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NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Jets, Patriots, Redskins, Saints

Bengals Bengals HC Marvin Lewis said that they have no reservations about Andy Dalton being their quarterback moving forward. “Fortunately, somehow I’ve got the right little thing on my shoulder that says, ‘Don’t get into a quarterback controversy,’” Lewis said, via Bengals.com. “That’s worked from Jon to Carson to Andy. It’s helped us have the success we’ve had and those ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Giants, Jets, Raiders, Ravens

Draft Giants met with Miami TE Clive Walford and DE Lynden Trail. (Conor Orr) Giants also met with Auburn WR Sammie Coates and Ohio State WR Devin Smith. (Jordan Raanan) Saints met with Mississippi State DE Preston Smith and Auburn DT Gabe Wright. (Conor Orr) Broncos met with Missouri DE Markus Golden. (Conor Orr) Chargers met with CAU WR Dezmin Lewis. (Conor Orr) Lions have reportedly lined up interviews ...

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NFL Notes: Bengals, Browns, Colts, Lions, & Saints

Bengals A Bengals’ source tells Adam Caplan that owner Mike Brown has prevented a number of coaches under contract with the team to take other positions. This could explain why they prevented Vance Joseph from taking the Broncos DC job. Browns New Browns OC John DeFilippo receives a three-year contract from the team. (Adam Caplan) Colts While the Colts prevented Rob Chudzinski ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Jaguars, Raiders, Saints

Draft Auburn QB Nick Marshall has decided to move to defensive back at Senior Bowl. (Aaron Wilson) Florida Atlantic DB D’Joun Smith met with the Panthers on Tuesday. (Conor Orr) Browns and Chargers reportedly met with Oklahoma OLB Geneo Grissom. (Conor Orr) Vikings met with Georgia Tech G Shaq Mason. (Conor Orr) Chargers met with TCU OT Tayo Fabuluje. (Conor Orr) Falcons ...

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Marques Colston Open To Taking A Pay Cut To Be Back With Saints

Update: Mike Triplett reports that Saints WR Marques Colston hasn’t been approached by the team regarding a pay cut. Triplett adds that Colston has yet to share any willingness with the Saints about reducing his salary to be back with the team. ———– Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to a source who said that Saints WR Marques Colston expects the team to approach him ...

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NFL Notes: Colts, Eagles, Patriots, Saints, Titans

Colts Stephen Holder reports that RT Gosder Cherilus recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. Holder adds that WR Reggie Wayne will have surgery on triceps and RB Ahmad Bradshaw is no longer sporting a cast on his leg. Eagles The Eagles will be permitted to interview GM candidates from the Patriots and Seahawks this week, but they still must receive permission. (Jeff McLane) Eagles announced ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Redskins, Saints, & Texans

Bills The Bills have reached a two-year agreement with Sanjay Lal to be their wide receivers coach. (Mike Rodak) Redskins John Keim of ESPN takes a look at the Redskins top-ten largest cap hits for next season and offers his take on what the team could do to manage them this offseason. Keim suggests a contract extension for LT Trent ...

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CFL CB Delvin Breaux To Visit With Browns, Dolphins, & Falcons

Update: Nick Underhill reports that the Saints have not inquired about CFL CB Delvin Breaux.  ———– According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, CFL CB Delvin Breaux has visits lined up with the Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, and Saints. Caplan mentions that the Eagles and Jets also have interest in Breaux. Breaux visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday and already met with: the Broncos, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Steelers, Lions, 49ers, Chargers, ...

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NFL Notes: Eagles, Lions, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

Eagles ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer is expected to interview for the Eagles GM position this week. Lions Michael Rothstein of ESPN writes that if the Lions use their franchise tag DT Ndamukong Suh or sign him to a long-term contract, it would almost assure that free agent DT Nick Fairley will be playing elsewhere next year. Assuming ...

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Bears Hire Ryan Pace As General Manager

The Chicago Bears announced Thursday that they have hired Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace as their new general manager. BREAKING: The #Bears have hired Ryan Pace as their new general manager. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 8, 2015 This news does come as a bit of a surprise as it appeared as though Chiefs director of player personnel Chris ...

