NFL Notes: Playoff Reseeding, Senior Bowl, Buccaneers, Packers, & Seahawks


Playoff Reseeding

Mike Florio, citing a source with knowledge of the overall dynamics, reports that overwhelming sentiment in past years has supported that notion that winning a division must have significance and meaning, regardless of record.

With this mind, no changes are expected to playoff reseeding, even though it appears as though we could be headed towards two teams with .500 or worse records who will end up hosting a playoff game against a team with a much better record.

Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl announced that another 11 players have accepted invitations to the event on Monday, including: 

  • Baylor OT Spencer Drango
  • Duke S Jeremy Cash
  • Iowa TE Henry Krieger-Coble
  • Kentucky LB Josh Forrest
  • South Carolina TE Jerell Adams
  • Syracuse P Riley Dixon
  • TCU WR Josh Doctson
  • UCLA WR Jordan Payton
  • UCLA K Ka’imi Fairbairn
  • Wake Forest P Alex Kinal
  • Western Kentucky TE Tyler Higbee


  • According to Greg Auman, Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson‘s knee injury is not expected to be a long-term injury.
  • Auman also reports that although it’s early, Buccaneers DT Akeem Spence‘s leg and LB Bruce Carter‘s ankle/calf injuries are not thought to be anything long-term.


Packers HC Mike McCarthy explained that the decision to take back play-calling duties was something he felt he had to do from a professional standpoint.

The decision was made because I feel as a leader of this football team, I had to make sure I maximize all the opportunities and resources and give our team a chance to win,” McCarthy said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Personally, it didn’t feel very good. It didn’t feel good at all. That’s the challenge with these types of decisions. But professionally, it was what I felt I needed to do.


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team still does not have a timetable for RB Marshawn Lynch, who is out with an abdominal injury.

He was back in rehabbing with us (this week). We’ll see where he is. He’s got a chance to get back,” Carroll said. “It’s all about getting back in shape and getting right. I don’t know what the timetable is at this point. Our trainers can’t tell yet. But that will be the next thing we will look to see how that works out.”

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