It’s Saturday, and that means ESPN.com’s NFL writers are opening their mailbags and answering questions from readers. Let’s start off the morning by checking out some notes from the AFC…
- As he’s mentioned previously, Michael DiRocco believes the Jaguars will pursue a big-name free agent. The writer mentions safety Devin McCourty, tight end Julius Thomas, and wideouts Randall Cobb and Demaryius Thomas.
- When asked if running back Darren McFadden would play for the Raiders next season, Bill Williamson wonders if the 27-year-old may try to “salvage his career” in a different offensive system.
- Adam Teicher writes that linebacker Tamba Hali, defensive end Mike DeVito and wideout Dwayne Bowe could all be cut by the Chiefs this offseason. Meanwhile, the writer expects safety Eric Berry to reduce his salary as opposed to getting released.
- Rich Cimini explores the veteran quarterback options for the Jets, bringing up names like Brian Hoyer, Jake Locker and Mark Sanchez. The writer believes the team could take a flyer on T.J. Yates, and he also suggests the team could pursue Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, assuming the veteran is eventually a cap casualty.
- Cimini also mentions that he’d prefer the Jets handing out a longer, more expensive contract to a young cornerback instead of spending on a veteran like Antonio Cromartie. Specifically, Cimini points to Kareem Jackson and Byron Maxwell.