NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Jets, Seahawks



Following the news that the Buccaneers plan to bring in free agent kickers for tryouts in the coming days, veteran K Nick Folk said he understands that it’s “part of the business.”

“It’s just part of business,” Folk told Jenna Laine of ESPN. “I’ve been through it … many times. It’s just part of the business.”

You have to be able to evaluate yourself, look at it and improve, learn, see what went wrong, make the corrections and move forward,” Folk added. “Just go out there and swing. Don’t make it too hard. It’s not real hard when you get down to it.


  • If the Jets win a few more games, they could be drafting outside of the top 4 picks, which hurt their chances of getting one of the top quarterback prospects in next year’s draft class.
  • Rich Cimini believes it’s a “realistic scenario” the Jets could consider drafting a quarterback and bringing in a veteran option in free agency.
  • Although, Cimini writes that a trade makes the most sense for the Jets and suggests Chiefs QB Alex Smith as a potential target. Smith actually worked with current Jets OC John Morton in San Francisco and he would be an ideal fit in his short-passing attack.
  • As for the cost to acquire Smith, Cimini says New York would likely have to part with at least one of their second-round picks to get him and then sign Smith to an extension.


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said that he’s optimistic LT Rees Odhiambo will be able to play in Week 5’s game against the Rams.

He went through quite a big game night and then he bounced back really well right after that, though,” Carroll said, via “He was upgraded on Wednesday because he felt that good and he went ahead and practiced and all that. We weren’t sure of that. So from that point is when we started getting all the positive signals that he’s OK and all that. So he recovered well. They took great care of him and kept him out of harm’s way, and we’re fortunate that everything worked out fine.

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