- Mike O’Hara of DetroitLions.com put out his latest first-round mock draft and has local prospect Jabrill Peppers landing with the Detroit Lions. Here’s a snippet of his reasoning:
3. Peppers is highly regarded for his football acumen. He’s a quick learner who can adjust on the run – even as fast as he runs – and transfer to the field the adjustments he’s been told to make on the sideline.
4. He’s versatile. If Peppers isn’t a starting safety on opening day, he’ll be in the rotation in packages that use his ability while he develops in the system.
- If you’re still holding out hope that the Lions—even after signing Nick Bellore—will take a shot at Zach Brown in free agency, you may want to sit down:
#Redskins LB Zach Brown signed a 1-year deal worth a maximum value of $4.65M, source said. $500k signing bonus. Not bad this late in FA.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2017
- Lions cornerback Alex Carter spent some time in Washington, D.C. last week to fight for more diabetes research. The disease took his sister at age 14.
- DeAndre Levy is also continuing his off-the-field activism. Once again, he is raising money to help fund testing of neglected rape kits.
- While you wait for the PODcast to drop, take a listen to our own Jerry Mallory’s latest podcast, which has an intriguing four-round mock draft.
- It appears Tony Romo’s NFL career is over:
Tony Romo is leaving football and going into broadcasting, even with Dallas planning to release him today, sources tell @toddarcher and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
And he’s taking Phil Simms’ job, to boot:
Tony Romo is going to CBS, as @Ourand_SBJ reported. Will be CBS' No. 1 color analyst, matched with Jim Nantz.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2017
- The Lions apparently hosted linebacker prospect T.J. Watt last week.
- Could Matthew Stafford be even better in 2017? Jim Caldwell thinks so.