- Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com writes that rookie CBs M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis along with S Jordan Whitehead could all could carve out “significant roles” on defense quickly, even though nothing is guaranteed for any of them at this point in time.
- According to Smith, Vernon Hargreaves looked like he was taking well to the slot corner job in offseason workouts and Davis showed enough that he could be in line for a “prominent role.”
- Smith adds that Justin Evans did enough as a rookie last year that he should be able to lock down one of the two safety spots.
- Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter said he’s been happy with the new defensive additions they’ve brought in this offseason: “I think what we learned [in mini-camp] is the new additions are going to help us a lot, not only the free agents but the draft picks. “[General Manager] Jason [Licht] did an awesome job with the guys he added to our team and I think the guys that are returning are really serious about putting their best foot forward.”
- David Tepper is set to close on the deal to purchase the Carolina Panthers in the next two weeks for $2.275 billion.
- However, the Charlotte Observer reports that Tepper is not planning to add any minority partners for the time being, which comes with both pros and cons.
- Given that Tepper will be new to Charlotte, a case could be made for adding notable minority owners that well-established businesspeople in the area such as Family Dollar founder Leon Levine, or the Belk family, who founded the Belk department store chain.
- Although, adding minority partners would require Tepper to make a capital call every time he wanted to make a new investment.
“Washington,” Scandrick said on NFL Network, via the Dallas Morning News. “I know Dez can still catch touchdowns. I know he can still be a great red zone threat, and I would love to play with him again.”
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- Regarding the Supplemental draft, John Keim mentions that the Redskins have shown interest in some of the available prospects and have attended Pro Day workouts.
- Keim admits that he doesn’t know if they select any of the three defensive backs — Western Michigan’s Sam Beal, Virginia Tech’s Adonis Alexander and Mississippi State’s Brandon Bryant — but there is clearly interest from Washington.