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NFL rumors roundup

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Here is a look at some of the top NFL rumors for Saturday, May 23:

  • The Baltimore Ravens moved up to select tight end Maxx Williams in the second round. What sort of role should we expect to see from the rookie in 2015? "Williams is the best pass-catching tight end on the roster and figures to play a major role as a rookie," wrote Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com. "That’s why the Ravens traded up to get him in the second round. ... The Ravens hope Williams becomes what Owen Daniels was last season – a reliable target in key situations."

  • EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and Jeff Tuel make up the Buffalo Bills QB corps, and it appears all four will get a chance to stake a claim for the starting job. "Everybody has got an equal footing," said GM Doug Whaley, per BuffaloBills.com. "It’s a clean slate for all four of our quarterbacks. We’re not tied to anybody. We just want the best man to start. It’s exciting for us.”

  • After biding his time for a couple of years, former rugby player Lawrence Okoye is in position to get on the field in 2015, following Justin Smith’s retirement. "At 6-foot-6 and 304 pounds, Okoye offers a commanding presence," wrote Cam Inman of the Mercury News. "Thanks to two years of tutelage under Jim Tomsula – then the defensive-line coach, now the head coach – Okoye is primed to compete for a roster spot."