NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Eagles, Jets, & Ravens



  • Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times mentions that the Buccaneers could make “significant” roster cuts this offseason.
  • Auman adds that signing OLB Lavonte David to a long-term contract extension will be a priority for Tampa Bay.


Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that “drastic changes” are likely coming to the Eagles’ secondary next season.

According to Domowitch, there’s a “good possibility” that S Malcolm Jenkins will be the only player in the team’s secondary to be back next year.

Domowitch doesn’t expect the Eagles to re-sign either of CB Bradley Fletcher or S Nate Allen, and unless CB Cary Williams is willing to take a pay cut that would reduce his $8.1 million cap figure, he’s likely to be released.


Rich Cimini takes a look at potential GM candidates for the Jets when/if they fire John Idzik.

According to Cimini, the candidates could include:

  • Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard
  • Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli
  • Patriots director of player personnel Nick Cesario
  • Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine
  • Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace 
  • Eagles vice president player personnel Tom Gamble
  • Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin
  • Former Bears GM Jerry Angelo
  • Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta
  • Packers director of pro personnel Eliot Wolf


  • The Ravens aren’t expected to use their franchise tag on any of their impending free agents next year. (Jamison Hensley)
  • Hensley writes that WR Torrey Smith could be entering his final game with the Ravens, even though he has said he would like to re-sign with the Ravens.

As bad as it is not going to the playoffs, that’s a horrible feeling knowing that it’s a possibility that I might not be here next year,” Smith said. “But I’m not really worried about that. I’m trying to win this game and see what happens.

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