New Orleans Saints
Larry Holder reported Monday that restricted free-agent linebacker Jonathan Casillas would love to finish his career in New Orleans, but is exploring his options around the NFL. Casillas visited the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
Sam Wyche said Monday that once Sean Payton's suspension begins on April 16, he cannot speak with Joe Vitt or Mickey Loomis for the duration of his suspension. Payton's also not allowed to communicate with the Saints. The ban on communication involves football talk. There is some lenience when it comes to speaking on a personal level.
Defensive tackle Corey Peters will join "The Sports Craze" on BlogTalkRadio Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Peters will talk about the documentary he's featured in called "Late Rounders." Peters was selected with the 83rd-overall pick in the 2010 draft.
The New York Jets have a strong desire for South Carolina pass rusher Melvin Ingram, but it may take a top-10 draft pick to land him, said Rich Cimini. It sounds like the Jets might be willing to move up in the draft if Ingram were available at the No. 9 pick where Carolina sits. The Panthers might be willing to move down.
Cam Newton advanced to the Elite Eight in the online voting for the honor of being on the cover of the EA Sports Madden NFL 13 game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mary Kay Cabot mocked the draft over the weekend and selected Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the Cleveland Browns. That would leave both running back Trent Richardson and cornerback Morris Claiborne available for the Bucs at No. 5.
Here's more on the possible Tampa Bay decision between Claiborne and Richardson from Mark Cook. LeGarrette Blount was very vocal last week about the Buccaneers not selecting Richardson. Cook breaks this quote down and gives a good opinion as to why it doesn't bother him.