NFC Notes: Bears, Packers, Saints

Bears

Bears WR Allen Robinson told reporters on Thursday that he feels “100 percent” ready to go for training camp after he was able to knock “a little bit of the rust off” this week.

“It’s the same thing like if you haven’t ridden a bike in a while, there’s nothing that you have to don’t trust or not,” Robinson said, via the Chicago Tribune. “It’s just getting back to certain things, just creating those muscle memories back.”

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky added that Robinson likes his old self.

“He got healthy and he’s starting to look like the old Allen Robinson, and it’s good to see,” Trubisky said, via ChicagoBears.com. “We got to throw a couple times recently and he’s getting back to his old self, just getting more and more comfortable, getting his legs underneath him, getting that speed back.

Packers

  • Aaron Nagler of Packers News lists Jimmy Graham as the only tight end who will enter camp as a lock to make the team this summer.
  • Although, Nagler mentions that veteran tight ends Marcedes Lewis and Lance Kendricks are both “good bets” to secure roster spots.
  • This leaves Emanuel Byrd on the roster bubble with Robert Tonya, Ryan Smith and Kevin Rader all long shots to secure jobs.
  • Nagler says that Byrd should have an opportunity to push Kendricks for a roster spot, considering that the veteran was unspectacular in his first year with Green Bay.

Saints

Nick Underhill of the Advocate has a great preview of the Saints’ upcoming training.

  • Underhill considers the “burning issues” for New Orleans this summer to be settling the secondary, establishing offensive line depth and figuring out who will replace Mark Ingram while he serves his suspension.
  • Underhill lists WR Brandon Coleman, WR Tommylee Lewis and DE/LB Hau’oli Kikaha as some notable players who will enter camp on the roster bubble.
  • As for position battles, Underhill says to keep your eyes on cornerback, linebacker and backup quarterback.

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