- Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post expects the Broncos to sign at least one starting offensive tackle in free agency, while an upgrade at guard could also be in order.
- Wolfe mentions Ravens RT Rick Wagner, Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth, Lions RT Riley Reiff, Lions G Larry Warford and Cowboys G Ronald Leary as possible free agents that would fit the team’s needs.
- Wolfe writes that signing Cardinals impending free agent DE Calais Campbell makes sense for Denver due to his abilities as a pass rusher and run defender.
- The Falcons announced that they have converted WRs coach Raheem Morris to become their passing game coordinator.
- John Keim of ESPN could see Redskins QB Kirk Cousins exceeding Colts QB Andrew Luck‘s average salary of $24.594 million, but is unsure if he will match Luck’s guarantees of $87 million.
- Although surpassing Luck’s contract would make him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback, there is a chance Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr all receive lucrative contract extensions this offseason that could pay out higher than Luck’s contract. As a result, Cousins could see his price tag increase if he signs an extension after these players are addressed by their respective teams.
- For what it’s worth, Keim writes that Cousins’ agent is “well aware” of their leverage towards negotiations given that his franchise tag figure of $23.94 million is likely to be his base asking price.
- Interesting enough, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk points out that the Redskins could use the transition tag on Cousins in 2018 instead of the franchise tag, which would pay $28.78 million in 2018 as opposed to $34.47 million. The transition tag would result in a 20 percent increase from the $23.94 million owed for the 2017 franchise tag.