Although the Colts are now thin at linebacker following D’Qwell Jackson‘s four-game suspension, Indianapolis is unlikely to forge a reunion with free agent Nate Irving, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star (Twitter link). Irving, whom Indy released in September, worked out for the Colts in last month, but is still looking for a contract. Instead, Indianapolis is likely to hand reserve ‘backer Edwin Jackson more playing time.
Here’s more from the AFC:
- Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who says he goes year-to-year, says he’d like to be back next year (Twitter link via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com). However, he hasn’t talked to head coach Todd Bowles about his future. The Jets have one of the lowest-ranked passing games in the NFL this season and they’re reportedly going to dismiss some of the staff assistants this offseason.
- Although the Patriots ended up signing Griff Whalen, they worked out wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com tweets. Wide receiver Kevin Smith also auditioned (Twitter link via Doug Kyed of NESN).
- Bills GM Doug Whaley says he does not want to see rookie quarterback Cardale Jones to play at any point this season (Twitter link via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com). “That would mean something terrible happened,” the GM said. The 6-6 Bills have had issues in the passing game, but they apparently won’t turn things over to Jones over the final month. Whaley raised some eyebrows today when he declined to commit to Tyrod Taylor for next season.
Sam Robinson and Zach Links contributed to this post.