NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, April 15

The Detroit Lions are taking a look at one of the top quarterbacks of the 2022 draft class.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the Lions would meet with Pitt signal-caller Kenny Pickett next week, per sources informed of the situation.

It's one of the final pre-draft meetings for the Lions and the only known quarterback visit. It's notable, however, that the Lions coached the Senior Bowl, getting a close look at the likes of Malik Willis, so top-30 visits weren't necessary.

Pickett is viewed as the most pro-ready QB entering the NFL this season in what most scouts believe is a down year at the position. The Pitt Panther could go as high as the top 10. The Lions have three picks in the top 34 of the draft.

Roster moves

Free-agent visits

  • The Indianapolis Colts hosted veteran safety Darian Thompson for a visit on Thursday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports, per a source. Thompson spent the last four years with the Cowboys.

NFL draft prospect visits

  • The Houston Texans are hosting South Dakota State quarterback Chris Oladokun on a virtual visit, per Pelissero. Oladokun has had multiple visits and workouts with other teams as well, Pelissero reported Friday.
  • The Indianapolis Colts worked out Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder in Ohio on Friday, per Pelissero.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting Connecticut offensive tackle Ryan Van Denmark on a visit, per Pelissero. Pelissero also reported that Van Denmark visited with the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Chargers this week.


  • Arizona Cardinals defensive end Kylie Fitts announced his retirement on Friday via Instagram. Fitts was drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft's sixth round by the Chicago Bears. He played one season with the Bears and the last three with the Cardinals, finishing his career with 28 games and 15 tackles.

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