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Titans’ Delanie Walker Would Welcome Dez Bryant To Team

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Tennessee Titans veteran tight end Delanie Walker likes the current crop of receivers that the team has, but would welcome the addition of former Dallas Cowboys receiver, and current free agent, Dez Bryant.

“[W]e’ve got some good, premier receivers on our team, Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews,” Walker said on Saturday at Michael Crabtree‘s youth football camp in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News.

“It’s another element if they was to bring him to the team. If he can help us out, gladly I would welcome him with open arms.”

Walker sees what Bryant is capable of and despite the belief that Bryant has declined, Walker believes that Bryant has plenty more to offer.

“I see him in my type of situation, you know, an older vet guy,” Walker said of Bryant.

“And I’m able to play at a high level, so I’m still sure he’s able to play at a high level. People have got to remember, it’s football. Some years you’re going to have bad years, some years you’re going to have good years. And, you know, they’ve got to look at the better years he had than him having one bad year.”

Only Bryant has had a strong of bad seasons, so the belief that he could bring Pro Bowl level play to Tennessee at this point in his career is a bit of a stretch.

Bryant remains on the free agent market which has been rather silent since Bryant, unwisely, decided to reject a lucrative offer from the Baltimore Ravens.

 

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Broncos’ John Elway Closes Door on Colin Kaepernick

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While the Denver Broncos will be in the market for a backup quarterback, team president John Elway shut the door on the possibility that the team would entertain signing free agent signal caller Colin Kaepernick, although it has nothing to do with protests.

Elway spoke to reporters on Thursday and officially nixed the idea of the team bringing in the former San Francisco 49ers start quarterback.

“He had a chance to be here, he passed on it,” Elway said, according to USA Today’s Lindsay Jones.

Elway is referring to a nixed deal the the Broncos and 49ers had in place that would have seen Kaepernick in Denver back in 2016, but Kaepernick killed the deal by refusing to trim $5 million from his cap number and take additional pay cuts down the road.

 

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Browns’ Josh Gordon Did Not Fail Drug Test

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Despite some pubic concerns, Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon did not fail a drug test this offseason and no suspension is anticipated once Gordon makes his return, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot.

Gordon is currently in Florida where he is working on his physical and mental health and there are no assurances that the wideout will be available when the Browns take the field for Week 1 of the 2018 regular season.

Amid reports of interest in former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, the Browns remain in contact with Gordon, who will need approval from his NFL-sanctioned medical team before returning. and they plan to stick with him throughout his recovery.

 

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Raiders Place Ahtyba Rubin on Injured Reserve

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The Oakland Raiders have placed defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin on injured reserve due to a torn biceps that he suffered during the team’s join practice with the Detroit Lions last week, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken.

Rubin was entering the final year of a three-year, $12M contract with the Seattle Seahawks back in 2017 but was cut in September. He lated signed on with the Denver Broncos who cut him only two games later.

Rubin later latched on with the Atlanta Falcons where he appeared in 10 games in a reserve role.

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