Though Jim Harbaugh recently stated he intends to remain head coach of the San Francisco 49ers through the end of the 2015 season when his contract expires, league insiders don’t expect that will be the case. The team whose keeps popping as a potential landing spot are the Miami Dolphins.
The New York Jets are returning to a more run oriented offense in 2014 in an attempt to exploit their strengths and lessen the load on Geno Smith. I’m told the game plan is to try and keep Smith under 20 passes per game. Part of the plan is to keep continuity on the offensive line, which is why they’ve made resigning right tackle Austin Howard a priority. At the same time I’m told the team views re-signing veteran guard Willie Colon as a last resort and will look to sign a player at the position via free agency. Names that make the most sense include Zane Beadles of the Denver Broncos and Geoff Schwartz of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Aaron Donald continues his assault up draft boards. While most mock drafts have Timmy Jernigan pegged as the first round pick of the Chicago Bears, Donald’s name continues to be talked about amongst league insiders.
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