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NFL Notes: Stan Kroenke, Buccaneers, Jaguars, & Lions

Stan Kroenke

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is “fixated on moving his franchise to Los Angeles for 2016.

According to La Canfora, keeping the Rams in St. Louis from an extended period of time does not appeal to Kroenke, which could lead to him exploring other relocation options should he lose out on L.A.

La Canfora specifically mentions that London or Denver could be on his radar.

Kroenke owns London-based soccer club Arsenal and lives in Colorado while owning the Nuggets and Avalanche.

La Canfora writes that the Broncos future in regards to ownership is “very much in doubt,” which could lead to them being available for sale at some point. Of course, Kroenke would have to sell his stake in the Rams to purchase the Broncos, which could actually be good news for the Rams remaining in St. Louis.

As of now, sources have told La Canfora that Kroenke has not considered options outside of Los Angeles.


  • Joel Corry mentions that there’s no chance of the Buccaneers using their franchise tag on RB Doug Martin next year, as it would run them around $11.87 million.
  • Corry points out that the last time a team used a franchise tag on a running back was during the 2012 offseason when the Bears franchised Matt Forte.


Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that last year, former Bills HC Doug Marrone became available “a little too unexpectedly” for teams with head coaching vacancies to scrap their existing plans.

However, Marrone, now the the offensive line coach for the Jaguars, is a known candidate, who has helped the Jaguars improve their offense in 2015.

Florio mentions that Marrone could get another boost from the fact that Marrone was able to do more as Bills’ head coach than Rex Ryan has produced with, arguably, more talent to work with.



Jason La Canfora, citing league sources, reports that the Lions are aiming to land one of the “bright, highly-regarded minds” from teams that have had long-term success for their GM vacancy.

La Canfora lists Seahawks pro personnel director Trent Kirchner, Packers player personnel director Eliot Wolf, Patriots director of pro scouting Bob Quinn and Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta as candidates being discussed within the Lions’ organization.

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