NFL Notes: Bengals, Chargers, Cowboys, Packers, & Rams



  • Adam Schefter reports tests showed no structural damage on TE Tyler Eifert‘s neck, but his status for next Sunday is still in doubt.


Chargers HC Mike McCoy said he’s not concerned about his job security, and is instead taking things one day at a time.

“I’m taking this job one day at a time like I do every day,” McCoy said, via “I just keep plugging away every day and put great plans in, week in and week out. And I take it one day at a time here.

McCoy explained that allowing speculation regarding his future to weigh on him would likely have an impact on the team.

There’s only one way I know how to do it, and that’s to just keep fighting,” McCoy said. “Keep doing what you believe in, but don’t be afraid to make a change and adjust to what your players do best. It all starts with us as coaches.

“And when I say that, if we walk into a meeting room with our heads down, or as the head coach of the organization if I start moping around, everyone’s going to start looking at me like, ‘What’s going on here?’ So we have a job to do. We have 16 games, regardless. No one is going to feel sorry for you on Sunday, so you have to keep working your tails off, keep fighting to win every game. And that’s what we’ve done.”


Tony Romo won’t play for the Cowboys again this season, but the team still sees him as their quarterback of the future.

Romo is signed through the 2019 season, and HC Jason Garrett says as long as Romo is healthy, he will be the Cowboys’ quarterback:

“We think Tony has a lot of football left in him,” Garrett said, via Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram. Unfortunate for him, the collarbone was broken a couple of times this year. We do think that’s an injury that will heal. We do think the back injury has gotten better and better over time. He’s more able to handle the work day to day and the work week to week. I think that’s improved. We do think the collarbone will heal, and he’s got a lot of football ahead of him.” (Charean Williams)


  • Packers TE Andrew Quarless received one year of probation and a fine from a Florida court.
  • The charges stemmed from Quarless’ firing a gun in public on July 4 in Miami.
  • Rob Demovsky notes Quarless could face discipline from the NFL because of the ruling.


  • Jim Thomas reports Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Rams owner Stan Kroenke met for the first time, face-to-face, on Monday.
  • Thomas says the meeting could be a way for Kroenke to get an update on the plan for a new stadium in St. Louis.
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