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NFL Notes: Le’Veon Bell, Bears & Jaguars

Le’Veon Bell

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell recently indicated in a new song he’s targeting as much as $15 million per year on his next contract, via  FOX Sports.

In the track, Bell says: “I’m at the top and if not I’m the closest. I’ma need 15 a year and they know this.”

However, Joel Corry of CBS Sports mentions that Bell has “no shot” of getting a $15 million per year in a new deal. Corry adds that the top of the RB market is actually on a downward trend while the middle class has been rising.

Bears

Bears OC Dowell Loggains spoke highly of former first-round WR Kevin White.

He is everything that we expected,” Loggains said, via USA Today. “His attitude is contagious because he is very positive. He doesn’t have bad days.”

Loggains also mentioned that they’re glad to have veteran Brian Hoyer as their backup to Jay Cutler.

“He gives you an established backup, a veteran guy,” Loggains says. “There’s competition. He gives us a guy who has played in the league and has a winning record as a starter.

Jaguars

Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union writes that Jonas Gray is competing with Denard Robinson and Corey Grant for No. 3 running back job, and it’s likely two of these players won’t make the 53-man roster.

That’s the nature of the business,” said Gray. “You go into locker rooms and you’re going to be competing with guys. But you still build relationships. That’s the good thing about the sport of football and it being a team sport.

“Guys push each other. We are competing at a high level and getting stuff out of each other that we wouldn’t have otherwise.”

Gray added that it will be the little things help him win the job this summer.

“Blitz pickup days against the linebackers, one-on-one against the linebackers,” Gray said. “Those are where you can make your hay if you don’t get a whole lot of reps. Just playing mistake-free, execute and those reps will start changing, and you’ll start getting more and more.