- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that Colts owner Jim Irsay should do everything he can to hire long-time QB Peyton Manning in a front office role.
- Florio cites the success of Broncos VP John Elway and the fact that Manning is more than capable of having a similar kind of impact.
Jets owner Woody Johnson was non-committal on when asked about the team bringing back veteran CB Darrelle Revis for the 2017 season.
“My feeling toward Darrelle is different,” Johnson said, per Rich Cimini. “He’s going in the Hall of Fame, there’s no question. He’s one of the best players ever to put on a Jets uniform — or any uniform. He has such an unbelievable talent. It wasn’t his best year, but a lot of guys didn’t have good years. My hat’s off to Darrelle. Great career.”
Johnson added that he plans to leave this decision up to his football people.
- A Jets’ source tells Manish Mehta that QB Christian Hackenberg “will never make it” in the NFL.
- Mike Jones of the Washington Post takes a look at several potential candidates for the Redskins’ defensive coordinator job including: Broncos DC Wade Phillips, former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley, Bengals DC Paul Guenther, Rams DC Gregg Williams, Redskins OLB Greg Manusky and Panthers DBs coach Steve Wilks.
Saints QB Garrett Grayson admitted that his third year in New Orleans could very well be a make-or-break situation for him.
“I still definitely need to prove myself with as much urgency as possible,” Grayson said, via Nick Underhill of the Advocate. “If you don’t get yourself out there and get your best film out there no one is going to want you.”
Grayson is, however, optimistic about his situation, even though he was a roster cut coming out of the preseason and spent the year on the team’s practice squad.
“I’m not looking at this whole practice squad thing as a negative,” Grayson said. “I’m looking at it as I’m still here. They didn’t completely get rid of me. I was able to take another season in and know the offense even more. Hopefully, I can come back next year and be ready to go.”