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NFL Notes: Tablet Video Security, 49ers, Chargers, & Redskins

Tablet Video Security

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is told by a league source that NFL teams have security concerns over the video capabilities from the Microsoft Surface tablets that are provided in-game.
  • Florio suggests that the NFL would require strict procedures of how game film will be shot. This includes protocol over how video is created, who is creating it, and how the process of creating video will be monitored.
  • Florio references the Patriots‘ 2007 spygate scandal as a similar situation to watch out for, where New England was caught videotaping opposing defensive coaching signals.

49ers

49ers HC Chip Kelly said he was not the key influence in the team’s decision to draft first-round DE DeForest Buckner and that San Francisco was already sold on him as a prospect prior to selecting him.

When it came to players we recruited, I did not weigh in until the end,” Kelly said on 95.7 The Game, via NinersNation.com. “I thought it was important for the people in personnel to give their own opinion, and to talk about him. They were extremely high on him. He was on the top of the board whether I was here or wasn’t here. That just kinda tells you what kind of player and person is. No matter who it was, any team in this league would tell you that DeForest Buckner is a top 10 kind of draft pick, and certainly ended up being one.”

Chargers

  • Eric D. Williams of ESPN does not think undrafted QB Mike Bercovici will make the active roster, since Zach Mettenberger and Kellen Clemens are competing for the No. 2 role and it is unlikely for the Chargers to keep more than three quarterbacks.
  • However, Williams suggests that Bercovici has a chance to make the team’s practice squad.

Redskins

  • Although Redskins’ first-round WR Josh Doctson injured his foot on Tuesday, it does not appear to be a notable injury. (Rich Tandler)
  • Regardless, Tandler says the team will take a cautious approach with Docton’s injury and will not push his return to practice.