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NFL Notes: Larry Fitzgerald, DeMarco Murray, Giants, & Jets

 

Larry Fitzgerald

ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss expects the Cardinals to consider all available options regarding WR Larry Fitzgerald during the offseason including a possible trade with the Patriots.

Reports surfaced several months ago that the Patriots had discussed a trade for Fitzgerald with the Cardinals, but nothing ever came of the idea.

Weinfuss writes that “when the numbers are broken down, it’s actually affordable for a team to sign him after a trade.

The Patriots would have to sign him to a new extension that would bring is cap figures down to something more team-friendly and figure out reasonable compensation, but this could be something to watch.

DeMarco Murray

Todd Archer of ESPN believes the Cowboys should try to lock up RB DeMarco Murray to a long-term extension, but not offer him any crazy in terms of his salary.

Archer mentions that he would offer Murray something close to $4 million per years as Dallas could already be the “best bidders” for his services.

Interestingly enough, Archer even wonders if some within the Cowboys believe Joseph Randle could be equally as effective behind their vastly improved offensive line.

Giants

Dan Graziano of ESPN doesn’t believe the Giants would have the necessary cap space to make a run a Ndamukong Suh next year because they will have to consider contract extensions for QB Eli Manning and DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Beyond those two players, Graziano mentions that the Giants may also try to bring back CB Prince Amukamara and/or CB Walter Thurmond, which would further eat into their available cap space.

All indications are that Suh is looking to set a new record for the defensive tackle position, so even if he’s interested in playing in New York, there may not be much of a chance for the Giants to be serious players for his services.

Jets

  • Rich Cimini of ESPN writes that Jets GM John Idzik is trying to be the next Ted Thompson in his approach to building the team’s roster, which is focusing on the draft, re-signing core players and signing a few free agents if needed.

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