NFC Notes: Giants, Aaron Rodgers, Packers, Vikings


  •’s Zack Rosenblatt expects Giants DT Dexter Lawrence to increase his snap percentage from the 60 percent he played in 2020 to compensate for the loss of Dalvin Tomlinson.
  • Giants director of college scouting Chris Pettit explained what drew them to second-round OLB Azeez Ojulari, who was under consideration to be picked much earlier than No. 55 in the second round: “The thing that separated I think Azeez from others was he’s pro-ready with his hands. He had real good hand use. He’s instinctive. The guy has the ability to make big plays in big spots. He’s ultra-competitive. He has good instincts. He had good hand use for being an underclassman that we liked.” (Rosenblatt)


ESPN reportert Adam Schefter doesn’t see Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers showing up to training camp on his current deal, and it has nothing to do with money. Instead, Schefter says that it is all about the MVP “engineering his departure” from Green Bay.

“My own opinion is I don’t think we’ll see Aaron Rodgers show up in Green Bay with 3 years left on the contract as it currently stands,” Schefter said on ESPN’s Get Up. “There has to be, I think … some sort of stipulation that makes it clear that the Packers will trade him after the season.”

Schefter adds that QB Jordan Love‘s time is coming, it is only a question of whether it is this season or next. He also believes the Broncos are likely still interested in Rodgers after having previously contacted the Packers about a potential trade on draft night.


  • Per Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vikings DT Michael Pierce‘s calf injury is considered minor and should sideline him for only a couple of weeks. 
  • Vikings CB Jeff Gladney‘s grand jury date for felony domestic assault will now be July 29. (Andrew Krammer)
  • The Vikings didn’t show any interest in free agent pass rusher Melvin Ingram before he signed with the Steelers on Monday. (Darren Wolfson)
  • Falcons’ salary cap and contracts analyst Emily Badis announced on Twitter that she is moving to the Vikings as football administration coordinator. (Seth Walder)

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