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NFC Notes: Allen Robinson, Bears, Lions, Vikings


Bears WR Allen Robinson isn’t thinking about a potential contract extension with the team.

“We’ll see,” Robinson said, via NFL.com. “I think the biggest thing like, again, like I said, just about going out there this year, having fun, making plays, trying to help this team get back into the playoffs. I think that’s the main thing. That’s what I’ve set out during the course of this offseason. Every time I get on the field, into my workouts and things like that, it’s how can I get better? How can I help put this team, how can I help put this offense in a better situation than we were in last year?”

Robinson added he isn’t worried about whether QB Andy Dalton or QB Justin Fields will be named the starter.

“I have no idea,” Robinson said. “That’s all up to the coaches and stuff like that. I’ve been able to communicate with Andy since he signed and Justin since he was drafted. So just being able to communicate with both of those guys, even as we went into mandatory minicamp practice, you know, being able to get reps with both. Do different things like that, it was fun. Again for me, it was just fun to be able to talk football with those guys, kinda pick the quarterbacks’ minds, you know just continue to build on anything that we’re seeing when we’re out on that grass.”


Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders said the Lions’ new coaching staff under HC Dan Campbell has a “great opportunity” to capitalize on the city of Detroit’s passion for football. 

“Well, it’s a great opportunity for the new regime,” Sanders said, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “So many great sports moments have happened here in Detroit. There’s been hockey championships, baseball championships, basketball championships, but Detroit is definitely a football town — absolutely. There’s a thirst and a hunger to win. And hopefully, they’re the guys who can get it done. I know the town is excited. And we know that the work is cut out for them, but if it was easy, everyone would be able to do it. So, hopefully they’re the guys.”


  • The Athletic’s Arif Hasan notes that while the Vikings spent some significant resources on potential offensive line upgrades with first-round LT Christian Darrisaw and third-round G Wyatt Davis, it probably is unrealistic to expect them to be upgrades right away, although not impossible. 
  • Hasan says 2020 second-round G Ezra Cleveland, who was thought of as a potential left tackle, is not competing with Darrisaw and appears to be firmly locked in at guard. 
  • While new Vikings DT Sheldon Richardson won’t start, Hasan expects him to still play significantly in a rotational role, perhaps up to 600 snaps. 

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