- According to Adam Jahns of the Sun-Times, the Bears left their meeting with Patriots OC Josh McDaniels with apprehensions about his willingness to leave New England.
- Jahns says that the Bears were surprised by McDaniels, who said that GM Ryan Pace was “tremendous” and “very well-prepared” and the team’s presentation was “great” overall.
- It’s notable given that McDaniels surprisingly backed out on an agreement with the Colts on Tuesday.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News explores 10 potential free agent receivers the Cowboys could consider this offseason.
- George’s list includes Eric Decker (Titans), Sammy Watkins (Rams), Jordan Matthews (Bills), Donte Moncrief (Colts), Mike Wallace (Ravens), Kamar Aiken (Colts), Taylor Gabriel (Falcons), Marqise Lee (Jaguars), Paul Richardson (Seahawks), and Allen Robinson (Jaguars).
- We have most of these players featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.
Eagles DE Chris Long, who has two years remaining on his contract, said he is “not going to think about football” when asked about his future with the team.
“I’m honestly not thinking past the next month,” Long said, per Zach Berman. “I’ve got to go to Tanzania for my charity, and that’s going to take a lot of energy out of me, and I’ve got to think about that. So I’m not going think about football for a little bit.”
- Brady Henderson of ESPN notes that Seahawks C Justin Britt‘s three-year contract extension that he signed last year includes a $5 million option bonus that can be exercised between the first through fifth day of the new league year on March 14-18.
- According to Henderson, the Seahawks are expected to activate the contract option, given that declining it would void only the final season of the contract in 2020.
- Henderson adds that the $5 million option would be added to Britt’s 2018 base salary, increasing it from $2.75 million to $7.75 million. Additionally, Britt’s $2.75 million salary for 2018 becomes fully guaranteed on Friday, February 9.
- Curtis Crabtree reports that Seahawks assistant DBsc coach Ricky Manning Jr. will not return for the 2018 season.