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Saints DC Rob Ryan Will Return For Another Season

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Saints DC Rob Ryan’s job is “safe,” and he will return for the 2015 season. Holder’s source added that there will be changes to the defensive coaching staff and personnel. Already this week, the Saints have fired TEs coach Terry Malone, WRs coach Henry Ellard and assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis. Ian Rapoport mentions that New Orleans wants ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Chiefs, Jets, Redskins, & Saints

Draft Florida OT D.J. Humphries is entering the 2015 NFL Draft. (Rand Getlin) Rice DT Christian Covington is entering the 2015 NFL Draft. (Joe Schad) Chiefs Adam Teicher doesn’t see the Chiefs trading OLB Tamba Hali, as he does have some value to them and his contract would limit the number of teams interested in acquiring him. Teicher writes that the odds of Kansas ...

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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, & Saints

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton said he does not need any further surgery to his injured right knee. (Bob McManaman) Panthers ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that DE Greg Hardy made another $40,000 for the Panthers’ playoff appearance, even though he’s on the commissioner’s exempt list. Patriots Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio may have the ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Giants, Redskins, Saints, Vikings

Bears Michael C. Wright of ESPN throws some cold water of the idea Mike Shanahan being the perfect guy to get Jay Cutler back on track. He points out that, in three seasons with Cutler, the Broncos never made the playoffs and posted a record of 17-20. Wright believes trading Cutler is a “viable option” for the Bears and he ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Chargers, Packers, Ravens, Redskins, Saints

Draft Minnesota TE Maxx Williams announced that he’ll enter the 2015 NFL draft. (Joe Christensen) Chargers OLB Jarret Johnson said he plans to consider retirement this offseason. (Michael Gehlken) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is not expected to practice until Thursday of next week. “Aaron is doing well. He’s been in treatment during the practice period,” McCarthy said on Friday, via Weston ...

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NFL Notes: Bengals, Colts, Falcons, Saints, Steelers

Bengals Bengals officially list WR A.J. Green as doubtful for their Wildcard game. (Paul Dehner Jr) Colts Colts list RB Trent Richardson (illness) as questionable for the Wildcard game. Falcons ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Vaughn McClure) reports that the Falcons are interviewing Patriots OC Josh McDaniels for their head-coaching job today. Saints Evan Woodbery of the Times-Picayune reports that the Saints signed K Dustin Hopkins to a future/reserve deal that will ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Ravens, Saints

49ers Matt Maiocco reports that the 49ers haven’t conducted a formal interview with DL coach Jim Tomsula. Instead, San Francisco executives have been conducting a round of meetings on the road. Cowboys Adam Schefter writes Cowboys that director of player personnel Will McClay has been one of the real unheralded heroes for Dallas this season. Schefter mentions that although McClay is not well known outside the Cowboys’ ...

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Notable 2014 NFL Performance Bonuses

Former Sports Agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports provided a breakdown of some of the more lucrative performance bonuses reached, missed and those still pending. Corry notes the significance of performance bonuses in contracts, serving as an effective tool to bridge the gap between player and team where disagreement remains on salary.  He also details the difference between incentives, and ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Browns, Redskins, Saints & Titans

Bears Bears are keeping each other their assistant coaches under contract for now, excluding former OC Aaron Kromer. Bills DL Ike Igbinosun is the Bills’ only practice squad player to not receive a reserve/future contract from the team. (Mike Rodak) Browns Browns signed seven players to reserve/future contracts, including: DL Calvin Barnett, OL Karim Barton, WR Kevin Cone, DB Kendall James, DL Jacobbi McDaniel , LB Keith Pough and DT Christian ...

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NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Redskins, Saints & Vikings

Bears CB Sherrick McManis will enter free agency after failing to finalize a two-year extension with the Bears. (Brad Biggs) Bills GM Doug Whaley said the Bills will try to retain impending free agents DE Jerry Hughes and RB C.J. Spiller. Redskins Redskins signed DL Lakendrick Ross to reserve/futures contract. (Aaron Wilson) Saints Saints signed WR Willie Snead to a reserve/futures ...

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NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Jets, Saints, Steelers & Titans

Draft Joe Schad reports that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman is entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Kevin McGuire reports that Penn State OT Donovan Smith is entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Browns Rookie QB Johnny Manziel said he didn’t arrange a party and instead went out with some of his friends and overslept. (Tony Grossi) Manziel mentioned that he was with WR Josh Gordon at one ...

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Saints Sign QB Ryan Griffin To A Contract Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier in the day that the Saints have signed QB Ryan Griffin to a contract extension that will keep him under team control through the 2016 season. New Orleans promoted Griffin to their active roster on Saturday. This could be an indication that the Saints view Griffin as their backup quarterback moving forward. Griffin, 25, signed ...

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