NFL Notes: Bears, Jets, Raiders



Bears free agent acquisition WR Markus Wheaton believes the team’s receiving corps is being underrated.

“I think we definitely are underrated,” Wheaton said, via CSN Chicago. “We’ve come in and worked to get to where we wanna be. We will get there, and it’ll show up on the field.

Wheaton is coming off of a offseason shoulder surgery, but he says there’s really no time to be hesitant physically.

“I really don’t think there’s time for that. When you’re ready to go, you just go,” Wheaton said. “You come in, you work, you rehab. And for me personally I had to rehab a lot to get back to where I wanted to be. There’s a level I want to be at. I’ve been just working to get there, so there’s no time for that.


Jets CB Morris Claiborne mentioned that first-round S Jamaal Adams has been “unbelievable” and “playing lights out” for them up to this point.

“The things he has done so far? He’s unbelievable,” Claiborne said, via “He’s been out here playing lights out. Picking up the defense, checking to different things, knowing what he wants to check to. He’s having fun doing it, too. His spirit is awesome. He’s having fun doing what he knows how to do, and that’s football. I can’t be more impressed with a young guy coming into the league, and, especially playing on that backend, doing the things he’s done so far.


Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie explained that it was no surprise to them that Derek Carr was going to be a great quarterback.

“I’ll tell you what, from the outset when we drafted him, before he got here, we were extremely excited that he was still sitting there at 36,” McKenzie said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “Let’s put that out there right now. The rookie minicamp, I think my son could have figured that one out, ‘Man, he can throw, daddy.’

“It was easy to see early. We knew the type of person we were getting in the draft process. Put it together and it was pretty [clear] early. Very early.

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