NFL Notes: Bucs, Cardinals, Eagles, Raiders, Texans & Titans



  • Greg Auman reports that the Buccaneers are signing CB Joel Ross to their practice squad.


  • Cardinals HC Bruce Arian said LB Markus Golden reported to practice with a knee issue on Tuesday, which could put him in jeopardy of missing Week 17. (Tom Pelissero)


  • Geoff Mosher thinks Bears OC Adam Gase will be high on Eagles list in their search for a new head coach.
  • Albert Breer believes Panthers DC Sean McDermott is a logical contender for the Eagles’ head coaching vacancy, given his familiarity with Philadelphia’s front office.
  • According to Breer, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie decided to fire Chip Kelly in order to correct the growing discontent between Kelly and the rest of the front office.
  • Jeff McLane adds that Kelly had “no ties” within the Eagles’ front office upon losing Lurie’s faith. McLane adds that Kelly was “tolerated” when he won.


Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf said during a Tuesday press conference that the City of Oakland have yet to enter formal discussion to keep the Raiders in their city.

We’re in the discussion phase,” Schaaf said, via Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “We haven’t even entered what you would call negotiations.”

Schaaf said that Oakland and Alameda County have made “significant progress” on the prospect of paying down the remaining debt of roughly $120 million still owed from the Coliseum expansion in 1995.

While the constraints that the city has are not ideal for the Raiders, we believe that continued discussions and negotiating some terms can result in something that benefits all stakeholders, from the team to the fans to the taxpayers that we represent,” said Schaaf.

Schaaf has been consistent in her dedication of not using public funds towards a new stadium in Oakland. At this point in time, the City of Oakland is prepared to offer over $100 million towards the project, while the NFL and Raiders can provide roughly $500 million.


  • According to Aaron Wilson, the Texans worked out DL Glenn Foster and DL Josh Watson on Tuesday, but were not offered a contract.


  • Matt Miller points out that the Titans could eye an offensive tackle with their first round pick should they decide against re-signing OT Byron Bell.

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN provides a list of 13 possible general manager candidates for the Titans, should they elect to part ways with current GM Ruston Webster.

His list includes:

  • Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta.
  • Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye.
  • Buccaneers director of  player personnel Jon Robinson.
  • Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard.
  • Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio.
  • Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan.
  • Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough.
  • Bears director of pro scouting Anthony “Champ” Kelly.
  • Packers director of player personnel Eliot Wolf.
  • Vikings assistant general manager George Paton.
  • Seahawks co-director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner.
  • Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
  • Jaguars director of pro scouting Chris Polian.




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