Hughes is in the final year of his contract and Rodak mentions that trading him now would allow them to net draft assets now and free up $7.5 million of cap space.
Rodak notes that the Rams inquired about Hughes at the trade deadline last year.
- Armando Salguero reports that the Dolphins have moved on from assistant to head coach Jay Kaiser.
- The Dolphins officially hired special teams assistant Brendan Farrell, and quality control coaches Mike Judge and Matt Lombardi to the staff.
- With the news that the Jets will keep their 3-4 base defense in place under new DC Gregg Williams, Ralph Vacchiano writes that finding help at edge rusher becomes even more important for New York.
- Vacchiano expects the Jets to target speed rusher such as Dante Fowler Jr in free agency.
- Some draft options at pass rusher for New York could include Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, Kentucky’s Josh Allen and possibly Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell if they trade back.
- Vacchiano says the Jets could look to re-sign DE Henry Anderson, who has proved to be a better fit in a 3-4 system.
- However, Vacchiano isn’t ruling out the possibility that the Jets could draft an interior defensive lineman such as Quinnen Williams.
- Jay Glazer expects the Jets to re-sign QB Josh McCown to serve as Sam Darnold‘s backup in 2019.