to deal Osweiler away after just trading for him. No teams have taken them up yet, but that could change as we get closer to the draft. We'd be surprised if Osweiler takes a snap for the Browns.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles' option won't be exercised?    Sun Mar 26, 01:05 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is unlikely to see his fifth-year option for 2018 picked up by May 2 - the deadline to do so - according to the Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran.

Footballguys view: That would be a bold move for the Jaguars as they don't really have an option for the future. Bortles saw his game fall off in 2016 after a 35-touchdown performance in 2015. If he shows greater dedication to the game, the Jaguars should see a bounce-back season from him this year.

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  NFL | Taysom Hill shows off athleticism     Sat Mar 25, 11:33 PM

Brigham Young QB Taysom Hill ran a 4.44 40-yard dash and reached 38.5 inches in the vertical jump at his pro day Friday, March 24.

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  NFL | Davis Webb lining up visits    Sat Mar 25, 11:25 PM

California QB Davis Webb has official visits scheduled with the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh to work out Nate Peterman    Sat Mar 25, 02:35 PM

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman said he is scheduled to have a private workout with the Pittsburgh Steelers in April.

Footballguys view: Peterman is our favorite mid-round QB prospect in the 2017 NFL draft. He's smart, has the instincts to make every throw in the pros, and Peterman isn't afraid to challenge a defense vertically. He was the most impressive QB at the Senior Bowl earlier this year and is an intriguing developmental player. The Steelers need to think about their future after Ben Roethlisberger. He was talking retirement, but Roethlisberger is returning to play in 2017.

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  Bills | Buffalo to work out Nate Peterman    Sat Mar 25, 02:34 PM

Pittsburgh QB Nate Peterman said he is scheduled to have a private workout with the Buffalo Bills in April.

Footballguys view: The Bills kept Tyrod Taylor around for 2017 on a restructured deal. He's the starter, but the team would be wise to find a developmental guy like Peterman. Right now, Cardale Jones is the primary backup behind Taylor.

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  Bears | Mark Sanchez contract update    Sat Mar 25, 08:03 AM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Mark Sanchez's one-year deal is worth $2 million. The deal includes $1 million in guaranteed money and another $2 million in incentives.

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  NFL | Shaun Hill unsure of status    Fri Mar 24, 11:34 PM

Free-agent QB Shaun Hill (Vikings) said he is still unsure if he wants to return for the 2017 season.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers expects big season    Fri Mar 24, 09:21 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he expects the offense to be 'really tough to stop' in 2017.

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  Panthers | Garrett Gilbert joins Carolina    Fri Mar 24, 05:01 PM

Free-agent QB Garrett Gilbert (Raiders) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Friday, March 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gilbert is a camp arm for the Panthers. He'll be hard pressed to make the 53-man roster behind Cam Newton and Derek Anderson.

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  Texans | Houston only option for Tony Romo?    Fri Mar 24, 04:53 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo believes the Houston Texans and retirement are his options next season if he is released by the Cowboys, according to sources. The Denver Broncos are not pursing Romo, but they are not ruling out the possibility of signing him.

Footballguys view: Both FOX and CBS are pursuing Romo to be an analyst on TV. He'll have some options if and when the Cowboys release him. The Texans seem to be in the driver's seat at the moment.

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  NFL | Davis Webb told he's a 'first-round talent'    Fri Mar 24, 03:53 PM

California QB Davis Webb told Bay Area News Group's Cam Inman that 'double-digit' teams have told him he's a 'first-round talent'.

Footballguys view: The talent may or may not be there with Webb, but it would be surprising to see him taken in the top round. Webb transferred to Cal from Texas Tech, where he couldn't beat out Patrick Mahomes. While Mahomes seems to be a legitimate first-round option for teams, Webb has only been talked about as a top talent recently. This has a feel like when Tom Savage came out of PITT and was getting "first round talent" labels. Savage ended up as a fourth-round pick.

