NFC Notes: Giants, Lions, Redskins


Giants WR Odell Bechkam Jr mentioned that their receiving corps is going to cause “a lot of trouble” for opposing defenses this year.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what teams are going to do this year. I think it’s going to be a lot of trouble,” Beckham said, via James Kratch of “Especially young Shep, I know he’s ready. I know the other receivers in that room, TK (Tavarres King), are ready and our defense is going to be very solid as well. So I’m looking forward to this year.”


Lions fifth-round QB Brad Kaaya explained that he’s just focused on trying to learn the team’s offensive system right now and make incremental progress.

“I haven’t had much time to reflect, to be honest, man,” Kaaya said when asked what he’s most proud of after his first couple months in the NFL, via “I’ve just been trying to get through each day and learn each install.

So far, for me, my biggest thing is to be able to look back at the end of each day and say that I corrected one thing or got better at one thing each day.

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell admitted that it’s not an easy position to step in and pick things up right away.

“It’s a difficult position to play,” Caldwell said. “It’s not one where you come in and you’re going to be lights out. Not in our system because of the fact that we haven’t necessarily dumbed it down and it’s complex. There’s a lot of growth to it.

“There’s a lot of ground to cover within it, but I do think that (Kaaya) has all of the things that you’re looking for. He has the temperament. He has the intellect. He has the drive and desire. He has the personality for it. He also has the arm talent and so, he has all those things in place.


  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes there’s an 80-percent chance of the Redskins working out a long-term extension with franchise QB Kirk Cousins before the July 17 deadline.
  • According to La Canfora, “the sides have come too far and been through too much not to see this through” and he doesn’t see things falling apart at this point, given that there’s “too much at stake for both sides.”

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