NFC Notes: Bears, Eagles, Saints

     

Bears

Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet is ready to show what he can do in his first season in the NFL. He spoke about being among the Bears players who are showing up for workouts with QB Mitchell Trubisky, along with WR Allen Robinson, RB Tarik Cohen, RB David Montgomery, and TE Demetrius Harris.

“Just kind of working out with some of the guys in the area right now,” Kmet said, via BearsWire.com. “Running routes and that type of stuff and kind of staying in shape that way. We’ve been putting in the work. I’m excited to get getting going on the field with these guys and show them what I can do as a rookie coming in. I’m just going to continue to study up on that playbook, and when camp rolls around, I’m going to be ready to go.”

Eagles

Albert Breer mentioned that the Eagles are a team that “really likes” Patriots G Joe Thuney

“I can tell you the Eagles are a team that really likes Joe Thuney,” Breer said. “If they had a pressing need at guard, they would’ve gone after him in free agency. Now, they lose Brandon Brooks who is arguably the best guard in the league before he got hurt last year.

“They’ve got a couple guys in the pipeline that they really like, that I’m sure they want to kick the tires on, but if those young guys don’t develop over the first week or two of camp I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles were a team that jumped in and said ‘We got to do something here, they’ve got one of the best guards in the league, let’s go get him.’”

  • According to OverTheCap.com, the Eagles are set to receive three 2021 compensatory draft picks, including a sixth-round for RB Jordan Howard, and seventh-round picks for CB Ronald Darby and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill.
  • Eagles TE Dallas Goedert is “fine” after being punched in the face unprovoked while at a restaurant with his family in South Dakota, per NJ.com’s Mike Kaye.
  • Goedert briefly went to the hospital as a precaution. The Eagles, the police and the owner of the bar all declined comment. 

Saints

Saints RB coach Joel Thomas has high praise for new addition RB Ty Montgomery, who played both running back and wide receiver during his time with the Green Bay Packers.

“When you look back at it, he has only been a running back for five seasons so that is where I see the piece of putty we can hopefully mold into what we want him to be within our offense,” Thomas said, via SaintsWire.com  “I love the versatility out of the backfield. We can line him up in empty. We can put him back there as a single back seven-yards deep. I don’t think he’s gonna be put in a single position and that’s what he does. The meetings I’ve had with him, he is smart, obviously, Stanford educated, but he’s smart, very coachable, I like what he’s bringing to the table as far as what we’ve got with this signing.”

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