- Jason La Canfora reports that the Bengals will not allow DC Paul Guenther to interview for the Redskins’ defensive coordinator position.
- Katherine Terrell of ESPN writes that it’s unlikely the Bengals will use their franchise tag on any of their notable impending free agents.
- Terrell points out that it would run Cincinnati $14.4 million to tag either G Kevin Zeitler or LT Andrew Whitworth and using the designation on CB Dre Kirkpatrick would cost them $14.3 million.
- Although, she admits the Bengals may consider tagging Kirkpatrick if they can’t reach an agreement on a long-term deal.
- Joel Corry notes that Broncos CB Chris Harris‘ 2017 base salary increases from $6.9 million to $7.4 million after he was a first-team All-Pro selection. (NFLTR)
- Alex Marvez reports that one reason why the Chargers want to keep their offensive staff intact is the belief that OC Ken Whisenhunt‘s system fits QB Philip Rivers well and they don’t want him to learn a learn a brand new system.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that he has reasons to be optimistic about suspended DE Randy Gregory‘s future with the team, even though the earliest he could return is for the playoffs next season.
“I hope and expect Randy Gregory to be back on the field,” Jones said, per Todd Archer.
- Adam Caplan reports that the Raiders remain optimistic that QB Matt McGloin (left shoulder) will be available as their backup quarterback Saturday’s Wildcard game against the Texans.