NFL News and Notes - April 19, 2010

To those of you in Massachusetts, Happy Patriot's Day!

Penn State defensive end Jared Odrick feels he'd fit nicely in the New England Patriots' defense.

Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty fits everything New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan looks for in a player, writes Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post.

In a mock draft among beat-writers, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald chose Georgia Tech defensive end/linebacker Derrick Morgan on the Miami Dolphins' behalf with the 12th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

The Baltimore Ravens were one of ten teams to take a first-hand look at Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas' workout on Sunday.

Notre Dame wide receiver Golden Tate could be a first-round option for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Texas safety Earl Thomas' position coach in college thinks Thomas would be a great fit with the Cleveland Browns.

Chuck Ludwig of the Cincinnati Enquirer thinks the Cincinnati Bengals should trade a mid-round pick for Denver Broncos restricted free agent tight end Tony Scheffler.

The Indianapolis Colts could use help in the secondary, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Improving the pass-rush is a priority, but if a top cornerback is available, the Tennessee Titans would likely draft him.

The Jacksonville Jaguars could use an upgrade at safety, writes Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union.

With eight picks in the first five rounds, the Kansas City Chiefs have the flexibility to move around during the 2010 NFL Draft.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will work out for the Denver Broncos today.

Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable would like to improve his offensive line during the 2010 NFL Draft.

Armed with future draft picks, the San Diego Chargers may blow everyone's mind on Thursday or Friday by moving up in the draft, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Penn State linebacker Sean Lee may be a second-round option for the Arizona Cardinals.

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke expects the 2010 NFL Draft to yield at least four starters.

Defensive end could be a first-round option for the Seattle Seahawks, writes Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune.

St. Louis Rams executive vice-president of football operations Kevin Demoff doesn't see the urgency in signing the first overall pick prior to the NFL Draft.

Most mock drafts have the Dallas Cowboys choosing an offensive lineman with the 27th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, a potential target of the New York Giants, isn't sure if he actually has Crohn's disease.

Linebacker could be the first position the Philadelphia Eagles address during the 2010 NFL Draft.

Rick Maese of the Washington Post recaps the Washington Redskins pre-draft mini-camp, their first under new head coach Mike Shanahan.

Depth at linebacker is a concern for the Carolina Pantehrs, writes Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill Herald.

Atlanta Falcons guard Justin Blalock visited his old middle school last Friday.

Anwar Richardson of Tampa Tribune looks at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams units heading into the 2010 NFL Draft.

James Varney of the Times-Picayune has the New Orleans Saints choosing TCU linebacker Daryl Washington in the first round of his mock draft.

The Detroit Lions are looking for physical cornerbacks, writes John Niyo of the Detroit News.

Cornerback is a higher priority, but adding a linebacker would help the Minnesota Vikings' depth for the future, writes Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.

Penn State defensive end Jared Odrick could offer good value to the Green Bay Packers with the 23rd pick.

Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has struggled to add quality defensive players in recent NFL drafts.

Today's NFL birthdays: Cardinals offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges (30), Bengals cornerback Keiwan Ratliff (29), Texas center Andre Caldwell (24), Colts wide receiver John Matthews (24), Giants defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (31), Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (29), Rams defensive end James Wyche (28), and free agent defensive end Earl Cochran (29).

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April 19, 2010 at 02:05 pm

It is also Patriots' Day here in Maine, which is why I'm cleaning the house rather than at work.

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