NFL Notes: Eagles, Panthers, Patriots, & Titans


Eagles HC Chip Kelly mentioned that they plan to get veteran RB Darren Sproles even more involved in the team’s offense this year.

It’s year two for him, so I think he feels really comfortable in terms of what our running backs are doing,” Kelly said, via “So we are just kind of cross-training him like we do some other guys in terms of how do we get our best players on the field and put them in different situations.

According to Kelly, Sproles could even line up at receiver this season.

“We’re just trying to get more stuff for me to do,” Sproles said. “We’re going to get me out wide and stuff like that.


  • According to David Newton, Panthers LT Michael Oher has struggled against the speed rush in practice. However, HC Ron Rivera said that Oher has held up much better in team drills, particularly against the run.
  • Carolina has been pleased with the progress of Nate Chandler and Amini Silatolu as the backup.
  • Newtom mentions that undrafted WR Damiere Byrd has stood out in practice thus far, but it’s still hard to envision him making the 53-man roster.



  • Jim Wyatt writes that second-year RB Bishop Sankey has stood out the most during training camp, as he looks more decisive, and confident running the football.
  • Wyatt mentions that the jury is still out on fifth-round RB David Cobb.
  • In the end, Wyatt mentions that rookie WR Tre McBride will likely need to convince the Titans to keep six receivers for him to make the team, given that Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, Justin
  • Hunter, Hakeem Nicks and Dorial Green-Beckman are likely to be the team’s top-five receivers.
  • Wyatt doesn’t see the Titans bringing back RB Chris Johnson.

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