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NFL Notes: Dolphins, Eagles, Raiders, Redskins

Dolphins

  • Sources tell Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the Dolphins plan to stay the course in regards to the center position.
  • Beyond that, Salguero says that Miami has “no intention” of signing free agent C Nick Mangold at this point in time.
  • Salguero adds that the Dolphins have¬†Salguero adds that the Dolphins have at least looked into the possibility of adding Mangold.
  • The Dolphins backup plan to Mike Pouncey is to go with either Kraig Urbik, Anthony Steen or possibly Ted Larsen if needed.

Eagles

Eliot Shorr-Parks takes a look at some potential cap casualties for the Eagles, as they look to create some cap space in the coming weeks/months.

  • Shorr-Parks says that “it is only a matter of time” before the Eagles officially release veteran RB Ryan Mathews.
  • Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks has been on the trading block dating back to last year, but he could be released at some point if there’s no deal to be made.
  • Another player on the trading block based on reports is C Jason Kelce. Shorr-Parks believes it’s unlikely the Eagles would release if they can’t find a trade partner.
  • While Shorr-Parks fully expects Darren Sproles to be on the Eagles’ roster, he points out that the addition of Donnel Pumphrey to go along with Wendell Smallwood makes Sproles less crucial to their offense. Cutting him could net Philadelphia $4 million of cap room.
  • Interestingly enough, Shorr-Parks says that the possibility of the Eagles releasing free agent addition WR Torrey Smith “shouldn’t be counted out” if he doesn’t impress during training camp.
  • Other options, per Shorr-Parks, includes WR Dorial Green-Beckham and former first-round DE Marcus Smith.

Raiders

  • Jason Cole of B/R confirms that there has been little progress between the Raiders and QB Derek Carr regarding a long-term extension.
  • According to Cole, the Raiders would prefer to Carr a deal in the range of the five-year, $122 million contract signed by Colts QB Andrew Luck as opposed to resetting the market with this deal.
  • Cole points out that Carr has much less leverage than Luck had, considering that he’ll make less than $1 million for the 2017 season.
  • Even so, Oakland doesn’t want this situation to get to a point where the franchise tag could be a consideration.

Redskins

  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that several executives around the NFL who have expressed interest in the Redskins’ GM vacancy are concerned about just how much power this position will have.
  • One of the major concerns, according to Cole, is that several sources have them that former GM Scot McCloughin did not have the ability to hire his own scouts and key support positions in the personnel department.
  • With this in mind, Cole says that the position may not be all that appealing to highly regarded candidates.

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