- Ben Volin of the Boston Globe mentions that the Colts (7-8) would need nine games in Week 17 to fall their way to overtake the Texans (8-7) for the AFC South title.
- Currently, the Vegas odds for Indianapolis to make the playoffs sits at a one in 300 chance.
- Mike DiRocco of ESPN believes HC Gus Bradley must accomplish an 8-8 record at the minimum in 2016 in order for him to attain a contract extension.
- Although, DiRocco believes Bradley may need a nine or 10 win season to receive a contract extension if Jacksonville makes several acquisitions this offseason.
- Jaguars GM David Caldwell is expected to target a pass-rusher, a free safety, a cornerback and more speed at linebacker through the draft and free agency this offseason, according to DiRocco.
Rich Cimini of ESPN believes it will be “tough” for the Jets to re-sign RB Chris Ivory. However, if the Jets are able to bring Ivory back for next year, Cimini believes it would likely be on a contract that would pay him around $3 million per year or less.
Ivory, 27, is in the final year of a three-year, $6 million contract, which included a $2.25 million signing bonus.
Saints TE Ben Watson said he’s still contemplating whether to continue and test the open market as a free agent or possibly call it a career.
“I’m waiting to see what opportunities are there, on both sides, playing, not playing, seeing what the interest is, seeing if there’s something else,” said Watson, via Katherine Terrell of The Times-Picayune. “I enjoy playing, I love football, I love being out here with the guys. This is something I’ve done for a very long time and Lord willing I can keep doing it for a while. But every year, whether this was the end of my contract or I had two years left, I kind of approach it the same way.”
Watson, 35, will appear in all 16 games this season and accumulated career highs with 68 receptions and 766 yards, while also receiving five touchdown catches.
Regardless of numbers, Watson plans to observe his market demand this offseason and will then decide what is the next step in his career.
“It’s all about supply and demand. If you’ve got great numbers and nobody wants you, there’s no demand,” Watson said. “It did let me know … given opportunities, me, and a lot of guys can do a lot of different things. … It’s been exciting on that end and unexpected, obviously, coming into this season.”
We will provide more information regarding Watson and the Saints as the news becomes available.
Titans interim HC Mike Mularkey said he is unsure about his future with the Titans, but hopes to remain the head coach heading into next season.
“I really don’t know what, to be honest, what the format is (for Monday),” Mularkey said, via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official site. “I’m going to come in on Monday. We’re all going to come in on Monday. I’m going to remain the head coach until I’m told otherwise.”
Mularkey was promoted to head coach from tight ends coach/assistant head coach back in Week 7 when the team decided to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his duties.
“It’s been a little different,” Mularkey said. “Obviously, you’re prepared for the other ones. You’ve kind of got a whole offseason to get yourself ready. This was right in the middle of the week of a game week.
“And you’re dealing with things that are in place already. Right or wrong, philosophically, whether you believe them or not, you deal with what you have and move forward. I knew that when I accepted it.”
The Titans have gone 2-6 since Mularkey accepted the interim role at head coach. However, he believes he will know more about his future with the team come Monday.
“I’ll have plenty of time (to think about it) Monday,’’ Mularkey said. “I know something is going to happen and we’ll find out more about it then.”
At this point in time, it appears that former Eagles HC Chip Kelly could be the favorite to land the job at Tennessee given his past experience with QB Marcus Mariota at the University of Oregon.
We will provide more information regarding Mularkey and the Titans as the news becomes available.