NFL Notes: Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, & Packers


  • Joel Corry anticipates Chiefs S Eric Berry being paid at the top of the safety market this offseason somewhere between Devin McCourty‘s $28.5 million guaranteed and Earl Thomas‘ $27.72 million guaranteed. (Terez A. Paylor)
  • Corry believes the Chiefs should hope ILB Derrick Johnson is willing to play for the same $5.25 million in made during the 2015 season. Corry suggests Browns ILB Karlos Dansby‘s four-year, $24 million contract with $12 million guaranteed could be an appropriate offer from K.C. (Terez A. Paylor)
  • Corry doesn’t see the franchise tag being an option for OLB Tamba Hali, and instead suggests offering him a deal that would make the voidable years of his current contract real years. (Terez A. Paylor)
  • As for CB Sean Smith, Corry could see him wanting big money like Byron Maxwell got from the Eagles a year ago. Corry suggested that the Raiders could be a team to watch for Smith if the Chiefs don’t sign him or use their franchise tag on him in the coming months. (Terez A. Paylor)
  • The Chiefs could face a tough decision between addressing impending free agent DT Jaye Howard this offseason or locking up DT Dontari Poe long-term. One option could be the transition tag for Howard, which would run the Chiefs around $9.3 million. (Terez A. Paylor)


Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he plans to undergo a CT scan this week to determine whether he’ll require surgery on his injured collarbone.

“We have a pretty good idea, but we’re going to get a CT scan here this coming week and then make all the choices from there,” Romo said, via “I think we know which way we’re siding and some of the things. We’ve had exhaustive discussions about it.

“We’re going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we’ll do that,” Romo said on 1310 AM The Ticket. “That should ensure that that doesn’t happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down.


  • Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Giants moved up their second interview with Ben McAdoo for their head-coaching job in an attempt to prevent him from meeting with the Eagles again.
  • According to Berman, the Eagles were prepared to offer McAdoo their head-coaching, but the follow up interview, obviously, never took place and he was promoted to head coach of the Giants.


  • Alex Marvez reports that the Packers have hired former Rams RBs coach Ben Sirmans for same position.

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