NFL notebook: Bradley, other QBs populate 4th round of draft
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
This was one rush quarterbacks embraced.
Starting with Matt Barkley, the fourth round of the NFL Draft was the landing spot for quarterbacks who carried hopes of going much higher. Philadelphia traded up with Jacksonville to get the Southern California QB with the opening pick Saturday.
“I try not to get stressed about things I can't control,” Barkley said when asked about his drop in the draft from likely first-rounder in 2012 to No. 98 overall. “I'm just glad I know where my home is and I can't wait to hit the playbook.”
It was three rounds later than Barkley hoped for. Same thing for Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, Landry Jones of Oklahoma and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas, the other quarterbacks chosen in Round 4.
“We're going to take the best value on the board,” coach Chip Kelly said, adding the Eagles rated Barkley in the top 50. “There's a prime example. The best value on the board by far was Matt. He's an extremely mature young man, intelligent, articulate. He has that ‘it' factor.”
49ers take Lattimore
The 49ers selected running back Marcus Lattimore out of South Carolina with the second of their two fourth-round selections.
Lattimore comes to the 49ers after a junior season during which he suffered a career-threatening right knee injury in South Carolina's ninth game, one year after Lattimore suffered torn ligaments in his left knee midway through his sophomore season.
Patriots acquire Blount
The Buccaneers traded running back LeGarrette Blount to the Patriots for a seventh-round pick in this year's draft and running back Jeff Demps, a former Olympic sprinter.
Blount was a 1,000-yard rusher as a rookie with the Bucs after going undrafted in 2010. He led Tampa Bay in rushing again with 781 yards the following year but lost his starting job after Doug Martin joined the team as a first-round draft pick in 2012.
Ivory, Jets reach deal
A person familiar with the situation said the Jets and newly acquired running back Chris Ivory agreed in principle to a three-year, $10 million deal.
The deal Saturday comes after the Jets traded a fourth-round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints on Friday night.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the contract.
Ivory, undrafted out of Tiffin in 2010, rushed for 217 yards and two TDs on 40 carries last year.
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