- Georiga announced Thursday that RB Nick Chubb, RB Sony Michel, OLB Lorenzo Carter, and OLB Davin Bellamy are all returning to Athens for the 2017 season.
- Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the NFL is bringing back the veteran combine in 2017 after shutting it down this past offseason.
- According to Garafolo, the event will be held in Phoenix next March and will be called the “Pro Player Combine“.
- The main difference with this event is that it will be limited to players who signed their first contract between 2014-2016, which means there won’t be any aging veterans on hand.
Field Yates of ESPN (Insider) takes a look at some free agents who are likely to secure more money than you would assume next year.
Yates’ list includes:
- Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon
- Browns WR Terrelle Pryor
- Bills ILB Zach Brown
- Cardinals S Tony Jefferson
- Cowboys G Ronald Leary
- Ravens DL Brandon Williams
- Panthers DE Mario Addison
- Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports that the widespread feeling within the NFL is that Jim Harbaugh will eventually return to the NFL at some point.
- However, Breer has no idea of when that will be. The expectation remains that NFL teams will continue to contact him regarding head-coaching vacancies for the time being, but it sounds like he’s content in Ann Arbor for the foreseeable future.
- Field Yates of ESPN reports that Lions practice squad LB Steve Longa is now being paid an active roster rate.