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NFL Notes: Browns, Bucs, Packers, & Redskins


  • Browns executive Sashi Brown said the team has not made a decision on any roster transactions, including the standing of QB Robert Griffin III, who is entering the final year of his contract. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Additionally, Brown mentioned the team will collaborate to pick their next quarterback. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Browns HC Hue Jackson admitted he still needs to watch film on Griffin to determine if he is their quarterback of the future. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • Regarding people writing him off, Griffin acknowledged that he hopes to remain in Cleveland but to “let the chips fall where they may.” (Mary Kay Cabot)


Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter said he is considering giving up play-calling duties so he can better address other his head-coaching obligations.

I’m contemplating how does are team get better in all areas. And when we look at everything, is there someone out there who can do a better job to help us than me calling the plays, then that’s something we have to take a look at,” Koetter said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

Koetter went on to say that he wants to be more involved with players on an individual basis to motivate and reach different groups within the team.


  • Packers HC Mike McCarthy said he is “hopeful” WR Randall Cobb (ankle) will be available for their Wildcard game, while the medical staff “feels much better about his chances this week.


Redskins WR Josh Doctson admitted that he played through an Achilles injury throughout the year while adding that rest has been “significant” for his recovery.

I’m in a good state of mind,” Doctson said, via John Keim of ESPN. “I definitely feel a difference. I was playing injured. It’s something I chose to do. With rest, it’s been significant for my recovery.

Regardless, Doctson does not regret playing but says starting the season on injured reserved could have changed this year’s outcome.

If I had started out [the season] on injured reserve, it could have changed the outcome of the season for me. But I don’t regret [playing].

  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden expressed his frustration with Doctson’s recovery and the fact that his injury still remains an issue, leaving his future health in question. (Chris Russell)

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