NFL Notes: 49ers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Packers, & Titans




  • First-round pick DB Jimmie Ward looks to have a solid hold on the 49ers nickel corner job. (Matt Maiocco)


  • The Chiefs could promote CB Sean Smith into the starting lineup over Ron Parker at some point in the near future. (Adam Teicher)
  • Despite his solid performance on Thursday, TE Travis Kelce is unlikely to replace veteran TE Anthony Fasano in the starting lineup any time soon. (Adam Teicher)
  • Malcolm Bronson could end up winning the Chiefs’ No. 3 safety job if he continues to play as well as he did the other night. (Adam Teicher)



  • Seventh-round pick WR Jeff Janis “absolutely has a chance” to make the team’s final 53-man roster, despite missing some time with shingles. (Rob Demovsky)
  • Packers safeties coach Darren Perry said that both safety positions are up for grabs in training camp, including Morgan Burnett‘s job. (Rob Demovsky)
  • Scott Tolzien is in the midst of a critical month in his NFL career as no longer has any practice-squad eligibility left. The Packers haven’t kept three quarterbacks on the roster since 2008. (Rob Demovsky)


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