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NFL Notes: Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, & Seahawks

Dolphins

  • Despite putting in a limited practice this week, sources tell Armando Salguero that QB Ryan Tannehill there is “NO DOUBT” he starts Thursday’s game.

Eagles

Mike Sando of ESPN.com wonders if the Eagles would consider trading up in next year’s draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, who is widely considered to be one of the top prospects that could be available in the 2015 draft class.

One general manager who spoke to Sando mentioned that it would likely be a costly move for Philadelphia, but it would certainly help that Mariota is familiar with HC Chip Kelly and his offense.

“Moving up and mortgaging your future for a receiver does not make sense, but I’d do it for a quarterback,” the GM said. “I don’t know if Mariota would be worth it, but he might be for Chip because the hardest part at quarterback is the learning curve. Mariota would be seamless in Philadelphia.”

The Eagles will face a decision regarding injured QB Nick Foles, who has regressed in his second year in the NFL. On top of that, Mark Sanchez looked good in his first start with the team, but he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year and could command a higher salary then Philadelphia is willing to pay him.

The idea of trading up for Mariota is premature and probably unlikely to happen, but it’s hard to completely rule it out with so much uncertainty regarding the quarterback position.

Giants

  • Jordan Rannan would be “stunned” if RB Rashad Jennings didn’t start Week 11’s game and see a “significant” workload against the 49ers.

Seahawks

Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report expects the Seahawks to part ways with RB Marshawn Lynch after this season.

However, Freeman believes Lynch will find plenty of interest as a free agent, despite the concerns that could lead to him getting cut in Seattle.

According to Freeman, one of the main reasons why Lynch is unlikely to be back next year is that he doesn’t get along with the coaching staff.

Another reason, of course, is his salary and the fact that he held out for a new contract before the start of the season. Lynch is putting together a good enough year where he could hold for a contract that would offer him more guaranteed money and long-term security.

This will be a fascinating topic to watch in the coming months.

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