NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Packers, Vikings



Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter was asked Monday what will happen in terms of their quarterback situation once Jameis Winston is ready to return from his suspension.

“I won’t be the one getting into that,” Koetter said, via’ll worry about that when the time comes. Right now we’re going to start working on Pittsburgh and that’s all that matters right now. Everything else is in the future because it could all change just like that.”

  • According to Ian Rapoport, Buccaneers first-round DT Vita Vea is getting healthier and could return to practice this week. However, it’s still too early to say he’ll be available for Week 3.
  • Howard Balzer reports that the Buccaneers tried out TE Nick O’Leary this past weekend.


  • Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that they are “not sure” about RB Devonta Freeman‘s timetable to return from a knee injury.
  • Over the weekend, a report mentions that Freeman is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a knee contusion. (NFLTR)


Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters that QB Aaron Rodgers came out of Sunday’s game sore, but didn’t experience any setbacks to his injured knee.

“Aaron Rodgers, I mean he’s obviously sore. That’s to be expected,” McCarthy said, via “I don’t have an accurate read on where exactly he is, but he’s a warrior, just for what he gave us (Sunday) was outstanding.”


  • Despite a poor outing against the Packers on Sunday, Tom Pelissero reports that the Vikings are not waiving former first-round WR Laquon Treadwell.
  • Mike Florio points out that Treadwell’s $1.35 million salary is guaranteed for 2018 whether he’s on the team or not and the team’s lack of financial flexibility prevents them from adding a notable replacement like Dez Bryant.

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