Extra Points: Chargers, Steelers, Osweiler

Some assorted notes from around the NFL on this Sunday evening…

  • Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and his staff have been preparing for the upcoming draft for more than a year, and ESPN.com’s Eric D. Williams writes that they were prepping with former defensive coordinator John Pagano’s system in mind. However, despite the addition of head coach Anthony Lynn and new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Telesco says the team’s plans haven’t been disrupted.
  • The Chargers acquiring Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman “makes too much sense to ever happen,” writes Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. Besides Sherman’s connection with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Florio notes that the California native’s temperament would benefit a team that’s seeking “a dynamic personality.” The writer wonders if the Chargers’ 38th-overall pick would be of any interest to Seattle.
  • Now that Lawrence Timmons has departed the Steelers for Miami, Vince Williams projects to start at inside linebacker for Pittsburgh alongside Ryan Shazier. Of course, the Steelers did pursue Dont’a Hightower in free agency, and as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes, the team’s draft strategy will say a lot about Williams’ future with the club. If the Steelers select an inside linebacker in the first three rounds of the draft — and this year’s class of inside linebackers is very thin — then that would suggest that their faith in Williams is rather shaky.
  • Nothing has changed on the Brock Osweiler front. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Browns will continue to look to trade Osweiler over draft weekend, and if they cannot find a taker, they will continue to pursue a trade over the coming months. Otherwise, they will simply cut him. Cabot believes the team will still try to add a veteran that can start for them in 2017, and if Osweiler is still on the roster when the regular season rolls around, it will be because they failed to find someone they like better.

Rory Parks contributed to this post.

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13 comments on “Extra Points: Chargers, Steelers, Osweiler

  1. John Arnold

    It would be foolish for the Browns to outright cut a veteran quarterback that they have been looking for. Osweiler was poor under the Texans system, but not Denver’s. Give this player a training camp to see what may have to offer. He may not be the answer, but he has a chance to be good.

    • Kaelus80

      Oh, come on. We all know that Cleveland doesn’t have a clue when handling quarterbacks. He does have potential, but Cleveland wouldn’t know what to do with a talented guy taking snaps.

      • sufferfortribe

        Geez, more Browns bashing. What a surprise.
        You do realize the coaching staff is new there, right? The QB coach just joined the team this off-season. Let’s see how he works with the QB’s. Kessler did okay considering what he had to go through.

        • craiglambert50

          True a new coaching staff helps we shall see how much tho but preferably with a good rookie QB

    • Justin Allen

      Did you hear the story about final regular season hand with Houston? Look it up. I don’t want that type of attitude anywhere near my team.

  2. Z-A

    Bill O’Brien doesn’t look like he knows what he is doing with any of the QBs he’s trotted out there.

    Browns just cutting Brock would be such a dumb move. It would just confirm that the Browns are still the Browns.

  3. Chris

    Osweiler was so good in Denver he got replaced by an old man that couldn’t throw. Cleveland would be better off with Kaep or Cutty

  4. collajf

    I think the Browns have been smart this offseason. Osweiler is not the quarterback of the future and can be let go or given a chance with Kessler to start the year..

    I hope Tenn wants to trade down to 12 and snag a WR which will allow the Browns to go up and get Adams or Hooker.. drafting two playmakers on defense could substantially help Browns in rebuilding process.


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