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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Jets, Steelers, & Vikings


Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter discussed the team’s quarterback situation behind Jameis Winston.

I feel great about that room. I think we have good depth,” Koetter said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “If it was a perfect world, we are getting to the point where it would be better for our football team if we could keep two quarterbacks because we’re going to have to let some guys go that we don’t want to let go. And I think the perfect set-up with the way the NFL is structured right now, is two quarterbacks and one on practice squad. But if you have a good one and you try to put him on practice squad, the league is so short of quarterbacks, he’ll get scooped up like that.

We had two guys we were waiting on last year and Ryan Griffin was one of them. We had two guys that we had our eye on, only one of them came open (and) we snapped him up. And we invested a year and it just so happens that Mike’s (Glennon) deal’s up (after the season). If we didn’t have that situation with Mike, then maybe things would be different. I believe in keeping two and a developmental guy, but we’re just not in that situation right now.

Koetter added that they will likely carry three quarterbacks into the 2016 season.

“I think it’s safe (to say) that we’re probably going to keep three quarterbacks,” Koetter said.


  • Mark Dominik says that the Jets are lucky to have signed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to that one-year deal because if he had waited until now, he’d have much more leverage in negotiations,


  • A source tells Adam Schefter that Steelers WR Antonio Brown‘s reworked contract will save the team about $500,000 against this year’s salary cap.


  • Tom Pelissero doesn’t believe veteran QB Jason Campbell is in play for the Vikings.
  • Campbell played in OC Norv Turner‘s scheme in 2013, but is retired and has turned down other offers.

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