NFC Notes: 49ers, Bears, Redskins



  • Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee does not expect second-year WR Kendrick Bourne to push Pierre Garcon or Marquise Goodwin on the depth chart unless an injury occurs.
  • Though Barrows could see Bourne having an offensive role, he notes that the 49ers’ coaches want to see if Bourne has the “drive and ambition” to be a reliable player.
  • Barrows believes that third-round LB Fred Warner could push LB Malcolm Smith for a starting spot. However, Barrows admits that the 49ers are comfortable with Smith and Reuben Foster as their starting inside linebackers.
  • According to Barrows, it’s possible the 49ers could have interest in Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander, who is entering this year’s supplemental draft.


  • Bears HC Matt Nagy said OLB Aaron Lynch injured his hamstring on Tuesday but it is not believed to be serious and he will be fine for mandatory minicamp. (Parick Finley)
  • The Bears hosted seven undrafted free agents for workouts at their minicamp on Wednesday, including RB Melvin Vaughn, TE John Wolfe, LB Josh Perry, LB Josh Woods, LB Kasim Edebali, LB Caylon Weathers, and LS James Fisher. (NFLTR)


  • Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington writes that the competition for the Redskins‘ No. 4 receiver job is heating up between Maurice Harris, rookie Trey QuinnRobert Davis, or Brian Quick.
  • According to Tandler, Quinn has made a “strong case” for the job in offseason workouts up to this point.
  • Tandler expects the Redskins to keep six receivers this year, which means of these four players are unlikely to have a job barring an injury.

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