NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Lions & Seahawks


Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times believes WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the Bears’ preseason opener on Thursday.

However, Jeffrey said he wasn’t too concerned about his injury and that he is still working towards returning.

I wasn’t too concerned,” Jeffery said. “I feel a lot better [this time], just taking it one day at a time. [Working with the] training staff. Just so I get my body conditioned and doing whatever it takes.”


Browns HC Hue Jackson said “there’s a chance” for WR Corey Coleman to play in Week 1 of the preseason, but admitted that he will be “very cautious” with his recovery.

There’s a chance he can play,” said Jackson, via Mary Kay Cabot. “I think he’ll be fine, but again, I’m going to be very cautious with our players. Not just with him but with any of them that have whether it’s these soft tissue injuries, hamstrings, whatever all those things are. We’ll make sure that we always do the right thing and make sure that we get our guys ready to play.”

Cabot thinks it is unlikely for Coleman to play in Friday’s game.


  • Dave Birkett writes that it appears undrafted rookie CB Ian Wells sustained a serious knee injury during Thursday’s practice.
  • Lions HC Jim Caldwell said Wells’ injury “doesn’t look good” and that he will be evaluated by team doctors.
  • Birkett adds the Lions fear that Wells suffered a torn ACL injury.


  • According to Sheil Kapadia, veteran G Jahri Evans receives a one-year, $1.065 million contract with $80,000 guaranteed from the Seahawks.
  • Kapadia mentions that this is a minimum salary benefit deal, meaning Evans will carry a cap charge of only $680,000. Should Evans suffer an injury before Week 1, the Seahawks can cut him and will owe him the split salary of $478,000.
  • Kapadia adds that this contract suggests Evans will have to earn a roster spot in the preseason.

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