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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Jets, Lions

Cowboys

  • Todd Archer says that the Cowboys aren’t interested in free agent Darrelle Revis, based on what he’s been told by people within the organization on multiple occasions.
  • As for the idea of possibly trading for Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, Archer mentions that the Cowboys could make it work, considering that they’ll pick up $14 million of cap space on June 2 after cutting QB Tony Romo. If they wanted more cap space, Archer adds that they could sign Sherman to an extension upon trading for him.
  • Even so, Archer writes that the odds of the Cowboys acquiring Sherman are “1 percent” as the team has made it clear that they won’t hand out big money in free agency or via a trade.
  • The talk of Sherman and the Cowboys got started last week after Seth Wickersham mentioned that Sherman told friends he would consider playing for Dallas or New England.
  • However, the Cowboys have already made a sizable investment in the cornerback position by using a second-round pick on Chidobe Awuzie, a third-round pick on Jourdan Lewis and a sixth-round pick on Marquez White.

Jets

This offseason, the Jets signed former Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne to a one-year, $5 million contract with the hope that he can replace Darrelle Revis in their secondary.

Claiborne believes he can be the best cornerback in the NFL when healthy.

“I feel like I can be the No. 1 corner in this league if I’m healthy … when I’m healthy,” Claiborne said, via the New York Post. “When I’m out there playing and I’m healthy and I’m on my game, I don’t feel like there is anybody better than me.”

Interestingly enough, Claiborne singled out the Jets’ training staff as one of the selling points signing with the team.

“I just fell in love with the training staff, the things that they do and the options they give you to be able to take care of your body,” Claiborne said, via NewYorkJets.com. “They really care about you as a person.

Lions

  • Michael Rothstein mentions that Lions LB Tahir Whitehead did not practice during OTAs last week and it’s unclear why. Rothstein adds that it will be interesting to see if he’s practicing this week and where he’s playing specifically.
  • According to Rothstein, Whitehead will likely compete with veteran Paul Worrilow at weakside linebacker, which may also include Brandon Copeland and Antwione Williams.
  • In regards to the safety position, Rothstein mentions that it’s definitely possible Miles Killebrew could get some first-team looks next to Glover Quinn.
  • Second-round CB Teez Tabor is still dealing with a hamstring injury and Rothstein writes that he’s not expected to be a starter this season. If Tabor is able to practice at some point, Rothstein guesses that he would see time with the second unit.
  • Jared Abbrederis reportedly stood out during the first week of OTA practice week and figures to be a player worth keeping an eye on this summer, according to Rothstein.

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