A.J. Harmon

NFC Notes: Orton, Vikings, Bridgewater

Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap breaks down the situation between the Cowboys and veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. The Cowboys badly want Orton not to retire and they’re threatening to revoke part of his signing bonus if he does not report to the team. Usually, as Fitzgerald notes, teams do not go after bonus money when a player retires, though they do have that right under the CBA.

  • The Seahawks have signed former Cumberland University offensive tackle A.J. Harmon, according to Tommy Bryan of The Wilson Post. The 6’6”, 320-pound lineman participated in Seattle’s three day rookie mini-camp. A spot opened up for Harmon earlier today when the Seahawks cut sixth-round pick Garrett Scott. ESPN’s John Clayton says Scott would get $318K for the season if he’s on the non-football-related injured reserve, plus the signing bonus (link via Condotta).
  • Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated attempts to solve the vertical passing game with Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. There are times where Bridgewater isn’t as accurate with the deep ball as he needs to be, but that’s not to say that he couldn’t tighten up his mechanics and change that. In three seasons at Louisville, Bridgewater’s completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown-to-interception ratio and passer rating improved every year. He also completed 71 percent of his passes in 2013, for 9.3 yards per attempt, 31 touchdowns, and just four picks.
  • Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tweeted out the Cardinals‘ rookie minicamp roster. Notables include talented Alabama offensive tackle Anthony Steen, who was sidelined by injuries during his senior season.