NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers, Vikings



  • Per ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, Bears HC Matt Nagy said he had a productive conversation with WR Allen Robinson and intimated he believes the two sides will be able to work out a deal: “He wants to be here….we want him here.”
  • Robinson did not confirm or deny if he had requested a trade, but did say he thinks he’ll finish out the 2020 season with the Bears: “I’ve talked to Ryan [Pace], I’ve talked to Coach Nagy. We’re in the clear with that.” (Stacey Dales)
  • Robinson said his contract won’t be a distraction for him on the field: “Putting yesterday behind and moving forward … is me focusing on playing … I know it’s not gonna be a distraction for me…everything in between those lines, trumps everything.” (Dales)
  • Nagy expects Bears OLB Robert Quinn to be limited in practice this week. (Adam Jahns)
  • The Bears hosted LB Devante Bond and G Dieter Eiselen for visits on Wednesday. (Aaron Wilson)


Lions RB Adrian Peterson made a strong case as Detroit’s best running back on Sunday, taking his 14 carries for 93 yards. But Lions OC Darrell Bevell said the team would continue to use a three-way split with second-round RB D’Andre Swift and RB Kerryon Johnson going forward. 

“We like all three of those guys, obviously,” Bevell said via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “They all bring a little bit different pieces to the puzzle. There was some situational football in there that elevated some guys’ snaps — so just the way we’re using them. I think we can continue to see that rotation a little bit.”

  • Per Tim Twentyman of the team website, Lions first-round CB Jeffrey Okudah returned to practice on Wednesday. 
  • NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reports Lions CB Desmond Trufant did not sustain a serious hamstring injury in Week 1 and could play in Week 2’s game against the Packers.
  • The Lions brought in DE Gerri Green for a tryout on Wednesday. (Aaron Wilson)



  • According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vikings RB Dalvin Cook will make guaranteed base salaries of $825,000, $1.5 million and $8.3 million the next three years. Cook also has $2 million of his $10.4 million 2023 base salary guaranteed. 
  • Cook can make up to $500,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and has a $100,000 workout bonus each year. 
  • The Vikings hosted DEs Breeland Speaks and Abdullah Anderson for visits on Wednesday.(Aaron Wilson)
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