Whether you are watching the NBA All-Star Game, SNL 40, or something else, here is a roundup of some NFC links you might have missed today:
- The Saints signed Senio Kelemete, Shayne Graham, Luke McCown, and Parys Haralson earlier this offseason, but the team still has 11 players on the roster set to hit free agency, writes Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com. The team could still attempt to sign deals for the following players before they reach free agency on March 10: Mark Ingram, Robert Meachem, Jonathan Goodwin, Brandon Deaderick, Ramon Humber, Moise Fokou, Patrick Robinson, Jamarca Sanford, Travaris Cadet, Bryce Harris, and Tyrunn Walker.
- The Falcons have their coaching staff in place, but now need to tighten up the roster. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution goes through the roster playing “Stay or Go?” with each player. Notable guys who should stay (after the obvious) include Roddy White and Osi Umenyiora, while Ledbetter believes the team should move on from Steven Jackson, Tyson Jackson, and others.
- The Eagles‘ most pressing need is clearly cornerback, but Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com also picks out some secondary needs, including inside linebacker, offensive line, quarterback, and wide receiver. Mosher writes that if the team fails to re-sign Jeremy Maclin, receiver would jump to the number one need, even over the secondary.
- As part of the Lions’ ongoing offseason, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press profiles the free agency of offensive tackle Corey Hilliard. The 29-year old struggled with injuries in 2014, and his career s a backup tackle with the team is in jeopardy.
- John Fox will taking the helm in Chicago as the Bears’ head coach, looking to turn around a porous defense in a hurry. Lucky for Bears’ fans, Fox’s teams have a history of drafting well on defense, writes Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. In Fox’s ten drafts as a head coach, his teams have selected seven defensive players, and Jahns writes that every single one of those picks has turned into a very good player who made an impact immediately.