The NFL offseason is in full swing and there are a ton of news and rumors buzzing around the league with the new league year approaching, especially regarding the futures of several big-name veterans. Here are the latest news & rumors you need to know from around the NFL:
4 teams interested in Jarvis Landry trade
Even though the Miami Dolphins used the franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry this week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, and Tennessee Titans are all interested in trading for Landry.
Landry led the NFL with 112 catches for 987 yards and nine touchdowns. It is the second time in three years in which he caught over 110 passes.
Dolphins to keep Ndamukong Suh?
Ndamukong Suh is another player with a murky future with the Dolphins, and though the team is expected to part with him, they may restructure his contract in order to save over $10 million in cap space this season, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
There’s another option that Miami could consider, allowing them both to keep Suh and to reduce his cap number significantly. It’s the so-called simple restructuring, where the bulk of his 2018 salary becomes a signing bonus, pushing the majority of that money into future years.
As to Suh, who has a $16.985 million salary this year, the Dolphins could (for example) reduce his 2018 salary to $1 million and pay him $15.985 million now. With three years left on his contract, the bonus would be divided equally between 2018, 2019, and 2020. This would create $10.66 million in immediate cap space, reducing his cap number for 2018 from $26.1 million to less than $15.5 million.
Suh, who signed a six-year, $114 million deal with the team in 2015, had 47 tackles with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles last season.
Jaguars exploring QB options
Though the Jacksonville Jaguars have been publicly adamant about keeping Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback next season, they are "actively" exploring other options, according to Florio.
The Jaguars have a window of opportunity to attempt to negotiate a new deal with a free-agent quarterback before the window closes on severing ties with Blake Bortles. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars currently are exploring their options, actively.
Bortles passed for 3,687 yards with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.Back to the NFL Newsfeed