NFL Notes: Dolphins, Lions, Packers, Raiders & Rams



Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes that there are very few appealing options for the Dolphins to consider at quarterback next year in both the free agent and trade markets.

  • As of now, there are just four starting quarterbacks in line to be free agents in 2017, which includes Kirk CousinsRyan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Colin Kaepernick.
  • The list of backup quarterback options consists of: Blane Gabbert, Geno Smith, Brian Hoyer, EJ Manuel, Mike Glennon, Ryan Nassib and Landry Jones.
  • Jackson can’t see the Dolphins trading for Bears QB Jay Cutler, considering his age and poor record as a starter. It also seems unlikely that the Patriots would trade Jimmy Garoppolo to a division rival, so he’s out of the picture.
  • As for the draft, the most notable options are Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, Clemson’s DeShaun Watson and Miami’s Brad Kaaya.
  • Jackson mentions that the decision to keep Ryan Tannehill in place as their starting quarterback will be made by HC Adam Gase.



Packers WR Ty Montgomery said he’s ready to fill in for Randall Cobb, who has received some carries this season, at running back if he’s needed this week.

Honestly, I feel like we’ve always got to be ready,” Montgomery said, via “I know I’m giving you a generic answer, but we’ve always got to be ready because you never know what could happen.”

“I think the main thing for me is you’re always involved no matter what,” Montgomery said. “As I study the running back position more and more, unlike the receiver position, you’re always involved — whether you’re protecting the quarterback or you’re running the football. You could be playing receiver and any receiver can tell you, you can be out there for 60 plays and get two targets. The rest of the time you’re just running around trying to get open. I do like that aspect of it.”


Raiders owner Mark Davis released a statement regarding the news that the Nevada Assembly passed a stadium bill by a vote of 28-13 on Friday.

I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day, ” said Davis. “All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation.”


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