Extra Points: Bears, Cowboys, Scherff, Browns

Former San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio doesn’t regret vouching for Ray McDonald to the Bears staff but admits bringing him to Chicago was his fault, report Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t regret trying to vouch for him. At the time, I believed it was the right thing to do,” Fangio said. “The only thing I regret is because it didn’t work out and the club put their faith in my recommendation, (team chairman) George (McCaskey), (GM) Ryan (Pace) and John (Fox) took some hits from it from you guys (the media). You really should have been hitting me, not them.” McCaskey initially vetoed a McDonald-Fangio reunion but changed his mind when he met with the embattled defensive end face to face.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Injuries to Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar have made it increasingly likely that the Cowboys will bring in another running back, writes Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News. McFadden might be able to hit the field tomorrow, but the club is probably on the lookout for several RBs who could audition for a spot in the near future.
  • Washington drafted Iowa lineman Brandon Scherff as a tackle, but the No. 5 overall pick might slide in at guard instead, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. The club’s coaching staff likes what they see from former third-rounder Morgan Moses at right tackle, and while fifth overall might seem high for an eventual guard, OL coach Bill Callahan thinks Scherff could have a similar impact to Zack Martin, who earned an All-Pro nod as a rookie with the Cowboys.
  • Free agent addition Shaun Draughn is impressing at Browns camp, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, and the 27-year-old looks like a good bet to earn a roster spot behind fellow running backs Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson, and Terrence West. Draughn, a five-year veteran, saw time with both the Bears and Chargers last year before finishing the season with Cleveland.
  • In his latest mailbag at Titans.com, Jim Wyatt tackles several subjects such as the roster fate of Charlie Whitehurst, a possible reunion with Chris Johnson, and more.

Sam Robinson contributed to this post.

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2 comments on “Extra Points: Bears, Cowboys, Scherff, Browns

  1. Rory Parks

    I think the Junior Galette signing may have opened the door a crack for Ray Rice. With a legitimate chance at a deep playoff run, the Cowboys can’t afford to rely on injury-prone/unproven backs. Rice wasn’t good in his last year in Baltimore, but he was banged up and playing behind a horrid O-line. Given Rice’s seemingly genuine contrition, and the fact that Peterson, Hardy, and now Galette continue to be employed, I think Dallas may be giving it some serious thought.

    • Bryan

      What do those 2 things have in common?

      Ray rice isn’t getting a sniff from teams because he played poorly in 2014 and teams aren’t going to take the media nightmare for a bad player

      Herschel walker has a better chance of a Cowboys tryout

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