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NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Chiefs

Bears

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune wouldn’t be surprised to see TE Daniel Brown push veteran Zach Miller for a roster spot this summer.

Miller is currently working his way back from a broken foot and is in the final year of his contract. Biggs mentions that the Bears will have to determine whether they can take a chance, considering Miller’s durability issues. Brown profiles as the same type of tight end as Miller and is able to show what he can do in practice while Miller is sidelined.

Basically me and Zach are the same players and obviously Zach can’t practice right now,” Brown said. “There is a lot of stuff they are putting in that Zach can do and they want to see if I can do it. I guess they trust me enough to know if I can do it, Zach can do it. Let’s see what we can do with the skill sets we have.”

After the Bears signed veteran Dion Sims in free agency and used a second-round pick on Adam Shaheen, Chicago may only have one or two roster spots for Miller, Brown, Ben Braunecker and MyCole Pruitt.

Browns

  • Joel Corry mentions that if the hold up between the Brown and first-round pick Jabrill Peppers regarding his contract is due to the amount of guaranteed money without offsets, it’s unlikely Cleveland will cave in on this issue, considering that No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has offset language included in his contract.
  • In fact, Corry points out that the only first-round pick whose contract doesn’t have offset language is Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette.
  • Instead, Corry suspects that the real fight between the Browns and Peppers¬†is over how much of the fourth year in 2020 is fully guaranteed, considering that the fourth year isn’t fully guaranteed after pick No. 21 overall.
  • Peppers is one of just 11 draft picks who has yet to sign his rookie contract. (NFLTR)

Chiefs

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali mentioned during an appearance on “Good Morning Football” Monday that he “wasn’t too pleased” with the team’s decision to fire GM John Dorsey.¬†

“From a subjective opinion, I wasn’t too pleased,” Hali said. “I’m really fond of John. Mr. Dorsey, he’s done a tremendous job since he’s been with the organization so everything that happened the past week really caught a lot of us off guard. But I’m sure the Hunt family knows exactly what they’re doing with the re-signing of our coach Andy Reid. I think everything will be fine but Mr. Dorsey will be missed with the Chiefs.”