Wilks said Wednesday at the combine that he liked Mathieu’s skillset and would mesh well with how the coach’s former team, the Carolina Panthers, played as a heavy-blitzing squad.“When you look at the skillset that he has, I think he can do so much,” Wilks told reporters in Indianapolis. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals continue evaluating how their returning players fit in the system employed by first-year head coach Steve Wilks, and that includes determining how 25-year-old defensive back Tyrann Mathieu figures into the team’s future.Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that he was evaluating the future of all players when he was asked by a reporter if the team was operating as if Mathieu will be on the roster upon the new league year on March 14. 23 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It’s what we’re doing right now with our coaching staff is looking not only at Tyrann but every player, and see how they fit,” Keim said. “So how do they fit (with) what we’re asking them to do schematically, but where they fit from a salary standpoint — all those things moving forward.“And there’s a lot of moving parts: What we’re potentially going to do in free agency, how that affects our cap situation. And I feel like we have a pretty good grasp on that.”Related LinksNFL.com’s Rosenthal: Cardinals’ Mathieu a trade candidate to watchMathieu seems quite aware that while he’s under contract, the team could potentially move in a different direction. It’s a business 😎 https://t.co/1l5OPGuGOq— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) February 28, 2018Mathieu signed a five-year contract extension in 2016, but the Cardinals can use the next few weeks to evaluate whether his projected production is worth the price tag.The defensive back will be paid $5.75 million in base salary for 2018 but has $8 million of his 2019 salary guaranteed if he’s on the Cardinals by March 14. He also has a $5 million roster bonus owed on March 16, per Spotrac.com.Mathieu is the fourth-highest cap hit ($14.1 million) on the Cardinals’ roster for 2018, according to Spotrac.com. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
Looking for a less congested route from North Station to the Seaport? Hoping to easily travel between Charlestown and Long Wharf?Boston Harbor ferries may be the answer to some transportation needs.Earlier this week, MassDOT and Boston Harbor Now met with the Seaport Economic Council to present the proposed short list for new or expanded ferry service.*Advertisement* Included in the final short list is an Inner Harbor circulator among and between combinations of: Logan Airport, Lewis Mall in East Boston, Navy Yard Pier 4 in Charlestown, Lovejoy Wharf (North Station), Long Wharf, Rowes Wharf, Fan Pier and Word Trade Center East.The ferry short list, determined from the Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study, started with 3,689 ideas from stakeholder workshops, was narrowed down to 30 sites that were shared at the Water Transportation Open House in November, and now consists of twelve final sites. These twelve locations were chosen out of the 30 based on multi-modal access, existing infrastructure conditions, travel time savings, and demand from the surrounding market area.A transportation demand model will now be run for the final sites to determine the top three routes most likely to have financially sustainable service.“We look forward to continuing to explore increased and new ferry service in the Boston Harbor. Investing and enhancing maritime transport aligns with the Seaport Economic Council’s strategic objectives to leverage the assets of our coastal communities, create new opportunities for residents, and support the blue economy.” – Carolyn Kirk, Vice-Chair of the Seaport Economic CouncilIn addition to the inner harbor circulator, several North Shore and South Shore routes will be considered. South Shore sites include expanded services from Hingham and Hull, and new routes from Squantum Point / Marina Bay in Quincy and Fallon Pier on Columbia Point in Dorchester. North Shore sites include expanded Salem and Winthrop services, as well as a new ferry service from Blossom Street Pier in Lynn.Once the top three sites are selected, business plans for these proposed routes will be completed next spring.Read more NorthEndWaterfront.com coverage of the inner harbor ferry routes and Boston Harbor Now by searching the tags Ferries and Boston Harbor Now.