NFL Notes: Broncos, Cowboys, Giants, Packers & Rams


  • Howard Balzer reports that the Broncos brought in P A.J. Hughes for a tryout on Thursday.


  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that there’s a debate within the Cowboys about whether they should get backup QB Tony Romo some game action.
  • According to Cole, Cowboys’ coaches believe the team’s struggles over the past two weeks have had more to do with them playing quality opponents and their inability to get RB Ezekiel Elliott going, as opposed to the play of QB Dak Prescott.
  • Even so, some believe it would still be wise to get Romo some work in case they need him at some point this season.


Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, citing a league source, reports that the NFL is investigating whether the Giants broke the rules during Sunday night’s win over the Cowboys when HC Ben McAdoo was seen on the sidelines using a walkie-talkie to communicate with QB Eli Manning.

The Giants were trying to compensate for the fact that their communication system wasn’t working and McAdoo used a walkie-talkie get the calls to Manning for a few plays.

The Cowboys reportedly filed a formal request with the NFL to investigate the matter.


Packers LB Clay Matthews said that the separated left shoulder he sustained a few weeks ago could require surgery after the season.

“I’ll see a specialist, and he’ll let me know,” Matthews said, via “…Each and every week, we do a little bit more. We’ll see what that means moving forward. I anticipate continuing to come in on the pass-rushing downs and hopefully spelling some of the guys a little bit more. But as I’ve said in weeks prior, I did a number to it, there’s some damage in there. It’ll continue to get stronger and better, but unfortunately until the offseason, it’s not getting 100 percent healthy. I’ll continue, I think, to progress health-wise, strength, range of motion, everything, and hopefully that correlates to more playing time.”


  • Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports that Rams GM Les Snead is aiding the team’s search for a new head coach now that they’ve elected to part ways with Jeff Fisher.
  • However, Snead’s involvement in the process doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to return next year.

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