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The agent for free agent FB Vonta Leach said seven teams have expressed interest in his client.

Agent Ralph Vitolo named five of the suitors in the Dolphins, Texans, Giants, Chiefs and Browns. It's not a surprise considering Leach has been a first-team All-Pro in three straight seasons and graded out as Pro Football Focus' top-rated lead blocker last year. He reportedly had a visit with Miami on Wednesday.
Source: Fox Houston
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Impending free agent CB Brandon Carr said he will consider retirement this offseason.

Carr made the statement after the Cowboys' Divisional Round loss to the Packers. Only 30, this is likely just a player venting some frustration in an emotional moment, but it at least is worth noting. Carr did not live up to his contract in Dallas, but he has been a solid, reliable starter. He will receive plenty of interest in free agency if he decides to keep playing.
Jan 16 - 10:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports trading Tony Romo is the Cowboys' "No 1. priority this offseason."

"We know he's not going to be on the Cowboys in 2017," Rapoport said confidently about Romo. He again said Romo would like to land with the Broncos, but added Denver does not "seem inclined to make that move." With it all but decided Romo will be playing elsewhere next season, the only questions remaining are where he ends up and how he gets there. Those questions should dominate the discussion this offseason.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 6:29 PM

Texans fired OC George Godsey.

It was officially announced as a "mutual parting of ways." Godsey spent the last two seasons as Houston's offensive coordinator, but Bill O'Brien retook playcalling duties in late September. Whether Godsey was a problem or not, the Texans felt the need to "part ways" with someone for their impotent offense, and it certainly wasn't going to be the guy (GM Rick Smith) who signed Brock Osweiler. The Texans are back to the drawing board at quarterback for 2017.
Jan 16 - 5:03 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that he's "not sure" if Jordy Nelson (ribs) will be able to practice by Wednesday.

McCarthy did say Nelson "worked out" on Monday as he attempts to stay in shape while sitting with fractured ribs. We'd consider Nelson a long shot to face the Falcons at this stage of the week, but Nelson could try to gut it out if he feels well by the weekend. The Packers head to the Georgia Dome on Sunday.
Jan 16 - 4:01 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there's a "good chance" Chip Kelly is named the Jaguars' offensive coordinator.

Per Rapsheet, Kelly went into his interview expecting an offer, and has some "assistant hires ready." Kelly has been adamant he wants to remain in the NFL rather than turn tail and head back to college. Serving as a coordinator would be the best way to rehabilitate his brand at this point. He could be an awkward fit with fellow offensive mind Doug Marrone, who fancies himself a Bill Parcells-type. Kelly would have many more pieces to work with than he did in San Francisco.
Jan 16 - 2:54 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports J.J. Watt (back surgery) is "ahead of schedule."

Per reporter Aaron Wilson, there's "hope" Watt will do "some" work during OTAs. Noticeably thinner on the sideline during the playoffs, Watt had to shed weight to lessen the load on his surgically-repaired back. He's now in the early stages of bulking back up. Returning from back surgery — this is Watt's second — is rarely straightforward, but he's expected to be ready well ahead of Week 1.
Jan 16 - 2:34 PM

Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith as his 2017 quarterback.

"Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there." It's not exactly the most ringing endorsement, but due $13.3 million between salary and bonuses, Smith will almost certainly be back under center for a fifth season in Kansas City. Smith has made no progress as a Chief, stubbornly minding the store while trying to avoid mistakes at all costs. With Smith going on 33, the Chiefs at the very least need a plan-of-succession in mind.
Jan 16 - 1:34 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said it's "too early to know" if Brock Osweiler will be the Texans' starting quarterback in 2017.

The Texans handed Osweiler $37 million guaranteed last offseason, and he proceeded to be a total disaster and the main reason the Texans were held back from bigger and better things. His $16 million salary for 2017 is guaranteed, and Osweiler carries a $19 million cap hit. He would count $25 million against the cap if the Texans release or trade him. There just don't seem to be many other avenues for the Texans to travel unless they make a run at Tony Romo.
Jan 16 - 12:51 PM

Coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (toe) will be "ready to rock" for the NFC Championship game against the Packers.

Quinn did say Jones' reps will be managed this week. Jones re-injured his sprained toe in the Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, playing a season-low 58.3 percent of the snaps. But the Falcons have expressed zero concern about Jones' availability for next Sunday. Expect him to be limited in practice this week before playing next weekend.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 16 - 12:14 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers are "honing in on" Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan for their head-coaching vacancy.

With Josh McDaniels withdrawing his name from the search, it looks like Shanahan or bust for the Niners. Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable is the only other known candidate for the job. The 49ers have sat on their hands and dragged this search process out with the other five vacancies already filled. If they whiff on Shanahan, things could again be a total disaster in Santa Clara.
Jan 16 - 11:40 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is bowing out of consideration for the 49ers' head-coaching vacancy.

According to La Canfora, McDaniels is taking his name out of consideration for "personal" reasons, and it's "not a reflection" on the 49ers. It's probably a little bit of both. With New England advancing this deep into the playoffs, the San Francisco job is the only one left open. McDaniels is better off riding it out another year with Tom Brady and Co. and seeing what next offseason brings. Kyle Shanahan and Tom Cable are the other two known candidates linked to the 49ers.
Jan 16 - 11:09 AM




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