NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Ravens

Browns

  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sportswould be very surprised” if the Browns did not interview former Steelers OC Todd Haley for their offensive coordinator position.

Cowboys

  • Todd Archer reports that the Cowboys are scheduled to meet with former Raiders interim DC John Pagano and former Jets DBs coach Ray Horton regarding a position on their staff.
  • According to Archer, the Cowboys have reached an agreement with former Colts WRs coach Sanjay Lal to the same position in Dallas.

Dolphins

Damarius Bilbo, the agent for Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, made it clear in an interview with Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post that his client will not be taking a hometown discount to return to Miami next season.

“How long has this franchise been around?” Bilbo said Wednesday. “It’s always going to be here. Take a discount? Absolutely not. This may be Jarvis’ first and last time to set himself up and his family up. He needs to strike and strike while the iron is hot. Plenty of guys that were drafted ahead of Jarvis have not performed to his level. Look at Jarvis’ performance level. If you want to compare him to the T.Y. Hiltons and the Doug Baldwins, those deals were done two or three years ago. It’s his time now. He’s next man up.”

Bilbo did, however, say that the Dolphins using the franchise tag on Landry would be “a step in the right direction.”

“It would be a step in the right direction,” Bilbo said. “It would show they’re taking the most aggressive approach to keeping him there, I guess. And that’s something we still have some time to work out.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Ravens

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun takes a look at some potential can casualties worth keeping an eye for the Ravens in the coming months.

  • According to Zrebiec, two of the more notable candidates for the Ravens include CB Lardarius Webb and WR Jeremy Maclin.
  • Zrebiec mentions that Webb has two years and $4.2 million left on his contract and Baltimore could pick up $1.75 million in cap savings by releasing him. Zrebiec adds that releasing Webb is a “likely” move considering he’s 32-years old, has seen a decreased role on defense, and the Ravens are in a tight salary-cap situation.
  • As for Maclin, releasing him will free up $5 million of salary cap space.
  • Other players to watch for the Ravens in the coming months, according to Zrebiec, include RB Danny Woodhead, CB Brandon Carr, RT Austin Howard, WR Breshad Perriman, and LB Albert McClellan.