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NFL Notes: Greg Jennings, Bears, Bengals, & Giants

Greg Jennings

New Dolphins WR Greg Jennings tells Ben Goessling of ESPN.com that he could sense that his time with the Vikings could be coming to an end after the season concluded.

“You just know when things are shifting, and I remember telling my wife, even during the season, ‘Babe, I don’t think this is going to work out next year,’” Jennings said. “In my dealings with people, you have that sense of, ‘I’m doing everything they want me to do, yet it’s still not meshing.’ When that’s happening, you kind of know. It wasn’t a surprise, and obviously everybody will have their own opinions of what they think. But I embrace it.”

Bears

Bears WR Eddie Royal is reunited with QB Jay Cutler after six seasons apart and looks to build off of their previous chemistry. Royal set many Broncos’ rookie receiving records with the help of Cutler, who made his first and only pro bowl in 2008.

I remember in the first OTA [in Denver in the spring of 2008]; I think he was on field two because we split fields and he came over to field one with us, and we break the huddle and you see him looking down,Cutler said of Royal via Jeff Dickerson. “I was like, ‘What is he doing, man?’ So he came back to the huddle and I grabbed his arm and he had wrote down all the plays and what he had for each route. That just tells me it’s important to him. He doesn’t want to mess up. He wants to come out here and do the right things and that is still the same to this day.

It didn’t come easy,Royal said of their chemistry. “It wasn’t like we just got on the field and everything just happened. We put in the work, the extra time in the film room, doing all the little things so that it would pay off on Sundays. That hasn’t changed so far. We’re putting in the same amount of work — if not more — right now, just trying to do everything that we can do so that we’re successful on Sundays.

  • Albert Breer reinforced this idea via twitter by confirming the “Bears have big plans for Royal“.

Bengals

Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports that the Bengals are not happy with QB Terrelle Pryor tweeting out a video of their minicamp practice on Monday.

“I haven’t been around another player who has done that,” a team source told Harvey. “By no means did we think a player would do something like that.”

Harvey’s source added: “If I’m [another team], I have to think hard about signing him or else he might give out valuable information of theirs, too.”

Pryor has since deleted the Tweet.

The Browns claimed him off of waivers on Monday. (NFLTR)

Giants

Aaron Wilson reports that the Giants signed No. 9 overall pick OT Ereck Flowers to a four-year contract worth $14.391 million, which includes a $8.726 million signing bonus.

For the sake of comparison, last year’s No. 9 pick — Vikings LB Anthony Barr — signed a four-year $12,743,500 contract with a $7.588 million signing bonus.

  • Giants second-round pick S Landon Collins receives a four-year contract worth $6.12 million, which includes a $2.711 million signing bonus. (Aaron Wilson)