NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Panthers, Vikings

     

Buccaneers

New Buccaneers C Ryan Jensen mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that Tampa Bay being in a “win-now situation” really appealed to him in free agency.

“Looking at Tampa Bay’s roster, we got a lot of young talent,” Jensen said. “Just signed Mike Evans back. I just felt the way things are going there, that it’s gonna be kind of a win-now situation and I thrive in that kind of situation.”

Eagles

  • Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com explains that part of the reason for CB Ronald Darby surfacing as a potential trade option for the Eagles this offseason is due to the fact that Philadelphia will once again be in a tough financial position next year, as they currently have the second-most amount of money committed toward their 2019 salary cap.
  • Darby is in the final year of his rookie contract and Philadelphia is clearly going to have a difficult time re-signing him in 2019. With this in mind, Kempski says it would make a lot of sense for the Eagles to trade him now if they secure compensation close to a third-round pick.

Panthers

Vikings

New Vikings WR Kendall Wright mentioned that having Kirk Cousins in place as their quarterback was a “big part” in him signing with Minnesota.

 “[Cousins] was a big part of the decision,” Wright said, per Ben Goessling. “I’ve played with a lot of QBs. I’ve never played with one of Kirk Cousins‘ caliber.”

  • Arkansas OL Frank Ragnow will visit with the Vikings Tuesday after previously meeting with Minnesota at the Combine. (Darren Wolfson)