NFL Notes: Bills, Buccaneers, Chargers, Cowboys, & Eagles


Bills GM Doug Whaley explained that they may have to go with a committee approach for their No. 2 receiver opposite of Sammy Watkins if they can’t find an option during the offseason.

We’d love to (have a bona fide No. 2 receiver), but we think with the mix of guys we have we can generate a number two receiver, between (Marquise) Goodwin, (Robert) Woods, (Greg) Salas who we signed,” Whaley said, via “Leonard Hankerson if we can get him back and then Greg Little that we signed.


Buccaneers GM Jason Licht implied during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that Lovie Smith was more focused on fitting players into his defensive scheme than molding his system to fit the strengths of his personnel.

Licht praised new DC Mike Smith his willing to do just the opposite.

[Mike Smith] is more of a, which is a great thing for a scout and for the GM, is that he’s more about fitting the pieces into a scheme, utilizing the players as what their best attributes are,” Licht said, via “And fitting the scheme around them, as opposed to trying to find the, you know, schematic fit [while scouting]. And that’s music to my ears. It’s a lot easier to do that. And you know, the intelligent coaches can do that. So that’s going to be a good thing for us.


  • Mike Garafolo reports that the Chargers will meet with former Patriots OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo coach regarding an assistant job.


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that the Cowboys are not going into the draft feeling as though they need to take a quarterback at No. 4 overall or elsewhere.

“There are many options,” Jones said, via “There’s free agency … We have to (draft a QB) to do what? We have to win a Super Bowl next year? Do we have to compete for a Super Bowl in the future? Do you have to have it in place after this draft? There’s no have-to here, in my mind, because we have the luxury of having Romo here for 3, 4, 5 more years.”

  • Jones did, however, admit that the Senior Bowl will give them a good opportunity to see North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz. (Andy Felelon)


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