NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Dolphins & Panthers


  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Bills may have a hard time avoiding the $30.5 million in guaranteed money in QB Tyrod Taylor‘s contract following the news that has been playing through a “severe” groin injury and may need surgery during the offseason.
  • However, Ian Rapoport reports that Taylor will likely miss six weeks or so if he ends up needing surgery for a core muscle issue.


Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald told reporters that he plans to take some time to decide whether or not to return next year.

“Once that (season) wears off, you have a better determination – feeling – of what you want to do at that point,” Fitzgerald said, via “I think the best thing is not to make any hasty decisions. That’s the process I’m going to take.”

However, when he decides to move on, Fitzgerald said it will be after the season.

It’s not about me,” Fitzgerald said. “This is a team game. I am one of 1,600 (players in the NFL). I’ve had a great time doing it, but I will never say, ‘I’m about to do this’ and try and get some adulation. That’s not how I’m wired. (Former NBA star) Tim Duncan is more my speed.”


Dolphins HC Adam Gase told reporters on Thursday that their plan for QB Ryan Tannehill possibly returning from a knee injury will be to listen to their doctors and ensure that they’re being “very smart” about his long-term future.

I feel comfortable with what doctors are telling me that we’re not going to have any kind of injury that could prevent him from hurting his career or hurting his chances to play next year,” Gase said, via the Miami Herald. “We’re going to be very smart.


Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers LT Michael Oher (concussion, injured reserve) is expected to continue his playing career in 2017.

Fellow Panthers OT Trai Turner also mentioned that he expects Oher to be back with the team next year.

“I think he’ll play again,” Turner said. “He never said or gave me an indication that he wouldn’t.

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