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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Jaguars, Rams, Redskins, & Vikings


  • Mary Kay Cabot writes that Browns QB Cody Kessler is still going through the league’s concussion protocol, while Josh McCown was medically cleared from his broken collarbone and is in-line to start Sunday’s game against the Jets.


  • According to Jason Cole, two NFL coaches said Cardinals HC Bruce Arians was incorrect for calling out officials for the no-penalty call against Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner during Week 7.
  • Arians was upset that a penalty wasn’t drawn for Wagner hurdling over the Cardinals’ long snapper to block a field goal, but the play was ruled clean because Wagner never came in contact with the snapper.
  • Cardinals LB Alex Okafor believes he will only miss one game with a strained calf. (Josh Weinfuss)


Jaguars owner Shad Khan spoke with coaches and players during team meetings on Monday to find solutions to the franchise’s 2-4 start.

He said, ‘Hey, what can I do to help? Why have we gotten off to a slow start? What we can do to turn it around?’” a source told Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. “A lot of guys got up and talked, players and coaches and he sat back and listened. It was good. He didn’t make a bad thing worse.”

O’Halloran’s sources insist that Khan was “very supportive” and that Monday’s meetings were constructive.


Rams’ first-round QB Jared Goff took first-team reps during Wednesday’s practice and appears to be moving towards a starting role.

I feel tremendously more comfortable than I’ve ever felt,” Goff said, via Chris Wesseling. “I feel confident that if my number’s called, I’ll be ready to go.”


  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) said he expects to be cleared by an independent neurologist to play in Week 8 and will travel with the team to London. (Aditi Kinkhabwala)
  • However, Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Reed and CB Josh Norman will both visit independent doctors on Thursday but is not sure if they will be cleared in time to travel with the team. (Aditi Kinkhabwala)


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll referred to the Vikings making a “big move” for an offensive lineman during his press conference when speaking about the possibility of Seattle acquiring an offensive lineman.

” I don’t know if it is as difficult as whether or not it fits, If it’s the right thing to do at this time. I saw Minnesota made a big move with an offensive lineman. You can do it. Like I told you, we exercise every option that’s out there. We go through every single one that we can think of and so we’re always watching and listening. John (Schneider) is all over it to make sure we don’t miss an opportunity and some of them have a chance to be talked about and some of them don’t. There’s financial issues, there’s all kinds of stuff. That’s just normal practice for us. I know some names have been popped around, but that seems like the close to the baseball season a little bit, with the conversation that is going on,” said Carroll, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

However, Ian Rapoport contends that Minnesota has not made a big acquisition for an offensive lineman.


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