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NFL Notes: Bills, Eagles, Packers, Saints

Bills

  • The Bills announced Monday that QB Tyrod Taylor received an invite to the Pro Bowl, but he obviously won’t participate after undergoing surgery recently.
  • Here’s the updated 2017 Pro Bowl roster: (NFLTR)

Eagles

Eagles executive Howie Roseman offered a new explanation for their decision to trade DB Eric Rowe to the Patriots last year during an appearance on WIP in Philadelphia Monday.

“It’s the first week of the season and we get this offer, and it’s the Patriots,” Roseman said, via ESPN.com. “And we’re not sitting there thinking we’re getting over on Bill Belichick, maybe the best evaluator of defensive backs in the history of the NFL. What we were thinking about was where he was on our depth chart at the time. And at that time the starting three [cornerbacks] were Nolan [Carroll], Leodis [McKelvin] and Ron Brooks. Jalen Mills at that point in camp had beat him out, so he was the fourth guy. When we spoke with our coaches, they said Malcolm [Jenkins] would be the next guy in the slot. So for where we were and what his role was at the time, we thought it was pretty good value.

Roseman previously explained that they traded Rowe because they didn’t foresee signing him to a contract extension.

Packers

A number of Packers’ free agents told reporters on Monday that they would like to return to Green Bay next year including TE Jared Cook, OL J.C. Tretter and DB Micah Hyde.

“Just happiness. I’m just happy to be where I am,” said Cook, via Packers.com. “I’m happy to finally be able to get somewhere I’ve been searching on a journey. Not the ultimate goal, but you take the good with the bad.”

“I’d love to be back,” Tretter said. “Obviously there’s a lot that can happen in the next three months, but I really hope to be back. I like it here, the guys, coaches, staff. I really enjoy the four years I’ve had here.”

“Whatever happens, happens. I don’t have much of a say in that,” Hyde said. “I’d love to (be back). This place is the best place for me, but at the end of the day, it has to be business decisions and it’s kind of out of my control.

We have all three of these players featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

Saints