According to Jay Glazer, there’s no truth to the report that Cardinals were interested in hiring Mike McCarthy and giving him total control of the team.
In fact, Glazer says that Arizona isn’t willing to give McCarthy or any head coach control over personnel decisions.
- Rob Demovsky explains that the Cardinals aren’t viewed as a great fit for Mike McCarthy because he and his wife have two high-school boys that they intend to have finish their schooling in Green Bay.
- Field Yates reports that the Saints agreed to pay DE Alex Okafor $400K incentive he missed out on this season after coming up one sack short of the five sacks he needed.
- Okafor told reporters that he has a hyperextension, but plans to be back next week. (Nick Underhill)
- Howard Balzer reports that the Seahawks tried G Alex Balducci and S Marwin Evans (signed to PS) on Tuesday.
Vikings RB Latavius Murray says he wants to start for an NFL team and isn’t content with being a backup.
“I want to play. I want to start. I’m not content with being in a backup role,” Murray said, via the Star Tribune. “I want to compete, and Dalvin knows that. We push each other. That’s what it’s about. But I would love to be back here for that opportunity to compete.”
Murray added that both he and Dalvin Cook understand the current situation and that it’s ultimately a business.
“We’ve both mutually expressed our feelings about me returning,” Murray said. “Then I think we also understand the business side of it. So right now, time will tell.”