Kony Ealy set to visit Cowboys

Defensive end Kony Ealy moved from the Panthers to the Patriots to the Jets before the start of the 2017 season and he could be on the move again as a free agent this offseason.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ealy is scheduled to visit with the Cowboys this week. It’s the first reported visit for Ealy and Rapoport adds that the Jets have talked to him about returning for a second season with the team.

Alex Smith is not an upgrade over Kirk Cousins, contrary to popular belief. He’s older and only a little cheaper, and the Redskins haven’t signed a good receiver to match his skill set. Former Seahawk Paul Richardson is more of a deep threat type who still has a ton to prove. Richardson, Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder isn’t the most inspiring corps.

Defensively, the Redskins traded Kendall Fuller to the Chiefs in the Smith deal and didn’t re-sign Bashaud Breeland. Washington has downgraded by both spending and not spending.

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The 2018 NFL Draft order is set. At this point, only trades will affect where and when teams will pick through all seven rounds.

This year, 32 compensatory draft picks were awarded to 15 teams for a total of 256 selections in the 2018 NFL Draft. Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The draft order being set invites more mock drafts. Of SN’s two newest mock drafts, one, from Vinnie Iyer, includes only the first round. The other, from Optimum Scouting, includes the first two rounds.

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