NFC Notes: Saints, JPP, 49ers, Lions

Some assorted notes from around the NFC…

  • The Saints have interest in linebacker James Laurinaitis, reports’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter). The team is hoping to have the 29-year-old in for a visit next week.
  • The Giants have been working to get a deal done with Jason Pierre-Paul before free agency opens, tweets’s Dan Graziano.
  • 49ers coach Chip Kelly is Colin Kaepernick‘s best chance to “re-establish himself as a reliable NFL starter,” writes Mark Maske of The Washington Post. Therefore, the writer says the quarterback is wrong for asking for a trade, and he believes the 49ers would be wrong to consider the request.
  • Lions general manager Bob Quinn is optimistic that linebacker DeAndre Levy will be ready to go for the start of the 2016 season. “I’m fairly confident,” Quinn said (via Tim Twentyman of “I have not seen DeAndre in the building as of yet. I’m really interested to see when he comes back for the offseason program what kind of shape he’s in and how he’s looking. But we’re confident he’s going to be ready for the season.”
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