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NFC Notes: Eagles, Lions, Packers, Panthers, Seahawks



  • According to former Eagles assistant coach Tra Thomas, first-round pick OLB Marcus Smith‘s rookie struggles can be attributed to his lack of strength.

He’s definitely going to have to get a little stronger out there because when you look at even his body type, he has the build of like a high school athlete still — a young college athlete,” Thomas said, via CSN Philly. “He needs to put on probably about a good 15 to 20 more pounds so he can really execute and be a effective out there.

“He has the same movement pattern as Connor [Barwin], where you can teach him how to work and throw his different moves in and how to help him with his timing.



  • Rob Demovsky reports that all contract talks between the Packers and DT Letroy Guion are on hold while Green Bay investigates what happened with his arrest.
  • Demovsky writes that this situation “probably adds more urgency to getting a deal done with [B.J.] Raji.”
  • According to Demovsky, the Packers are likely to move on with ILBs A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones.
  • Demosky mentions that “there seems little chance” of the Packers allowing WR Randall Cobb to walk this offseason.



According to Joel Corry of CBS Sports, the 2015 base salaries for a number of Seahawks players are all guaranteed as of today.

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