New York Jets: With the recent uncertainty surrounding the future of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Jets have begun to show interest in former Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer. However, Hoyer left New York without a deal and talk has shifted back to Fitzpatrick.
Philadelphia Eagles: Quarterback Sam Bradford reportedly wants out of Philadelphia following the team’s moving up to the #2 spot in the draft.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers have released cornerback Cortez Allen. Allen spent most of 2015 on Injured Reserve.
- Chiefs’ Take: Cortez Allen would be an excellent addition for the Chiefs. He’s a veteran with starting experience (two things the CB group is sorely lacking), but wouldn’t close the position out from a draft pick eventually taking over. Ideally, he would be signed to a 1-year “prove it” deal to help ease the transition for a rookie taken in the early rounds.
San Diego Chargers: Rumors are circulating that the Chargers have started receiving calls regarding the #3 overall pick. The rumors started before the Eagles traded up to the #2 spot, so they may have been the team calling. However, it appears they are still receiving interest at this point in time.
San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers are in the market for cornerback Josh Norman. They currently have the second most salary cap space in the league, along with a desperate need for cornerbacks.
Seattle Seahawks: In an attempt to get move playing time out of him, the Seahawks are moving Frank Clark from defensive end to outside linebacker (though maybe not 100%). This move is similar to what Seattle once did with Bruce Irvin.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs have signed Dan “I’ve Got A” LeFevour.
- Author’s Take: No, it isn’t really newsworthy…but I feel the NFL is just a better place when we have great nicknames like that at our disposal.
Washington Redskins: The Redskins are currently considered the front-runners for recently released cornerback Josh Norman. They have already made an offer and are currently the first (and only) visit that he has lined up. An interesting twist here is that Norman gained a lot of attention for getting in the head of Odell Beckham Jr…who plays for the division rival Giants.
Well, that will do it for me, Addicts. Be sure to check back in next week. I’ll be breaking down the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft to give you some way too early “winners and losers.”