NFL Offseason Notebook

03/01/2023 NFL Offseason Notebook

By: Jeff Yoder

Roster Cuts, Franchise Tags & Coaching Decisions Flood the Headlines During Combine Week

The NFL’s top executives and scouts are in Indianapolis all week for the scouting combine, but that’s not stopping them from doing business (or not doing business) with their current rosters and coaching staff. More notable roster cuts have happened, as well as the first franchise tag of 2023, and a number of coordinator moves, too. Quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Marcus Mariota — two former No. 2 picks — are back on the market while Daron Payne (Commanders) got the league’s first tag. Meanwhile, the Eagles filled both coordinator vacancies after Super Bowl LVII, and Taylor Lewan showed everyone just how cold the NFL can be when the Titans dropped off his stuff in a trash bag after nine years in Tennessee. Ice…


Here are the top news stories from the NFL this week. The combine continues today with field drills beginning tomorrow.


Notable Roster Cuts

Falcons QB Marcus Mariota

Titans OT Taylor Lewan

Commanders QB Carson Wentz

Giants WR Kenny Golladay

Bucs RB Leonard Fournette


Notable Franchise Tags

Commanders DT Daron Payne


Coaching Decisions

Eagles Promote QB Coach Brian Johnson to OC

Eagles Hire Seahawks Associate Sean Desai as DC

Bills DC Leslie Frazier to Take 2023 Season Off


Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: Sleepers Ready to Emerge at NFL Combine

Yahoo! Sports: Titans Drop Off Taylor Lewan’s Equipment in Trash Bag at Front Door


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