Per Justin Rogers of DetroitNews.com, Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he definitely will be ready for the offseason program after being shut down for much of 2019 with a back injury.
According to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, everything he’s heard from both the team and the player suggests that Lions G Graham Glasgow is headed for free agency this offseason. However, Meinke says Glasgow is open to staying in Detroit for the right offer.
Lions GM Bob Quinn said he’s open to spending more money on a viable No. 2 quarterback option next offseason. (Kyle Meinke)
Quinn said he’s “very confident” that Stafford’s back injuries won’t be a lingering concern for him next year. (Dave Birkett)
Regarding the trade talks involving CBDarius Slay before the deadline, Quinn said they never got that serious. (Kyle Meinke)
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers earned a $100,000 incentive for playing at least 72.5 percent of the snaps, $120,000 for making the playoffs and $100,000 for finishing in the top three in interception percentage.
Rodgers can also earn $130,000 for making the NFC Championship Game and $150,000 for reaching the Super Bowl.
Packers G Billy Turner earned a $500,000 incentive for playing more than 90 percent of Green Bay’s snaps, finishing with 99.8 percent. (Demovsky)
Packers RB Jamaal Williams said his shoulder is good and if they had to play this week, he would be out there. (Lily Zhao)
Packers CCorey Linsley said his back injury is not a structural issue but that it has been bothering him for a while. He plans to work with trainers and the strength staff to be ready for the playoff game. (Tom Silverstein)
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports writes this weekend’s playoff game could have major implications for HC Mike Zimmer.
2020 is the last year of Zimmer’s deal in Minnesota. If the Vikings tank and current OC Kevin Stefanski continues to receive major interest from other teams as a head coaching candidate, the Vikings could jettison Zimmer for Stefanski.
Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he’ll be ready to play against the Saints this week: “It was tough watching, but now I’m good. It’s time to win some games.” (Andrew Krammer)