NFC Notes: Giants, Lions, Packers, Vikings



New Giants RB Jonathan Stewart said has “a lot left” in him and he wants to prove he can still be a successful running back in the NFL.

I’ve got a lot left,’’ Stewart said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “The only reason why I would be playing is if I knew I could play and I know I can play, Dave knows I can play — there is a lot that I feel I want to prove and writing my own story as far as how things shape up moving forward for me.’’

  • Giants DT Robert Thomas officially signed his exclusive rights free agent tender on Thursday.


  • New Lions LB Christian Jones said the Bears were interested in re-signing him and other teams interested as well, but he decided to sign with Detroit because it was a good fit for him: “It’s a place where I can flourish.” (Kyle Meinke)


Former Packers WR James Jones, who first reported that Jordy Nelson was signing with the Raiders, tells Tom Silverstein of that Green Bay really low-balled Nelson before releasing him.

“I’m not going to say what they offered him, but they really, really low-balled him,” Jones said. “It wasn’t even anything you would consider. Even with all that, he was still considering taking it.”

  • Although the Packers have yet to sign a cornerback in free agency up to this point, Rob Demovsky of ESPN mentions that the team has been active in the open market and were in discussions with CB Bashaud Breeland before he signed with the Panthers.


  • Mike McCartney, the agent for Kirk Cousins, said he “had intentions to potentially consider a second visit” with another team, but Tuesday was a mad scramble for other teams to fill their quarterback positions. “It wasn’t necessary at that point,” McCartney said of Cousins taking another visit. (Ben Goessling)
  • According to McCartney, another team offered a better deal than the three-year, $84 million contract Cousins signed with the Vikings: “We didn’t take the best offer. … Not even close.” (Chad Graff)