Around the League: NFL News & Notes 2.14.19
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Report: Nick Foles and Jacksonville Jaguars have "Mutual Interest"
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Nick Foles and the Jacksonville Jaguars have mutual interest. There has been a lot of chatter of Foles joining the Jaguars given John DeFilippo was named as the Jags offensive coordinator and it's fully expected the Jaguars will move on from Blake Bortles this offseason. Given there are few teams looking to upgrade at QB this offseason, the Jags seem the likeliest team to sign the former Super Bowl MVP.
Florida Gators Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Removes Himself from Consideration for Cincinnati Bengals' Defensive Coordinator Job
Todd Grantham has removed himself from consideration for the Bengals' defensive coordinator job per Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel. Grantham was believed to be in the lead for the role and had an interview for the job this week. However, Grantham joins a long list of defensive coaches who have moved on from the position. The Bengals' offseason search for a full coaching staff continues.
More to the Rumors of Odell Beckham Jr. Being Traded by the New York Giants
Yesterday, Jay Glazer made a bold prediction in his mailbag from The Athletic that Odell Beckham Jr. will be traded this offseason. While it seems crazy to believe the Giants would trade their franchise star The MMQB's Albert Breer believes there could be more to the story than just simple rumors.
"I doubt the Giants actively shop him now, but there’s a larger piece to this—this isn’t a great receiver draft, and the free-agent class (Golden Tate, Adam Humphries, Cole Beasley, Jamison Crowder, Randall Cobb, etc.) isn’t off the charts, either. So my expectation is aggressive teams that need big-time receivers are going to get creative." (via SI.com)
Agent of Jaylon Ferguson, the FBS All-Time Sacks Leader, Makes Statement after NFL Revokes NFL Scouting Combine Invite
After a background check revealed Ferguson was convicted of simple battery his freshman year along with a minor public intoxication charge in college, the NFL decided to rescind Ferguson's invite to the NFL Scouting Combine. Ferguson's agent, Safarrah Lawson, released a statement condemning the NFL's decision. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and other reporters shared the statement with NFL fans early this morning.
Ferguson is the FBS all-time sacks leader and will almost surely see his draft stock be negatively affected if he is in fact not allowed to attend the NFL Scouting Combine later this month.
Jacksonville Jaguars Re-Sign Kicker Josh Lambo
Per The Florida Times Union's John Reid, the Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed Josh Lambo to a contract extension. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added the deal is a 4-year extension worth $15.5 million and includes $6.5 million in full guarantees. Lambo went 19 for 21 in field goal attempts last year and has proven to be a steady option for the Jags.