Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said the team would like to re-sign impending free agents Terrance Williams and Brice Butler.
Williams probably blew his chance at a big pay day by going for a career-low 594 yards this year. On a good day, Williams is the Cowboys' No. 4 receiving option behind Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley and Jason Witten. It's too early to gauge his market but the Cowboys might be better off letting Williams be someone else's problem.
Giants signed OT Michael Bowie to a reserve/future contract.
The signing occurred two weeks ago, but we find it notable. The former Seahawks draft pick started nine games as a 2013 rookie before injuries sent his career off the rails. He spend a couple years in Cleveland but could never get healthy and actually stepped away from the game back in August. Bowie is ready to attempt a comeback, and tackle is one of the Giants' bigger needs.
Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said it's "too early" to talk about moving G La'El Collins to tackle.
Collins struggled in his three appearances at left guard this year before bowing out with a season-ending toe injury. Ronald Leary filled in seamlessly but he's headed for free agency. We're guessing Collins will get another shot at left guard if he can stay healthy next year.
Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said DE Demarcus Lawrence will undergo back surgery this offseason.
Just as he did a year earlier. Lawrence led the team with eight sacks in 2015 but only had one this past season. The former second-round pick is heading into the last year of his rookie contract. Jones also mentioned that DT Cedric Thornton will undergo offseason shoulder surgery.
Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reports Mike Nolan is interviewing for a job with the Saints.
Remember him? The former 49ers coach was out of the league last year following a one-year stint as the Chargers' LBs coach. The Saints may view him as a replacement for Joe Vitt, who was fired as LBs coach shortly after the season. Nolan was also up for the role of Jaguars' LBs coach but recently withdrew his name from consideration.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said Carson Wentz will have input on the team's offseason acquisitions.
"We want to make sure that he’s on board with some of these things," said Roseman. "Probably more in free agency than in the draft, because it’s hard for him to get caught up on the draft prospects." It's rare for a rookie quarterback to have this much pull, but it's clear the Eagles will do anything to keep Wentz happy. Wentz is developing nicely, but the Eagles need to surround him with more weapons. Having Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham as the top three wideouts isn't going to cut it.
Speaking at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he fully expects impending free agent Kirk Cousins to re-sign with Washington.
"We fully anticipate Kirk coming back" were his exact words. Most signs point to Cousins returning to DC, but it won't come cheap. Cousins bet on himself this year and boosted his stock with another terrific season. He should command over $20 million annually, which seems to be the going rate for top signal-callers. The Redskins could use the franchise tag again if the two sides can't agree to a long-term deal.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said extending the contracts of Derek Carr and Khalil Mack is a top priority.
"Those two guys are not only great players but they are great men," said McKenzie. "They are true Raiders and I want to make sure we do the best that we can to make sure that they stay Raiders." Carr is entering the last year of his rookie deal while Mack will have two years remaining when Oakland picks up his fifth-year option. Carr's absence was felt during the playoffs as rookie Connor Cook struggled in a lopsided loss to Houston. The Raiders have over $46 million available in cap space. That should give them more than enough to sign both players to long-term deals.