NFC Notes: Bears, Packers, Vikings

     

Bears

  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Bears to have -$10,482,663 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million. 

Packers

  • ESPN’s Rob Demovsky projects Packers RB Tyler Ervin making the team for his return ability and as a package player on offense. 
  • Demovsky thinks the Packers could keep seven receivers, which would allow Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Equanimeous St. Brown and Reggie Begelton to all secure spots. 
  • Demovsky also has the Packers keeping just three tight ends and cutting Robert Tonyan
  • Packers DT Montravius Adams is running out of chances, per Demovsky, who has him being beaten out by DT Treyvon Hester for a roster spot. He also has Packers LB Curtis Bolton on the outside looking in at linebacker. 
  • Demovsky doesn’t think the Packers will be able to squeeze seventh-round S Vernon Scott onto the roster without shorting another position. 
  • Conversely, Demovsky highlights UDFA CB Marc-Antoine Dequoy as someone who could steal a roster spot. 

Vikings

  • Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said on Saturday he expected RB Dalvin Cook to report to camp on time this week. However, Cook’s agent refuted that report Saturday night, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter: “First, congrats to Coach Zimmer on his well-earned extension. However, Dalvin has not spoken to him in regards to reporting to camp. We are unsure why this was said. I hope Dalvin can continue to play a major role in the Vikings future success.”
  • NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero clarified that Cook told Vikings RB coach Kennedy Polamalu he planned to report to camp and not hold out, who then relayed that to Zimmer. Pelissero added Zimmer texted Cook to straighten things out and the team expects him in camp on Tuesday. 
  • But later, Cook’s agent reached out yet again to take issue with that report: “Dalvin and Coach Polamalu speak often as they have a great relationship. Dalvin has never mentioned to him anything in regards to reporting to camp. I’m not sure where the miscommunication is. I hope Dalvin plays a major role in the Vikings future success.” (Schefter)
  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Vikings to have -$4,557,579 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.
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