Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/17/14
49ers Jim Harbaugh announced that David Akers will remain the team’s kicker despite missing a field goal against the Falcons. (NFLTR) Bengals Bengals may look to the draft to find a backup quarterback for next season. (NFLTR) Browns Browns CEO Joe Banner mentioned that he viewed hiring Chip Kelly as their HC as too big of a “gamble.” (Sports Illustrated) Cardinals Former Colts OC Tom Moore will be hired as a part of Bruce Arians’ coaching staff with the Cardinals. (CBSSports.com) Colts Colts New offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton mentioned that he expects to employ more of a West Coast offense next season. (Indianapolis Star) Cowboys The Cowboys may end up using Cole Beasley as a slot-receiver next season. (ESPN Dallas) Eagles The Eagles officially hired former Browns coach Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. (NFLTR) Giants LBs coach Jim Herrmann withdrew his name from the Eagles’ defensive-coordinator search. (Tom Rock) Falcons QB Matt Ryan is dealing with a sprained left shoulder, but it will not require surgery. (NFLTR) RB Michael Turner could be a cap casualty in the coming months. (ESPN.com) Falcons signed the following players to to reserve/future contracts: WR James Rodgers WR Marcus Jackson G Jacques McClendon DT Micanor Regis LB Pat Schiller TE Andrew Szczerba CB Peyton Thompson RB Josh Vaughan  Jets Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly told GM candidates that Tim Tebow was “forced” on him. (ESPN New York) NT Sione Pouha will not need offseason back surgery. (ESPN New York) Lions DE Cliff Avril believes he’s capable of playing in both 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes. (MLive.com) Jim Schwartz mentioned that he is not considering any changes to the team’s Wide 9 defensive scheme or a switch to a 3-4 defense. (MLive.com) Packers Unrestricted free agent Greg Jennings is “as good as gone.” (NFLTR) OT Derek Sherrod is expected to compete for a starting job next year, according to OL coach James Campen. (NFLTR) Packers would like to retain LB Brad Jones who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the coming months. (NFLTR) There are some questions as to how TE D.J. Williams fits into the team’s plans. (NFLTR) Patriots Head coach Bill Belichick told reporters he intends to return next season. (Boston Herald) CB Aqib Talib might be irreplaceable given how bad New England’s secondary was without him. (NFLTR) DE Chandler Jones could be in need of offseason ankle surgery. (Jeff Howe) Patriots signed the following players to to reserve/future contracts: FB James Develin WR Andre Holmes DT Tracy Robertson  WR Jeremy Ebert LB Jeff Tarpinian  DE Marcus Benard  Rams RB Steven Jackson could be on the Falcons, Packers and Steelers radars during free agency. (NFLTR) Ravens The Ravens removed the “interim” tag from OC Jim Caldwell’s title. (NFLTR) Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is “leaning” toward rest rather than undergoing surgery this offseason. Saints  Saints are reporteldy discussing a new contract with OC Pete Carmichael. (NFLTR) Steelers The Steelers’ odds of re-signing RB Rashard Mendenhall are reportedly “not good.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Titans The Titans could “choose to part” with SS Jordan Babineaux at some point this offseason.  (Nashville Tennessean) Vikings Vikings have no intentions of adding a quarterback to compete with Christian Ponder, but a replacement for Joe Webb is likely. (NFLTR) The post NFL News & Rumors: Monday 1/21 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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