NFL Notes: 49ers, Browns, Dolphins, Giants


49ers LB NaVorro Bowman and RB Carlos Hyde both expressed disappointment following Sunday’s game for being sent to the bench.

“We had a conversation and, uh, I don’t know — they’re doing what they want to do and, I don’t know. I don’t like it,” Bowman said, via “No one likes coming out of the game, but I’m a team player.”

“That wasn’t injury-related,” Hyde said. “That was just the coach’s call. … I don’t like it, but my boy, Matt, he’s a good back. So he did a good job going in there and making plays and stuff.


Browns HC Hue Jackson told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Jets that he isn’t overly concerned about rookie QB DeShone Kizer’s confidence after he was benched in favor of Kevin Hogan.

“I am worried about it just because I would hope that it didn’t get to this first and foremost,” Jackson said, via “Do I think he is mentally tough enough to handle it? Yes, I do. I don’t think he is walking around going, ‘Oh, my gosh. What did I do?’

“Today it didn’t go as well for him. So I felt it was best to let him watch, stick somebody else in there because I thought it was best for the team to give them an opportunity to win the game. That is why I did that. Not for any other reason. I will go back and watch the tape. I know DeShone very well. He will rally from this. He will get better. He will grow from it. He has to.”


Dolphins QB Jay Cutler admitted that he was “piss poor” in terms of his performance during Sunday’s game.

While the crowd was chanting “We want Moore!“, Dolphins HC Adam Gase said that he’ll make the decision on his own and won’t weigh public opinion in the matter.

“They chanted for [Moore] last year, too,” Gase said. “I’ll make the decision on the quarterback. We’re not going to take public polls.”

Armando Salguero spoke with multiple people within the Dolphins’ organization who said they aren’t going to bench Cutler.


  • According to Adam Schefter, the Giants believe WR Sterling Shepard suffered a sprained ankle similar to one he had during the summer.
  • Schefter adds that the Giants will have Shepard undergo more tests on Monday.

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