NFL Notes: T.J. Yates, Eagles, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

T.J. Yates

  • Vaughn McClure reports that free agent QB T.J. Yates is drawing interest from four teams other than the Falcons.


  • Dianna Marie Russini reports that Eagles HC Chip Kelly wasn’t going to restructure RB LeSean McCoy‘s contract, even though he wanted a raise from his $9.75 million base salary.


  • Joel Corry mentions that TE Greg Olsen‘s new three-year, $22.5 million extension will reduce his 2015 cap figure from $7.8 million to $6.3 million.
  • Carolina gains $1.5 million in available cap space with this move.
  • Corry adds that Olsen will have cap figures of $6.3M (2015), $5.1M (2016), $10.35M (2017), and $9.75M (2018) over the course of his contract.


  • Mike Triplett reports that the Saints are not planning to tender restricted free agent DL Tyrunn Walker a contract.
  • However, New Orleans has reportedly shown interest in bringing him back at lower rate.


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