Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said that they want WR Mike Evans to be a “Buc for life” and plan to contact his agent about a long-term deal at some point.
“Mike is a Buc for life,” Licht said previously when they exercised his fifth-year option. “I can promise you at some point, I can’t tell you when, we’ll be contacting his agent to try to make him an offer that will make him a Buc for long term.”
Evans mentioned that he feels the same way about remaining with the Bucs long term.
“I feel the same way,” Evans said. “I want to be a Buccaneer for a long time. I have a great relationship with everyone here. I want to be with Jameis. We can be one of the best duos out there. If everything falls in line, I just want to be with him and my teammates for a long time.
“We’ll see how it plays out. I’m hoping everything will play out well. I think we’ve got a good thing going. I just want to be around. I love this group of guys.”
Eagles DBs coach Cory Undlin explained what stood out for them in regards to second-round CB Sidney Jones during the draft process.
“There’s a lot that stood out on his tape. Competitiveness, effort, change of direction, ball skills, he can find it down the field, which is obviously imperative for us,” Undlin said, via CSNPhilly.com. “I like everything about him. The guy’s a good player. Great control of his body, violent in and out of his breaks, guy plays with his hair on fire. He checks off all the boxes. Smart kid, asks a lot of questions, which is exactly what I expected him to do. The difference in my mind between good corners and the ones that are not just good but like really good — great — are the ones that when the wide receiver stops, they stop. And when the wideout goes down and gets out, the corner, with a little bit of awareness and anticipation, can hopefully go down and hopefully match that angle and not have circles and all that other stuff. His ability to drop his body and get his feet in the ground and come out with violence and efficiency, it’s special.”
Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic takes a look at some offensive players currently on the Redskins’ roster who could be part of their core group in 2020.
- Tandler lists LT Trent Williams, G Brandon Scherff, and TE Jordan Reed as potential blue-chip players in 2020.
- As for solid starters, Tandler mentions QB Kirk Cousins, WR Terrelle Pryor, WR Jamison Crowder and RT Morgan Moses as four players to watch.
- Some players who could develop into starting-caliber players in the coming years, per Tandler, include OL Spencer Long, RB Rob Kelley, RB Samaje Perine and WR Josh Doctson.
NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger considers the Bills to be the best fit for free agent WR Anquan Boldin.
“I believe that Anquan Boldin is gonna get signed,” said Baldinger, via NYup.com. “Everybody knows what kind of professional he is, he’s been the [Walter Payton] Man of the Year. I just think a team right now that really is in desperate need of wide receivers is the Buffalo Bills… I mean you got Zay Jones who’s a rookie, we’ve seen where Sammy Watkins has struggled to stay healthy. Andre Holmes comes from Oakland. I just think he’d be a great signing in Buffalo.”
- Darryl Slater of NJ.com takes a look at the Jets’ options to replace long-time ILB David Harris.
Slater considers Demario Davis to be the leading candidate to take over for Harris right now.
- According to Slater, former first-round LB Darron Lee is not in the mix to take over for Harris because the team likes him at weakside linebacker.
- One free agent option next year suggested by Slater is Kevin Minter, who signed a one-year contract with the Bengals.
Steelers free agent addition CB Coty Sensabaugh says he’s “really familiar” with the Steelers’ defensive scheme after working with Dick LeBeau the past few years in Tennessee.
“I’ve been really familiar with this defense,” the veteran cornerback said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “The terminology might be a little bit different, but for the most part it is the same thing I played in for a few years. So it’s just going back to those days and just re-plugging in.”
Sensabaugh added that he still doesn’t know where he’ll line up for Pittsburgh and understands he’ll have to prove himself this summer.
“I don’t know what they’re going to have me at. I played outside and inside, so we will see,” Sensabaugh said. “At the end of the day, just to make it into these (NFL position) rooms, we all have to want to be the best. It’s just some unwritten rule that everybody is trying to take everybody’s job — and once you get it, you have to keep it. That’s just the way this business works. So I think we all know that and understand that.”