NFC Notes: Bears, Panthers, Redskins

Bears

Bears veteran CB Prince Amukamara is clearly setting high goals for himself in 2018.

“I’m really looking for a 10-pick season,” Amukamara said when asked what he’s hoping to accomplish this year, via the Chicago Tribune.

“I’m reaching for the stars, right?” Amukamara added. “But at the same time, I know what I’m capable of. I know how hard I’ve worked. And every year I keep putting those goals out there. Because when it finally does happen, I can circle back to the time that I said it.”

Panthers

  • Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Panthers new owner David Tepper has decided to fire team lawyer Richard Thigpen.
  • Gantt notes that Thigpen’s dismissal is not surprising, given he was responsible for pursuing non-disclosure agreements with former employees, some of whom accused former owner Jerry Richardson of workplace misconduct.

Redskins

The Redskins used a 2019 sixth-round pick to select CB Adonis Alexander in the Supplemental Draft on Wednesday (NFLTR).

Alexander tells Yahoo Sports that his academic suspension stemmed from not paying enough attention to his academic life and instead focusing on off-the-field issues.

“I wasn’t really humble at the time,” Alexander said. “I definitely got a big head, I definitely started doing a lot more with my social life instead of my academic life. I really put football and my social life above academics. And that put me in a big hole.”

Alexander added that he plans to seek out a veteran mentor to help him get acclimated to the NFL.

“I’ll definitely find a veteran player that does everything right and model myself as a person after him,” Alexander said. “That will be the first thing I do, along with being in the playbook. It’s going to be football, football, football. I’ll always be in the film room.”

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