The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract.
Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs last year.
For the Colts to consider moving from six to 11 or 12, I’m guessing the price would be that pick plus another first-rounder, plus a mid-round pick this year or next. Buffalo, for instance, might offer 12 and 22 in the first round this year, plus a third or fourth next year. That might be worth the risk for the Colts. Two sides of the Reuben Foster story Sometimes your best draft choices are the picks you don’t make. The Saints were thinking that way last week, when San Francisco linebacker Reuben Foster—a target of New Orleans late in the 2017 first round—was charged with felony domestic violence.
Authorities in California said Foster dragged his girlfriend by the hair, punched her in the head eight to 10 times, and punctured her ear drum. The 49ers are letting the legal system run its course, for now, but if the charges prove true, it’s hard to imagine Foster stays on the roster of a franchise with a recent history of sordid acts by prominent players.
Rapoport further wrote that the hope is that another team will medically clear him.
There was no immediate confirmation from the Seahawks on the report.
McDowell, taken with the 35th overall pick in the second round out of Michigan State, was on the Non-Football Injury list all of last season after suffering a head injury in an ATV accident last July. Coach Pete Carroll referred to his injury as a really bad concussion.
Asked about McDowell at the NFL league meetings in Orlando last month, Carroll said he no update on McDowell.
No, sorry, Carroll said when asked if there was anything new on McDowell. I haven’t had a good response for you in a long time on that one, sorry.