NFC Notes: Eagles, Packers, Vikings



  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson tells Peter King that he saw “a little hesitation” in QB Carson Wentz on Saturday, but he was encouraged overall: “I think that’s natural. It’s more about his head than his knee right now.”
  • According to King, the Eagles never got the kind of offer that would have convinced GM Howie Roseman to trade Nick Foles this offseason.


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reiterated during an interview with Albert Breer of that he plans to play at least until he’s 40.

“Minimum is 40,” Rodgers said. “I’d love to be a starter at 40, so that’d be 40 turning 41. That’d be awesome because not many guys have been to play really well to that age.”

Regarding his contract, Rodgers says the two parties have discussed “a number of different types of deals.”

“We’ve talked about a number of different types of deals. There’s obviously mutual interest on both sides in keeping me in Green Bay for the duration,” Rodgers said. “That’s definitely what you want as a player. You see the rarity of it in sports, and you think about guys like Kobe, guys like Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, who spent entire career with one organization, Tommy in New England. It’s very rare. That would be the goal. …. As far as setting a trend or breaking down things, it’s great for the game and its players, for sure, when Kirk [Cousins] does a deal like he did. The reality is, there’s not many teams that would do that, first of all. And there aren’t many teams that would do it for more than three years. So at some point, there are going to be contracts that will continue to extend that, and there’s been guys who’ve done it over the years, who’ve done monumental things, whether it’s Reggie White in free agency, that make a difference for the next generation. That’s something you can have as part of your legacy.”


Vikings RB Dalvin Cook says he’s ready to deliver hits to the defense in the team’s first padded practice.

“I’m ready to deliver it,” Cook said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “That’s what I’m ready to do. That’s my mind-set, man. I’m going to go out there and play and be me. I know my knee is fixed. I know I’m healed up. Put the time in, go out there and play.”

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