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NFL Notes: Russell Wilson, Jets, Rams, Redskins, & Steelers

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  • Jason La Canfora would be “very surprised” if anything changed in regards to contract talks between the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson.
  • La Canfora doesn’t see either side flinching at this point in time, and believe it would take a “massive shift in terms of the kind of up-front money ownership is willing to spend to facilitate this deal.
  • La Canfora continues to hear from sources that the structure Seattle is offering would essentially be a “pay-as-you-go” deal and the true guaranteed money remains a “significant obstacle.”
  • In the end, La Canfora expects the Seahawks to franchise Wilson next year.


  • According to Jason La Canfora, the Jets and DE Muhammad Wilkerson need to get creative and try to get a deal done.
  • La Canfora suggests a three-year deal worth $36M with a large portion guaranteed could make sense for the two parties.
  • Beyond that, the Jets could include an agreement to not franchise Wilkerson after the deal if he reaches certain incentives added to the contract.
  • La Canfora expects QB Geno Smith to get around half the season to show what he can before the team considers making a change.


  • Even after the Rams have used several drafts including a recent supplemental pick on offensive line help, several scouts around the league still question whether they have enough talent to be a solid unit in 2015, according to Jason La Canfora.


  • Jason La Canfora doesn’t expect the Redskins to have a quick hook for QB Robert Griffin III.
  • Instead, La Canfora can see HC Jay Gruden giving RGIII a real shot at keeping the job before considering a quarterback change.
  • Should RGIII continue to struggle, La Canfora believes the team could make a change around November.


  • NFL around the NFL reportedly found the Steelers decision to sign DE Cameron Heyward to a six-year, $59.2 million extension to be a little surprising, according to Jason La Canfora.
  • However, as La Canfora points out, the Steelers had a number of factors working against them in this deal, so they ultimately elected to overpay a bit for a player they really like.

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