Content provided by Player News - Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
|RapSheet: 'No guarantee' Cutler plays in 2017||02-23-2017|
|Jay Cutler QB CHI|
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "no guarantee" Jay Cutler plays in 2017.
|"He's one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play," Rapoport continued. "It is a consideration. It's something he's confided in people." Cutler will be 34 in April and has dealt with several injuries the last couple seasons including the torn labrum he is currently rehabbing, but it would be shocking if he decided to retire. This is almost certainly a ploy to scare away any potential trading partners, forcing the Bears to release him and allowing him to pick his next destination. With so many quarterback-needy teams, Cutler should have a healthy market once he is cut.|
|Derek Carr (broken leg) 'almost 100 percent'||02-23-2017|
|Derek Carr QB OAK|
Derek Carr (broken leg) told LT Donald Penn he is "almost 100 percent."
CSN Bay Area
|Penn relayed the news while sharing an NFL Network set with David Carr, who added his brother plans to get in a "full offseason." Perhaps the Raiders take it slow with their franchise quarterback during OTAs, but there is no reason to worry about his availability. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Carr should land a long-term extension before the start of the season.|
|Free agent LB Klein looking for starting job||02-23-2017|
|A.J. Klein MLB CAR|
Impending free agent LB A.J. Klein told SiriusXM NFL Radio he is looking for a starting job.
Sirius XM NFL Radio
|The comment all but rules out a return to Carolina, who are set with Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, and Shaq Thompson. Klein has played an important role as an injury replacement the last couple seasons, however. Considering Davis' age and Kuechly's concussion history, the Panthers will need to replace him. As for Klein, he should be given a chance to compete for a starting job with several linebacker-needy teams in the market.|
|NYG 'would like' to re-sign Keenan Robinson||02-23-2017|
|Keenan Robinson OLB NYG|
ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants "would like" to re-sign WLB Keenan Robinson.
|Robinson has already said he wants to re-up with the Giants, so it sounds like this deal should happen. Signed to a one-year deal last March, Robinson played a lot of snaps as the Giants' nickel linebacker, but he struggled against the run. New York should be aiming higher as they look to upgrade their linebacking corps.|