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NFL Notes: Bengals, Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, & Jaguars

Bengals

Browns

  • Tony Grossi reports that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam offered former Indians GM Mark Shapiro a top level job last summer, but Shapiro declined.

Cardinals

  • Cardinals signed Taylor Boggs, Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, Mike Reilly, and Tyrequek Zimmerman to future/reserve contracts.

Chargers

  • Michael Gehlken reports that the the Chargers have discussed the possibility of HC Mike McCoy calling the offensive plays in 2016.
  • According to Gehlken, bringing back Ken Whisenhunt as their offensive coordinator is an option for the Chargers.

Jaguars

  • Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said that QB Blake Bortles has a broken thumb on his non-throwing hand.
  • Interestingly enough, Caldwell said of HC Gus Bradley: “I don’t hold Gus responsible for the first two years.”
  • Caldwell told reporters that finding an elite free safety could be harder than finding a franchise quarterback. (John  Oesher)
  • Caldwell said that DT Sen’Derrick Marks (torn triceps) should come back and be 100 percent this offseason.
  • Caldwell believes Luke Joeckel can be their long-term solution at left tackle.