- According to Adam Caplan, Eagles TE Brent Celek “still wants to play“, while he is entering the final year of his contract and set to earn a base salary of $4 million.
- Celek, in fact, told Jeff McLane of The Inquirer that he is not considering retirement this season: “Yeah, I wanna play.”
- Eliot Shorr-Parks reports that the Eagles had a formal meeting with Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch at the Combine.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced the following changes to their coaching staff on Wednesday:
- Mike Groh – promoted to offensive coordinator
- Duce Staley – promoted to assistant head coach/running backs coach
- Jeff Stoutland – promoted to offensive line coach/run game coordinator
- Press Taylor – promoted to quarterbacks coach
- Gunter Brewer – hired as wide receivers coach
- Carson Walch – hired as assistant wide receivers coach
- Trent Miles – promoted to offensive quality control/running backs
- Spencer Phillips – promoted to offensive quality control/quarterbacks
- Michael Rothstein of ESPN names 49ers RB Carlos Hyde, Browns RB Isaiah Crowell, Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount, and Patriots RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead as potential unrestricted free-agent running backs who would make sense for the Lions this offseason.
- Rothstein mentioned that Lions GM Bob Quinn “made it clear” that the team will sign at least one running back this offseason, while “two or three” new players could be brought in at the position.
- As for restricted free agent RB Zach Zenner, Rothstein writes that the team is not expected to tender him a contract.
- The Lions announced Wednesday that they’ve added Steve Gregory to their coaching staff as a defensive assistant.
- JP Finlay reports that after re-signing S Deshazor Everett, the Redskins have reached out to at least two other internal free agents in last few days, which means more deals could be coming.
- Redskins free agent TE Niles Paul expressed some frustration on Twitter Wednesday. Kimberley A. Martin hears that talk between Washington and Paul are still ongoing, but he isn’t feeling the love from the team based on his recent tweets.
- John Keim of ESPN writes that the Redskins are clearly in the market for receiver help this offseason. According to Keim, the Redskins have considered Allen Robinson, Paul Richardson, Jarvis Landry and Sammy Watkins to some degree.