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NFL Notes: Michael Floyd, Chargers, Jaguars & Vikings
- According to Adam Schefter, Patriots WR Michael Floyd has his first pretrial hearing for DUI charges scheduled for February 24, which is just a few weeks before the start of free agency.
- Schefter says that Floyd will have to serve some amount of time in jail for the incident, but the exact amount remains in question. If the court considers this a second offense, his “super-extreme” DUI comes with a 180-day sentence, which could put his availability for the 2017 season.
- Multiple sources tell Adam Schefter there’s a “real chance” Sunday could be the final game for the Chargers in San Diego.
- While Chargers owner Dean Spanos won’t make a final decision until after the season, it’s possible he will file for relocation to move the team to L.A. and join the Rams.
- Schefter wonders if the Chargers may approach veteran TE Antonio Gates about a pay cut, given that they’ll likely feature Hunter Henry next year.
- Chris Mortensen reports that Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his son Tony will be active participants in the team’s head-coaching search, as they view this as a “defining moment” for the franchise.
- Ownership met with veteran HC Tom Coughlin and interim HC Doug Marrone this week, but Schefter says that GM Dave Caldwell will eventually be involved in the process.
- League sources tell Schefter that Jacksonville still wants to ensure their next head coach has prior experience, which is why Buccaneers DC Mike Smith is considered a “strong candidate” for the job.
- While Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Steelers OC Todd Haley both have head-coaching experience, Schefter’s sources don’t see a match for them in Jacksonville.
- As of now, Schefter says there has been “heavy interest” in the job from established coaches around the league, due to the team’s young talent, division, and ownership.
- Adam Schefter writes that Vikings HC Mike Zimmer’s recent comment that QB Sam Bradford‘s 2016 was “pretty amazing” considering the circumstance is a good indication that Bradford will open the season as the team’s starting quarterback with Teddy Bridgewater serving as their backup.
Tags Antonio Gates Dave Caldwell Doug Marrone Hunter Henry Josh McDaniels Michael Floyd Mike Smith Mike Zimmer Sam Bradford Shad Khan Teddy Bridgewater Todd Haley Tom Coughlin