The Falcons might not retain Steven Jackson, but they should strongly consider re-signing Antone Smith, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com writes. Smith’s 2014 season ended prematurely due to a broken leg, but not before he scored five touchdowns off of just 36 touches. Smith has the ability to make one cut and take it to the house, and that would be a great fit in Kyle Shanahan‘s system. More out of the NFC…
- Eli Manning has one more new contract in him but it may behoove the Giants to allow their franchise quarterback to play out his current deal. On Tuesday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post looked at the pros and cons of a new deal for Manning. Earlier this week I examined a potential deal for Manning and the possible ramifications in could have on the rest of the roster as a part of the Giants’ offseason outlook.
- Monte Kiffin, who served as the Cowboys‘ assistant head coach and defensive consultant in 2014, will not be returning to the team for the 2015 season, sources tell Todd Archer of ESPN.com. However, Archer hears from a source that Kiffin, who turns 75 at the end of the month, would like to continue his coaching career in some capacity.
- The Cowboys should plan on keeping Joseph Randle for now, but they should cut bait if evidence from the pending legal investigation doesn’t go in his favor, Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News writes.