NFL Notes: Browns, Bucs, Colts, Giants, Seahawks & Steelers


  • The Browns announced that executive Bill Kuharich will oversee the team’s’ player personnel department during GM Ray Farmer‘s four-week suspension for violating the league’s rules over the usage of electronic devices during games.


  • Agent Brett Tessler mentioned that the Buccaneers are working out two of his clients — former Bills DE Andrew Hudson and former Patriots OLB Cameron Gordon — on Friday.


  • HC Chuck Pagano said there’s a “possibility” that OLB Robert Mathis will return from an Achilles’ injury in time for Week 1.
  • Pagano added that Mathis will receive increased reps this week to determine his availability. (George Bremer)


  • HC Tom Coughlin confirmed that OL Brett Jones sprained his MCL during Thursday’s preseason game. (Art Stapleton)


HC Pete Carroll said the team is still interested in free agent RB Fred Jackson, but is unsure whether they’ll sign him to a contract at this point in time.

It was an information-gathering visit,” Carroll said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “He’s an incredible football player and person and [has] been extremely productive. We’ll see what that means. We had a good visit with him. I really, really like the kid. We all did. We’ll see what that means. I don’t know that answer right now.

Kapadia believes that the Seahawks could also be waiting to see which other running backs are available following roster cuts. It’s worth noting that Jackson’s 2015 contract becomes guaranteed if the Seahawks sign him prior to Week 1.

We will provide more information regarding Jackson and the Seahawks as the news becomes available.


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