NFL Notes: Broncos, Eagles, Redskins

Broncos

  • Sources have told Troy Renck that Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum and Tyrod Taylor are all expected to be considerations for the Broncos this offseason, as they look to bring in a new quarterback.
  • Of course, if Denver doesn’t add anyone in free agency, Renck says it’s likely they will be considering Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen at No. 5 overall.
  • The Broncos’ preference is to add a veteran in free agency, which makes sense, considering their window to win.
  • According to Renck, the Broncos are expected to approach multiple players to either restructure their contracts and/or take pay cuts.
  • If the Broncos are able to sign Cousins, they’re expected to keep WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Otherwise, they could be trade or release candidates.
  • While there has been a lot of talk about Aqib Talib‘s future with the Broncos, Renck says that any decision involving Talib will come down to how they feel about Bradley Roby and not Talib’s salary.
  • Renck says that the Broncos should look to add a linebacker this offseason.

Eagles

Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com continues his series of assessing who will return to the Eagles for the 2018 season and who will be moving on with the wide receiver and tight end positions.

  • Kempski mentions that while veteran WR Torrey Smith is a great locker room presence, his play last year wasn’t good enough for the team to commit to paying him the $5 million he’s owed next season.
  • One possibility for Smith to return could be accepting a pay cut. However, Kempski ultimately expects him to be playing elsewhere in 2018.
  • Kempski fully expects the Eagles to pick up WR Nelson Agholor‘s fifth-year option in the coming months.
  • Two receivers who are likely to compete for roster spots in training camp, according to Kempski, include Shelton Gibson and Marcus Johnson.
  • At tight end, Kempski thinks veteran Brent Celek will retire this offseason and Trey Burton will end up securing a large enough contract in free agency that will force the Eagles to move on.

Redskins

  • John Keim of ESPN writes that the Redskins and Su’a Cravens, who is applying for reinstatement, will likely meet at the Scouting Combine to determine his future with the team.
  • According to Keim, Cravens would count $1.7 million against the Redskins’ cap if traded or released before June 1.
  • An NFL talent evaluator tells Keim that if it just came down to Cravens’ talent and three years remaining on his rookie deal, Washington could recoup a third-round pick at best for him.
  • However, you can expect teams to have obvious concerns about Cravens’ level of commitment to playing football after he walked away from the Redskins last year.
  • To Cravens defense, he dealt with some concussion issues during his rookie season that could have impacted his decision to sit out the 2017 season.
  • While the Redskins could use a veteran receiver such as Emmanuel Sanders, Rich Tandler writes that his contract would likely be a “non-starter” for the Redskins, given that he’s due $8.15 million and $10.15 million over the next two seasons and is in his thirties.
  • Should the Broncos elect to release Sanders, Tandler says Washington could show some interest in signing him.