It’s Saturday, and that means ESPN.com’s NFL writers are opening their mailbags and answering questions from readers. Let’s start off the morning by checking out some notes from the NFC…
- David Newton says the Panthers rookie class this past season is arguably the best in team history. Four of the team’s six draft picks ultimately made it into the starting lineup, and Newton says the team’s only “miss” was sixth-rounder Tyler Gaffney.
- While Newton believes Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman will pursue more than just value free agents, he can’t envision the team going after a top, offensive skill player. Instead, the writer suggests targeting a left tackle or a defensive lineman.
- Mike Triplett gives a list of Saints player who may not return in 2015. Notably, the writer mentions linebackers David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton, lineman Jonathan Goodwin and Jahri Evans, wideout Marques Colston and running back Mark Ingram.
- Michael C. Wright can envision the Bears pursuing free agent Ndamukong Suh, but the defensive lineman’s expected contract may be too pricey for the organization.
- The Vikings free agent most likely to receive a new contract is defensive tackle Tom Johnson, opines Ben Goessling. The writer could also see the team bringing back linebacker Jasper Brinkley and guard Joe Berger.