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NFC Notes: Cardinals, Giants, Panthers, Redskins

Cardinals

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 Tuesday that they plan to be aggressive this offseason when it comes to finding a quarterback.

Today, we’ve got the G.M. in place, and I really like our head coach and everything I’ve seen from him so far,” Bidwill said, via AzCardinals.com. “The quarterback thing will come. I don’t want to sound like we’re being cavalier about it but we’ve got to wait for free agency to start to see who is out there. I know we’re going to be aggressive, we’re going to have a plan.”

Giants

Panthers

Redskins

Rich Tandler of CSN Washington offers a blueprint for what the Redskins should do this offseason.

  • Tandler believes it would be a bad a move for the Redskins to attempt to franchise QB Kirk Cousins and trade him to another team, despite the recent report that it’s something they’re considering.
  • Tandler thinks re-signing LB Zach Brown should be a “top priority” for Washington.
  • Regarding OL Spencer Long, Tandler has heard that the Redskins are leaning towards moving on from him this offseason.
  • Tandler considers it an easy call for the Redskins to pick up G Brandon Scherff‘s fifth-year option, which should run them around $14 million for the 2019 season.
  • Tandler says Washington should do everything they can to keep Preston Smith in the fold for the foreseeable future.
  • One point to consider in regards to the Redskins’ free agency plans is that if they plan on recouping compensatory picks for Cousins and possibly CB Bashaud Breeland, they’re going to need to ensure that they don’t sign a similar player that would negate the comp picks.