NFC Notes: Bears, Rams, Vikings



  • Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune believes the fact the Bears traded a fourth-round pick and are still paying QB Nick Foles $20 million indicates they brought him in with the intention of making him the starting quarterback ahead of former first-round QB Mitchell Trubisky
  • Biggs said a source told him the Bears were willing to trade just about any tight end on the roster, including Trey Burton, but he doesn’t think there will be any takers and Chicago will ultimately cut Burton. 
  • Bears signed OLB Barkevious Mingo. (NFLTR)
  • Bears re-signed DE Brent Urban. (NFLTR)
  • Bears re-signed S DeAndre Houston-Carson. (NFLTR)


  • Per’s Mike Kaye, the Rams might be willing to trade WR Josh Reynolds for Eagles CB Rasul Douglas, as their depth in the secondary needs help and Reynolds is buried on Los Angeles’ depth chart.


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer points out that WR Stefon Diggs‘ cryptic tweet of “It’s time for a new beginning” after Minnesota signed QB Kirk Cousins to an extension actually did spark multiple teams, including the Bills, calling Minnesota with trade interest. 
  • Buffalo had inquired with the Vikings about Diggs before the trade deadline last year and had gotten the vibe it would take two first-round picks or a first and second to get Diggs. This time, they mentioned the deal they did with WR Percy Harvin, sending him to the Seahawks for first, third and seventh-round picks, as a template. 
  • Trading Diggs frees up cap space for the Vikings to extend RB Dalvin Cook and even potentially S Anthony Harris, while the extra first-round pick should come in handy to replace him in a deep draft for wide receivers. 
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