NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Dolphins, Lions, & Ravens


  • A defensive coach from another team tells Jason Cole of B/R that the 49ers’ issues right now are that they’re allowing QB Colin Kaepernick to read only half of the field.
  • Cole points out that all four of Kaepernick’s interceptions from this past weekend came while he was trying to make throws on the right side of the field, which is his primary read.


  • Rand Getlin reports that Bears P Pat O’Donnell has a knee sprain and is day-to-day.


Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to a source on Sunday who said that it’s still “really early” for the talk of Dolphins HC Joe Philbin being on the hot seat. However, it’s clear that the Dolphins are not responding to Philbin.

Cole mentions that DC Kevin Coyle remains an issue for Philbin after their defense has struggled mightily to open the year, despite the expectations that came after they landed DT Ndamukong Suh in free agency. With this in mind, Cole suggests that Philbin may need to fire Coyle in order to survive the remainder of the season.


Lions OLB DeAndre Levy said Sunday he is “making good progress” in regards to his injured hip and he has just one last step to take before he’ll be able to return to the field to practice, via

However, Levy admitted that he’s still dealing with some pain in his hip. Levy referred to it as “a small, little irritant right now.”


  • Ravens first-round WR Breshad Perriman aggravated a right knee injury during pregame warm-ups Sunday, according to Jamison Hensley of
  • Perriman reportedly pulled up while trying to run down a deep pass in the end zone, even though he was inactive for Sunday’s game.
  • Perriman spoke briefly with a trainer and Perriman remained on the field and caught passes while standing still.

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