NFC Notes: Armstead, Floyd, Cowboys

Terron Armstead missed only one game because of a high ankle sprain he suffered in November, but the Pro Bowl Saints tackle is also dealing with a wrist injury that may require offseason surgery. Armstead underwent a CT scan recently, and although it showed no broken bones or ligament damage, the seven-year veteran acknowledged an offseason procedure is not off the table.

As far as ligament damage, tendon damage, it’s more of a, ‘If it’s still feeling like this or you can’t pick up anything in two weeks, we got to go further,'” Armstead said, via’s Amie Just.

Although Armstead made the trip to Orlando for the Pro Bowl, he did not play in Sunday’s game. The Saints have their left tackle under contract for two more seasons.

Here is the latest from the NFC:

  • If the Bears do not release Leonard Floyd, he will be on their books for $13.2MM — once his fifth-year option vests. With Khalil Mack‘s cap number spiking to $26.6MM — from an $11.9MM figure in 2019 — that would mean the Bears would have approximately a fifth of their salary cap tied to two players. But Ryan Pace‘s indications thus far have been Floyd will be a Bear next season, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune notes. If, in fact, the Bears do retain Floyd, it would seemingly behoove them to extend the 2016 first-rounder or restructure Mack’s deal to lower one of the pass rushers’ cap numbers. Floyd recorded just three sacks this season and has not eclipsed 4.5 since his 2016 rookie year.
  • Mike McCarthy hired a longtime coworker to join him in Dallas. The Cowboys are bringing in ex-Packers staffer Rob Davis to be an assistant head coach, according to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. A longtime NFL long snapper, Davis worked in the private sector over the past two years but served as the Packers’ director of player development from 2006-17.
  • Signs are pointing to the Packers letting linebacker Blake Martinez walk in free agency.
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9 comments on “NFC Notes: Armstead, Floyd, Cowboys

  1. Hannibal8us

    Floyd is a serviceable player but not worth that kind of money, at least for the Bears who have bigger needs to fill.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Agreed. The Bears have Butkus, Singletary and Urlacher in the HOF so it’s obvious that finding linebacker talent is the organizations strong suit. Finding OL and QB talent…well that’s another story.

    • Rondon

      Without a legitimate pass rusher on the opposite side, they are not getting the most out of Mack. Floyd ain’t it.

  2. JJB0811

    After seeing Watson & Mahomes take over the NFL world, why is Pace still a GM? Talk about a major whiff on the resume trading up 1 spot for Mitch.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Using hindsight you could easily discredit every GM that has ever worked in the NFL because they have all whiffed at least once.

  3. 13Morgs13

    Martinez is 26 and a solid LB. someone will get a good player in FA market.

  4. AstrosWS20

    If Pace doesn’t release Floyd he deserves to be fired on the spot. He has been a poor GM at best to begin with. Release Floyd, let Trevathon walk, resign Kwiatkowski, Pierre-Louis, Lynch and draft a LB late in the draft. Floyd can’t get anything done rushing a QB with Hicks and Mack. That’s not worth holding onto especially when you have to fill holes on the offensive line, tight end, safety, QB and more.

    • Rondon

      They’re not making the most of Mack with zero pressure from the other side. I give Pace credit for that trade, but other than that and a few mid to late round hits, he’s missed. Shaheen?? But they’ll give (Pace) one more year. You have to wonder about Nagy as well.

    • CriminalMethod

      Floyd has to be gone. He completely disappears most games, and offensive lines can focus on Mack without a real threat on the other side. Pace gambled and lost with Trubisky, but I’m not surprised he still has a job. He is tied to Nagy, who deserves a third season, and this will be the year that they have to get back on track. If Nagy can’t get more from Trubisky, and I don’t think he can, I think ownership hits the reset button and fires them both.

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