- Dan Graziano reports that NFLPA’s request for an extension of Tom Brady‘s appeal deadline has been granted. Brady now has until May 23 to file his appeal.
- Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reports that Baylor HC Art Briles said he received no calls from NFL teams about undrafted DL Shawn Oakman, how was arrested for sexual assault.
According to Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, it’s possible that they could keep four quarterbacks on their roster for the 2016 season.
“The simple answer to your question is yes,” Maccagnan said when asked about four quarterbacks possibly being on their roster, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. “We even discussed that a little bit [internally]. At the end of the day, quarterbacks are important, obviously in the league in general. But in a perfect world, I think you’d like to take your time to develop [young] quarterbacks and have them almost in the pipeline, basically.
“So that’s kind of our approach to this whole thing. If it’s in the best interest of the team at the end of training camp that we carry four quarterbacks, then we carry four quarterbacks. It’s not unprecedented in the NFL. It’s been done before. To me, it’s a position where you have to take some time to really invest, grow, and develop players.”
- Maccagnan also mentioned that the Jets “strongly considered” trading out of the first round in a proposed deal with the Cowboys. (Rich Cimini)
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan mentioned during an interview with Pro Football Talk that he isn’t sure if they’ll be able to get a long-term extension in place with franchise QB Kirk Cousins before the July deadline.
“I can’t answer that. I don’t know for sure, but we would love to get it done,” McCloughan said. “We would love to get it done but you’re well aware of how the business works. He’s our leader on offense, he’s our quarterback. He won the [NFC] East for us last year, a 16-game quarterback, took us to the playoffs.”
However, McCloughan did say that they really want him to be their long-term option at quarterback.
“But it takes two sides to come together and it is a big contract and it’s gonna be a long-term contract,” McCloughan added. “The years, the money and the incentives, all that stuff comes into play. But it’s ongoing. I really believe, talking with Kirk and of course myself and our organization, we want to get a long-term deal done. He wants to be here, he sees what’s going on, the positive energy, and it’s a business. It takes time these long term deals, big deals like this.”