NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Redskins, Saints

     

Buccaneers

Former Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy took issue with Tampa Bay’s decision to reissue his number to Ndamukong Suh shortly after they cut him loose. 

When all these guys [Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Derrick Brooks, Lee Roy Selmon, Ronde Barber] left, nobody wore their number,” McCoy said, via Undisputed. “It was a sign of respect. I’m one of the best players to ever play in the organization. I’m gonna say it, usually I wouldn’t but so what. It kinda shows the respect and how they feel about me. I think it does. . . . It may seem like it’s just a number, but it’s bigger than that. It’s respect and that was a big part of the separation between me and Tampa. The respect they showed to me all offseason, it just wasn’t there.

  • Greg Auman notes that the Buccaneers will be down to around $3 million in available cap space once they sign first-round LB Devin White and third-round CB Jamel Dean

Redskins

Redskins WR Trey Quinn has already cemented his role as Washington’s new slot receiver. The former “Mr. Irrelevant” in the 2018 draft will be counted on to replace former Redskins slot WR Jamison Crowder.

Trey Quinn has taken over the inside slot role,” Redskins HC Jay Gruden said via NBC Sports’ J.P. Finlay. “He’s confident, he’s quick, he’s got strong hands, he’s physical, [and] he’s tough.”

Saints

Saints RB Alvin Kamara praised backup QB Teddy Bridgewater‘s performance this offseason.

Some of the throws he makes, even when Drew’s there, he’s like, ‘Man, that’s a great throw.’ Everybody sees it,” Kamara said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN. “Obviously, there are things he has to get better at, but that goes for everybody. And he’s willing to learn.”

Meanwhile, CB P.J. Williams added that he believes Bridgewater has the ability to be a starting quarterback. 

He talks. He makes good throws. He can make all the throws,” Williams said of Bridgewater. “Having a player who has the caliber to be a starter on the scout team, that’s big.”

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