NFL News & Rumors: February 4th, 2017
Here are your daily NFL news and rumors for the day of February 4th, 2017.
Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Nick Foles could be a cap casualty according to the Kansas City Star. In 2017, Nick Foles is due an non-guaranteed $10.75 million. Nick Foles will likely be asked to take a pay cut if he wishes to remain with the Chiefs in 2017.
Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions will be having some questions at the wide receiver position heading into 2017. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin‘s status for 2017 is currently up in the air as he has not yet decided on if he will continue to play in 2017. Anquan Boldin’s teammate Andre Roberts name has also been thrown in as a player who could not be re-signed for the 2017 season. Boldin was way more of an impact player for the Lions than Roberts in 2016 and it will be a big loss for the Lions offense. If Boldin does not re-sign it will leave a gap at the #2 receiver on the team. The team could likely address wide receiver in the middle rounds of the draft.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Impending free agent defensive back Johnathan Cyprien is rumored be hitting the free agent market according to ESPN. Jonathan Cyprien is coming off his best season in the NFL where he finished the season with 128 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 sack. In 2016, Cyprian played mostly as a box-safety (close to the line of scrimmage). ESPN reported if the Jaguars are not able to re-sign him another team won’t dish out a large contract for his services, which could land him back in Jacksonville.