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NFL Notes: 49ers, Colts, Jets, Redskins, Saints

49ers

  • 49ers GM John Lynch announced he has hired former Lions GM Martin Mayhew as their senior personnel executive. (Matt Maiocco)
  • Lynch went on to detail his and 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan‘s responsibilities moving forward: “We committed to truly making it a partnership. Kyle has control of 53. I have 90, FA and draft,” via Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
  • Although Shanahan said he made a commitment “a long time ago” to hire RBs coach Bobby Turner from the Falcons, Shanahan “really wants” former RBs coach Tom Rathman to remain with the 49ers. (Matt Maiocco)
  • As for the 49ers’ defensive coordinator vacancy, Lynch said he has spoken to candidates with backgrounds using multiple schemes. (Nick Wagoner)

Colts

  • Stephen Holder does not think the Colts will re-sign OLB Trent Cole and G Hugh Thornton this offseason.
  • Additionally, he does not expect Indianapolis to make a “ton” of roster cuts due to impending free agents entering the open market.

Jets

  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News believes the Jets signing QB Jay Cutler would be a “disaster” for the franchise due to his poor locker room leadership and how it would affect QBs Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.
  • Mehta writes that he has not spoken to any evaluators who believe Clemson QB Deshaun Watson is worthy of a top-10 pick, while “most scouts” he talked to view him as a second-round pick “at best.
  • In the end, Mehta does not think the Jets would use the No. 6 overall pick on Watson.

Redskins

Impending free agent WR DeSean Jackson said he would like to re-sign with the Redskins this offseason.

I want to be here,” said Jackson, via Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Jackson intimated that he could want a multi-year contract and that “the ball is in my corner.

Now the ball is in my corner a little bit,” said Jackson.”I can sit back and say, ‘Let’s see what we can do. Two-year, three-year, four-year deal? Maybe a 10—ha!

It is worth mentioning that the Redskins reportedly feel Jackson is “too inconsistent” to extend his contract. (NFLTR)

Saints 

  • The Saints announced that Curtis Johnson has been hired as their new senior offensive assistant/WRs coach and Ryan Nielsen has been hired as their defensive line coach.

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