March 14, 2020 at 7:59 pm CST by Marc Delucchi
In good news for Cowboys fans and management, Yahoo Sports’s Charles Robinson speculates that there may not be an equally solid market of free agents for a large recipient Amari Cooper as expected. Cooper would be the largest free-agent receiver named to reach the open market without a franchise tag in some time, but Robinson notes that the incredible depth of this year’s NFL Draft class at the wide receiver level could make the more astute teams in resetting the market to sign Bottaio. Granted, Robinson adds, “it only takes a suitor.”
Here are some other notes from around the NFC East:
- Washington by negotiations with the left star Trent Williams they have been well documented since the last offseason. The final fallout led Williams to remain out all season. Illustrated reports from Albert Breer of Sports that the negotiations disintegrated when Williams asked for money for the quarterback. Of course, it is difficult to know what it means specifically. Some lower level quarterbacks (like Mike Glennon is Keenum houses) received bids with average values only slightly above the league’s highest-paid tackles.
- Cowboys large receiver Ventell Bryant he was arrested on DUI charges in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday for Greg Auman of The Athletic. In Bryant’s arrest report, the arrest officer notes that Bryant admitted that he had drunk a number of drinks before getting behind the wheel and tested at a blood alcohol level of 0.110 and 0.099 on a breathalyzer (over ten times the legal limit of 0.08). Bryant made Dallas an out of contract free agent from Temple and emerged as a key contributor to special teams in his beginner season.
- The Eagles face a tough decision about the veteran safety contract Malcolm Jenkins, according to ESPN staff writer Tim McManus. Philadelphia must decide whether to implement a club option in Jenkins’ contract before the start of the new league year on March 18 for $ 7.6 MM. However, Jenkins made it clear that he will not play in these terms. He had wanted a new contract before last season, but was willing to play with his contract in 2020. While Jenkins remained an elite defender, the Eagles were attempts to give the 32-year-old a new contract that could pay him half from the 30s.