“I wouldn’t trade him for anybody else,” Cutler said of Forte, via ChicagoBears.com. “He’s a three-down back. He does so much protection-wise. He does so much in the passing game. You can line him up in all different scenarios, all different sets. He gets the job done. He’s kind of a security blanket for us.”
- According to CBS announcer Kevin Harlan, the news of Percy Harvin‘s possible retirement “shook” Bills’ players on their flight to London and lingered through week. (Alex Marvez)
- Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that Patriots rookie G Tre’ Jackson did not sustain any ACL or MCL tears in his injured knee, and will not require surgery.
According to McKenzie, Del Rio assured him that he wouldn’t take the job if he was hired by the Raiders.
“We talked when we first came together–he wants to be the coach of the Oakland Raiders,” McKenzie told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. “His mind is not looking anywhere else… He’s sincere and I’m sincere with this. We don’t see that as an opportunity for him. He wants to be here. He’s going to do well here in Oakland, believe that.”
Both players are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents next year.
According to Keim, even if Washington elects to keep both Cousins and McCoy, he would still draft a quarterback.
Keim has spoken to people in the Redskins’ organization who have indicated that they won’t do anything regarding Cousins’ contract until he shows more consistency.