At this point in the draft process, it’s not easy for a quarterback to get his stock to shoot up, but Josh Rosen might have helped his stock recently by working out with Aaron Rodgers.
A few days before his Pro Day last month, the former UCLA quarterback got a chance to meet up with Rodgers for a workout in Los Angeles, and judging by Rosen’s reaction, things went well.
I had a lot of fun with Aaron, Rosen said. It was really helpful. He taught me a lot, on and off the field, how to be a pro, how to conduct yourself.
They also gave up three second-round selections (two in 2018, one in 2019) in order to move up three spots for a player they may have been able to land with their original pick. If they don’t make any more moves in the draft and 90-year-old Josh McCown (38) does indeed start the season under center, Gang Green will have zero rookie first- or second-round picks on the field in the fall.
That’s far from ideal for a team apparently rebuilding and that overachieved by winning a mere five games in 2017.
Getting high-potential wide receiver Quincy Enunwa back from a neck injury will help, and free-agent additions Trumaine Johnson and Avery Williamson could make more of an impact than departed veterans Muhammad Wilkerson and Demario Davis. But the Jets still lack too much depth on both sides of the ball and remain in search of a quarterback good enough to compensate.
The Broncos did not extend a $1.8 million, low-level tender a contract to restricted free-agent receiver Bennie Fowler III, who had been the No. 3 receiver for most of the past two seasons.
And Cody Latimer announced Monday he has signed with the New York Giants, where he will be reunited with former Broncos receivers coach Tyke Tolbert. One NFL source said Latimer got a one-year, $2.5 million deal, plus incentives.
A second-round draft choice of the Broncos in 2014, Latimer had always been a special teams standout, but he finally came on as a receiver in 2017.
Latimer had three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown in a December 14th win against the Colts but didn’t play the rest of the season because of a deep thigh contusion. He also battled through knee soreness last season.