Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that it would make sense for a team willing to sign former 49ers OLB Aldon Smith to a contract to consider giving him a two-year agreement that would adjust depending on what discipline he receives from the NFL.
Florio admits that it would be smart for teams to wait until they have a better idea of what kind of punishment he’ll receive from his latest arrest, seeing as he’s in violation of both the substance-abuse and the personal conduct policies.
As for speculative landings spots for Smith, Florio lists the Seahawks, Cardinals, Packers, Lions, Vikings, Saints, Falcons, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Patriots, Steelers, Colts, and Chargers as teams that could show interest in him at some point.
“Dez is a passionate guy and he loves football,” coach Jason Garrett said, via Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “If we get every player and every coach and every staff member in our organization to have the passion, emotion and enthusiasm for the game that Dez Bryant has, we’re going to win a lot of games. Sometimes there are manifestations of that. Certainly you don’t want a player getting hurt when he celebrates. That’s not what happened. Dez got hurt on a route. But we don’t think his injury is serious. We don’t want to take the Dez out of Dez, though. Dez is a special player and he brings so much to our football team.”
- According to Dom Cosentino of NJ.com, the Jets plan to give backup cornerback Darrin Walls some reps at safety following the loss of S Antonio Allen for the season.
- Saints rookie TE Jack Tabb cleared waivers and reverted to the team’s injured reserve list. (Evan Woodbery)