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NFL Notes: Bears, Chargers, & Raiders

Bears

Bears DC Vic Fangio mentioned Saturday that he isn’t concerned about first-round pick Leonard Floyd’s weight.

Floyd is listed at 244 pounds, but Fangio expects him to be down to the 230-235 range.

“The weight thing’s not a big thing with me,” Fangio said Saturday, via ESPN.com. “He’s going to weigh somewhere between 230 and 235. That’s just what he’s going to weigh. We knew that before we drafted him. So it’s not an issue. We knew that and that’s a fact and that’s what he is.”

Chargers

  • Eric D. Williams writes that if the season were to start today, the Chargers would have Jahleel Addae as their starting strong safety next to Dwight Lowery. Although, Williams adds these players are interchangeable.
  • Williams says that Dexter McCoil has been impressive so far, due to his ability to hold up in coverage and play linebacker.
  • In regards to undrafted rookies who could make the team, Williams lists WR Dom Williams, S Adrian McDonald and FB Chris Swain.

Raiders

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said that he believes more data is needed regarding Las Vegas’ ability to sustain an NFL franchise before they seriously consider relocating the Raiders.

I think whether or not there are enough people in Las Vegas to support a team is a question,” Blank told ESPN.com Friday. “I haven’t seen the data on that to support it or not support it. It’s certainly a dynamic market. It’s a growth market. It’s got tremendous tourism, a lot of convention business. So it’s certainly a consideration. We’ll see what the facts bear.

“I want to see all the research on whether [Las Vegas] can support a franchise or not. It’s no different than any other city we look at.

Blank also stressed the importance of insuring that the Raiders were insulated from gambling if they were to move Las Vegas.

“I think, obviously, we’d have to build a wall around the football operations and the franchise itself, which I think they can do effectively,” Blank said. “That [gambling] opportunity exists in any market.