- Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys have spoken with LSU offensive consultant Doug Nussmeier and former Broncos TEs coach Brian Pariana regarding their tight ends coach vacancy.
- Archer adds that Cowboys defensive assistant Turner West has accepted an assistant’s job at Austin Peay State University.
- David Moore of the Dallas Morning News writes that Cowboys’ impending free-agent OL Joe Looney is a player “likely to return” since he “knows the system” and filled in well for G Ron Leary in two games in 2016.
- Moore adds that Looney is a cost-effective backup, given he is coming off a two-year contract that paid a total of $1.675 million.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz said that his goal is to be fully recovered from his torn ACL and LCL injuries in time for Week 1.
“That is definitely my goal. Timetables and all those things are always such a fluid thing,” Wentz said, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media. “Obviously can’t come out and make a declaration on anything, but my goal is to be playing in Week 1.”
Wentz added that his rehab is going well and that “everything looks good” regarding his injury.
“So far everything has been great,” Wentz said. “It is obviously still early, just progressing through and everything looks good.”
- Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer offers some free agent possibilities that could make sense for the Panthers this offseason including S Eric Reid, S Lamarcus Joyner and CB Trumaine Johnson.
- We have all three of these players featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.
- If the Panthers were to target defensive back help in the draft, Rodrigue suggests Florida State S Derwin James, Stanford S Justin Reid and Pittsburgh S Jordan Whitehead.
- The Panthers announced Wednesday that they’ve hired Drew Terrell as offensive quality control coach.