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NFL Notes: Bengals, Cardinals, Patriots, Titans

Bengals

  • Joel Corry says it will be “buyer beware” with Bengals TE Tyler Eifert in free agency next year, as he’s only played 39 games over the past five seasons.
  • In fact, Corry believes it would be shocking to see Eifert secure a long-term deal in the Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, and Jordan Reed neighborhood of $8.5M-$9.35M per year this offseason.
  • Eifert is undergoing a third back surgery that will cost him the next 4-6 months. (NFLTR)
  • We currently have him featured in our Top 25 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Cardinals

Newly acquired RB Adrian Peterson told reporters that being traded to the Cardinals was an answer to his prayers.

“It was like, ‘Thank you, Jesus,’” Peterson said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “He answers prayers.”

Peterson says he didn’t request a trade out of New Orleans but welcomes a new opportunity based on how things played out over the first four weeks of the season.

“I’ll be lying to you to say that I didn’t want a change of scenery after four weeks of seeing how things played out,” Peterson said. “So, yeah, it was something that I was praying about — ‘Hey, God, I need you to answer this prayer for me. Are you listening to me?’ But in the midst of that, I was still tuned in and locked in.

“I had a great day of practice Monday, great day of practice. It was hot, too. It was outside. It was a good day. It was rough, but I was still locked in and taking care of my business, and the prayer was answered.”

According to Peterson, he could still play another “four to five” years.

“I have so much left,” he said. “I look to play four to five more years, God willing,” Peterson said. “I have a lot left in the tank. Stay tuned. Stay tuned and you guys will be able to see that firsthand.

Patriots

  • According to Doug Kyed, Patriots rookies G Antonio Garcia and DL Keionta Davis, who are both on the non-football injury/illness list, are out for the season.
  • Kyed adds that OT Andrew Jelks can return from the non-football injury list in the coming weeks.

Titans

Titans QB Marcus Mariota told reporters that he’s feeling “a lot better” after missing Week 5’s game.

“I feel a lot better,” Mariota said, via TitansOnline.com. “I have to give a lot of credit to the athletic staff, the training staff here. They’ve done a great job, and I am feeling good.

When asked if he feels good about his chances of playing against the Colts, Mariota responded: “Absolutely.”

“We’re going to take it day by day,” Mariota said. “It’s really no different than the process last week. As the days go on, hopefully I’ll feel better and better. It is just taking it one day at a time and hopefully, I’ll be able to go. Hopefully towards the end of the week I’ll get more on my plate and hopefully I’ll feel comfortable to try and play on Monday.

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