NFL rumors roundup

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Here's a look at some of the top rumors for Friday, Feb. 12:

  • The question now is when, not if, Robert Griffin III's time in Washington will come to an end. The final hurdle for the quarterback's release was passing his exit physical with the team, which Griffin completed without issue, reports NFL Media's Albert Breer. Our Mike Seer hypothesised that Griffin might benefit from the pending change of scenery, and compiled a short list of potential landing spots for the Heisman winner, who hasn't started a game since Dec. 28, 2014. Seer included the Dallas Cowboys on his list of options for the quarterback -- and since Johnny Manziel's off-the-field issues have all but ruled him out as an option for the Cowboys, the rumor mill seems to be gravitating towards the idea that Griffin's next move will be to the Lone Star State. Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News looked into Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' infatuation with RG III, citing a quote from Jones following Washington's 38-31 win over Dallas on Thanksgiving in 2012: "'I was in awe of RGIII and the plays he was making,' Jones said after the game." George also referenced a complimentary quote by Jones from two years ago, in which he continued to praise Griffin even as his performance began to decline with the Redskins: "Well, I'm a fan of RG III," Jones said. "He's got it. He's a driven young man. I'm a big admirer of RG III." Will strong interest from the owner result in Dallas picking up 26-year-old quarterback? Only time will tell.

  • The New York Giants continue their coaching staff reboot with the appointment of Jeff Zgonina as the team's new assistant defensive line coach, reports Alex Marvez of Fox Sports. Zgonina held the same position with the Texans for the past three seasons. The 45-year-old played 17 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman. Zgonina will be part of an effort, headed by new defensive line coach Patrick Graham, to re-energize the defense that finished dead last in total defense in 2015.

  • Last week, Ian Rapoport reported that DeMarco Murray was a potential candidate for the Seattle Seahawks to pick up, if he hit the market. This week, the name on the table is Matt Forte. Varying stances have already emerged on whether or not a Forte to Seattle move would be in the best interest of either party. NFL.com's Conor Orr sees Forte as a good fit for the Seahawks, especially with Beast Mode on his way out: "With the recent departure of Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks could be interested in a smart and complementary running back to fit their system." Our Sheil Kapadia, however, isn't sold on the idea: "Considering the Seahawks' cap situation and free-agency needs, I don't think they're going to spend the money on running back. The plan to replace the retiring Marshawn Lynch seems to be to go with Thomas Rawls and a couple of cheaper options. I'm assuming Forte is still going to be looked at as a starter by someone."