NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Seahawks, Vikings

     

Buccaneers

  • Should the Buccaneers use the franchise tag this offseason, Jenna Laine of ESPN believes OT Donovan Smith would make the most sense financially, considering the market for left tackles. 

Seahawks

  • Seahawks S Kam Chancellor‘s $5.2 million salary for 2019 became fully guaranteed on Wednesday. (Bob Condotta)
  • The Seahawks would have to pay Chancellor’s salary, even if he was unable to play because part of his three-year, $36 million deal contract is guaranteed for injury. 
  • Chancellor will count $13 million against the salary cap in 2019 and $14.5 million in 2020.

Vikings

Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune notes that Vikings backup QB Kyle Sloter has experience under recently hired QBs coach Klint Kubiak and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak from their time together with the Broncos. 

Klint knows I really want to be great,” Sloter said. “That’s my ultimate driving force. I don’t want to be just the greatest Vikings quarterback ever; I want to be the greatest quarterback of all time, period. That’s my driving force every day. I set high goals for myself. I know Klint appreciates that.”

Sloter went on to say that the Vikings’ offense will have a run-first scheme next season.

“I’d think it’ll start with the run, and I don’t think that’s a secret,” Sloter said. “We’re a team that wants to establish it first.” 

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Donovan Smith is a penalty machine as a Bucs fan I would much rather let him walk and try finding someone in the draft.