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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Panthers, Redskins, & Saints
- Pat Yasinskas can see the Buccaneers targeting an offensive tackle in round two of the draft.
- Yasinskas considers receivers Miami’s Philip Dorsett, Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, FSU’s Rashad Greene, and Duke’s Jamison Crowder to be potential targets for the Bucs in this year’s draft.
- According to Yasinskas, the decision to trade S DaShon Goldson was due to him being a bad fit schematically for Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2 defense. Although, Yasinskas admits that Chris Conte and Major Wright may not be any better than Goldson.
- Yasinskas writes that if QB Mike Glennon gets traded, it would likely come after the draft.
- Phil Sheridan believes the Eagles should plan on coming away with a wide receiver and safety, unless there is a superior cornerback available to them.
- If they were to add a cornerback, Sheridan mentions that CB Nolan Carroll could be moved to safety for at least the time being.
- Sheridan still believes Chip Kelly would like to get Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, even though it could prove to be too difficult in the end.
- Sheridan considers the odds of the Eagles taking a quarterback in this year’s draft to be “quite good.”
Sheridan writes that QB Sam Bradford is “very likely” to receive a contract extension from the Eagles.
- As for young players that are in position to receive contract extensions, Sheridan lists DT Fletcher Cox, LB Mychal Kendricks, CB Brandon Boykin, OLB Vinny Curry and G Dennis Kelly as the top-five priorities in that order.
- David Newton of ESPN mentions that Miami WR Phillip Dorsett would be a great fit opposite to Kelvin Benjamin for the Panthers.
- Newton expects the Panthers to target a position other than quarterback in round of this year’s draft and possibly grab a cornerback in round two or three.
- Newton doesn’t expect there to be much movement in terms of contract extensions for some of the team’s younger players following the draft.
- ESPN’s John Keim expects the Redskins to address their offensive needs in the draft.
- According to Keim, the Redskins haven’t expressed much interest in free agent OT Joe Barksdale.
- Mike Triplett of ESPN writes that the decision to keep QB Drew Brees beyond this season won’t come down to his cap figure.
- Instead, Triplett adds that the only way the Saints would move on from Brees is if they draft a prospect and feel “very, very good” about him developing into a great quarterback.
- Triplett mentions that a long-term extension for DE Cameron Jordan would make sense for the Saints, even though it’s likely to be a pricey negotiation when all is said and done.
Tags Brandon Boykin Cameron Jordan Dashon Goldson Dennis Kelly Drew Brees Fletcher Cox Jamison Crowder Marcus Mariota Mike Glennon Mychal Kendricks Nolan Carroll Philip Dorsett Phillip Dorsett Rashad Greene Sam Bradford Tyler Lockett Vinny Curry