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NFL Notes: Teddy Bridgewater, Browns, Panthers, Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater had a “positive visit” with his doctor in Dallas regarding his surgically repaired knee.
  • Rapoport adds that Bridgewater received a thumbs up and is making progress in his rehab and lateral movement.

Browns

Browns second-round QB DeShone Kizer said he has seen a “faster” learning curve so far this offseason.

It is exactly what I expected when I got brought over to this club,” Kizer said, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. “Coach Jackson, during the . . . pre-draft process, that is exactly how he goes about his quarterbacks and he has held up to it and he has gone even further. With that, it allows me to start my learning curve a little faster.

Browns HC Hue Jackson added that he will continue to directly with Kizer.

I will continue to do so,” Jackson said. “I have to find out probably more about him than I do any of the guys. He is not going to get too far away from me, I know that. He has done a good job. He just has to keep getting better. He has improved from day to day.”

Panthers

  • Panthers WR Devin Funchess was carted off the practice field on Wednesday with what the team website called a “rolled ankle.”
  • Panthers LB Luke Kuechly was held out of team drills as a “precaution” due to tightness in his lower back.
  • Panthers second-round WR Curtis Samuel missed practice for the second straight day for “personal reasons.

Vikings

New Vikings WR Michael Floyd told reporters on Wednesday that he “couldn’t be in a better position right now.”

Everything I’ve been through was eye-opening,” said Floyd, via Star-Tribune. “The stuff that you go through, positive or negative, grows you as a person. I couldn’t be in a better position right now.”