The Cardinals signed QB Chris Streveler to a futures deal this offseason based on his successful tenure as a duel-threat in the Canadian Football League. Streveler’s athleticism could help him change positions at the NFL or even stick on Arizona’s roster as a Taysom Hill-style Swiss army knife. But Streveler says Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury has indicated the team will give him a chance to stick at quarterback.
“They made that explicitly clear to me from the beginning when I first worked out, that’s what coach Kingsbury said to me, and that’s what ultimately is my position and what I love to do,” Streveler said via Darren Urban of the team website. “I also told them, ‘Look, I want to make the squad, I want to contribute in any way I can.’ I’m a quarterback and that’s what I want to do, but if there are other ways to contribute so I can potentially make the team, I’m willing to do it.”
- NFL Media’s Charley Casserly writes the Rams hope second-round RB Cam Akers can seize control of the job but Los Angeles plans to start the season with a committee approach.
- Casserly says the Rams plan to have OL Austin Blythe start at either center or right guard, which leaves C Brian Allen, OL Bobby Evans, OL David Edwards and OL Joseph Noteboom to compete for the final starting job.
- The Rams are also wide open at both starting inside linebacker positions between Troy Reeder, Kenny Young, Micah Kiser and Travis Howard.
- Casserly notes the Rams also plan to have Troy Hill, Darious Williams and 2019 third-round third-rounder David Long compete for the other two starting cornerback positions.
- Regarding Seahawks’ free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes that Seattle’s chances of re-signing him are “likely increasing” given that the Browns recently restructured DE Olivier Vernon’s contract and included $11 million guaranteed through 2020.
- Condotta does not expect the Seahawks to offer Clowney a $15-$16 million deal. However, he can see them signing Clowney to a one-year deal that makes him “comfortable” enough to prepare for another free-agency run in 2021.
- Should free-agent WR Antonio Brown be cleared to play in 2020, Condotta believes Seattle would pursue a one-year contract that wouldn’t include “a lot of guaranteed money.”
- Condotta writes that any deal for Brown would likely be heavily incentive-based and include per-game roster bonuses.
- As for the possibility of retaining free-agent WR Josh Gordon, who is facing suspension for violating the league’s rules on performance-enhancing substances, Condotta could see the Seahawks signing whoever is “available first” between Brown and Gordon.