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NFL Notes: Eli Manning, Bears, Ravens

Eli Manning

Giants QB Eli Manning was asked about the speculation that a trade to the Jaguars could make some sense for both parties. However, Manning made it clear that he wants to remain in New York.

“I’ve not heard [the Jacksonville speculation], I’ve not felt it, not thinking about it,” Manning told Newsday. “I don’t want to play anywhere else. I love this team, love this organization, and I want to be here.”

Manning added that he’s hoping to remain with one team for his entire career.

“That’s always the goal,” Manning said. “You always want to come to a place and make an impact, stay in one spot, and I think that’s always the mindset. I hope that will be the case.”

Obviously, in this league, things can change, and if we have to make decisions, we’ll figure it out,” Manning admitted.

Bears

  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Bears HC John Fox and his staff were open to playing rookie QB Mitch Trubisky before they officially benched Mike Glennon.
  • However, sources tell La Canfora that it was understood within the Bears that their investment in Glennon and Trubisky’s limited college experience made them comfortable with sticking Glennon as their starter for the first few games.

Ravens

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Cardinals wound up beating out the Ravens for the right to trade for RB Adrian Peterson last week.
  • Arizona ultimately sent a conditional 2018 sixth-round pick to New Orleans for Peterson.
  • Jay Glazer reported on FOX Sunday that the 49ers nearly traded LB NaVorro Bowman to the Ravens before they released him a few days ago.

 

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