Extra Points: Cutler, Lynch, 49ers, Eagles

Free agent quarterback Jay Cutler continues to mull retirement, reports Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. The Jets have been the only team to show real interest in the 34-year-old since the Bears released him in March, and Gang Green went on to sign a different veteran, one of Cutler’s former backups in Josh McCown. It seems the Jets would have added Cutler had he been willing to sign with them, as Caplan writes that he wasn’t gung-ho on joining a rebuilding club. As a playoff-caliber team without an obvious answer under center, the Texans and Cutler could theoretically be a match, but they’re uninterested in signing him. Cutler has started in all 139 of his appearances, so it would be understandable if he’d rather walk away from football than continue as a backup.

More from around the game:

  • Retired running back Marshawn Lynch, who’s considering returning to the league, was involved in an unflattering incident at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, video of which is available courtesy of TMZ. Lynch smacked a cellphone out of the hand of an autograph seeker, cracking the screen, and that person is now considering filing a police report for assault. The league declined to comment on the run-in, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
  • Contrary to a report from Tuesday, the 49ers aren’t ready to give up on running back Carlos Hyde, according to general manager John Lynch. They’re actually “really high on” Hyde, who’s “a very talented young man,” per Lynch (via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle). It wouldn’t necessarily be wise to take Lynch’s comments at face value here, though Hyde did make his case to continue as San Francisco’s No. 1 back when he posted a 4.6 yards-per-carry average on 217 attempts and combined for nine touchdowns last season.
  • The Eagles have worked out Missouri defensive end Charles Harris, writes Tim McManus of ESPN.com. The potential first-rounder totaled nine sacks last season during his final year with the Tigers. Harris is part of what some executives and coaches are calling the best defensive draft class of the past two decades, tweets Dianna Russini of ESPN.
  • Free agent wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested Wednesday at Tampa International Airport on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Murphy, 29, played with the Raiders, Panthers, Giants and Buccaneers from 2009-15. He missed all of last season with a torn ACL, becoming a free agent after the Bucs waived him off injured reserve in November.
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6 comments on “Extra Points: Cutler, Lynch, 49ers, Eagles

  1. bowserhound

    Smack as many people as you can while you are still out of the league Marshawn. Charlie Murphy style.

  2. Z-A

    The Jets would make sense for Cutler.

    They go OJ Howard in the 1st
    Go OT or OG in the 2nd – Bolles, Robinson, Dawkins
    Go CB 2x in the 3rd – Wilson, Tabor, Douglas, Moreau or if they are lucky Sidney Jones

    • bts76

      Why not project Lattimore or Hooker in the 3rd too ? Nearly everyone you’ve projected will be gone in the top 25

  3. bts76

    Cutler’s shoulder is still an issue.

    Just a guess, but watch out for a draft day trade from Houston to acquire a starting QB…Tom Savage isn’t going to instill confidence

    Rivers, Bradford, Tannehill

  4. BayAreaSportsFan

    So harassing a person to get an autographed is acceptable, but when they refuse and eventually react it’s assault? Get a grip. Maybe don’t get in the face of a contact sport athlete… common sense…

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