NFC Notes: Bears, Panthers, Vikings



McNeese State punter Alex Kjellsten says that he got to participate in the Bears’ kicker competition during the team’s rookie minicamp.

“It seemed like the whole camp was about finding a kicker,” Kjellsten said, via The Advocate.

“They brought in something like 14 specialists, and the organization did a great job of constructing pressure situations for us, and it was very competitive,” Kjellsten said. “Every kick was charted, and they had all this technology on the goalpost.

“Then, at the end of practice, they had all the kickers line up, and everyone was standing on the 50-yard-line. It was silent, like you could have heard a pin drop. Every kick held a lot of weight — even if you made the kick, if the ball wasn’t rotating the right way or if it knocked off the upright and then went in, it was no good to them.

  • Bears placed DB Jomon Dotson on injured reserve after clearing waivers.


Undrafted RB Elijah Holyfield believes he’ll bring a “nice element” to the Panthers’ backfield as a physical runner.

“I’m a very hard worker and a very physical runner who does have speed to make people miss at the same time,” Holyfield said, via “So I feel I bring a nice element to this team.


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