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  Jets | Josh McCown not guaranteed starting job    Fri Mar 24, 03:00 PM

New York Jets QB Josh McCown has not been assured that he will begin training camp as starter, and it is a decision which will be made by head coach Todd Bowles, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan.

Footballguys view: The Jets could still add a quarterback via trade or via the 2017 NFL draft. McCown is a 'bridge' QB for the Jets even if he does begin the 2017 season as the starter.

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  Bears | Chicago to take close look at DeShone Kizer    Fri Mar 24, 02:19 PM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is expected to take part in a private workout with the Chicago Bears soon, most likely late next week, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

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  Browns | Patrick Mahomes worked out for Browns    Fri Mar 24, 09:40 AM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes has worked out for the Cleveland Browns recently.

Footballguys view: Mahomes is one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2017 NFL draft. He's got extreme confidence in his arm and that gunslinger mentality allows him to make big plays. Mahomes has seen his draft stock rise in recent weeks, and now seems to be a lock for the first round. The Browns might be considering him with the 12th-overall pick.

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  Bears | Patrick Mahomes met with Bears    Fri Mar 24, 09:38 AM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes has had dinner with the Chicago Bears' brass recently.

Footballguys view: Even though the Bears picked up Mike Glennon in free agency, we think they could select a QB with the 3rd overall pick. That may be too high for Mahomes, but the Bears are doing their due diligence on the Red Raiders passer.

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  Cardinals | Patrick Mahomes works out for Cardinals    Fri Mar 24, 09:35 AM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes worked out for the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, March 23.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals need to groom a QB behind Carson Palmer, and Mahomes would make a lot of sense. He's got a gunslinger mentality, and head coach Bruce Arians would love that from his quarterback. Palmer has like a year left (if that), so Mahomes could be in line to start sooner than some think.

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  Jets | DeShone Kizer worked out for Jets    Fri Mar 24, 09:34 AM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer worked out for the New York Jets recently.

Footballguys view: Kizer is likely to be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, but he does have a lot to work on. At 6'4" 233 pounds, Kizer has the size and athleticism you want from a QB in the NFL. However, he's reliant too often on a big arm and not anticipation...plus he tends to lock onto his primary read and may not see/read the field quickly enough.

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  Browns | DeShone Kizer met with Browns    Fri Mar 24, 09:32 AM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer worked out for the Cleveland Browns recently.

Footballguys view: The Browns are unlikely to draft him with the first-overall pick. With their 12th-overall pick he becomes an option.

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  Chargers | DeShone Kizer working out for Chargers    Fri Mar 24, 09:32 AM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer is working out for the Los Angeles Chargers Friday, March 24.

Footballguys view: The Chargers need a QB to groom behind Philip Rivers, and Kizer could be that guy. He's big, athletic and has a rocket arm....but there's a lot to work on. He's inconsistent with decision making and tends to lock onto his initial read rather than anticipate where other receivers will be in the play. Kizer has tremendous upside, but he's not ready to start in the NFL yet.

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  Bears | One-year deal for Mark Sanchez    Thu Mar 23, 09:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Mark Sanchez's deal is for one year. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sanchez is no lock for the 53-man roster. He'll serve as a veteran backup behind newly acquired Mike Glennon. Expect the Bears to add a QB via the 2017 NFL draft too....maybe with a premium pick.

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  NFL | No help for DeShone Kizer?    Thu Mar 23, 09:45 PM

Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer was throwing to 'scrubs' at his pro day Thursday, March 23, according to an NFL scout, and the scout said to ignore any accuracy issues because of the lack of talent around him.

Footballguys view: Which is the opposite of what we hear from scouts, analysts and GMs about pro days. It's your own receivers, on your own turf, with scripted plays against air. If you can't look good under those conditions, when can you? So go back to the tape if you must, but don't be shocked when the inconsistency shows up there too.

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