NFC Notes: 49ers, Bears, Rams

     

49ers

49ers DE Nick Bosa said he has begun studying film of offensive tackles he is set to face this season, including new teammate Trent Williams. 

“I’ve started looked at film of some guys, and a little bit of film on Trent so I’m not caught off guard when camp rolls around,” Bosa said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports. “We get cut-ups of all the tackles and Kris does a great job of that. One of the things that, as a defensive end, you need to focus on is knowing your opponent.”

Bosa praised Williams’ athleticism and mentioned how the offensive tackle is able to use his feet in protection. 

He’s a really good athlete,” Bosa said. “The biggest thing that stands out is his athleticism and his feet. He’s able to recover so quickly. I saw a rep where somebody spun on him and he got beat but was able to [rebound] because he has feet like a receiver. He can move his feet so well and stay in front of guys and he’s massive, so it’s tough to beat with power. He’s one of the best in the league so it will be fun to practice against him.”

Bears

The Bears declined to pick up QB Mitch Trubisky’s fifth-year option. However, Bears GM Ryan Pace said in an interview with WSCR-AM that they still believe in Trubisky moving forward.

“We’ve always had the approach that we’re honest and we’re truthful with our players and our staff, and we move on and we get to work, . . . ” Pace said on WSCR-AM, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “Mitch gets it. Everyone’s competing. Everyone’s focused on better results. That’s the entire team. That starts with me and everybody.

“We believe in Mitch — that doesn’t change. . . . I think you can point to Kyle Fuller as a great example of a player that didn’t get his option exercised. I think we would say it worked out well for him and for us.

Rams

The Rams still owe RB Todd Gurley $5.05 million from his old contract and have yet to pay Clay Matthews the money he’s owed. 

Gurley says he’s upset about the situation to the point where he doesn’t even want to talk to his old teammates. 

“I still ain’t got my money, so it’s really, forget the Rams right now. I don’t even care about them,” Gurley said on Uninterrupted, via USA Today. “I told my ex-teammates that they can’t even text me or call me until I get my money. As soon as I get my money, then I’ll be cool with everybody else.”

According to Gurley, the Rams haven’t given him an explanation for not paying him the money he’s owed. 

“I don’t know what their reason is. And the worst thing about it is they know they have to pay me too,” Gurley said. “Apparently probably just using the COVID thing as an excuse. Or they probably ain’t got no money to be paying anybody. They’ve got that stadium being built right now. All I know is, come June 1st, I better have my money.”

 

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