Extra Points: Jackson, Seahawks, Jets, Colts

Some assorted notes from around the NFL on this Saturday afternoon…

  • If DeSean Jackson really wants to stay with the Redskins, he’ll probably have to turn down more money elsewhere, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets. DJax says he wants to stay put, but the Redskins are reportedly lukewarm on him because of his inconsistency. Both Jackson and Pierre Garcon are free agents and it sounds like D.C. prefers the latter. Of course, with Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson already on the roster, the team doesn’t necessarily have to re-sign either one of the vets.
  • Knowing the way the Seahawks operate, it stands to reason that they will bring in a young kicker to compete with new addition Blair Walsh, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times writes. It’s quite unlikely that Steven Hauschka will be kept around for competition, however. Hauschka made $2.7MM last season and Walsh will probably earn something in the $1MM range, so it’s hard to see a scenario in which he would agree to fight for the job and accept a 50 percent-plus pay slash.
  • ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini believes some members of the Jets organization are probably regretting having not traded defensive end Sheldon Richardson to the Cowboys prior to the trade deadline. While the Jets were steadfast in their desire for a first-rounder in return, Cimini believes a deal would have gotten done had the team been willing to accept a second-round pick. Now, the writer can’t envision the organization getting that kind of value for Richardson. After talking to several sources around the league, Cimini opines that the Jets could now get a third-round pick in return.
  • While Colts general manager Chris Ballard would prefer to build his team through the draft, Mike Chappell of CBS4Indy.com believes the front office may need to pursue some veteran free agents to help shore up their defense. The Colts ranked toward the bottom of the league in multiple defensive statistics, and the organization is staring at more than $55MM in cap space. Chappell cites the success of the previous regime, as several buy-low free agents ultimately helped the team.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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7 comments on “Extra Points: Jackson, Seahawks, Jets, Colts

  1. Clark

    With the Bears likely to have trouble getting FA and need help upfront I would think they’d be interested. Maybe 2 fourth rounders?

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  2. mcdusty31

    Does Richardson fit into a 3-4 scheme?

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    • JBTheMVP

      Yes. Richardson excels as a 3-4 DE. With Wilkerson and Williams, the jets had to use Richardson as a 3-4 OLB/4-3 DT. Richardson can play in a 3-4 or a 4-3 as long as he lines up along the defensive line as a DE or a DT.

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      • mcdusty31

        Good info…it’s tough to tell sometimes who does or doesn’t fit into certain schemes, although there are certain physical characteristics that would imply one way or the other…if I was a defensive player I would be more than interested in playing for avid Fangio, he is a heck of a defensive coach…that being said, not to sure the Bears need to trade any significant draft picks away because they need to be trying to get younger and more well balanced because they’re awful

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        • mcdusty31

          *Vic not avid

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  3. Clark

    I know he played some 3-4 in 2015 but I didn’t pay attention to Jets games this season so I’m not sure but he has some experience

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  4. Jacksson

    Interesting point that I have not yet seen as being brought up, now that former Viking Blair Walsh has been signed by Seattle. Where did Steven Hauschka get his NFL start?
    Yep, Minnesota Vikings.

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