East Notes: Bryant, Revis, CJ2K

According to John Keim of ESPN.com, it’s hard to imagine both Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins returning to Washington for the 2015 season. As such, this week’s combine could provide a good opportunity for the team to initiate some trade discussions involving one or both of the signal-callers, says Keim. More from the AFC and NFC East..

  • Dez Bryant is considered a very viable candidate for the franchise tag this year, but this may not be the last time he gets tagged. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com suggests that, if the Cowboys franchise their star wideout this year, it could pave the way for the team to do so again in 2016.
  • If the Patriots want to keep Darrelle Revis for $20MM in 2015, the cornerback will be upset about it, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. From his perspective, the second year was aimed at allowing the Patriots to divide the signing bonus over two years, for cap purposes. Of course, what Revis envisioned a year ago doesn’t mean the Patriots will proceed in that fashion. Most people won’t be crying for Revis if he gets paid $20MM from New England in 2015, but he’s seeking a multi-year deal that could pay him $40MM or more. When considering that it could be Revis’ last chance at a big payday, his position becomes a little more understandable.
  • Chris Johnson says the Jets were not honest about what his role would be when he signed with the team last April, as Brian Costello of the New York Post writes. “I think I went into a situation where I was told one thing, and it was another,” Johnson said on “The Rich Eisen Show.” Johnson said he does not blame former coach Rex Ryan. Instead, he believes GM John Idzik dictated the playing time. “Throughout the whole thing, I think last year, with that organization, I think a lot of the stuff was out of Rex’s hands,” Johnson said. “A lot of the things that we were doing, I think it was out of Rex’s hands. Don’t nobody know but it was a [bad] situation.”

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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