- Jason Cole reports that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is at the Senior Bowl this year to take a more “hands-on approach” towards running the team.
- Haslam reportedly wants to ensure that everyone hired to be in charge of the team are working together as the offseason begins.
- Adam Caplan reports that the Browns have hired former Titans defensive quality control assistant Cannon Matthews as assistant DBs coach.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned that they are in much better shape this offseason based on who they’ll have returning for the 2016 season.
“Looking at the team that’s coming back versus where we were this time last year, very few holes to fill,” Arians said, via Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic.
- Arizona could, however, lose OLB Dwight Freeney, CB Jerraud Powers and S Rashad Johnson in free agent, according to Buchanan.
- Other notable players who could be playing elsewhere, according to Buchanan, include: RB Chris Johnson, TE Jermaine Gresham and backup QB Drew Stanton.
- Mike Garafolo reports that the former University of Miami HC Al Golden is in line for a job as an assistant on the Cowboys’ coaching staff.
Packers WR Davante Adams believes his struggles this season have made him “mentally tough.”
“Having two things that really stopped me from playing,” Adams said, via PackersNews.com. “I’ve never really had to deal with that before. But you learn to put up with it. You learn to stay mentally tough throughout that process, and I think that’s something that could help me (going forward), as a guy who plans on playing a long time in this league.”
“I know what I’m capable of,” Adams added, “and I know those are the types of things I can do. So it’s not like I personally needed that. But at the same time, it’s something that’s good to put on display and kind of remind people. People get caught up in the games when things didn’t go how I wanted them to, but stuff’s going to get blown out of proportion. They don’t care about different variables that might factor in, but you have to learn to block that out and be positive and figure out what you can do next.”