NFL Notes: Bills, Eagles, Lions, Titans



Eagles executive VP Howie Roseman referred to the Sam Bradford trade to the Vikings a “franchise-changing decision.”

“You’re staring at the ceiling, because it’s not just you making a move,” Roseman said, via the Star-Tribune. “You’re taking responsibility for a lot of people on the field and off the field when you make those kind of franchise-changing decisions. They can go one of two ways. You don’t take that lightly, but at the same time someone has to pull the trigger. And you’ve got to follow all your instincts and your gut and your research and then just kind of live with it.

According to Roseman, the decision to trade Bradford to Minnesota before the 2016 season goes back to when he was envisioning trading up for a quarterback earlier in the year.

“I think it really goes back to when we sat down and said to [Eagles owner] Jeffery [Lurie] we want to move up and trade a bunch of picks for a quarterback,” Roseman said of moving up to get Wentz. “He could see the vision. He could see one day he’d look out on the field and have a young quarterback who he could look at and know he can compete for championships. So I think [the Bradford trade] started there. Because by the time we got to the Sam part, we knew what we had in Carson and we knew he had to play.”

Roseman added that the Bradford trade allowed them to sign WR Alshon Jeffery in free agency last year.

“We had a chance to not only get the resources in terms of draft picks back, but get the money back we were going to pay Sam,” Roseman said. “That allowed us to sign Alshon. We were able to get a first and a fourth and $11 million, really when you look at it, that allowed us to improve our team around Carson.”


  • According to Jason La Canfora, the Lions were quickly talking to Dean Pees about potential a job before he agreed to join the Titans as their defensive coordinator.


  • Tom Pelissero reports that the Titans are hiring Rams special teams assistant coach Tyrone McKenzie as their new inside linebackers coach.
  • Jason Wolf reports that the Titans requested permission to interview 49ers defensive assistant DeMeco Ryans for a coaching job, but were blocked.

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