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NFL Rumors: Broncos, Cowboys, Eagles, & Patriots

Broncos

Broncos president/GM John Elway offered an explanation of what went wrong with TE Vernon Davis after he was acquired in a mid-season trade.

“I think that the coaches kind of go in different directions at different times and how things mix and we could never really get up to speed with him,” Elway told Pro Football Talk at the Combine. “He did come in late in the year, so whether he didn’t feel comfortable with what we were doing and what we could get him in situations, we tried to get him in situations to be successful. But then again it comes down to making those calls during a game and where he had a chance. So that’s another area we’ll look at, tight end’s a position we have to look at, still very fluid that we feel like we have to get better there.”

Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confident Cowboys will be able to find another running back this offseason to pair with Darren McFadden.

“I feel better about our ability to get feeling good about running back than I do about some of the challenges that we’ve got on defense right now,” Jones said, per Jon Machota. “I don’t know. I can actually see ways and options at the running back thing to get us in good shape that I don’t actually see ways and have the name in place for the spot relative to the defense.”

Eagles

Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Eagles and Howie Roseman may actually be in a “brilliant negotiation positioning” when it comes to QB Sam Bradford.

This if, of course, assuming that Bradford does, in fact, want to be back with the Eagles, is willing to negotiate a more reasonable contract, and doesn’t have solid options with other prospect teams.

New Eagles HC Doug Pederson has spoken highly of free agent QB Chase Daniel on multiple occasions, so it appears as though they’re making it clear that a “Plan B” option exists.

There will be other teams shopping for quarterbacks including the Texans, Browns and Rams, but the Eagles may actually be his best option in free agency.

Ford mentions that you could make the case that Bradford actually “needs the Eagles as much as the Eagles need Bradford.”

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