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NFL Notes: Bengals, Eagles, Panthers, & Rams


  • Ian Rapoport reports that Bengals QB A.J. McCarron suffered a sprained wrist during Monday night’s loss to the Broncos.
  • According to Rapoport, McCarron does not have a fracture and has a chance to play in Week 17’s game.
  • However, sources have told Rapoport that McCarron’s wrist sprain is “significant.”
  • Even so, McCarron is reportedly intent on playing, consider that this is to his non-throwing hand.


  • Eagles OC Pat Shurmur said he expects them to re-sign QB Sam Bradford and add that he views Bradford as a franchise quarterback. (John Clark)
  • Shurmur told reporters that they still think RB DeMarco Murray is a good fit for their system: “DeMarco ran out of the shotgun in college, he is an instinctual RB, I think there are a lot of things that show he fits our scheme.” (Matt Lombardo)


  • ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Panthers are hopeful RB Jonathan Stewart can return to practice on Wednesday and play in Week 17’s game.
  • According to Werder, Stewart has ran well on treadmill.
  • Stewart was seen without a boot on his injured left foot Tuesday, so there are some encouraging signs for him moving forward.


  • The St. Louis Task Force announced that they’ve delivered a stadium proposal to the NFL and team owners regarding the stadium project to keep the Rams.
  • Dave Peacock said that the formal proposal is for a $1.1 billion project and includes over $400 million in public financing and support.
  • The proposal calls for the Rams to contribute $250 million to the project with the NFL investing $300 million.
  • The Rams are asked to sign a 30-year lease and “enforceable non-relocation agreement“.
  • The RSA would own the stadium and land with the Rams paying $1.5 million in rent per year.

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