NFC Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys, Lions



The Cardinals tried out former Browns second-round WR Greg Little this past weekend and later said he was just trying to “make the best of this opportunity.”

“Opportunity,” Little said, via “Coach [Steve] Wilks came in yesterday, and that was the first thing he put on the board. That really hit home for me. This is an opportunity. . . . Honestly, it hits home. This league is here today, gone tomorrow. I’m just trying to make the best of this opportunity.”

According to Cardinals HC Steve Wilks, Little “stood out a little bit” during the sessions.

“I think you guys saw the same thing I saw,” Wilks said. “He was out there making some plays, and he stood out a little bit. It was good to be able to get him out here. I know he’s excited about the opportunity he has, and hopefully he can continue to make the most of it through the weekend and we’ll see what happens on Sunday.

  • According to Mike Jurecki, the Cardinals signed FB Derrick Coleman to a one-year deal that includes a $790,000 base salary for the 2018 season. Jurecki adds that Coleman is expected to be the team’s starting fullback.


  • Todd Archer reports that Cowboys DT Maliek Collins had surgery to repair a broken left fifth metatarsal on Monday.
  • According to Archer, Dallas is hoping that Collins can return by the end of training camp and can be ready for the season opener against the Panthers.


  • Tom Pelissero of NFL Media mentions that Lions could use a number of running backs this year in specific roles.
  • However, Pelissero says that the Lions want to work with second-round RB Kerryon Johnson in terms of his pass catching.
  • Pelissero adds that stopping the run will be a big emphasis for HC Matt Patricia’s defense this year with fourth-round DL Da’Shawn Hand being a key contributor in this area.

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