NFL Notes: Jermon Bushrod, Myles Jack, Draft, Broncos & Patriots


Jermon Bushrod

  • According to Mike Garafolo, free agent LT Jermon Bushrod‘s failed physical designation with the Bears was regarding a lingering shoulder injury.
  • Garafolo adds that surgery on the shoulder is still a possibility for him.

Myles Jack

UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack has yet to be medically cleared from a torn meniscus to fully participate in the NFL combine, but expects to be cleared in early March.

Personally, I feel great,” Jack said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. “The knee, I can do whatever I can do with the knee, running, cutting. It feels great. It feels like a new knee.”

Jack, 20, sustained the torn meniscus on Sept. 22 and was cleared to resume running back in January. With the NFL combine set to take place from February 23-29, it appears that he will miss the event.

Regardless, Jack said he has been performing drills to prepare himself for the NFL. He has been projected as a top 10 pick, so his pro-day performances could ultimately determine his draft stock.

I feel stronger, faster, I’ve gotten a lot of work in,” said Jack. “Just working combine drills and stuff like that … drops, working pass rush and everything. I’ve been working on all that.”

We will provide more information regarding Jack as the news becomes available.


  • An AFC defensive coach tells Lance Zierlein of that Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith reminds him a lot of Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson when he came out.
  • A former GM tells Zielein that Michigan State QB Connor Cook is one of the players who coordinators and quarterbacks coaches will fight for in draft rooms, given that he has tools to work with.
  • An AFC East scout offered a Zach Thomas comparison for Arizona LB Scooby Wright, saying: “I hope he falls to us because I will do everything in my power to get him drafted.
  • Matt Miller of B/R believes Boise State S Darian Thompson is the best coverage safety in the 2016 NFL Draft.


  • Broncos have hired University of Kansas WRs coach Klint Kubiak to be an offensive and quarterbacks assistant with Denver. (Nicki Jhabvala)
  • Kubiak is the son of Broncos HC Gary Kubiak and has held college coaching positions with Kansas, Virginia, and Texas A&M.


  • Adam Caplan reports the Patriots have re-hired Dante Scarnecchia to be their offensive line coach
  • Scarnecchia was a part of the Patriots from 2010-2013 as the team’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach.


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