NFL Notes: Jay Cutler, Eagles, Vikings
- Free agent QB Jay Cutler recently said he’s “probably” done playing in the NFL. (NFLTR)
- Although, several front office executives have told Mike Freeman of B/R that some teams would like Cutler to work out for them and see if he has anything left in the tank.
- While many believe Cutler is likely done, Freeman says there are teams who have fallen in love with his arm strength and continue to overlook his many flaws.
- Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com can’t see the Buccaneers pursuing a trade for Eagles backup QB Nick Foles, even though Jameis Winston will miss the first three games of the season while serving a suspension.
- Kempski points out that Buccaneers GM Jason Licht likely needs Winston to return to the team and play at a high level this season in order for his job to be considered safe.
- Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune mentions that assuming the 2019 salary cap increases to $190 million as some expect, the Vikings should have around $27 million of cap space to work with next year after signing first-round CB Mike Hughes and making roster moves during the upcoming season.
- Goessling believes this should be enough to sign LB Anthony Barr and WR Stefon Diggs to extensions, but it will obviously depend on how much they’re looking for in terms of annual salary. If Barr is willing to accept around $11 million per year and Diggs signs for close to $13.5 million, Goessling believes the Vikings could afford to keep both of them.
- Vikings HC Mike Zimmer indicated last week that he’s hopeful of keeping DL Sheldon Richardson beyond this season, but that could be difficult if they’re set on re-signing both Barr and Diggs.
Tags Anthony Barr Jameis Winston Jason Licht Jay Cutler Mike Hughes Nick Foles Sheldon Richardson Stefon Diggs