NFC Notes: Bears, Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Vikings


Bears third-round WR Velus Jones muffed a punt which allowed the Commanders to score a game-winning touchdown on Thursday, which HC Matt Eberflus said may have cost him the punt returning job.

“We’re going to have to look at that,” Eberflus said of Jones, via “I mean the No. 1 job of any kick returner, punt returner is to catch the ball. So we’re going to have to look at that.”

  • The Athletic’s Adam Jahns estimates the Bears would ideally like to re-sign RB David Montgomery to a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $8-$10 million a year after this season. He’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. 
  • That would put him in between deals signed in recent seasons by Packers RB Aaron Jones ($12 million a year) and Cardinals RB James Conner and Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette ($7 million a year). 


  • Packers HC Matt LaFleur on the loss to the Jets: “That’s about as frustrating of a game as I’ve ever been a part of from an offensive perspective, just trying to get something going.” (Ryan Wood)
  • LaFleur said he replaced RG Royce Newman with Jake Hanson late in the first half trying to give the right side of the offensive line a spark. When asked if the team ended to try OL Yoshua Nijman at right tackle, he replied: “Everything is on the table.” (Wood)
  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on if his thumb affected his throws: “It’s a little sore. Maybe a couple, but not too many.” (Wood)
  • Rodgers said complications with the Packers’ offense have been an issue for years now: “It’s not now. It’s always been like this. It’s always been when we struggle, we’re trying to do too much.” (Wood)
  • Rodgers about on the offensive issues: “A lot of it is simple mistakes. If we’re making simple mistakes on complex plays, to me we need to simplify some things. That’s not a question for me.” (Wood)
  • There was also a comment made by Rodgers about the team’s injuries: “We need Sammy back. I think that’s happening pretty soon. I’m guessing Cobby is going to be out for a little bit.” (Wood)
  • Rodgers on WR Randall Cobb‘s injury: “I think he felt that was it, that he’d broken it, but I don’t think that’s the case. My heart goes out to him … but he was in better spirits in the locker room.” (Bill Huber)
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Cobb did not break his ankle and the x-rays were negative, but that he may have suffered a potential high-ankle sprain and will have an MRI to determine the severity.
  • Rodgers continued: “I’ve got to raise my game probably a tick in order for us to come out on the winning side in some of these games.” (Wood)


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