NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Panthers, Eagles, & Saints
- According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, “every indication” has been that the Buccaneers are content entering the 2015 season with Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon as their top-two quarterbacks.
- Yasinskas believes the Buccaneers had the most productive offseason of any team in the NFC South.
- Yasinskas still thinks that Tampa Bay needs to add another defensive end.
- Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com writes that Tim Tebow has a “real shot” to beat out Matt Barkley for the team’s No. 3 quarterback job this summer.
- McManus points out that the Eagles didn’t dismiss the idea of Tebow’s signing being related to the potential point-after-touchdown rule changes. On top of that, the Eagles were one of the teams that submitted a proposal to change the two-point conversion spot to the one-yard line.
- McManus mentions that ff the two-point conversion becomes a bigger part of the game, Tebow’s value would increase.
- According to David Newton, the Panthers focus will likely turn to signing QB Cam Newton to a long-term contract extension. Although, Carolina may wait until the Seahawks address QB Russell Wilson before getting anything done with Newton.
- Newton doesn’t think it’s all that pressing for the Panthers to restructure DE Charles Johnson‘s contract, even though he’ll count $20.02 million against the team’s salary cap in 2015.
- Newton fully expects the Panthers to lock up veteran LB Thomas Davis at some point.
- Even though the Panthers have said publicly that Michael Oher is “very key” to their offensive line, Newton wouldn’t be surprised to see Jonathan Martin get a shot at left tackle.
- Newton considers left tackle, strong safety, and cornerback to be the Panthers three weakest positions.
Tags Cam Newton Charles Johnson Chase Coffman Da'Quan Bowers Jameis Winston Jonathan Martin Josh Morgan Matt Barkley Michael Oher Mike Glennon Paul McQuistan Russell Wilson Thomas Davis Tim Tebow Uche Nwaneri