- Field Yates reports that the Bears freed up $2.25M in cap space by converting DT Eddie Goldman‘s $3M roster bonus to a signing bonus last week.
According to Dave Birkett, the Lions announced several official coaching staff hires, including:
- Kyle Caskey, running backs coach
- Marquice Williams, assistant ST coach
- Leon Washington, coaching assistant
- Stephen Thomas, defensive quality control
- Rodney Hill, assistant strength coach.
Detroit also changed Harold Nash’ title to football performance coordinator while Josh Schuler is the strength and power coordinator, per Kyle Meinke.
- Interestingly enough, Peter King reports that the Packers previously tried to trade for Ravens OLB Za’Darius Smith, who could be a target for them in free agency.
- Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers recently had talks with S Tashaun Gipson, but it appears he’ll be signing elsewhere.
- According to Michael Cohen, the Packers are interested in bringing back S Ibraheim Campbell closer to training camp after he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in Week 13.
- The Packers plan to tender exclusive rights free agent LB Reggie Gilbert, G Justin McCray, WR Jake Kumerow, TE Robert Tonyan and OL Lucas Patrick. (Rob Demovsky)