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NFC Notes: Cardinals, Lions, Packers, Vikings

Cardinals

During his introductory press conference on Friday, new Cardinals QB Sam Bradford said that his knee is feeling “good.”

“It’s continued to get better,” Bradford said. “Obviously, throughout this offseason and moving forward, it’ll kind of still be a process and there’ll be some things to continue to work on, continue to get better but as of right now, it feels good.”

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer referred to Bradford’s knee “degenerative” at the Combine.

“I mean, look, obviously there’s some wear and tear on my knee,” Bradford said of Zimmer’s comments. “I’ve been through a lot with it. All I can tell you is how I feel right now and really kind of where it’s gone since I had the procedure since November, and it’s done nothing but get better.

“And I feel good at the moment. That’s really all I can tell you about it right now.”

  • Mike Jurecki reports that the Cardinals are not interested in free agent OL D.J. Fluker, despite a recent report connecting Arizona to Fluker.

Lions

  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions offered DT Haloti Ngata the same money he got from the Eagles, but Ngata wanted to play in Jim Schwartz’s one-gap scheme.
  • Chris Burke reports that the Lions tried to retain TE Darren Fells but wound up being outbid by the Browns, who offered him a three-year, $12 million deal.

Packers

Vikings

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the restructured contract agreed to by the Viking and RB Latavious Murray on Friday reduce his $5.15 million base salary this year.
  • Murray’s salary is now fully guaranteed and the final year of his three-year deal has been eliminated, which will allow him to become a free agent in 2019.
  • The Vikings announced Friday that they’ve re-signed exclusive rights free agent DT Dylan Bradley.