Bengals HC Marvin Lewis said he does not have a time frame for his career and does not think a contract extension is “critical” for him at this point in time.
“I don‘t have a time frame,” Lewis said, via Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official site. “I don’t have a set (time). I’m going to stop when I stop.”
Regarding an extension, Lewis said it is not an urgent matter for him right now.
“I don’t think it’s critical or crucial,” Lewis said of an extension. “If things work out we would look to do that.”
- Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, citing a league source, says TE Julius Thomas did not work out for the Jaguars for multiple reasons, including a lack of downfield catches, the emergence of young receivers on the roster, a lack of yards after the catch, and “non-existent” blocking ability.
- Rich Cimini of ESPN mentions that Jets CB Darrelle Revis‘ recent interactions on social media indicate he’s willing to take a pay cut based to be back with the Jets.
- According to Cimini, Revis indicated that he “doesn’t deserve” to be paid like a top-10 cornerback.
- Cimini insists that the Jets have leverage in negotiations with Revis, due to his declining ability and legal issues from a recent arrest. Cimini could see Revis playing on a contract in the $6 million to $8.5 million range for 2017.
- As for Jets QB Geno Smith, Cimini does not think the team has totally given up on him and there’s still a chance he could return to New York for next season. Even so, Cimini believes it would still be best for the Jets and Smith to go their separate ways.
- Mike Reiss of ESPN mentions that while it’s possible the Patriots could try to re-sign WR Michael Floyd, “it isn’t the slam dunk that [he] previously envisioned.” Instead, Reiss doesn’t see the Patriots extending themselves financially to retain Floyd
- Reiss names four low-to-moderate priced free agents that could be intriguing options for the Patriots, including Rams RB Benny Cunningham, Packers DE Datone Jones, Steelers LB Jarvis Jones, and Bills WR Robert Woods.