- Regarding possible changes for the Dolphins’ offensive line, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that the organization is unsure whether they want to commit a long-term contract to impending free-agent RT Ja’waun James.
- In the end, Jackson does not think Miami wants to continue paying James over $9 million per year.
- However, Dolphins’ recently signed OL coach Pat Flaherty said he would like to retain James in order to keep “continuity” along the offensive line: “I think it keeps the continuity there, if we’re able to retain him. We sure hope he does [stay with Miami]. He’s a good football player. I’ve had an opportunity to go back and watch every game from 2018. He’s a fairly young guy also, so he has some things technique-wise that he can get better.”
- Flaherty went on to say that possible prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft will still “take some time” to adjust to the league: “It’s going to take some time for those young guys. Even though they’ve played at a high level in college, they’re not seeing the same type of player. You’re seeing really a skilled player at this level.”
- Regarding the possibility of adding QB Nick Foles this offseason, Armando Salguero says it’s not happening.
According to Mehta, the Jets are keeping their fingers crossed that new DC Gregg Williams can get the most out of Johnson in 2019.
Mehta believes Patriots DE Trey Flowers is a free agent who would make a lot of sense for the Jets.
- Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media notes that the Jets created $5.46 million in cap space on Tuesday by declining DL Mike Pennel, S Terrence Brooks, and LB Kevin Pierre-Louis‘ contract options.
Doug Kyed of NESN takes a look at the Patriots’ potential market for a quarterback of the future and examines their free agent, trade, and 2019 NFL Draft options.
- Regarding the potential free agent market, Kyed lists Eagles QB Nick Foles, Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater, Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld, and former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
- Kyed mentions four possible trade options, including the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen, Colts’ Jacoby Brissett, Raiders’ Derek Carr, and the 49ers’ Nick Mullens.
- As for the 2019 NFL Draft, Kyed names early-round prospects Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State, Missouri’s Drew Lock, Duke’s Daniel Jones, or West Virginia’s Will Grier as potential options.
- Kyed could also see the Patriots waiting until 2020 to consider drafting Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Iowa’s Nate Stanley, Washington’s Jacob Eason, or Georgia’s Jake Fromm.