NFC Notes: Cowboys, Falcons, Giants, Lions, & Packers


  • Clarence Hill reports that the Cowboys worked out a number of free agents on Friday including: OT Cody Clay, LB Jerrell Harris, RB Tim Cornett, RB Demetrius Bronson, and LB Alex Singleton.


  • Vaughn McClure mentions that Falcons running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are likely to miss a “minimum” of two weeks with Grade 1 hamstring strains.


Giants franchise DE Jason Pierre-Paul recently texted with defensive line coach Robert Nunn, telling him that he’s alright and plans to be back with the team at some point.

“When I’ve talked to him, we’ve talked more about where he is from a mental standpoint — just texted back and forth to let him know we’re here for him, whatever he needs,” Nunn said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN. “And his response has been, ‘Coach, I’m good. I want to get myself right, and I’ll be back.'”

However, Nunn added that he has no idea of when they can expect to see Pierre-Paul.

“Nobody knows right now,” Nunn said. “He texted me just this morning, told me he’s good today. I kind of keep up with him like that every day or every other day, just a text, and it’s usually about something other than football. We miss him in meetings; we’re busting his chops in meetings, and we kind of laugh about it, and that’s where it goes. I don’t know any more than that.”


  • Tim Twentyman expects Lions RB Joique Bell to be activated from the active/PUP list at some point in the near future now that he’s been able to do some sprinting, cutting and cone drills in practice.


  • Rob Demovsky reports that Packers NT Letroy Guion‘s appeal will be heard by the NFL on August 24.
  • According to Demovsky, the Packers have been bracing for a suspension for sometime now, but are still hoping he receives just a one-game ban stemming from his arrest several months ago.
  • Peter King mentions that the Packers will likely start Sam Shields and Casey Hayward at cornerback with Micah Hyde as their slot corner.  First-round pick Demarious Randall should see time in their dime package.
  • Aaron Rodgers tells King that the quarterbacks and receivers have been meeting more now that HC Mike McCarthy is no longer calling the team’s plays.

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