NFL Notes: Bears, Packers, Titans

     

Bears

  • Dan Wierderer asked Bears HC Matt Nagy how many kickers he would like to carry during the team’s OTAs in two weeks. 
  • Nagy didn’t close the door on keeping four kickers but Wierderer says “the idea seemed to make his skin crawl” and it appears as though Chicago trim the number down to two or three. 

Packers

  • Former NFL physician David Chao writes that while there’s no question Packers first-round pick Rashan Gary can play football, he’s likely to need surgery on his shoulder and it’s “merely a matter of when.
  • Chao mentions that others have played with a brace/harness such as Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence, but others like Ezekiel Ansah have struggled with it. 
  • According to Chao, Bills DE Shaq Lawson had a similar injury back in 2016 and he later aggravated it during offseason workouts and wound up on the PUP list. 
  • The hope for the Packers and Gary, according to Chao, is that he’ll be able to play through it and have the surgery after the 2019 season, which will force him to miss between 4-6 months. 
  • It’s worth mentioning that Gary wore a brace on his shoulder during rookie minicamp.

Titans

  • Mike Klis reports that the Titans are trying out Tennessee-Chattanooga WR Joe Parker IV this week. 

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