NFL news roundup: FBI on Browns owner, Tim Tebow and more


The FBI may crack down on Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tim Tebow is back in the news. Here's what you may have missed on Thursday.

As the NFL gets set to release their regular-season schedule and now that we're just a few days away from the draft, news continues to trickle in, though somewhat slowly. On Thursday, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons and fans rejoice as Tim Tebow's name returns to the headlines.

Here's what you may have missed on Thursday.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's name is on a list put together by the FBI and any list the FBI has is a list you don't want to be on. On top of owning the Browns, Haslam owns Piliot Flying J, and according to the FBI, he has "engaged in a fraudulent rebate scheme" for many years. This investigation has been ongoing since May of 2011.

Tim Tebow's quarterback coach Devin Gile, who worked with Tebow for months in Arizona after the 2012 season, is not happy. He's mad at quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, who has recently claimed that Tebow is ready to be an NFL starter. He's not angry because of Clarkson's statements, though. Instead he's mad that Clarkson seems to be taking all the credit since he only worked with Tebow for one day.

Speaking of Tebow, Steve Clarkson, the same guy who said that Tebow is ready to be a starter in the NFL, said that the Jets should start Mark Sanchez. He believes that if Tebow starts it will be with a team other than the Jets. The Jets could move Tebow after the draft, which could be the best thing for his career.

During a conference call on Thursday, draft guru Mike Mayock said that he believes Houston's D.J. Hayden is the top cornerback in this year's draft class. He also doesn't believe that Hayden will fall past the Bengals, who will go on the clock at No. 21.

The Miami Dolphins have been reportedly given permission to speak with Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert. The two teams could be negotiating a trade which would potentially send a second-round pick to the Chiefs. First, though, Albert would have to pass his physical.

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