Shurmur likely was privy to that plan.

The Giants have a crowded tight end room, led by second-year standout Evan Engram and veteran Rhett Ellison, who also played for Shurmur with the Vikings. Carter, Jerell Adams and Ryan O’Malley are in the mix for the No. 3 spot.

I think that was the best thing for me, Carter said. Just to get a new start, I think that’s real important. I’ve had two years in the league now. I’ve learned a lot. I’m ready to showcase it in front of a new set of eyes.

At the end of the day, they were trying to get their roster to 90, Carer said. Obviously, before he picks somebody he has no idea about he is going to pick somebody he knows. I by no means feel that’s an automatic in for me. I still have to prove myself.

Don’t take my word for it, take it from analysts like those at Footballoutsiders. They have a calculation called “power success,” which measures how often a team converts on a third- or fourth-down run with 2 yards or less to go. The Lions ranked last at 45 percent. Another ugly number – they ranked 31st in the percentage of times their running back was tackled behind the line of scrimmage.

That’s why adding an offensive guard — or even a center-guard such as Iowa’s James Daniels — could be the preferred option in the first round. The crop of defensive ends is weak, and Landry and Davenport draw mixed reviews, although they’re coveted because of the premium on pass-rushers.

If the two-time NFL MVP and his agent, David Dunn, were waiting for the other quarterback deals to be finalized, the wait is over. There are no other contracts that will get in the way of returning Rodgers to his rightful place at the top of the NFL pay scale.

The first word of talks between Dunn and the Packers came in February, when Packers president Mark Murphy told ESPN at the scouting combine that negotiations had begun. It was at that time when general manager Brian Gutekunst said: I wouldn’t expect it to be real difficult.

Cousins’ three-year, $84 million contract with Minnesota complicated the matters because the Vikings guaranteed the entire contract.

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The Bills have almost completely turned over three positions since last season

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement Wednesday, saying that Bennett “represents the best of the NFL — a leader on his team and in his community.”

The Packers lost TE Jared Cook and RG T.J. Lang on offense, replacing them with Martellus Bennett (80) and Jahri Evans (73), respectively. Former nickel defensive back Micah Hyde is now in Buffalo, and Green Bay looks like it will start two new cornerbacks, free agent Davon House (31) and rookie Kevin King (20). — Rob Demovsky

The Bills have almost completely turned over three positions since last season: wide receiver, cornerback and safety. Gone are last year’s starting receivers — Sammy Watkins (traded to Rams) and Robert Woods (signed with Rams) — as well as starting cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (signed with Patriots) and Cheap Jerseys And Hats Ronald Darby (traded to Eagles). In contrast, Buffalo returns its entire starting offensive line from last season, and while the alignment of the defensive front seven is different in 2017, the personnel is basically unchanged. — Mike Rodak