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NFL Notes: Colts, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars, Packers

Colts

  • Stephen Holder spoke to a league insider at the Senior Bowl who mentioned that it will interesting to see how analytics play into the Colts’ GM search.
  • Holder points out that the candidates for the position tend to be younger and his source added that the key will be for them to find someone who knows how much to value the data and what to do with it.

Dolphins

Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum confirmed that they’ll be shopping for potential deals in the trade market again this offseason.

“We’re going to look at every avenue to improve the team. That could mean trades that start around the combine, and then we’ll get into free agency,” Tannenbaum said on Wednesday, via the Sun-Sentinel. “Our focus philosophically is we’re going to try to keep our own [free agents] as best we can. But [plan to] be opportunistic via free agency or trades, and draft as well as we can.

Eagles

  • Jeff McLane reports that the Eagles have fired player personnel executive Rick Mueller.

Jaguars

  • Mike Kaye reports that the Jaguars are expected to name Jason Rebrovich the team’s new assistant DL coach.
  • Alex Marvez reports that Jaguars are hiring former Jets OLBs coach as their new LBs coach Mark Collins.

Packers

  • Packers HC Mike McCarthy confirmed that Ty Montgomery will convert to being a running back full-time next season: “He’s a running back. He wants to change his number, and that’s the way we’re going.” (Jason Wilde)
  • McCarthy told reporters that he would love to see RB Eddie Lacy back next season. “I’d love to see him back. He’s going through a medical situation.” (Rob Demovsky)
  • McCarthy mentioned that CB Sam Shields still has not cleared the concussion protocol: “He needs to get healthy for him and his family.” (Michael Cohen)
  • McCarthy implied that DC Dom Capers will return next year but announced that associate head coach/offense Tom Clements is going to move on “to some other interests. His contract has expired.” (Michael Cohen)
  • According to McCarthy, GM Ted Thompson will be returning for the 2017 season: “Ted is back. I don’t know where the heck some of these articles come from. I don’t see any change in him, as far as his vision.” (Ryan Wood)