NFL News and Notes - April 20, 2010

Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee could draw the interest of the Carolina Panthers, writes Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer, though adding a cornerback isn't a high priority in this year's draft.

Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is unlikely to make it out of round one, writes Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman's presence allows the team to focus on areas of need in the draft.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is willing to take on the Madden curse.

Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant's career path could lead him to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Washington Redskins added a pair of wide receivers and a running back, as well as a potential nose tackle on Monday.

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was excited to add linebacker Ernie Sims, who they acquired from the Detroit Lions in a three-team trade that also involved the Denver Broncos.

Trade talks involving New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora are heating up, reports Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

In the aforementioned three-way trade, the Detroit Lions acquired tight end Tony Scheffler, a former Central Michigan standout who had fallen out of favor in Denver.

Minnesota Vikings restricted free agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson officially signed his one-year tender, reports Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.

With Aaron Kampman moving on, the Green Bay Packers are looking for another impact outside linebacker to compete with Brad Jones, a seventh-round pick in 2009, writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Veteran free agent quarterback Josh McCown could be an option for the Chicago Bears.

The sale of the St. Louis Rams gets stranger, as minority owner Stan Kroenke allegedly asked for an eight-figure "go away" fee from prospective buyer Shahid Khan.

The Arizona Cardinals have faith in their draft board system, which was implemented by former head coach Dennis Green.

Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis would be great value for the San Francisco 49ers, who have the 13th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Left tackle is a priority for the Seattle Seahawks, who have two picks in the Top 15.

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis' love of size and speed guys has made Maryland offensive tackle Bruce Campbell a popular pick for the Raiders in mock drafts.

Though it won't happen early, the San Diego Chargers are likely to draft a quarterback this week, with the hopes they can parlay him into something valuable in a few years, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

In exchange for Tony Scheffler and a seventh-round pick, the Denver Broncos received a fifth-round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star writes that the Kansas City Chiefs may have to decide whether or not to use a Top 5 pick on a safety.

Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster is being sued for sexual assault by a IUPUI student/hotel worker.

The Tennessee Titans are unlikely to find help at linebacker in this year's draft, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

In his latest mock draft, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the Houston Texans choosing Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty in the first round.

A starting middle linebacker is a need for the Jacksonville Jaguars, writes Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel breaks down the Miami Dolphins' current roster.

Inspired by his trip to Haiti, New York Jets wide receiver David Clowney is headed to Ghana in July to help needy children.

Michigan defensive end/linebacker Brandon Graham may be an ideal fit for the New England Patriots with the 22nd pick.

The NFL will release its schedule tonight, but David Naylor of the The Globe and Mail wouldn't be surprised if the Buffalo Bills' annual game in Toronto is played in November this season.

Adding a safety is high on the Cincinnati Bengals' list of priorities headed into the 2010 NFL Draft, writes Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen thinks he'd be a great fit with the Cleveland Browns.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a "zero tolerance" policy towards off-field transgressions.

Based on the Major League Baseball schedule, the Baltimore Ravens are likely to open the 2010 regular season at home.

Today's NFL birthdays: Bears tight end Desmond Clark (33), Dolphins defensive end Lionel Dotson (26) and tight end Anthony Fasano (26), Saints cornerback Greg Fassitt (25), Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (27), free agents kicker John Carney (46) and cornerback Omare Lowe (32).

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