NFC Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys, Packers, Redskins


  • According to Mike Jurecki, the Cardinals denied permission for the Seahawks to interview assistant WRs coach Kevin Garver.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Cardinals have cut loose most of their assistants from the coaching staff, including DL coach Brentson Buckner. Rapoport adds that Buckner will “have a job quickly.”
  • Alex Marvez reports that the Cardinals are likely to hire Chargers DL coach Don Johnson to the same position in Arizona.
  • Adam Schefter reports that Giants safeties coach Dave Merritt is being hired by the Cardinals as their new secondary coach.


  • Albert Breer reports that Cowboys assistant OL coach Marc Colombo interviewed for team’s vacant tight ends coach position at the Senior Bowl.
  • Dan Wolken reports that Cowboys defensive assistant Turner West interviewed for the Cowboys’ LB coaching job and has had a lot of SEC suitors this year.


New Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday that they’ll move forward with their current front office staff through the draft before making some additions.

I think there will be some additions I’m sure at some point, probably after the draft when most of that movement happens,” Gutekunst told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We’ve got plenty of hands on deck right now, so I’m not worried about it right now. But at some point I’m sure we’ll have some movement, you know?

“There will probably be some duties that change … and then obviously Ted being there, having that to lean on is huge, too. But I think right after everything happened, I think for me it was just, ‘OK, let me assess and make sure we’re covered.’ Then I realized we were fine and decided all right, we’ll wait until after the draft before we move into that next step.”

  • Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Darren Perry doesn’t have an official title yet, but he was in the staff meeting today and the expectation is that his situation will be cleared up by the end of the week. (Rob Demovsky)


  • Rich Tandler of NBC Washington writes that the Redskins will be watching what happens with the Vikings’ quarterback situation this offseason with “great interest.”
  • Minnesota is in a position where their top three quarterbacks — Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater — are all in line to be free agents in the coming months and it remains to be seen how they’ll approach this.
  • Tandler says that Bradford and Bridgewater would both fit Jay Gruden’s offensive system, even though there are questions about their health moving forward.
  • As for Keenum, Tandler points out that his production is comparable to Kirk Cousins‘ but it remains to be seen whether Washington would be willing to pay him after one solid season as a starter, especially when they’ve been reluctant to commit to Cousins long term.
  • We have all of these players featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!