Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
On Matthew Stafford and moving on...
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
News that the Lions and QB Matthew Stafford have agreed to part ways could affect the Jets in two ways: 1. If they decide to move on from Sam Darnold, Stafford could be a trade option if they deem Deshaun Watson too pricey and don't like the QB options with the No. 2 pick. Stafford would be a middle-ground alternative. He has two years, $43M on his contract; 2. It's a potential trade-down partner for the Jets. Detroit (No. 7) now needs a QB; could they move up? The Jets are willing to listen.
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
Former Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher is joining the 49ers as a senior defensive assistant, per sources. Had other options up to the end, including the Bears. Chose San Francisco to work with up-and-coming DC DeMeco Ryans and with Kyle Shanahan. Stability in SF a key.
Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer
The Bucs have designated safety Javon Hagan and offensive lineman Ted Larsen as practice squad elevations for tomorrow's NFC Championship at Green Bay.
Marcel Louis-Jacques ESPN
Bills have elevated WR Kenny Stills from the practice squad, as well as CB Dane Jackson
Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer
Veteran CB Tramon Williams will be on the roster for tomorrow's NFC Championship game as a COVID call up. The Packers brought him back on the practice squad this week after the Ravens' season ended and now he could play for his second team in the same postseason. They also elevated DL Brian Price and CB KeiVarae Russell from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday, signed P Ryan Winslow to the practice squad and released RB Dexter Williams from the practice squad.