NFL Notes: Chargers, Cowboys, Patriots & Redskins



  • Chargers HC Mike McCoy said OT D.J. Fluker’s (right foot) MRI “came out negative,” which is a positive sign for him moving forward. (Michael Gehlken)
  • McCoy did not, however, offer any timetable for Flucker, and instead said that he’ll have more regarding the team’s injury report next week.


Cowboys OL Ronald Leary, who has reportedly been on the trade block for months, says that he’s staying positive as the season.

“I’ve been cool. I just focus on me,” Leary said, via the Star-Telegram. “It’s only so much you can control and I just control what I can control and that’s playing football. All the trade talks that have been going on for a while now,. We’ll see if something happens. But I’m always going to stay positive. I’m not going to get down because I’m a real confident guy in my game and everything.”

Leary did, however, make it clear that he wants an opportunity to start

I hope so. I want to start,” Leary said. “I know I’m a starter in the league, I’ve said it plenty of times and other people have said it, so it’s true. It’s not just me talking.

“I hope so. I just pray about it and let it go. I can’t sit there and wrack my mind about it every day, it’ll drive you crazy. You end up being miserable, and I’m not going to let that happen.


  • Mike Reiss expects the Patriots to explore the free agent and trade markets for running back help in the coming weeks now that Dion Lewis is undergoing another knee surgery and they cut veteran Donald Brown on Tuesday.
  • Reiss mentions Fred Jackson and Roy Helu as some available free agents who could be considered.
  • As for a potential trade target, Reiss tosses out Titans former second-round pick Bishop Sankey, who could be the odd-man out in Tennessee.


Redskins HC Jay Gruden said that first-round WR Josh Doctson is expected to be ready for the start of the season and could even see some time in their preseason finale.

“I have total expectation that he’ll be ready Week 1, possibly the 4th preseason game,” Gruden said, per Master Tesfatsion.

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