NFL Notes: Incentives, Goodwin, Cable, 49ers, Jets & Rams


  • Vikings QB Sam Bradford‘s 2017 base salary will increase from $13M to $14M if he finishes the year playing over 90 percent of the team’s snaps. (Joel Corry)
  • Bears OLB Willie Young will make $500,000 in incentives with another half sack. (Joel Corry)
  • Colts K Adam Vinatieri can make another $500,000 by increasing his field goal percentage from 89.7 to 90 today. (Adam Schefter)
  • Cowboys CB Brandon Carr needs one interception today earn a $250,000 incentive for two interceptions this season. (Adam Schefter)
  • Dolphins DE Cameron Wake can earn another $400,000 by recording a half-sack today, totaling 12 sacks for the season. (Joel Corry)
  • Rams WR Brian Quick needs one catch today to reach $150,000 in incentives for 40 catches this season and one receiving yard to reach a separate $125,000 incentive. (Adam Schefter)
  • Bengals WR Brandon Lafell needs three catches today to earn a $300,000 incentive for 60 catches and another five yards to earn a separate $200,000 incentive. (Adam Schefter)
  • Chiefs RB Spencer Ware will make another $600,000 next year if he rushes for another 79 yards today. (Ian Rapoport)

Harold Goodwin

  • Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin is expected to interview for the Rams, Jaguars, and Bills for their head coaching job, per sources.

Tom Cable

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable is expected to draw head-coaching interest.

Former Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch supports Cable as a head coach.

He connects with — I ain’t even going to say player to coach, but I’m going to say a person — it’s more of that aspect rather than just football player-coach relationship,” Lynch said. “He takes the time to try to figure that out.


  • Jay Glazer reports that 49ers GM Trent Baalke actually went to ownership a few years ago after they were prepared to hire then-Broncos OC Adam Gase as their next head coach and convinced them to not hire Gase.
  • In regards to the report that the 49ers are expected to move on from HC Chip Kelly, Glazer says that they haven’t informed him of any official decision.
  • Although, they did inform Baalke of their decision to part ways with him two days ago.


  • Jason La Canfora reports that Jets owner Woody Johnson does not intend to make sweeping changes to the organization after the season, despite being unhappy with how things went this year.
  • Instead, La Canfora says that Johnson plans to keep HC Todd Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan in place but there could be other changes to the coaching staff.


  • Tom Pelissero reports that the Rams plan to start interviews with candidates for their head-coaching vacancy this week with NFL offensive assistants and go from there.
  • Pelissero considers Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Bills interim HC Anthony Lynn to be among logical targets for the job.

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