- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that multiple NFL teams may already be plotting a run at Redskins QB Kirk Cousins next March.
- In fact, Florio says that league insiders believe the 49ers purposely decided to wait until 2018 to target Cousins, as opposed to parting with draft compensation this offseason to get him in a trade.
- Florio expects the Browns to possible target Cousins next year, depending on how their quarterbacks perform this season.
- Another option worth monitoring for Cousins next year is the Rams, considering that they hired former Redskins OC Sean McVay as their head coach.
- Some other speculative options for Cousins next year tossed out by Florio include the Bills, Jets, Bengals, Jaguars, Broncos, Vikings, Saints, and Cardinals.
- On Tuesday, Cowboys HC Jason Garrett told reporters that LB Jaylon Smith will follow a similar practice schedule in training camp to what he did in the spring when he worked out ever other day. (Todd Archer)
- Smith joined the team’s rookies on Tuesday for the start of training camp and is scheduled to undergo further testing to check on the regeneration of the nerve in his surgically repaired knee.
Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to make the best decisions for the franchise in both the short- and long-term moving forward.
“I’ll make the right decisions for this organization, not only short-term, but long-term,” Hurney said, via NFL.com. “I can only do it one way. Full board. Full go. I am interim, and I have that role, but I’m going to attack it just like I would any other year. I’m going to attack it and do what I think is best for this organization both short-term and long-term.”
Hurney admitted that he’s learned from some of the mistakes he previously made and believes his prior experience will help him with the team moving forward.
“While we did a lot of things right, and I’ve realized we did do a lot of things right while I was here, we also made mistakes,” Hurney said. “And I think I’ve learned from those mistakes. And I think that that different perspective is going to help me a lot. Again, it still comes down to we have so many good people here. This isn’t about me — it’s about us. It’s a ‘we game.’
“On the field, upstairs — it’s about people working together, and we certainly — coaching, personnel, business side, everybody in this organization — we have good people. I know a lot of ’em in that locker room. I know a lot of ’em. I’m familiar with the six captains. There are guys that were here and left and are back again. I know those guys. I know the principles and the philosophies of this organization. I’m proud to be apart of it. I’m excited to get going. There’s a lot to do.”