NFC Notes: Falcons, Giants, Lions



Falcons DT Grady Jarrett said he is not worried about his contract situation with the team and is focused on playing well next season.

I’m just going to let that take care of itself,” said Jarrett, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m just going to focus on being the best player that I can be. But at the end of the day, that will work itself out.”


Giants QB Eli Manning mentioned that Pat Shurmur’s new offensive scheme has him throwing the ball downfield “a lot more.”

“I’ve been throwing the ball down the field a lot more. Every quarterback loves that,” Manning said, via the New York Daily News.

Giants co-owner John Mara said that everyone believes they can win with Manning as their quarterback.

“We can win with him,” Mara said of Manning. “Objectively, Dave [Gettleman] and Pat both said he can still play.”


Lions second-round RB Kerryon Johnson says he’s is fine with being part of a running back-by-committee.

“It’ll be different,” Johnson said, via “That time, that 30-carry a game, that’s obviously not going to happen. It shouldn’t happen in college, it’s definitely not going to happen in the NFL. It’s going to be different.”

“Hey, that just means I should have more energy, right? Every carry I get I should be definitely trying to score or get as many yards as I can, and I just have to play that way.

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