NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Eagles, Lions, Packers, & Patriots




  • RB Montee Ball is visiting with his doctor Monday in the hope of gaining clearance after he underwent appendectomy surgery two weeks ago. (Mike Klis)


  • HC Chip Kelly told reporters that Alex Henery is the No. 1 kicker, despite the fact that he’s facing competition from Carey Spear. (Zach Berman)



  • If the Packers keep a sixth receiver it’s likely to be Kevin Dorsey given that he can be a solid special teams player. (Rob Demovsky)
  • The Packers could place rookie TE Colt Lyerla on injured reserve if they would like to keep for another year. (Rob Demovsky)
  • There’s a decent chance that fourth-round pick LB Carl Bradford doesn’t make the team. (Rob Demovsky)


  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss projects the Patriots to keep just two tight ends, but seven receivers.
  • WR Josh Boycehasn’t done enough to warrant a spot,” but his future potential could prove to be too much to give up on for the Patriots. (Mike Reiss)
  • Veteran DE Will Smith “hasn’t done much to distinguish himself,” which could lead to him being left off their roster.
  • The injury to DT Sealver Siliga could open the door for recently acquired DL Jerel Worthy to make the team. (Mike Reiss)

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