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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cardinals, Jets, Raiders

Buccaneers

  • The Buccaneers announced Monday that Skyler Fulton has been promoted to WRs coach and Todd Monken will be the team’s offensive coordinator without any positional ties. (Greg Auman)
  • Rick Stroud reported the Monken news earlier this morning.

Cardinals

  • New Cardinals OC Mike McCoy told reporters on Monday during his introductory press conference that he plans to utilize RB David Johnson as both a running back and a receiver in his offense next season. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • McCoy said he stayed in “close contact” with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill and GM Steve Keim since he interviewed for their head-coaching job back in 2013 before he was hired by the Chargers. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • Regarding WR Larry Fitzgerald, McCoy says he has spoken to Larry and is excited to work with him. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • Darren Urban mentions that McCoy “sure sounded like a coach expecting Fitz to play.
  • Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said they are still interviewing candidates for his coaching staff but that they are on schedule to “pretty much” have the staff in place by the Super Bowl. (Darren Urban)

Jets

TMZ Sports reports that Jets WR Robby Anderson pled not guilty to several felony charges stemming from his January arrest on Monday.

Anderson is facing nine charges including harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest. He was caught speeding at 105 mph in a 45 mph speed zone and he allegedly ran two red lights and did not stop for the officer behind him.

Anderson told the arresting officer that he was going to find his wife, “fck her, and nt in her eye.” The police report also says that Anderson bragged about how much money he had and how the officer was just “trying to ruin his fun.”

Raiders

  • Lisa Olson of The Athletic reports that the Raiders new HC Jon Gruden and veteran RB Marshawn Lynch have “tentatively scheduled” regarding his future with the team.
  • According to Olson, Lynch is “intrigued” by the idea of playing for Gruden, which implies he could return for the 2018 season.
  • Lynch, 31, is in the final year of his contract and owed $6 million for the 2018 season.