Ian Rapoport of NFL Media offered some perspective on what we can expect to see regarding a handful of notable free agents.
- Rapoport says that Broncos DL Malik Jackson is looking for a contract that will pay him over $10 million per year. As of now, Jackson reportedly has interest from the Broncos, Bears, and Raiders and could end up securing $12 – $13 million annually.
- In regards to CB Janoris Jenkins, Rapoport expects the Rams to still try to re-sign him, but he could have interest from teams like the 49ers, Raiders, Jaguars and Titans.
- The market for WR Marvin Jones is expected to consist of the Bengals, Browns, Giants, Falcons and really any other team in need of a receiver.
- Rapoport is still hearing that the Giants would like to bring DE Jason Pierre-Paul back on a one-year, prove-it deal before discussing long-term contract at some point.
- An NFL source tells Dane Brugler of CBS that UCLA LB Myles Jack is “not out of the woods yet.“
- Brugler’s source added: “The re-checks will determine whether or not he’s on our board.”
“You have to continue to bring in competition,” Pederson said, via Matt Mullin of PhillyVoice.com. “You have to continue to develop every position, quarterback being, obviously, the focal point. You look forward into the draft, if there’s a guy there that you can develop and mature and bring along.
“You have to continue to create depth and competition at the position so it’s not out of the question. But at the same time, we have to make sure it’s the right fit for us.”
Pederson added that he isn’t sure about using the No. 13 overall pick on a quarterback, but still doesn’t think Bradford would have any issues with them bringing in a younger option.
“He would have no problem with [us drafting a QB],” Pederson said. “And listen, you’re going to continue to develop your roster and you have to in the National Football League. You’ve got to stay two-deep or three-deep at some spots, and we’re going to continue to bring guys in, quarterback being one of them.
“That doesn’t mean he has to be the Day 1 starter as a rookie. So, again, if you can develop young talent, it just makes you better, especially later in the season when you need those guys.”
- ESPN’s Rob Demovsky writes that the Packers should look for an upgrade at tight end this offseason and lists Dwayne Allen, Jared Cook, Coby Fleener, Ladarius Green and Martellus Bennett as some options who could make sense for them.
- Demovsky also thinks the Packers would be wise to sign veteran RB Matt Forte to a contract, as he could give them a better pass-catching option out of the backfield.
- While the Packers like to take care of their own free agents, Demovsky believes they should allow CB Casey Hayward to sign elsewhere and save the money.