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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Chargers, Jets

Cardinals

Cardinals GM Steve Keim mentioned during an interview with Doug and Wolf Thursday that he and team president Michael Bidwill have talked around six to eight available free agents that could potentially help them.

“I won’t get into any specific names, but Michael (Bidwill) and I talked about six-to-eight players who are guys that are still out on the street, who could come in and potentially help us at a number of different positions,” Keim said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

“As we know from the past, it’s not all about just whether that player fits schematically. It’s when does his value come down, when do we feel comfortable about making the addition. But we’ll continue to be aggressive — we’ll leave no stone unturned. Our pro department does a phenomenal job, led by Quentin Harris and Terry McDonough. Those guys are as good as it gets in the business, in my opinion.”

Chargers

Chargers QB Philip Rivers explained in an interview with Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio that it’s been good to go against Gus Bradley’s defense on a daily basis.

“It got to the point where we almost needed earmuffs out there,” Rivers said, via ESPN.com. “So that’s been different because this defense is different. And yes, we’ve played this scheme against Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Seattle, but not going against it daily.

“So we’re running our install, as you would. We’re putting our stuff in for the season, but we also tweak stuff day by day. And I think it’s good both ways, because it’s going to help our defense out having to defend ways we would continue to attack them, and then it’s helping us come up with different ways to attack this defense.

Jets

  • While No. 6 overall pick S Jamal Adams has been talk of the Jets’ draft class, Rich Cimini mentions second-round S Marcus Maye as the player who really jumped out during OTAs.
  • Adams mainly worked as a free safety and impressed with his ability to digest the defense and limit his mental mistakes on the practice field.
  • In regards to Eric Decker, who the Jets are expected to either trade or released at some point in the near future, Cimini believes it’s a mistake for the Jets, considering that not having Decker will make it much harder for them to develop Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.
  • According to Cimini, the best-case scenario for the Jets would be for the Bills to sign Jeremy Maclin, as this could increase the likely of them securing a late-round pick from the Ravens in return for Decker.
  • As for a possible Sheldon Richardson trade, Cimini says there’s “nothing cooking” and the Jets are prepared to enter the season with him on their roster and hope he increases his value before the trade deadline.

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