- There has been some buzz that the Bills could part ways with GM Doug Whaley at some point, possibly after this year’s draft. (NFLTR)
- Vic Carucci is hearing that if Buffalo does move on from Whaley, Panthers director of player personnel Don Gregory, who has previously been tossed out as someone to watch, is not a potential replacement.
Browns HC Hue Jackson tells Steve Wyche of the NFL Network that they plan to have Brock Osweiler step in and compete for the starting job, assuming he’s still on their roster at the start of offseason workouts.
“He’s a guy that’s gonna come in and compete,” Jackson said. “We haven’t had an opportunity to meet with him from a football standpoint because of the rules. But once we start our offseason program, phase one, we’ll get a chance to know him and he’ll get to know us.”
Jackson added that they’re still weighing all of their options in regards to the quarterback position.
“I think you always are (in the market for a QB),” Jackson told Wyche. “I think you’re always looking to improve that room because I think we all know that that’s the driver of your football team. I think we’ll continue to look for ways to improve the room as much as we can. But I just think, as we go through it, we’ll continue to coach the guys that are there and give them the best opportunity and continue to find ways to get better.”
- Rich Cimini mentions that it’s clear former second-round pick Christian Hackenberg will be given a shot next year to show what he can do at some point this year after he spent his entire rookie season on the bench.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that there are some within the NFL concerned about the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas. However, Florio says the gambling concerns are “falling on deaf ears.“
- Florio considers it to be an inevitability that someone connected to the Raiders will eventually develop a gambling problem and the NFL will need to be prepared to handle the situation, assuming the Raiders get the green light to move to Las Vegas.