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FOX NFL Sunday analyst Jimmy Johnson tweeted early Friday that it "looks like" Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman will be the next coach of the Bears.

"Looks like 2 of my guys getting NFL jobs," tweeted Johnson. "Chud Cleveland and my QB coach at U Trestman to Chicago." The Bears still have interviews scheduled for the weekend, so take this "news" with a grain of salt. If Johnson is correct, we like the hire for the Bears. Trestman has already succeeded as a head coach in the CFL, and his offenses have been consistently excellent in both leagues. A renowned QB guru who coaxed the best out of Rich Gannon and Scott Mitchell while leading the NFL in points scored with Steve Young, Trestman's hire would be excellent news for Jay Cutler. Trestman has been a West Coast offense adherent.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 07:55:00 AM

Drew Brees said he and the Saints have not discussed a long-term contract extension in about two months.

Brees said he is "not stressing" over his contract, but he does not want negotiations to drag into the season. "I don't like to talk about contract during the season," Brees said. "So there's a deal to be done now, and then if it doesn't get done now, then there will be a different deal to get done at the end of the year." The reason Brees gives for the deadline is not wanting his contract to be a distraction during the season. That may be true, but this pronouncement has the added benefit of putting pressure on the Saints to get something done. It would be a shock if the two sides did not come to an agreement before the season.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 8:54 AM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch "told two ex-teammates that he is still thinking about playing this upcoming season."

Richard Sherman said earlier this month he is not convinced Lynch is retired for good, and Michael Bennett said he thinks Lynch could "make an appearance later on." It is possible Sherman and Bennett are the two ex-teammates referenced in the report. For what it is worth, Lynch's agent maintains his client is not considering playing this season. One of the most interesting characters in the league over the last decade, it is far from surprising Lynch's retirement has turned into something of a circus.
May 26 - 8:48 AM

Ezekiel Elliott worked with the second-team offense behind Darren McFadden as the Cowboys began OTAs this week.

One of the primary concerns for Zeke pessimists is that he might open his rookie year in a committee, sharing time with McFadden and/or Alfred Morris. "He's going to compete," RBs coach Gary Brown said of Elliott. "Zeke has to earn it." Elliott said Wednesday that he felt "shell shocked" by the speed on the field at Cowboys OTAs. "It's a lot faster pace." Elliott emerging as Dallas' lead back remains inevitable, but McFadden arguably earned a role by averaging 4.56 YPC in one of the league's worst offenses last season.
May 25 - 11:25 PM

The New York Post reports Eric Decker is skipping Jets OTAs "because he is upset the organization has yet to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick."

The Jets' inability to re-sign their quarterback has not only left the depth chart all but barren, it is alienating other players in the locker room. Decker is trying to "send a message," according to beat writer Brian Costello. Decker's absence from voluntary workouts is not violating any rules. Jets second-year GM Mike Maccagnan arrived in New York flush with salary cap space following the frugal John Idzik area. At present, Gang Green has just $3.154 million available, the third lowest amount in the league.
May 25 - 10:16 PM

Ladarius Green underwent offseason ankle surgery and won't participate in OTAs.

Green ended last season on I.R. with an ankle injury that apparently required some sort of operation/clean-up procedure, which is believed to have happened in January, according to Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken. He hasn't participated in offseason workouts and is without a timetable for return, though it's likely the Steelers are just being cautious. Obviously, the Steelers felt comfortable enough with Green's ankle to give him a four-year, $20 million contract. Green's recovery is worth monitoring, but we tentatively expect him back for camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 25 - 1:16 PM

Eagles OC Frank Reich said calling Sam Bradford the clear No. 1 quarterback is "probably not the right impression."

This contradicts what coach Doug Pederson has said all along, that Bradford is "the guy" at quarterback. "No, that's probably not the right impression," Reich said when asked if Bradford is the clear No. 1. "This is one of the most competitive industries in the world and so, to say that there’s not competition, that’s just the furthest thing from the truth." Odds are still heavily favoring Bradford to start Week 1 thanks to his hefty salary, but if Carson Wentz blows up this preseason, it'll be hard to keep the No. 2 pick off the field.
May 25 - 10:15 AM

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Tyler Eifert "could miss the first couple of games of the season" following Wednesday's ankle surgery.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Eifert is undergoing surgery to "repair a loose ligament on the side of his foot," and the "worst-case scenario" is Eifert "to be out the first few games" of the season. Eifert initially injured his ankle in the Pro Bowl, and it's been giving him fits ever since. It may be around midseason before Eifert truly makes an impact since he'll miss the entire offseason.
May 25 - 8:35 AM

According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, the Dolphins "continue to monitor" free agent Arian Foster.

The Dolphins have been the team most-heavily linked to Foster since he visited them in March. Foster is expected to be medically cleared in as little as a week, so it looks like his market is going to heat up well before training camp. The Dolphins have said all the right things about second-year RB Jay Ajayi, but he can't get too comfortable atop the depth chart.
May 24 - 10:50 PM

Raiders owner Mark Davis believes moving the team to Las Vegas would "unite the Raider nation."

"The Raider fans in Northern California get upset a little bit when we talk about going to Los Angeles, and the L.A. fans get a little ticked off at the fans in Northern California, so it seems like Las Vegas is a neutral site that everybody’s kind of bought into," Davis tried to rationalize. "It will unite the Raider nation more than divide it." If Davis were right, it would be the first time in the history of professional sports that moving a team "united" a fanbase. Davis isn't trying to move the team to unite Raiders fans. He's doing it because it would make him richer and there's no stadium solution on the horizon in Oakland.
May 24 - 5:53 PM

A source tells ESPN's Rob Demovsky Eddie Lacy still weighs "in the 240s."

It means Lacy was tipping the scales near 260 last season, as he's believed to have lost 15-18 pounds. Lacy weighed in at 231 at the Combine. Speaking Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy suggested the team still wants Lacy to lose more weight. "Eddie will be fine," McCarthy said. "I believe he'll hit the target that we're all looking for when the lights come on." McCarthy also reiterated that Lacy "cannot play at the weight he was at (last) year." Lacy should have more P90X on tap for the summer.
Source: ESPN.com
May 24 - 5:04 PM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary is skipping OTAs as he seeks a trade.

Playing under his one-year, $2.553 million restricted free agent tender, Leary wants out of Big D after spending 75 percent of 2015 as a healthy scratch. Leary was a starter in 2013-14, but fell behind talented rookie La'El Collins early last season. The Cowboys seem willing to move Leary, but executive Stephen Jones has said he won't be "given away." Leary is a $2.553 million redundancy for the Cowboys' dominant line. A trade is probably an inevitability.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 24 - 4:33 PM




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