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NFC Notes: Bears, Giants, Lions

Bears

  • According to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears first-round LB Roquan Smith had his team-issued iPad stolen out of his car this past weekend in Athens, Georgia.
  • Along with the iPad, Smith also had four pairs of Bose headphones, Bluetooth speakers, a Kyboe watch, a Michael Kors watch, Nike shoes and Smith’s Georgia helmet stolen from his car, but there was no reported damage to the vehicle, which implies the car may have been unlocked.

Giants

  • Jordan Raanan of ESPN writes that the Giants are likely better served without OT Ereck Flowers on their roster at this point.
  • Flowers skipped the team’s voluntary workouts, even though they have a new coaching staff in place and hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.
  • Raanan says that the Giants appear to be holding out that this situation can work, but Flowers won’t be guaranteed a spot even if he reports tot he team for offseason workouts.
  • The Giants made Flowers available for trade during the draft, but it appears as though no team was offering enough to convince them to move on from the former first-round pick.

Lions

Lions RB Theo Riddick was asked about the team’s decision to sign LeGarrette Blount in free agency and use a second-round pick on Kerryon Johnson.

“I love it,” Riddick said, via DetroitLions.com. “I love competition. That’s why you play the game. I think we all do. We can’t wait until he gets here.

Riddick added that he isn’t concern that the new additions could cut into his workload.

“We don’t worry about that,” Riddick said. “We’re adding competition to our room and that makes everyone work harder. You have to bring your A game.”

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