NFL Notes: Bears, Chargers, Giants & Seahawks



However, Wright admits Clausen is expected to push Palmer for the job.

Chicago used a sixth-round pick on David Fales, but according to Wright, the Bears are expected to bring him along slowly and have given his reps to Clausen.


  • Chargers OLB Larry English hasn’t seen much practice time during “significant situations,” which could be an indication that he’ll be among the release candidates before the start of the season.

San Diego came away from this year’s draft with second-round pick OLB Jerry Attaochu who could very well replace English in the long run.

Former first-round selection Melvin Ingram is already in position to receive more snaps this season, which further suggests that outside linebacker will be among the Chargers’ deepest positions on defense.

English, 28, is entering the final year of his five-year, $13.55 million rookie contract that included $7.385 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2014 is $1.54 million.

Should the Chargers elect to part ways with English, the stand to gain $1,542,500 in cap space, according to


  • Giants GM Jerry Reese mentioned during a radio interview Monday that they will most likely employ a committee approach to the tight end position this season.

“I think the jury is still out on who the No. 1 tight end is, I think it’ll probably be tight end by committee,” he said while appearing on WFAN this afternoon, via “But there are some really good tight ends, some athletic, big guys who can run and catch the ball.

Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell are a couple of young guys who have been on the squad for a couple of years, but have had some injury stuff going on with them. We expect them to be healthy and to be able to pick up the slack here.

Veteran TEs Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells are expected to get an opportunity to compete for playing time as well during training camp.


  • Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned that they won’t have Percy Harvin participate in three straight days of practices during training camp, via the Tacoma News Tribune.

Harvin is still among the candidates to return punts this season, although he’s competing with S Earl Thomas, CB Richard Sherman and WR Doug Baldwin for the job.

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