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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Eagles, Jaguars, Panthers


  • The Kansas City Chiefs promoted Mike Borgonzi to director of player personnel. (Aaron Wilson)


Eagles DC Jim Schwartz believes their trade for DT Timmy Jernigan was like adding another first-round pick to their defense.

“I do like the guys we have up front,” said Schwartz, via PhillyVoice.com. “It’s not just drafting a guy like Derek [Barnett] or bringing a guy like Chris [Long] in. I think Tim Jernigan is really going to be a big addition for us. He was hard to handle inside.

“Last year when (Fletcher Cox) had such a good start, that first month, teams adjusted. They started taking him away, and we didn’t win enough one-on-ones away from him because that other tackle got the one on ones. Well, that happened in OTAs, and Timmy’s able to get good pressure.

“I don’t know if it flew under the radar, but it was an important acquisition for us. I think that will affect our pass-rush as much as bringing a first-round draft pick or veteran player into the mix.”


  • According to Greg Auman, Jaguars DE Dante Fowler pled “not guilty” to misdemeanor counts of battery and mischief in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Panthers HC Ron Rivera said he’s excited about seeing QB Cam Newton on the practice field after all of the hard work he put in this offseason to return from a should surgery.

“Pretty excited about where he is right now,” Rivera said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “Again, he’s been like this all offseason. He’s had a very good offseason, considering the fact he couldn’t throw. But he worked very hard, very diligently. I’m excited to see him on the field [Wednesday].”

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