NFC Notes: Bears, Cowboys, Redskins, & Seahawks


  • Bears GM Ryan Pace said WR Alshon Jeffery‘s calf injury is not a long-term concern and he is expected to be available for their Week 1 game.


  • Todd Archer of ESPN expects the Cowboys hold off on adding any running backs until they see what their top-three options are capable of.
  • However, if/when they bring someone it, Archer believes it will be for depth purposes only.
  • Archer writes that WR Cole Beasley is going to be a “major part” of the Cowboys’ offense in 2015.
  • Archer considers Darren McFadden to be a “lock” to make the roster.
  • The Cowboys will likely be counting on rookie DE Randy Gregory to play “significant snaps” while Greg Hardy is serving his suspension, according to Archer.


  • According to John Keim, the Redskins are trying really hard to see if they can make it work with Robert Griffin III, which likely means he’ll be under center to start the year, even if Kirk Cousins puts together an impressive preseason.
  • Keim mentions that Jordan Reed will takeover as the team’s starting tight end in their nickel offense.
  • However, it will be difficult for Washington to find an adequate replacement for Niles Paul, who is out of the year.
  • Keim has been told that free agent Zach Miller and a possible trade for Vernon Davis are not options for the Redskins.


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters after Friday’s preseason opener that backup QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a sprained ankle and is going to be out for a “little bit.”

“Well, it’s going to be a little bit,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “It depends on how he comes back. But, of course we’re concerned. We’ll see how he does. T-Jack has been doing really well for us, and he’s been exactly what we’ve been counting on, so it’s going to take him a while to get back and it’s going to push R.J. to get a lot more work in the next couple weeks. It’s probably a two-week deal or something like that, so we’ll see what that means.

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