Posted: Wednesday April 18, 2007 10:23AM; Updated: Wednesday April 18, 2007 10:23AM
Anything Dallas does regarding Julius Jones has nothing to do with salary-cap space. They have plenty of cap room to do whatever they want. They don't think he's an elite runner. They're likely going to ship him off on draft day.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome produced the biggest revelation of the day when he said there could be a quarterback that the team would take with the 29th pick of the first round.
The Giants today will meet with Dwayne Jarrett, the 6-foot-4 receiver from USC who put up prolific college statistics but might not have enough raw speed to be anything more than an effective possession target in the NFL. The Giants own the 20th overall pick in the draft and certainly will think about taking a receiver on the first day.
The Steelers took a closer look at two potential first-round draft choices at the same position, plus a possible sleeper at receiver. Adam Carriker, a defensive end from Nebraska, and 19-year-old senior Amobi Okoye, a defensive tackle from Louisville, paid the Steelers a visit. Receiver Jacoby Jones of Lane College in Tennessee also visited the Steelers.
The Patriots hosted Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and Fresno State defensive back Marcus McCauley yesterday at Gillette Stadium.
Former Hofstra running back Arlen Harris worked out for the Giants, who may be interested in signing him to be their third-down back after the draft.
The Dolphins are prepared to give Kansas City quarterback Trent Green a salary figure ordinarily paid only to a starter, meaning that his acquisition likely would lead to Daunte Culpepper's release, two sources said Tuesday.
As cornerback Tory James was considering his options as a free agent, the clincher was Bill Belichick's game plan. His agent said Belichick's success with veteran players, and a strong selling job by vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli, were other factors in James' decision.
The NFL Players Association represented punter Todd Sauerbrun at a hearing regarding his status yesterday in Boston. The NFLPA is arguing that the Patriots' rights of first refusal should be void because of the way Sauerbrun's contract was filed last December. A ruling is expected within a few days.
Texans owner Robert McNair conceded that he was surprised by how heated and widespread the reaction was to the selection of Mario Williams. McNair answers mail from fans as long as it is signed, so he is attuned to public perception. He said he spent much of last year explaining that the Texans had to get a pass rusher if they were ever going to win a division dominated by Peyton Manning.
Free-agent defensive tackle Michael Myers ended his visit with Cincinnati on Tuesday without signing a contract.