NFL Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Amari Cooper, Trent Williams


Le’Veon Bell

Mike Freeman of B/R spoke with a number of sources about potential landing spots for RB Le’Veon Bell next year.

The majority of scouts and front office executives who spoke to Freeman singled out the Jets as the most logical team for Bell.

“I think it’s a foregone conclusion,” a Steelers source tells Freeman.

“That’s the place where most of us have him pegged to go,” an NFC scout added.

According to Freeman, teams believe Bell and the Jets may have some type of verbal understanding of what he wants and what they’re willing to pay him.

  • An NFC South coaching source mentioned that Bell would be “the perfect match with Aaron Jones in Green Bay: “It would be like [Alvin] Kamara and [Mark] Ingram in New Orleans.”
  • An AFC East exec believes Bell would be a huge boost for the Dolphins’ offense: “Makes the most sense to me. [Coach] Adam Gase would do wonders with Bell in that offense.”
  • Other teams that were brought up, according to Freeman, include the Ravens, Texans and Colts.

Amari Cooper

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper says he feels like a rookie all over again since being traded to Dallas.

“It just feels like I’m a rookie all over again,” Cooper said, via the Dallas Morning News.

Cooper added that he and QB Dak Prescott have been continuing to build a rapport and are in “constant communication.”

One thing about the receiver and quarterback relationship is that it’s a symbiotic relationship,” Cooper said. “I try to make his job as easy as possible. My way of doing that is getting as much separation as possible so he can literally throw it anywhere in my vicinity and it will still be considered a good throw.

“His job is the inverse of that. If I’m not getting wide open, he has to be as precise as possible. If you ask him, that’s what his job is. If I’m not open, throw the ball as precise as possible so it will still be a good ball and I can catch it.”

Trent Williams

Earlier in the week, Redskins HC Jay Gruden said LT Trent Williams wasn’t going to have a shot at playing in Week 11 after undergoing thumb surgery. However, Williams practiced on Friday and is listed as questionable.

He saw a doctor and the doctor felt like he’s making really good progress,” Gruden explained, via the Washington Post. “It’s all dependent on the cast and whether or not he can have any kind of gripping with that cast on and how that thumb feels. He did some work today and will leave it up to the doctors and Trent on Sunday.”

  • When asked if the pain has subsided, Williams said: “Hell nah, but I want to try and fight through it.” (JP Finlay)

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