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NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Packers, Vikings

Buccaneers

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter praised second-year WR Jesus “Bobo” Wilson, who is competing for one of the final roster spots at receiver this summer.

“Bobo’s having one of the best offseasons of anybody,” Koetter said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “I said at the end of last year he was one of the most improved players. Two guys, receiver-wise, that stick out almost every day are Bobo Wilson and Freddie Martino. … Bobo has gone from a guy that could only play one position to a guy that could play all three, which helps his chances. He’s just become so much more coachable. Part of that is knowing what you’re doing, it makes it easier to play fast, and he has no problem playing fast.

Packers

  • Packers LB Clay Matthews was hit in the face with a line drive at a charity softball game on Saturday and taken to the hospital.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Matthews is believed to have sustained just a broken nose.
  • Here’s the video of the play in which Matthews was injured: (Dave Schroeder)

Matthews later confirmed that he sustained a broken nose and will undergo surgery once the swelling has subsided.

Vikings

Vikings’ third-year WR Laquon Treadwell downplayed that this is a “make-or-break” season for him in Minnesota.

I think it’s a make-or-break year for everyone, not just myself,” said Treadwell, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “A lot of guys speak on it, every year is a new year. You’ve got to reprove yourself. … I just don’t put the pressure on myself as a make-or-break year.”

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer added that every player’s third-year in the NFL is important, while Treadwell is “continuing to get better.

“It’s important any time you are in your third year, it’s important,” said Zimmer. “He is continuing to get better. I think he stopped being so hard on himself and is just letting it flow now. I think that is part of it.

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