NFL Notes: Bears, Buccaneers, Giants & Redskins



Former Bears S Antrel Rolle pointed to what he feels are poor practice field conditions as one of the main reason for the injuries he deal with during his first and only year in Chicago.

“Obviously my ankle was taped up to the max,” Rolle said of his injured ankle, via Pro Football Talk. “There was so much tape on my ankle where it could barely move. There were a lot of restrictions. I was just pretty much shuffling. I wasn’t even running. I was just shuffling. And I just tried to change direction and I slipped on the surfaces. . . .

“Yeah, I think the surface had a whole lot to do with it. Ya know, it happens man. … The facilities are good in Chicago. The fields are just not as good. I don’t know the reason behind it. I’m a down south guy. I don’t know the soil level or how the maintenance and the upkeep works in the Chicago area. But, yeah, it’s really hard to maintain and just be stable under those conditions. I’m sure that they’ll try to work and fix it.

“I always knew that Soldier Field was bad. I just never knew that the facilities were just as bad.


  • Buccaneers GM Jason Licht told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the team didn’t receive any calls for QB Mike Glennon on day three of the draft.


  • Giants GM Jerry Reese said the team will “investigate” free agent S Antrel Rolle and “see where he fits in.” (Paul Schwartz)


Redskins GM Scot McCloughan told reporters on Monday that even though they released CB Chris Culliver, he wouldn’t rule out re-signing him down the road

“It was just the numbers and what we have going now,” McCloughan said, via John Keim of ESPN. “Norman came out of nowhere; boom, falls in our lap. Breeland I really respect. So we have numbers. The door is not closed. He can test the market and see what happens and hopefully he gets what he wants.”

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