Here is a look at some of the top NFL rumors for Thursday, July 9:
Second-year pro Jordan Matthews is the most likely Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to break out in 2015, but fantasy football owners shouldn't sleep on rookie Nelson Agholor. "The wide receiver from Southern Cal, taken with the 20th overall pick, should have an immediate impact and thrive in head coach Chip Kelly's offense, according to an executive in personnel for another team," wrote Mark Eckel of NJ.com. Specifically, the executive said, "He'll come in and produce right away. He has the right mentality and just a great approach to the game. He's going to help them. And in that offense, he'll put up numbers."
Nick Foles is entering his first season with the St. Louis Rams and the final year of his contract. He will count just $1.5 million against the salary cap in 2015, though the Rams have shown interest in giving Foles a contract extension. What might such a deal look like? "The guess here is that something like a four-year deal worth an average of somewhere between $12 million and $14 million per season with about $20 million in 'true' guarantees paid out in the first year or two would make sense for both sides," wrote ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner.
During his final season with Utah, Nate Orchard won the Ted Hendricks Award as the top defensive end in the country. Selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 51st pick in this year's draft, what sort of role should we expect the rookie to have in 2015? "Second-round pick Nate Orchard should earn early playing time as a situational pass rusher," wrote Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz of USAToday.com.