NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers



Bears WR Allen Robinson said the organization hasn’t made any contact with his representation regarding a potential contract extension now that he’s entering the final year of his deal. 

“They haven’t. We haven’t heard nothing. I think just as far as me and my agent, from a the conversations that we’ve had, we’re not necessarily anticipating hearing anything at this point. For us, we’re going into camp preparing ourselves to have a good year. If that comes up and they reach out to my agent, I’m sure they’ll have pretty good discussions and things like that, but again, that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe it will happen. I can’t predict the future, so I don’t know if that will happen at all. For myself, with this being my second time going into a contract year, I know how to mentally prepare myself and I know how to block all that out,” said Robinson, via Cam Ellis of NBC Sports

Bears GM Ryan Pace refused to comment on negotiations but said re-signing Robinson is “obviously something” they’re front office is looking at. 

We keep [extension conversations] inside, but it’s obviously something we’ve talked about,” said Pace. 


  • ESPN’s Michael Rothstein lists Lions WR Jamal Agnew as a veteran player in danger of being cut this preseason. 
  • Rothstein notes Agnew has switched positions from defense to offense, which could be a last-ditch effort by the coaching staff to salvage his value and indicate he already has a foot out the door. 


  • The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman believes Packers QB Tim Boyle‘s experience could give him the edge over first-round QB Jordan Love as the primary backup if Green Bay keeps three quarterbacks. 
  • However, Schneidman can see the rookie’s potential helping him overtake Boyle at some point during the season. 
  • While Packers second-round RB AJ Dillon did not play a prominent role in the passing game at Boston College, both Green Bay and BC coaches, scouts, teammates and Dillon himself all insist he’s fully capable of running routes and catching the ball. (Schneidman)
  • Dillon will compete with Packers veteran RB Jamaal Williams for playing time in the backfield.  
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