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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Lions, & Raiders

Buccaneers

  • An NFL general manager told Mike Freeman of B/R that the Buccaneers’ decision to trade up for K Roberto Aguayo in the second round was “the dumbest pick in the history of the draft.”
  • However, a scout mentioned that he considered the move to actually be fairly smart, given that the rule changes have made kickers extremely valuable. In fact, the scout who spoke to Freeman believes kickers could end up being as valuable as running backs.

Eagles

Eagles executive VP Howie Roseman reiterated that it’s their intent to sign DT Fletcher Cox to a long-term deal at some point.

He’s a huge part of our football team going forward. Our intention is to keep him here for the long term,” Howie Roseman said. “Our intention is to try to figure out a number that everyone is comfortable with. It’s going to be an aggressive number, but in terms of specifics of that, that’s between us and the agent.”

  • Jeff McLane reports that only one of Sam Bradford‘s Eagles’ teammates have reached out to him since he made the trade request.

Lions

  • Kyle Meinke of MLive.com writes that the Lions should be picking up DE Ezekiel Ansah‘s fifth-year option at some point in the near future.
  • Lions GM Bob Quinn told reporters on Saturday: “I’ll have an update on that for you in a few days.”

Raiders

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