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Rex Burkhead (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

Burkhead missed the final two games of the season but is now on track to play when the Patriots are back in action next week following their first-round bye.
Source: NESN
Jan 3 - 12:56 PM

Giants hired ex-Cardinals DC James Bettcher as defensive coordinator.

Bettcher picked the Giants over the Titans after the Cardinals passed over him in favor of Steve Wilks for their head-coaching job. Bettcher had been the Cardinals' defensive play-caller the past three seasons after Todd Bowles left to coach the Jets. The two will now work in the same home stadium for different teams. Bettcher ran a 3-4 front in Arizona, while the Giants have been a 4-3 team for years. Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul may play in more two-point stances.
Jan 23 - 11:11 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports ex-Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell will interview for the Vikings' offensive-coordinator vacancy this week.

Bevell was the Vikings' OC for five seasons from 2006-2010 in Adrian Peterson's prime, teaming up with Brett Favre to help lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 2009, and also doing the best work with former dynamic weapon Percy Harvin. Bevell had been in Seattle ever since leaving Minnesota, but he could be headed back. He's also drawn interest from the Cardinals.
Jan 23 - 9:52 PM

Impending free agent Josh McCown said he plans to continue playing in 2018.

"I enjoyed my season [with the Jets]," McCown said. "It's a special place from the ownership down. I enjoyed my time with Coach [Todd] Bowles. A lot of decisions have to be made within the next few months, but I loved being there, and we'll see how it plays out." McCown will turn 39 in the summer, but everyone involved with the Jets' decision-making has said they'd like for McCown to return. He'll likely be a fallback plan to the Kirk Cousins types in free agency, but McCown would be a perfect bridge quarterback and mentor for an incoming rookie.
Jan 23 - 8:14 PM

Speaking at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team has no plans to move on from Dez Bryant.

Jones said he expects Bryant to return in 2018, though he didn't say if the Cowboys would ask him to take a pay cut. Bryant has failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving or double-digit touchdowns in his last three seasons and led the league with 12 dropped passes in 2017. Jones' son, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones, has also suggested that Bryant's behavior on the sidelines has become a "distraction." As it stands now, the 29-year-old will earn $12.5 million next season.
Jan 23 - 5:59 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer would not commit to re-signing Case Keenum Tuesday at his year-end press conference.

When asked if Keenum deserved to be the team's starter next year, all Zimmer could muster was, "We're going to work through the process." Keenum struggled against the Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship but was solid throughout the year, finishing second in the league in completion percentage and seventh in quarterback rating. Of course, Keenum had never been a full-time starter before this year and turns 30 next month. Whether it's from the Vikings or another team, Keenum should get a huge raise this offseason after earning just $2 million in 2017.
Jan 23 - 3:01 PM

Larry Fitzgerald still hasn't made a decision on playing in 2018.

Steve Wilks had an "in-depth conversation" with Fitzgerald after landing the team's head-coaching job on Monday, but said the star wideout still hasn't given him an answer on whether he plans on returning for what would be his 15th NFL season. Fitzgerald is nearing a number of career milestones and showed he still has plenty left by finishing second in the league with 109 catches in 2017. Fitzgerald previously said the retirements of Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians will have no bearing on his decision.
Jan 23 - 2:33 PM

Ex-Broncos OC Mike McCoy will interview for the Cardinals' offensive coordinator job.

Former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell interviewed for the same position earlier today and is reportedly "pondering his options." McCoy is coming off a disappointing tenure as Denver's offensive coordinator, though he had little chance to succeed with Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler at quarterback. McCoy is also a candidate to replace Pat Shurmur as Minnesota's OC.
Jan 23 - 2:24 PM

Derek Carr admitted his back injury affected him throughout the season.

Carr never looked the same after suffering the injury in Week 4. "When you break three bones in your back, it doesn’t feel good," he said. "I had to deal with it." Carr probably came back too soon, missing just one game after originally being given a 2-4 week recovery window. The 26-year-old will have his work cut out for him in 2018 working under demanding head coach Jon Gruden.
Jan 23 - 1:54 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cardinals DC James Bettcher is scheduled to meet with the Giants and Titans about their defensive coordinator vacancies.

Bettcher has not been let go by the Cardinals, but it seems to be a fait accompli after Arizona hired Steve Wilks to be their new head coach. The coordinator since 2015, Bettcher has overseen quality defenses during his time in Arizona. He would be a good hire for either team.
Jan 23 - 11:25 AM

Derek Carr said he wants new coach Jon Gruden "to be tough" on him.

Gruden has said he will "demand more" from his quarterback moving forward, and it sounds like Carr is fine with that. "I hope that he demands of me. I hope he’s hard on me," Carr said. "Let’s go fix problems that I have and let’s do what I need to do to win championships." Carr has plenty of problems to fix coming off a down season, but he has shown in the past he can be a quality quarterback. His willingness to accept criticism and work with Gruden is a good sign he will get back to that level again.
Jan 23 - 10:32 AM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Dez Bryant's behavior on the sidelines "can be a distraction."

In addition to his behavior, Jones questioned Bryant's fit with Dak Prescott and his place on the team. "The chemistry between Dak and Dez is different between Tony (Romo) and Dez. ... It hasn’t hit on all cylinders on how the connection works. It’s a work in progress," Jones said. "And we just have to really get our hands around, when you put all the full body of work together, where that's headed." Owed $12.5 million and coming off one of his least productive seasons, Dez was by no means a lock to return, but these comments make it seem like Dallas is seriously considering a divorce. Of course, Jones also might be trying to soften up Bryant before asking him to take a pay cut, an idea Dez shot down in December. Cutting Bryant would save the Cowboys $8.5 million against the cap but leave them with nothing resembling a No. 1 receiver.
Jan 23 - 9:53 AM




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