NFL Rumors: Mackensie Alexander, Bears, Bills, Cowboys & Redskins


Mackensie Alexander

  • According to Rand Getlin, Clemson’s first round prospect CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) will not perform on-the-field drills at the NFL Combine and will wait until his March 10 Pro Day to work out.


Bears HC John Fox said he views former fourth-round rookie RB Jeremy Langford as a “complete back“, while GM Ryan Pace believes he is an “ascending player” going into his second season.

We still feel he’s an ascending player. I have a lot of confidence in his physical ability, his speed, his vision, his acceleration,” said Pace, via Dan Weiderer of the Chicago Tribune.

Weiderer goes on to say that it seems that the Bears are interested in re-signing impending free agents LB Shea McClellin and TE Zach Miller, but there are no confirmed plans at this point in time.

Pace offered compliments on McClellin, saying: “We like Shea. We feel like his arrow is still pointing up, especially at the inside linebacker position.”

As for TE Martellus Bennett, who is entering the final year of his contract, Fox said that players under contract are not of his highest concern right now.

For the guys who are under contract, any decisions made on them moving forward will be very fluid,” said Fox. “But the reality is that’s on the back burner and we’ll get more into that when it’s appropriate.”


Bills GM Doug Whaley said that he intends on adding a quarterback since Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel are each in the final year of their contract.

Let’s just say this we have two quarterbacks in the last year of their contracts, we will add another quarterback,” said Whaley, via the Chris Brown of the Bills’ official site. “How we are going to do it, we will keep all our options open.”

Whaley went on to say that he will look for a value option through a trade or free agency, while Brown notes that the draft is another obvious possibility.

You look for the best guy at the value that we would want to take him or sign him, if it is a free agent, or a trade possibility,” Whaley said. “So you just look for the best guy you think can help your team get over that hump.”


According to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, the Cowboys have shown interest in Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott as a mid-round pick.

Last night, meeting with Wade Wilson, just talking about what they expect me to do if I come in there in the backup role behind Tony Romo,” Prescott said. “How do I plan on approaching it and then just talking ball, so some very productive meetings.”

Brugler does not think the Cowboys will select a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick, making Prescott a logical choice as a day two or early third day selection.


  • According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Redskins front office met with players last Friday to discuss the possibility of restructuring contracts.
  • Jones mentions S Dashon Goldson, DE Jason Hatcher, WR Pierre Garcon and other players as candidates for restructured deals.
  • Garcon is set to count for $10.2 million against the cap, while Goldson will cost $8 million and Hatcher will cost $8.7 million.
  • Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said he would like to avoid using the franchise tag that will cost around $20 million on QB Kirk Cousins, and use that money to address other positions.
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