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NFL NOTES : RAVENS, TITANS, RAIDERS, REDSKINS, LIONS

Ravens

  • Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Ravens are content at this point with their receiving corps, but he doesn’t want to rule out the possibility of them bringing back veteran Anquan Boldin if things change.

  • As for free agent C Nick Mangold, Zrebiec says he’s still an option for the Ravens, but his asking price is believed to be “extremely high” and he’s coming off of an ankle injury.

  • If the Ravens wanted to add some depth at offensive tackle, Zrebiec suggests free agentsRyan Clady, Orlando Franklin and Austin Pasztor.

Titans

Titans HC Mike Mularkey sounds excited about the different dimension rookie RB Khalfani Muhammad brings to their offense.

Khalfani really had a good workout when Jon and I went out there,” Mularkey said, via the Jason Wolf of Tennessean. “I mean a really good workout. And that speed, it’s just a different changeup from what we have in our other two backs. Plus again you’re talking about another guy who has return ability … so he brings a lot of value.”

Muhammad will still need to earn a roster spot this summer, but he says he’s looking forward to contributing on special teams, which could go a long way toward him making the team.

Most definitely I’m looking forward to special teams just in general,” Muhammad said. “Special teams, that’s something that impacts the game. It’s very crucial in the game, so going out there and being electrifying and making a play and sparking up the team, that’s something special and I can’t wait.”

Raiders

On Friday, Raiders QB Derek Carr told reporters that he “never chased the money” during negotiations with Oakland regarding his five-year, $125 million extension.

“I never chased the money,” Carr said, via Jerry McDonald of the Mercury Times. “It’s about being the best version of myself every day. If I can get even one kid to understand that, I’ve done my job.”

Carr stressed that he wanted to make sure the team had the ability to address some of their other core players in the near future.

“I’d say, `That’s awesome, but is it good for Gabe? Is it good for Khalil?,” Carr said. “Hurting the team is the last thing I wanted to do.”

  • According to Carr, his agent actually wanted to push for more money, but he told him: “I think that’s plenty.”

  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said they plan to address some of their other players soon: “This affords us to do that. We’ll start on that ASAP.”

Redskins

Redskins HC Jay Gruden mentioned that they plan to find more ways to get Jamison Crowder involved in their offense this season.

“I’ve said all along Jamison can play anywhere,” coach Jay Gruden recently said, via the Washington Post. “He can play outside, inside. He can play running back probably if he wanted to. So we’ll utilize Jamison and try to get him more involved, not just in the passing game and the running game.”

“He just continues to prove every day why we like him so much,” Gruden said. “He’s great on option routes, he can run vertical stems. He can run just about anything you ask him to run. . . . He gets himself open because he’s got a great feel. He’s got quickness in and out of his breaks. He plays a lot longer than his size. He has got really long arms. He goes up and gets balls. Sometime he plays bigger than a taller receiver because he uses his height [and] he’s got great jumping ability and times the jumps extremely well. Some tall guys you see, they misjudge it and they don’t jump. But Jamison, he times them perfect and makes big plays.”

Lions

TMZ Sports is reporting that LionsTavon Wilson is being sued by the mother of his child, Alanda Jackson, for allegedly punching her in the face during a nightclub altercation back in May of last year and breaking her nose.

According to Jackson, claims she encountered Wilson and got into a verbal altercation with his current girlfriend. While the two were arguing, Jackson alleges that Wilson grabbed her and threw her to the ground and began punching her in the face before security eventually broke it up.

Beyond that, a friend of Jackson’s claims she was stabbed by a member of Wilson’s entourage.

Both women were hospitalized following the incident and Jackson claims she suffered major injuries including a broken nose, a black eye and cuts on her back.

Jackson is suing Wilson for over $2.5 million.

Wilson denies that he hit her and has asked the judge to throw out both lawsuits against him.

D.C. police confirmed that an incident took place, but added that Jackson was actually the one arrested while Wilson’s girlfriend actually claimed she was the real victim in the matter.

 

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