NFC Notes: Bears, Cardinals, Rams


  • Chris Boden of CSN Chicago writes that Bears first-round QB Mitch Trubisky could be sidelined for the start of training camp if the two parties don’t reach an agreement regarding his rookie contract by then.
  • As of now, Trubisky is one just eight players who have yet to sign their rookie contracts (NFLTR).
  • Boden says Trubisky’s agents are unlikely to allow their client to practice without a deal in place, even though Trubisky did take part in OTAs and minicamp without a deal being finalized.


Cardinals RB David Johnson mentioned during an interview with NFL Network that he feels some pressure to as much as he can this season to try to help Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald win a Super Bowl.

“Because Carson, especially Carson and Larry, those two guys have taught me so much in these last two years that helped me so much with the playbook,” Johnson said. “Learning how to run a route effectively, it’s not all about speed, it’s also about technique and stuff. So I really want to do it for those guys. Especially since they’re such — not just great athletes, but great people off the field. So I feel like there’s a little pressure on me to do as much as I can to get that ring for those two.”


Rams veteran DT Michael Brockers said during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that the team should pay DT Aaron Donald after he’s earned a long-term extension by being one of the top defensive players in the game.

“At the end of the day, that’s our brother,” Brockers said. “We’ll go to war with him and for him. We respect any decision. He deserves it. You look at the record, being the most dominant defensive tackle in the league, and he’s just making all these phenomenal numbers and stuff like that. And, obviously, pay the man. Obviously. He’s put in him some major work for this team and I think he deserves it.”

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