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NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Browns, Jaguars, & Packers


  • Bears HC John Fox said of injured first-round WR Kevin White: “They’ve been doing a lot of indoor work. Now he’s progressing to where he can get on the grass a little bit.” (Adam Hodge)
  • Former NFL physician David Chao mentions that White would be lucky to be back at all this season after sustaining a tibia stress fracture.


Bills WR Sammy Watkins expressed some frustration with his role in the team’s offense during an interview with the Buffalo News.

That’s what I get mad at,” Watkins said, “when I don’t get looked at. I can look at film and his eyes go straight that way and I’m not getting looked at, at all. That’s when I get frustrated. When I have one-on-one coverage, go to me. I don’t care what’s going on over there. I don’t care if he’s open. When I get one on one, just target me.”

“Everybody looks at you getting zero catches, zero yards but when you look on film 90 percent of the time you’re open,” said Watkins. “I understand that these guys are young and they need some time to trust me. Once we get that trust, it’ll be different. But for me, I need the ball at least 10 times — I need 10 targets — and I’ll be fine with however many yards I get. And that’s what I addressed in talking with my agent. We reached out to a couple people and tried to pull some strings like, ‘Hey, I need my targets. You came up to draft me and I’m not getting targets — that’s a problem. You’re making me look bad and you’re making yourself look bad. Why not make both of us look good?’


Jeff Guerriero, the agent for Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo, isn’t happy about his client’s playing time in recent weeks.

“[Mingo] is an impact player,” Guerriero said, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “[He] needs to be on the field. It’s that simple.

Mingo said he’s not ready to request a trade out of Cleveland, and is instead focused on helping the team win.

“I don’t think it’s there yet, but I’m a team player and I’m here to do whatever I can do to help the team win,” Mingo said, via Pro Football Talk. “That is the role I’m playing right now.


  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Jaguars were among a few teams with interest in signing WR Chandler Worthy, but he ultimately elected to join the Texans’ practice squad.


Packers WR Randall Cobb told reporters that there’s a chance his shoulder injury could be a nagging issue for the entire season.

“I think it’s a possibility it could be,” Cobb said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

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