NFL Notes: Jim Harbaugh, Packers, Seahawks


Jim Harbaugh

Brady Quinn mentioned during an appearance on Fox Sports radio that he spoke with a Michigan insider who said that they’re working on a lifetime contract for HC Jim Harbaugh.

“I talked to someone who’s kind of an insider within that program and we had a long, drawn out conversation. What he told me was they’re working on a lifetime contract,” Quinn said, per Mike Sullivan. “I swear to you, that was his words. I kind of pressed him on it and said: ‘Really!? A lifetime deal? What would that even look like?’ He couldn’t give me particulars but he said that’s one of the things that they are talking about. That’s how confident, that’s how good they feel about Jim Harbaugh and how glad they are to have him there. So maybe that’s something that Harbaugh wants.


News recently surfaced that Packers rookie RB Aaron Jones was arrested back in October (NFLTR) and is facing several charges after a traffic stop in which he admitted to smoking marijuana.

Jones took responsibility for the arrest and apologized to his teammates and the organization.

“I owe an apology to my family, teammates, coaches, the fans and the Packers organization,” Jones said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I made a mistake, and I take full responsibility for it, and it won’t happen again. I can’t speak on it because it’s an ongoing legal matter.”


  • The Seahawks somewhat surprisingly decided to cut veteran DE Dwight Freeney loose earlier in the week, despite the fact that he’s produced three sacks in four games for them. Freeney was claimed off of waivers on Wednesday by the Lions.
  • Bob Condotta of Seattle Times takes a look at some of the reasons why the Seahawks may have moved on from Freeney.
  • The first of which is that Seattle has a bit of a logjam on their defensive line and Dion Jordan has been emerging for them since returning. Beyond that, cutting Freeney will actually save the Seahawks at least $1 million.
  • Freeney is also 37 years old and the Seahawks needed a roster spot for WR David Moore, who could have been poached by another team.

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