- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that there has been some talk about Bears GM Ryan Pace possibly not returning next year.
- Florio mentions that most non-playoff teams have already begun the process of negotiating with practice squad players regarding future/reserve contracts. However, a league sources says that Chicago has yet to do so.
- If the Bears end up moving on from Pace, Florio wonders if changes could be coming even higher in the organization with CEO Ted Phillips possibly being in danger of losing his job.
- At minimum, Chicago is expected to fire HC John Fox and make substantial changes to their coaching staff.
Giants WR Brandon Marshall says he’s rebuilt his body and is looking forward to playing multiple seasons.
“I’m all-in on football. I’ve rebuilt my body. I think I’m two great years away from — and I’ll say it, I want to be a Hall of Famer, and I think I got two great years to go to be mentioned with some of the greats,” Marshall said, via ESPN.com. “I’m not just playing this game just to be a guy; I want to be remembered for the product that I put out on the field.
“So these last few years have been tough, last year with the Jets, this year with the Giants. But I’m hopeful that the next couple years for me will be some amazing years and some of my best work.”
- Jordan Raanan mentions that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman wasn’t known for his negotiating skills in Carolina and it reportedly led to him being fired.
- With this in mind, Raanan mentions that Kevin Abrams has actually handled negotiations for the Giants in recent years and it would be a surprise if he didn’t remain in a similar role under Gettleman.
- Abrams was among the internal candidates interviewed for the job.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Saints S Kenny Vaccaro underwent surgery on Tuesday to fix a severe core muscle injury.
- The Saints placed Vaccaro on injured reserve with a groin injury last Thursday. (NFLTR)
- According to Howard Balzer, the Saints worked out DT Cam Thomas before they signed DT Tony McDaniel to a contract a few days ago. (NFLTR)