Thursday, April 1, 2010
Evening notes: Marshall update
By Bill Williamson
Fox Sports believes St. Louis could end up offering the No. 33 overall pick to Denver for restricted free agent receiver Brandon Marshall. It’s not a first-round pick, but it’s the next best thing.
Denver could ultimately agree to something like this. This is something to monitor.
There is a lot of intriguing draft news here. It looks like the Raiders are not done looking at young receiver help.
Don’t expect Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson to report to San Diego’s offseason program, which begins in earnest Monday. He is a restricted free agent.
Jackson currently has no plans of reporting for the program. Many restricted free agents around the league are not attending the program.
San Diego restricted free agent Darren Sproles is attending the program. It is not known if San Diego’s other high-profile restricted free agents, Shawne Merriman, Marcus McNeill and Malcom Floyd, will attend when the program officially kicks off Monday.
Teams want their restricted free agents to attend, but as long as these players show for mandatory camps, it’s not that big of an issue.
Former Kansas City coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards has a couple of ideas for San Francisco that would affect the AFC West. Sounds good to me.
Chicago cut defensive end Alex Brown. The only team in the division I could see looking into him is Oakland. I do think the Raiders could still take a look at free agent defensive tackle Grady Jackson. Oakland needs a big man in the middle and Jackson could be intriguing.