Don’t expect the Seahawks to trade Earl Thomas during next week’s NFL Draft.
That’s the message from Seattle coach Pete Carroll, who appeared Thursday on KJR Seattle’s Dave Softy Mahler Show.
Thomas’ absence from the start of the team’s offseason workout program has instigated a fresh round of trade speculation, specifically involving the All Pro safety’s home-state Cowboys.
Patricia is getting to know his players as the Lions conduct their offseason conditioning program, and a common theme has emerged. Linebacker Jarrad Davis said the new coach brings pure excitement, and lauded his approachability.
Beyond energizing the building, Patricia made an important move, retaining offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, although Stafford insisted his endorsement of Cooter was merely an opinion, not a request. The Lions might be starting over with a first-time head coach, but they’re not starting over with Stafford. Uh-uh, can’t do it. Not with the clock ticking, entering his 10th season and coming off one of his most efficient performances — third in the league in passing yards (4,446), sixth in QB rating with a career-best 99.3.
With the formality of picking up the fifth-year option done, sides could begin to work out a long-term contract — though that likely won’t come to pass until next offseason at the earliest.
The Tennessee Titans are taking a page from the no duh playbook.
General manager Jon Robinson announced Wednesday on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville the team plans to exercise the fifth-year option for quarterback Marcus Mariota , which will keep him in Tennessee through the 2019 season. The option is guaranteed for injury only.
Calvin Johnson was the second pick, Joe Thomas was third, Adrian Peterson seventh, Patrick Willis 11th, Darrelle Revis 14th.
The Jets traded up to draft Mark Sanchez (.567, 86-86) with the fifth pick in 2009.
We felt really good about Mark, what he did on the field and off the field, GM Mike Tannenbaum said.
QB Cam Newton was the first pick in 2011. The Titans made QB Jake Locker (.575, 27-22, 95-644-5 TDs rushing) the eighth pick.
Said coach Mike Munchak: He’s one of those guys who’s going to find a way to win for us, and I think that the guys in this building will believe in him.
Offensive tackle Tyron Smith went ninth. QB Blaine Gabbert (.559, 44-43) went 10th.