Birkett mentions that Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill could be a fit given his prior experience with HC Matt Patricia with the Patriots.
According to Birkett, the Lions’ most important decision at linebacker this offseason is whether to pick up Jarrad Davis‘ fifth-year option.
According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Lions won’t bring back DT Darius Kilgo, who should be medically cleared soon from the quadriceps injury that cost him last season.
According to Dan Graziano, the Packers are expected to have “strong interest” in signing Falcons TE Austin Hooper, who could reset the tight end market.
Graziano says RT Bryan Bulaga does not appear to be in the Packers’ plans.
Vikings free agent DE Stephen Weatherly said it would be “tough” if he were to end up leaving this offseason: “Minnesota has been a second home for me for 4 years. … At the end of the day, when all is said and done, Minnesota took a chance on me (drafting him in 7th round in 2016).” (Chris Tomasson)
According to Weatherly, he has not heard from the Vikings: “The CBA was up in the air. So that affects caps, that affects tags and so on and so forth. So I’m not like mad or hurt I haven’t heard anything. It’s justified. There was a lot up in the air.” (Chris Tomasson)
Weatherly added: “It’s on the Vikings at this point if that makes sense. I don’t know what my future holds. … I don’t have anything in front of me.’’ (Chris Tomasson)