NFL chance for No. 1 pick?

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:31 AM ET

An unnamed NFL team is suddenly showing some interest in Adam Braidwood.

It's unclear if the American club will make a significant effort to bring him to training camp, but it likely means the Edmonton Eskimos aren't going to be able to sign their No. 1 draft pick in the next couple of days.

"My agent was talking to one (NFL) team a little bit and they're seeing if they can maybe free up some roster space," said Braidwood.

"But as of right now, nothing has been offered."

The six-four, 265-pound defensive end was passed over in the NFL draft last weekend and wasn't a priority free-agent signing in the few hours after the draft, leaving him to think on Sunday night that he was probably going to be at Eskimo training camp this month.

If the anonymous team south of the border becomes very interested and makes a serious offer, Braidwood will take it - leaving the Eskimos hanging for the first-half of the CFL season to see if he cracks the NFL roster.

"I'm waiting to see what is going to happen in the next couple of days," continued the B.C. native.

"I'm not going to go (to an NFL training camp) and just be a body and get beat up and tossed around for two or three weeks and then have to move again.

"If something doesn't unfold in the next week or so (on the NFL front), then I will be making my way over to Edmonton."


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