- Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times mentions that the Buccaneers could make “significant” roster cuts this offseason.
- Auman adds that signing OLB Lavonte David to a long-term contract extension will be a priority for Tampa Bay.
Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “drastic changes” are likely coming to the Eagles’ secondary next season.
According to Domowitch, there’s a “good possibility” that S Malcolm Jenkins will be the only player in the team’s secondary to be back next year.
Domowitch doesn’t expect the Eagles to re-sign either of CB Bradley Fletcher or S Nate Allen, and unless CB Cary Williams is willing to take a pay cut that would reduce his $8.1 million cap figure, he’s likely to be released.
Rich Cimini takes a look at potential GM candidates for the Jets when/if they fire John Idzik.
According to Cimini, the candidates could include:
- Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard
- Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli
- Patriots director of player personnel Nick Cesario
- Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine
- Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace
- Eagles vice president player personnel Tom Gamble
- Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin
- Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo
- Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta
- Packers director of pro personnel Eliot Wolf
- The Ravens aren’t expected to use their franchise tag on any of their impending free agents next year. (Jamison Hensley)
- Hensley writes that WR Torrey Smith could be entering his final game with the Ravens, even though he has said he would like to re-sign with the Ravens.
“As bad as it is not going to the playoffs, that’s a horrible feeling knowing that it’s a possibility that I might not be here next year,” Smith said. “But I’m not really worried about that. I’m trying to win this game and see what happens.“