Cowboys veteran LB Sean Lee said he plans to take some time to evaluate his situation before deciding whether to return for the 2020 season.
“As you get older in your career, I think every year you take time in the offseason to evaluate where you are,” Lee said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “Being 10 years in, I think it’s natural for all players, especially at 10 years, to say, ‘OK, where am I at physically? What’s the right thing to do for me and my family?’ So, I’ll do that in the offseason for sure, but that’s going to come whenever that comes.”
- Tom Pelissero of NFL Media mentions that Cowboys passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard is set to be a free agent after the season.
Giants LT Nate Solder mentioned that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to be back in New York year, including possibly switching positions.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to be successful on this team,” Solder told the New York Post. “If they ask me to spin a hula hoop around my head, I’ll do that.”
- Ralph Vacchiano of SNY lists LT Nate Solder, LB Alec Ogletree, WR Golden Tate, TE Rhett Ellison, LB Kareem Martin, S Antoine Bethea and C Spencer Pulley as potential cap casualties to watch for the Giants this offseason
- According to Vacchiano, QB Eli Manning is likely to retire after the season.
- Vacchiano mentions that DL Leonard Williams is a candidate for the franchise tag next year, which would cost them around $16 million fully guaranteed for the 2020 season.
“I think [his growth] was ongoing all the way up until his last snap there when he got hurt there at the start of the second half the other day,” O’Connell said, via NFL.com. “I was so proud of him.”
“We had talked a lot in here last week about his performance against the Eagles and could we carry it over and kind of pick up where he left off in that game and he was obviously able to not only do that, but whatever he did to start that game — 10-for-10, 9-for-9, whatever it was — and then even looking at it, even on his incompletion, it was a good incompletion,” O’Connell added. “I think that’s the biggest thing for him is just his improvement from the first time he played against the Giants to the last time he played against the Giants, just his overall efficiency within the position snap-in and snap-out in the confines of our offense while also eliminating the football [plays] and giving us a chance as an offense to, not only him personally but all those guys, get into a rhythm and then the growth obviously of those young players around him was huge for us.”
- Tom Pelissero of NFL Media mentions that Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is set to be a free agent after the season.
- Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins have ruled out CB Josh Norman from Week 17’s game due to illness. Schefter also mentions that Norman’s time in Washington appears to be “coming to an end.”