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NFL Notes: Bears, Buccaneers, Eagles, Jaguars


New Bears QB Mike Glennon said Tuesday that GM Ryan Pace told him after the draft that “the 2017 season is my year.”

This year is my year and I’m not going to worry about the future,” Glennon said, per Zach Zaidman.

The Bears wound up trading up to No. 2 overall and selecting UNC QB Mitch Trubisky. While that’s obviously not ideal for Glennon’s long-term future with the team, he said that he “would still have [come] here,” per Zaidman.

“They brought me here to be the quarterback this year and nothing has changed so in my mind I have to go out and play well,” Glennon saidper Zaidman.

As for helping Trubisky, Glennon mentioned that he’ll do as much as he can for Trubisky.

“Am I going to help Mitch as much as I can? Definitely,” Glennon said, per Zaidman. “But, my job is to win football games for the Chicago Bears.”


  • The Buccaneers signed seventh-round DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu to a four-year deal. (Greg Auman)


  • Zach Berman of Philly.com reports that Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is not at the start of voluntary OTAs because he’s spending the week with his family.  According to Berman, Cox plans to return to the team next week.
  • Eagles rookie C Tyler Orlosky suffered a left MCL injury and is expected to miss 7-8 weeks. (Jimmy Kempski)


  • Jaguars HC Doug Marrone told reporters on Tuesday that they asked LT Branden Albert to give them a heads up when he planning to report to the team, but they haven’t heard back from him. (Mike Kaye)
  • Marrone added that they don’t expect Albert to be with the team anytime soon.
  • A report from last night mentioned that Albert is looking for similar money to the deals signed by Andrew Whitworth and Russell Okung. (NFLTR)

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