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NFL Notes: Chargers, Eagles, Ravens, Seahawks


Chargers HC Anthony Lynn told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins that they may look to bring in some competition for undrafted rookie K Younghoe Koo this week.

“He didn’t kick well today,” Lynn said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “He missed two field goals. Last week it wasn’t his issue. I thought he kicked fine last week, even though he got a kick blocked. But he didn’t kick well today, so we’ll see. We’ll see how he responds.”

“Well, we’re always looking to improve in that area. Always,” Lynn added.

Koo explained that he has to move on from the disappointing performance and focus on what’s next for him.

“I’ve just got to move on,” Koo said. “It sucks for sure, but I can’t do anything about it now. I’ve just go to move on to next week.

“Every kick’s a new kick, whether you make it or not. You’re only as good as your next kick.


  • According to Jimmy Kempski, Eagles S Rodney McLeod has a Grade 1 hamstring strain that may or may not keep him from playing in Week 3.
  • The good news for McLeod and the Eagles, however, is that this is not thought to be a long-term injury.


  • Jeff Zrebiec points out that the Ravens have some roster maneuvering to do this week, considering that they have three open spots on their practice squad and will have two on their active roster after they play G Marshal Yanda and LB Bam Bradley on injured reserve.
  • Zrebiec singles out OL Matt Skura and LB Boseko Lokombo as the top internal candidates to be promoted to the active roster to replace Yanda and Bradley.


It appears as though the Seahawks may have found their No. 1 running back in rookie Chris Carson.

“Chris looked really good,” Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk. “I thought Chris has shown us nothing but really positive stuff.  There is a style about the way he runs that you might recognize.  High knees and chomping and eating that ground up.  He’s really downhill at you. We’ve seen it for a long time, and we just keep hoping to see it continue. I think we have something. I think he’s a really good football player.

“I say that because he’s a good pass blocker, and he’s a good catcher, and he’s a good route runner, and he can contribute on [special teams] too.  That’s a lot of real positives for a first time guy.   Really, he has very little background.  A junior college kid, didn’t play much as a junior.  I think he carried the ball 80-something times as a senior.  He has not had a lot of football behind him, but you would never know it.  That’s not what we’re seeing, and that’s not what we saw in the offseason in finding him. I’m really fired up for him.”

A league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that some of Carson’s teammates believed he should have been the guy all along.

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